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Controversial Jonathan Gullis sees vote crumble as he's ousted in Stoke general election results

All three seats for Stoke-on-Trent flipped from Conservative to Labour

July 05 2024, 07.23am

Jonathan Gullis was dumped out of office on a night in which Labour claimed a clean sweep of Stoke-on-Trent seats and a landslide win across the country.

Gullis was elected in Stoke-on-Trent North in 2019 and became a high profile MP as he made a long series of TV appearances and controversial comments.

His 6,000 majority swung right back around as he was defeated by Labour’s David Williams by a similar margin while finishing just 800 votes ahead of Reform’s Karl Beresford.

Labour also managed to win back Stoke-on-Trent Central and Stoke-on-Trent South from the Conservatives, having lost those in 2019 and 2017 respectively.

In South, Jack Brereton also stood for re-election but suffered a much narrower defeat with Allison Gardner winning with a majority of just 627.

In the Central seat, Gareth Snell reclaimed the seat he previously held from 2017-19. This time, he enjoyed a majority of more than 6,000 and like in other Northern seats the Conservative candidate was pushed into third place by Reform.

Across the country, Labour won a historic landslide that saw a generational change in The Houses of Parliament. Keir Starmer will now become the Prime Minister.

Labour rebuilt much of its so-called ‘red wall’ that it lost in 2019 when Boris Johnson won his majority - though it was not without losing some seats, such as Blackburn and Islington North, to independent candidates. However, it was also a good night for The Liberal Democrats, The Green Party and Reform UK, who all made gains.

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