Birmingham Erdington (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°31′N 1°52′W / 52.51°N 1.87°W / 52.51; -1.87

Birmingham, Erdington
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Birmingham, Erdington in Birmingham.
Outline map
Location of Birmingham within England.
County West Midlands
Electorate 67,598 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Jack Dromey (Labour)
Number of members One
1918 (1918)1955 (1955)
Number of members One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Birmingham, Erdington is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Jack Dromey of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat is ethnically diverse and well developed, has quite considerable social housing and has a high proportion of adults of working age in relation to the West Midlands as a whole in a low income bracket.[2] Since the seat was recreated in 1974 Labour MPs have been elected, although Conservative candidates reduced the majority to three figures in 1979 and 1983.

Boundaries[edit]

In the north-east of the city of Birmingham, this is a mix of council estates, some of which are now private homes under the Right to Buy, the large Kingstanding estate being an example, and generally more affluent suburbs which are private housing particularly towards the Sutton Coldfield border in Erdington itself, the strongest Conservative ward in the seat.[3] Spanning to the city's green borders, the area includes for example Birmingham Spaghetti Junction motorway junction.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Birmingham and the West Midlands, the Boundary Commission for England have created a modified Birmingham, Erdington constituency with the following wards:

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1918–1955[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1918 Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland Conservative
1929 Charles James Simmons Labour
1931 John Frederick Eales Conservative
1936 by-election John Allan Cecil Wright Conservative
1945 Julius Silverman Labour
1955 constituency abolished

MPs since 1974[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1974 Julius Silverman Labour
1983 Robin Corbett Labour
2001 Siôn Simon Labour
2010 Jack Dromey Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Birmingham Erdington[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Dromey 14,869 41.8 −11.1
Conservative Robert J.C. Alden 11,592 32.6 +9.7
Liberal Democrat Ann L. Holtom 5,742 16.2 +0.3
BNP Kevin McHugh 1,815 5.1 +0.4
UKIP Maria T. Foy 842 2.4 +0.0
Independent Tony Tomkins 240 0.7 N/A
National Front Terry Williams 229 0.6 -0.5
Christian Timothy J. Gray 217 0.6 N/A
Majority 3,277 9.2
Turnout 35,546 53.5 +5.1
Labour hold Swing −10.4

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Siôn Simon 16,810 53.0 −3.8
Conservative Mrs. Victoria T. Elvidge 7,235 22.8 −1.4
Liberal Democrat Jerry Evans 5,027 15.8 +4.0
BNP Sharon Ebanks 1,512 4.8 N/A
UKIP Rannal L. Hepburn 746 2.3 +0.6
National Front Terry Williams 416 1.3 −0.9
Majority 9,575 30.2
Turnout 31,746 48.9 +2.3
Labour hold Swing −1.2
General Election 2001: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Siôn Simon 17,375 56.8 −2.0
Conservative Oliver A.W. Lodge 7,413 24.2 −3.3
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Sandra Johnson 3,602 11.8 +1.6
National Front Michael P. Shore 681 2.2 N/A
Socialist Alliance Steven J. Goddard 669 2.2 N/A
UKIP Mark Nattrass 521 1.7 N/A
Socialist Labour Mrs. Judith Sambrook-Marshall 343 1.1 N/A
Majority 9,962 32.6
Turnout 30,604 46.6 −14.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robin Corbett 23,764 58.8 +8.4
Conservative Anthony C. Tomkins 11,107 27.5 −10.0
Liberal Democrat Ian A.G. Garrett 4,112 10.2 −1.8
Referendum Party Geoff Cable 1,424 3.5 N/A
Majority 12,657 31.3 +18.4
Turnout 40,407 60.8 +1.6
Labour hold Swing +9.2
General Election 1992: Birmingham Erdington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robin Corbett 18,549 50.5 +4.6
Conservative Stanley N. Hope 13,814 37.6 −1.7
Liberal Democrat Dr. John R.B. Campbell 4,398 12.0 N/A
Majority 4,735 12.9 +6.2
Turnout 36,761 70.1 +1.6
Labour hold Swing +3.1

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robin Corbett 17,037 45.9 +6.1
Conservative Paul J. Johnston 14,570 39.2 +0.1
Social Democrat Neil Biddlestone 5,530 14.9 −6.2
Majority 2,467 6.6 +6.0
Turnout 37,137 68.5 +1.5
Labour hold Swing +3.1
General Election 1983: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robin Corbett 14,930 39.8 −6.2
Conservative Daniel Moylan 14,699 39.2 −5.3
Social Democrat C. Barber 7,915 21.1 N/A
Majority 231 0.6 −0.9
Turnout 37,554 67.0 +1.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julius Silverman 20,105 46.0 −5.5
Conservative J.E.C. Alden 19,425 44.5 +13.4
Liberal H.J. Duffy 3,487 8.0 −6.2
National Front F Hastilow 687 1.6 −1.7
Majority 680 1.6 −18.8
Turnout 43,704 67.9 +2.4
Labour hold Swing −9.5
General Election October 1974: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julius Silverman 22,160 51.5 +2.7
Conservative J.E.C. Alden 13,383 31.1 −3.0
Liberal J. Mills 6,119 14.2 −0.6
National Front Thomas M. Finnegan 1,413 3.3 +0.9
Majority 8,777 20.4 +5.7
Turnout 43,075 65.5 −6.8
Labour hold Swing +2.9
General Election February 1974: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julius Silverman 22,978 48.7 N/A
Conservative J.E.C. Alden 16,050 34.0 N/A
Liberal P.T. Humphrey 6,991 14.8 N/A
National Front Thomas M. Finnegan 1,145 2.4 N/A
Majority 6,928 14.7 N/A
Turnout 47,164 72.3 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1951: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julius Silverman 29,561 53.1 +1.3
Conservative D.H. Broome 26,153 46.9 +4.7
Majority 3,408 6.1 −3.5
Turnout 55,714 82.6 −0.8
Labour hold Swing −1.7
General Election 1950: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julius Silverman 29,252 51.77 −9.0
Conservative D.H. Broome 23,842 42.2 +3.0
Liberal S.A. Fitzgerald 3,408 6.0 N/A
Majority 5,410 9.57 −15.5
Turnout 56,502 83.4 +14.4
Labour hold Swing −6.0

ElectionS in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julius Silverman 34,786 60.8 +23.4
Conservative J.A.C. Wright 22,457 39.2 −19.1
Majority 12,329 21.5
Turnout 57,243 69.0 +3.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +31.3

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

By-election 1936: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Allan Cecil Cecil-Wright 27,068 56.5 −1.8
Labour Charles Simmons 20,834 43.5 +6.1
Majority 6,234 13.0
Turnout 47,902
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Frederick Eales 27,716 58.3 −2.8
Labour Charles Simmons 17,757 37.4 +5.5
Independent H.C. Bell 2,050 4.3 N/A
Majority 9,959 21.0
Turnout 47,523 65.5 −1.1
Conservative hold Swing −4.2
General Election 1931: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Frederick Eales 35,672 68.1
Labour Charles Simmons 16,767 31.9
Majority 18,996 36.3
Turnout 52,439 77.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ 2001 Census
  3. ^ Ordnance survey website
  4. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll 2010
  6. ^ Birmingham City Council: General Election 2010
  7. ^ "Birmingham Erdington". Election 2010. BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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