Legal political aspirants fall by wayside in election

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  • The list above does not include Robert Grierson, who stood for the BNP in Sutton Coldfield

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  • The list also omits Jamie Hanley (a partner in Morrish solicitors of Leeds), who failed to hold the Pudsey Constituency for Labour. With all of these guys failing to win the backing of the electorate, the public must think that to be both a lawyer and a politician is the ultimate damnation!

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  • On the up side for the lawyers, Chuka Umunna of Rochman Landau held on to Streatham for Labour. Joanne Cash of One Brick Court had less luck for the Tories in Westminster North.

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  • The excellent Stephen Phillips won in Sleaford.

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  • Thank you for reminding us Stephen.

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  • Mark Reckless, a former solicitor at Herbert Smith, won for the Conservatives in Rochester and Strood.

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  • Graeme Quar principal of Graeme Quar & Co., Fareham, standing as an independent in the Meon Valley constituency polled 134 votes against George Hollingbery's 28,818 !

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