Amber Rudd wins
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd just holds on in Hastings & Rye

In a nail-biting finish in Hastings & Rye, Home Secretary Amber Rudd just held on to the seat for the Conservatives after a recount.

Ms Rudd came first with 25,668 votes, beating Labour's Peter Chowney, with 25,322, by just 346 votes.

In her acceptance speech, she said she was "deeply honoured" to be elected for a third time.

She said she would continue to build on the "great opportunities and regeneration" that has been taking place in the area.

  • 09 Jun 2017