I am not going to pretend this has been a good night for the Liberal Democrats, not nationally or locally. But first let me congratulate Philip Dunne for winning a third term of office with an increased majority. Philip Dunne Conservative Party 54% 26,093 David Kelly UK Independence Party 15% 7,164 Charlotte Barnes Liberal Democrats 13% 6,469 Simon Slater Labour Party 12% 5,902 Janet Phillips Green Party 5% 2,435 As I type this at 4 in the morning, the Lib Dems seem to be getting the blame for everything that went wrong in the coalition and no credit for things that have gone right. Good, hardworking Lib Dem MPs are losing their seats. It’s a cruel cull – but that’s politics. It hasn’t been good here in Ludlow. Charlotte threw everything into a gutsy campaign but she was swimming against the national tide that drowned so many prominent Lib Dems….