Edgbaston (ward)

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Edgbaston
Ward
Edgbaston Birmingham UK ward 2010.svg
Edgbaston Ward shown within Birmignham
Edgbaston is located in West Midlands county
Edgbaston
Edgbaston
Edgbaston shown within the West Midlands
Population 24,426 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SP055845
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BIRMINGHAM
Postcode district B15 B16
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
Councillors
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands
52°27′N 1°55′W / 52.45°N 1.91°W / 52.45; -1.91Coordinates: 52°27′N 1°55′W / 52.45°N 1.91°W / 52.45; -1.91

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.[2]

Ward Description[edit]

The ward covers an area of west Birmingham, including the districts of Edgbaston and parts of Ladywood. It also covers areas around the University Hospital.

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.

Politics[edit]

The Edgbaston ward is currently represented by three Conservative Councillors; Deirdre Alden (1999-), Fergus Robinson (2002-), and Matt Bennett (2015-).

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.

Election results[edit]

2010s[edit]

5 May 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Deirdre Alden 2,043 44.6 Increase 2.1
Labour Tom Keeley 1,967 42.9 Increase 2.3
Green Joe Belcher 222 4.8 Decrease 3.2
UKIP Peter Hughes 180 3.9 Decrease 0.5
Liberal Democrat Lee Dargue 174 3.8 Decrease 0.7
Majority 76 1.7
Turnout 4,586 32.3
Conservative hold Swing
7 May 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matt Bennett 4,112 42.5 Increase 0.8
Labour Tom Keeley 3,932 40.6 Decrease 0.8
Green Tom Dalton 777 8.0 Increase 1.3
Liberal Democrat Lee Dargue 433 4.5 Decrease 3.1
UKIP Laura Howard 426 4.4 Increase 2.1
Majority 180 1.9
Turnout 9,680
Conservative hold Swing Increase 0.6
22 May 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Fergus Robinson 2,235
Labour Robbie Lea-Trengrouse 2,061
UKIP Keith Rowe 470
Liberal Democrat Kaneyalal Chudasama 313
Majority 174
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
3 May 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Deirdre Alden 2240 46.1
Labour D Minnis 1999 41.1
Green B Marle 279 5.7
Liberal Democrat Colin Green 196 4.0
UKIP D Bridges 131 2.7
Majority 241 5.0
Turnout 26.6 Decrease 7.3
Conservative hold Swing
5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Hutchings 2555 41.7
Labour D Minnis 2534 41.4
Liberal Democrat Colin Green 472 7.7
Green P Tinsley 414 6.8
UKIP G Houston 145 2.4
Majority 21 0.3
Turnout 33.9
Conservative hold Swing
6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Fergus Robinson 3,832 40.4 Decrease 18.4
Labour N Constantinou 3,036 32.0 Increase 9.9
Liberal Democrat R Hunter 2,053 21.7 Increase 12.6
Green E Moss 378 4.0
BNP E Wainwright 181 1.9
Majority 796 8.4
Conservative hold Swing

2000s[edit]

1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Deirdre Alden 2429 58.8
Labour R Dungate 912 22.1
Liberal Democrat S Ritchie 372 9.0
Majority 1517 36.7
Conservative hold Swing
3 May 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Hutchings 2410 51.9
Labour M Clee 1196 25.7
Liberal Democrat S Ritchie 524 11.3
Green B Smith 322 6.9
BNP T Shearer 121 2.6
UKIP F Jones 75 1.6
Majority 1214 26.1
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 December 2015.