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- Votes: 28,430
- Vote share %: 48.3
- Vote share change: -3.7
Liberal DemocratPaula Ferguson
- Votes: 27,445
- Vote share %: 46.6
- Vote share change: +12.1
- Votes: 2,723
- Vote share %: 4.6
- Vote share change: -5.9
Justice & Anti-Corruption Party [The]Teresa Skelton
- Votes: 292
- Vote share %: 0.5
- Vote share change: +0.2
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 985
- Registered voters: 75,582
- Change since 2017: -0.9
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Conservative Steve Brine has been speaking after a tense night which saw his majority in Remain-voting Winchester whittled down to less than 1,000 by the Lib Dems.
"The vast majority of my constituents respect the result of the referendum, like me, and want to see us honour it, but safely with a deal - that’s what we can now do.
"We have a withdrawal agreement treaty in place. It’s not the end of Brexit, but it’s the divorce. We need to ratify that treaty and then we can move this country forward."
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Defeated Liberal Democrat candidate in Winchester Paula Ferguson insisted the Liberal Democrats were a "hardened force" in British politics.
The Greens had stepped aside in the hope of Ms Ferguson being elected as a pro-remain candidate, but in the event Tory Steve Brine held on to hold the seat by 985 votes.
"I think if we get to the point where there was a second, confirmatory referendum, I think things could still change. I still say if [the Conservatives] believe everyone still wanted to leave, they would have asked the public directly again."
"There are many, many, many, people who share our liberal values - I've cut Steve's majority by 9,000 tonight and I've only been at this three and a half month, so things can change."
Steve Brine has been re-elected as the MP for Winchester, with a significantly decreased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Paula Ferguson by 985 votes, a big drop from his 9,999 majority at the 2017 election.
George Baker of the Labour Party came third and Justice & Anti-Corruption Party [The] Teresa Skelton came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 0.9 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 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.
Two of the four candidates, George Baker (Labour) and Teresa Skelton (the Justice & Anti-Corruption Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Conservative supports breathed a collective sigh of relief as Steve Brine retained the seat, with his majority reduced from 10,000 to less than 1,000. The Remain supporting city has been a key target for the Lib Dems.
By the smallest of margins, Steve Brine secures Winchester of another term in Parliament.
Mr Brine managed to fight off Liberal Democrat Paula Ferguson to secure a majority of just 985, a huge drop from 9,999 in 2017.
Winchester was a target seat for the Liberal Democrats due to its large Remain vote in the EU Referendum.
Steve Brine has held Winchester for the Conservatives.
In Winchester, there has been a turnout of 78.2% and in the neighbouring Meon Valley 72.68% of the electorate came out to register their vote.