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Bexhill & BattleParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 37,590
- Vote share %: 63.6
- Vote share change: +1.6
- Votes: 11,531
- Vote share %: 19.5
- Vote share change: -5.2
Liberal DemocratMartin Saunders
- Votes: 7,280
- Vote share %: 12.3
- Vote share change: +4.8
- Votes: 2,692
- Vote share %: 4.6
- Vote share change: +2.1
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 26,059
- Registered voters: 81,963
- Change since 2017: -1.0
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Huw Merriman has been re-elected as the MP for Bexhill & Battle, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Christine Bayliss by 26,059 votes, 3,894 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
Martin Saunders of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Jonathan Kent came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 1 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 59,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
One of the four candidates, Jonathan Kent (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
This story was created using some automation.
This coastal seat could be one of our earlier declarations, with a result expected about 03:00 GMT.
It’s a relatively safe Conservative seat, represented since 2015 by Huw Merriman.
Mr Merriman was parliamentary private secretary to former chancellor and outgoing Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond. He campaigned heavily on the side of Remain in the referendum and backed a people’s vote despite voting for Theresa May’s deal three times.
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