Only Norwich South (where I live) and Cambridge (where I used to live) are Labour in a sea of blue in the east of England (although North Norfolk stayed with Norman Lamb and Clacton with Douglas Carswell). Even Great Yarmouth is a natural Tory seat with affluent Norfolk farms and villages offsetting areas of depression and unemployment in the town. London did buck the trend with Labour gaining seven seats and increasing their number of MPs. Since the Wilson years and apart from the Blair years, it's familiar to have hopes raised for Labour and dashed on the night.
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