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Election 2017: Yorkshire's winners and losers

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

That's all from us for today. What a 24 hours...

Certainly the 2017 general election has given us something that could have ramifications for years to come.

Nick Clegg and Jared O'Mara

Here are the winners and losers across Yorkshire:

  • Perhaps the biggest of the losers was Nick Clegg (above left), former leader of the Lib Dems and former Deputy Prime Minister. His seat, Sheffield Hallam, went to Jared O'Mara (above right), with a majority of more than 2,000
  • In West Yorkshire, Conservative Kris Hopkins lost his seat to Labour's John Grogan, but by a very small 249 majority
  • Another Lib Dem to lose out, again to Labour, was Greg Mulholland who lost out to Alex Sobel in Leeds North West
  • And in East Yorkshire, Hull West and Hessle has a new MP after Labour's Emma Hardy replaced Alan Johnson, who held the seat for 20 years before standing down

We'll see you again from 06:30 on Monday morning for the latest breaking news from across Yorkshire. Phew.

General election 2017: How Yorkshire looks now

Here's a handy visualisation of the winners and losers in the general election.

As you can see, there's a little less blue and orange and a little bit more red:


Campaigners lose High Court challenge over changes to 13th century York tower

Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge over plans for a visitor centre at York's Clifford's Tower.

Clifford's Tower
English Heritage

They've been fighting against Historic England's plans to build the centre and a cafe at the site which dates back to the 13th century. They say it resembles a "toilet block" and would "spoil the site".

English Heritage was granted permission to build the £2m visitor centre last October.

They said the project would enhance access to the site and work was due to begin in November.

Those against the plans have been given a fortnight to ask the Court of Appeal to consider their case.

'General election campaign was poor' - East Riding Council leader

The Conservative leader of East Riding Council says the situation after the general election is "a complete mess".

Councillor Stephen Parnaby

Speaking to BBC Radio Humberside, Stephen Parnaby has said he doesn't think Theresa May has a long-term future as party leader.

He said: "I think there was an awful lot of complacency and there was a lot of expectation. Frankly I think the election campaign was poor."

Flights grounded at Leeds Bradford Airport due to drone

Flights to and from Leeds Bradford Airport were grounded for a short time at the weekend after a drone was flown over the site, it's been revealed.


The West Yorkshire Police helicopter was scrambled at about 13:00 last Saturday when air traffic control alerted officers to an infringement of their airspace.

The helicopter tracked the drone to the Eccup area, but the people who were remotely flying it couldn't be found and today police are appealing for more information.

Planes were told to remain on the ground while the search was being conducted, police say.

Clearly the airport is controlled airspace and any unauthorised flying in that area presents obvious risks."

Insp Andy LoftusWest Yorkshire Police

Listen: 'We're in for a very uncertain period'

Steve White

BBC Radio Sheffield

The former head of the civil service and ex-chief executive of Sheffield City Council has spoken of his concern for the country after yesterday's general election.

Lord Kerslake, who is also chair of the board of governors at Sheffield Hallam University, helped prepare the Conservatives for potential coalition negotiations ahead of the 2015 election.

He's been telling me whether he thinks Theresa May has the authority to remain as prime minister:

Hull pupils 'disconcerted and confused' by exam paper error

Pritti Mistry

BBC Local Live, Hull

An exam board has apologised for "poorly wording" an A Level psychology exam question, weeks after making an error in a GCSE paper.

Students sit exam

Students were faced with a question asking them to "calculate the mean percentage of words", normally seen in a maths exam.

Exam board OCR has since apologised and said it would "correct this in our marking".

Damian Walmsley, deputy head teacher at St Mary's College in Hull, said students who sat the exam on Wednesday had been left "disconcerted and confused" by the question.

"The exam was stopped briefly by the invigilator, who contacted the exam board and got advice for students to ignore the question," he added.

Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire eastbound

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The new political picture in Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

That's it from me after a somewhat busy few hours, but before I go here's a quick rundown of the thrills and spills we've had in Lincolnshire as the general election results flowed in:

  • Lincoln is now an island of red in a sea of blue after Karen Lee clinched the seat for Labour
  • The Conservative MPs who've been re-elected in our region have all gained increased majorities
  • UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has announced his resignation at a press conference in Boston after coming third in the constituency

Watch: South Yorkshire's Labour winners react to victories

South Yorkshire is now a sea of red after former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour.

The other 13 South Yorkshire seats remained with Jeremy Corbyn's party, and the successful candidates have been speaking about their wins.

Sarah Champion, who remains MP for Rotherham after increasing her majority by 3.9%, had this to say following her re-election:

The Barnsley East constituency was always going to have a new MP after Michael Dugher announced he wouldn't seek re-election.

The successful candidate there was Labour's Stephanie Peacock, who gave this reaction to her victory:

Watch: Lincoln's young voters have their say

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Labour's success in Lincoln has been put down in part to the number of young people coming out to vote.

Lincoln has a large number of university students and we asked young people in the city what persuaded them to vote:

Man dies in crash near Grantham

A 20-year-old man has died after the car he was driving came off the road at Londonthorpe near Grantham and overturned.

It happened at about 22:35 yesterday night on High Road, police say.

A 19-year-old local man who was a passenger in the car was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a very serious condition.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is being asked to get in touch with police.

Lincolnshire's mental health services 'good' - health watchdog

Lincolnshire's mental health services have been rated "good" by a national health watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission report follows an inspection carried out in April which said services at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust required improvement overall.

The latest report says supervision and maintenance of patient records still need improving though, and demand on beds and acute care remain high - reflecting national pressures.

But, safety, caring and responsive staff and leadership are all rated good, the report says.

Watch: 'Manifesto a big turning point' for Labour - Keighley's new MP

Labour's John Grogan is one of the new MPs for West Yorkshire in Keighley following the general election.

Mr Grogan took the seat from Conservative Kris Hopkins, but by only 249 votes.

Mr Grogan says that although he didn't vote for Jeremy Corbyn as leader, he gave the party a "marvellous campaign".

He added that the Labour leader has given the party hope:

Hull City: New head coach Slutsky "can't wait to get started"

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City's new head coach Leonid Slutsky is due to arrive in East Yorkshire next week to take over the role left vacant by Marco Silva.

Leonid Slutsky

He said: "I am delighted to become the head coach of Hull City and I am very much looking forward to the challenge of guiding the club back to the Premier League.

"I already know that this is an important club with a big and loyal fanbase. I've had a good feeling about it ever since meeting the Allam family and I can't wait to get started," he added.

Watch: How Yorkshire voted in the general election

David Rhodes

BBC Yorkshire

The votes are counted and we now know who the winners and losers were.

While we wait to see what happens next, let's look at the cold hard facts of how Yorkshire voted in the 2017 general election:

Lincoln's new MP aims to continue nursing

Karen Lee, Lincoln's new Labour MP, also happens to be a nurse at Lincoln County Hospital.

Karen Lee

She's preparing to take her seat at Westminster after having pushed out Conservative Karl McCartney.

Despite this, she says she hopes she can still do some nursing shifts as well as carrying out her duties as the city's new MP.

Ms Lee says: "I would really like to carry on, perhaps doing the odd bank shift and keep my registration current. I had to work very hard to be a nurse and I enjoy being a nurse."

Parents' 'pride' in new Sheffield Hallam MP

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Labour's Jared O'Mara is coming to terms with being elected the new MP for Sheffield Hallam, ousting Nick Clegg of the Lib Dems - the party's former leader - in the process.

He's the first ever Labour MP for the constituency and his parents joined me to share how pleased they are with the news:

Extra police kept close eye on election counts

There were extra officers on duty at election counts across the country last night.

These officers were on patrol at the Guildhall in Hull:

Officers at Hull count

And there were armed officers on duty at the count in Boston:

Police in Boston

'Some healing to do': New head of York Minster bell tower

York Minster has a new head of its bell tower. Angela Mitchell has been appointed to the role, after 20years of being part of the minster's former bell-ringing team.


One of her first tasks will be to help recruit and establish the Minster’s new band of volunteer bell ringers.

The Minster Chapter dismissed its 30 volunteer bell-ringers in October 2016, because of "safeguarding issues".

The dismissal of the team came after they refused to accept a decision not to reinstate a team member suspended, following an investigation into allegations of sex offending against children.

The allegation never led to a charge.

Commenting on her appointment, Angela Mitchell said: “The recent history of bell ringing at the Minster has been difficult and there is some healing to do."

Third man charged over Raheem Wilks murder

A third man has been charged with the murder of a footballer's brother in Leeds in January.

Raheem Wilks

Raheem Wilks, 19, the brother of Leeds United's Mallik Wilks, was shot near Too Sharps barbers in Harehills.

Keiran Hunt, 29, from Harehills, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court charged with his murder.

Keal Richards, 21, of Francis Street and Jaydn Manners, 23, of Louis Street in Chapeltown have also been charged with murder.

Hull City: Leonid Slutsky confirmed as new Head Coach

Simon Clark

BBC Radio Humberside Sport

Hull City has become the first club in England to employ a Russian as Head Coach.

Leonid Slutsky
Getty Images

The former Russia and C.S.K.A. Moscow boss Leonid Slutsky has been named as Marco Silva's replacement.

He says he has a "good feeling" about the club.

General election: York's views and opinions

Stephanie McGovern

BBC Breakfast

I've been in York this morning speaking to people who voted in the general election.

There was a mix of views from the members of the public I spoke to.

First up is Sam who voted Labour yesterday:

Spalding murders: Daughter Kim Edwards named as killer

The couple believed to be Britain's youngest double murderers have been named, after a judge lifted a ban on identifying them.

Lucas Markham and Kim Edwards
Lincolnshire Police

Kim Edwards and her boyfriend Lucas Markham murdered Edwards' mother Elizabeth, 49, and her younger sister Katie, 13, at their home in Spalding, Lincolnshire, in April 2016.

The killers, who were 14 at the time, were both jailed in November.

A bid to stop their names being made public was rejected in the High Court.

Manchester attack: Minute's silence at opening of inquests

A minute's silence has been held at the start of the inquests into the 22 people who died in the Manchester Arena attack.

Five of the victims were from Yorkshire.


They died when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a home-made device in the arena's foyer on 22 May following an Ariana Grande concert.

Det Supt Jonathan Chadwick told the hearing the bomb was "designed to kill and maim indiscriminately".

Coroner Nigel Meadows said the inquests at Manchester Civil Justice Centre would be adjourned until 24 November.

General Election rundown for Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Wow, what a rollercoaster of a day so far in the aftermath of the general election!

Here's a rundown of what's happened here in Lincolnshire:

Selby MP Nigel Adams thanks voters

The newly-elected Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams, tweets:

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He's right. More than half of the electorate in his constituency voted for him, but Labour increased their share of the vote by 7.3%, to his increase of 6.2%.

He was still fairly comfortable, however, with a majority of 13,772.

As is the national picture, UKIP were the big losers, with their vote dropping by almost 11%.

Doncaster's Mr Fishfinger fails to beat Tim Farron

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A man from Doncaster who dressed as a fish finger during the general election campaign while standing as an independent against Tim Farron in the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency has failed in his bid to oust the Lib Dem leader.

Mr Fishfinger and Tim Farron
Getty Images

Mr Fishfinger finished fourth in the poll behind the Lib Dems, the Conservatives and Labour:

Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency result

During the night Mr Fishfinger spoke to BBC Radio Cumbria about why he stood dressed like he did:

BreakingPrime Minister to meet the Queen

Theresa May has just left Downing Street for Buckingham Palace.

Despite failing to win a majority in the general election, she's expected to ask the Queen for permission to form a new government.

Election statistics: Gap of 68 years between two North Yorkshire candidates

With elections come statistics...

Sometimes they're difficult to comprehend, hard to follow. There are exit polls, forecasts, turnout numbers - a whirlwind of facts, stats and spin, leaving you feeling dull and battered.

Other times, for varying reasons, they leave you shocked and startled. Here's a couple that fall into the latter category.


Between them two North Yorkshire candidates have been alive for 106 years and have a massive 68 years age gap between them.

The oldest candidate in North Yorkshire was Gordon Johnson, an Independent in Scarborough who won 82 votes. He's 87-years-old.

Meanwhile, 68 years his junior is the youngest candidate in the county who was 19-year-old Jack Render.

Jack stood as a candidate for The Yorkshire Party in Skipton and Ripon and won 1,539 votes.

Listen: Yvette Cooper - Election 'was a con'

Britain has a hung parliament and not the increased conservative majority predicted by some when the general election was announced on 18 April.

The Conservatives have more seats than any other party, but they don't have enough for a workable majority in Westminster.

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford's Labour MP, Yvette Cooper, held her seat overnight and says Theresa May made the election a "referendum on herself":

Watch: UKIP leader's resignation speech

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Paul Nuttall has conceded defeat both as UKIP's leader and as candidate for the Boston and Skegness constituency where he came third in the general election.

Resigning his post as leader of the party, this is some of what Mr Nuttall had to say:

Former Leeds Lib Dem MP sings the blues after election defeat

One of the victims of the general election was Lib Dem Greg Mulholland.

His old constituency of Leeds North West saw a huge swing to Labour of 14%.

But he's not letting that affect him.

He's already changed his Twitter profile to change his job to "singer-songwriter":

Greg Mulholland

What happened in England's biggest county?

We have one of the of the most dramatic results in recent General Election history.

Instead of the expected clear increased majority in the House Of Commons, the Conservatives lost seats and we have a hung parliament.

All North Yorkshire MPs kept their seats and the Conservatives continue to form a ring around the Labour seat of York Central.

Here's Phil Bodmer to round up what happened in England's largest county:

Lincoln MP adds to record number of female MPs elected

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

There'll be more than 207 women in this parliament following the general election, outnumbering the 196 women elected in 2015.

About 30% of general election candidates were women this year - up from the previous record of 26% in 2015.

One of those women is Karen Lee, who's won the Lincoln seat for Labour by beating Conservative Karl McCartney into second place:

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Watch: Greg Knight video an internet hit

Sarah Walton

Reporter, BBC Look North

The 2017 general election has been a particularly unusual election for one of our politicians who became an overnight internet sensation.

A campaign video featuring the East Yorkshire Conservative MP Sir Greg Knight was shared around the world and became one of the most watched of the entire campaign.

Here's his story:

Watch: Young voters speak out over general election result

Experts and politicians of all parties have spoken during the general election campaign about the impact young voters could have.

Two young voters from South Yorkshire are Charlie Heywood-Heath who voted Conservative and Amy Smith who voted Labour.

How do they feel about the result of the electoin and the political picture in the UK in the future?

Listen: There could be another general election 'very soon'

Jenny Eells

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

The Conservative spokesman for South Yorkshire, Spencer Pitfield, has been giving me his reaction to the general election result.

Mr Pitfield, who was standing for the Conservatives in the Chesterfield constituency, feels the next few days will be tricky for his party and hasn't ruled out a return to the polls:

Nuttall quits after 'hubristic, foolish and politically naive' election

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

More on the news that UKIP leader Paul Nuttall's announced at a press conference in Boston, Lincolnshire, that he's resigning his post.

Paul Nuttall

He says the party's been a victim of its own success.

He came third in Boston and Skegness.

Mr Nuttall says: "We forced the referendum and we helped win Brexit and some people mistakenly think our job is done but it's not.

"What a hubristic, foolish and politically naive election to call. It has put our Brexit at risk."

BreakingUKIP leader Nuttall resigns

Paul Nuttall has resigned as the leader of UKIP after his party failed to gain a single seat in Westminster.

He stood for election in the Boston and Skegness constituency and came third.