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

Hull West & Hessle

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Emma Hardy
    • Votes: 13,384
    • Vote share %: 42.7
    • Vote share change: -10.4
  2. Conservative
    Scott Bell
    • Votes: 10,528
    • Vote share %: 33.6
    • Vote share change: +3.7
  3. The Brexit Party
    Michelle Dewberry
    • Votes: 5,638
    • Vote share %: 18.0
    • Vote share change: +18.0
  4. Liberal Democrat
    David Nolan
    • Votes: 1,756
    • Vote share %: 5.6
    • Vote share change: -0.8
  5. Green
    Mike Lammiman
    • Votes: 50
    • Vote share %: 0.2
    • Vote share change: -0.8

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 2,856
  • Registered voters: 60,192
  • % share:
    52.1%
  • Change since 2017: -5.6

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 42.7%
Conservative 33.6%
The Brexit Party 18.0%
Liberal Democrat 5.6%
Green 0.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +18.0 Gained
  • Conservative +3.7 Gained
  • Green -0.8 Lost
  • Liberal Democrat -0.8 Lost
  • Labour -10.4 Lost

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MPs warn over 'real threat' to East Yorks caravan industry

Hull’s three MPs have written to the chancellor asking for support for caravan manufacturers in the area in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Caravans
Paul Faith/PA Media

The industry, which has major manufacturers based in Hull and East Yorkshire, has been struggling due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the MPs say.

Labour MPs Emma Hardy, Dame Diana Johnson and Karl Turner are calling on Rishi Sunak to take a "flexible, sector-specific approach" to ending the furlough scheme to allow firms to adapt and adjust.

Mr Turner, MP for Hull East, said: "Caravan manufacturing is at the very heart of our regional economy. Coronavirus has taken a terrible toll on people’s lives and livelihoods.

"This government must now ensure Hull’s post-pandemic economic recovery is not stopped in its tracks before it gets fully started.

"As a seasonal business, there is a very real threat that if support is not continued, we will see job losses later in the year," Mr Turner added.

MPs in government cash plea over future of Hull Trains

MPs are calling for Hull Trains to get government funding so it can start running services again and avoid going out of business.

Hull Trains
PA Media

The train operator made the decision to stop running services after passenger numbers "dropped significantly" when the coronavirus lockdown came into force.

Hull’s three MPs have now written to the government asking it to provide financial support to the firm.

In a letter to transport minister Grant Shapps, they said without some financial help, the firm could "go out of business permanently", with the loss of 130 jobs.

Hull Trains is an open access operator and so does not qualify for any support package which other rail franchise operators can access, the letter added.

Diana Johnson, MP for Hull North, Emma Hardy, MP for Hull West and Hessle and Karl Turner, MP for Hull East, all signed the letter which was sent on Monday.

Hull Trains said the decision to halt services in March was based on the safety of crew and passengers, as well as "the commercial viability of running our trains with so few passengers".

It said: "At Hull Trains we continue to assess the situation based on advice from the government and - when we are in a position to resume services – will implement all necessary precautions for the safety of our crew and passengers to start running trains as soon as we can."

Hull remains Labour-held city - but MPs' majorities are cut

Hull remains a Labour-held city following the general election, though all its MPs kept their seats with significantly reduced majorities.

Diana Johnson
BBC

In 2017, Hull East's Karl Turner's majority was 10,396 - that's now been slashed to 1,239.

Last time round, Hull West and Hessle MP Emma Hardy had a majority of 8,025 which is now cut to 2,856.

And Diana Johnson, the newly-elected MP for Hull North, has a majority of 7,593 compared to her 14,322 majority in 2017.

Ms Johnson (pictured) said despite the fact Labour had a "difficult" night nationally, she was "really proud the people of Hull North have, for the fifth time, put their faith in me".

Hull West & Hessle: Labour hold

Emma Hardy has been re-elected as the MP for Hull West & Hessle, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Scott Bell by 2,856 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Michelle Dewberry of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat David Nolan came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 5.5 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 31,000 people, 51.9% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the five candidates, Mike Lammiman (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingHull West & Hessle: Labour hold

Labour’s Emma Hardy holds the seat with 13,384 votes.

Hull voters stay home

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull East turnout figures show a big drop on last time.

Just 49.51% of voters headed to polling stations in the seat Labour's Karl Turner is defending:

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It's also down in Hull West and Hessle at 52.9% compared to 57.4% in 2017.

Turnout in Hull North is 52.38%, down from 57.4% in 2017.

Boxes in and count starting in Hull West

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

Most of the Hull West & Hessle boxes are in and early indications from the Labour team behind Emma Hardy are that it’s falling in her favour but with a much closer majority.

Hull West count
BBC

However, colleagues are hearing the opposite from the Conservatives.

A lot of counting still to do, so could be tight.

'Toxic' atmosphere during campaign - councillor

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

The leader of the Conservative group in Hull has been telling me his view of the election campaign.

John Fareham
BBC

Councillor John Fareham says the level of abuse candidates from all parties have faced is "disgraceful".

He says it has been "toxic" and the worst it has ever been.