Karl McCartney said he was delighted as the Conservative party celebrated regaining Lincoln at the general election.
Mr McCartney won the seat from Labour’s Karen Lee with a majority of 3,514.
Ms Lee finished with 20,753 votes. Her result was a -6.16% swing for the party.
The Tories took the seat with 24,267 votes. A majority of 14.48% and a +12.7 swing for the party.
Meanwhile, Liberal Democrats’ Caroline Kenyon came a distant third with 2,422 votes.
Mr McCartney said he was delighted with the result, while Ms Lee said it was “undoubtedly a bad night” for Labour.
Mr McCartney called it a “very proud night”.
Meanwhile, Ms Lee said she was “disappointed” but would not be drawn on Jeremy Corbyn’s future.
“I think it is up for Jeremy to decide,” she said.
Mr Corbyn has said he will not lead Labour into the next election.
Here’s how the vote panned out for each candidate appearing on the ballot paper:
- Rob Bradley, Independent: 609
- Sally Horscroft, Green: 1,195
- Caroline Kenyon, Liberal Democrat: 2,422
- Karen Lee, Labour: 20,753
- Karl McCartney, Conservative: 24,267
- Charles Shaw, Liberal Party: 304
- Reece Wilkes, Brexit Party: 1,079
You can watch reactions from Karl McCartney, Karen Lee and Caroline Kenyon in our videos above.