Bradshaw Retains Exeter Seat

Ben Bradshaw retaining his seat in Exeter was the standout result in Exeter & East Devon's election polls.

Labour's Culture Minister saw his majority severely cut though, from around seven and a half thousand, to nearer two and a half thousand by Tory candidate Hannah Foster.

Click HERE to listen to the moment the results were announced, and Mr Bradshaw's speech.

Elsewhere, Newton Abbot has a new MP, after Richard Younger-Ross lost out to the Conservatives' Anne-Marie Morris by just 500 votes.

Hugo Swire retained his seat in East Devon as expected, the Tories are still in Tiverton & Honiton too - although with a new MP in Neil Parish.

The new constituency of Central Devon also went to the Conservatives, with Mel Stride winning a nine thousand majority.

Full results from across the area:


Ben Bradshaw (Lab) 19,942 (38.17%)
Hannah Foster (C) 17,221 (32.96%)
Graham Oakes (LD) 10,581 (20.25%)


Hugo Swire (C) 25,662 (48.33%)
Paull Robathan (LD) 16,548 (31.17%
Gareth Manson (Lab) 5,721 (10.78%)


Anne-Marie Morris (C) 20,774 (43.03%)
Richard Younger-Ross (LD) 20,251 (41.94%)
Patrick Canavan (Lab) 3,387 (7.01%)


Neil Parish (C) 27,614 (50.30%)
Jon Underwood (LD) 18,294 (33.33%)
Vernon Whitlock (Lab) 4,907 (8.94%)


Mel Stride (C) 27,737 (51.49%)<
Philip Hutty (LD) 18,507 (34.35%)<
Moira Macdonald (Lab) 3,715 (6.90%)

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