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Worthing East & ShorehamParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 27,107
- Vote share %: 51.0
- Vote share change: +2.1
- Votes: 19,633
- Vote share %: 37.0
- Vote share change: -2.3
Liberal DemocratAshley Ridley
- Votes: 4,127
- Vote share %: 7.8
- Vote share change: +3.0
GreenLeslie Groves Williams
- Votes: 2,006
- Vote share %: 3.8
- Vote share change: +1.4
- Votes: 255
- Vote share %: 0.5
- Vote share change: +0.5
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 7,441
- Registered voters: 75,194
- Change since 2017: +0.4
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Tim Loughton has been re-elected as the MP for Worthing East & Shoreham, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Lavinia O'Connor by 7,441 votes, 2,335 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
Ashley Ridley of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Leslie Groves Williams came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 0.4 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 53,000 people, 70.7% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Two of the five candidates, Leslie Groves Williams (Green) and Sophie Cook (independent) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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A Sussex MP has recommended others in politics should relax more, by spending an hour in the bath every morning.
Worthing East & Shoreham Conservative representative Tim Loughton said time in spent the baths helps to "cleanse the body and clear the mind", according to The Times.
The co-chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on mindfulness was speaking at a conference exploring how meditation and greater self-awareness can improve the conduct of politics.
He added: "One of the greatest causes of stress in the world was the invention of the shower."