Gavin Barwell loses his seat… but who could replace him?

Election 2017 logoHousing and planning minister Gavin Barwell has lost his seat after Labour made considerable gains the General Election. The MP for Croydon Central received 42.4% of the vote, against Labour’s Sarah Jones who received 52.3%. Barwell has held the seat since 2010, though with a majority of just 165 votes in 2015. The results of a hung parliament make it unclear who could succeed him, which will depend on which party or parties form a government. The question for the sector will be whether it means a turnaround on the inclusive