General election 2017

While not winning seats in Shropshire, Labour increased its vote share in the general election held on 8 June 2017.

For the five parliamentary constituencies in Shropshire, Labour achieved 35.2% of the vote compared to 55.6% for the Conservatives, 5.8% for the Liberal Democrats, 2.1% for the Greens, 1.2% for UKIP and 0.1% for others. Labour came second in all five seats.

Compared to the previous result in 2015, Labour achieved a 10.8 percentage-point increase in its share of the vote. There was a 1.8% swing from the Conservatives to Labour.


In Shrewsbury and Atcham, Dr Laura Davies came second place with 22,446 votes. With 38.6% of the vote, Labour was up 10.7 percentage points on the 2015 result. This represented a 3.2% swing from the Conservatives to Labour.

In North Shropshire, Graeme Currie received 17,287 votes, coming in second place on 31.1% of the vote. Up 11.0 percentage points compared to the previous election, this represented a 1.0% swing from the Conservatives to Labour.

In Ludlow, Dr Julia Buckley came in second place with 12,147 votes, a 24.3% vote share. There was a 12.0 percentage-point increase compared to the 2015 result and a 1.7% swing from the Conservatives to Labour. This represented the highest share of the vote for Labour since 1997.

In The Wrekin, Dylan Harrison achieved 17,887 votes, coming in second place with 36.1% of the vote. With a 10.1% percentage-point increase compared to the 2015 result, this represented a 2.2% swing from the Conservatives to Labour.

In Telford, Labour’s Kuldip Sahota narrowly lost to the Conservatives by 720 votes. Polling 21,057 votes, a 47.1% vote share, this represented a 9.3 percentage-point increase compared to the 2015 result. There was a 0.1% swing from the Conservatives to Labour.