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Sheffield HeeleyParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 21,475
- Vote share %: 50.3
- Vote share change: -9.7
- Votes: 12,955
- Vote share %: 30.3
- Vote share change: +1.6
The Brexit PartyTracy Knowles
- Votes: 3,538
- Vote share %: 8.3
- Vote share change: +8.3
Liberal DemocratSimon Clement-Jones
- Votes: 2,916
- Vote share %: 6.8
- Vote share change: +2.3
- Votes: 1,811
- Vote share %: 4.2
- Vote share change: +2.1
Change compared with 2017
- LAB majority: 8,520
- Registered voters: 66,940
- Change since 2017: -1.2
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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 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.”
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Two Sheffield Labour MPs have teamed up to launch a bid to restore railway services in South Yorkshire to their former glory after the routes were cut in the 1960s.
Olivia Blake, MP for Hallam, and Louise Haigh, MP for Heeley, are putting in a bid for the government’s Restoring Your Railway Fund.
They hope the money can help reopen railway stations in Heeley, on London Road (pictured as it is today), and Millhouses, on Archer Road, and expand the station at Dore and Totley.
The stations were all originally opened around 1870 and ran for about a century before the so-called Beeching cuts of the 1960s.
The government is now investing £500m to try to reverse these - and has so far used £40m million to build 10 new stations.
Residents in Woodseats, Millhouses, Carterknowle, Meersbrook, Heeley and Abbeydale would be within a 20-minute walk of the new platforms, but the MPs say the benefits would also be shared city-wide.
Ms Haigh said: "South and south west Sheffield were once well-served by rail and tram networks, but short-sighted decisions in the 1960s closed these down in favour of road traffic.
"My constituents are desperate for better public transport to cut traffic congestion, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions."
Applications for a share of the cash are being accepted up to 5 June.
Three Yorkshire MPs have been appointed in new Labour Party leader Keir Starmer's Shadow Cabinet.
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
The MP for a Sheffield suburb where a 12-year-old boy was injured in a drive-by shooting has said a public meeting yesterday was "really positive".
Over 100 people went to the meeting last night that saw senior police officers, residents and Labour MP Louise Haigh discuss the shooting which happened almost two weeks ago.
The boy isn't believed to have been the target of the shooting, but MP Louise Haigh says it's been good to see the community come together after the attack.
She said: "It was really positive. You're always a bit anxious with things like this that people will come up and just point fingers and blame, but there wasn't any of that.
"There was real ownership and a real desire to take control back and be positive about our area.
"It is a great place to live and these have been isolated incidents, but of course they have been really troubling for people."
Louise Haigh has been re-elected as the MP for Sheffield Heeley, with a decreased majority.
The Labour candidate beat Conservative Gordon Gregory by 8,520 votes, 5,308 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.
Tracy Knowles of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Simon Clement-Jones came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 1.2 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 43,000 people, 63.8% 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, Paul Turpin (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
This story was created using some automation.
Louise Haigh, Labour's candidate for Sheffield Heeley, has been re-elected as MP.
These are the latest turnout figures from Sheffield and Doncaster: