Election 2017

Election results 2017: Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson retains seat

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Media captionLabour's deputy leader Tom Watson had some scathing words for Theresa May

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has held on to his West Bromwich East seat with a comfortable majority.

Mr Watson secured the seat he has held since 2001 with a 7,713 majority over Conservative candidate Emma Crane.

In a shock result, the West Midlands' longest serving MP David Winnick lost his seat.

The Labour candidate, 83, who has held his Walsall North seat since 1979, lost out to Conservative Eddie Hughes by more than 2,000 votes.

There are 62 constituencies in the West Midlands region and they have all now declared. The Conservatives have 39 seats, Labour 24 and the Liberal Democrats have none.

Following his defeat, Mr Winnick said it had been an "honour and privilege" to have served his constituents.

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Media captionGeneral Election 2017: David Winnick loses Labour seat after 38 years
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Media captionTory Eddie Hughes says constituents regard Labour's David Winnick as "fantastic" after the long-serving MP lost his seat

The 83-year-old candidate congratulated his opponent and said: "Democracy works in various ways. Rough with the smooth. It's rough for us tonight."

Labour held Birmingham Ladywood with Shabana Mahmood securing a majority of 28,714, with 34,166 votes, followed by Conservative Andrew Browning with 5,452 votes.

Image caption Preet Gill is congratulated after her win

Preet Gill became the first female Sikh to be elected and held Labour and Co-operative for Birmingham Edgbaston, while Labour held Northfield with Richard Burden securing 23,596 votes - a majority of 4,667.

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Media captionLabour holds Dudley North by 22 votes

Labour retained Dudley North by 22 votes, as Ian Austin, with 18,090, held off the challenge of Conservative Les Jones and UKIP's Bill Etheridge.

Jack Dromey held Birmingham Erdington for Labour with a majority of 7,285 and said the Tories "failed" in Labour heartlands.

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Media captionGeneral Election 2017: Tories 'failed' in Labour heartlands
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Elsewhere, Steve McCabe held the Birmingham Selly Oak seat for Labour, taking double the number of votes as his Tory counterpart, Sophie Shrubsole, while Jess Phillips held her seat in Birmingham Yardley with 25,398 votes, followed by Conservative Mohammed Afzal with 8,824.

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Media captionLabour hold Birmingham Hodge Hill as Liam Byrne claims 81.1% of the vote

In Wolverhampton, Labour held all three of the city's seats.

Emma Reynolds held Wolverhampton North East with a majority of 4,587 after securing 19,282 votes, while Pat McFadden held Wolverhampton South East with a majority of 8,514 votes after gaining 21,137 votes.

Newly-elected Eleanor Smith held Wolverhampton South West for Labour with 20,899 votes, a majority of 2,185, followed by Conservative Paul Uppal who secured 18,714 votes.

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Media captionGeneral Election 2017: Politicians will have to listen to young

Mr Watson's majority was down by 1,757 from 9,470 in 2015. Liberal Democrat Karen Trench was third with 625 votes.

Mr Watson got 22,664 votes and Ms Crane had 14,951 votes - more than 13,000 votes than the Tories received two years ago.

The Green Party's John Macefield was fourth with 533 votes and Colin Rankine of UKIP gained 325 votes.

Mr Watson said after the ballot: "The next few hours, maybe the next few days look very uncertain but one thing can be sure, Theresa May's authority has been undermined by this election.

"She is a damaged prime minister whose reputation may never recover."

He added the public had "responded to a positive campaign".

"We don't yet know how this election will turn out, but we know the people voted for hope."

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