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Summary

  1. Conservatives take the Labour seat of Walsall North
  2. Labour takes Warwick and Leamington
  3. Conservatives hold onto Nuneaton and gain Stoke-on-Trent South
  4. Preet Gill becomes first female Sikh MP in Birmingham Edgbaston
  5. Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson holds West Bromwich East
  6. Keele University students 'unable to vote'
  7. Exit poll predicts Tories will be largest party but without overall majority
  8. For election updates from your local area only, click on Related Stories

Live Reporting

By Monica Rimmer and Andy Giddings

All times stated are UK

General election 2017: First shock came late on in Staffordshire

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

Well, for those of you waking up, it hadn't been a night of any upsets in Staffordshire or the south part of Cheshire until after 05:00.

We saw plenty of MPs holding their seats, some with increased or decreased majorities.

Jack Brereton after winning
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But then, after 05:00, came the first big shock - when Conservative Jack Brereton took the Stoke-on-Trent South seat from Labour.

We are still waiting on two more seats where the races are tight and ballots are being recounted - Crewe and Nantwich and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Stoke-on-Trent Central: Labour hold

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Dudley North: Counting restarts

There's just 23 votes in it for the Dudley North seat, counting is back underway.

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Shropshire North: Conservative hold

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BBC forecasts hung parliament

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Stoke-on-Trent North: Labour hold

Election result
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Halesowen: Conservative hold

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Newcastle-under-Lyme: Result expected soon after recounts

We could be getting a result in Newcastle-under-Lyme soon.

And there are some very tired-looking counters there after two recounts.

Newcastle vote
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Ludlow: Conservative hold

Election result
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Crewe and Nantwich: Third full recount with margin less than 50 votes

We're onto a third full recount in the Crewe and Nantwich constituency with the returning officer reporting the margin appears to be less than 50 votes.

Crewe and Nantwich count
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Stoke-on-Trent South: Narrow victory for Conservatives

Conservative Jack Brereton has taken Stoke-on-Trent South from Labour with a majority of just 663.

He defeated Rob Flello, who held the seat since 2005.

Stoke-on-Trent South has returned Labour MPs since well before 1945.

Jack Brereton
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Warwick and Leamington: Labour's Matt Western 'exhausted' after win

Labour's Matt Western has spoken of his exhaustion from the campaign after taking the Warwick and Leamington seat from Tory Chris White with a majority of 1,206.

Matt Western said after the count: "I’m so exhausted, five weeks ago I was standing in this hall and it was the county council elections and I was re-elected after a very tough fight.

Matt Western
Matt Western

He said: "But tonight is a different matter. The numbers are just beginning to sink in. It is an extraordinary, astonishing result," adding it represented an increase of about a 40% in Labour’s vote over two years.

He believed it was mainly due to the voters "disillusionment" with the Tory government and belief in Labour’s manifesto.

Herefordshire North: Conservative hold

Result graphic
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New bride has election 'baptism of fire'

General Election 2017: MP thanks bride after 'Newport' honeymoon
Mark Pritchard who held onto The Wrekin for the Conservatives got married during the campaign.
His wife did not get the honeymoon she expected.

First female Sikh to be elected

General Election 2017: Preet Gill becomes first female Sikh MP

Eddisbury: Conservative hold

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Labour cheers after Warwick win

General Election 2017: Labour take Warwick and Leamington from Tories
Matt Western for Labour takes the seat from Chris White who held a 6,606 majority in 2015.

Congleton: Conservative hold

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Crewe & Nantwich: Can the Tories hold on?

Emma Thomas

Political reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

Conservative Edward Timpson first won this seat in a 2008 by-election, he held it in 2010 and again in 2015 with a slightly reduced majority.

Labour had previously held the seat continuously from 1983 to 2008.

Over half of the constituency voted Leave in the EU Referendum.

Stourbridge: Conservative hold

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BreakingStoke-on-Trent South: Conservatives take seat from Labour

The Conservatives have gained the Stoke-on-Trent South seat from Labour.

That's a big turn-around because Labour have held that seat since well before 1945.

First female Sikh to be elected

General Election 2017: Preet Gill becomes first female Sikh MP
The 44-year-old held onto Birmingham Edgbaston for Labour which has had a female MP since 1953.

Shrewsbury & Atcham: Conservative hold

Election result
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Birmingham Perry Barr: Labour hold

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General Election 2017: Tories celebrate as the party holds Worcester
Robin Walker keeps hold of the seat he first won in 2010.

Recounts in Crewe and Newcastle

There's going to be a second full recount at the Newcastle-under-Lyme count and they're still recounting in Crewe and Nantwich.

Newcastle-under-Lyme: 'Most likely to change hands'

Emma Thomas

Political reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

If I was a gambler, I’d suggest this is the seat in our patch most likely to change hands. (There is a recount underway).

In 2015 Labour’s Paul Farrelly won by just 650 votes, that's around 1%.

Since then he campaigned against Brexit, opposing 65% of his constituents and voted against triggering article 50.

Paul Farrelly
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His biggest challenger is the Conservative Owen Meredith, a Keele Graduate who now works in publishing.

However, there is a big student population, so Labour’s education policies might prove popular.

Newcastle-under-Lyme is one of the constituencies where no female candidates have stood since boundary changes in 2010.

Shrewsbury: Gains for Labour's 'exhilarated' candidate

Labour's Dr Laura Davies added around 7,000 votes in Shrewsbury, compared with 2015 and cut the Conservative majority by a third.

She said she was "exhilarated" by the result there and the results around the country.

She can now get back to her 15-month old baby, who she points out, has spent half his life on the campaign trail.

Dr Laura Davies
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Staffordshire South: Conservative Hold

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Dudley North: Recount

Rob Mayor

Black Country Political Reporter, BBC WM

There's going to be a recount for Dudley North, we're hearing there's just dozens of votes in it.

Labour's Ian Austin is defending a majority of 4,181.

Hereford: Conservative hold

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Dudley South: Conservative hold

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Birmingham Hall Green: Labour Hold

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Birmingham Hodge Hill: Labour hold

Birmingham Hodge Hill
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Dudley North: 'Mr Austin could be in trouble'

Rob Mayor

Black Country Political Reporter, BBC WM

Labour's Ian Austin defends a majority of just over 4,181. On the face of it that seems healthy, but UKIP took 24% of the vote in 2015.

If those voters float to the Conservatives' Les Jones, then Mr Austin could well be in trouble.

In 2015 the Conservative campaign was hit by scandal and their original candidate dropped out after questions about an alleged deal with the English Defence League. This time they've had a clear run.

Corbyn Road
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Corbyn Road in Dudley North

Mr Austin has been an outspoken critic of Jeremy Corbyn and has run a campaign based on his record as a local MP, distancing himself from the manifesto.

Some polling suggests the seat could be decided by less than 1%, roughly the mark reached by the Liberal Democrats and Greens last time, so votes for smaller parties could have a big influence on the outcome.

Dudley North is one of the constituencies where no female candidates have stood since boundary changes in 2010 (including by-elections).