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General Election: Nervous days ahead for London Labour MPs after shock announcement

London Labour MPs elected just two years ago were today wondering if their Parliamentary careers are about to come to a crashing halt.

Rupa Huq MP for Ealing Central and Acton, joins her newly elected Labour colleagues for a photocall in May 2015 Credit: PA

The party's poor showing in the opinion polls suggests a number of MPs in marginal seats are at risk following Theresa May's snap election call.

Four Labour MPs who took seats from the Tories in 2015 with majorities of less than 1,500 are especially vulnerable.

Wes Streeting MP for Ilford North Credit: PA

Rupa Huq (Ealing Central & Acton) is most at risk, defending a majority of just 274, closely followed by Ruth Cadbury (Brentford & Isleworth), Wes Streeting (Ilford North) and Joan Ryan (Enfield North).

The June 8th general election could also set the stage for an unexpected political comeback by veteran Liberal Democrat MPs who lost in 2015.

Lib Dem heavyweights Sir Simon Hughes, Sir Vince Cable and Ed Davey have all been re-selected to fight seats they lost at the last election.

Ex-Business Secretary has the best chance in Twickenham where newly elected Tory Tania Mathias defends a majority of 2,017.

Former Energy Secretary Ed Davey will be hoping to recapture Kingston & Surbiton where Conservative James Berry has a majority of 2,834.

Both will take encouragement from the Richmond Park by-election in 2016 where Lib Dem Sarah Olney ousted Zac Goldsmith after running an anti-Brexit campaign.

Sir Simon faces a tougher challenge in Bermondsey and Old Southwark where Labour's Neil Coyle defends a majority of 4,489.

Both Lib Dem challengers and sitting Labour MPs will hope the Tories' commanding lead in the polls will be offset by Londoners' support the EU. Almost 60% of London voters backed the Remain campaign in the 2016 referendum.