FOR the first time ever West Dorset is no longer a Conservative seat after the Liberal Democrats pulled off an historic win.

Edward Morello won the seat with a majority of over 7,000.

Mr Morello for the Liberal Democrats received 26,999 votes whilst incumbent MP Chris Loder of the Conservatives received 19,210.

It follows a night of huge losses for the Conservatives which also included losses in South Dorset and Mid Dorset and North Poole.

The result was delayed over a dispute over how the ballots were stacked but then an announcement came at around 6.30am.