PETER Kyle retained his seat in Hove after a disappointing night for his party.

The Labour MP won 32,876 votes, beating Conservative challenger Robert Nemeth's 15,832.

Turnout was 76.09 per cent, a slight fall from the 2017 General Election.


Mr Kyle had won his seat two years ago by a landslide 64 per cent.

At the start of the count, Mr Nemeth had predicted Hove would stay red.

But he said he was “delighted” with the Exit Poll that gave the Conservatives a 86-seat majority in the House of Commons.

“It has made the whole campaign worth it,” he said.

“I didn’t project that kind of majority.

“But this election is not about just one seat, but our proud nation.”