Weoley (ward)

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Weoley
Ward
Population 25,925 (2011)
Metropolitan borough
District
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BIRMINGHAM
Postcode district B
Dialling code 0121
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
Councillors
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands

Coordinates: 52°26′15″N 1°58′13″W / 52.4376°N 1.9702°W / 52.4376; -1.9702 The Weoley local council ward is one of the 40 electoral wards for the City of Birmingham, England. It is also one of the four wards that make up the local council constituency of Birmingham Northfield, the other three being the wards of Northfield, Longbridge and King's Norton.

Ward Description[edit]

The ward covers an area of west Birmingham. It is predominantly based upon the Weoley Castle area of Birmingham. Other communities within Weoley are Allens Cross, Weoley Hill, Middle Park and Spicelands Road.[1]

Ward Demographics (from the census of 2011)[edit]

The 2011 Population Census recorded that there were 25,925 people living in the ward. Eighty per cent (20,744) of the ward's population are of white ethnicity, compared with 57.9% for Birmingham.[2][3]

Ward History[edit]

The Ward was created in May 1950[4] as a result of the boundary changes of that year. The boundaries have been changed on a number of occasions since then.

Parliamentary Representation[edit]

The ward has been part of Birmingham Northfield constituency since 1950, which has been represented by Labour Party MP Richard Burden since 1992.

Politics[edit]

As of 2017, the Ward is served by three councillors on Birmingham City Council: Conservative Peter Douglas Osborn, and two Labour Party councillors: Steve Booton and Julie Johnson.[5]

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Birmingham City Council election, 2016, Weoley[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Johnson 2,125 40.7
Conservative Eddie Freeman 1,943 37.2
UKIP Steven Brookes 739 14.2
Liberal Democrat Steve Haynes 213 4.1
Green Ben Kerr-Morgan 200 3.8
Majority 182 3.5
Turnout 5,220 30.1
Registered electors 17,330
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2015, Weoley[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steve Booton 4,118 40.4
Conservative Jayne Freeman 3,519 34.6
UKIP Tony Hayes 1,641 16.1
Green Anna Lucille Masters 494 4.9
Liberal Democrat Steven Alan Haynes 412 4.1
Majority 599 5.9
Turnout 10,184 58
Registered electors 17,542
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2014, Weoley[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Osborn 2,287 39.4
Labour Steve Booton 1,780 30.7
UKIP Kevin Morris 1,205 20.8
Green Anna Masters 305 5.3
Liberal Democrat Sally Haynes-Preece 223 3.8
Majority 507 8.7
Turnout 5,800 33[11]
Conservative hold Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2012, Weoley[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eddie Freeman 2,117 43.2
Labour Steve Booton 2,115 43.2
Green Ross Kendall Axe 239 4.9
Liberal Democrat Steven Alan Haynes 216 4.4
BNP Leslie John Orton 213 4.4
Majority 2 0.0
Turnout 4,900 27.2
Registered electors 18,027
Conservative hold Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2011, Weoley[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian Delaney 2,599 41.7
Labour Co-op Chris Hillcox 2,587 41.5
Liberal Democrat Trevor Sword 402 6.4
Green David Williams 312 5.0
BNP John Grainger 305 4.9
Majority 12 0.2
Turnout 6,239 35.3
Registered electors 17,655
Conservative hold Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2010, Weoley[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Osborn 3,639 36.1
Labour Christopher Hillcox 3,575 35.4
Liberal Democrat Trevor Sword 1,694 16.8
BNP Trevor Shearer 873 8.7
Green David Toke 277 2.7
Majority 64 0.6
Turnout 10,094 57.82
Registered electors 17,457
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Birmingham City Council election, 2008, Weoley[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eddie Freeman 2,389 45.5
Labour Co-op Jan Drinkwater 1,791 34.1
Liberal Democrat Gary Davies 453 8.6
BNP Roy Orton 406 7.7
Green Mina Coalter 198 3.8
Majority 598 11.4
Turnout 5,249 30.0
Registered electors 17,526
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2007, Weoley[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian Delaney 2,187 37.0
Labour Co-op Mike Drinkwater 1,860 31.5
BNP Norman Ashton 548 9.3
Liberal Democrat Trevor Sword 534 9.0
Independent Mark Jastrzebski 264 4.5
Green Stuart Masters 237 4.0
Common Good Dick Rodgers 198 3.3
UKIP David Collin 83 1.4
Majority  %
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2006, Weoley[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Osborn 2,207 35.9
Labour Michael Drinkwater 1,873 30.5
BNP Julie Ashton 1,004 16.3
Liberal Democrat Trevor Sword 758 12.3
Green David Toke 307 5.0
Majority  %
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2004, Weoley (3 seats)[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jan Drinkwater 2,001 25.8
Conservative Adrian Delaney 1,971 25.4
Conservative Peter Osborn 1,971 25.4
Conservative Edwin Freeman 1,957 25.4
Labour Peter Mayer 1,849
Labour Fiona Williams 1,645
Liberal Raymond Holtom 1,057 13.6
Liberal Marjorie Morrison 976
BNP Lee Windridge 947 12.2
Liberal John Axe 900
UKIP David Collin 986 11.5
Green David Toke 622 8
Independent Mark Jastrzebski 275 3.5
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2003, Weoley[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Holtom 1,713 37.2
Conservative Adrian Delaney 1,595 34.6
BNP Lee Windridge 709 15.4
Liberal Democrat Steven Tomlin 593 12.9
Majority 2.6
Turnout 30.6
Registered electors 15,110
Labour hold Swing
Birmingham City Council election, 2002, Weoley[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fiona Williams 1,716 35.8
Conservative Adrian Delaney 1,634 34.1
Independent Peter Spybey 573 11.9
Liberal Democrat Steven Tomlin 523 10.9
BNP Lee Windridge 351 7.3
Majority 1.7
Turnout 31.7
Registered electors 15,309
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Birmingham City Council election, 1955, Weoley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Henry Milner 5,225 61.3
Conservative Ernest Frank Scadding 2,875 33.7
Liberal Kenneth Arnold Day 261 3.1
Communist Albert Charles Norton 163 1.91
Majority 2,350 27.6
Turnout 39.6
Registered electors 21,518
Labour hold Swing 5.7
Birmingham City Council election, 1954, Weoley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edmund John Haynes 5,702 68.6
Conservative Amy Whitehouse 2,471 29.7
Communist Albert Norton 136 1.6
Majority 3,231 38.9
Turnout 40.8
Registered electors 20,357
Labour hold Swing 3.4
Birmingham City Council election, 1953, Weoley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bertha Briggs 5,119 66.0
Conservative Lillian Budd 2,634 34.0
Majority 2,565 32.1
Turnout 40.3
Registered electors 19,246
Labour hold Swing 7.0
Birmingham City Council election, 1952, Weoley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Milner 6,618 73.0
Conservative Dudley Scandrett 2,449 27.0
Majority 4,169 46..0
Turnout 51.6
Registered electors 17,584
Labour hold Swing Increase 13.6
Birmingham City Council election, 1951, Weoley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edmund Haynes 4,352 59.4
Conservative Dudley Scandrett 2,975 40.6
Majority 1,377 18.8
Turnout 43.2
Registered electors 16,958
Labour hold Swing 5.5
Birmingham City Council election, 1950, Weoley, (3 New Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bertha Briggs 4,815 63.5
Labour William Milner 4,623
Labour Edmund Haynes 4,611
Conservative John Gopsill 2,550 33.6
Conservative William Rathbone 2,533
Conservative Dudley Scandrett 2,496
Communist John Elder 222 2.9
Communist Daisy Vaughan 210
Majority 2,265 29.9
Majority 2,073
Majority 2,061
Turnout 7,644 45.6
Registered electors 16,765
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Phillips, Christopher (2000), Birmingham Votes: 1911-2000, Twentieth Century Local Election Results, Volume 4, (Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth, Plymouth), ISBN 0-948858-30-3 
  • Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2002), Local Elections Handbook 2002: The 2002 Local Election Results, (Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth, Plymouth), ISBN 0-948858-33-8 
  • Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2003), Local Elections Handbook 2003: The 2003 Local Election Results, (Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth, Plymouth), ISBN 0-948858-35-4 

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