The Labour Party took the Dewsbury seat from the Conservatives.
Paula Sherriff pulled in 22,406 votes – 1,451 votes ahead of the Conservative’s Simon Reevell, who came second with 20,955 votes.
It was the closest contest of the night in Kirklees, with a turnout of 67.5%.
Paula, a former NHS worker, pledged to be a full time MP adding: “It feels fantastic to be an MP.
“I feel very privileged and humbled.
I am thrilled to have won Dewsbury but it didn’t happen by accident. A lot of incredible hard work went into it by all the team.
“It has been a disappointing evening for Labour nationally but we’ll work through it as a party.
“I think generally there has been a lot of political apathy, but we need to continue engaging with the voters and understand their issues.
“I think it is crucial to have more women in Parliament and I’ll try to encourage more women to get active and involved in politics.”