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Alan Johnson keeps power in Hull West and Hessle seat

Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson has been a Hull MP for 13 years

Home Secretary Alan Johnson has retained his seat in the Hull West and Hessle constituency.

Mr Johnson has held the seat since the constituency's creation in 1997.

He won 13,378 votes, Liberal Democrat Mike Ross won 7,638 and Conservative Gary Shores won 6,361. Mr Johnson's majority was 15.8% higher in 2005.

The Tories took two seats, Cleethorpes and Brigg and Goole, from Labour. They retained three seats while Labour retained five.

In Cleethorpes, Labour's Shona McIsaac won 14,641 votes and lost her seat to Tory Martin Vickers, who received 18,939.

Reduced majorities

In Brigg and Goole, there was a 9.8% swing to the Conservatives with Andrew Percy taking 19,680 votes. Labour's Ian Cawsey came second with 14,533.

Nic Dakin, principal of Scunthorpe's John Leggott College, retained the Scunthorpe seat for Labour.

He received 14,640 votes, while Tory Caroline Johnson won 12,091. Labour's majority over the Tories was 18.4% less than it was in 2005.

Labour's Austin Mitchell held on to his Great Grimsby seat, although his 2005 majority over the Conservatives of 7,654 was reduced to 714.

Labour also retained its seats in Hull East and Hull North with reduced majorities over the Liberal Democrats.

In the Yorkshire East constituency, Conservative Greg Knight held on to his seat with an increased majority.

In 2005, Mr Knight beat Labour with a majority of 6,284, and the Lib Dems were in third place.

This year Mr Knight won 24,328 votes, 10,842 more than Lib Dem Robert Adamson. Labour came third this time with Paul Rounding receiving 10,401 votes.

The Conservatives also held their seat in Beverley and Holderness, with Graham Stuart winning by a majority of 18.2% larger than he did in 2005.

Tory David Davis has been re-elected in Haltemprice and Howden, with an increased majority.



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