Birmingham Selly Oak (UK Parliament constituency)


Birmingham Selly Oak (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt2
Name = Birmingham, Selly Oak
Map1 = BirminghamSellyOak
Map2 = Birmingham
Type = Borough
Year = 1955
Entity = Birmingham
Entitylink = Birmingham
County = West Midlands
EP = West Midlands
MP = Lynne Jones
Party = Labour

Birmingham, Selly Oak is a constituency located in the south west of Birmingham. It is represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Boundaries

The existing seat is formed from the electoral wards of Selly Oak, Bournville and Kings Norton. It houses many students and staff from the nearby Birmingham University

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Birmingham and the West Midlands, the Boundary Commission for England has created a modified Selly Oak constituency, which is made from the following electoral wards:

*Billesley, Bournville, Brandwood and Selly Oak.

History

Since its creation in 1955 the seat has switched hands three times between Labour and the Conservatives. The seat has progressively swung towards Labour from being a safe Conservative seat when it was created in 1974, this was due to housing redevelopments that took place in the sixties and seventies. More recently it has acquired a reputation for electing outspoken MPs, first with the victory of Conservative Anthony Beaumont-Dark in 1979 and then with his defeat by Labour's Lynne Jones in 1992. With the announcement that Lynne Jones will retire at the next General Election, it is likely that Steve McCabe currently MP for Birmingham Hall Green will be the Labour candidate.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Steve McCabe
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Radcliffe
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nigel Dawkins
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Lynne Jones
votes = 19,226
percentage = 46.1
change = −6.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Joe Tildesley
votes = 10,375
percentage = 24.9
change = −1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Brighton
votes = 9,591
percentage = 23.0
change = +6.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Barney Smith
votes = 1,581
percentage = 3.8
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Ronan Burnett
votes = 967
percentage = 2.3
change = +0.9
Election box majority
votes = 8,851
percentage = 21.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,740
percentage = 59.5
change = +3.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −2.3

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Lynne Jones
votes = 21,015
percentage = 52.4
change = -3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ken Hardeman
votes = 10,676
percentage = 26.6
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Osborne
votes = 6,532
percentage = 16.3
change = +4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Barney Smith
votes = 1,309
percentage = 3.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Sheila Williams
votes = 568
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,339
percentage = 25.8
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 40,100
percentage = 56.3
change = -13.8

1997 Election (Labour hold)

Lab 28121Con 14033LD 6121REF 1520PLA 417Looney253NL 85

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Midlands

References


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