UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Barnsley East

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Stephanie Peacock
    • Votes: 14,329
    • Vote share %: 37.6
    • Vote share change: -21.9
  2. The Brexit Party
    Jim Ferguson
    • Votes: 11,112
    • Vote share %: 29.2
    • Vote share change: +29.2
  3. Conservative
    Adam Gregg
    • Votes: 10,377
    • Vote share %: 27.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Sophie Thornton
    • Votes: 1,330
    • Vote share %: 3.5
    • Vote share change: +1.7
  5. Green
    Richard Trotman
    • Votes: 922
    • Vote share %: 2.4
    • Vote share change: +2.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 3,217
  • Registered voters: 69,504
  • % share:
    54.8%
  • Change since 2017: -4.1

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 37.6%
The Brexit Party 29.2%
Conservative 27.3%
Liberal Democrat 3.5%
Green 2.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +29.2 Gained
  • Green +2.4 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.7 Gained
  • Conservative +0.3 Gained
  • Labour -21.9 Lost

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Man 'humbled' by 100th birthday card response

Bert Vincent
BBC

A man has received more than 700 cards after an appeal for people to mark his 100th birthday. Bert Vincent faced celebrating his centenary isolated from his family at a care home in Barnsley due to the coronavirus lockdown. Now cards have arrived from around the world, including messages from the Queen and the prime minister.

The World War Two veteran said he was left "humbled" by the response.

Barnsley East: Labour hold

Stephanie Peacock has been re-elected as the MP for Barnsley East, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat the Brexit Party's Jim Ferguson by 3,217 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Adam Gregg of the Conservative Party came third and Liberal Democrat Sophie Thornton came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 4.1 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 38,000 people, 54.8% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the five candidates, Sophie Thornton (Liberal Democrat) and Richard Trotman (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Labour's Stephanie Peacock reacts to Barnsley East win

Labour's Stephanie Peacock has said she will fight for working people after she was re-elected as MP for Barnsley East.

Barnsley East graphic
BBC

Speaking on the podium after her result was announced, she said: "It is not a good night for my party.

"The Labour Party was formed to fight for working people and I will do everything I can to return to doing just that."

Meanwhile, Brexit Party candidate Jim Ferguson secured second spot ahead of Adam Gregg for the Conservatives.

BreakingBarnsley East: Labour hold

Labour's Stephanie Peacock has been re-elected as MP for Barnsley East after securing 14,329 votes.

Barnsley results could come 'within an hour'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Barnsley could be set to declare earlier than expected

Local Democracy Reporter Paul Whitehouse says results had been expected for Barnsley Central and Barnsley East at about 03:00 but could now come as soon as 01:00:

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Ballots arrive in Barnsley

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Yorkshire

I assume the slides at the Metrodome pool in Barnsley have been switched off.

Let's hope so, we don't want these papers heading off down the flumes!

View in Barnsley

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds