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 Selly Oak

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Steve McCabe
    • Votes: 27,714
    • Vote share %: 56.0
    • Vote share change: -6.9
  2. Conservative
    Hannah Campbell
    • Votes: 15,300
    • Vote share %: 30.9
    • Vote share change: -1.0
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Dave Radcliffe
    • Votes: 3,169
    • Vote share %: 6.4
    • Vote share change: +3.1
  4. Green
    Joe Peacock
    • Votes: 1,848
    • Vote share %: 3.7
    • Vote share change: +1.9
  5. The Brexit Party
    Joseph Tawonezvi
    • Votes: 1,436
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +2.9

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 12,414
  • Registered voters: 82,665
  • % share:
    59.8%
  • Change since 2017: -6.0

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 56.0%
Conservative 30.9%
Liberal Democrat 6.4%
Green 3.7%
The Brexit Party 2.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +3.1 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +2.9 Gained
  • Green +1.9 Gained
  • Conservative -1.0 Lost
  • Labour -6.9 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.

Birmingham Selly Oak: Labour hold

Steve McCabe has been re-elected as the MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, with a decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Hannah Campbell by 12,414 votes, 2,793 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Dave Radcliffe of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Joe Peacock came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 6 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 49,000 people, 59.8% 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, Joe Peacock (Green) and Joseph Tawonezvi (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 Selly Oak

Steve McCabe has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Birmingham Selly Oak with a majority of 12,414.

Mr McCabe has held the seat since 2010, which has been Labour since 1992.

Black eye for Steve McCabe MP in Birmingham brick attack
Birmingham MP Steve McCabe says he has been left with a "beautiful black eye".

Bikers are 'terrorising neighbourhoods' says MP

Riyah Collins

BBC West Midlands

Steve McCabe MP has said the motorcyclists who threw a brick at his head last night are "really quite nasty, violent thugs" who are "terrorising neighbourhoods".

Steve McCabe
BBC
Mr McCabe doesn't believe the motorcyclists knew he was an MP

"Somebody clearly knows who they are - the problem is that people are terrified of these thugs," said the Labour member for Selly Oak.

He said that numerous complaints had been made about anti-social behaviour by bikers in the area, adding "it's a big issue in south Birmingham".

West Midlands Police is investigating the incident which happened at about 18:30 on Monday on Greenford Road in Yardley Wood.

MP: 'Biker's brick hit my head with force'

Riyah Collins

BBC West Midlands

Birmingham MP Steve McCabe had a brick thrown at his head in the street yesterday.

He's tweeted photographs of those he said were responsible - two people on bikes who, the Labour member for Selly Oak alleged, had been doing wheelies in the road, prompting him to say he would call police.

The motorcylists alleged to have attacked Mr McCabe
Steve McCabe

Mr McCabe told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that he had shouted "pack it in" at a pair on Monday evening.

He said "they took off but they came back a few moments later. One of them got off the bike and confronted me, and while I was engaged with him the other one threw a rock or a brick at the side of my head with some force".

West Midlands Police is investigating the incident on Greenford Road in Yardley Wood.

Bikers who threw brick at MP did 'wheelies in road'

Andrew Dawkins

BBC News Online

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe said he shouted at motorcyclists for riding recklessly moments before they injured him by throwing a brick.

Steve McCabe
Steve McCabe
The MP Tweeted a photo of his swollen face last night

Mr McCabe was with Labour volunteers in the Yardley Wood area of Birmingham when he saw two motorcyclists "doing wheelies in the middle of the road".

He said "we've had umpteen complaints about this kind of dangerous behaviour and so I shouted at them to pack it in or I'd call the police".

A brick was then thrown at Mr McCabe who has been left with a swollen face. West Midlands Police is investigating.