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Wolverhampton South WestParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Eleanor Smith||Votes 20,899||header_vote_share 49.4||Net percentage change in seats +6.1|
|Paul Uppal||Votes 18,714||header_vote_share 44.2||Net percentage change in seats +3.0|
|Rob Jones||Votes 1,012||header_vote_share 2.4||Net percentage change in seats -8.3|
|Sarah Quarmby||Votes 784||header_vote_share 1.9||Net percentage change in seats -0.3|
|Andrea Cantrill||Votes 579||header_vote_share 1.4||Net percentage change in seats -1.3|
|Jagmeet Singh||Votes 358||header_vote_share 0.8||Net percentage change in seats +0.8|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and LAB majority
Eleanor Smith, a former theatre nurse, took Enoch Powell's old seat, Wolverhampton South West.
Eleanor Smith for Labour has held the seat for Wolverhampton South West.
Black Country Political Reporter, BBC WM
In pure numbers terms, Wolverhampton South West is the most marginal seat in the Black Country, with a Labour majority of just 801.
Rob Marris steps down for Labour after 11 years' service, with theatre nurse Eleanor Smith coming in to try to defend the seat from the Conservatives' Paul Uppal.
Mr Uppal hopes to become the MP for the second time.
In 2010 he won with an even slimmer majority of 691.
In 2015, 4,310 people voted UKIP; if Rob Jones can’t convince them to stay, they could be the difference here.
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Two West Midlands MPs have decided to stand down following yesterday's vote in Parliament for a snap general election on 8 June.
Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West Rob Marris will not stand, nor will his fellow Labour MP for Edgbaston Gisela Stuart, who chaired the victorious Vote Leave campaign.
She has decided to go after 20 years in Parliament.
Labour MP Rob Marris has said he will not be standing in the General Election next month, following 11 years of service.
The Wolverhampton South West MP wrote on his website...
After much soul-searching, I have decided not to stand in the 2017 General Election. At my age and after eleven years in Parliament, I have decided that it is time to step down and support a new Labour candidate for the city.
- 17,374 total votes taken.
- 43.2% share of the total vote
- +4.2% change in share of the votes
- 16,573 total votes taken.
- 41.2% share of the total vote
- +0.5% change in share of the votes
- 4,310 total votes taken.
- 10.7% share of the total vote
- +7.0% change in share of the votes
- 1,058 total votes taken.
- 2.6% share of the total vote
- +2.6% change in share of the votes
- 845 total votes taken.
- 2.1% share of the total vote
- -13.9% change in share of the votes
- 49 total votes taken.
- 0.1% share of the total vote
- +0.1% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010