Historically, Labour has held several of the seats surrounding central London’s Blue Boar pub, but local Conservative voters are celebrating nonetheless.
One claims UKIP leader Nigel Farage has cause for concern in the Kent constituency where he campaigned.
“The exit polls are looking really good for us. I was actually out campaigning in South Thanet today. From people I spoke to there when I was canvassing, it looks like we may very well have prevented Nigel Farage from gaining that seat,” he told euronews’ James Franey.
“I am very glad for David Cameron. He stuck to his course like George Osborne and all of his hard work and effort, I believe, has paid off,” another added. “I never had any doubt that he was the leader we needed.”
Also in central London, the Vauxhall constituency has been a Labour stronghold for 26 years. Here, there was less enthusiasm about the exit poll predictions. Euronews’ Sarah Chappell spoke to passersby, some of whom were stunned, others disheartened with politics.
“I am shocked, disgusted, surprised and generally gob-smacked,” said one man. “But it seems to suggest that lying works. I don’t feel that the coalition was honest with the British people for the last five years, and especially not in the last four weeks.”
“I am very surprised about Labour, I will be honest with you. I thought Labour would get more seats, rather than less,” one woman added. “But other than that, I know it is very bad, but I almost feel that they are all very corrupt and I think they will be out to get what they want and we’ll still be in the same situation years and years on.”