RESULT: Amber Rudd narrowly holds on to Hastings and Rye

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd re-elected
Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd re-elected

Conservative Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been re-elected in Hastings and Rye narrowly beating off the Labour challenge.

Reports suggested she was in danger of losing her seat as exit polls predicted a hung Parliament with the Tories actually losing seats.

Results:

Peter Chowney, Labour 25,382

Amber Rudd, Conservatives 25,668

Nick Perry, Lib Dems 1,885

Michael Phillips, UKIP 1,479

Nicholas Wilson, Independent 412

More to follow.