York election night – As it happened
Result: Rachael Maskell holds York Central
York Central is a Labour hold.
Rachael Maskell has held the seat.
— City of York Council (@CityofYork) December 13, 2019
More Yorkshire results
Here’s more Yorkshire results, via Battle For Yorkshire.
Labour holds Doncaster North and Doncaster Central – reduced majorities in both cases.
Greg Knight increases his majority and holds Yorkshire East for the Conservatives – 33,988 votes tonight aginst 31,442 in 2017
Jeremy Corbyn to go – but not yet
After being returned as MP for Islington North, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has described the 2019 General Election outcome as “very disappointing” and said he will not lead the party in any future election campaign.
But he says a discussion will take place as to what happens next.
This from York Lib Dem candidate James Blanchard
Questions to which the answer is "loads" https://t.co/fxh4dPtCUm
— James Blanchard #fbpe (@jamesblanchard) December 13, 2019
Results from elsewhere in Yorkshire
Here’s a round-up of other recent Yorkshire results, via the ‘Battle For Yorkshire’ blog on The Yorkie:
Karl Turner hangs onto John Prescott’s old Hull East seat for Labour – with a much-reduced majority. Down from 21,355 to 12,713.
Labour holds Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough with a majority of 22,369 against 28,193 in 2017
In Leeds East, Fabian Hamilton holds the seat for Labour, but with his majority slashed from 33,436 in to 2017 to 19,464
The Conservatives hold Scarborough and Whitby – with an increased majority for Robert Goodwill
Labour holds Rotherham but, as we’re seeing elsewhere, with a reduced majority – down from 21,404 in 2017 to 14,736 tonight
David Davis holds onto Haltemprice and Howden and his hefty majority – but arrives too late to hear the announcement.
A Conservative hold for Harrogate and Knaresborough. Andrew Jones has had his 31,477 majority reduced a tad to 29,962 but still a very safe seat for the Conservatives.
Recap: How York Outer voted in 2017
In York Outer in 2017 there was a turnout of 76% (57,573 votes cast). This was the result: