More people have turned out to vote in the 2017 general election than two years ago.
A turnout of 73.25 per cent has been announced for this year’s vote, compared to 70.5 per cent in 2015.
Counting is underway at the De La Warr Pavilion with a result estimated at around 3am.
Conservative Huw Merriman became MP in 2015 with 30,245 votes ahead of UKIP’s Geoffrey Bastin on 10,170.
Mr Merriman is standing again this year, up against Christine Bayliss (Labour), Joel Kemp (Liberal Democrats), Geoffrey Bastin (UKIP) and Jonathan Kent (Green Party).
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