Election 2015 England

Conservative Party takes lion's share of Hampshire seats

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Media captionConservative Mims Davies won Eastleigh from the Lib Dems

The Conservatives hold all but one seat in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight after making gains from Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

Eastleigh, which has been a Liberal Democrat seat since 1994, was won by Tory Mims Davies. They also took the Lib Dems' seat in Portsmouth South.

Tory Royston Smith beat Labour's Rowenna Davis in Southampton Itchen.

Gerald Vernon-Jackson, who stood in Portsmouth South, lost to Conservative Flick Drummond.

He said: "Of course I am disappointed. It has been a very poor night for the Lib Dems around the country."

When asked what lost it for him, he said "going in to coalition with the Tories" which had caused "enormous political harm".

The Tories have held Fareham, New Forest East and West, Havant, Aldershot, Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Hampshire North East and West, Romsey and Southampton North and Gosport.

Image caption Defeated Lib Dem candidate Gerald Vernon-Jackson said joining a coalition with the Tories had cost his party
Image caption Penny Mordaunt held Portsmouth North

Royston Smith took Southampton Itchen from Labour with a majority of 2,124. Andrew Turner held on to the Isle of Wight with an increased majority on 2010.

While Penny Mordaunt was re-elected MP for Portsmouth North for the Tories.

Winchester has a Conservative hold with Steve Brine retaining the seat. Damian Hinds also held on to Hampshire East with a majority of 25,147.

Ranil Jayawardena held Hampshire North East for the Conservatives, taking over from James Arbuthnot.

The Conservative winner refused to shake hands with UKIP's Robert Blay following an alleged shooting threat.

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Media captionRanil Jayawardena refuses to shake Robert Blay's hand

George Hollingbery held on to the Tory seat in Meon Valley.

There was a red blob in a sea of blue as Alan Whitehead, Labour's candidate for Southampton Test held his seat.

The UKIP vote across the county has increased since the last general election, as the party came second in Fareham, Isle of Wight, New Forest East and West, Havant and Gosport.

The Lib Dems lost large proportions of their votes, as much as 26% in some areas.

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