Ben Bradshaw has kept his seat in the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Exeter. The results came in from the Corn Exeter at 3.30 this morning.
Results are as follows:
Ben Bradshaw: Labour: 34,336
James Taghdissian: Conservative Party Association: 18,219
Vanessa Newcombe: Liberal Democrat: 1562
Joe Levy: Green Party: 1027
Jonathan West: Independent: 212
Jonathan Bishop: Independent: 67
Bradshaw has held the seat since 1997, but the lack of a UKIP candidate this time round saw a swing to the Conservatives and many wondered if Bradshaw would keep his seat. However, his victory is in line with the national trend in which Conservatives have failed to capture key targets in a result that has so far surprised many.