Labour were declared the winners in the Selly Oak constituency early this morning as the General Election provided a night of upsets and a potential hung parliament. Steve McCabe will now become the constituency’s MP.
McCabe secured a majority of 3,482 which represents a 4.8% swing to the conservatives whose candidate Nigel Dawkins will now remain as one of Bournville’s local councillors. The Liberal Democrats saw their vote rise by almost 5%, a strong showing for their candidate David Radcliffe.
Bournville Village website went along to the Birmingham count at the National Indoor arena where we witnessed all the local results as they came in. We captured exclusive interviews with Steve McCabe, Nigel Dawkins and also Keeley and Tim Huxtable. Keeley came a close second in the Northfield constituency whilst Tim is a Conservative councillor in Bournville.
Elsewhere in Birmingham Labour dominated with some constituencies seeing increased majorities, bucking the naitonal trend. The Liberal Democrats held Hall Green. Local election votes will be counted this afternoon (Friday 7th May) with a result expected around teatime. Conservative candidate Rob Sealey is hoping to retain the seat for the Conservatives.
above pic of Steve McCabe during his acceptance speech