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|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Peter Aldous||Votes 28,643||header_vote_share 54.4||Net percentage change in seats +12.0|
|Sonia Barker||Votes 19,428||header_vote_share 36.9||Net percentage change in seats -0.9|
|Bert Poole||Votes 1,933||header_vote_share 3.7||Net percentage change in seats -10.9|
|Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw||Votes 1,332||header_vote_share 2.5||Net percentage change in seats -0.8|
|Jacky Howe||Votes 1,012||header_vote_share 1.9||Net percentage change in seats -0.1|
|Allyson Barron||Votes 326||header_vote_share 0.6||Net percentage change in seats +0.6|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
BBC Look East political correspondent
The MP for Lowestoft has told MPs that Brexit is a "once in a lifetime opportunity to rejuvenate the East Anglian fishing industry".
Peter Aldous told the annual fishing debate in Parliament that leaving the EU presented "a great opportunity to reset the framework in which this great industry operates".
Mr Aldous said that under the current rules the region, and particularly Lowestoft, derives very little economic benefit from the fish stocks off its shores.
He called for local boats to have "fair and equitable" access to the North Sea with a more generous quota for inshore fishing boats, which make up most the East Anglian fleet since the decline of the trawling industry.
"The local infrastructure also needs supporting with safe berths, better landing points and modern markets with upgraded freezer facilities," he said.
Waveney is one of the worst places in the country for social mobility, according to a report out today.
It ranks all 324 local authorities in England in terms of the life chances of someone born into a disadvantaged background.
The Social Mobility Commission rated the area as 314th out of 324 authorities across England.
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BBC Look East political correspondent
The MP for Lowestoft says the number of fishing boats using the port could more than double after Brexit - currently only about a dozen inshore vessels use the harbour, which had moorings for 1,000 boats in the 19th Century.
Waveney MP Peter Aldous says the government's new fishing bill will revive the local fishing industry and he predicts that trawlers will return to the port.
"Lowestoft stands out as the capital of the southern North Sea and that's probably a crown we've lost over the last 30 or 40 years. We've got to regain that crown," he said.
Mr Aldous, Conservative, also hopes that in the future the port will be more integrated with the town centre "and not locked away behind a busy road and fences".
He's been outlining his vision of the town's future to the Sunday Politics programme.
You can hear more of his thoughts on Sunday at 11:00 on BBC1.
The MP for Waveney says the Conservatives have "got to make the best of the situation" in which they find themselves after last week's general election.
Peter Aldous continued: "There are a lot of issues to address - obviously Brexit negotiations start in a week, we had two horrific terrorism incidents during the election campaign, we've got to focus on combating terrorism and I think there are also concerns that the economy is slowing down... and getting a government in place to address those is very important.
"I think where we are now, with those challenges we face, I think to have a Conservative Party leadership contest taking up the next few weeks which would actually mean a great vacuum in government, would be completely wrong and would be self-indulgent."
On the subject of how long prime minister Theresa May can survive, he added: "Who can predict those things in the times we're in?
"I would personally be surprised if this government went five years, but there are a lot of challenges I would say over the next year/18 months/two years with Brexit that we've got to get on with."
The Tory MP for Waveney says Theresa May, who has faced strong criticism of her campaign and her style of government, will have to change to have any chance of staying on.
Peter Aldous, who first won the seat for the Conservatives from Labour in 2010, added: "I think a lot depends on what happens and how the new government works.
"The British government is government by a party, it's government by government - it's not presidential and I think we've got to get back to the old traditional system."
Referring to Mrs May's style of leadership prior to the general eleciton, Mr Aldous said: "It was presidential and that's not the way we do things in Britain, that's not what our constitution is about."
This is how the Waveney results look:
- Conservative - Peter Aldous (Elected)
- Labour - Sonia Barker
- Independent - Allyson Barron
- Green Party - Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw
- Lib Dem - Jacky Howe
- UKIP - Bert Poole
- 22,104 total votes taken.
- 42.3% share of the total vote
- +2.1% change in share of the votes
- 19,696 total votes taken.
- 37.7% share of the total vote
- -1.0% change in share of the votes
- 7,580 total votes taken.
- 14.5% share of the total vote
- +9.3% change in share of the votes
- 1,761 total votes taken.
- 3.4% share of the total vote
- +1.1% change in share of the votes
- 1,055 total votes taken.
- 2.0% share of the total vote
- -11.3% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010