Conservatives hold on to Devon East

Hugo Swire, the Conservative candidate and MP in Devon East since 2001, has held on to his seat.

Despite being behind to Independent candidate Claire Wright in the last YouGov poll before the election, the Tory MP was returned — winning 29,306 votes.

Wright improved her share of the vote by 11.2 per cent, gaining 21,270.

UKIP’s poor performance continued as they lost 10 per cent of their vote.

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