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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Home Secretary Amber Rudd holds Hastings and Rye by just 346 votes
  3. Conservatives hold all seats in Surrey
  4. Labour take Canterbury and Brighton Kemptown from the Conservatives
  5. Craig Mackinlay holds South Thanet days after being charged over election expenses
  6. Lib Dems take Eastbourne from Conservatives
  7. Caroline Lucas holds Brighton Pavilion for the Greens
  8. Ukip leader Paul Nuttall resigns
  9. Live updates on Friday 9 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Stuart Maisner, Bob Dale and Claire Cottingham

All times stated are UK

Goodbye from the South East election team

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

That's all from us after a very busy, and at times surprising night and day in the South East.

Thank you for joining us.

How the South East's papers are reporting the election result

Pile of newspapers (generic)
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Kent Online: 'Reflect, but don't resign'

The Argus: Conservatives crushed by Labour landslide in Brighton Kemptown

Eastbourne Herald: Monkeys at Drusillas predict Lib Dem victory in Eastbourne

Kent Live: Kent's general election results 2017 - shocks, wobbles and business as usual

Hastings Observer: Amber Rudd holds on to Hastings and Rye seat

Brighton and Hove News: Greens romp home in Brighton Pavilion with 14,000 majority

Kent News: Halting Lower Thames Crossing claims cost us votes, says Dartford Labour candidate

Canterbury's shock change of MP

Simon Jones

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Canterbury has elected a Labour MP for the first time since the constituency was formed in 1918.

Tory MP Sir Julian Brazier, who had represented the area for the last 30 years, lost his seat to Rosie Duffield.

Canterbury's turnout was 56,800, and Ms Duffield won 25,572 votes - a 45% share - pushing Sir Julian into second place with 25,385 votes, a difference of 187 votes.

General election 2017: PM to 'reflect on the future'
Theresa May apologised to Conservative candidates who lost their seats in the general election.

Analysis: A look at the results across Kent and East Sussex

Natalie Graham

Reporter, BBC South East Today

It was a night of surprises, both locally and nationally.

I've been going through the key results, and what they mean for the South East.

'This doesn't strengthen our position going into Brexit'

Piers Hopkirk

Reporter, BBC South East Today

While the Conservatives saw their majority reduced in parliament - they retain their dominance across the south east.

Despite losing in Canterbury, Eastbourne and in Brighton Kemptown they still hold the vast majority of seats here.

After the results were announced, Conservative MP for North Thanet Sir Roger Gale had mixed feelings.

Brighton is still partly Green

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The Greens retained their single seat at Westminster, with Caroline Lucas holding on in the party's stronghold of Brighton Pavilion.

Speaking at the declaration, she outlined what their priorities will be in the new parliament.

Philip Hammond returns in Runnymede and Weybridge

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Chancellor Philip Hammond increased his share of the vote in Runnymede and Weybridge.

The affluent commuter belt close to Heathrow has been held by the Conservative Party since World War Two.

Chishti heckled during speech

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

The Conservative MP Rehman Chishti, who held his Gillingham & Rainham seat, was heckled during his victory speech which he used to criticise Labour's performance.

Stephen Lloyd is re-elected as MP for Eastbourne
Stephen Lloyd wins back the Eastbourne seat for the Liberal Democrats from the Conservatives.

Political history's made in Canterbury

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

For the first time in a century Canterbury doesn't have a Conservative MP, following Rosie Duffield's victory over Sir Julian Brazier.

So what do voters in the city think of having a Labour MP?

Paul Nuttall standing down as UKIP leader
He took the post after Nigel Farage resigned in November 2016.

Lloyd returns in Eastbourne

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

It wasn't a good night for the Liberal Democrats across the country, but they did win back one of the two Sussex seats they lost in 2015.

Stephen Lloyd unseated Conservative Caroline Ansell, who had taken Eastbourne from him two years ago.

Nuttall: 'I am standing down today'

Paul Nuttall standing down as UKIP leader
Paul Nuttall is resigning after winning just 3,308 votes in Boston and Skegness - more than 10,000 fewer votes than the party's result in 2015.  

He became leader after Nigel Farage resigned in November 2016.

Ukip leader resigns

BreakingUKIP leader Paul Nuttall resigns

Paul Nuttall has announced he is standing down as UKIP leader after his party failed to gain a single seat in Westminster.

PAUL NUTTALL
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Caroline Lucas: 'The PM should consider her position'

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

Victorious Labour candidates in Brighton

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

Peter Kyle's acceptance speech in Hove
Labour's Peter Kyle said he "desperately" wanted to keep his "little red dot" in Hove.
Rosie Duffield's acceptance speech in Canterbury
Rosie Duffield is Canterbury's first Labour MP since the seat was created almost 100 years ago.

BreakingUkip leader steps down

Conservatives hold both seats in Worthing

Conservative celebrations in Lewes

What is a hung parliament and what happens next?

Parliament
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The general election has ended in a hung Parliament, meaning no party has overall majority. So what happens now?

Click here to find out more.