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 Erdington

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Jack Dromey
    • Votes: 17,720
    • Vote share %: 50.3
    • Vote share change: -7.7
  2. Conservative
    Robert Alden
    • Votes: 14,119
    • Vote share %: 40.1
    • Vote share change: +1.7
  3. The Brexit Party
    Wendy Garcarz
    • Votes: 1,441
    • Vote share %: 4.1
    • Vote share change: +4.1
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Ann Holtom
    • Votes: 1,301
    • Vote share %: 3.7
    • Vote share change: +1.7
  5. Green
    Rob Grant
    • Votes: 648
    • Vote share %: 1.8
    • Vote share change: +0.2

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 3,601
  • Registered voters: 66,148
  • % share:
    53.3%
  • Change since 2017: -3.9

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 50.3%
Conservative 40.1%
The Brexit Party 4.1%
Liberal Democrat 3.7%
Green 1.8%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +4.1 Gained
  • Conservative +1.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.7 Gained
  • Green +0.2 Gained
  • Labour -7.7 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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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.

General election 2019: Labour loses across West Midlands
Labour loses nine seats in the region including all in Stoke-on-Trent and two in Wolverhampton.

Birmingham Erdington: Labour hold

Jack Dromey has been re-elected as the MP for Birmingham Erdington, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Robert Alden by 3,601 votes, less than half the majority at the 2017 election.

Wendy Garcarz of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Ann Holtom came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 3.9 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 35,000 people, 53.3% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Three of the five candidates, Wendy Garcarz (The Brexit Party), Ann Holtom (Liberal Democrat) and Rob Grant (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingResult: Labour hold in Birmingham Erdington

Jack Dromey has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington with a majority of 3,601 votes - down from 7,285 in 2017.

Mr Dromey has represented Erdington, which has been held by Labour since its creation in 1974, since 2010.

Obscene tax avoidance needs tackling: Labour MP

The Labour MP for Erdington is backing calls for a public inquiry into tax avoidance after the leak of the Paradise Papers, calling the situation "obscene".

Jack Dromey said the time had come to "finally tackle this issue".

Jack Dromey
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The Conservative Party says that since 2010, it has secured almost £160bn through tackling tax evasion and avoidance to go towards public services - although Labour disputes that figure.

It is obscene that rich people should seek to get even richer by salting away their billions in offshore bank accounts whilst working people suffer the longest stagnation on wages for 150 years

Jack DromeyLabour MP for Erdington

Erdington MP challenges government over tower block costs

Councils will have to prove they "can't afford" new safety measures recommended following the Grenfell Tower tragedy to receive Government money, Damian Green, The First Secretary of State, has said.

Labour's Jack Dromey Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington told Mr Green: "Birmingham has 231 tower blocks.

"The city council has rightly decided it will retrofit sprinklers in all of those blocks. That will cost £31m in a council that has suffered £700 million of cuts to their budget.

Jack Dromey
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"Will the Government unequivocally commit to funding all necessary safety measures, pending the outcome of the inquiry?"

Mr Green replied: "I'm sure all local authorities will want to follow the fire service's recommendations on this.

"If the local authority can show it can't afford it, then obviously central government will step in."

'No Portillo moment in Erdington'

General Election 2017: Tories 'failed' in Labour heartlands
Labour's Jack Dromey, who held Birmingham Erdington, pours scorn on the Conservative campaign.

Birmingham Erdington: Labour hold

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