AS expected, Josh Babarinde won the Eastbourne seat yesterday.

Josh received 23,742 votes, a majority of 12,204.

This is what he had to say: “Eastbourne has voted for a fresh start and it says a lot about our town that a lad from Hampden Park who looks and loves like me can stand to be Eastbourne’s member of parliament and win, win with the biggest majority here in a generation.

It goes to show that in our town, officially the sunniest place in the UK, anything is possible.”

The turnout was 63 per cent.