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.