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The demise of the big beasts

Parliament has bid farewell to some of its greatest members

By Josh Lowe & Dipo Faloyin  

Vince Cable looked crushed as he lost his Twickenham seat. © Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This remarkable election has seen the end of several legendary parliamentary careers, and the disappointment of some key challengers. Harsh, brutal and surprising—that’s politics, eh?

Here are five top figures who’ve had to say goodbye to the commons:

Danny Alexander

A few short weeks ago, Danny Alexander was one of the four most powerful men in the country—part of the…

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