The dust is settling after a night of political upheaval.
This is how the election unfolded for farmer politicians, rural marginals and those who hold sway over the farming agenda.
• Shadow DEFRA secretary Nick Herbert held his rural seat in Arundel and South Downs with an increased majority.
• Jim Paice, shadow minister for agriculture, comfortably maintained his seat of South East Cambridgeshire.
• Roger Williams, Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesman, held on to his large rural constituency of Brecon and Radnorshire.
• Peter Aldous won the seat of Waveney with a 6.8% swing from Labour. Mr Aldous is a chartered surveyor who helps to run the family pig and arable farm outside Halesworth.
• Margaret Beckett, first Secretary of State at DEFRA and architect of the hybrid SPS model in England, held her Derby South seat.
• Farmer Philip Dunne saw off a challenge from the Lib Dem’s in the constituency of Ludlow. Mr Dunne is a partner in a family farm.
• Simon Wright, Lib Dem, took one of the biggest Labour scalps of the election with a narrow victory over former home secretary Charles Clarke in Norwich South. Mr Wright is a farmer’s son brought up near Dereham.
• Neil Parish, a former MEP for the south west where he was Conservative spokesman for agriculture, took the seat of Tiverton and Honiton.
• George Eustice, who comes from a Cornish farming family and worked in the family business before entering politics, took the seat of Camborne and Redruth for the Conservatives.
• Glyn Davies, a farmer and a former chairman of the Development Board for Rural Wales, took the seat of Montgomery for the Tories, knocking out Lib Dem Lembit Opik.
• Nick Boles, the son of a sheep farmer from Devon, took the seat of Grantham and Stamford for the Tories.
•Tim Farron, LibDem shadow DEFRA secretary held Westmorland and Lonsdale with an increased majority.