Erdington by-election: results to be declared
The result will start to be declared in the early hours of Friday morning (4 March).
Counting has begun at the by-election in Erdington
Paulette Hamilton has been named Birmingham Erdington MP at tonight’s by-election (4 March).
Labour held the constituency after Ms Hamilton, who will be Birmingham’s first black MP, won 9,413 votes, while Cllr Robert Alden won 6,147 for the Conservative Party.
The turnout has been revealed as 17,016 votes, which is 27%.
Labour held the seat at the last general election with a majority of 3,601 votes over the Conservatives. The by-election was triggered following the death of popular Labour frontbencher Jack Dromey.
The Conservatives have come close in the past when they lost by just 231 votes in 1983, when leader Margaret Thatcher was at the peak of her powers after the Falklands War.
Jack Dromey, a leading trade unionist, had represented Birmingham Erdington since 2010.
Here are the results:
Full results as follows:
- Paulette Hamilton, Labour: 9,413
- Robert Alden, Conservative: 6,147
- Siobhan Harper-Nunes, Green Party: 236
- Lee Dargue, Liberal Democrats: 173
- Michael Lutwyche, Independent: 109
- Dave Nellist, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC):360
- Jack Brookes, Reform Party: 293
- Clifton Holmes, Independent: 14
- Thomas O’Rourke, Independent: 76
- David Bishop, Militant Bus-Pass Elvis Party: 8
- Mel Mbondiah, Christian Peoples Alliance: 79
- Sir Nos Da The Good Knight, The Official Monster Raving Loony Party: 49
- Rejected ballot papers: 59
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