CLIVE Efford has held his seat in Eltham.

The Labour candidate got 17,416 votes, finishing ahead of Conservative candidate David Gold, who got 15,753 votes.

Liberal Democrat Steven Toole finished third with 5,299 votes and BNP candidate Roberta Woods got 1,745 votes.

UKIP candidate Ray Adams got 1,011 votes, finishing ahead of Green candidate Arthur Hayles, who received 419 votes.

Mike Tibby, standing for the English Democrats, got 217 votes, while Independent candidate Andrew Graham finished last with 104 votes.

Mr Efford's majority is 1,663 votes and the voter turnout was 67 per cent.