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Birmingham Hall GreenParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 35,889
- Vote share %: 67.8
- Vote share change: -9.8
- Votes: 7,381
- Vote share %: 13.9
- Vote share change: -1.1
- Votes: 4,273
- Vote share %: 8.1
- Vote share change: +8.1
Liberal DemocratIzzy Knowles
- Votes: 3,673
- Vote share %: 6.9
- Vote share change: +1.2
The Brexit PartyRosie Cuckston
- Votes: 877
- Vote share %: 1.7
- Vote share change: +1.7
- Votes: 818
- Vote share %: 1.5
- Vote share change: 0.0
Change compared with 2017
- LAB majority: 28,508
- Registered voters: 80,283
- Change since 2017: -3.5
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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.
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.
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.
Tahir Ali has been elected MP for Birmingham Hall Green, meaning that the Labour Party holds the seat with a decreased majority.
The new MP beat Conservative Penny-Anne O'Donnell by 28,508 votes. This was fewer than Roger Godsiff’s 33,944 vote majority in the 2017 general election.
Independent Roger Godsiff came third and Liberal Democrat Izzy Knowles came fourth. Mr Godsiff was deselected by Labour for backing protesters in a LGBT teachers row.
Voter turnout was down by 3.5 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 53,000 people, roughly two-thirds 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 six candidates, Rosie Cuckston (The Brexit Party) and Patrick Cox (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Tahir Ali has been elected as the Labour MP for Birmingham Hall Green with a majority of 28,508 votes.
The seat has been held by Labour since 1997 and had the largest majority of any party in the West Midlands in 2017's election when Roger Godsiff was standing for Labour.
Mr Godsiff was de-selected from the party earlier this year over his support for parents in the LGBT education row and so stood as an independent, securing 4,273 votes.
Roger Godsiff has held his seat in Birmingham Hall Green for Labour with 42,143 votes.
Reena Ranger for the Conservatives came in second with 8,199 votes.
Roger Godsiff is seeking re-election in the Birmingham seat of Hall Green, but how does his track record compare to the copywriting on his campaign material?
The buzzwords atop a leaflet - shared below by Jeremy Vine - are "unwanted, unnecessary, opportunistic".