Dudley SouthParliamentary constituency
- 16,723 total votes taken.
- 43.8% share of the total vote
- +0.7% change in share of the votes
- 12,453 total votes taken.
- 32.6% share of the total vote
- -0.4% change in share of the votes
- 7,236 total votes taken.
- 18.9% share of the total vote
- +10.7% change in share of the votes
- 970 total votes taken.
- 2.5% share of the total vote
- +2.5% change in share of the votes
- 828 total votes taken.
- 2.2% share of the total vote
- -13.5% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Dudley South
Overheating at Dudley South count
Journalist, BBC WM
The radiator was turned off at the Dudley South count earlier because the hall was so hot.
Mike Wood has held Dudley South for the Conservatives. He stood as a candidate after Chris Kelly decided to stand down.
Journalist, BBC WM
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.
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%.