Sussex Decides: Winner of Hastings and Rye constituency announced

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The winner of the Hastings and Rye seat has just been announced as Conservative candidate Amber Rudd.

She won with 22,686 votes.

Sarah Owen, Labour’s candidate, was runner-up with 17,890 votes.

UKIP candidate, Michael Andrew, came in third place with 6,786 votes.

The result was announced just before 4am.

Turnout was 68%.