UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Birmingham Edgbaston

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Preet Gill
    • Votes: 21,217
    • Vote share %: 50.1
    • Vote share change: -5.2
  2. Conservative
    Alex Yip
    • Votes: 15,603
    • Vote share %: 36.9
    • Vote share change: -2.6
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Colin Green
    • Votes: 3,349
    • Vote share %: 7.9
    • Vote share change: +4.3
  4. Green
    Phil Simpson
    • Votes: 1,112
    • Vote share %: 2.6
    • Vote share change: +1.3
  5. The Brexit Party
    David Wilks
    • Votes: 1,047
    • Vote share %: 2.5
    • Vote share change: +2.5

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 5,614
  • Registered voters: 68,828
  • % share:
    61.5%
  • Change since 2017: -2.6

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 50.1%
Conservative 36.9%
Liberal Democrat 7.9%
Green 2.6%
The Brexit Party 2.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +4.3 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +2.5 Gained
  • Green +1.3 Gained
  • Conservative -2.6 Lost
  • Labour -5.2 Lost

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Birmingham's red wall largely still stands

While parts of Labour's "red wall" collapsed overnight in the West Midlands, others held firm despite the party's heavy defeat overall.

In Wolverhampton, two of the three constituencies fell to the Tories, likewise in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Conservatives also took a seat from Labour in Dudley North and two in West Bromwich.

Birmingham Northfield became a Conservative seat for the first time in 27 years.

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Despite all of Birmingham's other Labour MPs seeing their majorities cut by varying degrees, their opposition Conservative candidates failed to make major inroads across the city. Rather, other parties benefited (although remain well behind the big two).

The exception was Yardley, where Vince Garrington took an extra 10 percentage points of the share of the vote, compared with 2017, although the Lib Dems lost votes as well as Labour.

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BBC

In seven of the 10 Birmingham constituencies (including Sutton Coldfield), the Conservatives actually polled fewer votes in 2019, compared with 2017.

In terms of share of the vote it's a similar story. In five of the 10 seats, the Conservatives lost share, while in others their gains were minimal.

Birmingham Edgbaston: Labour hold

Preet Gill has been re-elected as the MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Alex Yip by 5,614 votes, 1,303 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Colin Green of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Phil Simpson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.6 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 42,000 people, 61.5% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the five candidates, Phil Simpson (Green) and David Wilks (The Brexit Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Result: Labour hold Birmingham Edgbaston

Preet Gill has been re-elected to her Labour seat of Birmingham Edgbaston.

She got 21,217 votes compared to 24,124 last time.

Edgbaston MP presses government for child refugee action

Labour's Preet Gill, who represents Birmingham Edgbaston, has pressed the government for action on helping the many thousands of missing child refugees.

She raised the figures coming out of a European law enforcement agency.

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Europoll have estimated that more than 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees have disappeared in Europe in the last two years. What steps are the government taking to address this and to support our EU partners in improving protection for unaccompanied children at risk of trafficking or exploitation.

Preet GillMP

Preet Gill will 'make Sikh community proud'

Preet Gill, the first female Sikh MP will start work today as the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston.

There has been a lot of media attention around Preet Gill and Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi - the first turban-wearing Sikh MP.

The Sikh Federation said the two new MPs will "make the Sikh community proud" and have "so much to offer".

Preet Gill
BBC

There are high expectations of Preet and Tanmanjeet. First and foremost they need to serve their constituents and strengthen the Labour Party as there could easily be another General Election within six months.

Bhai Amrik SinghChair of the Sikh Federation (UK)

First female Sikh to be elected

General Election 2017: Preet Gill becomes first female Sikh MP
The 44-year-old held onto Birmingham Edgbaston for Labour which has had a female MP since 1953.