Gill Furniss wins Sheffield by-election

Gill Furniss, widow of former MP Harry Harpham, has won the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election, with a 6% increase in Labour’s share of the vote.

Following an acceptance speech in which she promised to carry on Harry Harpham’s work, she told Sheffield Live!: “The steel issue is a big issue in the city. We have already been hurt in the past. But I think there’s a window of opportunity to keep steel in this city for the long term”.

The full results for the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election were:
Gill Furniss, Labour, 14,087
Steven Winstone, UKIP, 4,497
Shaffaq Mohammed, Liberal Democrat, 1,385
Spencer Pitfield, Conservative, 1,267
Christine Gilligan, Green, 938
Stevie Manion, Yorkshire First, 349
Bobby Smith, Give Me Back Elmo, 58