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

Leeds Central

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Hilary Benn
    • Votes: 30,413
    • Vote share %: 61.7
    • Vote share change: -8.5
  2. Conservative
    Peter Fortune
    • Votes: 11,143
    • Vote share %: 22.6
    • Vote share change: +2.1
  3. The Brexit Party
    Paul Thomas
    • Votes: 2,999
    • Vote share %: 6.1
    • Vote share change: +6.1
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Jack Holland
    • Votes: 2,343
    • Vote share %: 4.8
    • Vote share change: +2.5
  5. Green
    Ed Carlisle
    • Votes: 2,105
    • Vote share %: 4.3
    • Vote share change: +1.8
  6. Social Democratic Party
    William Clouston
    • Votes: 281
    • Vote share %: 0.6
    • Vote share change: +0.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 19,270
  • Registered voters: 90,971
  • % share:
    54.2%
  • Change since 2017: +0.9

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 61.7%
Conservative 22.6%
The Brexit Party 6.1%
Liberal Democrat 4.8%
Green 4.3%
Social Democratic Party 0.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +6.1 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.5 Gained
  • Conservative +2.1 Gained
  • Green +1.8 Gained
  • Social Democratic Party +0.6 Gained
  • Labour -8.5 Lost

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Delays after 'incident' at Leeds railway station

Trains are being delayed or cancelled because of an ongoing "incident" at Leeds railway station, National Rail Enquiries says:

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Emergency services are dealing with the incident, which is affecting platforms 15, 16 and 17 at the station.

Disruption is expected to last at least another hour, it added.

'Labour values will endure' - Hilary Benn MP

Labour's Hilary Benn, re-elected as MP for Leeds Central, has issued a warning to Boris Johnson saying he and his government will be "held to account".

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Mr Benn was returned to the House of Commons with a majority of 19,270 - slightly down on his 23,698 majority in 2017.

Speaking after his re-election, Mr Benn said Labour MPs would "stand up for the people we represent" and will hold Mr Johnson "to account".

"We will never, ever give up our fight for a fairer country because elections and prime ministers may come and go, Labour values will endure," he said.

General election 2019: What questions do you have?

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The election results are in but what else do you want to know?

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It could be a query over what happens next or an issue close to your heart.

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Leeds Central: Labour hold

Hilary Benn has been re-elected as the MP for Leeds Central, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Peter Fortune by 19,270 votes, 4,428 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Paul Thomas of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Jack Holland came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.9 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 49,000 people, 54.2% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the six candidates, Jack Holland (Liberal Democrat), Ed Carlisle (Green) and William Clouston (Social Democratic Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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Labour's Hilary Benn has been re-elected as MP for Leeds Central.

Brexit timetable 'unrealistic' says Leeds MP

Labour MP for Leeds Central, Hilary Benn, says the government needs to admit its timetable for Brexit is unrealistic.

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Hilary Benn - who's head of the Commons Brexit committee - has been talking as Parliament prepares to debate the bill to take Britain out of the European Union.

Opposition parties say they won't back the Repeal Bill as it stands, accusing the government of a "power grab".

Earlier this week the government said it is ready increase the pace of Brexit talks, however Mr Benn says it's not possible for everything to be sorted out by the end of next year.

You have to agree to transitional arrangements which will give you further time to negotiate a final new relationship that we're going to have"

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Hilary Benn thanks Leeds Central voters

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The Labour MP says thanks.

Mr Benn increased his share of the vote in his seat by 15.2% with the Conservatives also making a small gain of 3.2%.

It's still a very safe seat for Labour:

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