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Maria Caulfield (Conservative) elected MP for Lewes. One of her key issues is the A27.

The Conservatives have taken Lewes from the Lib Dems – capping off a stunning night of general election results.

Norman Baker had been MP for the area since 1997 and was protecting a majority of almost 8,000 votes from 2010’s national poll, but this was overturned by the new Conservative MP for Lewes Maria Caulfield.

Ms Caulfield, who works as a nurse at the Royal Marsden Hospital leading a team in the field of breast cancer research, polled 19,206 votes to Mr Baker’s 18,123 from a turnout of 72.4 per cent.

Meanwhile Mr Baker joins a large number of Lib Dems who have lost their seats in the general election, including high profile political casualties such as Vince Cable, Danny Alexander, and Ed Davey.

Results were:

Maria Caulfield (Conservative) 19,206

Norman Baker (Lib Dem) 18,123

Ray Finch (UKIP) 5,427

The above is an extract from The Sussex Express