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]

Birmingham City Council election: Aston Ward - 22 May 2014

Electorate
Turnout

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ziaul Islam 4175 68.7 +18.2
Liberal Democrat Sham Uddin 1341 22.0 -22.2
Conservative Thomas Pike 452 7.4 +5.4
Independent Abdusalam bin Smith 108 1.7 -0.4%
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Birmingham City Council election: Aston Ward - 3 May 2012

Electorate
Turnout

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nagina Kauser 3567 50.5 -11.9
Liberal Democrat Ayoub Khan 3123 44.2 +14.3
Independent Abdusalam bin Smith 145 2.1 -
Conservative Ian Colpman 138 2.0 -2.2
Green Ankaret Harmer 94 1.3 -1.6
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Birmingham City Council election: Aston Ward - 5 May 2011

Electorate 19,982
Turnout 36.6%,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Muhammad Afzal 4,562 62.4 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Monhammed Hanif 2,187 29.9 -3.5
Conservative Adam Felman 304 4.2 -1.2
Green Aby Alamgir 209 2.9 +0.6
Majority 2,375
Labour hold Swing
Birmingham City Council election: Aston Ward - 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 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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