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

Yorkshire East

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Greg Knight
    • Votes: 33,988
    • Vote share %: 64.4
    • Vote share change: +6.1
  2. Labour
    Catherine Minnis
    • Votes: 11,201
    • Vote share %: 21.2
    • Vote share change: -9.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Dale Needham
    • Votes: 4,219
    • Vote share %: 8.0
    • Vote share change: +4.0
  4. The Yorkshire Party
    Tim Norman
    • Votes: 1,686
    • Vote share %: 3.2
    • Vote share change: +1.3
  5. Green
    Mike Jackson
    • Votes: 1,675
    • Vote share %: 3.2
    • Vote share change: +1.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 22,787
  • Registered voters: 80,923
  • % share:
    65.2%
  • Change since 2017: -1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 64.4%
Labour 21.2%
Liberal Democrat 8.0%
The Yorkshire Party 3.2%
Green 3.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +6.1 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +4.0 Gained
  • Green +1.4 Gained
  • The Yorkshire Party +1.3 Gained
  • Labour -9.2 Lost

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Water levels need to 'drop still further'

Water levels need to drop further before a clear up operation can start, the Environment Agency says.

Aerial view of Sanith Ings
BBC

Frank De Planta from the agency said that although levels had dropped slightly, land around the towns, known as Ings, were "absolutely rammed full of water and still overspilling into Snaith and East Cowick."

Mr De Planta said things were "not looking good".

"We really need the Aire to drop still further for those Ings to empty and therefore clear that area.”

Yorkshire East: Conservative hold

Greg Knight has been re-elected as the MP for Yorkshire East, with an increased majority.

The Conservative MP beat Labour's Catherine Minnis by 22,787 votes, 7,781 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Dale Needham of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Yorkshire Party's Tim Norman came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.3 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 53,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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, Mr Norman and Mike Jackson (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingYorkshire East: Conservative hold

Conservative candidate Greg Knight has been re-elected as MP for Yorkshire East.

UKIP must pay some of MEP's libel case costs

A High Court judge has ordered UKIP to pay some of the legal costs for the Yorkshire MEP Jane Collins over a libel case against her.

Jane Collins
PA

Jane Collins was successfully sued for libel by Rotherham's three Labour MPs.

It's not clear how much of the £670,000 bill the party will have to pay.

Mr Justice Warby said UKIP, for party political reasons, deliberately held up the settlement of the High Court defamation case until after the 2015 general election.

Rotherham MPs
PA

Weak pound boosts local exports

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

It's thought the weaker pound and the Brexit effect are leading to more exports for companies in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Jars of jams, chutneys and packets of biscutes
BBC

New national figures show export orders from across the UK rose last month at the fastest pace since April 2010, and at the second highest rate since the survey began.

It's partly being put down to a weaker pound.

Cartwright and Butler in Gilberdyke have seen a 100% increase in exports which is partly due to increased demand in South East Asia for their biscuits, chutneys and condiments (pictured).