On Thursday June 8 2017 Leeds North West elected a Labour MP, Alex Sobel.
This was exactly 20 years after this constituency first elected a Labour MP, Harold Best, in 1997. Harold held the seat until 2005.

Alex won with a very convincing 44.1% of the vote.

Alex Sobel, Labour and Co-operative Party – 20416
Greg Mulholland, LibDem – 16192
Alan Lamb, Conservative – 9097
Martin Hemingway, Green – 582

Total electorate – 68152
Turnout – 67.9%

46287 votes cast
– Labour share – 44.1%
– LibDem share – 34.98%
– Conservative share – 19.65%
– Green share – 1.25%

Alex achieved a large increase on the vote he gained in 2015, when he had already made a significant advance on the 2010 figure.

2015 results
Greg Mulholland – Lib Dem – 15,948 = 36.78% [2010 – 20653]
Alex Sobel – Labour – 13,041 = 30.08% [2010 – 9132]
Alex Story – Conservatives – 8,083 = 18.64% [2010 – 11,550]
Tim Goodall – Green Party – 3,042 = 7.01% [2010 – 508]
Julian Metcalfe – UKIP – 2997 = 6.9% [2010 – 600]
Bob Buxton – Yorkshire First/A Voice for the Region – 143
Mike Davies – Alliance for Green Socialism – 79 [2010 – 121
Mark Flanagan – Above and Beyond/Demanding a New Vision for Politics – 24

[In 2010 the following two parties stood, neither of which stood again in 2015: BNP – 766; English Democrats – 153]

Turnout in 2015 was 69.96% [Note that in 2015 the election was held in May, during university term-time. In 2017 the election took place when many students had already gone home after the end of teaching and exams.]

Read more about Alex here http://wp.me/P3nrSW-8n2

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