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

Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Labour
    Yvette Cooper
    • Votes: 18,297
    • Vote share %: 37.9
    • Vote share change: -21.6
  2. Conservative
    Andrew Lee
    • Votes: 17,021
    • Vote share %: 35.3
    • Vote share change: +5.2
  3. The Brexit Party
    Deneice Florence-Jukes
    • Votes: 8,032
    • Vote share %: 16.6
    • Vote share change: +16.6
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Tom Gordon
    • Votes: 3,147
    • Vote share %: 6.5
    • Vote share change: +5.1
  5. The Yorkshire Party
    Laura Walker
    • Votes: 1,762
    • Vote share %: 3.7
    • Vote share change: +0.7

Change compared with 2017


  • LAB majority: 1,276
  • Registered voters: 84,527
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -3.2

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 37.9%
Conservative 35.3%
The Brexit Party 16.6%
Liberal Democrat 6.5%
The Yorkshire Party 3.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +16.6 Gained
  • Conservative +5.2 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +5.1 Gained
  • The Yorkshire Party +0.7 Gained
  • Labour -21.6 Lost

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Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford: Labour hold

Yvette Cooper has been re-elected as the MP for Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Andrew Lee by 1,276 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Deneice Florence-Jukes of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Tom Gordon came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3.2 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 48,000 people, 57.1% 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, Laura Walker (The Yorkshire Party) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingNormanton, Pontefract and Castleford: Labour hold

Labour's Yvette Cooper has been re-elected as MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford.

She won by 1,276 votes - down from a 2017 majority of 14,499.

'Brexit key to Conservative results' - Tory candidate

Brexit has been one of the main reasons people have turend their back on Labour and voted Conservative, according to Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford candidate Andrew Lee.

Mr Lee says he's seen a "very good response" across the constituency is "feeling pretty confident":

Large turnout in Wakefield?

It seems that voter turnout could be high in Wakefield, according to the BBC reporter at the count.

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Kevin Larkin, BBC Radio Leeds' political reporter says he's been told of "very full ballot boxes" and "huge amount of postal votes".

Three constituencies will be counted in Wakefield tonight - Wakefield, Hemsworth and Normanton, Ponefract and Castleford - and it could be at the centre of some tight battles.

Rumours already rife after exit poll

Kevin Larkin

Political reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Radio Leeds's Political Reporter Kevin Larkin with the rumours from the count.

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Listen: West Yorkshire MP's Brexit fears over UK borders

MPs say there's a greater risk of guns, drugs and fake goods, being smuggled into the UK after Brexit, unless the government recruits more border staff.

The Home Affairs Committee wants ministers to draw up contingency plans, to prevent long delays at ports and airports.

The West Yorkshire Labour MP, Yvette Cooper, chairs the committee and says she doesn't feel the protection of borders is being properly thought about:

Listen: Yvette Cooper - Election 'was a con'

Britain has a hung parliament and not the increased conservative majority predicted by some when the general election was announced on 18 April.

The Conservatives have more seats than any other party, but they don't have enough for a workable majority in Westminster.

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford's Labour MP, Yvette Cooper, held her seat overnight and says Theresa May made the election a "referendum on herself":