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After 650 of 650 seats

Barrow & Furness

Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



John Woodcock Votes 22,592 header_vote_share 47.5 Net percentage change in seats +5.1



Simon Fell Votes 22,383 header_vote_share 47.0 Net percentage change in seats +6.5


Liberal Democrat

Loraine Birchall Votes 1,278 header_vote_share 2.7 Net percentage change in seats 0.0



Alan Piper Votes 962 header_vote_share 2.0 Net percentage change in seats -9.7


Green Party

Rob O'Hara Votes 375 header_vote_share 0.8 Net percentage change in seats -1.7

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority




Vote share

Party %
Labour 47.5
Conservative 47.0
Liberal Democrat 2.7
UKIP 2.0
Green Party 0.8

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

MP urges government to consider jailing people who travel to terror hotspots

One of Cumbria's MPs says the government should consider automatic prison sentences for British people who travel to Iraq and Syria without good reason.

Today in the House of Commons, the Labour MP for Barrow and Furness, John Woodcock, will support discussion of an Australian-style law which could see British citizens banned from making visits abroad to terror hotspots without a legitimate reason.

It's already an offence to support a terrorist group abroad, but Mr Woodcock wants the government to reveal how many people are being allowed free access to return to Britain due to a lack of sufficient evidence to charge them for terror offences.

John Woodcock

Barrow MP tells minister of train problems in Furness

The Barrow and Furness MP, John Woodcock, has asked a transport minister to press Northern to provide better replacement bus services when school students have problems because of cancelled trains.

In a written exchange, the minister, Paul Maynard, replied that Northern were already obliged to make "all reasonable endeavours" to secure alternative transport arrangements, but said his officials would raise the concerns with the train operating company.

Northern said in a statement: "When services on the Furness line are cancelled we always seek to provide two coaches to help children get to and from school.

"Of course, these options are subject to the availability of replacement transport in the affected areas."

Barrow MP sees 'contrasting government views on ISIS'

Barrow Labour MP John Woodcock claims not all ministers in the Foreign Office share the same views on fighters returning from the so-called Islamic state as the Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart, who's also minister for international development.

John Woodcock

Earlier this week Mr Stewart said most ISIS fighters were so radicalised that they would have to be be killed on the battlefield.

But after an exchange in the House of Commons today Mr Woodcock tweeted that another foreign office minister, Alistair Burt, had suggested returning British Jihadis "could play a role exposing true nature of Daesh regime that seduced them in attempt to stop others being radicalised".

Mr Woodock suggested this would be a brave move by Mr Burt.

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Two pictures that say it all about the Barrow result...

Martin Lewes


Labour's John Woodcock, who hung on to his seat in Barrow and Furness by 209 votes after a recount, admitted he had not expected to win.

You can see his relief in these two pictures.

Woodcock cuddles Isobel Hardman

There's a tearful hug with Isabel Hardman, and a smile as wide as the Walney Channel as he talks to David Dimbleby

Woodcock smiling

Isabel, who's deputy editor of the Conservative political magazine The Spectator, later tweeted her congratulations.

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John Woodcock emotional after win

Labour Barrow MP John Woodcock was emotional after his narrow win
The Labour MP for Barrow and Furness was emotional as he celebrated his narrow re-election over Conservative candidate Simon Fell by just 209 votes.

Barrow Labour party celebrates with a song

You might think it's a bit early for some 90s dance pop.

The activists celebrating a narrow win for Labour's John Woodcock in Barrow & Furness would disagree with you.

Here's their memorable song of choice, courtesy of our reporter at the count Emma Vardy (you'll need your sound turned up)

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Labour MP John Woodcock scrapes a win

Barrow Labour MP surprises himself with scraped win
Barrow and Furness Labour MP surprises himself with a scraped win.

Barrow & Furness: Labour hold

Election graphic

Praise from Harry Potter creator

Author JK Rowling has tweeted her congratulations to the Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock.

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, with candidate John Zak Woodcock
, have the following results:
  • 18,320 total votes taken.
  • 42.3% share of the total vote
  • -5.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Simon Fell
, have the following results:
  • 17,525 total votes taken.
  • 40.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.2% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Nigel Cecil
, have the following results:
  • 5,070 total votes taken.
  • 11.7% share of the total vote
  • +9.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Clive Peaple
, have the following results:
  • 1,169 total votes taken.
  • 2.7% share of the total vote
  • -7.3% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Rob O'Hara
, have the following results:
  • 1,061 total votes taken.
  • 2.5% share of the total vote
  • +1.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Ian Jackson
, have the following results:
  • 130 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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