Birmingham Ladywood (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Birmingham, Ladywood in Birmingham.
Location of Birmingham within England.
|Electorate||74,008 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Shabana Mahmood (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||West Midlands|
- 1 Constituency profile
- 2 Boundaries
- 3 History
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
- 8 External links
In the recession of 2008–09, it was the first place in Britain where the claimant count rate of unemployment surpassed 10%, breaching that level in January 2009. Birmingham Ladywood is an area of Birmingham city centre along with the areas of Aston, Newtown, Lozells, Handsworth, Soho & Nechells. The area is one of the most multicultural in Birmingham and Britain. Ladywood has the highest unemployment rate in whole of the West Midlands, at just over 18% in July 2008 (by the international standardised measure, which is usually higher than the claimant count), compared with neighbouring Birmingham seats Perry Barr (8.1%), Sparkbrook and Small Heath (13.9%), and Yardley (7%).
The average house price in Ladywood is just under £155,000 making it much lower than the average house price of just over £288,000.
The constituency includes the entirety of Birmingham City Centre (Ladywood ward), as well as the highest deprivation city wards of Aston, Nechells and Soho, based on the indices of Multiple Deprivation. Aston University is in the seat, as are Birmingham's two league football clubs, Aston Villa and Birmingham City.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Birmingham and the West Midlands, the Boundary Commission for England has created a modified Ladywood constituency with the following electoral wards:
- Aston, Ladywood, Nechells and Soho.
The constituency has undergone several boundary changes since its creation in 1918 but has remained a safe Labour seat since the Second World War, with the exception of a by-election in 1969 when Wallace Lawler won the seat for the Liberal Party. The seat was regained for Labour by Doris Fisher at the 1970 general election.
The constituency's first MP was the future Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who transferred to the Edgbaston seat in 1929. Its current MP is Shabana Mahmood, one of the country's first three female Muslim MPs.
Members of Parliament
Clare Short elected as a Labour MP from the 1983 general election onwards resigned the Labour whip on 20 October 2006 and wished it to be known that she would continue to sit in the Commons as an Independent Labour MP and a true "Social Democrat".
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Liberal Democrat||Ayoub Khan||9,845||27.5||-1.9|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Liberal Democrat||Ayoub Khan||10,461||31.5||+23.3|
|General Election 2001: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Liberal Democrat||Mahmood Chaudhry||2,586||8.2||+0.3|
|People's Justice||Allah Ditta||2,112||6.7||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Surinder Virdee||443||1.4||N/A|
|Muslim Party||Mahmood Hussain||432||1.4||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||James Caffery||392||1.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Liberal Democrat||Sardul Singh Marwa||3,020||8.0||−0.2|
|Referendum Party||Ruth Gurney||1,086||2.9||N/A|
|National Democrats||Andrew Carmichael||685||1.8||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Conservative||Mrs Barbara Ashford||9,604||25.57||−5.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian L. Worth||3,068||8.17||−1.10|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Conservative||S T Lee||11,973||31.35||+4.27|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||G Sangha||3,532||9.27||N/A|
|General Election 1983: Birmingham Ladywood|
|Conservative||P le Hunte||10,248||27.08||+0.2|
|SDP–Liberal Alliance||K Hardeman||7,758||20.5||N/A|
|Stop Deportation of Black People||Baba Bakhtaura||355||0.94||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||R W Atkinson||198||0.52||N/A|
Elections in the 1970s
|General Election 1979: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Liberal||K G Hardeman||2,030||9.59||N/A|
|Birmingham Ladywood by-election, 1977|
|National Front||Anthony Reed Herbert||888||5.73||N/A|
|Socialist Unity||Raghib Ahsan||534||3.49||N/A|
|Independent Conservative||George Matthews||71||0.46||N/A|
|Reform Party||Peter Courtney||63||0.41||N/A|
|Air Road Public Safety||Bill Boaks||46||0.30||N/A|
|General Election October 1974: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|General Election February 1974: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|National Front||J.A.A. Davis||751||2.91|
|General Election 1970: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing|
Elections in the 1960s
|Birmingham Ladywood by-election, 1969|
|Conservative||Dr. Louis Glass||1,580||16.82||-0.54|
|British Movement||Colin Jordan||282||3.0||N/A|
|Liberal gain from Labour||Swing|
|General Election 1966: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|General Election 1964: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Conservative||T G John||5,879||36.8|
Elections in the 1950s
|General Election 1959: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Conservative||T G John||8,393||36.3|
|General Election 1955: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Conservative||P W Hodges||9,665||34.3|
|General Election 1951: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|General Election 1950: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Conservative||F M Bennett||16,071||38.6|
Elections in the 1940s
|General Election 1945: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
Elections in the 1930s
|General Election 1935: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|General Election 1931: Birmingham, Ladywood|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Residence-based unemployment rates by parliamentary constituency United Kingdom, June 2008 House of Commons research paper
- BBC News
- "Unemployment in graphics". Recession tracker (BBC News). 18 March 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2009.
- Adetunji, Jo; Tran, Mark (7 May 2010). "General election 2010: first female Muslim MPs elected". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll 2010
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Birmingham Ladywood". BBC News.
- "UK General Election results May 1997". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 1 May 1992. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
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