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After 650 of 650 seats

Stoke-on-Trent Central

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

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

LAB

Labour

Gareth Snell Votes 17,083 header_vote_share 51.5 Net percentage change in seats +12.2
Party

CON

Conservative

Daniel Jellyman Votes 13,186 header_vote_share 39.8 Net percentage change in seats +17.2
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Mick Harold Votes 1,608 header_vote_share 4.9 Net percentage change in seats -17.8
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Peter Andras Votes 680 header_vote_share 2.1 Net percentage change in seats -2.1
Party

GRN

Green Party

Adam Colclough Votes 378 header_vote_share 1.1 Net percentage change in seats -2.5
Party

IND

Independent

Barbara Fielding Votes 210 header_vote_share 0.6 Net percentage change in seats +0.6

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

3,897

Turnout

57.0%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 51.5
Conservative 39.8
UKIP 4.9
Liberal Democrat 2.1
Green Party 1.1
Independent 0.6

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+17.2
Labour
+12.2
Independent
+0.6
Liberal Democrat
-2.1
Green Party
-2.5
UKIP
-17.8

Latest updates

Surprise by-election among BBC review of political year

BBC Politics

BBC Politics has been looking back at another year of startling news, including a surprise by-election in Stoke-on-Trent.

The shock came because Tristram Hunt, who started the year as the Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent, announced he was quitting to become the director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Tristram Hunt on leaving Labour seat and his new job at the V&A

At the time, that fed into the ongoing divisions in the Labour Party which were supposed to have been laid to rest by Mr Corbyn's re-election to the leadership.

In the by-election in February, Labour held the seat, with Gareth Snell succeeding Mr Hunt and then defending it in June's surprise general election.

Defeated areas call for legacy from city of culture bids

Allen Cook

BBC News

A Stoke-on-Trent MP's written a letter to the government asking for help to build on the legacy of bids to become UK's City of Culture for 2021.

Coventry won the accolade earlier this month over challenges from Swansea, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent and Sunderland.

Portrait of photos which was part of Stoke-on-Trent's bid
Helen Marshall

Now, the Stoke Central Labour MP Gareth Snell's written a letter to the Culture Secretary Karen Bradley, signed by himself and MPs from the other communities which missed out on the title.

In it, they ask to meet with the government to discuss ways to build a "lasting legacy" from their own bids, saying their plans could "still be transformative for our local areas".

Who looks after homeless people when the council doesn't?

BBC Radio Stoke

A Stoke-on-Trent MP is calling on the government to make sure more people in the city don't become homeless as a result of budget cuts.

Gareth Snell, MP for Stoke Central, told Parliament that £1m is set to be cut from the city council homelessness budget and that responsibility was being pushed on to charities such as the YMCA.

Gareth Snell, Stoke-on-Trent MP
BBC

If those organisations cannot get support from their local authorities, what help will the minister give direct from central government to make sure where there are voluntary organisations helping homeless people, they can get the resources they need?"

Gareth SnellStoke Central, Labour MP

In response, the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said more than £1bn was being spent nationally over the next three years to combat homelessness.

Two Labour councillors on Stoke-on-Trent City Council are calling on all agencies in the city to come together to address the issue of homelessness.

Last week, the Conservative and independent alliance which runs the council made a u-turn on its decision to fine homeless people £1,000 who were found sleeping in a tent.

'Not fair for others to fund Staffordshire's health care'

Staffordshire's health deficits are "unsustainable" and it is not fair for other parts of the UK to give more funding to keep them going, the health minister says.

Phillip Dunne added he's prepared to visit Stoke-on-Trent to see for himself the challenges being faced by the Royal Stoke Hospital.

He made his comments in the Commons during a late night adjournment debate about North Staffordshire health care.

Royal Stoke Hospital
BBC

Gareth Snell, Labour MP for Stoke on Trent Central, urged the minister to intervene to relieve pressure on the hospital's A&E and help plug a funding hole made worse by fines for not meeting targets.

University Hospitals North Midlands is one of three trusts in England placed in financial special measures in March. It has to save £50m this financial year, £35m in the next and a further £35m in 2019-20.

Election candidate denies racial hatred charges

A woman who campaigned to be an MP in Stoke-on-Trent has appeared at the city's crown court and denied charges of stirring up racial hatred, after allegedly praising Hitler on her online blog.

Barbara Fielding-Morriss pleaded not guilty to publishing written material to stir up racial hatred and sending offensive material by public communication.

Barbara Fielding-Morriss
BBC

The 78-year-old stood as an independent in June's general election and in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election in February.

She is set to stand trial on 24 April 2018.

Election candidate charged with sending abusive material

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

A woman who stood in the Stoke-on-Trent Central election earlier this year has been charged with sending offensive material.

Independent candidate Barbara Fielding from Draycott polled 210 votes in the seat in June.

Staffordshire Police says the 78-year-old has been charged with one count of sending by public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing message/matter.

They say it relates to online blogs from between September and February and she's due to appear before magistrates in September.

MPs want timescale for sprinkler plan for tower blocks

Lee Blakeman

Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

Stoke-on-Trent's two Labour MPs are demanding to know the timings for when sprinklers will be installed in the city's tower blocks.

Last week, the city council said they would be fitted in all 16 of their high-rise buildings, along with improvements to fire alarms and the installation of CCTV.

Tower blocks off Hamil Road, Burslem
Google

Stoke Central MP Gareth Snell has written a joint letter to officials with Stoke North's Ruth Smeeth, saying they want to know the timescale for the work.

The council says it has received the letter and will be replying in due course and that people's safety is always its primary concern.

The city council have said that they will get together a work plan and bring together a project plan etc, what they haven't actually said is when will there be workmen in the buildings, fitting the sprinklers."

Gareth SnellStoke-on-Trent Central Labour MP

Stoke-on-Trent Central loses 'worst voter turnout' tag

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

One record which voters in Stoke-on-Trent Central may be now pleased to have lost is that they did not have the lowest turnout this time around out of any constituency in the UK.

In 2015, the seat was bottom when it came to voters going to their polling booths as just 51% bothered.

Fenton Manor before counting started last night
BBC

This year, the turnout was 57.0% and it was also up across the country at 68.7, a rise of two percentage points from 2015.

Reportedly, Wolverhampton South East had the lowest turnout this time with 51.9%.

Paul Nuttall 'made mistake' in trying to win Stoke-on-Trent by-election

Perry Spiller

Presenter, BBC Radio Stoke

UKIP's Paul Nuttall made a mistake running in the Stoke-on-Trent by-election in February, according to one of the party's former candidates.

Mr Nuttall's announced he's standing down as leader of the party after it failed to win any seats in the general election.

Paul Nuttall announces he's standing down as UKIP leader

He'd stood in the by-election following the success of the Brexit vote in the area, but ending up losing to Labour's Gareth Snell.

Geoff Locke, who stood for UKIP in Stoke North in 2015, says, in hindsight, he should have let a local candidate stand in that contest.

North Staffordshire as a whole voted very heavily in favour of Brexit and therefore I think there was an assumption there that taking Stoke Central should have been very straightforward."

Geoff LockeFormer UKIP parliamentary candidate
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Tristram Hunt
, have the following results:
  • 12,220 total votes taken.
  • 39.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP