Wolverhampton South West

Parliamentary constituency
LAB GAIN FROM CON

Results

Labour
, with candidate Rob Marris
, have the following results:
  • 17,374 total votes taken.
  • 43.2% share of the total vote
  • +4.2% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Paul Uppal
, have the following results:
  • 16,573 total votes taken.
  • 41.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Dave Everett
, have the following results:
  • 4,310 total votes taken.
  • 10.7% share of the total vote
  • +7.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Andrea Cantrill
, have the following results:
  • 1,058 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Neale Upstone
, have the following results:
  • 845 total votes taken.
  • 2.1% share of the total vote
  • -13.9% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Brian Booth
, have the following results:
  • 49 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 801 2.0%
Turnout
66.6%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 43.2
CON 41.2
UKIP 10.7
GRN 2.6
LD 2.1
IND 0.1

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+7.0
LAB
+4.2
GRN
+2.6
CON
+0.5
IND
+0.1
LD
-13.9

Latest updates Wolverhampton South West

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.

12.05.2015

08:12

No Sikhs in new Parliament

No Sikhs have been elected into parliament for the first time since 1992.

08.05.2015

17:23

What next for Uppal?

Chris Blakemore
News editor, BBC WM
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Paul Uppal, who lost his Conservative seat in Wolverhampton South West to Labour's Rob Marris, says he'll spend more time with his young family and might start up his own business again.

09:36

'A great night in Wolverhampton'

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New Wolverhampton South West MP Rob Marris says he is "delighted " to return to the seat after a five-year break.

"It's not been a good night for Labour nationally, quite a good night for Labour in parts of the West Midlands and of course a great night for Labour here in Wolverhampton," he said.

05:39
Breaking

LAB Gain

Rob Marris has been re-elected as MP for Wolverhampton South West, winning the seat back from Tory Paul Uppal.

02.04.2015

09:35

Mapping the opinion polls

Explore a map of constituency polling in the run-up to the 2015 general election.

26.02.2015

16:08

Wolverhampton South West: What effect will the student vote have?

Sima Kotecha spoke to students in Wolverhampton about their intentions in the election.
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Constituency profile

This marginal West Midlands seat was once regarded as safe Conservative territory, held by Enoch Powell from 1950 until 1974, and remained Conservative until Labour's 1997 landslide. It returned to the Tories in 2010 by a narrow margin.Wolverhampton South West covers some relatively deprived inner city areas but also more affluent suburbs like Tettenhall to the west.

It has a high number of residents from ethnic minorities. Its Sikh population is among the largest in England and Wales - it is represented by Paul Uppal, the only Sikh MP. The seat also has a relatively high number of single person households and long-term unemployed residents. Most jobs are in manufacturing, wholesale and retail, education, health and social work. It contains the main Wolverhampton University campus and Molineux, the Wolverhampton Wanderers' stadium.

In 2010, the Conservatives won with 40.7% of the vote, Labour got 39.0%, Lib Dems 16% and UKIP 3.7%.