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

Redditch

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Rachel Maclean
    • Votes: 27,907
    • Vote share %: 63.3
    • Vote share change: +11.0
  2. Labour
    Rebecca Jenkins
    • Votes: 11,871
    • Vote share %: 26.9
    • Vote share change: -9.1
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Bruce Horton
    • Votes: 2,905
    • Vote share %: 6.6
    • Vote share change: +4.0
  4. Green
    Claire Davies
    • Votes: 1,384
    • Vote share %: 3.1
    • Vote share change: +2.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 16,036
  • Registered voters: 65,391
  • % share:
    67.4%
  • Change since 2017: -2.8

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 63.3%
Labour 26.9%
Liberal Democrat 6.6%
Green 3.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +11.0 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +4.0 Gained
  • Green +2.3 Gained
  • Labour -9.1 Lost

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Redditch: Conservative hold

Rachel Maclean has been re-elected as the MP for Redditch, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Rebecca Jenkins by 16,036 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Bruce Horton of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Claire Davies came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.8 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 44,000 people, roughly two-thirds of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Claire Davies (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingResult: Conservatives hold Redditch

Rachel Maclean has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Redditch.

She was first elected as representative in 2017 and the seat has been held by the Tories since 2010.

MP enters pet to win 'Westminster dog of the year'

The MP for Redditch has entered her pet dog into this year's Westminster Dog of the Year competition which is taking place in London today.

Rachel Maclean is hoping her Jack Russell /Staffie Cross, Phoebe will come out on top in the contest which celebrates the unique bond between MP and dog.

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Phoebe, who is a rescue dog, should win the award because "I doubt there is any dog with greater stamina, something that all Parliamentarians need in large quantities to endure this job!" says Ms Maclean.

Former home secretary joins trust taking over Sandwell's children's services

The MP for Redditch, Jacqui Smith, will chair the board of the trust that will take over the running of Sandwell's beleaguered children's services.

The local authority department has received two "inadequate" ratings from Ofsted in the last four years and in 2015 a report warned children were "at risk of harm".

Sandwell Council said the former home secretary would support the aim of "delivering rapid improvements".

Jacqui Smith
PA

This is a really exciting opportunity to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and families in Sandwell. When life gets tough for children, they deserve the best care and the best people to support them."

Jacqui Smith

Plans were announced by the Government in October 2016 to introduce an independent trust to run Sandwell’s children’s social care services.

New MP promises to 'fight to protect and to strengthen local health services'

Rachel Maclean, the new Conservative MP for Redditch, has used her first speech in the House of Commons to talk about the future of the town's hospital.

She said the issue of what happens to the Alexandra Hospital dominated her general election campaign

Alexandra Hospital
BBC

A review said a maternity unit at the hospital would be downgraded, most children's services moved to Worcester and A&E changed to urgent care centre with more advanced cases treated in Worcester.

Four A&E consultants resigned en masse saying planned changes at the hospital meant it would have "neither an A&E service nor a safe service".

I raised this and the issue of the Worcestershire Acute Trust that runs the hospital on my very first day in this place and I will continue again and again and again to fight to protect and to strengthen local health services."

Rachel MacleanMP for Redditch

Redditch MP's maiden speech: 'What's being done to tackle cyber crime?'

James Pearson

Political reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

The new Conservative MP for Redditch, Rachel Maclean, has spoken in Parliament for the first time.

During Home Office Questions in the Commons, she asked about efforts to tackle cyber-crime.

Rachel Maclean
BBC

In light of the recent cyber-attack on Parliament and the National Crime Agency's announcement that due to under-reporting the scale of cyber-crime is significantly underestimated, can I ask the Secretary of State to outline what specific steps the government is taking to tackle this threat?"

Rachel MacleanConservative MP for Redditch

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Redditch: Conservative hold

Election result
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