Dudley South

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Mike Wood
, have the following results:
  • 16,723 total votes taken.
  • 43.8% share of the total vote
  • +0.7% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Natasha Millward
, have the following results:
  • 12,453 total votes taken.
  • 32.6% share of the total vote
  • -0.4% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Paul Brothwood
, have the following results:
  • 7,236 total votes taken.
  • 18.9% share of the total vote
  • +10.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Vicky Duckworth
, have the following results:
  • 970 total votes taken.
  • 2.5% share of the total vote
  • +2.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Martin Turner
, have the following results:
  • 828 total votes taken.
  • 2.2% share of the total vote
  • -13.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 4,270 11.2%
Turnout
63.3%

Vote share

Party %
CON 43.8
LAB 32.6
UKIP 18.9
GRN 2.5
LD 2.2

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+10.7
GRN
+2.5
CON
+0.7
LAB
-0.4
LD
-13.5

Latest updates Dudley South

06.05.2016

06:56

Labour loses control of Dudley

Labour loses control of Dudley council, which now joins Walsall in having no overall majority.

08.05.2015

05:30

Overheating at Dudley South count

Lucy King
Journalist, BBC WM
standard

The radiator was turned off at the Dudley South count earlier because the hall was so hot.

04:21
Breaking

Con hold

Mike Wood has held Dudley South for the Conservatives. He stood as a candidate after Chris Kelly decided to stand down.

00:28

Caffeine shortage

Lucy King
Journalist, BBC WM
standard

There are no tea or coffee facilities for people at the Dudley South count in Brierley Hill - only water!

It is probably just as well as it was boiling here earlier - people could do with staying hydrated.

17.04.2015

11:16

Manifesto shopping in a Dudley mall

The BBC's Shaun Ley, who is spending the election campaign in Dudley, updates us on opinion in the super-marginal.

10.04.2015

21:55

Dudley mosque row looms over election

The BBC's Shaun Ley, who is spending the election campaign in Dudley, on the tensions stirred by a 10-year row over a proposed new mosque.

03.04.2015

01:27

Could this English town hold the key to No 10?

The struggling Midlands town of Dudley gives a useful snapshot of some of the national forces at play in the UK general election.

30.03.2015

16:23

Midlands snapshots and predictions

With Parliament dissolved, the Midlands awaits a procession of political big beasts.

17.03.2015

13:47

Why Dudley? Why not...

It is constituencies like Dudley in the West Midlands that will determine the outcome of the election, Shaun Ley says.
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Constituency profile

Located in the West Midlands is the seat of Dudley South. A working-class residential constituency, it is a mixture of older industrial communities, such as Brierley Hill and Pensnett, with modern and affluent developments like Kingswinford and Wordsley.

Expansion in the retail and services sector has been assisted by the construction of the Merry Hill shopping centre in Brierley Hill. Built on the former Round Oak Steelworks site, it is home to over 200 shops and 25 million shoppers a year. Unsurprisingly, the retail trade accounts for a high proportion of jobs, with almost one in six of the population working in manufacturing - the 33rd highest proportion of all constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures.

Conservative Chris Kelly, who took the seat from Labour at the 2010 election with 43.1% of the votes, is standing down. Labour got 33%, Liberal Democrats 15.7% and UKIP 8.2%.