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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Home Secretary Amber Rudd holds Hastings and Rye by just 346 votes
  3. Conservatives hold all seats in Surrey
  4. Labour take Canterbury and Brighton Kemptown from the Conservatives
  5. Craig Mackinlay holds South Thanet days after being charged over election expenses
  6. Lib Dems take Eastbourne from Conservatives
  7. Caroline Lucas holds Brighton Pavilion for the Greens
  8. Ukip leader Paul Nuttall resigns
  9. Live updates on Friday 9 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Stuart Maisner, Bob Dale and Claire Cottingham

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye from the South East election team

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from us after a very busy, and at times surprising night and day in the South East.

    Thank you for joining us.

  2. How the South East's papers are reporting the election result

    Pile of newspapers (generic)

    Kent Online: 'Reflect, but don't resign'

    The Argus: Conservatives crushed by Labour landslide in Brighton Kemptown

    Eastbourne Herald: Monkeys at Drusillas predict Lib Dem victory in Eastbourne

    Kent Live: Kent's general election results 2017 - shocks, wobbles and business as usual

    Hastings Observer: Amber Rudd holds on to Hastings and Rye seat

    Brighton and Hove News: Greens romp home in Brighton Pavilion with 14,000 majority

    Kent News: Halting Lower Thames Crossing claims cost us votes, says Dartford Labour candidate

  3. Canterbury's shock change of MP

    Simon Jones

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    Canterbury has elected a Labour MP for the first time since the constituency was formed in 1918.

    Tory MP Sir Julian Brazier, who had represented the area for the last 30 years, lost his seat to Rosie Duffield.

    Canterbury's turnout was 56,800, and Ms Duffield won 25,572 votes - a 45% share - pushing Sir Julian into second place with 25,385 votes, a difference of 187 votes.

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    Video caption: Canterbury has elected a Labour MP
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    Video caption: General election 2017: PM to 'reflect on the future'

    Theresa May apologised to Conservative candidates who lost their seats in the general election.

  5. Analysis: A look at the results across Kent and East Sussex

    Natalie Graham

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    It was a night of surprises, both locally and nationally.

    I've been going through the key results, and what they mean for the South East.

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    Video caption: Natalie Graham reports on a surprising night in South East politics
  6. 'This doesn't strengthen our position going into Brexit'

    Piers Hopkirk

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    While the Conservatives saw their majority reduced in parliament - they retain their dominance across the south east.

    Despite losing in Canterbury, Eastbourne and in Brighton Kemptown they still hold the vast majority of seats here.

    After the results were announced, Conservative MP for North Thanet Sir Roger Gale had mixed feelings.

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    Video caption: The Conservatives saw their majority reduced in parliament - stays in South East
  7. Brighton is still partly Green

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Greens retained their single seat at Westminster, with Caroline Lucas holding on in the party's stronghold of Brighton Pavilion.

    Speaking at the declaration, she outlined what their priorities will be in the new parliament.

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    Video caption: Caroline Lucas speaks after retaining Brighton Pavilion