Birmingham Edgbaston (UK Parliament constituency)


Birmingham Edgbaston (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt2
Name = Birmingham, Edgbaston
Map1 = BirminghamEdgbaston
Map2 = Birmingham
Type = Borough
Year = 1885
Entity = Birmingham
Entitylink = Birmingham
County = West Midlands
EP = West Midlands
MP = Gisela Stuart
Party = Labour

Birmingham Edgbaston is a borough constituency located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first past the post system of election. Its best-known MP has been Neville Chamberlain (Prime Minister 1937-1940), and it has been represented only by women MPs since 1953. It is currently a marginal constituency between the Labour Party and the Conservatives.

Boundaries

Situated to the south and east of Birmingham's centre, this is a neat and mostly middle-class slice, with parks, Warwickshire's cricket ground and two grammar schools. It was a safe Conservative seat for decades, but suburbs towards Birmingham's city centre now have pockets of considerable deprivation, notably Deritend, helping Labour hold the seat since 1997.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Birmingham and the West Midlands, the Boundary Commission for England have created a modified Birmingham, Edgbaston seat, with the following wards:

*Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Harborne and Quinton.

History

This seat has returned a female MP for over 50 years. The Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the next General Election is Edgbaston councillor Deirdre Alden, also the defeated Conservative candidate in 2005. It is therefore likely the trend of this seat returning a female MP will continue past the next election.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gisela Stuart
votes = 16,465
percentage = 43.8
change = -5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Deidre Alden
votes = 14,116
percentage = 37.5
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mike Dixon
votes = 5,185
percentage = 13.8
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Peter Beck
votes = 1,116
percentage = 3.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Stephen White
votes = 749
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,349
percentage = 6.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,631
percentage = 58.0
change = +2.0

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gisela Stuart
votes = 18,517
percentage = 49.1
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Hastilow
votes = 13,819
percentage = 36.6
change = -2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nicola Davies
votes = 4,528
percentage = 12.0
change = +2.3
Election box candidate
party = Pro-Euro Conservative
candidate = Collis Gretton
votes = 454
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Sam Brackenbury
votes = 431
percentage = 1.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,698
percentage = 12.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,749
percentage = 56.9
change = -12.9

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gisela Stuart
votes = 23,554
percentage = 48.6
change = +9.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Marshall
votes = 18,712
percentage = 38.6
change = -10.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = James Gallagher
votes = 4,691
percentage = 9.7
change = -0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Jonathan Oakton
votes = 1,065
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = British Democratic Party
candidate = Derek Campbell
votes = 443
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,842
percentage = 10.0
change = 10.0
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =

References

*Rayment

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Midlands


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