General election - Tories increase majority in Crawley

Conservative Henry Smith has been re-elected MP for Crawley
Conservative Henry Smith has been re-elected MP for Crawley

Crawley has stayed true to the blue with Henry Smith holding the West Sussex seat for the Tories.

Mr Smith, who has been the town’s MP since 2010, held off a challenge from Labour’s Peter Lamb, taking the seat by 27,040 votes to 18,680.

More to follow.

Result:

Iain Dickson (Green) – 1,451

Peter Lamb (Labour) – 18,680

Henry Smith (Conservative) – 27,040

Khalil Yousuf (Lib Dem) – 2,728

Turnout – 68 per cent

Majority – 8,360