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

Wolverhampton South East

Parliamentary constituency

LAB HOLD

Results

  1. Labour
    Pat McFadden
    • Votes: 15,522
    • Vote share %: 46.4
    • Vote share change: -11.8
  2. Conservative
    Ahmed Ejaz
    • Votes: 14,287
    • Vote share %: 42.7
    • Vote share change: +8.0
  3. The Brexit Party
    Raj Chaggar
    • Votes: 2,094
    • Vote share %: 6.3
    • Vote share change: +6.3
  4. Liberal Democrat
    Ruth Coleman-Taylor
    • Votes: 1,019
    • Vote share %: 3.0
    • Vote share change: +1.8
  5. Green
    Kathryn Gilbert
    • Votes: 521
    • Vote share %: 1.6
    • Vote share change: +0.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • LAB majority: 1,235
  • Registered voters: 63,006
  • % share:
    53.1%
  • Change since 2017: -7.1

Vote share

Party % share
Labour 46.4%
Conservative 42.7%
The Brexit Party 6.3%
Liberal Democrat 3.0%
Green 1.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +8.0 Gained
  • The Brexit Party +6.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat +1.8 Gained
  • Green +0.4 Gained
  • Labour -11.8 Lost

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Failing to change 'the biggest mistake' Labour could make

The Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East has said there now needs to be "cultural change" in the party.

Speaking after holding on to his seat with a much-reduced majority of 1,235, Pat McFadden said Labour would be "deceiving itself" if it thought "it could continue in the same direction as it's had in the last few years".

Pat McFadden
BBC

Speaking about the way the party is run, Mr McFadden said: "On every issue. instead of debating its merits up and down, far too often it's judged as some kind of test of loyalty to Jeremy Corbyn and that's a way of shutting debate and discussion down."

He added: "To remove Jeremy Corbyn and carry on with Corbynism, if you like, under a new face and voice would probably be the biggest mistake the Labour Party could make right now after these devastating results."

How Wolverhampton voted

Yesterday's vote marked the third general election in less than five years.

Looking at results for the two main parties across all three Wolverhampton constituencies, it shows how the Conservatives have crept up on Labour since 2015.

Graphic
BBC

Analysis: 'Vindication of Tory strategy to reach out to working-class voters'

Patrick Burns

Political editor, Midlands

This landmark election transforms the political map of the West Midlands.

Nine Conservative gains, now giving them virtually a clean sweep of all the seats in what had been Labour's core constituencies in Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich will be seen as a vindication of the Tories' strategy to reach out to working-class voters, especially in places that registered large leave majorities in the referendum.

Gareth Snell
UK Parliament

For Labour, the Birmingham Perry Barr MP and Shadow Europe Minister Khalid Mahmood and the defeated candidate in Stoke-on-Trent Central Gareth Snell (pictured) were among the first to call for the party leader Jeremy Corbyn to stand down.

It's a disappointing result for the Liberal Democrats who had no West Midlands MPs in the last Parliament and they continue to fail to make serious inroads here.

Labour 'needs a new direction'

The only Labour MP left standing in Wolverhampton has said the party "needs a new direction as well as a new person at the top".

Pat McFadden
BBC
Pat McFadden was Wolverhampton's only Labour MP left standing but saw his majority significantly reduced

Pat McFadden maintained a Labour majority in Wolverhampton South East but said he was "very disappointed to lose two good colleagues" in Eleanor Smith and Emma Reynolds who lost their seats to the Conservatives.

"It's incumbent on us to ask some very deep and searching questions," Mr McFadden said, adding that many of the voters he had spoken to were lifelong Labour supporters "who couldn't bring themselves to vote Labour under this leadership".

He described the party as "serial losers" and when asked if Jeremy Corbyn should resign as leader of the Labour Party, Mr McFadden replied: "No leader could stay on after results like this".

Wolverhampton South East: Labour hold

Pat McFadden has been re-elected as the MP for Wolverhampton South East, with a significantly decreased majority.

The Labour candidate beat Conservative Ahmed Ejaz by 1,235 votes. His majority in the last election was 8,511 votes.

Raj Chaggar of the Brexit Party came third and Liberal Democrat Ruth Coleman-Taylor came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 7.1 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 33,000 people, 53.1% 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, Ruth Coleman-Taylor (Liberal Democrat) and Kathryn Gilbert (Green) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Result: Labour hold in Wolverhampton South East

Labour's Pat McFadden has been re-elected as the MP for Wolverhampton South East.

His majority has gone down from 8,514 votes in 2017's election to 1,235.

He has represented the constituency, which has been held by Labour since it was created in 1974, since 2005.

What do voters want in Wolverhampton?

Lisa Wright

BBC News

It's too close to call in two out of the three Wolverhampton constituencies at the moment - Wolverhampton North East looks set to be claimed from Labour by the Conservatives, but it's too early to tell how the city's other two seats will end up.

We've been speaking to voters in the Black Country city including pub landlord Gavin Craig who told us he hoped the new government would "heal divisions".

Gavin Craig
BBC

Wolverhampton is a city that is at odds with itself. It has neighbourhoods with huge deprivation, yet is also home to a number of leafy, affluent suburbs.

In 2016, 62.6% voters backed Leave. Yet it was represented by three Remain-supporting Labour MPs, although that could change tonight.

We also spoke to first-time voter Effy Carey who told us she wants the next government to do more to help homeless people.

Effy Carey
BBC

"I care about homelessness, just helping people, communities helping each other. I just want to be able to have a say," she said.