Birmingham Ladywood (UK Parliament constituency)


Birmingham Ladywood (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt2
Name = Birmingham, Ladywood
Map1 = BirminghamLadywood
Map2 = Birmingham
Type = Borough
Year = 1918
Entity = Birmingham
Entitylink = Birmingham
County = West Midlands
EP = West Midlands
MP = Clare Short
Party = Independent

Birmingham Ladywood is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Birmingham Ladywood is also the poorest constituency in the UK with an estimated 81% of families living below the poverty lineFact|date=September 2008, it is closely followed by another Birmingham constituency, the constituency of Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath and the London constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow which both have an estimated 79% of families living below the poverty lineFact|date=September 2008.

Boundaries

The constituency includes the entirety of Birmingham City Centre, which falls within Ladywood ward, as well as the deprived inner-city wards of Aston, Nechells and Soho. Aston University is located within the seat, as are Birmingham's two league football clubs, Aston Villa and Birmingham City.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Birmingham and the West Midlands, the Boundary Commission for England has created a modified Ladywood constituency with the following electoral wards:

*Aston, Ladywood, Nechells and Soho.

* Birmingham Ladywood is an area of Birmingham city centre along with the areas of Aston, Newtown, Lozells, Handsworth, Soho & Nechells. The area is one of the most multicultural in BirminghamFact|date=September 2008.

*Ladywood has the highest unmployment rate in whole of the West Midlands, at just over 18% in Julu 2008 compared with neighbouring Birmingham seats Perry Barr (8.1%), Sparkbrook and Small Heath (13.9%), and Yardley (7%). [ [http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2008/rp08-064.pdf Residence-based unemployment rates by parliamentary constituency United Kingdom, June 2008] House of Commons research paper] ]

History

The seat has undergone several boundary alterations since its creation but has remained firmly Labour-held since 1945, with the exception of a by-election in June 1969 when Wallace Lawler won the seat for the Liberal Party. The seat was regained for Labour by Doris Fisher in the General Election a year later.

Members of Parliament

Clare Short elected as a Labour MP from the 1983 general election onwards resigned the Labour whip on October 20 2006 and wished it to be known that she would continue to sit in the Commons as an Independent Labour MP and a true "Social Democrat".

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Shabana Mahmood
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ayoub Khan
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Lynette Nazemi-Afshar
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Clare Short
votes = 17,262
percentage = 51.9
change = -17.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ayoub Khan
votes = 10,461
percentage = 31.5
change = +23.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Phillipa Stroud
votes = 3,515
percentage = 10.6
change = -0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Lyn Nazemi-Afshar
votes = 2,008
percentage = 6.0
change = +5.1
Election box majority
votes = 6,801
percentage = 20.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,246
percentage = 46.8
change = +2.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -20.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Birmingham, Ladywood
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Clare Short
votes = 21,694
percentage = 68.9
change = -5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Benjamin Prentice
votes = 3,551
percentage = 11.3
change = -2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mahmood Chaudhry
votes = 2,586
percentage = 8.2
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = People's Justice Party (UK)
candidate = Allah Ditta
votes = 2,112
percentage = 6.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Surinder Virdee
votes = 443
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Muslim Party
candidate = Mahmood Hussain
votes = 432
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
candidate = James Caffery
votes = 392
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Anneliese Nattrass
votes = 283
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 18,143
percentage = 57.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,493
percentage = 44.3
change = -9.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Sever
votes = 8,227 | percentage = 53.13 | change = -11.34
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Quentin Davies
votes = 4,402 | percentage = 28.43 | change = +6.33
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = Anthony Reed Herbert
votes = 888 | percentage = 5.73 | change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Kenneth Hardeman
votes = 765 | percentage = 4.94 | change = -8.49
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Unity (UK)
candidate = Raghib Ahsan
votes = 534 | percentage = 3.49 | change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = James Hunte
votes = 336 | percentage = 2.17 | change = N/A
Election box candidate
party = Independent Conservative
candidate = George Matthews
votes = 71 | percentage = 0.46 | change = N/A
Election box candidate
party = Reform Party
candidate = Peter Courtney
votes = 63 | percentage = 0.41 | change = N/A
Election box candidate
party = Air Road Public Safety
candidate = Bill Boaks
votes = 46 | percentage = 0.30 | change = N/A
Election box turnout
votes = 15,484
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Wallace Lawler
votes = 5,104 | percentage = 54.35 | change = +30.64
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Doris Fisher
votes = 2,391 | percentage = 25.46 | change = -33.46
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Dr. Louis Glass
votes = 1,580 | percentage = 16.82 | change = -0.54
Election box candidate with party link
party = British Movement
candidate = Colin Jordan
votes = 282 | percentage = 3.0 | change = N/A
Election box candidate with party link
party = Fellowship Party
candidate = James Haigh
votes = 34 | percentage = 0.36 | change = N/A
Election box turnout
votes = 9,391
percentage =
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

References

See also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Midlands


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