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Reading WestParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 24,393
- Vote share %: 48.4
- Vote share change: -0.5
- Votes: 20,276
- Vote share %: 40.2
- Vote share change: -3.1
Liberal DemocratMeri O'Connell
- Votes: 4,460
- Vote share %: 8.9
- Vote share change: +3.0
- Votes: 1,263
- Vote share %: 2.5
- Vote share change: +0.6
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 4,117
- Registered voters: 74,137
- Change since 2017: -1.5
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International Development Secretary Alok Sharma has been re-elected as the MP for Reading West, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Rachel Eden by 4,117 votes, 1,241 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
Meri O'Connell of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Jamie Whitham came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 1.9 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 50,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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, Jamie Whitham (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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The Reading West Conservative MP Alok Sharma has paid tribute to the leadership of Boris Johnson
Alok Sharma has extended his majority to 4,117 from 2,876 in his constituency of Reading West.
BBC South's Nikki Mitchell is at the marginal counts in Reading East and Reading West.
The exit poll has said Reading East is "too close to call" between Labour holding on or the Conservatives gaining the seat.
The turnout for that seat was 72.67% (56,068 votes) and Reading West's turnout was 68.21% (50,572 votes)
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Reading East and Reading West are two seats in our patch which could change hands.
Labour's Matt Rodda secured Reading East with a majority of 3,749 in 2017 from the former Conservative MP Rob Wilson.
Mr Rodda secured 49% of the vote in - up from 33% in 2015 - to take gain the seat, which voted 61.7% to Remain in the European Union.
This time round, Craig Morley of the Conservatives is standing along with Imogen Shepherd-DuBey of the Liberal Democrats, David McElroy of the Green Party, the Brexit Party's Michael Feirstein and Yemi Awolola of the Christian Peoples Alliance.
Alok Sharma has held Reading West for the Conservatives since 2010 and narrowly held onto the seat from Labour's Olivia Bailey in 2017 with a majority of 2,876.
Rachel Eden for Labour, along with Meri O'Connell of the Liberal Democrats and Jame Whitham of the Green Party are standing in the constituency this time round, which voted narrowly to Leave the EU.
Most of Berkshire's seats are set to stay with the same parties, apart from Reading East, which has been dubbed "too close to forecast" by the BBC's exit poll.
Labour's Matt Rodda gained the seat in 2017 from the Conservative's Rob Wilson, but could lose the seat to the Tories this time round.
The exit poll predicts Alok Sharma will hold his seat in Reading West, who won in 2017 with a majority of just 2,876 votes.
Andrew Peach speaks to 2019 Reading West parliamentary candidates Alok Sharma for the Conservatives, Rachel Eden for Labour and Meri O'Connell for the Liberal Democrats. Jamie Whitham, the Green Party candidate, couldn't attend but we heard from Rob White from the Green Party on his behalf. A full list of candidates can be found at bbc.co.uk/Berkshire.