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 Hall Green

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Tahir Ali
    • Votes: 35,889
    • Vote share %: 67.8
    • Vote share change: -9.8
  2. Conservative
    Penny-Anne O'Donnell
    • Votes: 7,381
    • Vote share %: 13.9
    • Vote share change: -1.1
  3. Independent
    Roger Godsiff
    • Votes: 4,273
    • Vote share %: 8.1
    • Vote share change: +8.1
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Izzy Knowles
    • Votes: 3,673
    • Vote share %: 6.9
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  5. The Brexit Party
    Rosie Cuckston
    • Votes: 877
    • Vote share %: 1.7
    • Vote share change: +1.7
  6. Green
    Patrick Cox
    • Votes: 818
    • Vote share %: 1.5
    • Vote share change: 0.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 28,508
  • Registered voters: 80,283
  • % share:
    65.9%
  • Change since 2017: -3.5

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 67.8%
Conservative 13.9%
Independent 8.1%
Liberal Democrat 6.9%
The Brexit Party 1.7%
Green 1.5%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Independent +8.1 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +1.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.2 Gained
  • Green +0.0 Gained
  • Conservative -1.1 Lost
  • Labour -9.8 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.

Birmingham Hall Green: Labour hold

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.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingResult: Labour hold Birmingham Hall Green

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.

Birmingham Hall Green: Labour Hold

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BreakingBirmingham Hall Green: Labour hold

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.

Oops - Jeremy Vine among tweeters to spot would-be MP's inadvertent slogan

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".

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