Leeds North East

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Fabian Hamilton
, have the following results:
  • 23,137 total votes taken.
  • 47.9% share of the total vote
  • +5.2% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Simon Wilson
, have the following results:
  • 15,887 total votes taken.
  • 32.9% share of the total vote
  • -0.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Warren Hendon
, have the following results:
  • 3,706 total votes taken.
  • 7.7% share of the total vote
  • +5.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Aqila Choudhry
, have the following results:
  • 2,569 total votes taken.
  • 5.3% share of the total vote
  • -14.3% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Emma Carter
, have the following results:
  • 2,541 total votes taken.
  • 5.3% share of the total vote
  • +5.3% change in share of the votes
Alliance for Green Socialism
, with candidate Celia Foote
, have the following results:
  • 451 total votes taken.
  • 0.9% share of the total vote
  • -0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 7,250 15.0%
Turnout
69.9%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 47.9
CON 32.9
UKIP 7.7
LD 5.3
GRN 5.3
AGS 0.9

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+5.9
GRN
+5.3
LAB
+5.2
CON
-0.2
AGS
-0.3
LD
-14.3

Latest updates Leeds North East

08.05.2015

08:06
Breaking

Labour hold Leeds North East

John Henry
BBC Local Live

Fabian Hamilton holds Leeds North East for Labour.

06:04

Labour 'gutted'

Tim Dale
BBC Local Live
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Labour's Leeds North East candidate, Fabian Hamilton, has told BBC Radio Leeds on Labour's result nationally: "I think I can fairly say we are all gutted by this."

03:59

Declaration times for Leeds

Len Tingle
Political editor, BBC Yorkshire
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We are now being told none of the eight seats in Leeds will declare before 05:00 BST.

02:48

Balls facing 'coin toss'

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BBC's Len Tingle tweets: Conservatives confident will do better than expected in 8 counts here in Leeds - predict "toss of a coin" for Ed Balls in Morley & Outwood.

02:44

Lost deposit?

Louise Martin
Politics Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds
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Just spoke to one Lib Dem here in Leeds. He said: "I think we've lost our deposit here."

00:26

Eight seats up for grabs

Lauren Potts
BBC Local Live
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There are tables as far as the eye can see at the First Direct Arena in Leeds tonight.

There are eight seats being counted in the city tonight, including Elmet & Rothwell, Leeds Central, Leeds East, Leeds North East, Leeds North West, Leeds West, Morley & Outwood and Pudsey.

We are expecting a rush of results between 04:00 and 05:00 BST.

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Constituency profile

The residential seat of Leeds North East ranges from inner-city Chapeltown, where West Bromwich Albion FC defender Andre Wisdom grew up, to the affluent suburbs of Roundhay, Alwoodley and Moortown. It also takes in the Yorkshire countryside around Eccup, where TV soap Emmerdale is filmed. Sizeable employers include the Chapel Allerton Hospital and the large department stores dotted around the locality.

Exactly 18% of working-age people here are in human health and social work jobs, according to the ONS 2011 Census for Englandand Wales, the ninth-highest ranking.

The seat was Conservative for more than 40 years, from 1955 to 1997, when Labour regained it with a near-7,000 majority. Fabian Hamilton has been the MP since then, and won in 2010 with 42.7% of the vote, followed by the Conservatives on 33.1%, Liberal Democrats 19.6% and UKIP 1.8%.