Birmingham Hodge Hill by-election, 2004
A by-election was held for the United Kingdom Parliament seat of Birmingham Hodge Hill, on 15 July, the same day as the Leicester South by-election. The by-election was called following the resignation of the sitting MP, Terry Davis, on 22 June 2004. Davis had been appointed as Secretary General of the Council of Europe
The area has had a Labour MP since the 1950 general election, the only break being a Conservative Party victory at a 1977 by-election for the Birmingham Stechford constituency. Stechford returned to Labour at the 1979 general election.
At the by-election, the seat was retained by the Labour Party, and Liam Byrne became the MP, but with a vastly reduced majority with the seat becoming a marginal. The Liberal Democrat candidate Nicola Davies increased her party's share of the vote by over 26% and was only 460 votes behind.
The by-election was heavily contested by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, with both parties alleging "dirty tricks" by the other.
Turnout was 37.89%.
|Liberal Democrat||Nicola Davies||6,991||34.2||+26.1|
|National Front||Jim Starkey||805||3.9|
|English Democrats||Mark Wheatley||277||1.4|
|Christian Vote||Rev. George Hargreaves||90||0.4|
From the 2001 general election.
|Liberal Democrat||Charles Dow||2,147||8.1||-0.4|
|People's Justice||Perwaz Hussain||561||2.1|
|Socialist Labour||Dennis Cridge||284||1.1|
|Muslim Party||Ayub Khan||125||0.5|
-  Sessional Information Digest 2003-04, Hansard
- Nick Cohen (22 August 2004). "The Ghost of Enoch". The Observer. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 2001-2005 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-10-05.