After Daisy Cooper took the former Conservative seat, the room was filled with cheers from both Liberal Democrats and later, Conservatives.

Anne Main, the former MP for St Albans between 2005 to 2019, announced that despite being a “casualty” in the General Elections, she was glad to see the overall Conservative majority across the UK.

Daisy Cooper took to the stage first after discovering she secured 28,867 votes compared to Mrs Main who had 22,574 votes.

In her victory speech she thanked much of her team and Mrs Main.

She said: “It’s an absolute honour to be elected the Liberal Democrat MP for St Albans.

“I would like to say thank you to the police who have kept us all safe through the whole campaign

“I would like to say thank you to Jules, to Simon, To Rebeca and particularly to Anne.

“Despite all our political difference, Anne you have given 14 years of public service to St Albans and to Parliament, and I would like to give a very sincere tribute to that.”

Mrs Main then followed the applauses for Mrs Cooper, sharing her congratulations to the new MP. Despite losing her role as MP for St Albans, Mrs Main felt fairly optimistic about the Conservative majority.

She said: “This has been my fifth general election and obviously I’m very disappointed to lose the seat for St Albans.

“Having said that, I’m so pleased to see that the country is on course for what seems to be a thumping Conservative victory.

“This is what democracy was about this election, and I thoroughly supported it. I may be a causality of this particular battle, but I’m so glad that the Conservatives tonight look forward to be able to lead the country in the direction it deserves.”

This speech was also met with an applause from the Conservative team.