Robert Jenrick, Conservative.

The Conservatives have held onto Newark as Robert Jenrick has retained his seat with more than a 20,000 majority.

Mr Jenrick has been MP for Newark since 2014 and has promised to work to bring prosperity to the area.

He said; “Education remains my number one priority, I want to ensure that there are really good schools in this part of the country that children don’t feel the need to go out of town for education, which they have done for too long.”

Jenrick added that his other focuses will be the infrastructure and road system around Newark and supporting high levels of care in the NHS.

Labour’s James Baggaley came second with nearly 13,000 votes and the Liberal Democrats’ David Watts gained just 5,000 votes.

Green candidate, James Henderson, gained nearly 2,000 votes and said he wasn’t surprised by the result in the pro-Brexit area.

The turn-out for the area was 72.5% which was slightly down on the number of people turning out in 2017 which was 72.9%