Conservatives have held the seat of Hertford & Stortford, with Julie Marson being elected to replace Mark Prisk.
Despite a reduced share of the vote, Ms.Marson polled 33,712 votes - 56.1% of the poll, with Labour's Chris Vince coming in second with 14,092 votes (23.4%). Chris Lucas for the Liberal Democrats increased their share of the vote by 6.2% with 8,596 votes.
Posting on Twitter, M.Marson said: "Thank you so much to the people of Hertford and Stortford for placing your trust in me. I will be your voice in Parliament and put you at the heart of everything I do."
Former constituency MP Mark Prisk announced in September that he would not be standing for re-election after 18 years.
The full results from yesterday's poll are shown below.
|Chris Lucas||Liberal Democrat||8596||14.3%||+6.2%|
Turnout was 73.76% and the number of rejected ballots was 229.
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