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Ludlow

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Philip Dunne Votes 31,433 header_vote_share 62.9 Net percentage change in seats +8.6
Party

LAB

Labour

Julia Buckley Votes 12,147 header_vote_share 24.3 Net percentage change in seats +12.0
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Heather Kidd Votes 5,336 header_vote_share 10.7 Net percentage change in seats -2.8
Party

GRN

Green Party

Hilary Wendt Votes 1,054 header_vote_share 2.1 Net percentage change in seats -3.0

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

19,286

Turnout

73.4%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 62.9
Labour 24.3
Liberal Democrat 10.7
Green Party 2.1

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+12.0
Conservative
+8.6
Liberal Democrat
-2.8
Green Party
-3.0

Latest updates

Surprise at loss of front-bench role

The prime minister's decision to drop the Ludlow MP Philip Dunne from government has been greeted with "dismay and astonishment" by the deputy leader of his constituency group, David Turner.

Mr Dunne lost his job at the department of health in Theresa May's latest reshuffle, after nine years on the government front bench.

Philip Dunne
BBC

Mr Turner said he hadn't seen the move coming, and that his MP had done a "sterling job".

I don't really want to get into my perception of what's inside the prime minister's mind on this. All I would say is that I'm firmly of the belief that in all walks of life, you should select your team on the basis of ability."

David TurnerDeputy Leader of Ludlow Conservatives

MPs lose ministerial roles in reshuffle

James Pearson

Political reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

The Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier has lost his job as international trade minister as Theresa May continues her reshuffle.

Mark Garnier
PA

Government sources have told the BBC that his departure is not related to recent allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Last month Mr Garnier was cleared of breaking the ministerial code after a Cabinet Office investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Mr Garnier has tweeted that he is "looking forward to supporting the prime minister's government from the backbenches".

Meanwhile, the Ludlow MP Philip Dunne has also confirmed he's left the front bench after nine-and-a-half years, losing his post as health minister.

Labour's election hopeful pays tribute to MP Jo Cox a year after she died

Tracey Higgins

BBC Local Live

Labour's parliamentary candidate in Ludlow, Julia Buckley, said her friend MP Jo Cox inspired her to stand in this year's general election.

More than 100,000 community events are taking place across the country this weekend, to mark the first anniversary of Jo Cox's death.

Dr Julia Buckley (on left) and MP Jo Cox
BBC

The 41 year-old was shot and stabbed outside a library in Birstall in Yorkshire, as she prepared to hold a constituency surgery.

Dr Buckley, who came second in the election on 8 June, behind Philip Dunne, says it was the example Jo set that brought her back to politics.

There were three of us, who were friends together and worked for the Labour Party in our 20s and we were all going to change the world and make a difference and Jo did exactly that. I got a bit distracted with family and day jobs. So last summer, I decided the best thing I could do was stand up and be counted. I want to do as much as I can really to make a difference."

Dr Julia BuckleyLabour candidate for the Ludlow constituency

Ludlow MP keeps job in re-shuffle

Faith Page

Reporter, BBC Shropshire

The Ludlow MP Philip Dunne has kept his job in Theresa May's new government.

He remains a health minister, serving under Jeremy Hunt.

Philip Dunne
BBC

How vote breaks down across Shropshire

Wondered how the vote breaks down across Shropshire as a whole?

NB: UKIP only fielded candidates in two out of the five seats.

Graphic
BBC

Ludlow's record-breaking return for Tories

While some votes across the country (including Telford) were close, Ludlow wasn't one of them.

Philip Dunne attracted 31,433 votes - a record for the seat. His majority of 19,286 is also believed to be a record.

Some parliamentary colleagues must be looking on with a degree of envy.

Graphic
BBC
Graphic
BBC

Lib Dem candidate says election result irrelevant to Brexit talks

The woman who stood for the Liberal Democrats in Ludlow says the result of the general election makes no difference to Britain's chances of securing a good Brexit deal.

Heather Kidd said it would be Theresa May's skills as a negotiator, not her parliamentary majority which would decide the outcome of the negotiations with the other EU countries.

Heather Kidd
BBC

Mrs Kidd also said that she always believed the decision to call a general election on the pretext of securing a stronger Brexit mandate was a mistake.

I don't think it's going to make the blindest bit of difference. It was 27 to one before, it's going to be 27 countries to us now."

Heather KiddLiberal Democrat

Defeated Labour candidate 'inspired by Jo Cox'

The defeated Labour candidate in the Ludlow constituency says it was her friendship with Jo Cox which convinced her to stand in this election.

Dr Julia Buckley helped the party finish runners-up in the Conservative safe seat for the first time in 47 years and explained "last summer I decided the best thing I could do was stand up and be counted".

Dr Julia Buckley
BBC

Dr Buckley works at Wolverhampton City Council, but said she had been an enthusiastic campaigner for the party in the past.

There were three of us who were friends together and we worked for the Labour Party in our twenties and we were all going to change the world and make a difference and Jo did exactly that. I got a bit distracted with family and day jobs."

Dr Julia BuckleyLabour candidate

Philip Dunne calls national result 'very disappointing'

Andy Giddings

BBC Shropshire

The returning Conservative MP for Ludlow, Philip Dunne, has called the result for his party "very disappointing" but he was pleased to see Shropshire remain blue.

He said he believed his 31,433 votes to be a record-high for the constituency and he was returned with a majority of 19,286.

Philip Dunne
BBC

Mr Dunne also said that at the time, Theresa May's decision to call the election seemed to be "the logical thing to do" because of the state of the opinion polls.

CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Philip Dunne
, have the following results:
  • 26,093 total votes taken.
  • 54.3% share of the total vote
  • +1.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate David Kelly
, have the following results:
  • 7,164 total votes taken.
  • 14.9% share of the total vote
  • +10.5% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Charlotte Barnes
, have the following results:
  • 6,469 total votes taken.
  • 13.5% share of the total vote
  • -19.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Simon Slater
, have the following results:
  • 5,902 total votes taken.
  • 12.3% share of the total vote
  • +5.6% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Janet Phillips
, have the following results:
  • 2,435 total votes taken.
  • 5.1% share of the total vote
  • +4.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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