Elsewhere in England, it’s been all about the Brexit Party.
But in York we went Lib Dem.
The Liberal Democrats topped the poll in the City of York Council region, attracting more votes than any other party.
Local totals for York
|Party||Number of votes|
|Change UK – The Independent Group||1,488|
|Conservative and Unionist Party||3,357|
|The Brexit Party||15,347|
|The Yorkshire Party||1,507|
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||1,140|
Source: City of York Council
It follows the Lib Dems winning the most seats in the City of York Council election earlier this month.
As they campaigned to stay in Brexit, the Lib Dems’ success in York mirrors the Brexit referendum result when the city voted remain.
York’s turnout of 39.9% was higher than the Yorkshire and Humber average of 33.52%.
Of course these votes feed into the wider Yorkshire and Humber region. And after an historic night of voting, the region elected three Brexit Party MPs, and one each for the Lib Dems, Labour and Greens.
New MEPs for the Yorshire and Humber region
|1||The Brexit Party||John Longworth|
|2||The Brexit Party||Lucy Elizabeth Harris|
|3||Labour Party||Richard Graham Corbett|
|4||Liberal Democrats||Shaffaq Mohammed|
|5||Green Party||Magid Magid|
|6||The Brexit Party||Jake Pugh|
Turnout : 33.5%
Source: Leeds City Council
The Brexit Party won its first seats in Yorkshire and Humber, electing John Longworth, Lucy Harris and Jake Pugh. Incumbant Richard Corbett retained a seat for the Labour Party.
The Liberal Democrats came third in the region, meaning that Shaffaq Mohammed wins a seat. Green Party came fourth, electing Magid Magid.
Mike Hookem (UKIP), John Proctor and Amjad Bashir (Conservative Party, formerly UKIP) failed to be re-elected.
Yorkshire & Humber EU result