Labour keep Brightside and Hillsborough seat

Labour candidate Jill Furniss has kept her seat with 22, 369 votes.

In her victory speech, Furniss said: “I will continue to build upon the trust that has been placed upon me.”

Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough has been a safe Labour seat, having held it since 2010.

Conservative Hannah Juliette Westropp got 10,095 votes, followed by the Brexit Party’s Johnny Johnson with 3,855 then Liberal Democrat Stephen Neil Porter with 1,517 and Green’s Christine Gilligan Kubo with 1,179.

UKIP’s Shane Harper came out with the lowest amount of votes at 585.

He said: “We lost a lot of our voters to the Brexit Party.”

UKIP Party leader, Nigel Farage, left the party to become the leader of the Brexit Party earlier this year.

“When you’re at the bottom the only way is up. I’m good for another 26 years of UKIP.”

Brightside and Hillsborough saw a 57.36% turnout, a slight decrease from the 59.5% in the 2017 General Election.

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