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After 650 of 650 seats

Dudley North

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Labour

Ian Austin Votes 18,090 header_vote_share 46.5 Net percentage change in seats +4.7
Party

CON

Conservative

Les Jones Votes 18,068 header_vote_share 46.4 Net percentage change in seats +15.6
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Bill Etheridge Votes 2,144 header_vote_share 5.5 Net percentage change in seats -18.5
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Ben France Votes 368 header_vote_share 0.9 Net percentage change in seats -0.3
Party

GRN

Green Party

Andrew Nixon Votes 240 header_vote_share 0.6 Net percentage change in seats -0.7

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

22

Turnout

62.7%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 46.5
Conservative 46.4
UKIP 5.5
Liberal Democrat 0.9
Green Party 0.6

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+15.6
Labour
+4.7
Liberal Democrat
-0.3
Green Party
-0.7
UKIP
-18.5

Latest updates

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.

Dudley North: Labour hold

Result graphic
BBC

BreakingDudley North: Labour hold

And the moment we've been waiting for...after a few recounts, Ian Austin for Labour has held his seat by 22 votes.

Dudley North: Two votes in it

Steve Hermon

Journalist, BBC WM

No we're not so tired that we have our numbers wrong, yes you read it right.

There's just two, yes two votes in the count at Dudley North.

We're heading for a third recount.

Dudley count
BBC

Dudley North: Potential for a third recount

Steve Hermon

Journalist, BBC WM

The candidates are gathered and we're being told it could now go for a third recount.

Send us coffee...

Dudley count
BBC

Dudley North: Counting restarts

There's just 23 votes in it for the Dudley North seat, counting is back underway.

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Dudley North: Recount

Rob Mayor

Black Country Political Reporter, BBC WM

There's going to be a recount for Dudley North, we're hearing there's just dozens of votes in it.

Labour's Ian Austin is defending a majority of 4,181.

Dudley North: 'Mr Austin could be in trouble'

Rob Mayor

Black Country Political Reporter, BBC WM

Labour's Ian Austin defends a majority of just over 4,181. On the face of it that seems healthy, but UKIP took 24% of the vote in 2015.

If those voters float to the Conservatives' Les Jones, then Mr Austin could well be in trouble.

In 2015 the Conservative campaign was hit by scandal and their original candidate dropped out after questions about an alleged deal with the English Defence League. This time they've had a clear run.

Corbyn Road
BBC
Corbyn Road in Dudley North

Mr Austin has been an outspoken critic of Jeremy Corbyn and has run a campaign based on his record as a local MP, distancing himself from the manifesto.

Some polling suggests the seat could be decided by less than 1%, roughly the mark reached by the Liberal Democrats and Greens last time, so votes for smaller parties could have a big influence on the outcome.

Dudley North is one of the constituencies where no female candidates have stood since boundary changes in 2010 (including by-elections).

Corbyn Road: What voters want from politicians
People on Corbyn Road in Dudley reveal their wish list in the run-up to the general election.
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Ian Austin
, have the following results:
  • 15,885 total votes taken.
  • 41.8% share of the total vote
  • +3.2% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Les Jones
, have the following results:
  • 11,704 total votes taken.
  • 30.8% share of the total vote
  • -6.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Bill Etheridge
, have the following results:
  • 9,113 total votes taken.
  • 24.0% share of the total vote
  • +15.5% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Will Duckworth
, have the following results:
  • 517 total votes taken.
  • 1.4% share of the total vote
  • +1.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Mike Collins
, have the following results:
  • 478 total votes taken.
  • 1.3% share of the total vote
  • -9.3% change in share of the votes
Apni Party
, with candidate Rehan Afzal
, have the following results:
  • 156 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Dave Pitt
, have the following results:
  • 139 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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