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West Midlands

Shows the general election results for West Midlands, which is a region in England. It is comprised of 4 counties (showhide). In 2017 it had a total electorate of 4,132,560 and a turnout of 66.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

Electorate
4,132,560
Turnout
66.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Con 49.0%
Lab 42.5%
LD 4.4%
UKIP 1.8%
Green 1.7%
Others 0.6%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Party Con Lab LD UKIP Green Others Total
Seats won 35 24 0 0 0 0 59
Change +1 -1 0 0 0 0 0%
Votes (000s) 1,356 1,175 122 50 46 16 2,766
% vote 49.0% 42.5% 4.4% 1.8% 1.7% 0.6% 100.0%
Change +7.3% +9.6% -1.1% -13.9% -1.6% -0.3% 0%
Candidates 59 59 59 32 54 24 287
Deposits lost 0 0 45 29 53 23 150

Share of the vote by party 1992 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Others
1992 44.8% 38.8% 15.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4%
1997 33.7% 47.0% 13.8% 0.0% 0.0% 5.5%
2001 35.0% 44.8% 14.7% 0.0% 0.0% 5.5%
2005 35.0% 38.7% 18.6% 0.0% 0.0% 7.7%
2010 39.5% 30.6% 20.5% 4.0% 0.6% 4.8%
2015 41.8% 32.9% 5.5% 15.7% 3.3% 0.8%
2017 49.0% 42.5% 4.4% 1.8% 1.7% 0.6%

Seats won by party 1992 - 2017

The number of seats won by parties by election year.

Year Con Lab LD UKIP Green Others
1992 31 28 0 0 0 0
1997 14 43 1 0 0 1
2001 13 43 2 0 0 1
2005 18 38 2 0 0 1
2010 33 24 2 0 0 0
2015 34 25 0 0 0 0
2017 35 24 0 0 0 0

Highest and lowest 2017

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 25.0%
1 Birmingham, Ladywood 69.5%
2 Birmingham, Hodge Hill 66.9%
3 Birmingham, Hall Green 62.5%
4 South Staffordshire 44.5%
5 North Herefordshire 43.1%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Most marginal seats by majority (%) Average: 25.0%
1 Dudley North 0.1%
2 Newcastle-under-Lyme 0.1%
3 Stoke-on-Trent South 1.6%
4 Telford 1.6%
5 Warwick and Leamington 2.2%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 58.3%
1 Birmingham, Ladywood 82.7%
2 Birmingham, Hodge Hill 81.1%
3 Birmingham, Hall Green 77.6%
4 South Staffordshire 69.8%
5 Birmingham, Perry Barr 68.1%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Lowest winning vote share % Average: 58.3%
1 Dudley North 46.5%
2 Warwick and Leamington 46.7%
3 Worcester 48.1%
4 Newcastle-under-Lyme 48.2%
5 Telford 48.7%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 66.9%
1 Kenilworth and Southam 77.4%
2 West Worcestershire 75.9%
3 Stafford 75.9%
4 North Herefordshire 74.1%
5 Stone 73.8%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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Lowest % turnout Average: 66.9%
1 West Bromwich West 54.7%
2 Walsall North 56.6%
3 Birmingham, Erdington 57.2%
4 Stoke-on-Trent Central 58.2%
5 Stoke-on-Trent North 58.4%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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