Dan Jarvis and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Michael Dugher, reclaimed their seats in Barnsley Central and Barnsley East, respectively, this morning.
Both candidates won with a landslide victory, each receiving substantial support from their constituency. Jarvis won with 20,376 votes (55.7%) and Dugher with 21,079 (54.7%).
But there was still a low turnout, with only 56.7% in Barnsley Central 55.7% in Barnsley East.
Michael Dugher said: “The people of Barnsley have survived a Conservative led government once before, battered and bruised but never beaten”.
“I will work everyday for the next five years for the thing i think the people of Barnsley desperately need and that is a Labour government”.
Yorkshire First candidate, Tony Devoy, was displeased with the outcome, attempting to speak after Michael Dugher and then storming out shouting: “Labour always wins here, nobody else ever gets a say”.
Following Ed Miliband’s resignation, Dan Jarvis has been tipped to be the next Labour leader. But when asked, early this morning, about it he said, evasively: “I’ve still got my fingers crossed and there are still lots of results to come in”.
By Jonathan Pickles