Birmingham Sparkbrook (UK Parliament constituency)

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Birmingham Sparkbrook
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Midlands
Number of members One
Replaced by Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath

Birmingham, Sparkbrook was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was partly replaced by the new Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency.



1983-1997: The City of Birmingham wards of Fox Hollies, Sparkbrook, and Sparkhill.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The seat's most high-profile MP was Roy Hattersley, who represented it for over 30 years and was Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1983 to 1992. He retired in 1997, and his old seat was abolished, the replacement constituency being won by Roger Godsiff.

Election Member Party[1]
1918 Leo Amery Coalition Conservative
1922 Conservative
1945 Percy Shurmer Labour
1959 Leslie Seymour Conservative
1964 Roy Hattersley Labour
1997 constituency abolished: see Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath


Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Birmingham Sparkbrook [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Rt Hon. Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery) 15,867 46.2
Labour A. Young 12,875 37.4
Liberal Thomas Foater Duggan 5,645 16.4
Majority 2,992 8.8
Unionist hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Birmingham Sparkbrook[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Hattersley 22,116 64.1 +3.2
Conservative Mohammed J. Khamisa 8,544 24.8 −0.9
Liberal Democrat David J. Parry 3,028 8.8 −2.5
Green Charles J. Alldrick 833 2.4 +0.9
Majority 13,572 39.3 +4.2
Turnout 34,521 66.8 +3.3
Labour hold Swing +2.1


  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 89. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  3. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.