Birmingham Yardley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°28′N 1°49′W / 52.46°N 1.82°W / 52.46; -1.82

Birmingham, Yardley
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Birmingham, Yardley in Birmingham.
Outline map
Location of Birmingham within England.
County West Midlands
Electorate 73,261 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of Parliament John Hemming (Liberal Democrat)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Birmingham, Yardley is a constituency[n 1] of part of the city of Birmingham represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by John Hemming of the Liberal Democrats.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

Yardley area committee district and is coterminous with the seat which covers an area of the south-east of Birmingham with and on the boundaries of Solihull. It borders the parliamentary constituencies of Solihull, Meriden, Birmingham Hall Green and Birmingham Hodge Hill.

Latest boundary review[edit]

Following the review of parliamentary representation in Birmingham and the West Midlands by the Boundary Commission for England, as of the 2010 general election the redrawn Birmingham Yardley constituency comprises four electoral wards of the City of Birmingham:

Members of Parliament[edit]

From creation in 1918 until the 2005 general election, the MP elected for Birmingham Yardley was on all but three occasions a member of the party winning the general election, making it a bellwether seat. Exceptions were Labour wins on the local level compared to Conservative wins nationally in 1951, 1955 and 1992.

Election Member[2] Party
1918 Alfred Roger Jephcott Coalition Conservative
1929 Archibald George Gossling Labour
1931 Edward William Salt Conservative
1945 Wesley Perrins Labour
1950 Henry Usborne Labour
1959 Leonard Cleaver Conservative
1964 Ioan Evans Labour Co-operative
1970 Derek Coombs Conservative
Feb 1974 Syd Tierney Labour
1979 David Gilroy Bevan Conservative
1992 Estelle Morris Labour
2005 John Hemming Liberal Democrat

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Birmingham Yardley[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Hemming 16,162 39.6 −2.5
Labour Lynnette Kelly 13,160 32.2 −2.5
Conservative Meirion Jenkins 7,836 19.2 +8.6
BNP Tanya Lumby 2,153 5.3 +0.1
UKIP Graham Duffen 1,190 2.9 +1.8
National Front Paul Morris 349 0.9 +0.5
Majority 3,002 7.3
Turnout 40,850 56.5 +2.0

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Hemming 13,648 46.4 +8.1
Labour Jayne Innes 10,976 37.3 −9.6
Conservative Paul Uppal 2,970 10.1 −3.0
BNP Robert Purcell 1,523 5.2 N/A
UKIP Mohammed Yaqub 314 1.1 0.0
Majority 2,672 9.1
Turnout 29,431 57.7 +0.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing −8.8
General Election 2001: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Estelle Morris 14,085 46.9 −0.1
Liberal Democrat John Hemming 11,507 38.3 +5.4
Conservative Barrie Roberts 3,941 13.1 −4.7
UKIP Alan Ware 329 1.1 +0.7
Socialist Labour Colin Wren 151 0.5 N/A
Majority 2,578 8.6
Turnout 30,011 57.2 −13.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Estelle Morris 17,778 47.0 +12.1
Liberal Democrat John Hemming 12,463 33.0 +2.8
Conservative Anne Jobson 6,736 17.8 −16.7
UKIP Alan Ware 164 0.4 N/A
Majority 5,315 14.3 +13.9
Turnout 37,141 71.2 −6.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Birmingham Yardley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Estelle Morris 14,884 34.9 −1.7
Conservative David Gilroy Bevan 14,722 34.5 −8.1
Liberal Democrat John Hemming 12,899 30.2 +9.6
National Front Miss Pauline Read 192 0.4 N/A
Majority 162 0.4 −5.6
Turnout 42,697 78.0 +4.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Gilroy Bevan 17,931 42.6
Labour Geoffrey Edge 15,409 36.6
Liberal L. Smith 8,734 20.8
Majority 2,522 6.0
Turnout 73.9
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Gilroy Bevan 17,986 43.20
Labour R.D. Godsiff 15,121 35.32
Social Democrat D. Bennett 8,109 19.48
National Front R. Jones 415 1.00
Majority 2,865 6.88
Turnout 72.14
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Gilroy Bevan 20,193 47.56
Labour Syd Tierney 19,029 44.81
Liberal S.M. Anderson 2,491 5.87
National Front H. Challendar 749 1.76
Majority 1,164 2.74
Turnout 73.75
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election October 1974: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syd Tierney 20,834 48.3
Conservative Derek Coombs 16,664 38.6
Liberal J. Aldridge 4,518 10.5
National Front H. Challendar 1,034 2.4
More Prosperous Britain Thomas Keen 111 0.3
Majority 4,170 9.66
Turnout 73.09
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syd Tierney 20,580 44.62
Conservative Derek Coombs 18,633 40.40
Liberal J. Aldridge 6,912 14.99
Majority 1,947 4.22
Turnout 78.72
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1970: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Coombs 21,827 50.14
Labour Co-op Ioan Evans 21,707 49.86
Majority 120 0.28
Turnout 69.70
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ioan Evans 25,568 56.35
Conservative Leonard Cleaver 19,809 43.65
Majority 5,759 12.69
Turnout 77.62
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Ioan Evans 22,788 50.19
Conservative Leonard Cleaver 22,619 49.81
Majority 169 0.37
Turnout 77.05
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Cleaver 23,482 51.52
Labour Henry Usborne 22,097 48.48
Majority 1,385 3.04
Turnout 77.08
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1955: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Usborne 23,722 53.52
Conservative P.W. Holland 20,598 46.48
Majority 3,124 7.05
Turnout 75.02
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Usborne 22,800 53.15
Conservative A.E. Shaw 20,099 46.85
Majority 2,701 6.30
Turnout 82.51
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Usborne 22,342 51.16
Conservative G. Matthews 18,431 42.20
Liberal A.S. Ritchie 2,553 5.85
Communist J. Falconer 347 0.79
Majority 3,911 8.96
Turnout 84.32
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wesley Perrins 33,835 60.49
Conservative Edward William Salt 16,514 29.53
Liberal C.F. Middleton 5,583 9.98
Majority 17,321 30.97
Turnout 69.21
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward William Salt 25,717 57.67
Labour C. Jarman 18,879 42.33
Majority 6,838 15.33
Turnout 65.22
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1931: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward William Salt 32,061 65.19
Labour Archibald Gossling 16,640 33.83
New Party EJ Bartleet 479 0.97
Majority 15,421 31.36
Turnout 76.70
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Archibald Gossling 23,956 48.8 +2.0
Conservative Edward William Salt 19,590 39.9 -13.3
Liberal C A Beaumont 5,500 11.2 N/A
Majority 4,366 8.9
Turnout 49,046
Labour gain from Conservative
General Election 1924: Birmingham Yardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alfred Jephcott 16,149 53.2
Labour Archibald Gossling 14,184 46.8
Majority 1,965 6.5
Turnout 30,333
Conservative hold

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.
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