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Two seat gain for Conservatives in Nottinghamshire

The Conservatives gained two seats and Labour have held seven seats in Nottinghamshire.

Conservative Anna Soubry took Broxtowe with 20,585 votes (39%) while Mark Spencer took Sherwood with 19,211 votes (39.2%) a majority of 214.

Labour held on to their seats in Gedling, Mansfield, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Nottingham North, Nottingham South and Nottingham East.

The Conservatives have held the Newark and Rushcliffe seats.

Patrick Mercer took 27,590 votes (53.86%) in Newark - an increase of 3.4%.

Ashfield - 62.3%
Bassetlaw - 64.8%
Broxtowe - 73.2%
Gedling - 67.9%
Mansfield - 60.4%
Newark - 71.4%
Nottingham East - 56.4%
Nottingham North - 54.2%
Nottingham South - 60.5%
Rushcliffe - 73.6%
Sherwood - 68.91%

Ken Clarke increased his majority by 3.1% in Rushcliffe with a 51.2% share of the votes (27,470). The Liberal Democrats took 11,659 votes - a 4.4% increase - which pushed Labour into third place with 20.7% (11,128).

Labour's Gloria De Piero held Ashfield after replacing Geoff Hoon as a candidate but only by 192 votes.

The former defence minister, who stood down at this election, had held a majority of more than 10,000.

Labour held a 8,138 majority in Nottingham North and 1,772 in Nottingham South but saw swings to the Conservatives.

Labour's Vernon Coaker retained Gedling despite a 5.5% drop in votes while in Mansfield Alan Meale took 18,783 votes for Labour - increasing his majority by 383 votes.

Christopher Leslie took Nottingham East for Labour with a 6,969 majority despite a 1.9% swing to the Liberal Democrats.

Labour's John Mann held Bassetlaw with 25,018 votes - ahead of Keith Girling for the Tories who took 16,803.

Previously Labour held nine seats and the Conservatives held two in the county.

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