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

Dudley North

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Marco Longhi
    • Votes: 23,134
    • Vote share %: 63.1
    • Vote share change: +16.6
  2. Labour
    Melanie Dudley
    • Votes: 11,601
    • Vote share %: 31.6
    • Vote share change: -14.9
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Ian Flynn
    • Votes: 1,210
    • Vote share %: 3.3
    • Vote share change: +2.4
  4. Green
    Mike Harrison
    • Votes: 739
    • Vote share %: 2.0
    • Vote share change: +1.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 11,533
  • Registered voters: 61,936
  • % share:
    59.2%
  • Change since 2017: -3.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 63.1%
Labour 31.6%
Liberal Democrat 3.3%
Green 2.0%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +16.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.4 Gained
  • Green +1.4 Gained
  • Labour -14.9 Lost

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'My message is simple - I will not let Dudley down'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Tom Dare

Dudley North's first ever Conservative MP has said he will not let his constituents down as he secured a majority of 11,533 votes.

Marco Longhi replaced Ian Austin who quit the Labour Party in February before encouraging people to vote for Boris Johnson.

Marco Longhi
BBC

“It is time to unite the country and focus on the priorities that really matter to people, but clearly first we need to get Brexit done," Mr Longhi said.

"Now we’ve got a parliament that can start voting things through and getting things done, and done quickly."

My message to the people of Dudley is simple – I will not let you down.

Marco LonghiMP for Dudley North

First Tory MP for Dudley North

Dudley North has elected its first Tory MP.

Candidate Marco Longhi was returned as MP with a majority of more than 11,000. Before that, Labour's majority had been 22.

Dudley North delight for Conservatives

Mr Longhi said it was a staggering result and he was elated.

"I think it is all about what Boris set out, he had the right strategy," he said.

Dudley North: Conservative gain

Marco Longhi has been elected as the MP for Dudley North, beating Labour's Melanie Dudley by 11,533 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 22 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

Ian Flynn of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Mike Harrison came fourth.

Previous Labour MP Ian Austin quit the party in February, urging voters to support the Conservatives.

Voter turnout was down by 3.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 37,000 people, 59.2% 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 four candidates, Ian Flynn (Liberal Democrat) and Mike Harrison (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Dudley North: Would Labour voters back Boris?

One of the surprises of this election campaign was former-Labour MP Ian Austin saying voters should put a cross in the box for Boris Johnson and the Conservatives.

The exit polls suggest many people have done just that, with the Conservative share of the vote for Dudley North expected to be 58%.

Charles Flavell and his wife Pat on Dudley high street
BBC

Earlier in the campaign, we spoke to lifelong Labour supporters who said they would be putting a cross in the Conservative box for the first time.

"It was a family tradition for us to always vote Labour and we've voted for Mr Austin in the past," Charles Flavell told us.

"But for the first time in my life I'll be voting Tory and that's because of Brexit.

"I don't like the deal but I think it's better than no deal and we should be backing Boris Johnson."

Tory council leader 'can't stop grinning'

Rob Mayor

Political reporter, BBC WM

The exit poll prediction has obviously reached Dudley North.

Political reporter Rob Mayor says Conservative Dudley council leader Patrick Harley "can't stop grinning".

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Dudley North a likely gain for the Conservatives

Exit polls predict Dudley North will be a likely Conservative gain from Labour.

It's former MP Ian Austin, who had a majority of 22, quit the Labour party in February accusing leader Jeremy Corbyn of failing to tackle anti-Semitism.

Ex-Labour MP Ian Austin: 'Vote for Boris Johnson'

Projections suggest Marco Longhi will secure 58% of the vote for the Conservatives, a 12% increase on 2017's result, and Labour's Melanie Dudley will drop about 10% to secure 37% of the vote.

The other candidates are Ian Flynn for the Liberal Democrats and Mike Harrison for the Greens.

Labour holds Dudley North by 22 votes

Labour holds Dudley North by 22 votes
Labour retained Dudley North by 22 votes, as Ian Austin, with 18,090, held off the challenge of Conservative Les Jones and UKIP's Bill Etheridge.

The Tories' vote increased by 15.6% compared to two years ago.