Birmingham Hodge Hill by-election, 2004


Birmingham Hodge Hill by-election, 2004

A by-election was held for the United Kingdom Parliament seat of Birmingham Hodge Hill, on July 15, the same day as the Leicester South by-election. The by-election was called following the resignation of the sitting MP, Terry Davis, on June 22 2004. [ [http://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200405/cmsid/e.htm] Sessional Information Digest 2003-04, Hansard] Davies had been appointed as Secretary General of the Council of Europe

The area has had a Labour MP since the 1950 general election, the only break being a Conservative Party victory at a 1977 by-election for the Birmingham Stechford constituency. Stechford returned to Labour at the 1979 general election.

At the by-election, the seat was won by the Labour Party candidate Liam Byrne with 7,451 votes and a vastly reduced majority. The Liberal Democrat candidate Nicola Davies increased her party's share of the vote by over 26% and was only 460 votes behind.

The by-election was heavily contested by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, with both parties alleging "dirty tricks" by the other. [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,,1288380,00.html] "The Ghost of Enoch", The Observer, 22 August 2004]

Results

Turnout was 37.89%.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Liam Byrne
votes = 7,451
percentage = 36.5
change = -27.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nicola Davies
votes = 6,991
percentage = 34.2
change = +26.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Eyre
votes = 3,543
percentage = 17.3
change = -2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
candidate = John Rees
votes = 1,282
percentage = 6.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Front
candidate = Jim Starkey
votes = 805
percentage = 3.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = Mark Wheatley
votes = 277
percentage = 1.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Operation Christian Vote
candidate = Rev. George Hargreaves
votes = 90
percentage = 0.4
change =
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votes =
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2001 result

From the 2001 general election.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Terry Davis
votes = 16,901
percentage = 63.9
change = -1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Debbie Lewis
votes = 5,283
percentage = 20.0
change = -4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Charles Dow
votes = 2,147
percentage = 8.1
change = -0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Lee Windridge
votes = 889
percentage = 3.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = People's Justice Party (UK)
candidate = Perwaz Hussain
votes = 561
percentage = 2.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dennis Cridge
votes = 284
percentage = 1.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Harvey Vivian
votes = 275
percentage = 1.0
change = -0.9
Election box candidate
party = Muslim Party
candidate = Ayub Khan
votes = 125
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 11,618
percentage = 43.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 26,465
percentage = 47.9
change =

References

External links

* [http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/elections Birmingham City Council's elections office]
* [http://www.geocities.com/by_elections/hodge04.html British Parliamentary By Elections: Campaign literature from the by-election]


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