THE political landscape in Eastleigh has remained largely unchanged with the Tories keeping their seat.

A "delighted" Paul Holmes swept to victory beating his nearest rival and winning the constituency with more than 30,000 votes.

Liberal Democrats candidate Lynda Murphy was defeated by the 31-year-old, who served as one of the youngest councillors in the country for Southampton City Council when he was elected at the age of 19 in 2008.

Despite a disappointing result for the Labour Party, newcomer Sam Jordan managed to secure 7,559 votes.

Mr Holmes told the Echo that he felt honoured to win the Eastleigh constituency.

He added: “I feel delighted to have won tonight. The trust people have in me is humbling.

“It’s the honour of my life to have been elected as MP for Eastleigh. I don’t mind admitting that it’s a daunting task, I have promises to deliver which I will attempt to do every day.

"I will vote for the Prime Minister's deal in Parliament so that we leave the EU.

"I want to reassure everybody that’s elected me that my first priority will, is and always will be the people of Eastleigh.”