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A new Parliament; a new cabinet; and new MPs across the Meridian region.
With the clock about to start ticking on Brexit, and with the Conservatives in chaos, a look back on the campaign that promised so much for the Tories - and left them reeling ... even though they won.
- Alan Whitehead MP, Southampton Test - Labour
- Layla Moran MP, Oxford West & Abingdon - Lib Dem
- Tim Loughton MP, East Worthing & Shoreham - Con
.... debate the result that took so many by surprise, and look ahead at a difficult few months ahead.
Don't be ridiculous!
The response of Tim Loughton, the former children's minister and Sussex MP, when we asked what his message would have been to Theresa May during the campaign, about the so-called 'dementia tax'. It was a point in the campaign that proved a turning point in so many constituencies, and saw some Conservative MPs lose their seats.
Tim Farron has quit as Liberal Democrat leader less than a week after the General Election after facing scrutiny over his Christian views.
The 47-year-old, who succeeded Nick Clegg in the wake of the party's shocking 2015 election results, stood down hours after the party's senior frontbench spokesman Lord Paddick quit in protest at Mr Farron's views.
The few gains the Lib Dems made last week - such as Eastbourne and Oxford West and Abingdon - masked the real disappointment the party felt at their result, writes political correspondent Phil Hornby.
At their Brighton conference last autumn, confidence was sky-high: their strategy to appeal to the 48 per cent who voted Remain looked to them like a surefire and quick route tor recovery. It didn't happen.
Brexit didn't get much of a look-in during the campaign. Indeed Stephen Lloyd only won his Eastbourne seat by distancing himself from Farron's EU policy.
But there are other reasons too. Lib Dems say voter reaction to Farron's initially equivocal answers during the campaign to questions about gay sex was hostile and long-lasting. It seems he was enormously damaged.
Brits, it seems, don't like to mix politics with religion. It is significant that the event which seemed to lead to tonight's announcement was the resignation of Brian Paddick, the gay former senior Met policeman. So there will be a leadership contest in the Lib Dems - and more importantly for them, a real debate about what their future should be in a political system which seems to be moving back to the traditional 2-party Con v Lab fight.
The election may be over - this one, at least - and today MPs from the South East - old and new - were in Westminster.
Some were clearing their desks, while others were finding their way around Parliament. Sir Julian Brazier talks about losing his Canterbury seat, and the way forward.
The election may be over - this one, at least - and today MPs from the South - old and new - were in Westminster.
Some were clearing their desks - others were finding their way around Parliament for the first time.
The new Labour MP for Oxford East, Anneliese Dodds, is looking forward to getting her office up and running in Westminster. She said Andrew Smith, who held the seat for thirty years, was a hard act to follow.
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David Lidington has been appointed Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary in a reshuffle of the cabinet.
It was also announced that Alun Cairns has kept his job as Secretary of State for Wales.
Mims Davies swore her allegiance to Theresa May after winning her Eastleigh seat with an increased majority.
The Conservatives regained the Hampshire seat with 28,889 votes to the Liberal Democrats' 14,710, the latter squeezed by a resurgent support for Labour who got 11,454.
The UKIP vote was massively reduced to 1,477 while the Greens finished fifth with 750.
Rachel Hepworth reports:
Rachel spoke to Mims Davies, the Liberal Democrat candidate Mike Thornton, and UKIP's Malcolm Jones.