After a third recount, with the majority hovering around the mid-30s each time, Crawley has finally been called.
Laura Moffatt (Labour) 16,411 votes
39.1 percentage of vote -10.2 change in percentage since 2001
Henry Smith (Conservative) 16,374
Rupert Sheard (Liberal Democrat) 6,503
Richard Trower (British National Party) 1,277
Ronald Walters (UK Independence Party) 935
Robin Burnham (Democratic Socialist Alliance – People Before Profit) 263
Arshad Khan (Justice Party) 210
An 8.5% swing, resulting in Laura’s majority falling from 6770 to 37. This must now be one of the closest seats in the country.
Good to see Arshad Khan at the bottom of the list, it was embarrasing for the left-wing groups last time to have lost to him. Shame that there are over 1000 people who are prepared to vote fascist.