THE Black Country turned blue during a night of high drama at the 2019 general election count.

Dudley South, Stourbridge and Halesowen and Rowley Regis returned massive Conservative majorities, while Dudley North turned Conservative for the first time in the seat's existence.

Dudley South remained Conservative, with Mike Wood winning a majority of 15,565.

He told the News it was humbling to be re-elected for another term as MP for Dudley South.

Suzanne Webb resoundingly held Stourbridge for the Conservatives, where she increased former MP Margot James' share of the vote. Ms Webb won 27,534 votes, with a majority of 13,571.

Suzanne Webb spoke of her joy at being elected to represent Stourbridge.

Sitting Conservative MP James Morris was comfortably re-elected in Halesowen and Rowley Regis, winning 25,607 votes.

He said he was proud of the positive campaign his team ran in Halesowen and Rowley Regis.

Dudley North was always going to be a fascinating seat to watch as one of the tightest marginals in the country.

Ian Austin won the seat with a majority of 22 in 2017, making it high on the list of national targets for the Tories.

Conservative candidate Marco Longhi turned the seat blue for the first time in its history, where he achieved a majority of 11,000.

Here is his reaction when he spoke to the News.

The campaign saw a number of independent candidates stand for election. Aaron Hudson, former Brexit Party candidate turned independent for Stourbridge, reflects on his campaign.