Sheffield Central

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Paul Blomfield
, have the following results:
  • 24,308 total votes taken.
  • 55.0% share of the total vote
  • +13.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Jillian Creasy
, have the following results:
  • 6,999 total votes taken.
  • 15.8% share of the total vote
  • +12.1% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Stephanie Roe
, have the following results:
  • 4,917 total votes taken.
  • 11.1% share of the total vote
  • +1.0% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Joe Otten
, have the following results:
  • 4,278 total votes taken.
  • 9.7% share of the total vote
  • -31.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Dominic Cook
, have the following results:
  • 3,296 total votes taken.
  • 7.5% share of the total vote
  • +5.9% change in share of the votes
Communist Party of Britain
, with candidate Steve Andrew
, have the following results:
  • 119 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes
Pirate Party
, with candidate Andy Halsall
, have the following results:
  • 113 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Elizabeth Breed
, have the following results:
  • 68 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
Above and Beyond
, with candidate Thom Brown
, have the following results:
  • 42 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes
Workers Revolutionary Party
, with candidate Michael Driver
, have the following results:
  • 33 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 17,309 39.2%
Turnout
57.4%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 55.0
GRN 15.8
CON 11.1
LD 9.7
UKIP 7.5
CPB 0.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
LAB
+13.7
GRN
+12.1
UKIP
+5.9
CON
+1.0
CPB
+0.3
LD
-31.2

Latest updates Sheffield Central

08.05.2015

14:52

The final furlong

Trevor Gibbons
BBC News, Yorkshire
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James Vincent is still at his desk in Broadcasting Centre in Leeds in the final furlong of a long general election night.

He can still manage a weary smile though, as he finishes his reports before heading for a sleep.

He's been in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster overnight covering events for Look North.

His shift has included the news of the resignation of Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband from the Labour Party leadership and Sheffield Hallam's Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat head.

05:29

Green surge not enough

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The Greens had their biggest result of the night so far in Sheffield Central.

Jillian Creasy couldn't win the seat but she got 6,999 - a total of 15.8% - their highest share so far tonight.

Paul Blomfield won with 24,308 votes.

05:06
Breaking

Labour hold

Tim Dale
BBC Local Live

Paul Blomfield has held Sheffield Central for Labour.

02:05

Disappointing night ahead?

Lauren Potts
BBC Local Live
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It's grim faces all round in the Liberal Democrat camp, according to spokesman James McGrory.

"I'm not going to stand here and tell you it's going to be anything other than a disappointing night for the Lib Dems," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

01:56

Bad night for Lib Dems in Sheffield

Alasdair Gill
BBC News, Yorkshire
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Huddle around Lib Dem spokesman in Sheffield who says they're expecting a "bad night" .

01:26

Labour's majority of just 165

Alasdair Gill
BBC News, Yorkshire
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Sheffield Central was a major target for the Lib Dems in 2010 but they fell just short, Labour's Paul Blomfield winning the race with a majority of just 165.

Image copyright Labour Party

The Greens, a distant fourth in 2010, have put the constituency top of its northern list of winnable seats.

Many of the Lib Dem votes last time came from the city's big student population who may well go Green this time around.

10.04.2015

17:41

Threat to South Yorkshire old order

Large majorities for Labour and the Lib Dems come under attack in South Yorkshire's constituencies.

06.04.2015

01:34

Election 2015: View from the market

As the country gears up for the general election, BBC News visits workplaces across England to gauge the mood.

02.04.2015

00:30

The fifty shades of Parliament

Purple, burgundy, orange and black- the battle for Number 10 is more than just a fight between blue and red.
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Constituency profile

Sheffield is a city which grew with British industry but which, according to the city council, is also the greenest in Britain, with a reported 2 million trees. A third of it is in the Peak District National Park. Sheffield Central is one of five constituencies covering one of the UK's largest cities.

With two big universities, this area ranked first in England and Wales for the proportion of full-time students, in the ONS 2011 Census. It is also ethnically diverse. Big industry has been replaced with smaller businesses and work in health, education and the service sector.

The three MPs here since 1950 have all been Labour. From 1983 to 2010, it was the former sports minister Richard Caborn. Then, the re-drawn seat was won by Paul Blomfield with a majority of just 165. Labour's vote share was 41.3% and the Lib Dems' was 40.9%; the Conservatives had 10%.