All down to a cross in a box.

As the red tide of the Labour Party surged across the country could the Conservatives hold on to Newton Abbot?

There may have been smiles at the start from candidates , but by the early hours of the morning those smiles had turned to worried frowns as the public exercised their right to say who governed them - and in the case of Newton Abbot it meant another Tory seat was toppled.