Birmingham Northfield (UK Parliament constituency)


Birmingham Northfield (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt2
Name = Birmingham, Northfield
Map1 = BirminghamNorthfield
Map2 = Birmingham
Type = Borough
Year = 1950
Entity = Birmingham
Entitylink = Birmingham
County = West Midlands
EP = West Midlands
MP = Richard Burden
Party = Labour

Birmingham, Northfield 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.

The area's most notable feature is that of the now closed MG Rover Group factory. It has long dominated the constituency and officially closed in the run up to the 2005 general election. The Labour member of Parliament Richard Burden was nonetheless returned, albeit with a reduced majority. The constituency is to gain the ward of Kings Norton (currently covered by the constituency of Selly Oak) at the next election. Until 1992 the seat was represented by a Conservative MP.

The Conservative candidate at the next General Election will be Keely Huxtable. [http://www.birminghamconservatives.co.uk/ppc/ Birmingham Conservatives]

Boundaries

The constituency currently encompasses the wards of Northfield, Longbridge and Weoley in outer south-west Birmingham.

Boundary review

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

*Kings Norton, Longbridge, Northfield and Weoley.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Burden
votes = 15,419
percentage = 49.6
change = -6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Vicky Ford
votes = 8,965
percentage = 28.9
change = -0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Trevor Sword
votes = 4,171
percentage = 13.4
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Mark Cattell
votes = 1,278
percentage = 4.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Gillian Chant
votes = 641
percentage = 2.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = The Common Good
candidate = Richard Rogers
votes = 428
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Party (England and Wales)
candidate = Louise Houdley
votes = 120
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Workers Revolutionary Party (UK)
candidate = Frank Sweeney
votes = 34
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,454
percentage = 20.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,056
percentage = 56.6
change = +3.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -2.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Birmingham, Northfield
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Burden
votes = 16,528
percentage = 56.0
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nils Purser
votes = 8,730
percentage = 29.6
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Trevor Sword
votes = 3,322
percentage = 11.2
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Stephen Rogers
votes = 550
percentage = 1.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Clive Walder
votes = 193
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Zane Carpenter
votes = 151
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain
candidate = Andrew Chaffer
votes = 60
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,798
percentage = 26.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 29,534
percentage = 52.8
change = -15.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=Birmingham Northfield by-election, 1982
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Spellar
votes = 15,904
percentage = 36.3
change = −8.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Roger Gale
votes = 15,615
percentage = 35.6
change = −9.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Ridley
votes = 11,453
percentage = 26.1
change = +18.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = Ian Anderson
votes = 411
percentage = 0.9
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Peter Sheppard
votes = 349
percentage = 0.8
change = N/A
Election box candidate|
party = People's Progressive Party
candidate = Ronald Taylor
votes = 63
percentage = 0.2
change = N/A
Election box candidate
party = Democratic Monarchist, Public Safety, White Resident
candidate = Bill Boaks
votes = 60
percentage = 0.1
change = N/A
Election box majority
votes = 289
percentage = 0.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,855
percentage = 55.0
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = -0.51

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Midlands

References


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