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These are all the MPs who could be unseated by students next May

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New analysis claims Nick Clegg is among three senior Liberal Democrat MPs who could lose their seat at the next election due to a swing in the student vote.

Analysis by Professor Stephen D Fisher of Trinity College, Oxford, for the Higher Education Policy Institute claims that the outcome in 12 constituencies could be determined by students in May.

Given the likelihood of a close election in 2015... that means students could wield sufficient electoral power to influence the Parliamentary arithmetic and even which party or parties form the government.

  • Higher Education Policy Institute

Lib Dems who could lose their seats

Party leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam

Justice minister Simon Hughes in Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Energy secretary Ed Davey in Kingston and Surbiton

John Leech in Manchester Withington

Simon Wright in Norwich South


Mike Hancock (formerly a Lib Dem) in Portsmouth South


Tories who could lose their seats

Education secretary Nicky Morgan in Loughborough

Matthew Offord in Hendon

Eric Ollerenshaw in Lancaster & Fleetwood

Karl McCartney in Lincoln

Oliver Colvile in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Simon Kirby in Brighton Kemptown


The Lib Dem student vote has slumped dramatically since 2010 due to the party reneging on a promise to campaign for an end to tuition fees and instead backing the introduction of the new fees regime of up to £9,000 a year.



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