Conservative Oliver Letwin has retained his seat in West Dorset which he has held since 1997.
Running in his fifth General Election, Letwin beat fellow candidates to the post, including Liberal Democrat Ros Kayes, Labour’s Rachel Rogers, UKIP’s David Glossop and Peter Barton of the Green Party.
Letwin was the Minister for Government Policy in the cabinet office in 2010.
Tories count was 28,329
Liberal Democrats count was 12199
Labour count was 5633
UKIP count was 7055
Greens count was 3242
West Dorset has only ever elected Conservative MPs since it was created in 1885. The area includes the county town of Dorset, Dorchester and the towns of Bridport, Lyme Regis, Beaminster and Sherborne.