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New housing minister imminent as Gavin Barwell loses seat

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Conservative housing minister Gavin Barwell has lost his seat to Labour.

Barwell previously held the Croydon Central seat, which was won by Labour candidate Sarah Jones.

He was elected as an MP in May 2010 with a majority of just 165.

He was beaten last night by 6,652 votes.

Barwell held the role of housing minister since Theresa May became Prime Minister last summer.

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