Election results

Austrian far-right gets second chance as court invalidates poll

By Daniel Sugarman, July 1, 2016

Austria’s recent presidential election has been invalidated after its constitutional court upheld a challenge by the far-right Freedom Party.

Alexander van der Bellen, the Green Party candidate, beat Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party by just 31,000 votes in May’s election, out of a total of around 4,500,000 votes cast.


Capriles demands Venezuelan election recount

By Zoe Winograd, April 16, 2013

Henrique Capriles has asked for a recount after his defeat in the recent Venezuelan presidential elections.

The grandson of Jewish immigrants, Mr Capriles lost to his rival Nicolas Maduro by 1.6 per cent when the results were announced on Sunday.


'Appalling' result for BNP at local elections

By Jennifer Lipman, May 6, 2011

The British National Party has suffered defeats in council seats across the United Kingdom.

The far-right party lost all of its five city council seats in Stoke-on-Trent, and both of its seats in North West Leicestershire.

In the Barpool ward on Nuneaton and Bedworth borough council, where the party already had one councillor, the BNP failed to win a second seat.


Election result: Watford

By Robyn Rosen, May 10, 2010

Richard Harrington, the former chairman of Conservative Friends of Israel, has ended Labour’s 13-year reign in Watford.

Mr Harrington received 19,291 votes, a 34.9 per cent share, narrowly beating Liberal Democrat candidate, Sal Brinton who received 17,866 votes.

The seat was held by Labour’s justice minister Claire Ward since 1997, who this time received 14,750 votes.

Mr Harrington said: “I was very pleased to win because it was a lot of hard work.


Election result: Harlow

By Dina Rickman, May 10, 2010

The political consultant of the Conservative Friends of Israel, Robert Halfon, has become an MP in Harlow after a 10 year campaign to enter Parliament.

Mr Halfon benefited from a 5.9 per cent swing from Labour to the Conservatives, beating his Labour opponent, former Armed Services Minister Bill Rammell, by 4,925 votes.


Letwin survives and Fabricant celebrates

By Jessica Elgot, May 7, 2010

Many Jewish candidates have been celebrating retaining their seats in a tumultuous election night.

Chairman of the Conservative Research Department and former Shadow Chancellor Oliver Letwin has won his seat in Dorset West. He has a majority of 3,923, higher than in 2005.

Speaker John Bercow has held his seat in Buckingham, beating off a challenge by UKIP's Nigel Farage, who was injured in a plane crash earlier in the day. He was not challenged by Labour or the Liberal Democrats.


Elections result: Cheadle

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 7, 2010

The already thin margin of support for Liberal Democrat's Mark Hunter didn't slip at all in Cheadle despite bad press over anti-Israel letters he sent to Muslim voters.

He remains in position as MP in the south Manchester area with a majority of 3,000, beating off Tory Ben Jeffreys who was hoping to add to the two Conservative seats now in Greater Manchester.

One Conservative activist close to Mr Jeffreys simply said it had been a "disappointing night".


Election results: Bury North

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 7, 2010

Jewish candidate Richard Baum saw some success in increasing the Liberal Democrat vote in Bury North, although in third place he was no competition for the only swing seat to the Tories in Greater Manchester.

Conservative David Nuttall defeated strong opponent Maryam Khan for Labour, daughter of Afzal Khan, a former Manchester mayor and co-chair of the Muslim-Jewish Forum.

Far behind Mr. Baum was the BNP's John Maude with 1,825 votes, although stronger BNP results are expected in the constituency's local elections.


Election result: Hackney and Stoke Newington

By Jessica Elgot, May 7, 2010

Diane Abbott has won Hackney North and Stoke Newington, home to many of London’s strictly Orthodox community, who live in Stamford Hill.

The constituency is one of the last to declare — counting did not begin until 11.30am.

Labour’s Ms Abbott took 25,553 votes amid huge controversy with many voters angry that they had not been allowed to cast their votes, which Hackney Council blamed on high voter turnout.

Ms Abbott has an increased majority of 14,461, in a seat she has held since 1987, despite the tendency of the local Orthodox population to vote Conservative.


Election results: Islington North

By Dina Rickman, May 7, 2010

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour MP who accused Israel of “war crimes” against Palestinians, has held his seat in Islington North.

Mr Corbyn enjoyed a 3.3 per swing from the Liberal Democrats to the Labour Party, in his North London constituency.

The backbencher, who recently chaired a talk at the Houses of Parliament which compared Israel’s action in Gaza to the Jews' suffering in the Holocaust, now enjoys one of the biggest majorities in London, of 12,401.