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

West Bromwich West

Parliamentary constituency

CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

  1. Conservative
    Shaun Bailey
    • Votes: 17,419
    • Vote share %: 50.5
    • Vote share change: +10.9
  2. Labour
    James Cunningham
    • Votes: 13,620
    • Vote share %: 39.5
    • Vote share change: -12.5
  3. The Brexit Party
    Franco D'Aulerio
    • Votes: 1,841
    • Vote share %: 5.3
    • Vote share change: +5.3
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Flo Clucas
    • Votes: 915
    • Vote share %: 2.7
    • Vote share change: +1.7
  5. Green
    Keir Williams
    • Votes: 664
    • Vote share %: 1.9
    • Vote share change: +1.0

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 3,799
  • Registered voters: 64,576
  • % share:
    53.4%
  • Change since 2017: -1.4

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 50.5%
Labour 39.5%
The Brexit Party 5.3%
Liberal Democrat 2.7%
Green 1.9%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +10.9 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +5.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.7 Gained
  • Green +1.0 Gained
  • Labour -12.5 Lost

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New MP buys new shirts for first day in Parliament

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Gary Sambrook
BBC

The new Conservative MP for Birmingham Northfield, Gary Sambrook, has said his first trip to Parliament has been "incredible".

"When you walk in and think, 'this is my new office'... it was just absolutely incredible," he said.

"On Saturday I went shopping to get some new shirts and some new clothing because I'm going to have to smarten up a bit," he said.

Shaun Bailey
BBC

Another of the new MPs for the West Midlands is Shaun Bailey - the first ever Conservative MP to represent West Bromwich West.

He said when he stood in the chamber on Sunday it was "so surreal".

"The history that's been in that building, it's just phenomenal," he said, "so it's a bit weird at the moment".

"I think I'm conscious there's a lot to do and I really want to get stuck in."

General election 2019: Labour loses across West Midlands
Labour loses nine seats in the region including all in Stoke-on-Trent and two in Wolverhampton.

'I’m determined to be their voice in Westminster'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

George Makin

The first ever Conservative MP for West Bromwich West has said his victory is "mind blowing".

Shaun Bailey, who takes over from Labour's Adrian Bailey, secured a majority of 3,799 votes in the previous Labour stronghold.

Conservatives celebrating victories in Sandwell
LDRS
The Conservatives celebrated two victories in Sandwell

“I love this community and I’m absolutely determined to be their voice in Westminster and not be Westminster’s voice here," he said.

"These people feel so betrayed at the moment, they feel ignored.

“Brexit demonstrated an underlyng issue. They voted Leave here and they felt they were being ignored.”

'Full inquiry needed' for Labour's Black Country losses

Local Democracy Reporting Service

George Makin

Sandwell's only surviving Labour MP has said "there needs to be a full and proper inquiry" into how the party lost seats it has held for decades.

John Spellar
LDRS

John Spellar maintained his majority in Warley but Conservatives made gains in West Bromwich East and West Bromwich West, both of which have been held by Labour since they were created in 1974.

"I have to say that inner London has over dominated our affairs at the expansion of the regions," Mr Spellar said.

“Then the people in the North and the Midlands and other parts of the country, outside of metropolitan London, feel they’re being ignored. ”

West Bromwich West: Conservative gain

Shaun Bailey has been elected as the MP for West Bromwich West, beating Labour's James Cunningham by 3,799 votes.

The Conservative Party overturned a 4,460 vote majority to take the formerly Labour-held seat.

Franco D'Aulerio of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Flo Clucas came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 1.4 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 34,000 people, 53.4% 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 five candidates, Flo Clucas (Liberal Democrat) and Keir Williams (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

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BreakingResult: Conservatives take West Bromwich West

The Conservatives have secured a majority in West Bromwich West, a seat which has been held by Labour since it was created in 1974.

Shaun Bailey secured a majority of 3,799 votes - just over 50% of the vote.

Shaun Bailey
BBC

West Bromwich: Too close to call in the East but the West could go blue

It is too close to call which party will take West Bromwich East.

The seat has been held by Labour since it was created in 1974 and by former deputy leader of the party, Tom Watson, since 2001.

Tom Watson
BBC

Mr Watson announced he was stepping down for "personal reasons". Voters who spoke to the BBC said they were disappointed and it might turn them away from Labour.

Across the town in West Bromwich West, projections suggest the Labour stronghold will be taken by the Conservatives - the forecast suggests only a 7% chance Labour will keep the seat it has held since it was created, also in 1974.

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