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

Halesowen & Rowley Regis

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    James Morris
    • Votes: 25,607
    • Vote share %: 60.5
    • Vote share change: +8.6
  2. Labour
    Ian Cooper
    • Votes: 13,533
    • Vote share %: 32.0
    • Vote share change: -8.1
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Ryan Priest
    • Votes: 1,738
    • Vote share %: 4.1
    • Vote share change: +2.2
  4. Green
    James Windridge
    • Votes: 934
    • Vote share %: 2.2
    • Vote share change: +1.2
  5. Independent
    Jon Cross
    • Votes: 232
    • Vote share %: 0.5
    • Vote share change: +0.5
  6. Independent
    Ian Fleming
    • Votes: 190
    • Vote share %: 0.4
    • Vote share change: +0.4
  7. Independent
    Tim Weller
    • Votes: 111
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: -0.2

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 12,074
  • Registered voters: 68,300
  • % share:
    62.0%
  • Change since 2017: -2.5

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 60.5%
Labour 32.0%
Liberal Democrat 4.1%
Green 2.2%
Independent 0.5%
Independent 0.4%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +8.6 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +2.2 Gained
  • Green +1.2 Gained
  • Independent +0.5 Gained
  • Independent +0.4 Gained
  • Labour -8.1 Lost

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Halesowen & Rowley Regis: Conservative hold

James Morris has been re-elected as the MP for Halesowen & Rowley Regis, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Ian Cooper by 12,074 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Ryan Priest of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's James Windridge came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.5 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 42,000 people, 62% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Five of the seven candidates lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingResult: Conservatives hold Halesowen & Rowley Regis

James Morris has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Halesowen & Rowley Regis, which he has represented since 2010.

Mr Morris more than doubled his majority with 12,074 votes, compared with 5,253 in 2017.

Second call for council leader's resignation

Rob Mayor

Political reporter, BBC WM

Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has called on Sandwell Council leader Steve Eling to resign, for the second time in less than a week.

Council leader Steve Eling
BBC
Council leader Steve Eling said last week he would not resign

This morning Ofsted published a report stating the council's children's services were inadequate and that there had been no improvements since its last inspection in 2015.

Last week, Mr Morris (Cons) attacked the council in the House of Commons labelling it a "rotten regime".

Labour councillor Mr Eling said last week he would not be resigning and said Mr Morris was "crawling around in the political gutter".

Two Birmingham and Black Country MPs employ their partners

Two Birmingham and Black Country MPs continue to employ a member of their family despite the practice being banned for new members of Parliament.

Parliament
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No new MPs who secured their seats in June are allowed to employ relatives

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."

Darren HughesActing chief executive of the Electoral Reform Society

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.

Halesowen: Conservative hold

Result graphic
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BreakingHalesowen & Rowley Regis: Conservative hold

James Morris for the Conservatives has held the Halesowen & Rowley Regis seat.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June: