1.30pm: Proportion of women selected to succeed wave of retiring Conservative MPs now up to 38.4%.
1.20pm Statement from Eric Pickles: "I am delighted to congratulate Caroline Dinenage on her selection. This is a fantastic result for the people of Gosport and the Conservative Party. The fact more than 12,000 people turned out to have their say is great news for local democracy. We are entering a brave new world in parliamentary selections, this is the second time we have run an all-postal primary which really does give power to the people. I would encourage our opponents to consider this radical change as a way to reinvigorate our political process. It is vital we make every effort to rebuild people’s trust in their politicians.”
12.45pm: Full results:Bethell 2,965 (23.4%)
Dinenage 4,892 (38.6%)
Gyimah 2,867 (22.6%)
Manning 1,935 (15.3%)
Total 12659 valid
Turn out 17.8%
12.40pm: Caroline's campaign video (highlighting her lifelong support of Portsmouth):
12.04pm: 12,000 people took part in the ballot.
Sam has tweeted that over 10,000 have voted in this all postal primary.
This is the second all postal primary. The first was in Totnes where Dr Sarah Wollaston was elected.