Bennett broken by Labour surge

The former Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, was left pondering her future political career as she failed to win Sheffield Central.

The constituency, which was won by incumbent Paul Blomfield, was a high profile target seat for the Green’s, saying that 2015’s result meant that they were on the verge of “making history”.

But Bennett’s share of the vote fell compared to 2015’s candidate, Jillian Creasy, who was around 7000 votes away from victory.

Blomfield won Sheffield Central with a massive 33,963 votes.

Bennett has said recently was “committed” to Sheffield even if she lost the seat, moving up to the city nine months ago after not standing for re-election as party leader, but it is unclear about whether she will continue living in Park Hill.