Labour were victorious in both Sheffield Hallam and Central despite a resounding defeat for Jeremy Corbyn’s party in Parliament.
Sheffield Central candidate Paul Blomfield held his seat as expected whilst the story of the night saw Walkley councillor Olivia Blake beat the Liberal Democrats to Sheffield Hallam’s seat.
Labour lost 59 seats across the country on a disappointing night, whilst Boris Johnson’s Conservatives stormed to victory with a majority of 80 – their biggest since 1987.
But the shift in political landscape had little effect in the S10 postcode, where Labour held onto both of their seats.
There were few surprises in Sheffield Central where heavily-fancied Paul Blomfield improved on his landslide 2017 majority by five votes.
Mr Blomfield earned over 27,000 more than runner-up and Conservative candidate Janice Silvester-Hall, but saw his vote share drop by four percent.
The surprise of the night came in Sheffield Hallam, where an exit poll predicted the Liberal Democrats’ Laura Gordon to reclaim the seat from Labour.
Ms Gordon was 712 votes short, however, as Labour’s Olivia Blake won the race to become Hallam’s first ever female Member of Parliament after a tense recount.
The former Walkley representative for Sheffield City Council won 34.56 percent of the vote in Hallam, keeping the constituency red despite the controversial tenure of former Labour MP Jared O’Mara, who opted not to stand for re-election.
Sheffield Hallam’s encouragingly high turnout of 78.38 percent was the highest in the entire city; a combined total of over 66 percent of constituents turned up to vote across Hallam and Central.