Edgbaston Ward shown within Birmignham
|Edgbaston shown within the West Midlands|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||B15 B16|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
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Edgbaston ward is a local government district, one of 40 wards that make up Birmingham City Council. Edgbaston lies to the south west of Birmingham city centre and is home to the University of Birmingham and the Queen Elizabeth hospital. The ward population at the 2011 census was 24,426.
The ward was created in 1838, and has been a ward ever since.
The boundary changes of 1950, transferred an area east of the railway line and north of Church Rd and Priory Rd, was transferred to Market Hall ward. To compensate for the loss of electorate, the ward was extended westwards to take in areas of north Harborne.
The boundary changes of 1962 so a reverse of the 1950 changes. The areas south of Lea Bank and Belgrave Roads from the Market Hall ward. Once again to balance the electorate, the area north of the Hagley Road close to the city boundary at Bearwood, and the area of northern Harborne which had been acquired in 1950 were transferred to Harborne ward.
The ward of Edgbaston forms part of the Parliamentary constituency of Birmingham Edgbaston along with Bartley Green, Harborne, and Quinton, which has been represented by Labour Party MP Gisela Stuart since 1997.
|Liberal Democrat||Lee Dargue||174||3.8||0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Lee Dargue||433||4.5||3.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Kaneyalal Chudasama||313|
|Liberal Democrat||Colin Green||196||4.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Colin Green||472||7.7|
|Liberal Democrat||R Hunter||2,053||21.7||12.6|
|Liberal Democrat||S Ritchie||372||9.0|
|Liberal Democrat||S Ritchie||524||11.3|