Election losers: 5 figures with environmental roles who lost their seats

As election night wore on, a series of senior politicians with environmental roles lost their seats. Here's what you need to know about the key casualties of general election night.

Mary Creagh 

Labour, Wakefield

Mary Creagh’s Wakefield seat was a clear target for the Conservative Party, who had sought to capitalise on the constituency’s Brexit-leaning voters.

As a well-regarded chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, Creagh had repeatedly pressed the government to plug gaps in the UK's environmental protections after Brexit. Recent reports from the committee also accused the government of stalling on action to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals in homes and called on the government to make fashion retailers take responsibility for the waste they create. 

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