With the counts only beginning at 9am the following day the national election result had been called as a 'hung' parliament hours before the local results were in.
David Morris gained Morecambe & Lunesdale for the Conservatives with 18,035 votes, a 6.9% swing from Labour. Morecambe & Lunesdale had been held by Labour MP Geraldine Smith since 1997 when she took it from Conservative Mark Lennox Boyd in what had been a traditionally safe Tory seat.
Eric Ollerenshaw gained the new constituency Lancaster & Fleetwood for the Conservatives with 15,404 votes, a notional swing from Labour of 4.8%.
There was some consolation for Labour in the Skerton West by-election, which John Harrison held for Labour with a 43.7% majority.
|LANCASTER & WYRE|
|Stuart Langhorn||Liberal Democrat||8,167||19.1||+3.5|
|MORECAMBE & LUNESDALE|
|Leslie Jones||Liberal Democrat||5,791||13.3||-0.3|
|SKERTON WEST BY-ELECTION|
|Richard William Rollins||Conservative||731||28.4%|
|David William Blenkarn Taylor||Lib Dem||535||20.8%|
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