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Greg Mulholland becomes region's second Lib Dem to lose seat

Greg Mulholland has lost his seat Credit: PA

Liberal Democrat Greg Mulholland has lost the Leeds North West seat to Labour.

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Mr Mulholland is the second Lib Dem to lose his seat in our region after former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was also ousted by Labour in Sheffield Hallam.

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