All the seats Labour lost to Conservatives in Birmingham and West Midlands in General Election 2019
Written by The Newsroom on December 13, 2019
Birmingham Northfield fell to the Conservatives in the 2019 General Election as Boris Johnson romped to victory.
The Tories – after the exit poll predicted an astonishing victory for Boris Johnson – claimed West Bromwich East.
And the Prime Minister’s party also claimed West Bromwich West from Labour too.
The party won the seat represented until this general election by Tom Watson, Labour’s former Deputy Leader.
And the gaining of West Bromwich West means it’s the first time West Bromwich has any Tory MPs since 1935.
In the Black Country, the victorious Conservatives took Wolverhampton North East and Wolverhampton South West.
Both wards were claimed from Labour on a bruising night for Jeremy Corbyn, with the leader now set to sensationally step aside after a grim showing.
Tories won Birmingham Northfield, unseating long-standing Labour MP Richard Burden, although they failed to take other Labour-held seats in the city.
And they easily held on to seats that would once have been considered marginal, including Cannock Chase, in Staffordshire, and Nuneaton, in Warwickshire.
As expected, Conservatives held their safer seats in the region, such as Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Tories also appeared set to make gains in Stoke, Staffordshire, which was once a Labour heartland.
Updates from the Cannock Chase Radio News Desk via Birmingham Mail - Cannock News