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

Dewsbury

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Mark Eastwood
    • Votes: 26,179
    • Vote share %: 46.4
    • Vote share change: +1.3
  2. Labour
    Paula Sherriff
    • Votes: 24,618
    • Vote share %: 43.7
    • Vote share change: -7.3
  3. Liberal Democrat
    John Rossington
    • Votes: 2,406
    • Vote share %: 4.3
    • Vote share change: +2.1
  4. The Brexit Party
    Philip James
    • Votes: 1,874
    • Vote share %: 3.3
    • Vote share change: +3.3
  5. Green
    Simon Cope
    • Votes: 1,060
    • Vote share %: 1.9
    • Vote share change: +0.1
  6. Monster Raving Loony Party
    Sir Archibald Stanton
    • Votes: 252
    • Vote share %: 0.4
    • Vote share change: +0.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 1,561
  • Registered voters: 81,253
  • % share:
    69.4%
  • Change since 2017: -0.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 46.4%
Labour 43.7%
Liberal Democrat 4.3%
The Brexit Party 3.3%
Green 1.9%
Monster Raving Loony Party 0.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +3.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.1 Gained
  • Conservative +1.3 Gained
  • Monster Raving Loony Party +0.4 Gained
  • Green +0.1 Gained
  • Labour -7.3 Lost

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Dewsbury MP 'very pleased' at recapturing seat

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Dewsbury’s new Conservative MP Mark Eastwood says he's "over the moon" at re-capturing the seat he lost in 2017.

Mark eastwood
LDRS

Mr Eastwood, who acknowledged the “fantastic result” for the Conservatives both locally and nationally, said he was "very pleased".

Mr Eastwood won the seat from Labour's Paula Sherriff with a majority of 1,561.

He put some of his success down to running a positive campaign, saying: “There has been quite a lot of unpleasantness in politics, maybe Brexit has contributed to that.

“I would like to see politics be a bit nicer in the future."

He said to residents of Dewsbury, Mirfield and Denby Dale: "Thank you for putting your faith in me and also to my campaign team and all the volunteers who helped me achieve this amazing result."

Defeated Labour MP John Grogan set to 'reflect'

Four Labour seats were taken by the Tories in West Yorkshire last night, in Wakefield, Colne Valley, Dewsbury and Keighley, where it was a narrow defeat for John Grogan.

Speaking after the result, he said: "I’ll reflect and think about what to do next but I still want to play a part in Yorkshire politics, and also in the future direction of the Labour party."

John Grogan
John Grogan

Defeated Dewsbury MP pays tribute to team

Labour's Paula Sherriff, who's lost her Dewsbury parliamentary seat in the General Election to the Conservatives, has thanked her "phenomenal" team.

Mark Eastwood won the seat from Ms Sherriff with a majority of 1,561:

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: The winners and losers

With the full results now in from across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, the big winner in the region is the Conservative party, just as it has been across the country.

Rosettes
PA/Hannah McKay

In total, Boris Johnson's party has gained 10 seats in the region from Labour.

They are:

  • Colne Valley
  • Dewsbury
  • Don Valley
  • Great Grimsby
  • Keighley
  • Penistone and Stocksbridge
  • Rother Valley
  • Scunthorpe
  • Wakefield
  • Lincoln

Dewsbury: Conservative gain

Mark Eastwood has been elected as the MP for Dewsbury, beating Labour's Paula Sherriff by 1,561 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 3,321 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

John Rossington of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Brexit Party's Philip James came fourth.

Ms Sherriff had served as MP since 2015, and was the shadow minister for mental health.

Voter turnout was down by 0.1 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 56,000 people, 69.4% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Four of the six candidates, John Rossington (Liberal Democrat), Philip James (The Brexit Party), Simon Cope (Green) and Sir Archibald Stanton (Monster Raving Loony Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: Winners and losers

All 61 results are now in from across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and the big winner locally is the Conservative party, just as it has been across the country.

A Conservative rosette
Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Media

In total, Boris Johnson's party has gained ten seats in the region from Labour.

They are:

  • Colne Valley
  • Dewsbury
  • Don Valley
  • Great Grimsby
  • Keighley
  • Penistone and Stocksbridge
  • Rother Valley
  • Scunthorpe
  • Wakefield
  • Lincoln

A number of ousted Labour candidates, including Caroline Flint and Mary Creagh, blamed the party's failure to listen to people's views on Brexit for their demise.

Losing Labour candidate leaves count 'in tears'

Former Labour MP for Dewsbury Paula Sherriff has left the count "in tears" after losing her seat, according to the BBC's Spencer Stokes.

Ms Sherriff was beaten in to second place by Conservative candidate Mark Eastwood.

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BreakingDewsbury: Conservative gain

Conservative candidate Mark Eastwood has been elected as the new MP for Dewsbury, ousting Labour's Paula Sherriff.

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