Chris Philp has been re-elected as MP for Croydon South after the Conservatives won the seat with 52.2 per cent of the vote and a majority of 12,339.

It was declared early on Friday morning that Philp will return as MP for the constituency after he received 30,985 votes.

Labour candidate, Olga Fitzroy, came in at second place with 18,646 votes.

She was followed by Liberal Democrat Anna Jones in third place with 7,503 votes, and Peter Underwood of the Green Party in fourth with 1,782 votes.

UKIP candidate Kathleen Garner got 442 votes.

Turnout was 70.7 per cent.

Speaking after his victory, Chris Philp said: "One policy we can all agree on is - no more December elections.

"Clearly there’s been a very significant shift nationally this evening with a large conservative majority.

"I hope we use that majority with humility and diligence as we face the years ahead and that we can unite the country with one nation conservative policies."