Birmingham City Council elections

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One third of Birmingham City Council in the West Midlands, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 120 councillors have been elected from 40 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 2012–present
No overall control 2003–2012
Labour 1984 - 2003
Conservative 1982 - 1984
Labour 1980 - 1982
No overall control 1979 - 1980
Conservative 1976 - 1979
No overall control 1975 - 1976
Labour 1973 - 1975

Council elections[edit]

Result maps[edit]


By-election results[edit]

2013-2017[edit]

Resignation of Labour Cllr Sam Burden.

Hall Green By-Election, 4th May 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Liz Clements 3,138
Liberal Democrat Tanveer Choudhry 1,889
Conservative Obaid Khan 1,683
UKIP Alan Blumenthal 462
Green Gareth Courage 307
Majority 1,249
Turnout 7,479 39

Labour initially selected Alison Gove-Humphries as their candidate, however she was deselected after 5 days as she was found to have shared anti-Semitic material on her social media. Subsequently, she was replaced with Liz Clements.


Death of Lib Dem Cllr Ray Hassall.[4]

Perry Barr By-Election, 4th May 2017[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jan Morriam 2,387
Labour Mohammed Hanif 2,156
Conservative Minu Sungu 558
Green Matthew Ford 314
Majority 231
Turnout 5,415 33.7


Resignation of Labour Cllr Cath Grundy.

Kingstanding By-Election, 13th February 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gary Sambrook 1,571 47.0 Increase 7.3
Labour Lorraine Owen 1,433 42.8 Decrease 6.9
UKIP Roger Tempest 266 7.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Graham Lippiatt 43 1.3 Decrease 0.7
National Front Terry Williams 33 1.0 Increase 0.2
Majority 138 4.1
Turnout 3,355 19
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2009-2013[edit]

Sparkbrook by-election 10 November 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Victoria Quinn 3,932 56.7 Increase 6.9
Respect Mohammed Ishtiaq 2,301 33.2 Decrease 5.6
Liberal Democrat Adil Rashid 395 5.7 Decrease 0.8
Green Peter Tinsley 179 2.6 Increase 0.4
Conservative Sahar Rezazadeh 133 1.9 Decrease 0.8
Majority 1,631 23.5
Turnout 6,965 33
Labour gain from Respect Swing
Sutton New Hall By-Election 22 October 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Barrie 1,633 58.3 Decrease 8.8
Labour Robert Pocock 505 18.0 Increase 5.6
UKIP Maddy Westrop 344 12.3 Increase 12.3
Liberal Democrat Robert Hardware 319 11.4 Increase 2.7
Majority 1,128 40.3
Turnout 2,801 15.9
Conservative hold Swing
Sparkbrook By-Election 17 September 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Respect Shokat Ali 2,495 39.6 Decrease 7.0
Labour Mohammed Azim 2,228 35.4 Decrease 1.3
Conservative Abdul Kadir 799 12.7 Increase 7.5
Liberal Democrat Naeem Qureshi 506 8.0 Increase 1.5
Green Charles Alldrick 213 3.4 Increase 3,4
Independent Sakander Mahmood 55 0.9 Increase 0.9
Majority 267 4.2
Turnout 6,296 32.3
Respect hold Swing
Lozells and East Handsworth By-Election 4 June 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hendrina Quinnen 3,018 42.2 Increase 31.1
Liberal Democrat Sabirul Islam 2,000 28.0 Increase 15.1
Conservative Raja Khan 1,622 22.7 Decrease 22.9
Green Ankaret Harmer 297 4.2 Decrease 8.6
UKIP Melvin Ward 208 2.9 Increase 2.9
Majority 1,018 14.2
Turnout 7,145 38.8
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Brandwood By-Election 20 September 2007[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Leddy 1,998 42.7 Increase 9.1
Conservative Ken Axford 1,663 35.6 Decrease 4.2
BNP Robert Purcell 290 6.2 Decrease 2.7
Liberal Democrat Brian Peace 285 6.1 Decrease 4.9
Green Anna Masters 193 4.1 Decrease 2.6
Independent Frank Chance 157 3.4 Increase 3.4
UKIP Francois Jones 64 1.4 Increase 1.4
New Nationalist Party Keith Axon 25 0.5 Increase 0.5
Majority 335 7.1
Turnout 4,675 26.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Tyburn By-Election 8 September 2005[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynda Clinton 1,451 52.4 Increase 19.3
Conservative Gerald Brien 982 35.5 Increase 12.5
Liberal Democrat John Line 334 12.1 Decrease 4.3
Majority 469 16.9
Turnout 2,767 15.0
Labour hold Swing
Aston By-Election 28 July 2005 (3)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ayoub Khan 2,081
Liberal Democrat Abdul Aziz 2,044
Liberal Democrat Abdul Khalique 1,905
Labour Ziaul Islam 1,896
Labour Anthony Kennedy 1,843
Labour Changese Khan 1,578
Conservative Raja Iqbal 282
Green Anna Dunstan 182
Conservative David Williams-Masinda 166
Conservative Mohammed Mushtaq 148
Turnout 12,125 25.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Bordesley Green By-Election 28 July 2005 (3)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
People's Justice Shaukat Ali 2,241
Labour Shafique Shah 2,183
People's Justice Saeed Mohammed 2,065
People's Justice Choudhry Ullah 2,041
Labour Zulfiqar Khan 2,009
Labour Stewart Stacey 1,875
Liberal Democrat Qamar Nawaz 1,372
Liberal Democrat Nazar Hussain 1,117
Liberal Democrat Azad Aslam 1,058
Green Alan Clawley 314
Conservative David Fazakerley 251
Conservative Mohammed Shariff-Malik 154
Conservative Jasbir Singh 153
Turnout 16,833 31.3
People's Justice gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
People's Justice gain from Labour Swing
Moseley & Kings Heath By-Election 5 May 2005[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Henley 4,162 37.4 Increase 7.3
Liberal Democrat Zaman Khan 3,898 35.1 Increase 4.0
Conservative Barry Hands 1,889 16.9 Steady
Green Stuart Masters 1,184 10.6 Increase 5.7
Majority 264 2.3
Turnout 11,133 61.1
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Stockland Green By-Election 20 November 2003[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah-Jayne Plant 1,377 43.0 Decrease 4.0
Liberal Democrat Anthony Foley 759 23.7 Increase 5.0
Conservative Derek Green 512 16.0 Decrease 6.0
BNP Robert Purcell 503 15.7 Increase 15.7
Socialist Alliance Maria Werson 48 1.5 Increase 1.5
Majority 618 19.3
Turnout 3,199 18.1
Labour hold Swing
Hodge Hill By-Election 28 February 2002[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour ' 1,172 42.5 Increase 13.7
Conservative 1,044 37.9 Decrease 15.1
Liberal Democrat 287 10.4 Decrease 7.8
UKIP 255 9.2 Increase 9.2
Majority 128 4.6
Turnout 2,758 15.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Kingsbury By-Election 11 October 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Sharpe 1,113 57.2 Increase 5.5
Conservative Craig Smeaton 679 34.9 Decrease 4.0
Liberal Democrat Emily Rohaise 105 5.4 Decrease 4.1
Socialist Alliance Steven Godward 37 1.9 Increase 1.9
UKIP Alan Ware 13 0.7 Increase 0.7
Majority 434 22.3
Turnout 1,947 16.6
Labour hold Swing
Fox Hollies By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Matthew Redmond 4,311 52.5 Increase 20.2
Liberal Democrat Penelope Wagg 2,838 34.6 Decrease 23.1
Conservative Paul Burke 1,010 12.3 Increase 0.2
Majority 1,473 17.9
Turnout 8,159 48.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Stockland Green By-Election 15 July 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour ' 1,369 70.2 Increase 9.9
Conservative 432 22.1 Decrease 0.6
Justice for the Elderly 229 11.7 Increase 6.7
Liberal Democrat 148 7.6 Decrease 4.4
Majority 937 48.1
Turnout 2,178 12.0
Labour hold Swing
Harborne By-Election 11 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative ' 2,719 53.4 Increase 8.5
Labour 1,859 36.5 Decrease 6.8
Liberal Democrat 420 8.2 Decrease 1.3
Green 96 1.9 Decrease 0.4
Majority 860 16.9
Turnout 5,094 29.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Aston By-Election 10 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour ' 2,623 80.2 Increase 16.0
Liberal Democrat 426 13.0 Increase 5.6
Conservative 221 6.8 Decrease 4.9
Majority 2,197 67.2
Turnout 3,270
Labour hold Swing
King's Norton By-Election 10 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour ' 1,731 64.9 Increase 3.5
Conservative 700 26.3 Decrease 1.5
Liberal Democrat 184 6.9 Decrease 4.0
BNP 50 1.9 Increase 1.9
Majority 1,031 38.6
Turnout 2,665 16.4
Labour hold Swing

1993-1997[edit]

Acocks Green By-Election 30 January 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat ' 3,134 59.9
Labour 1,626 31.1
Conservative 407 7.8
UKIP 60 1.1
Majority 1,508 26.1
Turnout 5,227 26.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Yardley By-Election 7 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat ' 3,285 67.4
Labour 1,191 24.5
Conservative
Majority 2,094 42.9
Turnout 4,871 27.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections and Voting". Birmingham City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Birmingham council". BBC Online. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Lord Mayor Ray Hassall dies suddenly aged 74". 12 March 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Candidates announced for Hall Green and Perry Barr by-elections". 5 April 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  6. ^ http://birminghamnewsroom.com/sparkbrook-by-election-result-2/
  7. ^ "Less than one in six vote as Tories win Sutton Coldfield by-election". Birmingham Post. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  8. ^ "Postal vote fraud rocks Birmingham by-election in Sparkbrook". Birmingham Post. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  9. ^ "Results of BCC by-election for Lozells and East Handsworth Ward". Birmingham City Council. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-09-25. [dead link]
  10. ^ Elkes, Neil (2007-09-21). "Labour in control after by-election". Birmingham Mail. p. 3. 
  11. ^ "Tyburn win for Labour". Birmingham Post. 2005-09-09. p. 1. 
  12. ^ a b Mulholland, Hélène (2005-07-29). "Big losses for Labour in council election re-runs". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  13. ^ "Election 2005: City ward retained". Birmingham Post. 2005-05-07. p. 3. 
  14. ^ "Seat held". Birmingham Mail. 2003-11-22. p. 6. 
  15. ^ "Labour gains ahead of May local polls". London: guardian.co.uk. 2002-03-01. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 

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