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 Perry Barr

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Khalid Mahmood
    • Votes: 26,594
    • Vote share %: 63.1
    • Vote share change: -5.0
  2. Conservative
    Raaj Shamji
    • Votes: 11,277
    • Vote share %: 26.8
    • Vote share change: +0.2
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Gerry Jerome
    • Votes: 1,901
    • Vote share %: 4.5
    • Vote share change: +2.1
  4. The Brexit Party
    Annette Willcox
    • Votes: 1,382
    • Vote share %: 3.3
    • Vote share change: +3.3
  5. Green
    Kefentse Dennis
    • Votes: 845
    • Vote share %: 2.0
    • Vote share change: +0.7
  6. Yeshua
    Thomas Braich
    • Votes: 148
    • Vote share %: 0.4
    • Vote share change: +0.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 15,317
  • Registered voters: 72,006
  • % share:
    58.5%
  • Change since 2017: -4.5

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 63.1%
Conservative 26.8%
Liberal Democrat 4.5%
The Brexit Party 3.3%
Green 2.0%
Yeshua 0.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • The Brexit Party +3.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.1 Gained
  • Green +0.7 Gained
  • Yeshua +0.4 Gained
  • Conservative +0.2 Gained
  • Labour -5.0 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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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.

Labour policies 'weren't in the right direction'

Birmingham Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood says Labour has got to "understand what went wrong".

Khalid Mahmood
BBC

He won with a majority of 15,317, which is down by more than 3,000 compared with last time.

"Basically our policies weren't in the right direction and our campaign perhaps didn't understand what the people are looking for and therefore what [we've] got to do now is to understand what went wrong.

"I think in a sense the leadership has to change. We have to move forward and look at it and rebuild ourselves up."

Birmingham Perry Barr: Labour hold

Khalid Mahmood has been re-elected as the MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Raaj Shamji by 15,317 votes, 3,066 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Gerry Jerome of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Brexit Party's Annette Willcox came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 4.5 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 42,000 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, Gerry Jerome (Liberal Democrat), Annette Willcox (The Brexit Party), Kefentse Dennis (Green) and Thomas Braich (Yeshua) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Result: Labour hold Birmingham Perry Barr

Khalid Mahmood has been re-elected to his Labour seat of Perry Barr.

'Our message on Brexit wasn’t clear enough'

Kathryn Stanczyszyn

Political Reporter, BBC WM

The Labour candidate for Birmingham Perry Barr has criticised the party's policy on Brexit as the exit poll suggests Labour will lose seats to the Conservatives.

Khalid Mahmood
BBC

"Our message on Brexit wasn’t clear enough and the public are punishing us," Khalid Mahmood, who has represented Perry Barr since 2001, said.

"Hypocrisy and lies have cut through," he added.

"We need to ask hard questions and that involves a change in leadership."

The exit poll predicts Perry Barr will remain a Labour seat.

Birmingham Perry Barr: Labour hold

Election result
BBC

BreakingBirmingham Perry Barr: Labour hold

Khalid Mahmood has held his seat for Labour in Birmingham Perry Barr.

Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood taken to court by his assistant

Birmingham Mail

A Birmingham MP is being taken to court by one of his staff.

An employment tribunal will consider a complaint against Birmingham Perry Barr Labour MP Khalid Mahmood from his Parliamentary assistant, Elaina Cohen.

Khalid Mahmood
Birmingham Mail
Khalid Mahmood pictured with Jeremy Corbyn in Birmingham earlier this month

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

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The deadline to register is 22 May