Birmingham Erdington (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°31′N 1°52′W / 52.51°N 1.87°W / 52.51; -1.87

Birmingham, Erdington
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Birmingham, Erdington in Birmingham.
Outline map
Location of Birmingham within England.
County West Midlands
Population 97,778 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 67,598 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of parliament Jack Dromey (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Birmingham Aston and Sutton Coldfield[3]
19181955
Number of members One
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Replaced by Birmingham Aston and Sutton Coldfield
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency West Midlands

Birmingham, Erdington is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Jack Dromey of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1918–1955[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1955 constituency abolished
1945 Julius Silverman Labour
1936 by-election John Cecil Wright Conservative
1931 John Eales Conservative
1929 Charles Simmons Labour
1918 Arthur Steel-Maitland Conservative

MPs since 1974[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Jack Dromey Labour
2001 Siôn Simon Labour
1983 Robin Corbett Labour
1974 Julius Silverman Labour

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat is ethnically diverse and well developed, has quite considerable social housing and has a high proportion of adults of working age in relation to the West Midlands as a whole in a low income bracket.[5] Since the seat was recreated in 1974 Labour MPs have been elected, although Conservative candidates reduced the majority to three figures in 1979 and 1983.

Boundaries[edit]

2010–present: The City of Birmingham wards of Erdington, Kingstanding, Stockland Green, and Tyburn.

1997–2010: The City of Birmingham wards of Erdington, Kingsbury, Kingstanding, and Stockland Green.

1983–1997: The City of Birmingham wards of Erdington, Kingsbury, and Stockland Green.

1974–1983: The County Borough of Birmingham wards of Erdington, Gravelly Hill, and Stockland Green.

1950–1955: The County Borough of Birmingham wards of Bromford, Erdington, and Gravelly Hill.

1918–1950: The County Borough of Birmingham wards of Erdington North, Erdington South, and Washwood Heath, and part of Aston ward.

In the north-east of the city of Birmingham, this is a mix of council estates, some of which are now private homes under the Right to Buy, the large Kingstanding estate and Castle Vale being examples, and generally more affluent suburbs which are private housing particularly towards the Sutton Coldfield border in Erdington itself, the strongest Conservative ward in the seat.[6] Spanning to the city's green borders, the area includes for example Birmingham Spaghetti Junction motorway junction.

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Birmingham Erdington[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Dromey 21,571 58.0 Increase 12.3
Conservative Robert Alden 14,286 38.4 Increase 7.6
Liberal Democrat Ann Holtom 750 2.0 Decrease 0.8
Green James Lovatt 610 1.6 Decrease 1.1
Majority 7,285 19.6 Increase 4.8
Turnout 37,217 57.2 Increase 3.9
Labour hold Swing Increase 2.35
General Election 2015: Birmingham Erdington[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Dromey 15,824 45.6 Increase 3.8
Conservative Robert Alden 10,695 30.8 Decrease 1.8
UKIP Andrew Garcarz 6,040 17.4 Increase 15.0
Liberal Democrat Ann Holtom 965 2.8 Decrease 13.4
Green Joe Belcher 948 2.7 N/A
TUSC Ted Woodley 212 0.6 N/A
Majority 5,129 14.8 Increase 5.6
Turnout 34,684 53.3 Decrease 0.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2010: Birmingham Erdington[10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Dromey 14,869 41.8 Decrease 11.1
Conservative Robert Alden 11,592 32.6 Increase 9.7
Liberal Democrat Ann Holtom 5,742 16.2 Increase 0.3
BNP Kevin McHugh 1,815 5.1 Increase 0.4
UKIP Maria Foy 842 2.4 Increase 0.0
Independent Tony Tomkins 240 0.7 N/A
National Front Terry Williams 229 0.6 Decrease 0.5
Christian Timothy Gray 217 0.6 N/A
Majority 3,277 9.2 Decrease 21.0
Turnout 35,546 53.5 Increase 5.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease 10.4

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Birmingham Erdington[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Siôn Simon 16,810 53.0 Decrease 3.8
Conservative Victoria Elvidge 7,235 22.8 Decrease 1.4
Liberal Democrat Jerry Evans 5,027 15.8 Increase 4.0
BNP Sharon Ebanks 1,512 4.8 N/A
UKIP Rannal Hepburn 746 2.3 Increase 0.6
National Front Terry Williams 416 1.3 Decrease 0.9
Majority 9,575 30.2 Decrease 2.4
Turnout 31,746 48.9 Increase 2.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease 1.2
General Election 2001: Birmingham Erdington[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Siôn Simon 17,375 56.8 Decrease 2.0
Conservative Oliver Lodge 7,413 24.2 Decrease 3.3
Liberal Democrat Sandra Johnson 3,602 11.8 +Increase 1.6
National Front Michael Shore 681 2.2 N/A
Socialist Alliance Steven Goddard 669 2.2 N/A
UKIP Mark Nattrass 521 1.7 N/A
Socialist Labour Judith Sambrook-Marshall 343 1.1 N/A
Majority 9,962 32.6 Increase 1.3
Turnout 30,604 46.6 Decrease 14.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Birmingham Erdington[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robin Corbett 23,764 58.8 Increase 8.4
Conservative Anthony Tomkins 11,107 27.5 Decrease 10.0
Liberal Democrat Ian Garrett 4,112 10.2 Decrease 1.8
Referendum Geoff Cable 1,424 3.5 N/A
Majority 12,657 31.3 Increase 18.4
Turnout 40,407 60.8 Increase 1.6
Labour hold Swing Increase 9.2
General Election 1992: Birmingham Erdington[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robin Corbett 18,549 50.5 Increase 4.6
Conservative Stanley Hope 13,814 37.6 Decrease 1.7
Liberal Democrat John Campbell 4,398 12.0 N/A
Majority 4,735 12.9 Increase 6.2
Turnout 36,761 70.1 Increase 1.6
Labour hold Swing Increase 3.1

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Birmingham Erdington[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robin Corbett 17,037 45.9 Increase 6.1
Conservative Paul Johnston 14,570 39.2 Increase 0.1
Social Democratic Neil Biddlestone 5,530 14.9 Decrease 6.2
Majority 2,467 6.6 Increase 6.0
Turnout 37,137 68.5 Increase 1.5
Labour hold Swing Increase 3.1
General Election 1983: Birmingham Erdington[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robin Corbett 14,930 39.8 Decrease 6.2
Conservative Daniel Moylan 14,699 39.2 Decrease 5.3
Social Democratic Christopher Barber 7,915 21.1 N/A
Majority 231 0.6 Decrease 0.9
Turnout 37,554 67.0 Increase 1.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julius Silverman 20,105 46.0 Decrease 5.5
Conservative John Alden 19,425 44.5 Increase 13.4
Liberal Hugh Duffy 3,487 8.0 Decrease 6.2
National Front Frank Hastilow 687 1.6 Decrease 1.7
Majority 680 1.6 Decrease 18.8
Turnout 43,704 67.9 Increase 2.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease 9.5
General Election October 1974: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julius Silverman 22,160 51.5 Increase 2.7
Conservative John Alden 13,383 31.1 Decrease 3.0
Liberal Julia Mills 6,119 14.2 Decrease 0.6
National Front Thomas Finnegan 1,413 3.3 Increase 0.9
Majority 8,777 20.4 Increase 5.7
Turnout 43,075 65.5 Decrease 6.8
Labour hold Swing Increase 2.9
General Election February 1974: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julius Silverman 22,978 48.7 N/A
Conservative C. Harvey[20] 16,050 34.0 N/A
Liberal Patrick Humphrey 6,991 14.8 N/A
National Front Thomas Finnegan 1,145 2.4 N/A
Majority 6,928 14.7 N/A
Turnout 47,164 72.3 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1951: Birmingham Erdington[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julius Silverman 29,561 53.1 Increase 1.3
Conservative Derek Broome 26,153 46.9 Increase 4.7
Majority 3,408 6.1 Decrease 3.5
Turnout 55,714 82.6 Decrease 0.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease 1.7
General Election 1950: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julius Silverman 29,252 51.77 Decrease 9.0
Conservative John Wright 23,842 42.2 Increase 3.0
Liberal Sydney Fitzgerald 3,408 6.0 N/A
Majority 5,410 9.57 Decrease 15.5
Turnout 56,502 83.4 Increase 14.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease 6.0

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julius Silverman 34,786 60.8 Increase 23.4
Conservative John Wright 22,457 39.2 Decrease 19.1
Majority 12,329 21.5
Turnout 57,243 69.0 Increase 3.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase 31.3

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Birmingham Erdington by-election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Wright 27,068 56.5 Decrease 1.8
Labour Charles Simmons 20,834 43.5 Increase 6.1
Majority 6,234 13.0
Turnout 47,902
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1935: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Eales 27,716 58.3 Decrease 2.8
Labour Charles Simmons 17,757 37.4 Increase 5.5
National Dividend[22] HC Bell 2,050 4.3 N/A
Majority 9,959 21.0
Turnout 47,523 65.5 Decrease 1.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 4.2
General Election 1931: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Eales 35,672 68.1
Labour Charles Simmons 16,767 31.9
Majority 18,996 36.3
Turnout 52,439 77.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Birmingham Erdington [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Simmons 20,665 43.5 +3.0
Unionist Arthur Steel-Maitland 20,532 43.1 −16.4
Liberal Henry Dyer 6,395 13.4 N/A
Majority 133 0.4 N/A
Turnout 47,592 78.7 +6.2
Registered electors 60,472
Labour gain from Unionist Swing +9.7
General Election 1924: Birmingham Erdington [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Arthur Steel-Maitland 16,754 59.5 −6.5
Labour Charles Simmons 11,412 40.5 +6.5
Majority 5,342 19.0 −13.0
Turnout 28,166 72.5 13.1
Registered electors 38,864
Unionist hold Swing −6.5
General Election 1923: Birmingham Erdington [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Arthur Steel-Maitland 14,683 66.0 N/A
Labour Albert Eyton 7,574 34.0 N/A
Majority 7,109 32.0 N/A
Turnout 22,257 59.4 N/A
Registered electors 37,450
Unionist hold Swing N/A
General Election 1922: Birmingham Erdington [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Arthur Steel-Maitland Unopposed
Unionist hold

Election in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Birmingham Erdington [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Coalition Unionist Arthur Steel-Maitland 12,678 66.0 N/A
Independent Labour Albert Eyton 5,211 27.1 N/A
Liberal R.H.E.H. Somerset 1,329 6.9 N/A
Majority 7,467 38.9 N/A
Turnout 19,218 56.1 N/A
Registered electors 34,239
Coalition Unionist win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.

References

  1. ^ "Birmingham, Erdington: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Media Pack - Birmingham Local and General Elections 2010" (PDF). Birmingham City Council. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)
  5. ^ "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. 
  6. ^ "OS Maps – online and App mapping system – Ordnance Survey Shop". getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. 
  7. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated and notice of poll". Birmingham City Council. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Birmingham Erdington results". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Birmingham City Council: General Election 2010". Archived from the original on 8 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Birmingham Erdington". Election 2010. BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "UK General Election results: February 1974 [Archive]". www.politicsresources.net. 
  21. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951. 
  22. ^ Supported by the Social Credit secretariat
  23. ^ a b c d e Craig, F.W.S., ed. (1969). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949. Glasgow: Political Reference Publications. p. 84. ISBN 0-900178-01-9. 

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