After the tragic Lib Dem losses it is certain that the faces we will see in the Commons in the next governemnt will be very different to those we have seen over the previous one.
Conservatives hold Dorset South, with Richard Drax returning to Parliament.
Conservative candidate Christopher Chope holds south coast constituency, Christchurch; a safe seat for the Tories since 1983.
Three senior Lib Dem MPs have all lost their seats in tonight’s election, further ensuring that it has been a terrible night for the party.
Liberal Democrat candidate for Dorset West, Ros Kayes, will tonight call for Nick Clegg to step down as party leader.