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

Walsall North

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Eddie Hughes
    • Votes: 23,334
    • Vote share %: 63.8
    • Vote share change: +14.2
  2. Labour
    Gill Ogilvie
    • Votes: 11,369
    • Vote share %: 31.1
    • Vote share change: -11.7
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Jennifer Gray
    • Votes: 1,236
    • Vote share %: 3.4
    • Vote share change: +1.8
  4. Green
    Mark Wilson
    • Votes: 617
    • Vote share %: 1.7
    • Vote share change: +1.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 11,965
  • Registered voters: 67,177
  • % share:
    54.4%
  • Change since 2017: -2.2

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 63.8%
Labour 31.1%
Liberal Democrat 3.4%
Green 1.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +14.2 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.8 Gained
  • Green +1.7 Gained
  • Labour -11.7 Lost

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Walsall North: Conservative hold

Eddie Hughes has been re-elected as the MP for Walsall North, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Gill Ogilvie by 11,965 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.

Jennifer Gray of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Mark Wilson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 2.2 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 37,000 people, 54.4% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

Two of the four candidates, Jennifer Gray (Liberal Democrat) and Mark Wilson (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingResult: Conservative hold in Walsall North

Voters in Walsall North have returned Eddie Hughes as their Conservative MP.

The majority for the returning MP has soared from 2,601 in 2017 to 11,965 - and has a 63.8% share of the vote.

'There has to be rubbish collection and bin men job security' - Corbyn

Patrick Burns

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.

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
BBC

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."

Jeremy CorbynLabour leader

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.

And there’s more in my blog.

Bid to make carbon monoxide monitors 'a must'

Rob Mayor

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.

MP for Walsall North Eddie Hughes
parliament.uk

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 hails Winnick after defeat

Tory pays tribute to Winnick after defeat
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.