And it didn’t take long for the excitement to turn into a wonderfully light-hearted cringe-fest as the Lib Dems wheeled out their latest stunt.
The newly-elected MP for the Midlands constituency Helen Morgan appeared on live TV along with former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and deputy leader Daisy Cooper to celebrate the landmark win in Oswestry by literally bursting a big blue “Boris bubble”.
Brandishing a large yellow pin, Morgan stabbed at the ballon that was being held by Farron with some vigour, much to the delight of her supporters behind her who all cheered when the inflatable went pop.
All things considered, this is hardly the first or the last time that the Lib Dems will perform a big gimmick stunt of this nature – you could kind of say that it is now their gimmick and definitely keeps them in the headlines and on television.
Speaking afterwards, Farron said: “Millions of people have woken up this morning feeling a bit of light has broken into the darkness” thanks to the shock result.
“It turns out that if you are incompetent, it turns out if you tell lies, it turns out that if you take the people for granted, there is a price to pay. Democracy and justice is alive and well in Britain and the people of North Shropshire have spoken for the whole of Britain.”