Ed Davey loses seat as Tories surge to power
Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has lost his seat in an election that has seen the loss of several high profile MPs with influence over energy and environment policy.Davey lost his Kingston and Surbiton seat to Conservative James Berry by 2,834 votes. He was credited with supporting renewable energy, in particular sheltering onshore wind from attempts by the Tory
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