Birmingham Selly Oak

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Steve McCabe
, have the following results:
  • 21,584 total votes taken.
  • 47.7% share of the total vote
  • +9.1% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Alex Boulter
, have the following results:
  • 13,137 total votes taken.
  • 29.0% share of the total vote
  • -2.1% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Steven Brookes
, have the following results:
  • 5,755 total votes taken.
  • 12.7% share of the total vote
  • +10.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Colin Green
, have the following results:
  • 2,517 total votes taken.
  • 5.6% share of the total vote
  • -16.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Clare Thomas
, have the following results:
  • 2,301 total votes taken.
  • 5.1% share of the total vote
  • +3.7% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 8,447 18.6%
Turnout
60.3%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 47.7
CON 29.0
UKIP 12.7
LD 5.6
GRN 5.1

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+10.3
LAB
+9.1
GRN
+3.7
CON
-2.1
LD
-16.7

Latest updates Birmingham Selly Oak

08.05.2015

11:54

Lib Dems lose West Midlands seats

The Liberal Democrats lose their only two seats in the West Midlands.
05:26
Breaking

LAB Hold

Steve McCabe has held Birmingham Selly Oak for Labour.

04:14

View at the count

David Lumb
Brum Votes
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Here's the view from the ground floor where the Birmingham counts are taking place.

02:54

Anticipation builds

Cath Mackie
BBC Midlands Today
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Birmingham is not expecting any results before 03:30 BST according to Mark Rogers the returning officer.

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Constituency profile

In the southern part of Birmingham is the residential suburban seat of Birmingham Selly Oak. Since 1955, the seat has ping ponged three times between Labour and the Conservatives. Until October 1974, it was Conservative under Harold Gurden. Labour's Tom Litterrick won for Labour that year. Tory Anthony Beaumont-Dark retook the seat at the next general election. Lynne Jones won it back for Labour in 1992.

The seat is home to many students and staff from the University of Birmingham, which has a campus here. One in six work in education - the 7th highest proportion of any of the constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures - and one in six works in human health and social work. Cadbury World is situated here.

In 2010 Steve McCabe held the seat for Labour with 38.5% of the votes; the Conservatives got 31.1%, Liberal Democrats 22.3% and BNP 3.9%.