- Welcome to our overnight coverage from the general election counts across south west London and Surrey
- We have reporters at numerous counts who will be reporting live from the scene
- Stay tuned as results start to come in over the next few hours
That’s it for our live coverage of the night – thank you for following. Keep checking back on our websites today for further updates.
CHRIS PHILP HOLDS CROYDON SOUTH FOR CONSERVATIVES
Chris Philp has been re-elected as MP for Croydon South after the Conservatives won the seat with 52.2 per cent of the vote and a majority of 12,339.
STEVE REED HOLDS CROYDON NORTH FOR LABOUR
Steve Reed was re-elected as MP for Croydon North after Labour won the seat with 65.6 per cent of the vote and a large majority of 24,673.
BREAKING: LIB DEM TOM BRAKE DEFEATED BY CONSERVATIVES IN CARSHALTON AND WALLINGTON
Liberal Democrat Tom Brake has lost his seat in Carshalton and Wallington after being defeated by Conservative Elliot Colburn.
Colburn will replace Brake as MP for the constituency, after he secured 42.4 per cent of the vote and a small majority of 629.
The Conservative victory comes after Tom Brake held the seat since 1997, with the last Conservative victory in the seat in 1992.
SARAH JONES HOLDS CROYDON CENTRAL FOR LABOUR
Sarah Jones from Labour has held the Croydon Central seat, winning with 50.2 per cent of the votes and a majority of 5,949.
CHRIS GRAYLING HOLDS EPSOM AND EWELL FOR CONSERVATIVES
Chris Grayling from the Conservatives has held on to his Epsom and Ewell seat, winning with 53.5 per cent of the votes and a majority of 17,873.
ED DAVEY HOLDS KINGSTON AND SURBITON FOR LIB DEMS
Ed Davey from the Lib Dems has been re-elected as the next MP for Kingston and Surbiton after winning the seat with 51.1 per cent of the vote and a majority of 10,489.
SIOBHAIN MCDONAGH HOLDS MITCHAM AND MORDEN FOR LABOUR
Labour’s Siobhain McDonagh was re-elected as the MP for Mitcham and Morden after she won the seat with 61.1 per cent of the votes and a majority of 16,482.
STEPHEN HAMMOND HOLDS WIMBLEDON FOR CONSERVATIVES
Conservative Stephen Hammond has been re-elected as the MP for Wimbledon after he won the seat with 38.4 per cent of the vote and a small majority of 628.
DR ROSENA ALLIN-KHAN HOLDS TOOTING FOR LABOUR
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan was re-elected as MP for Tooting after winning 52.7 per cent of the vote and a majority of 14,307.
MARSHA DE CORDOVA HOLDS BATTERSEA FOR LABOUR
Labour’s Marsha de Cordova has been re-elected in Battersea after she won 45.5 per cent of the votes and a majority of 5,668.
PAUL SCULLY HOLDS SUTTON AND CHEAM FOR CONSERVATIVES
Paul Scully held the seat with 50 per cent of the votes and a majority of 8,351.
MUNIRA WILSON HOLDS TWICKENHAM FOR LIB DEMS
Munira Wilson was elected as the MP for Twickenham after the Liberal Democrats won the seat with 56.1 per cent of the vote and a majority of 14,121.
ZAC GOLDSMITH LOSES SEAT TO LIB DEM SARAH OLNEY
Sarah Olney defeated Goldsmith to return the seat to the Liberal Democrats, having secured 53.1 per cent of the vote and a majority of 7,766.
BREAKING: DOMINIC RAAB DEFEATS LIB DEMS TO HOLD ESHER AND WALTON
Conservative hold in Esher and Walton, with Dominic Raab winning 49.4 per cent of votes and a majority of 2,743.
Monica Harding of the Lib Dems narrowed the gap from the 2017 General Election by gaining a whopping 18,015 extra votes for the Lib Dems, with the Labour vote collapsing.
A look over at Croydon
We have been speaking to some of the candidates over in Croydon to get some different perspectives.
Brexit Party candidate for Croydon Central, Peter Sonnex (pictured above), said he is a first time candidate and was apolitical until the 2016 EU Referendum.
“Brexit party is going nowhere,” he told our reporter.
“We are here to hold Boris to account. He will try and just do as he pleases, but we still believe a clean break, free from all EU institutions, is the only way to honour the referendum result.”
Claire Bonham, Liberal Democrat candidate in Croydon North, said: “The result shows the need for electoral reform.
“I expect there will be a backlash against this Tory majority. We need to reflect, and have to see whether Jo Swinson holds her seat.”
BREAKING: LABOUR TAKE PUTNEY FROM CONSERVATIVES
Big news for Labour in Putney as Fleur Anderson seizes the seat from the Conservatives for the first time since 2001.
Twickenham Tory: ‘We have won the war, but not this particular battle’
(Inset left: Isobel Grant, Inset right: Munira Wilson)
Our reporter at the Richmond and Twickenham counts has just spoken to Conservative candidate Isobel Grant.
She has faced a tough battle to claim back the seat from the Liberal Democrats after Vince Cable last won in 2017.
The Tories previously took the seat from the Lib Dems in the 2015 election.
But it seems that despite Sir Vince having retired from politics as this election was announced, the Lib Dems seem poised to retain the seat with their candidate Munira Wilson.
Isobel Grant told our reporter: “It’s just so amazing to be a part of what’s happening in the country – looking at the bigger picture it’s a really exciting time.
“It’s an enormous privilege to be taking part, I always love elections because you can see those votes being counted out and it’s watching democracy in action. I love it.
“It’s obviously not our night here tonight, but you know, you win some you lose some. I feel like we have won the war, but we did not win this particular battle.”
SPOTTED: Dominic Raab has been spotted arriving at the count for the hotly contested seat, Esher and Walton
One to watch: Putney
Former Conservative MP Justine Greening’s old seat in Putney is being heavily contested by Labour tonight, with another big prediction being posted following on from the exit poll.
If Fleur Anderson for Labour is able to secure the seat as is being forecast, it will be the first defeat for the Conservatives in Putney since the 2001 election.
Will Sweet has stepped up to replace Justine Greening as the Tory candidate.
The Tory majority has been chipped away over the years, with the majority narrowing to just 1,554 in 2017 – compared to 10,180 in 2015.
It might just be that Labour is about to take the seat back though.
Richmond Park Labour candidate: ‘Brexit the biggest election issue’
(Pic: Richmond Park Labour)
Labour’s candidate in Richmond Park, Sandra Keen, seemed to echo the message coming from the top of the Labour party – that this election has been decided primarily based on Brexit.
She said: “It was always going to be a tough pull for Labour here really, the Lib Dems and the Torys have spent a lot of money both nationally and locally to make it happen for either of the parties.
“So yeah, I think it’s a given that Labour won’t win the seat here tonight.
When asked about the wider result in Richmond, she added: “I suppose it will depend on what issues people have voted on really, I guess Brexit is the biggest issue so that will probably have benefited the Lib Dems greatly I would imagine because Richmond is predominantly a remain area.”
One to watch: Richmond Park
Another one of the night’s most hotly anticipated results is in Richmond Park where the results between incumbent Conservative and former London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith and his main challenger, Sarah Olney of the Liberal Democrats.
The BBC have published some bold predictions, suggesting a 99 per cent estimate that the seat will swing back to the Liberal Democrats, who had won the seat back from the Conservatives in 2016 in a by-election – only to lose it again to the Conservatives in 2016, with Mr Goldsmith claiming a majority of just 45.
Esher and Walton Conservatives: ‘Very confident in Dominic Raab’
The vice president of the Esher and Walton Conservatives has said he has “always been very confident Dominic would retain his seat”.
But he did admit that “as a constituency party we may not have done as well as we should have”.
Chris Platt told our reporter: “The campaign has been fine. We’ve been out very regularly, lots and lots of canvassing.
“I would say that the wards closer to the traditionally strong liberal areas like Surbiton and Kingston have a spill over into neighbouring parts of the constituency…the deeper you go into the constituency the more the traditional it becomes in terms of the consistency of the vote for the conservatives who’ve held power here for so many years.
“The liberals have been targeting this seat since 2018. We recognised that the liberals would make a challenge here but we’ve been confident in the electorate’s support here.
“We’ve just carried on doing what we do and hopefully the result will be what we want it to be tonight.
“As far as Dominic is concerned I’ve always been very confident that he would retain his seat.
“The liberals have put in a good effort and it’s too early to say yet but the whole campaign we haven’t been complacent. We’ve met a lot of people.
“As a constituency party we may not have done as well as we should have but generally speaking it’s been really positive out there.
“Brexit has been the issue that’s dominated the campaign.
“Dominic was elected as a brexiteer in 2017 with over a 23,000 majority.”
Our reporter Euan O’Byrne Mulligan (@Euanobm) is at the counts in Croydon tonight, where counting is well underway now.
One to watch: Carshalton and Wallington
Some interesting predictions being made by the BBC according to polls for Carshalton and Wallington.
Currently forecasting a 65 per cent likelihood of Elliot Colburn winning the seat from Tom Brake of the Lib Dems.
Meanwhile, Charlie Mansell from the local Labour party seemed disappointed with the exit poll results.
He told our reporter: “Exit polls are exit polls, the last time they were wrong was 40 years ago. It could be a long night”
…And we’re off!
Surrey Comet’s reporter Orlando Jenkinson (@Lando_j) is waiting on the Esher and Walton results as counting gets underway.
Our reporter Jamie Bennett-Ness is at the Carshalton and Wallington count, where Liberal Democrat Tom Brake will defend his seat against contenders including Conservative candidate Elliot Colburn.
One of our first updates from the evening comes from a very anticipated result from the Esher and Walton count.
There has been intense speculation as to the possibility of Conservative Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab losing his seat to Liberal Democrat Monica Harding.
Although with the exit poll now showing a strong national result for Conservatives, could Raab hold onto his seat comfortably?
Reacting to the poll, Mr Raab told BBC4: “What we want to see is a functioning government and functioning parliament.
“These results if they’re born out would suggest that’s the case.
“And a vindication of the Conservatives’ positive message of ending the paralysis.”
On the Esher and Walton count itself, he added: “We feel pretty positive, pretty upbeat about things.
“I’ve been out on the doorstep today but ultimately you want to see how the votes come in.
“We had a positive message…we feel upbeat.”
Good evening and thank you for joining us for our live coverage of the election results as they are declared tonight.
Well, voting has officially closed now and according to the exit polls, it’s looking like it could be a very good night for Boris Johnson and the Conservatives.
We will be bringing you the latest updates from the counts as results come in, as well as the latest predictions and rumours.