Meet the GPs heading for parliament after general election

Four GPs will take their place in the House of Commons for the next parliament, up one from the 2010 general election.

Westminster: Four GPs won seats in parliament at the 2015 general election (Photo: Robin Hammond)
Westminster: Four GPs won seats in parliament at the 2015 general election (Photo: Robin Hammond)

The Conservative trio of Totnes MP Dr Sarah Wollaston, North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox and Bracknell MP Dr Phillip Lee all held their seats.

They will be joined in the next parliament by a further Conservative, Dr James Davies, who won a narrow 0.7% majority to oust Labour in the Vale of Clywd seat, in north-east Wales.

GPs elected to parliament

Dr Sarah Wollaston - elected

Constituency: Totnes, Devon. Conservatives hold seat with 39% majority.

Dr Wollaston became an MP in 2010 after being selected as a candidate by local voters in the UK’s first ‘open primary’. Since 2014 she has chaired the influential House of Commons health select committee.

Dr Liam Fox - elected

Constituency: North Somerset. Conservatives hold seat with 39% majority.

Now a backbencher, Dr Fox has been an MP since 1992. He was defence secretary for a year after the last general election, and is a former shadow health secretary.

Dr Phillip Lee - elected

Constituency: Bracknell,Berkshire. Conservatives hold seat with 39% majority.

Dr Lee stood for election in Blaenau Gwent, Wales, in 2005 before winning in Bracknell in 2010. He holds a number of posts on all-party parliamentary groups.

Dr James Davies - elected

Constituency: Vale of Clywd, Wales. Conservatives take seat from Labour with 0.7% majority

A councillor in Prestatyn for nine years, Dr Davies remains a practising GP. Born and raised locally, he has pledged to make tackling soaring unemployment his top priority.

GPs defeated in 2015 election

Dr Luke Evans - defeated

Constituency: Edgbaston, Birmingham. Labour holds seat with 7% majority

Dr Mark Hayes - defeated

Constituency: Selby and Ainsty - defeated, Conservative hold seat with 26% majority

Dr Jonathan Munday - defeated

Constituency: Wellingborough - defeated, Conservatives hold seat with 33% majority

National Health Action Party

Dr Louise Irvine - defeated

Constituency: South West Surrey - defeated, Conservatives hold seat with 50% majority

Dr Bob Gill - defeated

Constituency: Old Bexley and Sidcup - defeated, Conservatives hold seat with 34% majority

Dr Helen Salisbury - defeated

Constituency: Oxford West and Abingdon - defeated, Conservatives hold seat with 17% majority

Dr Paul Hobday - defeated

Constituency: Maidstone and the Weald - defeated, Conservatives hold seat with 21% majority

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