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

Rotherham

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Sarah Champion
    • Votes: 14,736
    • Vote share %: 41.3
    • Vote share change: -15.1
  2. Conservative
    Gerri Hickton
    • Votes: 11,615
    • Vote share %: 32.6
    • Vote share change: +6.2
  3. The Brexit Party
    Paul Hague
    • Votes: 6,125
    • Vote share %: 17.2
    • Vote share change: +17.2
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Adam Carter
    • Votes: 2,090
    • Vote share %: 5.9
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  5. The Yorkshire Party
    Dennis Bannan
    • Votes: 1,085
    • Vote share %: 3.0
    • Vote share change: -0.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 3,121
  • Registered voters: 61,688
  • % share:
    57.8%
  • Change since 2017: -2.2

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 41.3%
Conservative 32.6%
The Brexit Party 17.2%
Liberal Democrat 5.9%
The Yorkshire Party 3.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +17.2 Gained
  • Conservative +6.2 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.2 Gained
  • The Yorkshire Party -0.7 Lost
  • Labour -15.1 Lost

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'I won't let you down' - Rotherham Labour MP

Labour's Sarah Champion has thanked the people of Rotherham for re-electing her.

Ms Champion, a former shadow cabinet minister, beat Conservative Gerri Hickton by 3,121 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election:

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Analysis: Friday 13th is day Labour will never forget

James Vincent

Political Editor BBC Look North

The ballot boxes and tables have been put away at the Leeds Arena ready for tonight’s gig, a nostalgic night called We Love the Nineties.

Labour rosette
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Yorkshire Labour supporters might be forgiven for desperately hoping they could go back to victories like 1997.

Saying Labour did badly here doesn’t really cut it. People in parts of Rotherham and Doncaster now have a Conservative MP for the first time in their constituency’s history.

The West Yorkshire seats we talk about being an indication of the national election picture were always going to be tough. Four of them went.

But further south, three more communities kicked Labour out.

Rother Valley is made of former mining villages. It’s been Labour since 1918.

Don Valley surrounds the town where railway workers created the Labour movement.

Half of Penistone and Stocksbridge only exists because it was formed around the steelworks.

These are Labour areas. But not anymore.

This Brexit election turned things around. The view here on the Labour leadership also made the party feel less connected to its roots.

The 12 December election returned results on a Friday the 13th the party will never forget.

Rotherham: Labour's Sarah Champion retains seat

Labour MP Sarah Champion has held on to her Rotherham seat with a significantly decreased majority.

Ms Champion, a former shadow cabinet minister, beat Conservative Gerri Hickton by 3,121 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Reacting to the exit poll, Ms Champion said the party needs to "radically rethink what Labour stands for".

Paul Hague of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Adam Carter came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.2 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 36,000 people, 57.8% 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, Dennis Bannan (The Yorkshire Party) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingRotherham: Labour hold

Labour's Sarah Champion has been re-elected as the MP for Rotherham.

Should Jeremy Corbyn resign? Labour candidate reacts

Labour's Sarah Champion says the party needs to "radically rethink what Labour stands for" as exit polls suggest the Conservatives will increase their majority.

Ms Champion has spoken to BBC Look North as she waits to see if she will be re-elected as MP for Rotherham.

She says the party needs to get back to its "core values":

Watch: Rotherham MP says it's 'morally repugnant' to pay paedophile informant

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Rotherham's MP says it is "morally repugnant" to pay paedophiles to act as informants.

However, Sarah Champion, who is also Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, said using paedophiles as informants, unpaid, is worthwhile if it prevents abuse.

She was reacting after Northumbria Police was criticised for paying a paedophile £10,000 to act as an informant in a recent abuse case:

Watch: South Yorkshire's Labour winners react to victories

South Yorkshire is now a sea of red after former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour.

The other 13 South Yorkshire seats remained with Jeremy Corbyn's party, and the successful candidates have been speaking about their wins.

Sarah Champion, who remains MP for Rotherham after increasing her majority by 3.9%, had this to say following her re-election:

The Barnsley East constituency was always going to have a new MP after Michael Dugher announced he wouldn't seek re-election.

The successful candidate there was Labour's Stephanie Peacock, who gave this reaction to her victory:

Rotherham: Labour hold

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BreakingRESULT: Labour hold Rotherham

Sarah Champion retains Rotherham for Labour with an increased majority.