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General Election 2019: Kent live results, reaction and expert analysis as Conservatives win majority

The Conservatives have won a majority in what has been a disastrous night for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party.

In one of the few high points for the party, Rosie Duffield retained her seat in Canterbury with a 1,800 majority.

Boris Johnson is heading for a landslide
Boris Johnson is heading for a landslide

Leader Jeremy Corbyn has already said he will not lead his party into another election.

Find out the results from where you live here. Follow our live blog below.

05.30 The final result is in

Sir Roger Gale wins in North Thanet with 30,066.

05.25 Only North Thanet left. This is what it looks like

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05.09 Conservatives have won a majority

04.51 Hatrick in Medway

Chatham and Aylesford vote Tracey Crouch back in. All three Medway seats are again Conservative.

04.45 Mac is back

Craig Mackinlay makes it another win for the Conservatives.

04.41 Dartford result in

Gareth Johnson retains his seat

Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson

04.40 Reh follows Kelly

Gillingham and Rainham vote Rehman Chishti back in with 28,173 votes

04.24 First Medway result

Kelly Tolhurst has retained her seat in Rochester and Strood with a majority of more than 17,000 votes.

04.00 Holloway holds on

Adam Holloway in Gravesham wins with 29, 580 votes.

03.59 Tom on top in Tonbridge

Tom Tugendhat retains Tonbridge and Malling with 35,784 votes.

Tom Tugendhat
Tom Tugendhat

03.58 Grant retains Maidstone and the Weald

Helen Grant secure Maidstone and the Weald for the Tories, with 31,220 votes.

03.53 Huge win for Clarke

Greg Clarke wins big in Tunbridge Wells, with a majority of more than 14,000.

03.48 Big win for Whately

Helen Whately wins Faversham and Mid Kent with 31,864 votes.

Helen Whately
Helen Whately

03.45 Henderson holds on

Gordon Henderson held on to Sittingbourne and Sheppey for the Tories, polling 34,742 votes.

03.34 Trott on top

It was never in doubt - Laura Trott wins Sevenoaks with 30,932 votes - a majority of 23,977.

Laura Trott
Laura Trott

03.26 Elphicke replaces Elphicke

Natalie Elphicke has replaced her husband Charlie and retained Dover for the Tories in one of the night's more unusual votes. She polled 28,830 votes.

MP for Dover and Deal Natalie Elphicke and her husband Charlie
MP for Dover and Deal Natalie Elphicke and her husband Charlie

02.29

All smiles in Medway

We are still some way away from the results in Medway, but Tracey Crouch and KellyTolhurst look pretty happy with how things are going.

02.25

'Thank you all'

Damian Collins has spoken out afer his victory in Folkestone and Hythe.

02.18 Green sails home in Ashford

Damian Green has held Ashford for the Conservatives with 37,270 votes, a majority of 24,029.

Ashford result
Ashford result

02.15 High turnout sees Rosie home

There was an exceptionally high turnout in Canterbury of 75%, with the student vote seemingly giving Labour's Rosie Duffield a huge boost. She had a majority of 1,836 polling 29,018 votes.

Rosie Duffield increased her majority to 1,836
Rosie Duffield increased her majority to 1,836

02.13 Firth gracious in defeat

02.11 Rosie Duffield takes Canterbury

This might be one of the few bright spots on a grim night for Labour - but Rosie Duffield has retained the Canterbury seat. Full reaction to follow.

Rosie Duffield defeated Conservative candidate Anna Firth
Rosie Duffield defeated Conservative candidate Anna Firth

02.03 Tories hold Folkestone and Hythe

Damian Collins has held Folkestone and Hythe for the Conservatives. He polled 35,483 votes, a majority of 21.337.

Damian Collins
Damian Collins

01.57 Looking Rosie again?

Given nothing has actually happened yet, it's been quite a rollercoaster in Canterbury.

01.45 Firth past the post?

Anna Firth's advisers are telling us she won't be speaking to the media until 'she knows what's going on.' Well, that could take a while.

01.30 Counting underway

Counting is underway in Tunbridge Wells. Is there a shock on the cards here? No there is not.

01.04 'It's a funeral'

Jeremy Corbyn will be getting plenty of flack after tonight's results, but this is particularly stinging criticism from Brendan Chilton, head of the Ashford Labour Group. He told our reporter: "It's a funeral tonight. It's a funeral for the Remain campaign and a funeral for the second referendum. It also sadly marks the end of Corbynism."

Ashford Cllr Brendan Chilton
Ashford Cllr Brendan Chilton

00.49 Tories set to gain 50 seats

Looking at the national picture, the Tories have taken Workington from Labour. A bad night for Jeremy Corbyn is getting rapidly worse.

00.39 All eyes on Rosie v Anna

There are dozens of members of the press at Canterbury, where we are set for a nail-biting fight between Rosie Duffield and Anna Firth.

00. 29 Swinson, lose some

Former Lib Dem Lembit Opik has some harsh words for leader Jo Swinson, whose Brexit-bashing strategy seems to have backfired badly.

Boris Johnson has already indicated he is expecting a comfortable victory, tweeting: "Thank you to everyone across our great country who voted, who volunteered, who stood as candidates. We live in the greatest democracy in the world."

KentOnline reporters at counts across the county have reported a despondent mood among Labour supporters.

Despite fears the cold weather and dark nights that come with a December election, the turnout for the first few seats suggest people have. In the highly controversial Canterbury seat 76.19% cast their vote. Sevenoaks also passed the 70% mark at 71.35% while Dover and Ashford both registered at 67% and respectively.

Our political editor Paul Francis says that while attention is focusing on Labour's likely poor performance, serious questions will also be asked about the leadership of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson. Her party are expected to pick up just 13 seats after vowing to revoke Brexit.

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