BARNSLEY CENTRAL: South Yorkshire mayor Dan Jarvis holds seat but majority is slashed by over 12,000

The region’s metro mayor Dan Jarvis has held his seat in Barnsley Central, but has seen his majority reduced by over 12,000 following a huge surge in votes for the Brexit Party.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 2:39 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:21 pm
Pictured is City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis. Picture: Chris Etchells

Labour’s Mr Jarvis is a big name in South Yorkshire politics, and will now represent the Barnsley Central constituency for a fourth term.

The former soldier was elected as the mayor of the Sheffield City Region last year.

Just as with Barnsley East, the vote share won by the Brexit Party has split the Labour vote massively.

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The Nigel Farage vehicle was voted for by over 11,233 people in the constituency.

The votes for each candidate are as follows:

Iftikhar Ahmed – Conservative and Unionist Party: 7,892

Victoria Felton- The Brexit Party: 11,233

Tom Heyes- Green Party: 900

Dan Jarvis- Labour Party: 14,804

Will Sapwell- Liberal Democrats: 1,176

Ryan Williams- Yorkshire Party

Donald Wood- Independent