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Dudley SouthParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 24,835
- Vote share %: 67.9
- Vote share change: +11.5
- Votes: 9,270
- Vote share %: 25.3
- Vote share change: -10.9
Liberal DemocratJonathan Bramall
- Votes: 1,608
- Vote share %: 4.4
- Vote share change: +2.8
- Votes: 863
- Vote share %: 2.4
- Vote share change: +1.4
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 15,565
- Registered voters: 60,731
- Change since 2017: -2.1
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Mike Wood has been re-elected as the MP for Dudley South, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Lucy Caldicott by 15,565 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.
Jonathan Bramall of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Cate Mohr came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 2.1 percentage points since the last general election.
Nearly 37,000 people, 60.2% 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, Jonathan Bramall (Liberal Democrat) and Cate Mohr (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Mike Wood has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Dudley South with a majority of 15,565 votes.
Mr Wood has been the MP for the area, which has been held by the Conservatives since 2010, since 2015.
The Brexit Party general election candidate for Dudley South has quit the party and endorsed the Conservative runner.
Paul Brothwood (pictured second on the left) had been selected to contest the seat but said voting for the Brexit Party could split polling among Brexit supporters, thereby weakening the chances of delivering the referendum result.
The former Wordsley councillor said: "It feels good to be back in the Conservative family."
The seat has been won by Conservative Mike Wood in the last two general elections.
Nominations for the 12 December vote close on 14 November, after which a full list of candidates for other parties will feature on the BBC's Dudley South constituency webpage.
In the meantime, BBC Sunday Politics reports that despite Mr Brothwood's departure, the Brexit Party is set to field a candidate for the seat:
Police say an investigation continues into the white powder sent in an envelope to an MP's office this morning, although they don't believe it to be hazardous.
The West Midlands force says the staff member who came into contact with the mystery substance at the constituency base of Mike Wood - MP for Dudley South - suffered no ill-effects.
Police attended High Street in Wordsley at about 10:30.
The MP was not in the office at the time and it was evacuated, although people have returned.
The staff member was quarantined in an ambulance and given a hazard protection suit.
Mike Wood is re-elected.
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