Aston (Birmingham ward)

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Ward description[edit]

The ward covers an area of north east Birmingham, including the districts of Aston.

Ward demographics[edit]

From the census of 2001:[1]

  • White British - 26.00%
  • White Irish - 2.58%
  • White Other - 0.87%
  • Asian or Asian British - 42.41%
  • Black or Black British - 21.51%
  • Mixed - 3.69%
  • Chinese or other - 2.02%

Ward history[edit]

The ward was created in 1911, when Birmingham gained the Aston Manor Urban District. As a typical inner city ward, which tends to lose population the boundaries have been altered on a number of occasions.


Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

2010s[edit]

22 May 2014

Electorate
Turnout

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ziaul Islam
Liberal Democrat Sham Uddin
Conservative Thomas Pike
Independent Abdusalam Smith
Majority
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
6 May 2010

Electorate 19,877
Turnout 53.1%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ziaul Islam 5,683 54.8%
Liberal Democrat Sham Uddin 3,360 32.4%
Conservative Gareth Moore 564 5.4%
Independent Abdusalam Smith 321 3.1%
Green Alan Bale 242 2.3%
Majority 2,323 22.4%
Labour hold Swing

2000s[edit]

1 May 2008

Electorate 18,899
Turnout 29.0%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ayoub Khan 2,769 38.6%
Labour Amjad Hussain 2,417 33.7%
Respect Abdul Aziz[disambiguation needed] 1,406 19.6%
Conservative Tom Nyeko Olam 206 2.9%
Green David Goley 118 1.6%
UKIP Abdul Azad 113 1.6%
BNP Alan Chamberlain 105 1.5%
Majority 252 4.9%
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
3 May 2007

Electorate
Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative  %
Labour  %
Liberal  %
Independent  %
Majority  %
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
4 May 2006

Electorate
Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative  %
Labour  %
Liberal  %
Independent  %
Majority  %
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
6 May 2004

Electorate
Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative  %
Labour  %
Liberal  %
Independent  %
Majority  %
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
1 May 2003

Electorate 16,985
Turnout 29.0%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat A Khan 2,467 50.1%
Labour A Malik 1,868 38.0%
Conservative G Khan 560 11.4%
Majority 599 12.1%
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
2 May 2002

Electorate 16,983
Turnout 16.1%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Kennedy 2,347 86.1%
Labour N Ahmed 1,734 63.6%
Liberal Democrat M Monu 499 18.3%
People's Justice Z Ahmed 383 14.0%
Conservative G Khan 325 11.9%
Independent M Miah 164 6.0%
Majority 1,848 & 1,235 67.8% & 45.3%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
4 May 2000

Electorate 16,945
Turnout 26.1%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Afzal 2,245 50.8%
Independent A Bahar 1,240 28.0%
Conservative M Shaw 635 14.4%
Liberal Democrat S Dad 265 6.0%
Majority 1,005 22.8%
Labour hold Swing

1990s[edit]

6 May 1999

Electorate 17,180
Turnout 27.4%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Iftikhar 2,319 49.2%
Independent G Miah 1,361 28.9%
Conservative A Choudhury 366 7.8%
Independent M Rahman 228 4.8%
Liberal Democrat U Shariff-Sliame 205 4.4%
Independent J Foster 164 3.5%
Majority 958 20.3%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
7 May 1998

Electorate 17,023
Turnout 20.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Kennedy 2,504 71.1%
Conservative O Shariff 656 18.6%
Independent J Foster 334 9.5%
Majority 1,848 52.5%
Labour hold Swing
2 May 1996

Electorate 17,364
Turnout 63.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Winters 457 11.6%
Labour M Afzal 2,511 63.7%
Conservative C Winters 457 11.6%
Independent J Foster 365 9.3%
Independent O Shariff 291 7.4%
Liberal Democrat S Horvat-Marcovic 288 7.3%
Majority 2,054 52.1%
Labour hold Swing
4 May 1995

Electorate 17,649
Turnout 26.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Stacey 3,468 73.6%
Conservative R Li 499 10.6%
Independent O SHariff 281 6.0%
Liberal Democrat S Horvat-Marcovic 278 5.9%
Green P Slatter 130 2.8%
Majority  %
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
5 May 1994

Electorate 17,334
Turnout 33.5%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Chauhan 3,401 58.6%
Conservative A Choudhury 1,619 27.9%
Liberal Democrat S Horvat-Marcovic 399 6.9%
Green A Clawley 388 6.7%
Majority 2,782 30.7%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
7 May 1992

Electorate 17,867
Turnout 23.2%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Afzal 2,514 60.7%
Conservative Z Mian 894 21.6%
Liberal Democrat D Bennett 433 10.4%
Green A Clawley 231 5.6%
Independent K Tunaley 65 1.6%
Majority  %
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
2 May 1991

Electorate 17,809
Turnout 31.9%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Stacey 3,827 67.4%
Conservative Z Mian 840 14.8%
Liberal Democrat D Bennett 598 10.5%
Green H Clawley 376 6.6%
Majority  %
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
3 May 1990

Electorate 17,506
Turnout 36.9%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Carless 5,024 77.8%
Conservative N Kayani 618 9.6%
Liberal R Crosbee 433 6.7%
Green H Clawley 384 5.9%
Majority  %
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing

1980s[edit]

5 May 1988

Electorate 18,167
Turnout 30.6%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Afzal 4,338 78.0%
Conservative S Ratra 625 11.2%
Independent B Ali 464 8.3%
Independent S Singh 136 2,4%
Majority 3,713 66.8%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
7 May 1987

Electorate 18,621
Turnout 34.3%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Carter 4,517 70.7%
Liberal T Nightingale 871 13.6%
Conservative S Ratra 774 12.1%
Green G Grainger 219 3.4%
Majority 3,646 57.1%
Labour hold Swing
1 May 1986

Electorate 18,869
Turnout 31.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Carless 4,342 72.6%
Liberal G Crosbee 1,012 16.9%
Conservative C Harrison 515 8.6%
Majority 3,230 55.7%
Labour hold Swing
3 May 1984

Electorate 19,300
Turnout 32.3%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Afzal 3,949 63.3%
Liberal G Crosbee 1,580 25.3%
Conservative J Dad 701 11.2%
Majority 2,369 38.0%
Labour hold Swing
5 May 1983

Electorate 19,069
Turnout 38.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Carter 5,218 70.7%
Liberal S Anderson 1,170 15.9%
Conservative G Bayliss 939 12.7%
Majority 4,038 54.8%
Labour hold Swing
6 May 1982

Electorate 19,187
Turnout 35.9%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Carless 3,209 46.6%
Labour M Afzal 3,119 45.3%
Labour F Carter 3,038 44.1%
Liberal Paul Tilsley 2,546 37.0%
Liberal R Millichip 2,171 31.5%
Liberal M Sharpe 2,040 29.6%
Conservative G Bayliss 884 12.8%
Conservative M Price 695 10.1%
Conservative H Hordern 594 8.6%
Majority 663, 573 & 492 9.6%, 8.3% & 7.1%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

1970s[edit]

1 May 1980

Electorate
Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Eynon 1,702 51.6%
Liberal G Gopsill 1,413 42.8%
Conservative Z Saeed 185 5.6%
Majority 289 8.8%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
3 May 1979

Electorate 7,534
Turnout 62.6%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Carless 2,702 57.3%
Liberal G Hughes 1,483 31.4%
Conservative K Wooldridge 534 11.3%
Majority 1,219 25.9%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
4 May 1978

Electorate 7,715
Turnout 48.9%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Tilsley 1,919 50.8%
Labour E Carless 1,697 44.9%
Conservative J Spittle 160 4.2%
Majority 222 5.9%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Liberal hold Swing
6 May 1976

Electorate 7,533
Turnout 39.9%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal G Gopsill 1,387 46.1%
Labour E Carless 1,203 40.0%
Conservative J Kemp 252 8.4%
National Front C Driscoll 112 3.7%
Independent S Banner 38 1.3%
Majority 184 6.1%
Liberal hold Swing
1 May 1975

Electorate 7,635
Turnout 35.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal G Hughes 1,527 56.1%
Labour E Carless 944 34.7%
Conservative Wilkins 253 9.3%
Majority 583 21.4%
Liberal hold Swing
2 May 1974

Electorate 7,635
Turnout 35.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal G Hughes 1,527 56.1%
Labour E Carless 944 34.7%
Conservative Wilkins 253 9.3%
Majority 583 21.4%
Liberal hold Swing
3 May 1973

Electorate 7,736
Turnout 35.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Tilsley 2,000 72.4%
Liberal G Gopsill 1,884 68.2%
Liberal G Hughes 1,846 66.8%
Labour B Downey 743 26.9%
Labour F Deakin 727 26.3%
Labour J Brooke 677 24.5%
Conservative R Harris 127 4.6%
Conservative J Kemp 119 4.3%
Conservative S Wilkins 104 3.8%
Independent K Taylor 60 2.2%
Majority 1,257, 1,141 & 1,103 45.5%, 41.3% &39.9%
Liberal hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing
4 May 1972

Electorate 8,464
Turnout 37.1%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal G Gopsill 1,707 54.4%
Labour F Bagshaw 1,199 38.2%
Conservative R Jauncey 231 7.4%
Majority 508 16.2%
Liberal hold Swing
13 May 1971

Electorate 10,188
Turnout 36.8%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Tilsley 2,225 59.3%
Labour F Bagshaw 1,213 32.3%
Conservative F O’Brien 312 8.3%
Majority 1,012 27.0%
Liberal hold Swing
7 May 1970

Electorate 12,527
Turnout 22.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal H Minnis 1,151 40.5%
Labour Stan Yapp 1,128 39.6%
Conservative D Krause 433 15.2%
Independent A Shorthouse 133 4.7%
Majority 23 0.9%
Liberal gain from Labour Swing

1960s[edit]

8 May 1969

Electorate 14,033
Turnout 23.2%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal G Gopsill 1,894 58.1%
Labour E MacDonald 697 21.4%
Conservative F O’Brien 583 17.9%
Communist N Jelf 85 2.6%
Majority 1,197 36.7%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
9 May 1968

Electorate 15,070
Turnout 31.6%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Tilsley 2,475 52.0%
Conservative C Hamilton 1,118 23.5%
Labour F Gillespie 1,080 22.7%
Communist N Jelf 84 1.8%
Majority 1,357 28.5%
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
11 May 1967

Electorate 16,977
Turnout 20.5%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Styles 1,525 43.8%
Conservative F O’Brien 1,045 30.0%
Liberal Paul Tilsley 780 22.4%
Communist J Leishman 131 3.8%
Majority 480 13.8%
Labour hold Swing
12 May 1966

Electorate 17,605
Turnout 22.3%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E MacDonald 2,383 60.7%
Conservative F O’Brien 1,355 34.5%
Communist J Leishman 185 4.7%
Majority 1,028 26.2%
Labour hold Swing
13 May 1965

Electorate 17,996
Turnout 22.8%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Gillespie 2,077 50.5%
Conservative F O’Brien 1,696 41.3%
Liberal R Bourne 219 5.3%
Communist J Leishman 119 2.9%
Majority 381 9.2%
Labour hold Swing
7 May 1964

Electorate 18,062
Turnout 23.8%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F O’Brien 1,212 28.2%
Labour S Styles 2,888 67.2%
Communist J Leishman 197 4.6%
Majority 1,676 39.0%
Labour hold Swing
9 May 1963

Electorate 18.573
Turnout 23.9%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E MacDonald 3,107 70.1%
Conservative L Lanham 1,096 24.7%
Communist J Leishman 227 5.1%
Majority 2,111 45.4%
Labour hold Swing
10 May 1962

Electorate 19,129
Turnout 23.4%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Gillespie 2,775 61.9%
Conservative F Gillespie 1,140 25.4%
Liberal K Day 453 10.1%
Communist J Leishman 115 2.6%
Majority 1,635 36.5%
Labour hold Swing
11 May 1961

Electorate 17,176
Turnout 29.2%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Styles 3,099 61.9%
Conservative A Hinton 1,275 25.5%
Liberal G Wilson 482 9.6%
Communist J Leishman 153 3.1%
Majority 1,724 66.4%
Labour hold Swing
12 May 1960

Electorate 17,421
Turnout 20.1%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Hinton 1,332 38.1%
Labour E MacDonald 1,998 57.2%
Communist J Leishman 166 4.7%
Majority 666 19.1%
Labour hold Swing

1950s[edit]

14 May 1959

Electorate 17,808
Turnout 26.6%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Hinton 1,409 29.7%
Labour F Gillespie 3,161 66.7%
Communist J Leishman 167 3.5%
Majority 1,752 37.0%
Labour hold Swing
8 May 1958

Electorate 17,911
Turnout 31.0%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Styles 3,955 71.2%
Conservative A Gilroy Bevan 1,369 24.6%
Communist J Leishman 232 4.2%
Majority 2,586 46.6%
Labour hold Swing
9 May 1957

Electorate 17,899
Turnout 25.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Wood 3,156 68.6%
Conservative K Freshwater 1,292 28.1%
Communist J Leishman 153 3.3%
Majority 1,864 40.5%
Labour hold Swing
10 May 1956

Electorate 18,267
Turnout 27.3%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Gillespie 3,286 65.8%
Conservative K Freshwater 1,527 30.6%
Communist J Leishman 181 3.6%
Majority 1,759 35.2%
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Labour hold Swing
12 May 1955

Electorate 18,608
Turnout 32.1%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Whitehead 2.009 33.6%
Labour S Styles 3,812 63.8%
Communist J Leishman 153 2.6%
Majority 1,803 30.2%
Labour hold Swing
13 May 1954

Electorate 18,810
Turnout 32.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Wood 3,576 58.2%
Conservative R Freshwater 2,396 39.0%
Communist J Leishman 173 2.8%
Majority 1,180 19.2%
Labour hold Swing
7 May 1953

Electorate 19,145
Turnout 30.5%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Whitehead 1,834 31.4%
Labour F Gillespie 3,910 66.9%
Communist W Evans 100 1.7%
Majority 2,076 35.5%
Labour hold Swing
8 May 1952

Electorate 19,508
Turnout 39.2%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Styles 5,586 73.0%
Conservative C Whitehead 1,964 25.7%
Communist J Leishman 101 1.3%
Majority 3,622 47.3%
Labour hold Swing
10 May 1951

Electorate 19,572
Turnout 34.9%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Wood 3,720 54.4%
Conservative F Lennon 2,977 43.5%
Communist O Dorman 139 2.0%
Majority 743 10.9%
Labour hold Swing
11 May 1950

Electorate 19,709
Turnout 35.7%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H Watton 4,341 61.7%
Conservative F Lannon 2,577 36.6%
Communist J Leishman 117 1.7%
Majority 1,764 25.1%
Labour hold Swing

1940s[edit]

12 May 1949

Electorate 19,643
Turnout 45.0%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Moody 5,075 57.4%
Conservative I Shelley 3,769 42.6%
Majority 1,306 14.8%
Labour hold Swing
1 November 1947

Electorate 19,423
Turnout 42.9%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Wood 4,373 52.5%
Conservative D Heath 3,962 47.5%
Majority 411 5.0%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
2 November 1946

Electorate 18,858
Turnout 34.0%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H Watton 4,031 62.8%
Conservative W Blackwell 2,386 37.2%
Majority 1,645 25.6%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
3 November 1945

Electorate 18,224
Turnout 35.1 %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Moody 4,535 70.8%
Conservative H Farr 1,867 29.2%
Majority 2,668 41.6%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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