BREAKING: Labour hold Scunthorpe seat

Nicholas Dakin has retained his seat in Scunthorpe
Nicholas Dakin has retained his seat in Scunthorpe

Labour MP Nicholas Dakin has retained his seat in Scunthorpe.

Mr Dakin received 15,393 votes - 41.7 per cent of the vote.

In second place was Conservative candidate Jo Gideon with 12,259 votes - 33.2 per cent of the vote.

UKIP finished in third place - with candidate Stephen Howard winning 6,329 votes.

Mr Dakin said: “Every voter that went to the polls show a vote of confidence in democracy.

“Some of the candidates have said I don’t put the people first. I want to make it crystal clear I have always put the people of Scunthorpe county first and I always will do.”

“I want to thank all the workers that have gone out and helped get this result.”

Independent candidate Des Comerford received 1,097 votes; Green candidate Martin Dwyer, 887; Liberal Democrat Simon Dodd 770 votes and Independent candidate Paul Elsom 206 votes.

The Scunthorpe constituency declaration was made just after 5am this morning.