Mr Clarke has represented the seat for 40 years
Former Chancellor Ken Clarke has increased his majority in the Rushcliffe constituency securing 27,470 votes.
He has represented the Nottinghamshire seat since 1970 making this his 11th general election. His majority has risen to 15,811.
Boundary changes this election saw some wards transferred to the Newark constituency.
He got a 51.2% share of the vote from a 73.6% turnout.
Labour candidate, Andrew Clayworth, was pushed into third place on 11,128 votes by Lib Dem's Karrar Khan with 11,659 votes.