Vince Cable lost his Twickenham seat to Conservative Tania Mathias after another collapse in a former Lib Dem stronghold.
Tania Mathias dramatically won Vince Cable’s once safe Liberal Democrat Twickenham seat in one of the closest fights in the constituency for almost 90 years.
Mr Cable was close to tears as he sacrificed a majority of over 12,000 on a shocking night for the Liberal Democrats across the country.
The last time it was this close in Twickenham was 1929 when the Conservatives won by only 503 votes.
Conservative win, majority 2,017 (+5,237)
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