Conservative gain over Independent 5
|Top three parties at a glance|
|Independent Save Our Green Belt||27.04%|
|Swing: NULL% from to|
|Rebecca Harris||Conservative Elected||19,806||43.99||-4.30|
|Bob Spink||Independent Save Our Green Belt||12,174||27.04|
|Brendan D'Cruz||Liberal Democrat||4,232||9.40||-0.90|
|Philip Howell||British National Party||2,205||4.90|
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3:45am Thursday 20th May 2010
The Electoral Commission is to publish a report into voting chaos which left hundreds of people queuing outside polling stations on election day.
1:17am Thursday 20th May 2010
The Liberal Democrats could continue getting taxpayer subsidies for opposition parties despite entering government, it has been revealed.
10:28pm Wednesday 19th May 2010
David Cameron and Nick Clegg will unveil the full details of their historic coalition deal, insisting they have found enough common ground to stay in power for five years.
9:10pm Wednesday 19th May 2010
Former health secretary Andy Burnham launched his bid for the Labour leadership with a pledge to create a "People's Party".
7:51pm Wednesday 19th May 2010
David Cameron has come under fire after making a bid to reform a key Tory committee that has historically been a focal point for backbench unrest.
7:18pm Wednesday 19th May 2010
Tory donor Lord Ashcroft has taken the oath in the House of Lords, signalling that he will end his controversial "non-dom" tax status.
5:00pm Wednesday 19th May 2010
Home Secretary Theresa May pledged to hand power back to the police frontline as part of a "radical" new deal to transform the service.
4:39pm Wednesday 19th May 2010
Former health secretary Andy Burnham is set to become the fifth contender in the race to succeed Gordon Brown as Labour leader.
4:25pm Wednesday 19th May 2010
Fresh strains were showing in the new Lib-Con coalition as senior Tory MPs expressed "dismay" that plans to overhaul the Human Rights Act had been put on a backburner.
3:58pm Wednesday 19th May 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy Nick Clegg have been sworn in as MPs in the new-look House of Commons.