General Election 2017: Huddersfield count

The results for the Batley and Spen, Colne Valley, Dewsbury, and Huddersfield constituencies will be declared at Huddersfield.

The counters being sorting through ballot papers at Huddersfield. Picture: Andrew Bellis

Counting of the votes is now under way at Cathedral House and we’ll be updating the results here as we get them.

BATLEY AND SPEN - LAB HOLD

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Tracy Brabin (Labour) - 29,845

Ballot boxes arriving at Cathedral House in Huddersfield. Picture: Andrew Bellis

Alan Freeman (Green) - 695

Mohammed Hanif (Independent) - 58

John Lawson (Liberal Democrats) - 1,224

Aleks Lukic (Independent) - 1,076

Counting continues at Huddersfield, where the results of four constituencies will be declared. Picture: Andrew Bellis

Ann Myatt (Conservative) - 20,883

Majority: 8,962

Total verified votes: 53,947Turnout: 67.3 per cent

Labour’s Tracy Brabin has successfully defended this seat after winning the by-election held following the murder of her friend Jo Cox MP last June.

Ballot boxes arriving at Cathedral House in Huddersfield. Picture: Andrew Bellis

COLNE VALLEY - LAB GAIN

Cahal Burke (Liberal Democrats) - 2,494

Sonia King (Green) - 892

Jason McCartney (Conservative) - 27,903

Counting continues at Huddersfield, where the results of four constituencies will be declared. Picture: Andrew Bellis

Patricia Sadio (Independent) - 313

Thelma Walker (Labour) - 28,818

Majority: 915

Total verified votes: 60,653Turnout: 71.87 per cent

Conservative candidate Jason McCartney, who had held the seat since 2010, was defending a majority of 5,378 after securing 25,246 votes in 2015.

He won a 44.5 per cent share of the vote, which represented an increase of 7.5 per cent on the previous election.

Labour made larger gains though with a 8.6 per cent increase which put them in second place at 19,868 votes.

Tonight they've taken it a step further, by overturning the majority in what proved to be a very close run race.

DEWSBURY - LAB HOLD

Simon Cope (Green) - 1,024

Ednan Hussain (Liberal Democrats) - 1,214

Beth Prescott (Conservative) - 25,493

Paula Sherriff (Labour) - 28,811

Majority: 3,321

Total verified votes: 56,707Turnout: 69.71 per cent

Labour candidate Paula Sherriff has successfully defended this seat, which was a target for the Conservatives.

HUDDERSFIELD - LAB HOLD

Zulfiqar Ali (Liberal Democrats) - 1,155

Scott Benton (Conservative) - 14,465

Andrew Cooper (Green) - 1,395

Bikatshi Katenga (The Yorkshire Party) - 274

Barry Sheerman (Labour) - 26,470

Marteen Thokkudubiyyapu (Independent) - 75

Majority: 12,005

Total verified votes: 43,912Turnout: 65.5 per cent

Labour candidate Barry Sheerman has been Huddersfield’s MP since 1983 and was previously elected as MP for Huddersfield East in 1979. He has notched up his 10th election victory with this win.