It’s been a long night – it’s now 5:30am – late for even me – and I’m off for a kip. It’s been a tough night for lefties, but I was pleased to see David Winnick hold onto his seat in Walsall North, which saw a very harsh campaign.
Of course, Wendy Morton won in Aldridge-Brownhills with a huge majority of more than 11,700, which is no surprise. Valerie Vaz, likewise, was never really in danger in Walsall South.
UKIP seem to have failed to make an impression, which I can’t say I’m upsets about and the Liberal Democrats are facing a wipeout. We’ll be in for an interesting few years to come.
Council election results are due this afternoon.
Aldridge & Brownhills results:
Wendy Morton MP (Conservative) has held onto her seat with 20,558 votes
John Fisher (Lab): 8,835;
Anthony Thompson (UKIP): 7,751;
Ian Garrett (LibDem): 1,330;
Martyn Curzey (Green): 826;
Mark Beech (MRLP): 197
Walsall North results:
David Winnick (Labour) has held his seat for Walsall North with 14,392 votes
Douglas Hansen Luke (Conservative): 12,455
Mike Harrison (Green): 529
Liz Hazell (UKIP): 8,122
Pete Smith (WSTU): 554
Nigel Jones (LibDems): 840Walsall South results:
Valerie Vaz MP (Labour) holds onto her seat with 19,740.
Sue Arnold (Tory) 13,733;
Derek Bennett (UKIP): 6,540;
Charlotte Fletcher (Green): 1,149;
Joel Kenrick (LibDem): 676