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- Votes: 32,690
- Vote share %: 55.4
- Vote share change: +5.0
Liberal DemocratLynda Murphy
- Votes: 17,083
- Vote share %: 29.0
- Vote share change: +3.3
- Votes: 7,559
- Vote share %: 12.8
- Vote share change: -7.2
- Votes: 1,639
- Vote share %: 2.8
- Vote share change: +1.5
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 15,607
- Registered voters: 83,880
- Change since 2017: -0.2
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Paul Holmes has said being elected as MP for Eastleigh was "the honour of my life" after being elected, only six weeks after becoming the Conservative candidate when former MP Mimms Davis decided not to stand.
“The national message has been strong and Eastleigh people have responded to that message.
“I expected things might go well for the Conservatives, but not this well,” he said.
Paul Holmes has been elected MP for Eastleigh, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority.
The new MP beat Liberal Democrat Lynda Murphy by 15,607 votes. This was more than Mims Davies’s 14,179 vote majority in the 2017 general election.
Sam Jordan of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Ron Meldrum came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 0.2 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 59,000 people, 70.3% 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, Ron Meldrum (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Paul Holmes has held Eastleigh for the Conservatives.
The Labour candidate in Eastleigh, Sam Jordan, says he believes he knows why it's looking bleak for his party this morning.
A quick look at the ballot boxes arriving in Eastleigh.
BBC reporter Matt Graveling is in Eastleigh: