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Tories defy polls to increase majority in vital seat

Stockton South is symbolic of Labour's disappointment tonight. It was seventh on their list of target seats across the UK, with James Wharton previously having a tiny Conservative majority of just 332. Just last month the polls suggested Labour were ahead, with the party in bullish mood when Ed Miliband visited towards the end of the campaign. But James Wharton holds on, increasing his majority to 5,046. And, after impressing his party with his EU referendum bill, perhaps a ministerial position beckons.

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