Right at the outset of
the election, we were told Workington Man - a rugby league-loving leave voter - would be crucial to the outcome.
He was someone the
Conservatives needed to nab from Labour. And it seems the Tories did win over
more than enough Workington men (as well as some women of course).
In the end, they
comfortably took a seat they'd only previously held for three out of the last
100 years, removing Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, Sue Hayman.
MP Mark Jenkinson is pretty much the model of the Workington man they had to
appeal to, so he probably knew a thing or two about how to reach them.
Add in the Tory victory
in Barrow, and Labour are left without a single seat in Cumbria. Lib Dem Tim
Farron's Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency is now the only part of the
county that isn't true blue.
As in the rest of the North, the Get Brexit Done message seems to have cut through, with Jeremy Corbyn also deeply unpopular on the doorstep.
There's a test ahead though. Brexit could pose problems for the county's industry, and its agriculture. The tourist trade relies on migrant labour. The Conservatives will need to consider these factors as they work out what getting Brexit done actually means.
And their new and old constituents will also expect the party to make good on promises to invest more in the North.
But the county could also get money and powers passed on from London in a renewed push for devolution. They will come with strings attached though - the need to have an election for a Cumbria-wide mayor.
Another poll on last night's showing the Conservatives would hope to win.