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Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
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After 650 of 650 seats

Wyre Forest

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Mark Garnier Votes 29,859 header_vote_share 58.4 Net percentage change in seats +13.1
Party

LAB

Labour

Matthew Lamb Votes 16,525 header_vote_share 32.3 Net percentage change in seats +13.1
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Shazu Miah Votes 1,943 header_vote_share 3.8 Net percentage change in seats +1.3
Party

UKIP

UKIP

George Connolly Votes 1,777 header_vote_share 3.5 Net percentage change in seats -12.6
Party

GRN

Green Party

Brett Caulfield Votes 1,025 header_vote_share 2.0 Net percentage change in seats -0.3

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

13,334

Turnout

65.8%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 58.4
Labour 32.3
Liberal Democrat 3.8
UKIP 3.5
Green Party 2.0

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Conservative
+13.1
Labour
+13.1
Liberal Democrat
+1.3
Green Party
-0.3
UKIP
-12.6

Latest updates

MPs lose ministerial roles in reshuffle

James Pearson

Political reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

The Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier has lost his job as international trade minister as Theresa May continues her reshuffle.

Mark Garnier
PA

Government sources have told the BBC that his departure is not related to recent allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Last month Mr Garnier was cleared of breaking the ministerial code after a Cabinet Office investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Mr Garnier has tweeted that he is "looking forward to supporting the prime minister's government from the backbenches".

Meanwhile, the Ludlow MP Philip Dunne has also confirmed he's left the front bench after nine-and-a-half years, losing his post as health minister.

BreakingMark Garnier cleared over sex toy errand

BBC Hereford and Worcester

The MP for the Wyre Forest Mark Garnier has been cleared of breaking the Ministerial Code of Conduct after allegations he asked his former secretary to buy sex toys in 2010.

He was under investigation following reports he asked his then secretary Caroline Edmonson to buy sex toys in 2010 and called her "sugar tits".

Mark Garnier
PA

The Cabinet Office today said there was no evidence to suggest Mr Garnier's conduct since 2016 had breached the Ministerial Code.

It added that it had also looked into the incident in 2010, concluding "there was no dispute about the facts of the incident" but there was a "significant difference of interpretation between the parties".

Its statement said the MP had no intention of causing distress, has apologised unreservedly and the Prime Minister Theresa May considers "a line should be drawn under the issue".

MP apologises for asking PA 'to buy sex toys'

James Pearson

Political reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

The MP for the Wyre Forest, Mark Garnier, has apologised to his constituents for asking a former member of staff to buy sex toys.

Last week, the Mail on Sunday reported how, shortly after being elected in 2010, the Conservative MP sent his then PA to a sex shop in Soho.

Mark Garnier
PA

In a statement to the local press, Mark Garnier says the sex toy incident was reported outside of the context and circumstances in which it occurred.

While he doesn't dispute the facts of the story, Mr Garnier stresses that at the time he and his secretary Caroline Edmundson were friends.

He says he didn't force or pressure her into doing anything.

The MP goes on to say it is right the public expects high standards from those they elected. He says he apologises for the situation that's occurred.

'Clear end date needed' for ban on all MPs employing family members

Claudia Berry

BBC Hereford & Worcester

There are calls for all MPs, including Worcestershire's Mark Garnier, to be banned from employing family members.

Mark Garnier
BBC

New MPs are already banned from doing so and campaigners want a deadline brought in for existing members to also conform to the new parliamentary standard.

The MP for the Wyre Forest Mark Garnier is the only member in Herefordshire and Worcestershire to employ a family member - his wife Caroline is employed as his office manager.

The ban on new MPs employing family members reflects the public's concerns about nepotism and the potential abuse of public money. A transitional period is reasonable, particularly as the snap election means that these rules have come into force three years earlier than expected. However, there does need to be a clear end date."

Alexandra RunswickDirector of Unlock Democracy

MP to seek assurances over tower block safety

A Worcestershire MP is meeting with the fire service today to seek reassurances over tower blocks after the Grenfell fire tragedy.

Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier's talks - with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service - come as Theresa May confirms that tests carried out in response to the Grenfell blaze have found "combustible" cladding on a number of high-rises around the country.

Grenfell Tower
AFP

Councils in England estimate that 600 buildings have similar cladding to Grenfell Tower.

Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils have taken the step of contacting a contractor that fitted cladding to properties in both areas - they say it is different to the material used on Grenfell tower and is "low risk".

Worcester's tower block in St John's also uses different cladding. No councils in Herefordshire or Worcestershire have flagged up any concerns about high rises following the fire.

Slideshow: General election results for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Here are the full results for each of the constituencies in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

General election results for Herefordshire and Worcestershire
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Mark Garnier
, have the following results:
  • 22,394 total votes taken.
  • 45.3% share of the total vote
  • +8.4% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Matt Lamb
, have the following results:
  • 9,523 total votes taken.
  • 19.3% share of the total vote
  • +4.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Michael Wrench
, have the following results:
  • 7,967 total votes taken.
  • 16.1% share of the total vote
  • +13.2% change in share of the votes
National Health Action
, with candidate Richard Taylor
, have the following results:
  • 7,211 total votes taken.
  • 14.6% share of the total vote
  • -17.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Andy Crick
, have the following results:
  • 1,228 total votes taken.
  • 2.5% share of the total vote
  • -9.4% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Natalie McVey
, have the following results:
  • 1,117 total votes taken.
  • 2.3% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes

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