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

Wentworth & Dearne

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    John Healey
    • Votes: 16,742
    • Vote share %: 40.3
    • Vote share change: -24.7
  2. Conservative
    Emily Barley
    • Votes: 14,577
    • Vote share %: 35.1
    • Vote share change: +3.8
  3. The Brexit Party
    Stephen Cavell
    • Votes: 7,019
    • Vote share %: 16.9
    • Vote share change: +16.9
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Janice Middleton
    • Votes: 1,705
    • Vote share %: 4.1
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  5. The Yorkshire Party
    Lucy Brown
    • Votes: 1,201
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +2.9
  6. Social Democratic Party
    David Bettney
    • Votes: 313
    • Vote share %: 0.8
    • Vote share change: +0.8

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 2,165
  • Registered voters: 74,536
  • % share:
    55.8%
  • Change since 2017: -2.9

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 40.3%
Conservative 35.1%
The Brexit Party 16.9%
Liberal Democrat 4.1%
The Yorkshire Party 2.9%
Social Democratic Party 0.8%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +16.9 Gained
  • Conservative +3.8 Gained
  • The Yorkshire Party +2.9 Gained
  • Social Democratic Party +0.8 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +0.3 Gained
  • Labour -24.7 Lost

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Shadow Defence Secretary hopes pilot is found 'swiftly and safely'

John Healey, the Shadow Defence Secretary and a Labour MP in South Yorkshire has tweeted: "We hope the pilot is found swiftly and safely, and our thoughts are with the pilot’s family, friends and all at RAF Lakenheath.

"Thanks to the coastguard for their efforts."

RAF Lakenheath
AFP

The RAF have also tweeted: "Our thoughts are with US Air Force and all at RAF Lakenheath."

Yorkshire MPs announced in Shadow Cabinet

Three Yorkshire MPs have been appointed in new Labour Party leader Keir Starmer's Shadow Cabinet.

Keir Starmer
PA Media

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

Wentworth & Dearne: Labour hold

Shadow housing secretary John Healey has been re-elected as the MP for Wentworth & Dearne, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Emily Barley by 2,165 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Stephen Cavell of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Janice Middleton came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.9 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 42,000 people, 55.8% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the six candidates, Janice Middleton (Liberal Democrat), Lucy Brown (The Yorkshire Party) and David Bettney (Social Democratic Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingWentworth and Dearne: Labour hold

Labour's John Healey has been re-elected as MP for Wentworth and Dearne.

Listen: 'We know sprinklers save lives'

Steve White

BBC Radio Sheffield

Labour has launched a campaign calling for the government to fit sprinklers to all council tower blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire in the summer.

The Wentworth and Dearne MP, John Healey who is also the shadow housing minister expalined what his party are actually asking for:

Listen: Grenfell tragedy survivors want answers - South Yorkshire MP

Grenfell Tower fire survivors want answers from the inqury which has got under way today, Wentworth and Dearne MP and Labour Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey has said.

The public inquiry will hear evidence about the how the blaze spread, what work was done to refurbish the London tower block and at wider issues of fire safety in high-rise buildings.

Mr Healey says at the moment he has some concerns over the scope of the inquiry:

Watch: 'What's promised must be done' over Grenfell Tower - Healey

James Vincent

BBC Look North

South Yorkshire Labour MP and Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey has been speaking in the House of Commons about the government's response to the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London.

The Wentworth and Dearne MP acknowledged that the housing minister, Alok Sharma, has had a "testing" start to his time in the role.

However, Mr Healey said the government had been "off the pace at each stage following this terrible tragedy":

Listen: 'It's not a two minute fix'

Paul Walker

BBC Radio Sheffield

Two weeks on from the Grenfell tower block fire council across Yorkshire are investigating local blocks to ensure the cladding on those buildings is safe for residents.

According to the Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey, who is Labour's shadow housing minister, these tests are not being conducted quickly enough.

However, retired safety officer Bob Addenbrook from Sheffield, believes it's a big job to carry out these tests on cladding across the country:

Grenfell Tower fire: Public inquiry best option says John Healey

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in London would find out the truth behind it better than coroners' inquests, the Shadow Housing Minister and Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, John Healey, has said.

Grenfell Tower interior
Getty Images

Seventy-nine people are believed to have died after a huge blaze at the west London tower block, which began at about 01:00 last Wednesday morning.

Mr Healey says a public inquiry would be broader and judge-led than inquests:

They can set the inquiry up in a way that makes sure the residents' voices are properly heard."

John HealeyShadow Housing Secretary