Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough

Parliamentary constituency


Candidates listed alphabetically by surname

  • Labour
    Gill Furniss
  • Green
    Christine Gilligan Kubo
  • UKIP
    Shane Harper
  • The Brexit Party
    Johnny Johnson
  • Liberal Democrat
    Stephen Porter
  • Conservative
    Hannah Westropp

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General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Gill Furniss Votes 28,193 header_vote_share 67.3 Net percentage change in seats +10.8



Michael Naughton Votes 9,050 header_vote_share 21.6 Net percentage change in seats +10.6



Shane Harper Votes 2,645 header_vote_share 6.3 Net percentage change in seats -15.8


Liberal Democrat

Simon Clement-Jones Votes 1,061 header_vote_share 2.5 Net percentage change in seats -2.0


Green Party

Christine Gilligan Kubo Votes 737 header_vote_share 1.8 Net percentage change in seats -2.5


Workers Revolutionary Party

Mike Driver Votes 137 header_vote_share 0.3 Net percentage change in seats +0.3


Social Democratic Party

Muzafar Rahman Votes 47 header_vote_share 0.1 Net percentage change in seats +0.1


, with candidate Harry Harpham
, have the following results:
  • 22,663 total votes taken.
  • 56.6% share of the total vote
  • +1.6% change in share of the votes
, with candidate John Booker
, have the following results:
  • 8,856 total votes taken.
  • 22.1% share of the total vote
  • +18.0% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Elise Dünweber
, have the following results:
  • 4,407 total votes taken.
  • 11.0% share of the total vote
  • -0.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Jonathan Harston
, have the following results:
  • 1,802 total votes taken.
  • 4.5% share of the total vote
  • -15.5% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Christine Gilligan Kubo
, have the following results:
  • 1,712 total votes taken.
  • 4.3% share of the total vote
  • +4.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Maxine Bowler
, have the following results:
  • 442 total votes taken.
  • 1.1% share of the total vote
  • -0.6% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Justin Saxton
, have the following results:
  • 171 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

Latest updates

Hillsborough disaster report supports new law to ban cover-ups

In a report out today, Bishop James Jones supported the introduction of a "Hillsborough Law", which has been called for by families and would make it a criminal offence for public officials to cover up wrong-doing within an organisation.

Hillsborough memorial

He also called for a change to inquest procedures, as well as publicly-funded legal representation for families at inquests which public bodies were represented at, as well as an end to public bodies "spending limitless sums" on representation.

The former Bishop of Liverpool was asked by the government to carry out the review after the conclusion of the inquests in April last year.

The inquests found 96 fans were unlawfully killed in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and errors by the police and ambulance service caused or contributed to their deaths.

The review also says that public authorities need cultural change to stop what it calls the "burning injustice" in the way bereaved relatives are treated following a tragedy.

Hillsborough disaster: Review of families' experiences published

A report about the experiences of the Hillsborough families will be published later today.


On 15 April 1989, there was overcrowding on the terraces of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium at the start of an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs. Ninety-six fans were fatally injured.

Inquests have found that the 96 victims were unlawfully killed. The youngest was aged just 10, the oldest was 67.

The former Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones, was asked by the government to carry out the review, after the conclusion of the inquests in April last year.

He's spoken to relatives of the 96 victims about what they've been through since 1989.

The report is expected mid-morning.

Blunkett receives honorary degree from Yorkshire university

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

Former Sheffield MP, David Blunkett has received an honorary degree from the University of Huddersfield 40 years after he attended the institution.

He graduated from what was then called the Polytechnic of Huddersfield in 1973 with a certificate of education.

David Blunkett when a student in Huddersfield
University of Huddersfield

Today he returned to campus to receive his award for services to government and education.

He was MP for Hillsborough and Brightside between 1987 and 2015 and spent eight years in cabinet beginning as the Secretary of State for Education and Employment in Tony Blair's Labour government after the 1997 general election.

Here he is on stage, talking to the audience after receiving his prize:

David Blunkett
University of Huddersfield

He spoke to the University of Huddersfield about the day:

Sheffield Brightside: Labour hold

Result graphic

BreakingRESULT: Labour hold Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

Tim Dale

BBC Local Live

Labour's Gill Furniss holds Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough.

Voters go to polls for third year in a row in Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

People in the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough will head to the polls for the third time in as many years for this year's general election.

Gill Furniss

Last year Labour's Gill Furniss became an MP in a by-election after her husband, Harry Harpham - who was the MP before her - died of cancer.

She received 14,087 votes, a majority of 9,590 and a 6% increase in Labour's share of the vote.

This year's candidates are:

  • Simon Clement-Jones - Liberal Democrat
  • Mike Driver - Workers Revolutionary Party
  • Gill Furniss - Labour
  • Christine Gilligan Kubo - Green Party
  • Shane Harper - UKIP
  • Michael Naughton - Conservative
  • Muzafar Rahman - Social Democratic Party

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:  

The deadline to register is 22 May