PICTURES: Hastings and Rye election count
Here's a gallery of pictures taken at the election count, which took place at Horntye Park sports complex.
The Home Secretary won by a marginal 346 votes after a full recount. Ms Rudd secured 25,668 votes compared to Mr Chowney’s 25,322 votes. Liberal Democrat Nick Perry was third with 1,885 votes followed by Michael Phillips (1,479 votes) and Nicholas Wilson (412 votes).