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

Sheffield South East

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Clive Betts
    • Votes: 19,359
    • Vote share %: 46.1
    • Vote share change: -12.4
  2. Conservative
    Marc Bayliss
    • Votes: 15,070
    • Vote share %: 35.9
    • Vote share change: +4.4
  3. The Brexit Party
    Kirk Kus
    • Votes: 4,478
    • Vote share %: 10.7
    • Vote share change: +10.7
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Rajin Chowdhury
    • Votes: 2,125
    • Vote share %: 5.1
    • Vote share change: +1.8
  5. The Yorkshire Party
    Alex Martin
    • Votes: 966
    • Vote share %: 2.3
    • Vote share change: +2.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 4,289
  • Registered voters: 67,832
  • % share:
    61.9%
  • Change since 2017: -1.3

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 46.1%
Conservative 35.9%
The Brexit Party 10.7%
Liberal Democrat 5.1%
The Yorkshire Party 2.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +10.7 Gained
  • Conservative +4.4 Gained
  • The Yorkshire Party +2.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.8 Gained
  • Labour -12.4 Lost

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Trams could be mothballed without extra funding - Mayor

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Sheffield MPs have written an urgent letter to the government asking it to keep buses and trams running when emergency funding ends this week.

Supertram
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Supertram services in Sheffield and Rotherham could be mothballed if the government fails to step in with further resources, Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis has warned.

Sheffield City Region bosses were given £1.3m in May to support the Stagecoach Supertram network following a massive reduction in passenger numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Government intervention is set to end today and Mayor Jarvis has described shutting down the service as a "terrible situation" but it would come as a "last resort".

Labour MPs Clive Betts, Olivia Blake, Paul Blomfield, Gill Furniss and Louise Haigh have now intervened and written to Transport Minister Grant Shapps.

Mr Betts, who recently led a review of buses, said: “Keeping buses and trams running is absolutely essential to allow key workers to get to work.

“Having bus operators go out of business or the tram stopping running will cause short term chaos in essential services and in the longer term add to the problems of congestion, pollution and climate change.

“The Government’s financial help so far has been welcome and essential but it must continue.”

Public ownership of buses to be considered following review

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The possibility of taking South Yorkshire buses back into public control or in the way of a franchise should be seriously considered, a comprehensive review has suggested.

A bus
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The findings of the South Yorkshire Bus Review chaired and compiled by Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts, has found a raft of shocking failings throughout the county’s public transport network.

Recommendations show Sheffield City Region bosses should procure the necessary expertise to "financially and legally investigate" the process of franchising right away.

But the possibility of creating a municipal bus company – owned and run by the Sheffield City Region – should come no more than five years after the creation of a new South Yorkshire-wide Enhanced Partnership.

Franchising should be considered after about three years by June 2023.

Sheffield Council was the most in favour of taking services back into public ownership or in the way of a franchise model.

Barnsley Council was said to be the most against it with Rotherham and Doncaster sitting somewhere in between.

The panel said in a 100-plus page report there was a "lack of leadership" from the bus operators, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), councils and from the Sheffield City Region.

Mr Betts concluded there is ‘too many layers of leadership’ without the ‘leverage and power’ to bring about real change.

The body would also be scrapped and merged with the SCR executive team as part of the plans.

Labour needs 'trusted and understood' leader - Blunkett

Former Sheffield MP Lord David Blunkett says the General Election result is devastating for Labour and the party needs to go back to the drawing board.

David Blunkett
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With one seat left to declare, Labour has won 203 seats - the party's worst result since 1935.

Lord Blunkett, former Home Secretary and Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough MP, said: "You need candidates that are credible. You need policies that are believable.

"You need a leader who's trusted and understood and who empathises. We've got five years to put all those and much more in place."

Sheffield South East: Labour hold

Clive Betts has been re-elected as the MP for Sheffield South East, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Marc Bayliss by 4,289 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Kirk Kus of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Rajin Chowdhury came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.3 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 42,000 people, 61.9% 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, Alex Martin (The Yorkshire Party) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingSheffield South East: Labour hold

Labour's Clive Betts has been re-elected as MP for Sheffield South East.

'Tough campaign'

Sheffield South East Labour candidate Clive Betts says it's been a touch campaign in the seat.

Clive Betts
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Listen: Sheffield MP criticises 'staggering' row over devolution deal

A Sheffield MP says Barnsley and Doncaster 's councils are "deluded" over the idea of devolution for the whole of Yorkshire.

Earlier this week, the two councils' leaders voted against a deal which would see a directly-elected South Yorkshire mayor assume control of transport budgets and strategic planning and have access to £30m a year for 30 years.

Barnsley and Doncaster councils say they'd prefer to see a Yorkshire-wide deal - something Sheffield and Rotherham councils reject.

But Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts says the row between South Yorkshire's four councils is "staggering":

Sheffield South East: Labour hold

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