The general election brought about a mixed back of results - not least for the Prime Minister, who might be about to enter into her own 'coalition of chaos' after all.
A helpful summary
Despite the fact that Tim Farron's party went from nine MPs to 12, including Vince Cable returning to his old Twickenham beat, 8 June can't really be considered a major win for the Lib Dems.
Mulholland, who had been the Leeds North West MP since 2005, is also the first MP to play rugby for Great Britain - "part of the 20 man GB side who defeated Australia in the over 35s international in Warrington (at 43)" - and is chair of the British Pub Confederation.
Losing his seat was presumably a tough reality to process, but fortunately his children were there for him the day after the election.
The post brought a heartwarmingly human element to the night of change, and went down a treat online.
Some clever Yorkshiremen even took the opportunity to headhunt him...
As one sage of our times put it: