Yorkshire Party celebrates best ever General Election results

The Yorkshire Party over trebled its vote in this week's General Election - going from 6,600 votes in 2015 to 21,000 in 2017.

Commenting on his party's progress, Stewart Arnold, Leader of the Yorkshire Party, said:

"This is a magnificent achievement overall, especially given the short notice in which we had to prepare.

"We avoided the squeeze which affected all other parties apart from Labour and Conservative. In fact, we  doubled our share of the votes to what we achieved last time.

"We beat other mainstream parties in several place (for example Greens in the three East Riding seats and Liberal Democrats in Hemsworth). 

"We also established ourselves as the 3rd party behind Labour and the Tories in much of Yorkshire, for example in Doncaster and Wakefield.

"All of this for a party barely three years old.

"It looks inevitable that a new election will have to be called within the next few months and the Yorkshire Party will be ready for it. We plan to make even more progress."

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  • commented 2017-06-12 16:55:15 +0100
    Would be great to see candidates in Bradford
  • commented 2017-06-12 15:54:05 +0100
    Hopefully moving forward we can get more candidates. Given that im from Redar i was disappointed not to see a candidate in our area. But with more exposure im sure the party can keep going in the right direction.
  • commented 2017-06-12 14:50:55 +0100
    What about the parts of Yorkshire where you did not have a candidate? I’m thinking of the constituencies of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Redcar & Middlesbrough.
  • commented 2017-06-11 18:18:16 +0100
    Heading in the right direction.

    Hopefully we will be ready to go again shortly and contest more seats

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