The former MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale believes he has left the area in a 'better place' following his election defeat.

David Morris, the Conservative candidate, had been the MP for the constituency for 14 years but lost out to Labour's Lizzi Collinge at Thursday's General Election.

The new boundary changes, which means that the seat now covers a significant chunk of south Cumbria, saw Labour come away with 19,603 votes, compared to Mr Morris' 13,788.

In the immediate wake of the election result, he said: "I have thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed being the Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale.

"And there's so many people that I would love to thank - I'd like to thank, first of all, my beautiful wife, Emma, and my team.

"I came to be a Member of Parliament 14 years ago and I leave now happy knowing that I've left it in a better place.

"But I sincerely, sincerely wish Lizzi well - please, Lizzi, get Eden done for us all."

The Eden Project Morecambe, otherwise known as Eden Project North, is a £100 million project that will create a sustainable and transformative visitor destination inspired by the natural environment of Morecambe Bay.