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Political expert: "Even the Conservatives will be surprised to have secured a majority"

David Cameron poses outside number 10 Downing Street earlier today. Credit: PA

A Political theorist from the University of East Anglia says that even the Conservatives will be surprised after the party secured a shock majority.

Many polls has predicted that it would be a tight run thing between Labour and the Tories, but it didn't turn out that way as David Cameron returned to number 10.

Professor Alan Finlayson says that Mr Cameron will be pleased to now be in charge of a majority government, but added that he could still face difficulty passing through bills in parliament.

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"It's going to be a surprise, even for the Conservatives.

They were hoping to hold steady and they've actually increased their seats.

That said, it's going to be a very small majority and there's still going to be quite a lot of tension and difficulty in parliament."

– Professor Alan Finlayson

Iain Stewart hails Conservative economic plan following Milton Keynes South triumph

Conservative MP Iain Stewart says that he's delighted to have retained his seat in Milton Keynes South.

Mr Stewart recorded a majority of more than 8,000 over his nearest challenger.

He now says that he's focussed on carrying on the job that he started, and added that the Conservative's economic plan played a key part in securing the result.

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"What it boiled down to was that we're on the right track economically and people wanted to stick with that.

Going forward, Milton Keynes is such a dynamic place and I hope to continue my work."

– Iain Stewart

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Brandon Lewis vows to "repay faith shown in him" by the people of Great Yarmouth

Brandon Lewis shares a joke at today's count. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Conservative MP Brandon Lewis says that he can't wait to "repay the faith" shown in him after he increased his majority in the town by nearly 2,000.

Mr Lewis comfortably held off competition from Labour and UKIP to retain his seat and secure another term.

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"I am really grateful that people put their trust in in me and increased their vote.

I will now work hard for Great Yarmouth to ensure that I repay that faith and trust that they've put in me."

– Brandon Lewis

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