Rishi Sunak has clung on as MP in his North Yorkshire constituency - but conceded election defeat to Labour on Friday.

Mr Sunak gained 23,059 votes in Northallerton and Richmond - beating second placed Labour candidate Ian Wilson, and third placed Reform candidate, Lee Taylor.

Following the result, he said the British people had delivered a “sobering verdict” on his party.

Mr Sunak also added it had been a “difficult night” and that the Labour party had won the General Election.

Rishi Sunak, his wife and their security and entourage left the election count as soon as he had finished making a speech after the result was declared.

Other candidates continued to mill around the counting hall, with some seen shaking hands with one another.

Following the result, Mr Sunak said: “On this difficult night, I’d like to express my gratitude to the people of the Richmond and Northallerton constituency for your continued support.”

He added: “The Labour Party has won this General Election, and I’ve called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory. Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with goodwill on all sides. That is something that should give us all confidence in our country’s stability and future.

“The British people have delivered a sobering verdict tonight, there is much to learn… and I take responsibility for the loss. To the many good, hard-working Conservative candidates who lost tonight, despite their tireless efforts, their local records and delivery, and their dedication to their communities. I am sorry.”


Full results for Richmond and Northallerton

IND - Jason Barnett: 27
CBP - Count Binface: 308
LD - Daniel Callaghan: 4,322
IND - Angie Campion: 33
WRK - Louise Dickens: 90
GRN - Kevin Foster: 2,058
YRK - Rio Goldhammer: 132
IND - Niko Omilana: 160
MRL - Sir Archibald Stanton: 99
CON - Rishi Sunak: 23,059
REF - Lee Taylor: 7,142
LAB - Tom Wilson: 10,874