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Opposition: The only Labour MP in the Thames Valley

Time for a look at the opposition in the Thames Valley area following the General Election. Labour's target seats failed to materialise, and the Lib-Dems also failed to make any gains.

We speak to Andrew Smith the returning MP for Oxford East. He is a Labour politician who has increased his majority, but stands a lone figure with the majority of the Thames Valley returning Tory MPs. Cary Johnston reports.

Post election what next for the Lib Dems in the South?

It was an incredible night for the Tories in the Meridian West area, with the party taking four seats from the Lib Dems and one from Labour.

The Tory heartland is now bluer than ever - Labour hold just two seats, the Greens - just one.

However, the most noticeable difference is that there is no longer any Liberal Democrat presence in the region after a crushing defeat at the polls for the party.

The biggest surprises came at two of their safest constituencies. Recently elected Mike Thornton was ousted by the Tories, and Sussex MP Norman Baker was forced out of his seat after more than 18 years in post. Richard Slee has our report.


Fall of Farage

Not only did Nigel Farage lose his bid to become MP for South Thanet, he resigned as leader of UKIP following the declaration. Derek Johnson speaks to Mr Farage and Craig Mackinlay.

A look at the election in the Meridian West area

The political picture in the Meridian West area is a blanket of blue. The Tories have triumphed in the General Election of 2015 and the Liberal Democrats have been wiped out in the South.

A familiar face is among the new intake at Westminster - there was victory for the former leader of Southampton City Council, Royston Smith. The Conservative politician once wrestled a gunman on board a submarine. He has now beaten his Labour rival to become the new MP for Southampton Itchen. Sally Simmonds reports.

UKIP's disappointment

UKIP clocked up millions of votes, but were left with just ONE MP in the whole country - despite coming second in twelve constituencies in Kent, Essex, and Sussex. Nashreen Issa has this round-up.


Meridian Election report: The Thames Valley decides

David Cameron at his Witney count last night Credit: PA

It may have been billed as the most unpredictable General Election in a generation, but HERE, in the end, it was rather straightforward.

The Thames Valley remains exactly as it was- a sea of blue, with a solitary splash of red in Oxford.

Rachel Hepworth has the story of the night's big winners.

Your new MPs in the Meridian West area

An alphabetical guide to your new and returning MPs in the Meridian West areas of Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

Your MPs in Essex, Kent & East Sussex

An alphabetical guide to your new and returning MPs in the Meridian East areas of Essex, Kent and Sussex.

Your new MPs in north Hampshire and the Thames Valley

An alphabetical guide to your new and returning MPs in the Thames Valley.

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