I was shocked at the result that had come through in the exit poll. Took a few minutes for it to sort of sink in, what that was telling me. My husband gave me a hug, and then I got on the phone to CCHQ, to the Conservative Party to find out what had happened.
I felt I suppose devastated really because as I say that I knew the campaign wasn't going perfectly, but still the messages I was getting from people I was speaking to. But also the comments we were getting back from a lot of people that were being passed on to me were that we were going to get a better result than we did.
>> Devastated enough to show.>> Yes, a little tear. At that moment, yes. I called the election, I led the campaign, and I take responsibility for what happened. But there's also a responsibility for the future, for the country and that was about ensuring that the country had a government.