General Election: Hilary Benn holds Leeds Central

On a bad night for Labour, sitting MP Hilary Benn held the safe Labour seat of Leeds Central which includes LS10 and LS11. However his majority was cut from 23,698 in 2017 to 19,270 and his share of the vote from 70.2% to 61.7%. Turnout was slightly higher at 54.4% compared with 53.2% in 2017.

The full results are as follows:

Candidate Description Votes
BENN Hilary James Labour Party 30,413
CARLISLE Ed Green Party 2,105
CLOUSTON William Stuart James Social Democratic Party 281
FORTUNE Peter Timothy The Conservative Party Candidate 11,143
HOLLAND Jack Liberal Democrats 2,343
THOMAS Paul Brexit Party 2,999
Electorate: 90,971
Turnout: 54.4%
Spoilt ballots: 160


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One Reply to “General Election: Hilary Benn holds Leeds Central”

  1. Yes but he still collected 19,270 more votes than the person in second place, a fairly substantial endorsement of his efforts as a non-Corbinite MP.

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