John Birmingham (politician)

John Birmingham (born 1953) is a British-born Falkland Islands politician who served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Stanley constituency from a by-election in 2008 until the 2009 general election. Birmingham was elected as a Member of the Legislative Council, which was reconstituted into the Legislative Assembly with the implementation of the 2009 Constitution. He was previously a Member of the Legislative Council from 19942005.[1]


John Birmingham
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly
for Stanley
In office
3 January 2008  5 November 2009
Preceded byRichard Davies
Succeeded byDick Sawle
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Council
for Stanley
In office
15 December 1994  17 November 2005
Preceded byCharles Kennleyside
Succeeded byAndrea Clausen
Personal details
Born1953 (age 6768)
Salford, Lancashire
NationalityFalkland Islander
Political partyNonpartisan
Spouse(s)Louise
Alma materChichester College

Birmingham was born in England and educated at Chichester College. At the age of seventeen, he joined the British Merchant Navy. Four years later he left the Navy and travelled to the Falklands to work on a Camp sheep farm. After touring mainland South America, he returned to the islands where he married Louise, and in 1988 the couple moved to Stanley.[1]

Birmingham was first elected to the Legislative Council in a 1994 by-election and was re-elected in 1997 and 2001, but lost his seat in 2005. He returned to the Legislative Council at a by-election in 2008 to fill the seat left vacant by Richard Davies, but he lost his seat again in the 2009 general election.[2]