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

York Central

Parliamentary constituency



  1. Labour
    Rachael Maskell
    • Votes: 27,312
    • Vote share %: 55.2
    • Vote share change: -10.0
  2. Conservative
    Fabia Tate
    • Votes: 13,767
    • Vote share %: 27.8
    • Vote share change: -2.4
  3. Liberal Democrat
    James Blanchard
    • Votes: 4,149
    • Vote share %: 8.4
    • Vote share change: +3.7
  4. Green
    Tom Franklin
    • Votes: 2,107
    • Vote share %: 4.3
    • Vote share change: +4.3
  5. The Brexit Party
    Nicholas Szkiler
    • Votes: 1,479
    • Vote share %: 3.0
    • Vote share change: +3.0
  6. The Yorkshire Party
    Andrew Snedden
    • Votes: 557
    • Vote share %: 1.1
    • Vote share change: +1.1
  7. Social Democratic Party
    Andrew Dunn
    • Votes: 134
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017


  • LAB majority: 13,545
  • Registered voters: 74,801
  • % share:
  • Change since 2017: -2.5

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 55.2%
Conservative 27.8%
Liberal Democrat 8.4%
Green 4.3%
The Brexit Party 3.0%
The Yorkshire Party 1.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Green +4.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +3.7 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +3.0 Gained
  • The Yorkshire Party +1.1 Gained
  • Conservative -2.4 Lost
  • Labour -10.0 Lost

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York MP won't vote in Parliament 'until system changes'

A York MP says she's not going to vote in Parliament until the current system changes because she doesn't think it's safe.

MPs queueing to vote

MPs voted to return to voting in person earlier this week after using a "hybrid" system during the coronavirus lockdown which saw some MPs in the Commons chamber and some appearing via video link.

Some votes were held remotely for the first time in Parliament's history.

Votes on Tuesday saw MPs queuing up outside the Commons chamber before walking to the Speaker's chair to say their name and which way they were voting.

York Central Labour MP Rachael Maskell said: "I looked down on groups of MPs in Westminster Hall who were standing, laughing in little groups and not observing social distancing.

There was a "long snake of MPs" going into vote, many of whom "weren't following distancing rules", she added.

"I'm being asked to either sacrifice my vote, or potentially sacrifice the life of a colleague or member of staff. I certainly won't be voting until the voting system changes," she said.

York MP calls for 'greater evidence' for lockdown easing

A Yorkshire MP has called for "greater evidence" for the prime minister’s proposals to ease the lockdown, to ensure people are kept safe from further infection during the coronavirus outbreak.

Rachael Maskell
UK Parliament

In his address on Sunday, the prime minister said people who could not work from home, should return to the workplace from Wednesday, but avoid public transport.

People will also be allowed to take unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise, sit or sunbathe in parks and play sports with household members from Wednesday, he added.

Reacting to the announcement York Central Labour MP Rachael Maskell (pictured) said: “It's one thing to have optimism and aspiration, it's another to ensure safety and base all decisions on evidence.

"I can't see how people can physically return to work until a full risk assessment is undertaken and the risks mitigated through policies to ensure social distancing, hygiene and PPE use, can be stringently adhered to."

Ms Maskell added: “Greater evidence needs to be provided to demonstrate other aspects of the economy can function safely, and in the interim workers need their financial security strengthened."

Speaking about his proposals the prime minister said: "We will be driven not by mere hope or economic necessity - we are going to be driven by the science, the data and public health."

Yorkshire MPs announced in Shadow Cabinet

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

Keir Starmer
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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

'No rush' for new Labour leader - York Central MP

The re-elected York Central Labour MP Rachael Maskell has said her party "shouldn't rush into electing a new leader".

Rachael Maskell
Parliament TV

Ms Maskell was voted back in at York Central, but with a reduced majority.

She says: "I think we've really got to analyse what's happened and to think about what kind of Labour Party we need for a new era of politics, which clearly we're moving into.

"And then think about what qualities we need of a leader in that process and then who that should be."

Ms Maskell won the only Labour seat in North Yorkshire, with seven of the eight seats available in the county held by the Conservatives.

General election 2019: What questions do you have?

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York Central: Labour hold

Rachael Maskell has been re-elected as the MP for York Central, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Fabia Tate by 13,545 votes, 5,030 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

James Blanchard of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Tom Franklin came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 50,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Four of the seven candidates, Tom Franklin (Green), Nicholas Szkiler (the Brexit Party), Andrew Snedden (the Yorkshire Party) and Andrew Dunn (Social Democratic Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingYork Central: Labour hold

Labour candidate Rachael Maskell has been re-elected as MP for York Central.

Corbyn 'hurting' after exit poll - Labour candidate

Labour's Rachael Maskell says Jeremy Corbyn will be "hurting" after the exit polls predicted a Conservative majority.

The poll, carried out by Ipsos MORI for the BBC, ITV News and Sky News, suggests the Tories may win 368 seats and Labour 191.

The York Central MP says now is not time for “rash decisions” but Labour will need to move into a “new era” of politics: