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Birmingham YardleyParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Jess Phillips||Votes 25,398||header_vote_share 57.1||Net percentage change in seats +15.4|
|Mohammed Afzal||Votes 8,824||header_vote_share 19.8||Net percentage change in seats +5.8|
|John Hemming||Votes 7,984||header_vote_share 17.9||Net percentage change in seats -7.7|
|Paul Clayton||Votes 1,916||header_vote_share 4.3||Net percentage change in seats -11.8|
|Christopher Garghan||Votes 280||header_vote_share 0.6||Net percentage change in seats -1.1|
|Abu Nowshed||Votes 100||header_vote_share 0.2||Net percentage change in seats +0.2|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and LAB majority
Two Birmingham and Black Country MPs continue to employ a member of their family despite the practice being banned for new members of Parliament.
Valerie Vaz, MP for Walsall South, employs her husband, Paul Townsend, as a senior parliamentary assistant.
Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley, employs her husband, Tom Phillips, as a constituency support manager.
James Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, also employed his wife, Anna Mellitt, as a communications officer until October 2016.
Voters must be able to have confidence that our democracy is resourced in an open and transparent way, so it's welcome that Parliamentary authorities have taken steps to reform the system."
Of the 589 returning MPs, 122 have declared the employment of a relative in the latest Register of Members' Financial Interests. None of the 61 new MPs who secured their seats at the general election on 8 June are allowed to do so.
Campaigners say there needs to be a clear end date for all MPs.
The limit on public sector salary rises could be reviewed, Downing Street has signalled, as a Labour attempt to scrap the 1% cap was defeated in Parliament.
In the Commons the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Jess Phillips, used her own traumatic experience of childbirth to argue for higher pay for midwives.
For every hour she worked last night, and every night she was paid £12.09. My baby took two hours to be born, I nearly died in those two hours and so did he. Both of us are here to tell the tale and I think that's worth more than £24.18. It seems the ministers opposite don't agree.
Journalist, BBC Online
The Labour MP Jo Cox is being remembered across the country on the first anniversary of her murder.
Events are being held today and over the weekend as part of The Great Get Together.
Emma Reynolds, the Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, says Jo achieved more in 12 months than others manage in a lifetime of politics.
She gathered together with Andrew Mitchell, you might say an unlikely partnership, but they got on very, very well, they put Syria on the map again, people had started to forget how much suffering there was in Syria and she called on the government repeatedly to do more. She brought so much energy and commitment to the role of being an MP."
Labour's Jess Phillips retained her seat in Yardley, beating John Hemming who was the Liberal Democrat MP there until 2015 into third place.
Jess Phillips says Theresa May made a mistake calling the snap election.
She's made chaos for her own ends, it's potentially very damaging...who knows who is going to be in charge.
Jess Phillips has held her seat in Birmingham Yardley with 25,398 votes.
In second place is Tory Mohammed Afzal with 8,824.
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- 17,129 total votes taken.
- 41.6% share of the total vote
- +9.4% change in share of the votes
- 10,534 total votes taken.
- 25.6% share of the total vote
- -14.0% change in share of the votes
- 6,637 total votes taken.
- 16.1% share of the total vote
- +13.2% change in share of the votes
- 5,760 total votes taken.
- 14.0% share of the total vote
- -5.2% change in share of the votes
- 698 total votes taken.
- 1.7% share of the total vote
- +1.7% change in share of the votes
- 187 total votes taken.
- 0.5% share of the total vote
- +0.5% change in share of the votes
- 135 total votes taken.
- 0.3% share of the total vote
- +0.3% change in share of the votes
- 71 total votes taken.
- 0.2% share of the total vote
- +0.2% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010