Alex Burghart has been elected as the new Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar with a majority of 24,002 - an increase of 7% on 2015 and the largest in the constituency's history.
Alex said, "It's an enormous honour to be elected MP for this fantastic constituency.
"Sir Eric Pickles served Brentwood and Ongar in exemplary fashion for twenty five years before standing down in April - his are mighty big boots to fill.
"During this campaign me and my team have worked non-stop to take our message across the constituency. We've knocked on thousands of doors, made hundreds of phone calls and met teachers, doctors, business leaders, farmers, police officers, students and retired people.
"Thank you to everyone who has helped me during and to all those who voted for me in this vitally important election. But no matter how you voted, I am here to represent you and look forward to working hard to support this constituency."