The Eastleigh constituency had been held by the Liberal Democrats.
The story begins in the slums of Eastleigh, a sprawling suburb of Nairobi in Kenya and home to a huge Somali community.
The train was an express, stopping only at Basingstoke and Eastleigh.
By this time the police will have learned the truth, and I shouldn't be at all surprised if the train is searched at Eastleigh.
Mile after mile sped by, and soon we had passed Winchester and were drawing close to Eastleigh.