CONSERVATIVES held onto the Southend West seat and Sir David Amess was re-elected.

Sir David took to the microphone to say this is an "historic" night for our country.

He thanked everyone working at the polling stations & police.

The veteran MP said: "I would never take my position for granted and I am very happy to be chosen to represent Southend West again.

"The silent majority have spoken."

Sir David took the seat for the fifth time with 22,175 votes.

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D Amess (C) 22,175

J Ware-Lane (L) 8,154

B Otridge (Ukip) 7,803

P Collins (LD) 4,129

J Fuller (Gn) 2,083

J Moss (Eng Dem) 165