THE general election will be on July 4 when the nation finally decides who will run Britain for the next five years.

Dudley is a new constituency created during the last round of boundary changes to even up the number of voters who elect each of the UK’s 650 members of parliament.

Its predecessor was called Dudley North and was in the hands of the Conservatives in the form of Marco Longhi, who was elected in 2019. 

The new constituency was created using the council wards that were in Dudley North along with the addition of Brockmoor and Pensnett which was in the now cancelled constituency of Dudley South.

Candidates standing for election in Dudley are Shakeela Bibi (Independent), Ian Flynn (Liberal Democrats), Aftab Hussain (Workers Party), Sonia Kumar (Labour), Marco Longhi (Conservative), Dharmanand Mortha (Independent), Zia Qari (Green Party) and Andrew Southall (Reform UK).

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm and people will need a photographic proof of ID in order to vote.

Accepted forms of ID include a passport, driving licence or UK government bus pass, a full list of accepted forms of ID is published on

Polling stations will be located at the following sites, people voting in person can only cast their vote at the polling station specified on their polling card.

Foxyards Primary School, Foxyards Road, Tipton

Priory Community Centre, Priory Road, Dudley

Sea Cadet H Q, Tipton Road, Dudley

Training Centre, Priory Hall, Dudley 

Castle & Priory Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Limes Road, Dudley, West Midlands

Bishop Milner R C School, Burton Road, Dudley

Midlands Co-Op, Dibdale Road West, Milking Bank

Wrens Nest Primary School, Marigold Crescent, Dudley

Straits School, Longfellow Road, Lower Gornal

The Royal British Legion, Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal

Black Country Wellbeing Centre, Vale Street, Upper Gornal, Dudley

Roberts Primary School, Roberts Street, Lower Gornal 

Memorial Hall, Temple Street, Lower Gornal 

Gornal Athletic FC Clubhouse, Garden Walk, Lower Gornal 

Zoar Church Hall, Zoar Church, Abbey Road, Gornal

Methodist Church Sunday School, Himley Road, Lower Gornal

St Andrews District Church, The Straits, Sedgley

Alder Coppice School, Northway, Sedgley 

St Andrew`s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley 

All Saints Church Hall, Vicar Street, Sedgley

Cotwall End Primary School, Cotwall End Road, Sedgley 

St Chad`s RC Primary School, Catholic Lane, Sedgley 

Community Room, Milking Bank Primary School, Aintree Way, Dudley

Lighthouse Centre Cafe, Dudley Community Church, 24-26 Salop Street

Nursery Building, Jesson`s C of E Primary School, Ent In Nelson Road & School Street

Dudley Central Methodist Church, Upper Entrance, Cross Street

Queens Cross Centre, Wellington Road, Dudley

Living Hope Church, Middlepark Road, Dudley

Russells Hall Primary School, Overfield Road, Dudley

The Bahia Snooker Club, Dibdale Road West, Dudley 

St John’s Parish Hall & Worship Centre, Main Hall, St John`s Road

The Scout Hall, Watson’s Green Road, Dudley

Kates Hill Primary School, Peel Street, Dudley 

Sledmere Primary School, Ent. Warrens Hall Road, Buffery Road Or St George’s Road

Buffery Paradise Centre, Buffery Park, Paradise, Dudley

Abberley Street Centre, Abberley Street, Dudley

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 61-63 Tipton Road, Woodsetton

Sports Hall, Bramford Primary School, Park Road, Woodsetton 

Sycamore Green Centre, Sycamore Green, Dudley

Upper Gornal Methodist Church, Spills Meadow, Upper Gornal 

Black Country Wellbeing Centre, Vale Street, Upper Gornal, Dudley 

St James` Methodist Church, Church Hall, Chapel Street

Caravan, Herringbone Way, Kingswinford

The Bromley-Pensnett Primary Sch, Children`s Centre, Bromley, Pensnett

Unit 1, Wallows Ind Estate, Fens Pool Avenue 

Brockmoor Community Centre, Pensnett Road, Brockmoor

Brockmoor Primary School, Belle Isle, Brockmoor