Rotherham: Another election hold for Labour in South Yorkshire

In a night of crushing defeats for Labour, their Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has retained her seat, thanks to the Brexit Party splitting the Tory vote.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 3:12 am
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:23 pm
Sarah Champion MP

Sarah Champion will now represent the constituency for a fourth time, after winning 41.3 per cent of the vote.

Her majority has been slashed from over 11,000 in 2017 to just over 3,000 now,

Ms Champion’s closest competitor was the Conservative’s Gerri Hickton with 11,615; followed by 6,125 for the Brexit Party’s Paul Hague.

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With a total number of 14,736 votes, Ms Champion has arguably only managed to keep her seat as a result of the Brexit Party splitting the vote.

The Liberal Democrats received 2,090 votes for candidate Adam Carter and 1,085 for the Dennis Bannan of the Yorkshire Party.