LIVE - General Election - Coventry remains red - The Coventry Observer

LIVE - General Election - Coventry remains red

Holly Clement 5th Jul, 2024 Updated: 5th Jul, 2024   0

03.45am – All three Coventry constituencies have had a Labour hold in this General Election – bringing candidates and supporters to tears of happiness.


03.30am – Labour Hold for Coventry South. Zarah Sultana was brought to tears as she took the majority with 20361 votes.

She said: “Thank you for yet again putting your trust in me.

“The privilege of my life is being your MP, it is not something I take for granted it is an honour that I continue to uphold.”

Chris Baddon, Reform – 5711

Alastair Mellon, Social Democratic – 334

Joshua Dylan Morland, Independent – 231

Niko Omilana, Independent – 263

Anne Patterson, Green – 2363

Stephen Richmond, Lib Dem – 2531

Mohamed Ali Syed, Workers Party – 777



03.00am – Labour Hold for Coventry North West. Taiwo Owatemi took the majority with 19,696 votes.

She said: “We have waited 14 long years for today.

“I stand before you this morning with a heart full of hope and gratitude.

“Your trust in me, in our shared vision for the future, is truly humbling.”

Tom Holder, Lib Dems – 1931

Tom Mercer, Conservative – 8522

Holly-Mae nelson, Reform – 7950

Esther Mary Reeves, Green – 3420

Elizabeth Mary Richards, Independent – 511


02.44am – Labour Hold for Coventry East. Mary Creagh took took the majority with 18,308 votes.

She said: “After 14 years of Conservative failure, you have demanded change.

“Under Kier Stamer, the Labour party has changed and is back in the service of working people.”

Paul Bedson, Workers Party – 1027

Stephen Gray, Green Party – 2730

Sarah Lesadd, Conservative Party – 6240

Mike Massimi, Lib Dem – 1227

Dave Nellist, Trade Union and Socialist – 797

Iddrisu Sufyan, Reform – 6685


02.28am – Coventry North West’s Taiwo Owatemi, won the last General Election in 2019 with a 208 majority said it has been an intense six weeks and she is truly nervous, but excited.



02.00 – Labour gains Nuneaton – Labour candidate Jodie Gosling has won the Nuneaton seat from the Conservatives’ Marcus Jones with the majority of 3,479.


01.44am – Returning officer Julie Newman announced the voter turnout for Coventry South is 56 per cent.


01.19am – The returning officer Julie Newman has announced the voter turnout for Coventry East is 49 per cent and Coventry North West is 56 per cent.


12.30am – Voter turnout in Nuneaton is 57.1 per cent.


23.52pm – All ballot boxes have arrived and the count now officially begins…

WE ARE live at election counts across the county to bring you the results locally as and when they come in.

The first big talking point of the night is the exit poll.

The current poll methodology has been used in the last five general elections and has been as accurate to predict final results to within 10 seats. The worst of the five was still accurate enough to 30 seats.

It is based on 130 seats across the country and a poll of 200,000 people.

So what does the 2024 exit poll predict?

According to this exit poll, Labour would end up with a majority of 170 seats.

It suggests Labour would win 410 seats, the Conservatives would be second on 131, the Liberal Democrats on 61 and Reform UK would finish with 13.

Scottish National Party are predicted to win 10 seats, Plaid Cymru on four, the Greens on two and the remaining 19 seats spread across other parties.

The ballot boxes are making their way to the counts and we will be bringing you more when we get it.


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