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 Ladywood

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Shabana Mahmood
    • Votes: 33,355
    • Vote share %: 79.2
    • Vote share change: -3.5
  2. Conservative
    Mary Noone
    • Votes: 4,773
    • Vote share %: 11.3
    • Vote share change: -1.9
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Lee Dargue
    • Votes: 2,228
    • Vote share %: 5.3
    • Vote share change: +2.5
  4. Green
    Alex Nettle
    • Votes: 931
    • Vote share %: 2.2
    • Vote share change: +0.9
  5. The Brexit Party
    Andrew Garcarz
    • Votes: 831
    • Vote share %: 2.0
    • Vote share change: +2.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 28,582
  • Registered voters: 74,912
  • % share:
    56.2%
  • Change since 2017: -2.8

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 79.2%
Conservative 11.3%
Liberal Democrat 5.3%
Green 2.2%
The Brexit Party 2.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +2.5 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +2.0 Gained
  • Green +0.9 Gained
  • Conservative -1.9 Lost
  • Labour -3.5 Lost

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'Shots fired' on street

A Birmingham street has been closed for after officers were called to reports of shots being fired.

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Wheeler Street remains closed between the Newtorn Health Centre and King Street North in Lozells after police were called just before 23:00 on Wednesday.

The road has been closed for a forensic search, said West Midlands Police.

No one was injured and no damage reported, the force added.

'I tried to be the first female British Asian Tory MP'

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In 1983 Pramila Le Hunte became the first British South Asian woman to stand for parliament as a Tory representative for Birmingham Ladywood.

Pramila Le Hunte in the 1980s
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Unlike Pramila, nearly all British South Asians in the early 1980s voted Labour. Pramila says it was in their genes when they arrived in the UK.

"Because who gave them independence? Clement Attlee [the Labour prime minister]. Who was against us? Winston Churchill… So Labour was deified from day one."

Ladywood had a large British South Asian population - mostly Sikhs, and Mirpuris from Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Even though they were all Labour supporters, they told her they would vote for her.

She rationalises it by saying, "I'm Punjabi. Their culture. Their person." They told her no politician had ever come to speak to them before.

Pramila Le Hunte now
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On election night, she didn't win.

Pramila did, however, nearly double the Conservative vote in Ladywood. She says she knew she was never going to win such a Labour stronghold, but "I thought I would make an impression."

Read more about Pramila's story here.

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.

Grpahic
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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 Ladywood: Labour hold

Shabana Mahmood has been re-elected as the MP for Birmingham Ladywood, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Mary Noone by 28,582 votes, 132 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Lee Dargue of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Alex Nettle came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.8 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 42,000 people, 56.2% 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, Alex Nettle (Green) and Andrew Garcarz (The Brexit Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingResult: Labour hold in Birmingham Ladywood

Shabana Mahmood has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood with a majority of 28,582 votes.

It is a couple of hundred votes less than her 2017 majority of 28,714, which at the time was the third biggest majority of any party in the West Midlands.

Ms Mahmood has represented Ladywood, which has been held by Labour since 1970, since 2010.

Overseas students 'add £20bn' to UK economy

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Birmingham Ladywood is in the top 10 constituencies in the country with biggest economic impact from international students.

Student
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Overseas students are worth £20bn to the UK economy, says a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute.

London has the biggest share of international students, but the study shows that in relative terms, smaller cities with more than one university feel a greater impact.

The analysis says on top of tuition fees, their spending has become a major factor in supporting local economies.

Parliamentary website mixes up images of women Muslim MPs

Parliamentary authorities have hastily edited a website displaying MPs' portraits after Shabana Mahmood's profile showed a photograph of the wrong female Muslim Labour MP.

Birmingham Ladywood MP Ms Mahmood's page instead showed a picture of Rushanara Ali, who represents Bethnal Green and Bow.

Responding to the mix-up, Ms Ali said: "These things happen. Sometimes I get confused between bald white male Cabinet ministers.

"We shouldn't take these things too seriously."

Shabana Mahmood
Labour Party

Parliamentary authorities quickly removed the photograph of Ms Ali from Ms Mahmood's profile, which currently does not display a picture.

A disclaimer on the webpage declares "this is a test website, so may be inaccurate", but there did not appear to be any other mistakes.

A House of Commons spokesman said: "As can happen with beta websites which are still in development, a technical error led to an incorrect photo of an MP being uploaded. The error was promptly identified and rectified."

Birmingham Ladywood: Labour hold

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