Birmingham Hodge Hill (UK Parliament constituency)
|Birmingham Hodge Hill|
for the House of Commons
|Population||121,678 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||75,985 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Liam Byrne (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Birmingham Stechford|
Members of Parliament
The current Member of Parliament is Liam Byrne of the Labour Party, who was elected in the 2004 by-election. He succeeded Terry Davis, who had held the seat since its creation in the 1983 general election. For the four years from the 1979 general election Davis held the largely predecessor constituency to the area, Birmingham Stechford.
|1983||Terry Davis||Labour||Resigned 2004|
|2004 by-election||Liam Byrne||Labour||Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2009-2010|
1983–2010: The City of Birmingham wards of Hodge Hill, Shard End, and Washwood Heath.
The constituency covers a diverse area of east Birmingham, including the predominantly Asian inner-city area of Washwood Heath and the mostly white area of Shard End on the city's eastern boundary, as well as Hodge Hill itself. The constituency has a high percentage of residents on a low income bracket and a roughly equal three-way split of social housing, privately rented and privately owned homes leading to one of highest Indices of Multiple Deprivation in the West Midlands for its central area.
The constituency was created in 1983, taking much of abolished Birmingham Stechford the remainder of which bolstered Birmingham Yardley (principally Stechford itself). The predecessor seat was won by the Labour candidate in all but one election since its 1950 creation.
In 2004 the appointment of the sitting Member of Parliament (MP), Terry Davis, as secretary general of the Council of Europe resulted in a fiercely contested by-election. The seat saw a strong result by the Liberal Democrat candidate, who hoped to build on her party's previous by-election gain at Brent East, as well as vote splitting by the similarly-aligned-to-Labour, anti-war RESPECT The Unity Coalition candidate. On a low turnout, the incumbent held the seat by a margin of 460 votes over the Liberal Democrats. The 2015 result made the seat the 9th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
Elections in the 2010s
|Conservative||Akaal Singh Sidhu||6,742||15.0||0.8|
|Brexit Party||Jill Dagnan||1,519||3.4||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Waheed Rafiq1||760||1.7|
1: The Liberal Democrats suspended Waheed Rafiq from the party, over numerous antisemitic, and other offensive social media posts. It was too late to prevent him standing in the election and his name remained on the ballot paper as a Liberal Democrat. Rafiq polled the lowest percentage for any Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2019 election.
|Liberal Democrats||Phil Bennion||805||1.7||4.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Phil Bennion||2,624||6.4||21.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Tariq Khan||11,775||27.7||2.1|
Elections in the 2000s
Note: percentage changes are from the figures at the 2001 general election, not the 2004 by-election.
|Liberal Democrats||Nicola S. Davies||8,373||29.5||21.4|
|Conservative||Deborah H. Thomas||3,768||13.3||6.7|
|BNP||Denis H. Adams||1,445||5.1||New|
|UKIP||Adrian D. Duffen||680||2.4||1.4|
|Peace and Progress||Azmat Begg||329||1.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Nicola S. Davies||6,991||34.2||26.1|
|National Front||Jim W. Starkey||805||3.9||New|
|English Democrat||Mark K. Wheatley||277||1.4||New|
|Christian Vote||George Hargreaves||90||0.4||New|
|Conservative||Debbie A. Lewis||5,283||20.0||4.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Charles Dow||2,147||8.1||0.4|
|People's Justice||Perwaz Hussain||561||2.1||New|
|Socialist Labour||Dennis Cridge||284||1.1||New|
|UKIP||Harvey B. Vivian||275||1.0||0.9|
|Muslim Party||Ayub Khan||125||0.5||New|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Hadyn Thomas||2,891||8.5||0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Sean Hagan||3,740||9.2||5.2|
|National Front||Eddy Whicker||370||0.9||New|
Elections in the 1980s
|National Front||Norman Tomkinson||529||1.3|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
- In the same way as by-election in Leicester South, held on the same day by the Labour Party
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