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Last Updated: Friday, 6 May, 2005, 02:54 GMT 03:54 UK
Vote collapse

By Jenny Scott
BBC News

POSTED: Friday 6 May, 0350BST

The Labour vote in Dorset West collapsed tonight. Literally. The shelf holding the counted ballot papers crashed to the floor, although it was unlikely to be because of the weight. Labour trailed well behind the Tories and the Lib Dems in this traditionally blue constituency where Oliver Letwin was re-elected.

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