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Walsall NorthParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Eddie Hughes||Votes 18,919||header_vote_share 49.6||Net percentage change in seats +15.9|
|David Winnick||Votes 16,318||header_vote_share 42.8||Net percentage change in seats +3.8|
|Liz Hazell||Votes 2,295||header_vote_share 6.0||Net percentage change in seats -16.0|
|Isabelle Parasram||Votes 586||header_vote_share 1.5||Net percentage change in seats -0.7|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
Political editor, Midlands
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he’s confident the election of the new council leader in Birmingham will lead to a settlement of the long-running bin dispute.
The result of the election is expected at a meeting of the city’s ruling Labour group on Thursday evening.
Here's what he said when I asked him who he supports - the Labour administration in Birmingham or the trade union Unite.
I have spoken to Unite. I have spoken to the Labour MPs for Birmingham over the last few days. I am very pleased that we are now in a position following the resignation of John Clancy to elect a new leader. Hopefully now we will get a resolution to this dispute. There has to be rubbish collection. There has to be security of employment for the bin men. I want a settlement quickly."
In an interview with me, Mr Corbyn also says Labour will win back the two local marginal seats it lost to the Conservatives in the General Election, Walsall North and Stoke South.
You can see that interview in full on Sunday Politics Midlands at 11:00 on Sunday on BBC One.
Political reporter, BBC WM
The MP for Walsall North, Eddie Hughes, has taken the first step towards a law change he says will save around 25 lives a year.
Mr Hughes, who was assistant chief executive of a social housing provider before becoming an MP, wants carbon monoxide monitors to be mandatory in all new build and rented homes.
The gas, which is undetectable to human senses, can be given off by faulty heating appliances and sees hundreds of people hospitalised every year.
He’s been given permission to draft a new law, which will come to the House of Commons for its second reading in January.
Tory Eddie Hughes says constituents regard Labour's David Winnick as "fantastic" after the long-serving MP lost his seat. The 83-year-old candidate, who has held his Walsall North seat since 1979, lost out to Mr Hughes by more than 2,000 votes.
The 83-year old blamed Brexit for his loss in Walsall North but said democracy had won the day.
Conservative Eddie Hughes has paid tribute to his predecessor 83-year-old David Winnick (pictured), who lost his Labour seat to the Tories by 2,601 votes after serving Walsall North since 1979.
I've knocked on a lot of doors this campaign and they were certainly happy to vote for David, because of their personal experience of him as their MP. We knew right from he start every vote was going to be hard fought.
David Winnick, who lost his Walsall North seat this morning, said it had been an “honour and privilege” to have served his constituents.
He congratulated his Conservative opponent Eddie Hughes and said: “Democracy works in various ways. "Rough with the smooth. It's rough for us tonight.”
The 83-year-old had served Walsall North since 1979.
Labour's David Winnick has lost his seat in Walsall North.
He's the longest serving West Midlands MP and lost his seat to Conservative Eddie Hughes by over 2,000 votes.
In 2015 at the age of 81, Mr Winnick bucked the national swing against Labour and increased his majority, but only to 1,937.
At 83 he took on the challenge but the pressure from Conservative Eddie Hughes, a well-regarded local councillor proved too much.
- 14,392 total votes taken.
- 39.0% share of the total vote
- +2.0% change in share of the votes
- 12,455 total votes taken.
- 33.8% share of the total vote
- -0.5% change in share of the votes
- 8,122 total votes taken.
- 22.0% share of the total vote
- +17.2% change in share of the votes
- 840 total votes taken.
- 2.3% share of the total vote
- -10.9% change in share of the votes
- 545 total votes taken.
- 1.5% share of the total vote
- +1.5% change in share of the votes
- 529 total votes taken.
- 1.4% share of the total vote
- +1.4% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010