The estranged wife of a Tory ex-minister who was involved in a sexting scandal has been elected in his former seat.
Kate Griffiths held the Burton seat for the Conservatives, with a majority of 14,496 over Labour’s candidate Louise Walker.
Last month Ms Griffiths was selected for the seat her estranged husband Andrew Griffiths held for nine years.
She had pledged to be an advocate for abuse survivors if she was elected.
She previously told the BBC she was a candidate with “integrity” who had a “total commitment to the area”.
“I love this place, it’s my home,” she said.
Ms Griffiths said in November she was divorcing her husband, and had not sought, and did not accept, his offer of political support.
Mr Griffiths resigned as small business minister in July after a newspaper reported he sent two women more than 2,000 messages in 21 days, weeks after the birth of his first child.
He was cleared of wrongdoing by the parliamentary standards watchdog, which said it found no evidence he sent the messages while engaged in parliamentary activities.