Linda Gilroy loses her seat

The South west's wave of support for the Tories swept across Plymouth too this election.

A large turnout held up results at Plymouth Guildhall and it was daylight before the third and final seat was announced.

The wait brought a disappointing result for Labour's Linda Gilroy, who lost her Sutton and Devonport seat to Conservative Oliver Colvile.

Oliver Colvile

Mrs Gilroy had held the seat for 13 years but was beaten by over 1000 votes.

Linda Gilroy

Conservative Gary Streeter won the South West Devon seat with double the amount of votes of any other party. There was however a significant rise in support for the Liberal Democrats. Their candidate Anna Pascoe came second with 12,034 votes.

Gary Streeter

Elsewhere, there was Labour victory for Plymouth's new Moor View seat. Alison Seabeck held on to power with 15,433 votes. Conservative Matthew Groves closed the gap considerably, turning it from a majority to a marginal gap. He was only 1,588 votes behind. In 2005, Labour held an 8,000 majority.

The new constituency covers Budshead, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, St Budeaux and Southway. Around 61% of its electorate voted - 3% more than in 2005.

The rise could be due to the change in constituency boundaries but also many young voters and first time voters going to the polls.