In the lead up to the election, there was talk of a 'youthquake' unseating Boris Johnson in his constituency of Uxbridge and Ruislip South. The seat was created in 2010 and when it was handed over to Johnson for the 2015 election, it was safe Tory territory. In 2017 though, the now prime minister's majority was cut dramatically from 11 thousand to 5 thousand, leading to hopes in some quarters of Labour managing to grab the seat from under him. In the end though, Labour's disastrous election night
was also reflected in Uxbridge and Ruislip South, where Johnson actually managed to increase his share of the vote by 1.8 points, increasing his majority to 7 thousand.
The same can not be said for Jeremy Corbyn. While he won his safe seat of Islington North, he endured an 8.7 point decrease in the vote share compared to 2017. Bad enough, but nothing compared to the situation for Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson in the constituency of East Dunbartonshire. There, a fall of 3.8 points meant she lost her seat to the SNP - by a margin of just 149 votes.