Birmingham Stechford (UK Parliament constituency)

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Birmingham Stechford
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County West Midlands
19501983
Number of members One
Replaced by Birmingham Hodge Hill and Birmingham Yardley[1]

Birmingham Stechford was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Stechford district of the city of Birmingham. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.

The constituency was created for the 1950 general election, and abolished for the 1983 general election. Stechford itself is now part of the Birmingham Yardley seat.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1974: The County Borough of Birmingham wards of Stechford and Washwood Heath.

1974-1983: The County Borough of Birmingham wards of Shard End, Stechford, and Washwood Heath.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1950 Roy Jenkins Labour
1977 by-election Andrew MacKay Conservative
1979 Terry Davis Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Harris Jenkins 33,077 58.5 N/A
Conservative Edith Maud Pitt 20,699 36.6 N/A
Liberal SW Haslam 2,789 5.0 N/A
Majority 12,378 21.9 N/A
Turnout 83.4 N/A
General Election 1951: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Harris Jenkins 34,355 59.5 +1
Conservative Edith Maud Pitt 23,384 40.5 +3.9
Majority 10,971 19.0 -2.9
Turnout 81.4 -2.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Harris Jenkins 23,358 58.4 -1.1
Conservative Joseph Morris Bailey 16,618 41.6 +1.1
Majority 6,740 16.9 -2.1
Turnout 72.7 -8.7
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Harris Jenkins 21,919 53.6 -4.8
Conservative Joseph Morris Bailey 18,996 46.4 +4.8
Majority 2,923 7.1 -9.8
Turnout 73.5 +0.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Harris Jenkins 22,421 56.8 +3.2
Conservative David Laidlaw Knox 17,033 43.2 -3.2
Majority 5,388 13.7 +6.6
Turnout 71.0 -2.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rt Hon. Roy Harris Jenkins 24,597 64.2 +7.4
Conservative David Laidlaw Knox 12,727 33.2 -10.0
Communist William Dunn 998 2.6 N/A
Majority 11,871 31.0 +17.3
Turnout 70.2 -0.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rt Hon. Roy Harris Jenkins 22,559 56.2 -8.0
Conservative John B Stevens 15,848 39.5 +6.3
National Democratic Douglas Hardy 1,483 3.6 N/A
Communist Sidney Pegg 298 0.8 -1.8
Majority 6,711 16.7 -14.3
Turnout 63.8 -6.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rt Hon. Roy Harris Jenkins 23,704 53.1 -3.1
Conservative David John Wedgwood 13,472 30.1 -9.5
Liberal Graham Gopsill 7,221 16.2 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Royston Bull 280 0.6 N/A
Majority 10,232 22.9 +6.2
Turnout 72.1 +8.3
Labour hold Swing
Roy Jenkins
General Election October 1974: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rt Hon. Roy Harris Jenkins 23,075 57.6 +4.5
Conservative David John Wedgwood 11,152 27.8 −2.4
Liberal Graham Gopsill 5,860 14.6 −1.4
Majority 11,923 29.7 +6.9
Turnout 40,087 64.1 −1.7
Labour hold Swing
Birmingham Stechford by-election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew James MacKay 15,731 43.4 +15.6
Labour Terence Anthony Gordon Davis 13,782 38.0 −19.6
National Front Andrew Henry William Brons 2,955 8.2 N/A
Liberal Graham Gopsill 2,901 8.0 −6.4
International Marxist Brian Heron 494 1.4 N/A
Socialist Workers Paul Mackintosh Foot 377 1.0 N/A
Turnout 36,240
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1979: Birmingham Stechford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Anthony Gordon Davis 21,166 48.4 −9.2
Conservative Andrew James MacKay 19,517 44.6 +16.8
Liberal Graham Gopsill 2,349 5.4 −9.2
National Front F. Russell 698 1.6 N/A
Majority 1,649 3.8 −25.9
Turnout 71.6 +7.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

NB: Changes are from previous general election

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Birmingham Stechford', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Cardiff South East
Constituency represented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
1967–1970
Succeeded by
Enfield West