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Thursday 29 September 2016
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Labour's ministerial health team savaged by voters

The entire Labour health ministerial team, with the exception of Health Secretary Andy Burnham, has been voted out of office.

The Tories ousted three ministers and one ex-minister from their constituency seats:

  • Ann Keen, a former health minister, lost her Brentford and Isleworth seat to Mary Macleod by 2,000 votes
  • Health Minister Mike O'Brien (pictured) was beaten by Dan Byles in Warwickshire North by 54 votes
  • Phil Hope, the Care Services Minister, lost his Corby seat to Louise Bagshawe by almost 2,000 votes
  • Gillian Merron, the Public Health Minister, lost her Lincoln seat to Karl McCartney by around 1,000 votes.

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"Yes, and it's only a pity that Andy Burnham didn't go also" – Marie, Lancs