Legal political aspirants fall by wayside in election

The potential parliamentary candidates (PPCs) highlighted in The Lawyer (19 April) may be going back to their day jobs after all six failed to win seats.

Serena Tierney, consultant for Wragge & Co and Liberal Democrat PPC for West Sussex, lost to the Conservatives. Fellow Liberal Democrat for Holborn and St Pancras and barrister at One Essex Court Joanna Shaw was beaten by Labour.

Hamish ­Sandison, a partner Field Fisher Waterhouse and Labour PPC for ­Monmouth, and Bambous Charalambous, in-house lawyer for Hackney ­Council and Labour PPC for Enfield Southgate, both lost to the Conservatives.

Donald Cameron, advocate for Murray Stable and Conservative PPC for Ross, Skye & Lochaber, was beaten by the Liberal Democrats, while Jeremy Brier, a barrister at Essex Court Chambers and ­Conservative PPC for Luton North, lost to Labour.