UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Bexhill & Battle

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Huw Merriman
    • Votes: 37,590
    • Vote share %: 63.6
    • Vote share change: +1.6
  2. Labour
    Christine Bayliss
    • Votes: 11,531
    • Vote share %: 19.5
    • Vote share change: -5.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Martin Saunders
    • Votes: 7,280
    • Vote share %: 12.3
    • Vote share change: +4.8
  4. Green
    Jonathan Kent
    • Votes: 2,692
    • Vote share %: 4.6
    • Vote share change: +2.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 26,059
  • Registered voters: 81,963
  • % share:
    72.1%
  • Change since 2017: -1.0

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 63.6%
Labour 19.5%
Liberal Democrat 12.3%
Green 4.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.8 Gained
  • Green +2.1 Gained
  • Conservative +1.6 Gained
  • Labour -5.2 Lost

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Bexhill & Battle: Conservative hold

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.

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BreakingBEXHILL AND BATTLE RESULT: Conservative hold

Bexhill and Battle result
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Profile: Bexhill & Battle

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.

Huw Merriman
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Huw Merriman campaigned for remain

Bexhill & Battle: Conservative hold

Bexhill & Battle
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BreakingConservatives hold Bexhill & Battle

Huw Merriman
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