Weoley (ward)

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Weoley Ward
Population 25,925 (2011)
District City of Birmingham
Ceremonial county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Birmingham Northfield
Councillors Peter Douglas Osborn (Conservatives)
Julie Johnson JP (Labour)
Steve Booton (Labour)
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.

Politics[edit]

As of 2016, the Ward is served by three councillors on Birmingham City Council: Peter Douglas Osborn, Conservatives, and Steve Booton and Julie Johnson JP, both of whom represent the Labour Party.

Election results[edit]

2010s[edit]

5 May 2016[5]

Electorate 17,330 [6]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Johnson* 2,125 40.7
Conservative Eddie Freeman (incumbent) 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
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
7 May 2015[7]

Electorate 17,542[8]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steve Booton* 4,118 40.4
Conservative Jayne Elizabeth 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
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
22 May 2014[9]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Douglas 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[10]
Conservative hold Swing
3 May 2012[11]

Electorate 18,027

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eddie Freeman* 2,117 43.20
Labour Steve Booton 2,115 43.16
Green Ross Kendall Axe 239 4.88
Liberal Democrat Steven Alan Haynes 216 4.41
BNP Leslie John Orton 213 4.35
Majority 2 0.04
Turnout 4,900 27.18
Conservative hold Swing
5 May 2011[12]

Electorate 17,655

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian Joseph Delaney* 2,599 41.66
Labour Co-op Chris Hillcox 2,587 41.46
Liberal Democrat Trevor Peter Sword 402 6.44
Green David Owen Williams 312 5.00
BNP John Grainger 305 4.89
Majority 12 0.19
Turnout 6,239 35.33
Conservative hold Swing
6 May 2010[13]

Electorate 17,457

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Douglas Osborn 3,639 36.05
Labour Christopher Peter Hillcox 3,575 35.42
Liberal Democrat Trevor Peter Sword 1,694 16.78
BNP Trevor John Shearer 873 8.65
Green David Toke 277 2.74
Majority 64 0.63
Turnout 10,094 57.82
Conservative hold Swing

2000s[edit]

1 May 2008[14]

Electorate 17,526

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eddie Freeman* 2,389 45.51%
Labour Co-op Jan Drinkwater 1,791 34.12%
Liberal Democrat Gary Davies 453 8.63%
BNP Roy Charles Orton 406 7.73%
Green Mina Coalter 198 3.77%
Majority 598 11.4%
Turnout 5,249 29.95%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
3 May 2007[15]

Electorate ?

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian Delaney* 2,187 37%
Labour Co-op Mike Drinkwater 1,860 31.5%
BNP Norman Ashton 548 9.3%
Liberal Democrat Trevor Sword 534 9%
Independent Mark Jastrzebski 264 4.5%
Green Stuart Masters 237 4%
Common Good Dick Rodgers 198 3.3%
UKIP David Collin 83 1.4%
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4 May 2006[16]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Douglas 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%
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6 May 2004 (3 seats)[17]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jan Drinkwater 2,001 25.8%
Conservative Adrian Delaney 1,971 25.4%
Conservative Peter Douglas 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
1 May 2003[18][19]

Electorate 15,110

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%
Labour hold Swing
2 May 2002[20][21]

Electorate 15,309

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%
Labour hold Swing
7 June 2001

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1990s[edit]

6 May 1999

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7 May 1998

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1 May 1997

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2 May 1996

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4 May 1995

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5 May 1994

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6 May 1993

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7 May 1992

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2 May 1991

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3 May 1990

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1980s[edit]

4 May 1989

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7 May 1987

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1 May 1986

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2 May 1985

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3 May 1984

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5 May 1983

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6 May 1982

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7 May 1981

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1 May 1980

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1970s[edit]

3 May 1979

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1 May 1975

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2 May 1974

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3 May 1973

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4 May 1972

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13 May 1971

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7 May 1970

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1960s[edit]

8 May 1969

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9 May 1968

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11 May 1967

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12 May 1966

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7 May 1964

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9 May 1963

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10 May 1962

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11 May 1961

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12 May 1960

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1950s[edit]

14 May 1959

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8 May 1958

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9 May 1957

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10 May 1956

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12 May 1955

Electorate 21, 518

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Henry Milner* 5,225 61.30%
Conservative Ernest Frank Scadding 2,875 33.73%
Liberal Kenneth Arnold Day 261 3.06%
Communist Albert Charles Norton 163 1.91%
Majority 2,350 27.57%
Turnout 39.61%
Labour hold Swing 5.66%
13 May 1954

Electorate 20,357

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edmund John Haynes* 5,702 68.62%
Conservative Amy Kathleen Whitehouse 2,471 29.74%
Communist Albert Charles Norton 136 1.64%
Majority 3,231 38.88%
Turnout 40.82%
Labour hold Swing 3.41%
7 May 1953

Electorate 19,246

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bertha Hardy Briggs* 5,119 66.03%%
Conservative Lillian Louisa Budd 2,634 33.97%
Majority 2,565 32.06%
Turnout 40.28%
Labour hold Swing 6.96%
8 May 1952

Electorate 17,584

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Henry Milner* 6,618 72.99%
Conservative Dudley Thomas Scandrett 2,449 27.01%
Majority 4,169 45.98%
Turnout 51.56%
Labour hold Swing 13.59%
10 May 1951

Electorate 16,958

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edmund John Haynes* 4,352 59.40%
Conservative Dudley Thomas Scandrett 2,975 40.60%
Majority 1,377 18.80%
Turnout 43.21%
Labour hold Swing 5.53%
11 May 1950

3 New Seats
Electorate 16,765

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bertha Hardy Briggs 4,815 63.46%
Labour William Henry Milner 4,623  %
Labour Edmund John Haynes 4,611  %
Conservative John Alfred Gopsill 2,550 33.61%
Conservative William Henry Rathbone 2,533  %
Conservative Dudley Thomas Scandrett 2,496  %
Communist John Watson Elder 222 2.93%
Communist Daisy Edith Vaughan 210
Majority 2,265 29.85%
Majority 2,073  %
Majority 2,061  %
Turnout 7,644 45.59%

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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  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  • 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  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)

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