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Tories re-gain power in Basildon with slender majority

The slump of UKIP support in Basildon has handed the Conservatives victory there with an overall majority for the first time since 2014. Credit: ITV Anglia

The slump of UKIP support in Basildon has handed the Conservatives victory there with an overall majority for the first time since 2014.

UKIP saw its share of the vote fall to 7% compared to 39% in 2014. The Tories improved their share by 16 percentage points and Labour was up 2 points.

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