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

Sutton Coldfield

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Andrew Mitchell
    • Votes: 31,604
    • Vote share %: 60.4
    • Vote share change: -0.6
  2. Labour
    David Knowles
    • Votes: 12,332
    • Vote share %: 23.6
    • Vote share change: -8.4
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Jenny Wilkinson
    • Votes: 6,358
    • Vote share %: 12.2
    • Vote share change: +7.8
  4. Green
    Ben Auton
    • Votes: 2,031
    • Vote share %: 3.9
    • Vote share change: +2.1

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 19,272
  • Registered voters: 75,638
  • % share:
    69.2%
  • Change since 2017: -0.7

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 60.4%
Labour 23.6%
Liberal Democrat 12.2%
Green 3.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +7.8 Gained
  • Green +2.1 Gained
  • Conservative -0.6 Lost
  • Labour -8.4 Lost

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Your pictures: The calm before the storm?

BBC Weather Watchers

Some of the BBC Weather Watchers reported seeing blue skies this morning, ahead of the wind and rain that's expected to move in later on.

These were taken in Sutton Coldfield by SuttonWalker; Wednesbury by Dontellimpike; and Warwick by OnTheCut.

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Birmingham's red wall largely still stands

While parts of Labour's "red wall" collapsed overnight in the West Midlands, others held firm despite the party's heavy defeat overall.

In Wolverhampton, two of the three constituencies fell to the Tories, likewise in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Conservatives also took a seat from Labour in Dudley North and two in West Bromwich.

Birmingham Northfield became a Conservative seat for the first time in 27 years.

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Despite all of Birmingham's other Labour MPs seeing their majorities cut by varying degrees, their opposition Conservative candidates failed to make major inroads across the city. Rather, other parties benefited (although remain well behind the big two).

The exception was Yardley, where Vince Garrington took an extra 10 percentage points of the share of the vote, compared with 2017, although the Lib Dems lost votes as well as Labour.

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In seven of the 10 Birmingham constituencies (including Sutton Coldfield), the Conservatives actually polled fewer votes in 2019, compared with 2017.

In terms of share of the vote it's a similar story. In five of the 10 seats, the Conservatives lost share, while in others their gains were minimal.

Sutton Coldfield: Conservative hold

Andrew Mitchell has been re-elected as the MP for Sutton Coldfield, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's David Knowles by 19,272 votes, 3,933 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Jenny Wilkinson of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Ben Auton came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.7 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 52,000 people, 69.2% 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, Ben Auton (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingResult: Conservative hold in Sutton Coldfield

Andrew Mitchell has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield with a majority of 19,272 votes.

Mr Mitchell has been the constituency's representative since 2001 which has been held by the Conservatives since it was created in 1945.

Your pictures: Nice weather for ducks

BBC Weather Watchers

It was a wet start to the day for many of us including these BBC Weather Watchers.

These images were taken in Sutton Coldfield by Sutton Walker, Bromyard, Herefordshire by Mrs Baggins and Leek in Staffordshire by Mr Twister.

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In pictures: Autumn scenes across the Midlands

BBC Weather

The BBC Weather Watchers have been out early today capturing autumnal scenes across the West Midlands.

These pictures of Sutton Coldfield, Barlaston in Staffordshire and Mancetter in Warwickshire were taken by Sutton Walker, Jon and Walty.

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Your pictures: Red sky in the morning

BBC Weather Watchers

BBC Weather Watchers have been up early capturing some stunning images of the sunrise.

These were taken by Dammo in Birmingham, Tinajay in Stoke-on-Trent and Sutton Walker in Sutton Coldfield.

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MP defends Damian Green over computer porn claims

BBC Politics

A Birmingham MP is defending senior Tory Damian Green after a former Scotland Yard detective told BBC News he was "shocked" by the amount of pornography viewed on a computer seized from the Commons office of Mr Green.

Andrew Mitchell defends his friend Damian Green over porn found on computer

Neil Lewis examined the device during a 2008 inquiry into government leaks and has not spoken publicly before.

He said "thousands" of thumbnail images of legal pornography were on it.

Mr Green, Theresa May's deputy, has said he never watched or downloaded pornography on the computer.

Fellow Tory MP Andrew Mitchell, who represents Sutton Coldfield, defended Mr Green on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, saying: "It is the misuse of entirely legal information to blacken the name of a serving cabinet minister."