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 East

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Richard Burgon
    • Votes: 19,464
    • Vote share %: 49.8
    • Vote share change: -11.5
  2. Conservative
    Jill Mortimer
    • Votes: 13,933
    • Vote share %: 35.7
    • Vote share change: +5.1
  3. The Brexit Party
    Sarah Wass
    • Votes: 2,981
    • Vote share %: 7.6
    • Vote share change: +7.6
  4. Liberal Democrat
    David Dresser
    • Votes: 1,796
    • Vote share %: 4.6
    • Vote share change: +2.8
  5. Green
    Shahab Adris
    • Votes: 878
    • Vote share %: 2.2
    • Vote share change: +1.2

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 5,531
  • Registered voters: 67,286
  • % share:
    58.0%
  • Change since 2017: -4.8

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 49.8%
Conservative 35.7%
The Brexit Party 7.6%
Liberal Democrat 4.6%
Green 2.2%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +7.6 Gained
  • Conservative +5.1 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.8 Gained
  • Green +1.2 Gained
  • Labour -11.5 Lost

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Yorkshire MPs announced in Shadow Cabinet

Three Yorkshire MPs have been appointed in new Labour Party leader Keir Starmer's Shadow Cabinet.

Keir Starmer
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Mr Starmer, who was announced as the new leader at the weekend, revealed his new team today.

Wentworth and Dearne's John Healey MP has been appointed as Shadow Defence Secretary.

Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband has been appointed as Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Secretary.

And, Louise Haigh MP, who represents Sheffield Heeley, has been given Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary on an interim basis.

Leaving the shadow cabinet are:

  • Tracy Brabin MP - Batley and Spen
  • Richard Burgon MP - Leeds East
  • Rachael Maskell MP - York Central
  • Jon Trickett MP - Hemsworth

Leeds East MP secures place in Labour deputy leader race

Labour MP for Leeds East and Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon has secured enough nominations to qualify for the next round of the deputy Labour leadership race.

Mr Burgon is one of five candidates for the position alongside, Angela Rayner, Ian Murray, Dawn Butler, and Rosena Allin-Khan.

He received 22 votes, the minimum needed to qualify for the next phase.

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Richard Burgon MP to stand to be new Labour deputy leader

Leeds East MP Richard Burgon has announced he intends to stand to be Labour's deputy leader.

Richard Burgon
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Writing on Twitter he said: "After a break and discussions with MPs and party members, I’m announcing that I'm standing to be Labour's Deputy Leader."

Mr Burgon, who is the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor, was re-elected earlier this month but saw his majority drop from 12,752 to 5,531.

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Jeremy Corbyn has said he will stand down as leader early next year in the wake of Labour's election defeat earlier this month, where much of the party's traditional Northern strongholds fell to the Conservatives.

While the timetable for the contest has yet to been announced, it is expected to begin next month, with a new leader set to be in place by the spring

Leeds East: Labour hold

Shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon has been re-elected as the MP for Leeds East, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Jill Mortimer by 5,531 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Sarah Wass of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat David Dresser came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 4.8 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 39,000 people, 58% 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, David Dresser (Liberal Democrat) and Shahab Adris (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingLeeds East: Labour hold

Shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon holds Leeds East for Labour.

Leeds East: Labour hold

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Labour holds Leeds East constituency

Richard Burgon holds his seat in the Leeds East constituency.

BreakingRESULT: Labour holds Leeds East

Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon holds Leeds East.