Gedling was bound to be a close constituency with veteran MP Vernon Coaker predicted to retain his seat in parliament that he has held for 22 years.

But in a pro-Brexit area, Thomas Randall has taken the seat for Conservatives with a narrow margin of just 600 votes.

The new Conservative MP was met with cheers from his campaign team when he gave his winning speech, promising to fulfil the Conservative manifesto pledges and ‘Get Brexit Done’

Mr Randall paid his respects to Vernon Coaker, who has held the seat of Gedling since Blair’s new Labour movement in 1997, by saying ‘he would be a tough act to follow’.

The turnout in Gedling was 70%, with over 50,000 people turning out to vote.