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General Election 2019: Tories seal majority as Labour almost wiped out in Black Country and Staffordshire - as it happened

By Harry Leather | General Election 2019 | Published: | Last Updated:

See how election night unfolded in the Black Country, Staffordshire and across the UK.

Stuart Anderson celebrates winning Wolverhampton South West, one of several key seats to swing from Labour to the Tories

Key seats in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Dudley swung from Labour to the Tories as Boris Johnson romped home to a comfortable majority.

The Tory landslide prompted Jeremy Corbyn to announce he will not lead Labour into another election after his party suffered humiliation.

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson also stood down after losing her seat to the SNP, who made further inroads in Scotland.

But the big winner was Mr Johnson as the Tories won seat after seat in Labour's heartlands - including their target seats in the Black Country.

With over 600 seats declared, a Tory majority of around 76 was expected.

See how the night unfolded with our live updates here:

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Editor - @hleather_star

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