Conservative sweep south of the county sees MPs returned

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles.
Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles.
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South Lincolnshire remains Tory blue after wins for the Conservatives in constituencies covering Bourne, Billingborough and villages south of Boston.

Nick Boles is still MP for Grantham and Stamford, including Bourne, after retaining his seat with a majority of 18.989.

Mr Boles polled 28,399 votes, UKIP candidate Marietta King was second with 9,410, Labour’s Barrie Fairbairn was third with 9.070 and Liberal Democrat Harrish Bisnauthsing fourth on 3,263.

Other candidates for Grantham and Stamford were Aidan Campbell (Green Party) on 1,872, Independent Ian Selby on 1,017 and Jan Hansen of the Lincolnshire Independents on 724.

Stephen Phillips won in Sleaford and North Hykeham, which includes Billingborough, with 34,805 votes, ahead of Labour and UKIP.

Matt Warman is the new MP for Boston and Skegness with 18,981 votes, edging UKIP’s Robin Hunter-Clarke on 14,645 into second with Labour’s Paul Kenny third.