The Conservatives have held on to their seat in Thurrock after a recount, with fewer than 1,000 votes between the top three parties.
Ukip came in third with 15,718 votes, despite increasing its share by 24.3 per cent.
It was one of the last big Cabinet jobs to be announced but the Prime Minister has chosen to stick with Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary.
Prime Minister David Cameron has today continued to put together his new cabinet. Here is what the new-look cabinet looks like so far.
David Cameron was unsurprisingly in a great mood as he spoke to journalists before addressing his 331 Conservative MPs today.