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Stoke-on-Trent South

Parliamentary constituency
CON GAIN FROM LAB CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Jack Brereton Votes 20,451 header_vote_share 49.1 Net percentage change in seats +16.4
Party

LAB

Labour

Rob Flello Votes 19,788 header_vote_share 47.5 Net percentage change in seats +8.3
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Ian Wilkes Votes 808 header_vote_share 1.9 Net percentage change in seats -1.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Jan Zablocki Votes 643 header_vote_share 1.5 Net percentage change in seats -1.1

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

663

Turnout

63.1%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 49.1
Labour 47.5
Liberal Democrat 1.9
Green Party 1.5

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+16.4
Labour
+8.3
Green Party
-1.1
Liberal Democrat
-1.4

Latest updates

New Stoke-on-Trent MP set to be among youngest in House of Commons

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

Jack Brereton has made history in Stoke-on-Trent by gaining a seat for the Conservative Party in Stoke-on-Trent for the first time in more than 80 years.

The 26-year-old city councillor won Stoke South from the incumbent, Labour's Rob Flello.

Jack Brereton with his wife
Jack Brereton

It has been a meteoric rise for the new MP, having been first elected in 2011 as a Stoke-on-Trent City Councillor at the age of 19 - he went on to become a cabinet member from 2015.

Six years ago, he was touted as being among the youngest councillors in the country and, in the House of Commons, he'll be among the youngest MPs, if not the youngest in England.

Mr Brereton says on his website he was born and bred in the city, is married to Laura and is a school governor.

Tories wait 82 years for a Stoke-on-Trent MP

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

In 1935, World War Two had yet to start, the abdication crisis involving King Edward VIII hadn't happened and Stanley Baldwin was prime minister.

That gives you an idea of Jack Brereton's achievement in winning the Stoke-on-Trent South seat for the Conservatives, the first Tory MP for the city in 82 years.

General Election 2017: 'Phenomenal' win for Conservatives in Stoke

In 2015, the then Labour MP Rob Flello had a majority of over 2,500 and the 26-year-old Tory contender turned that into a 663 majority of his own.

Some of that may well have come from the UKIP vote two years ago - then, they took 8,298 votes; this time, they didn't field a candidate in the seat.

The Liberal Democrats and Green Party also suffered from the two-party dominance, as both went from over 1,000 votes in 2015 to hundreds this time.

Stoke-on-Trent South's been held by Labour from 1950 when it was created and, before that, they held the preceding Stoke seat from 1935 until it was abolished in 1950.

Defeated Labour MP will 'forever treasure' time in Stoke South

Emma Thomas

Political reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

The former MP for Stoke-on-Trent South, Rob Flello, says he'll "forever treasure" being the area's MP for 12 years.

Rob Flello
Labour Party

He'd held the seat for Labour since 2005 but lost it last night to Conservative Jack Brereton.

I will forever treasure the time I've had as Member of Parliament here and Jack, I shall be looking over your shoulder, making sure that you are indeed carrying on fighting for them in the years to come."

Rob FlelloDefeated Labour candidate in Stoke South

'Stunning' and historic election results dominate local newspapers

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

The local election results naturally dominate the newspapers in our area.

The Sentinel says Jack Brereton's "made history" by becoming Stoke-on-Trent's first Conservative MP in 82 years.

Meanwhile the Crewe Chronicle says Laura Smith's victory for Labour in Crewe and Nantwich was "another hammer blow for Theresa May".

Laura Smith
Nantwich News

In the same area, local blog Nantwich News hailed the win for Ms Smith as a "stunning" one after several recounts.

While the Express and Star says Conservative Amanda Milling "crushed" the challenge from 7/7 hero Paul Dadge for Labour in Cannock Chase.

General election 2017: New Tory MP says voters wanted change

Emma Thomas

Political reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

The newly elected Conservative MP for Stoke-on-Trent South says his victory show voters want a successfully delivered Brexit.

Jack Brereton
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Jack Brereton took a seat that Labour has held since 1935 by defeating the incumbent Rob Flello.

They have shown their clear backing for our country to go forward and deliver Brexit successfully. It shows the strong will of the people cannot be ignored. Stoke South has voted for change."

Jack BreretonConservative MP for Stoke-on-Trent South

Tories win in Stoke after 82 years

General Election 2017: 'Phenomenal' win for Conservatives in Stoke
Jack Brereton takes Stoke-on-Trent South from Labour giving the Tories their first win since 1935.

General election 2017: First shock came late on in Staffordshire

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

Well, for those of you waking up, it hadn't been a night of any upsets in Staffordshire or the south part of Cheshire until after 05:00.

We saw plenty of MPs holding their seats, some with increased or decreased majorities.

Jack Brereton after winning
BBC

But then, after 05:00, came the first big shock - when Conservative Jack Brereton took the Stoke-on-Trent South seat from Labour.

We are still waiting on two more seats where the races are tight and ballots are being recounted - Crewe and Nantwich and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Stoke-on-Trent South: Narrow victory for Conservatives

Conservative Jack Brereton has taken Stoke-on-Trent South from Labour with a majority of just 663.

He defeated Rob Flello, who held the seat since 2005.

Stoke-on-Trent South has returned Labour MPs since well before 1945.

Jack Brereton
BBC
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Rob Flello
, have the following results:
  • 15,319 total votes taken.
  • 39.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Joe Rich
, have the following results:
  • 12,780 total votes taken.
  • 32.7% share of the total vote
  • +4.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Tariq Mahmood
, have the following results:
  • 8,298 total votes taken.
  • 21.2% share of the total vote
  • +17.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Peter Andras
, have the following results:
  • 1,309 total votes taken.
  • 3.3% share of the total vote
  • -12.5% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Luke Bellamy
, have the following results:
  • 1,029 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Matt Wright
, have the following results:
  • 372 total votes taken.
  • 1.0% share of the total vote
  • +1.0% change in share of the votes

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