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After 650 of 650 seats

Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Labour

Yvette Cooper Votes 29,268 header_vote_share 59.5 Net percentage change in seats +4.6
Party

CON

Conservative

Andrew Lee Votes 14,769 header_vote_share 30.0 Net percentage change in seats +9.2
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Lewis Thompson Votes 3,030 header_vote_share 6.2 Net percentage change in seats -15.2
Party

YRKS

The Yorkshire Party

Daniel Gascoigne Votes 1,431 header_vote_share 2.9 Net percentage change in seats +2.9
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Clarke Roberts Votes 693 header_vote_share 1.4 Net percentage change in seats -1.5

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

14,499

Turnout

60.3%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 59.5
Conservative 30.0
UKIP 6.2
The Yorkshire Party 2.9
Liberal Democrat 1.4

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+9.2
Labour
+4.6
The Yorkshire Party
+2.9
Liberal Democrat
-1.5
UKIP
-15.2

Latest updates

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":

Yvette Cooper: May can't carry on

Yvette Cooper
BBC

Senior Labour MP Yvette Cooper says "it's great we're winning back seats for Labour" and "I applaud the hard work of Jeremy Corbyn and all activists."

Theresa May called this election as "a referendum on herself and she has lost, I don't see how she can carry on", she adds.

Ms Cooper, who retained Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, voted against Jeremy Corbyn in last year's leadership election, but now stresses "he won twice and that's why the party came together in this campaign to achieve this result".

Normanton & Pontefract: Labour hold

Result graphic
BBC

Yvette Cooper maintains healthy majority

Labour's Yvette Cooper maintains healthy majority
The Labour Party's Yvette Cooper maintains a healthy majority as she retains her Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford seat.

BreakingRESULT: Labour hold Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford

Yvette Cooper retains Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford for Labour.

Yvette Cooper
BBC

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

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The deadline to register is 22 May
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Yvette Cooper
, have the following results:
  • 25,213 total votes taken.
  • 54.9% share of the total vote
  • +6.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Nathan Garbutt
, have the following results:
  • 9,785 total votes taken.
  • 21.3% share of the total vote
  • +21.3% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Beth Prescott
, have the following results:
  • 9,569 total votes taken.
  • 20.8% share of the total vote
  • -3.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Edward McMillan-Scott
, have the following results:
  • 1,330 total votes taken.
  • 2.9% share of the total vote
  • -13.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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