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Telford

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Lucy Allan Votes 21,777 header_vote_share 48.7 Net percentage change in seats +9.1
Party

LAB

Labour

Kuldip Sahota Votes 21,057 header_vote_share 47.1 Net percentage change in seats +9.3
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Susan King Votes 954 header_vote_share 2.1 Net percentage change in seats -0.1
Party

GRN

Green Party

Luke Shirley Votes 898 header_vote_share 2.0 Net percentage change in seats -0.3

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

720

Turnout

66.3%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 48.7
Labour 47.1
Liberal Democrat 2.1
Green Party 2.0

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+9.3
Conservative
+9.1
Liberal Democrat
-0.1
Green Party
-0.3

Latest updates

MP clashes with council over remembrance service invites

Telford's Conservative MP Lucy Allan has clashed with the Labour-run local council over claims she hasn't been invited to remembrance services in the town.

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She has tweeted to say she's never been asked to attend and it's "shameful" that party politics comes into this.

The Labour-run authority denies Mrs Allan's claims with council leader Shaun Davies tweeting back that the MP was sent two invitations this year but has sent her apologies and declined for both.

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Former Labour candidate unhappy with all-female candidate shortlist

The man who stood for Labour in Telford at the last election says he's disappointed he won't be able to stand in the town in the next general election.

Former council leader Kuldip Sahota said he would have liked to stand again, but the National Executive has decided there will be an all-female shortlist for the constituency next time.

Kuldip Sahota
BBC

Mr Sahota polled 21,057 votes at the last election, just 720 short of the winner - the Conservatives' Lucy Allan.

The subject seems to be a contentious one, judging by the comments on the BBC Shropshire Facebook page.

Labour to put forward all-female shortlist for Telford

A woman will fight the Telford seat for Labour whenever the next general election is held.

The party's national executive has confirmed there'll be an all-female shortlist. It's not yet known when candidates can apply.

Telford election result
BBC

The move will disappoint Councillor Kuldip Sahota who stood for the party in June's election.

He was beaten by the Conservative's Lucy Allan - but he'd said he was keen to stand again.

Corbyn 'absolutely confident' of winning back Telford seat

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he's "absolutely confident" of winning back the Telford constituency from the Conservatives.

Lucy Allan held on to the seat by 720 votes in May, but it had always been a Labour seat before she won it in 2015.

Jeremy Corbyn
BBC

Mr Corbyn is visiting Telford today and explained he is visiting all the marginal seats around the country, because he believes another general election could be called soon.

I'm here again encouraging them to get out there and campaign because this next general election cannot be that far away, we want to be ready for it."

Jeremy CorbynLabour leader

How vote breaks down across Shropshire

Wondered how the vote breaks down across Shropshire as a whole?

NB: UKIP only fielded candidates in two out of the five seats.

Graphic
BBC

Defeated Labour candidate: 'I gave it a good shot'

The defeated Labour candidate in Telford said he "gave it a good shot" after losing to the Conservatives by 720 votes.

Kuldip Sahota said he believed the lack of a UKIP candidate this time around had helped Lucy Allan across the line, while praising the campaign run by his party leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Kuldip Sahota
BBC

In response to suggestions that Labour was regretting rejecting a pre-election deal from the Greens offering not to stand, Mr Sahota said it might have helped him win the seat, but that the party nationally did not want to pursue it.

How Green vote could have given Labour Telford win

Revisiting the deal offered by the Green party to step aside in favour of Labour, these charts show how just a few votes could have made a difference.

The Conservatives won the seat with a majority of 720 votes, while the Greens polled 898.

Graphic
BBC
Graphic
BBC

Greens say Labour will 'regret' rejecting electoral deal

Labour's decision to reject a deal with the Green Party probably cost it victory in Telford, according to the man standing for the Greens.

The Conservatives held on to the seat by just 720 votes, after turning down an offer from Luke Shirley to step aside to help Labour.

Luke Shirley
BBC

He ended up winning 898 votes and Mr Shirley said "we assume the Green votes would have gone to Labour" and that he thought would have made the difference.

In return, the Greens wanted Labour not to stand in certain council wards in local authority elections in 2019.

The Labour Party in Telford hasn't commented on the deal since the general election result.

I think they will regret not taking the offer more seriously with hindsight."

Luke ShirleyGreen Party

Telford MP pleased with 'tight' win after 'difficult night'

A victorious Lucy Allan said she was pleased with the way the Conservative vote has held up in the West Midlands on what she called a "difficult night" for the party.

She held on to the Telford seat by 720 votes - just 10 down on 2015.

Lucy Allan
BBC

She said she was surprised by how close the result was in the end.

I arrived at the count fairly comfortable about the likelihood of winning, because of everything I've heard for the last six weeks on the doorstep. And as soon as the boxes began to be opened it was quite clear that this was going to be an incredibly tight contest."

Lucy AllanTelford MP
CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Lucy Allan
, have the following results:
  • 16,094 total votes taken.
  • 39.6% share of the total vote
  • +3.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate David Wright
, have the following results:
  • 15,364 total votes taken.
  • 37.8% share of the total vote
  • -0.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Denis Allen
, have the following results:
  • 7,330 total votes taken.
  • 18.0% share of the total vote
  • +12.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Peter Robert Hawkins
, have the following results:
  • 930 total votes taken.
  • 2.3% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Ian Phillip Croll
, have the following results:
  • 927 total votes taken.
  • 2.3% share of the total vote
  • -13.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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