Newly elected Rushcliffe MP Ruth Wilson, Conservative

The Conservatives held Rushcliffe with 28,765 votes.

The seat was previously held by father of the house Kenneth Clarke since 1970, before he announced his resignation.

Labour’s Cheryl Pidgeon failed to win the seat from the Conservative party, despite gaining 21,122 votes.

Rushcliffe saw a turnout of 78.5%, an increase for the sixth year in a row.

Liberal Democrat Jason Billin gained 9,600 votes, with UKIP’s Matthew Faithfull earning 591, and independent candidate John Kirby winning the votes of 427.

Conservative won the seat with a majority of 7,643.