Hove general election result 2019

Posted On 13 Dec 2019 at 4:35 am

Labour has held Hove at the general election as Peter Kyle’s majority held up despite a bad night nationally for his party.

Peter Kyle won the seat with 32,876 votes – a 17,044 majority – with Conservative candidate Robert Nemeth coming second.

Last time 36,942 people voted for Mr Kyle, giving him a majority of 18,757 in 2017.

He said: “This has not been a good night for the Labour Party.”

He added that the public wanted the Labour Party to listen and to change.

“I have been listening,” he said, “and I will be fighting for the change that we need.”

Here are the number of votes for each of the seven candidates

Peter Kyle – Labour – 32,876

Robert Nemeth – Conservative – 15,832

Beatrice Bass – Liberal Democrat – 3,731

Ollie Sykes – Green – 2,496

Angela Hancock – Brexit Party – 1,111

Dame Dixon – Monster Raving Loony Party – 195

Charlotte Sabel – Independent – 150


  1. Ferry jones Reply

    Nice one. Does this mean we still get free WiFi and 4 day week m8

  2. Billy Reply

    We are so lucky to have a really good local MP.
    I’m glad to see he got back in with a solid majority, bucking the national trend.

    Let’s hope the Labour Party’s Momentum thugs have also learnt their lesson.
    You bring about change by winning an election and by building bridges, not by running sideways into an ideological bolt hole that ultimately only suits the small clique of friends already there.
    Momentum’s own goal has lead to another five years of Tory rule. What damage will Boris do next?

    So, can we have our Labour Party back for people like me please? It’s clear from last night’s vote that the Momentum approach has alienated Labour’s core voters.
    In Hove, we certainly weren’t voting for Corbyn.

  3. Toby Starbuck Reply

    I hope Kyle acknowledges that many of the policies in Corbyn’s manifesto were extremely popular. Labour’s opponents spent the campaign telling us the problem was the leader. Let’s not allow people to pivot to the position that the ideas were too left wing now that the election is over.

  4. Hilary Reply

    The Torys won with a real terms minority 46% of the ballots cast. Corbyn and other left parties lost with a majority of 53% of ballots cast. Labour under Corbyn appealed to young and old and did pretty well looking at the results with a PR lens.

  5. fed-up with Brighton politics Reply

    Popular the policies may have been with some of the dimmer electorate – ooh, let’s have loads of freebies at no cost to us – but they were pie in the sky and a lot of the national electorate who weren’t dim – most of us are not that dim, except in Brighton Kemptown it seems – (more than enough nationally, fortunately) recognised that. There is no such thing as a free lunch for anyone. Very dim, slow-witted and deluded, bumbling Corbyn kept adding fantastic new bribes that weren’t in the manifesto, with no clue on where the money would come from, except mumbling about reserves we don’t have and more tax for the rich. A lot of Labour candidates, and many sitting Labour MPs, said that, on the doorstep, the biggest problem by far was Corbyn and some of them lost their seats as a result, even though they were good MPs. The money would come from your average taxpayer in the end, not the so-called rich. I am not a Labour supporter and never have been, but Peter Kyle is a realist. And Hove voted overwhelmingly for Peter Kyle, who is a good MP, but not a Corbynite (unlike the horrendous bloke we have in Leftie Kemptown). The problem for Labour was very much their dismal and dithering ‘leader’, who even now has not really resigned and plans to oversee some sort of dithering review into what went wrong – he couldn’t fathom out anything at all. Not rocket science – the problems were Corbyn and his puppet -master McDonnell – simple as that. Takes about a quarter of a second to reach that answer. It wasn’t that the ideas were too left-wing (which they were, actually,in terms of a hit in the average pocket), but that they cost a massive amount of money (numbers not stated), which had no obvious source, except for more tax from average taxpayers.

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