Hodge Hill

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Hodge Hill
Hodge Hill is located in West Midlands county
Hodge Hill
Hodge Hill
Location within the West Midlands
Population28,026 (2011.Ward)[1]
• Density48.2 per ha
OS grid referenceSP130890
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtB34 & B36
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
West Midlands
52°29′49″N 1°49′08″W / 52.497°N 1.819°W / 52.497; -1.819Coordinates: 52°29′49″N 1°49′08″W / 52.497°N 1.819°W / 52.497; -1.819
Hodge Hill constituency shown within Birmingham

Hodge Hill is an area 4 miles east of Birmingham City Centre, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee.

The constituency includes the smaller constituency ward and the wards of Bordesley Green, Shard End and Washwood Heath.


A by-election for the parliamentary constituency of Hodge Hill took place on 15 July 2004 after the resignation of sitting MP Terry Davis. It was won by Liam Byrne.

The Hodge Hill Ward is currently represented by three councillors on Birmingham City Council.

Hodge Hill Ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer.

2004 By-election result[edit]

Hodge Hill By-Election 15 July 2004[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liam Byrne 7,451 36.5
Liberal Democrats Nicola Davies 6,991 34.2
Conservative Stephen Eyre 3,543 17.3
Respect John Rees 1,282 6.3
National Front James Starkey 805 3.9
English Democrat Mark Wheatley 277 1.4
Christian Vote James Hargreaves 90 0.4
Turnout 37.9
Labour hold Swing


The boundaries of the Hodge Hill Ward are defined by the M6 motorway to the north and A4040 outer circle to the west.

Hodge Hill Common and the Cole Valley, which are covered by the Kingfisher Country Park, are major areas of open space within the ward.


The 2001 Population Census recorded 24,825 people living within the ward with a population density of 4,566 people per km2 compared with 3,649 people per km2 for Birmingham. Ethnic minorities represent 13.9% (3,442) of the ward's population as opposed to 29.6% for Birmingham in general.


The B4114 Coleshill Road is the main road that separates the area. Stechford station on the Coventry to Birmingham New Street line, as well as occasional services to Walsall via Aston, serves the area.

Coleshill Road was the A47 before 1997, when the Heartlands Spine Road was completed.


The local library is Glebe Farm Library which was the first library to be built in Birmingham after World War II. It was constructed out of pre-fabricated concrete sections and took one year to build. On 22 April 1952 it was opened to the public by Alderman Ralph Yates, then Lord Mayor of Birmingham. The Glebe Farm Local History Society gather at the library once every month.

Shopping facilities are mainly provided at the Fox & Goose; however, many travel to nearby Stechford to shop.

Primary schools in the area include Colebourne Primary School and Hodge Hill Primary School, while the main secondary schools serving the area are Hodge Hill College and Hodge Hill Girls' School. Special schools in Hodge Hill include Beaufort School and Braidwood School for The Deaf.


People from Hodge Hill include:


  1. ^ "Birmingham Ward population/density 2011". Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Hodge Hill by-election result 15th July 2004". Birmingham: Birmingham City Council. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  3. ^ Young, Graham (5 March 2015). "Artist Reuben Colley opens new Colmore Row art gallery". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 6 March 2015.

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