THE Leader of Barnsley Council Sir Steve Houghton says people need to 'be careful' with the exit polls - which predicted both of Barnsley's Labour MPs losing their seats.

The exit polls suggest both Dan Jarvis and Stephanie Peacock will lose their seat.

David White is 98 per cent likely to become the Barnsley South MP, whilst Bob Lomas is 99 per cent likely to win in Barnsley North. The source is Ipsos UK.

But Sir Steve isn't so sure that will be the case.

"I think you've got to be careful with some of these exit polls because they're not necessarily done in Barnsley.

"They extrapolate across the country in an abstract way of what might happen.

"Now, they might be right.

"But my feeling from knocking on doors and listening to people that although Reform will undoubtedly pick up votes, it won't be enough to overturn the two sitting MPs."