Conservative candidate Edward Timpson is celebrating this morning after holding on to the Crewe and Nantwich seat.
Mr Timpson polled 23,420 votes; Labour's David Williams received 17,324 and the Lib Dem candidate Roy Wood polled 7,656.
Fourth was UKIP's James Clutton with 1,414 followed by Phil Williams (BNP) with 1,043 and the Independent candidate Mike Parsons got just 177.
A delighted Mr Timpson said: "Another 3,000 more people have voted for me today and this is a far more humbling experience for me than the by-election win because they have voted for me based on my record as an MP."
Labour's David Williams said he was delighted he had increased the Labour vote by 5,000. He added: "I always thought this was going to be a two election project to win Crewe and Nantwich back."
He said he would like to stand again in the next election - whenever that may be.