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Encyclopedia > Birmingham Edgbaston (UK Parliament constituency)
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Borough constituency
Birmingham, Edgbaston shown within Birmingham, and Birmingham shown within England
Created: 1885
MP: Gisela Stuart
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: West Midlands
EP constituency: West Midlands

Birmingham, Edgbaston is a constituency located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first past the post system of election. A borough constituency (in Scotland, a burgh constituency) is a type of parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links BirminghamEdgbastonConstituency. ... map of Birmingham within England File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Gisela Gschaider Stuart (born November 26, 1955 as Gisela Gschaider) is the member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of political parties in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the main democratic socialist[1] political party in the United Kingdom. ... In the United Kingdom each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... Sign in the entrance of the European Parliament building in Brussels, written in all the official languages used in the European Union as of July 2006 The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The inside of the Strasbourg building The European Parliament building in Brussels The European Parliament (formerly European Parliamentary... West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... In the United Kingdom each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly. ... Edgbaston constituency shown within Birmingham Edgbaston is an area in Birmingham, England, UK. It is also a formal district, managed by its own district committee. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories. ... The plurality voting system, also known as first past the post, is a voting system used to elect a single winner in a given election. ...

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Boundaries

Situated to the south and east of Birmingham's centre, this is a neat and mostly middle-class slice, with parks, Warwickshire's cricket ground and two grammar schools. It was once held by former Conservative Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, and had been a traditional Conservative seat for decades. However, suburbs towards Birmingham's city centre have pockets of considerable deprivation, notably Deritend, and have helped Labour hold the seat since 1997. The city from above Centenary Square. ... Edgbaston Cricket Ground (sometimes called Edgbaston Stadium) is a cricket venue in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of a cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a Conservative British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1940. ... Deritend is an historic area of Birmingham, England. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The seat also contains the Bartley Green ward, which has a higher percentage of working families.


Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Birmingham and the West Midlands, the Boundary Commission for England have created a modified Birmingham, Edgbaston seat, with the following wards: The city from above Centenary Square. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... In the United Kingdom, the four Boundary Commissions are responsible for determining the boundaries of House of Commons constituencies. ...

  • Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Harborne and Quinton.

History

This seat has returned a female MP for over 50 years. The Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the next General Election is Edgbaston councillor Deirdre Alden, also the defeated Conservative candidate in 2005. This makes it almost certain that the seat will return a woman MP after the next election. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ...


Member of Parliament

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Election results

2005 General Election: Birmingham, Edgbaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gisela Stuart 16,465 43.8 -5.3
Conservative Deidre Alden 14,116 37.5 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Mike Dixon 5,185 13.8 +1.8
Green Peter Beck 1,116 3.0 N/A
UK Independence Stephen White 749 2.0 N/A
Majority 2,349 6.2
Turnout 37,631 58.0 +2.0
General Election 2001: Birmingham, Edgbaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gisela Stuart 18,517 49.1 +0.5
Conservative Nigel Hastilow 13,819 36.6 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Nicola Davies 4,528 12.0 +2.3
Pro-Euro Conservative Collis Gretton 454 1.2 N/A
Socialist Labour Sam Brackenbury 431 1.1 N/A
Majority 4,698 12.4
Turnout 37,749 56.9 -12.9

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See also

Constituencies in the West Midlands
Labour

Birmingham Edgbaston | Birmingham, Erdington | Birmingham Hall Green | |Birmingham Hodge Hill | Birmingham Northfield | Birmingham Perry Barr | Birmingham Selly Oak | Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath | Burton | Cannock Chase | Coventry North East | Coventry North West | Coventry South | Dudley North | Dudley South | Halesowen and Rowley Regis | Newcastle-under-Lyme | North Warwickshire | Nuneaton | Redditch | Stafford | Staffordshire Moorlands | Stoke-on-Trent Central | Stoke-on-Trent North | Stoke-on-Trent South | Stourbridge | Tamworth | Telford | Walsall North | Walsall South | Warley | Warwick and Leamington | West Bromwich East | West Bromwich West | Wolverhampton North East | Wolverhampton South East | Wolverhampton South West | Worcester The ceremonial county of West Midlands is divided into 29 Parliamentary constituencies. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the main democratic socialist[1] political party in the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Erdington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Hall Green is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hodge Hill constituency shown within Birmingham Birmingham Hodge Hill is a constituency in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Northfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Perry Barr is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Birmingham Selly Oak is a constituency located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. ... Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Burton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Cannock Chase is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Coventry North East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Coventry North West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Coventry South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Dudley North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Dudley South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Halesowen and Rowley Regis is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... North Warwickshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Nuneaton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Redditch is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stafford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Staffordshire Moorlands is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent Central is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stoke-on-Trent South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stourbridge is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Tamworth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Telford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Walsall North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Walsall South is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Warley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Warwick and Leamington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Bromwich East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Bromwich West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wolverhampton North East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wolverhampton South East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Wolverhampton South West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Worcester is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Conservative

Aldridge-Brownhills | Bromsgrove | Leominster | Lichfield | Ludlow | Meriden | Mid Worcestershire | North Shropshire | Rugby and Kenilworth | Shrewsbury and Atcham | South Staffordshire | Stone | Stratford-on-Avon | Sutton Coldfield | The Wrekin | West Worcestershire The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative & Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), and the largest in terms of public membership. ... Aldridge-Brownhills is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Bromsgrove is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leominster is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Lichfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Ludlow is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Meriden is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Mid Worcestershire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Shropshire North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Rugby and Kenilworth is a Parliamentary constituency in Warwickshire, England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a constituency (and a borough - see Shrewsbury and Atcham) represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... South Staffordshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stone is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Stratford-on-Avon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Sutton Coldfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Wrekin is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Worcestershire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Liberal Democrat

Birmingham Yardley | Hereford | Solihull The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... Yardley constituency shown within Birmingham Birmingham Yardley is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Hereford is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom comprising the City of Hereford and most of South Herefordshire, including Ross-on-Wye but excluding Ledbury and Much Marcle which are in the Leominster constituency. ... Solihull is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Health Concern

Wyre Forest Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern (often known by the shorter name Health Concern) is a political party based in Kidderminster, England. ... Wyre Forest is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Independent

Birmingham, Ladywood Birmingham Ladywood is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

West Midlands European constituency: Conservative (3) | Labour (2) | UKIP (1) | Liberal Democrats (1)

 
 

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