General Election 2019 results revealed

General Election 2019 results revealed

Published by May Norman at 6:59am 13th December 2019. (Updated at 7:19am 13th December 2019)

The results are in!

The Conservatives have won the general election, leaving Jeremy Corbyn to announce he’s planning to quit as Labour leader.

Boris Johnson’s party passed the threshold that means it's secured more than half of the MPs in the House of Commons.

The exact margin of his majority will be decided as the final results come in this morning - but it could be as many as 86.

The Tories made huge gains in a string of former Labour strongholds that backed Brexit in 2016.

That collapse led Jeremy Corbyn to describe the night as very disappointing and to reveal he will step down as leader.

But he'll stay in position as a "period of reflection" takes place.

It's also been a bad night for the Liberal Democrats whose leader Jo Swinson lost her seat to the Scottish National Party.

Locally, Conservative Andrew Jones has been re-elected in Harrogate and Knaresborough, winning with over 29,000 votes and a majority of around 9,000. 

Although the constituency voted remain, Mr Jones says it's clear people want to get Brexit done:

 

Conservatives Julian Smith has been re-elected in Skipton and Ripon

He won with a majority of more than 23,000. 

The Conservatives also held Selby and Ainsty as well as Elmet and Rothwell - which covers Wetherby

In Leeds North West - Otley's constituency - Labour's Alex Sobel retined his seat

The Tories have also gained the marginal seat of Keighley and Ilkley - Robbie Moore beat Labour's John Grogan by just over 2,000 votes.

We caught up with newly elected Robbie Moore:

 

 

 

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