The MP for Monmouthshire Glyn Davies said he isn't surprised by the strength of community spirit that April's disappearance has created.
He said: "It felt as if the whole town turned out as well as people from outside ... Everybody here knows people who know April Jones."
ITV News' correspondent Geraint Vincent asked him how the search effort has evolved in the past hours since April was reported missing:
Detectives investigating the abduction of April Jones have until this afternoon to charge or release murder suspect Mark Bridger.
New photographs of missing five-year-old April Jones have been released by her family, as the search for her continues.
Police have been granted an additional 24 hours to question April Jones murder suspect Mark Bridger.