BREAKING: Labour’s Kevin Barron re-elected in Rother Valley

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Labour’s Kevin Barron has been re-elected as MP for Rother Valley, it has been confirmed.

The MP had a 5,866 majority in the 2010 election, and successfully defended his seat against main challenger, UKIP’s Allen Cowles.

Sir Kevin polled 20,501 votes, ahead of Mr Cowles with 13,204 and Conservative Gareth Streeter with 10,945.

Liberal Democrat Robert Teal polled 1,992, with English Democrat Sharon Sutton receiving 377 votes.

Turnout was 63.57 per cent.

See The Star’s live blog for updates from reporter Chris Burn, who is at the count tonight.

More to follow.