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After 650 of 650 seats

Stoke-on-Trent North

Parliamentary constituency


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



Ruth Smeeth Votes 21,272 header_vote_share 50.9 Net percentage change in seats +11.0



Ben Adams Votes 18,913 header_vote_share 45.3 Net percentage change in seats +17.9


Liberal Democrat

Richard Whelan Votes 916 header_vote_share 2.2 Net percentage change in seats -0.7


Green Party

Douglas Rouxel Votes 685 header_vote_share 1.6 Net percentage change in seats -1.2

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority




Vote share

Party %
Labour 50.9
Conservative 45.3
Liberal Democrat 2.2
Green Party 1.6

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

Drug deals 'done in a BT phone box'

Lee Thomas

Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

BT is being urged to move a public phone box in Stoke-on-Trent which it's claimed is being used for drug dealing.

The Labour MP for Stoke North, Ruth Smeeth, told the House of Commons today that the synthetic drug Black Mamba is being sold from the booth in Hanley.

Phonebox on Portland Street, Hanley

She said the telephone company was refusing to close it down because it was making money.

BT says it's aware of the issue and is looking at the situation.

Portland Street in Hanley is being blighted by the sale of Black Mamba. Drugs deals are being done in a BT phone box, conveniently turned away from the CCTV. I've asked BT to move it, the police have asked BT to remove it and the council has asked BT to move it, but because of what they're using it for, it's making money."

Ruth SmeethStoke North Labour MP

Holiday hunger 'affecting thousands'

BBC Midlands Today

Nearly 150,000 children in the Midlands are at risk of going hungry over the summer holidays, according to a Stoke-on-Trent MP.

Ruth Smeeth, Stoke North Labour MP

It comes as a pilot scheme involving the city council and local schools is aiming to serve 10,000 meals in the area to youngsters who'd normally get a free school meal.

It's being funded by charities and businesses but the Stoke North Labour MP Ruth Smeeth says she wants the government to foot the bill.

The Department for Work and Pensions says it is committed to tackling child poverty and disadvantage.

MP 'beyond angry' over rail changes

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

A Stoke-on-Trent MP says she is "beyond angry" that several stations in Staffordshire will lose a direct service to London when a new rail operator takes over the West Midlands rail franchise.

London Midland's Crewe to Euston service currently stops at Alsager, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent and Stone.

How one of the new trains will look
West Midlands Rail

But, when West Midlands Trains Ltd takes over the routes, trains on that service in the future will go straight from Crewe to Stafford on the way to London without stopping at those stations in between.

The Department for Transport says passengers will still have a direct service from Stoke-on-Trent to London via Virgin Trains.

It also says there'll be a new direct service to Birmingham New Street on the Stoke-on-Trent route that'll stop at Stone, Kidsgrove and Alsager every hour.

I am beyond angry that we're here yet again but this is built on lies yet again from the government. We were promised the Midlands Engine, we were promised the Northern Powerhouse - both of those things go out of the window every time they have an announcement."

Ruth SmeethStoke-on-Trent North MP

School holiday hunger 'a national disgrace'

James Bovill

Staffordshire Political Reporter, BBC News

The Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth says it's a national disgrace that children are going hungry during the school holidays.

She's calling on the government to take action in England after Welsh ministers agreed to fund free meals there for some of the most deprived parts of Wales.

Meal being eaten

Figures suggest up to three million children nationally could be going hungry over the summer break.

The government says it's helping millions of families meet the everyday cost of living and keep more of what they earn.

What I really want is national funding plus a level of safeguards so that people can do it properly, that there is support for community groups who are trying to do this but this is a disgrace and simply shouldn't be happening in the 21st Century."

Ruth SmeethStoke-on-Trent North MP

Stoke-on-Trent MP wants local memorial for murdered MP Jo Cox

Jennie Aitken

Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

The Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth wants to create a memorial garden in Tunstall to her murdered friend MP Jo Cox.

It comes ahead of a weekend of events to celebrate the life of the Yorkshire MP, including in Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Jo Cox standing next to Batley sign

The 41-year-old was shot and stabbed in Birstall, in her Yorkshire constituency of Batley and Spen, on 16 June 2016.

Ms Smeeth told BBC Radio Stoke it's been a very emotional week for her.

To have lost her was heartbreaking and now we've got to make sure that everything that we do going forward is a celebration of who she was and what she did. But this week's been really, really difficult."

Ruth SmeethStoke-on-Trent North MP

Labour MP urges her party to build on improved election performance

Liz Ellis

Presenter, BBC Radio Stoke

The Stoke-on-Trent Labour MP Ruth Smeeth says her party still has work to do despite a better than expected showing in last week's general election.

Jeremy Corbyn "ready any time" for another election

Labour gained 30 seats in Thursday's general election to take its total to 262 seats, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats.

Ms Smeeth, who has in the past been a critic of her party's leader Jeremy Corbyn, says he impressed her during the election campaign.

My challenge was never about Jeremy's policies, it was about some of the concerns I had around issues of leadership. He showed leadership during the election campaign, he had a very, very good election campaign but, and it's a big but, we still didn't win so what we've got to do now is figure out how we win a general election."

Ruth SmeethStoke-on-Trent North Labour MP

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

Prime minister blamed for 'irresponsible' election timing

Emma Thomas

Political reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

The prime minister's decision to call this general election has been called "irresponsible" ahead of the Brexit negotiations.

Ruth Smeeth and supporters celebrate victory

The Stoke-on-Trent North Labour MP Ruth Smeeth, who held her seat last night, says it's left the country in "turmoil" with just days to go before discussions are due to start.

Fundamentally the Conservative Party have let us down and they have put us in a state of turmoil when we are negotiating our exit from the European Union which we start in 11 days. This is irresponsible."

Ruth SmeethStoke-on-Trent North Labour MP Ruth Smeeth

Stoke-on-Trent North: Labour hold

Election result