General Election 2015: Ed Balls loses Morley and Outwood seat

General Election 2015: Ed Balls
General Election 2015: Ed Balls

Labour’s Ed Balls has lost his Morley and Outwood seat to the Conservatives.

The shadow chancellor was beaten by Tory Andrea Jenkyns.

Ms Jenkyns won by just 422 votes, overturning a majority of 1,101 in the 2010 general election.

Mr Balls is Labour’s highest profile casualty in the election.

He said: “The personal disappointment I feel is nothing compared to the sense of sorrow I feel at the result that Labour has achieved in the UK.”

The Conservatives are on course to get a majority overall in the election, with David Cameron expected to form the next government.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) achieved a historic landslide north of the border, winning 56 of 59 seats.