Election 24 hex map showing Labour landslide (2/650 seats left to declare)

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General Election results – Yorkshire sees red

Residents across Yorkshire were waking up to a rebuilt red wall as Labour took back seats overnight from the Conservatives on the way to becoming the new party in power.

Some of those Labour gains from Conservatives:

  • Calder Valley
  • Hull West and Haltemprice
  • Leeds North West
  • Ossett and Denby Dale
  • Penistone and Stocksbridge
  • Scarborough and Whitby
  • Selby
  • Wakefield and Rothwell

The advances made by Conservatives in Leave-voting areas in 2017 and 2019 after the EU referendum have now been lost.

The loss also of votes to Reform cost the Tories dear. In many of the seats won by Labour from Conservatives the Reform vote was larger than the margin of the Conservatives defeat.

Incoming chancellor of the exchequer, Rachel Reeves, secured her seat with a majority of 12,392 in Leeds West and Pudsey on 49.1% of the vote. The Conservatives narrowly pipped Reform to second place.

It wasn’t all good news for Labour. Following the trend set in the local elections, Labour continued to lose votes over Gaza. Labour lost its seat in Dewsbury and Batley, which was won by independent Iqbal Hussain Mohamed. Bradford West was held by Labour but went close with Naz Shah holding on by 700 votes from an independent challenger.

Breakdown of Yorkshire & Humberside’s 54 seats

  • Labour: 43
  • Conservative: 9
  • Independent: 1
  • Liberal Democrat: 1

How the vote compares with the last election

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