The Mid Dorset and North Poole seat has gone to Michael Tomlinson of the Conservative party.
This constituency has been a Liberal Democrat seat since 2001, when Annette Brooke claimed it from Conservative Christopher Fraser.
Vikki Slade, this year’s Lib Dem candidate, was fighting to keep it as the only non-Tory seat in Dorset. However the Tories have prevailed, turning another Dorset constituency blue.
Following the announcement, Tomlinson thanked the people of Mid Dorset and North Poole for “putting their faith” in him and vowed that he would “work tirelessly” on their behalf.
Our reporter Jason Lewis is at the Lighthouse in Poole and says that Slade is “devastated”.
Vikki Slade left "devastated" and unsure where to go next after the result here in Mid Dorset and North Poole @YourElection15
— Jason Lewis (@_JasonLewis) May 8, 2015
The final count:
Michael Tomlinson for Conservatives: 23,639
Vikki Slade for Liberal Democrats: 13,109
Adrian Oliver for Green Party: 1,321