BREAKING: Labour’s Harry Harpham wins Hillsborough seat formerly held by David Blunkett

Cllr Harry Harpham cabinet member for homes and regeneration

Cllr Harry Harpham cabinet member for homes and regeneration

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Sheffield Council’s former deputy leader has won the seat of Brightside and Hillsborough in the general election.

Harry Harpham, also former cabinet member for housing at the authority, is now an MP.

He replaces veteran MP David Blunkett, who stood down this year after a long career which eventually led to him becoming Home Secretary.

See The Star’s live blog for updates from reporter Ellen Beardmore, who was at the Sheffield count.

More to follow.