VIDEO: Nick Boles gives speech after declaration as MP for Grantham and Stamford

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In the early hours of Friday it was declared that Nick Boles had retained his Grantham and Stamford parliamentary seat, after receiving 28,399 votes.

This is an increased majority for the Conservative MP of 18,989 votes, compared to his majority of 14,826 in the 2010 General Election.

Nick Boles gives his speech after being declared MP for Grantham and Stamford.

Nick Boles gives his speech after being declared MP for Grantham and Stamford.

UKIP’s Marietta King came second with 9,410, followed by Barrie Fairbairn (Labour) on 9,070, Harrish Bisnauthsing (Lib Dem) on 3,263, Aidan Campbell (Green) on 1,872, Ian Selby (Independent) on 1,017 and Jan Hansen (Lincolnshire Independent) on 724, with 224 rejected ballots.

The percentage turnout was down in Grantham and Stamford, from 68% in 2010, to 66.5%, with 53,991 votes cast.

Results in Grantham and Stamford in 2010 were Nick Boles (Con) 26,552, Harrish Bisnauthsing (Lib Dem) 11,726, Mark Bartlett (Lab) 9,503, Christopher Robinson (BNP) 2,485, Anthony Wells (UKIP) 1,604, and Mark Horn (Lincs Indp) 929.