Labour have suffered unprecedented losses across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire as the Conservatives look set for a landslide General Election victory.
A total of 13 seats in the Calendar region have swung to the Tories, including Rother Valley – which, in more than a century, had never been held by any party other than Labour.
The seats won by the Conservatives from Labour were:
- Colne Valley
- Don Valley
- Great Grimsby
- Penistone and Stocksbridge
- Rother Valley
Among the MPs to have lost their seats is Denis Skinner, the so-called 'Beast of Bolsover' who was the longest-serving parliamentarian, having been elected in 1970.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint also lost her seat after 22 years, while Mary Creagh was ousted after 14 years serving Wakefield.
The results have contributed to what is set to be the biggest Conservative majority since Margaret Thatcher was prime minister.
Many Labour MPs blamed Brexit for the party's heavy losses, but former Hull MP Alan Johnson laid the blame squarely at the feet of Jeremy Corbyn and the "cult" of the grassroots Momentum group: