Simon Lightwood

Simon Lightwood is the Labour (Co-op) MP for Wakefield, and has been an MP continuously since 23 June 2022. He currently undertakes the role of Shadow Minister (Transport).

Last election result

Review the last election result for the constituency Wakefield when Simon Lightwood was elected.

23-June-2022 By-election (Wakefield)

The 23-June-2022 By-election (Wakefield) was held on 23 June 2022. A total of 15 candidates ran for election.

Summary

LAB
Labour Gain
Majority
4,925
Electorate
69,601
Turnout
39.5%

Share of the vote

The graph below shows the share of the vote across all the candidates.

Breakdown

The table below shows the individual vote breakdown for each candidate.

Candidate/Party Votes Share Change
Simon Robert Lightwood
Labour
13,166 47.9% 8.13
Nadeem Ahmed
Conservative
8,241 30.0% -17.26
Akef Akbar
Independent
2,090 7.6% 7.61
David John Rowntree Herdson
The Yorkshire Party
1,182 4.3% 2.38
Ashley Theo Blue Routh
Green Party
587 2.1% 2.14
Chris Walsh
Reform UK
513 1.9% 1.87
Jamie Luke Needle
Liberal Democrat
508 1.8% -2.09
Ashlea Simon
Britain First
311 1.1% 1.13
Mick Dodgson
Freedom Alliance
187 0.7% 0.68
Sir Archibald Stanton Earl 'Eaton
Official Monster Raving Loony Party
171 0.6% 0.62
Paul Bickerdike
Christian Peoples Alliance
144 0.5% 0.52
Therese Hirst
English Democrats
135 0.5% 0.49
Jordan James Gaskell
UK Independence Party
124 0.5% 0.45
Christopher Richard Jones
Northern Independence
84 0.3% 0.31
Jayda Fransen
Independent
23 0.1% 0.08