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 Northfield

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Gary Sambrook
    • Votes: 19,957
    • Vote share %: 46.3
    • Vote share change: +3.6
  2. Labour
    Richard Burden
    • Votes: 18,317
    • Vote share %: 42.5
    • Vote share change: -10.7
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Jamie Scott
    • Votes: 1,961
    • Vote share %: 4.6
    • Vote share change: +2.4
  4. The Brexit Party
    Keith Rowe
    • Votes: 1,655
    • Vote share %: 3.8
    • Vote share change: +3.8
  5. Green
    Eleanor Masters
    • Votes: 954
    • Vote share %: 2.2
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  6. UKIP
    Kenneth Lowry
    • Votes: 254
    • Vote share %: 0.6
    • Vote share change: +0.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 1,640
  • Registered voters: 73,694
  • % share:
    58.5%
  • Change since 2017: -2.8

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 46.3%
Labour 42.5%
Liberal Democrat 4.6%
The Brexit Party 3.8%
Green 2.2%
UKIP 0.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +3.8 Gained
  • Conservative +3.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.4 Gained
  • UKIP +0.6 Gained
  • Green +0.3 Gained
  • Labour -10.7 Lost

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Tory MPs split over Dominic Cummings row

Boris Johnson will be questioned by senior MPs later amid continued calls for his top adviser to resign which has split opinion among his own party's MPs.

Dominic Cummings
PA Media

The prime minister will appear before the Commons Liaison Committee for 90 minutes, during which he will be asked about Dominic Cummings's controversial lockdown trip to County Durham.

More than 35 Tory MPs have called for Mr Cummings to resign or be fired after his 260-mile journey came to light

The Conservative MP for Congleton Fiona Bruce released a statement last night saying her constituents are "entitled to feel badly let down" by the actions of Mr Cummings but didn't say he should go.

But Birmingham Northfield Conservative MP Gary Sambrook questioned whether the public care about the issue as much as the media.

"I've had emails which constitute less than half a percent of my total constituents. Yes the vast majority of those emails are against what Mr Cummings did but there's no way of really assessing public mood," he said.

New MP buys new shirts for first day in Parliament

BBC WM

Gary Sambrook
BBC

The new Conservative MP for Birmingham Northfield, Gary Sambrook, has said his first trip to Parliament has been "incredible".

"When you walk in and think, 'this is my new office'... it was just absolutely incredible," he said.

"On Saturday I went shopping to get some new shirts and some new clothing because I'm going to have to smarten up a bit," he said.

Shaun Bailey
BBC

Another of the new MPs for the West Midlands is Shaun Bailey - the first ever Conservative MP to represent West Bromwich West.

He said when he stood in the chamber on Sunday it was "so surreal".

"The history that's been in that building, it's just phenomenal," he said, "so it's a bit weird at the moment".

"I think I'm conscious there's a lot to do and I really want to get stuck in."

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.

Graphic
BBC

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
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.

'Democracy deserves better'

Former Birmingham Northfield Labour MP Richard Burden says everyone has a "responsibility to work to end" hate that has infected political debate, after he lost his seat.

Richard Burden
UK Parliament

He had represented the area since 1992, but Gary Sambrook gained the seat for the Conservatives with a majority of 1,640.

Mr Burden said: "All of us have a responsibility to work to end the hate and vitriol that has infected political debate both online and elsewhere in recent years. Democracy deserves better than that.

"And all of us, irrespective of whichever party we represent, have a responsibility to work for a democracy that is built on better than that.

"Our determination to create a fairer, more equal society is at the centre of the right values to have. They're the values that separate us in Labour from the Conservative party."

Birmingham's first Tory MP since 1992

Gary Sambrook has become the first Conservative MP in a constituency carrying a Birmingham name for 22 years.

Gary Sambrook
BBC

Birmingham Northfield was the only of the city's seats to change party hands in this election.

Mr Sambrook, who has been a city councillor for Kingstanding since 2014, said he believed the electorate "felt betrayed".

He told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: "The reason we have won in Birmingham Northfield is because of Brexit, because people felt let down, felt betrayed, they felt as though they had been taken for granted for far too long."

Birmingham Northfield: Conservative gain

Gary Sambrook has been elected as the MP for Birmingham Northfield, beating Labour's Richard Burden by 1,640 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 4,667 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

Jamie Scott of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Brexit Party's Keith Rowe came fourth.

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

More than 43,000 people, 58.5% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Four of the six candidates, Jamie Scott (Liberal Democrat), Keith Rowe (the Brexit Party), Eleanor Masters (Green) and Kenneth Lowry (UKIP) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingResult: Conservatives take Birmingham Northfield

The Conservatives have gained Birmingham Northfied from Labour, where Richard Burden has represented the area since 1992.

Gary Sambrook secured a majority of 1,640 votes for the Tories.

'Looking bad for Labour' in Northfield

Kathryn Stanczyszyn

Political Reporter, BBC WM

Our WM political reporter for Birmingham says it's looking bad for Labour in Birmingham Northfield.

'Not a single Labour person here has expressed confidence they're going to keep the seat," she said.

And they are right to be concerned. The exit poll predicts Northfield is a likely Conservative gain from Labour.

"It's also looking closer than Labour would like in Edgbaston and Erdington potentially but one source tells me ‘we might have just about shored them up’," she said.

Kathryn is at the ICC where votes for seven of the city's 10 seats are being counted.