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General Election Result: Wolverhampton North East

LABOUR HOLD – Despite a night of Conservative gains across the Black Country, Wolverhampton North East remains Labour territory with candidate Emma Reynolds becoming MP for the constituency and replacing retiring MP Ken Purchase who had held the seat since 1992.

Labour won with a majority of 2,484 votes, despite a 9.0% swing to the Conservatives.

Wolverhampton North East

Candidate
Party
Votes
%
+/-
Emma Reynolds
Labour
14,448
41.4
-13.3
Julie Rook
Conservative
11,964
34.3
+4.7
Colin Ross
Liberal Democrat
4,711
13.5
+1.9
Simon Patten
British National Party
2,296
6.6
+6.6
Paul Valdmanis
UK Independence Party
1,138
3.3
-0.8
Shangara Bhatoe
Socialist Labour Party
337
1.0
+1.0
Majority
2,484
7.1
Turnout
34,894
58.8
+3.8

In Wolverhampton South East Labour held their seat with a majority of 6,593, but in Wolverhampton South West the Conservatives gained the seat from Labour with a majority of 691.

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