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Encyclopedia > Birmingham Erdington (UK Parliament constituency)

Birmingham Erdington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... 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 first-past-the-post electoral system is a voting system for single-member districts, variously called first-past-the-post (FPTP or FPP), winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority. ...

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Member of Parliament

Election results

General Election 2005: Birmingham Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sion Simon 16,810 53.0 −3.8
Conservative Victoria Elvidge 7,235 22.8 −1.4
Liberal Democrats Jerry Evans 5,027 15.8 +4.0
BNP Sharon Ebanks 1,512 4.8 N/A
UKIP Rannal Hepburn 746 2.3 +0.6
National Front Terry Williams 416 1.3 −0.9
Majority 9,575 30.2
Turnout 31,746 48.9 +2.3
Labour hold Swing −1.2
General Election 2001: Birmingham, Erdington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sion Simon 17,375 56.8 -2.0
Conservative Oliver Lodge 7,413 24.2 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Sandra Johnson 3,602 11.8 +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 Party Judith Sambrook-Marshall 343 1.1 N/A
Majority 9,962 32.6
Turnout 30,604 46.6 -14.2
Labour hold Swing

Barring a change in the law, the next general election in the United Kingdom must be held some time before June 30, 2006. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Siôn Llewelyn Simon (born 23 December 1968) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The British National Party (BNP) is the largest political party of the far-right in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... In the United Kingdom, the British National Front (most commonly called the National Front or NF) is a far right-wing political party that had its heyday during the 1970s and 80s. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... In the United Kingdom, the British National Front (most commonly called the National Front or NF) is a far right-wing political party that had its heyday during the 1970s and 80s. ... The Socialist Alliance is a far left electoral alliance in England. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... This article is about the Socialist Labour Party founded by Arthur Scargill in 1996. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ...

Politics and history of the constituency


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Birmingham, Hodge Hill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (335 words)
Birmingham, Hodge Hill is a constituency in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
When the Hodge Hill area committee district of Birmingham was created in 2004 its boundaries were those of the constituency.
The current Member of Parliament is Liam Byrne of the Labour Party, who was elected in the 2004 by-election.
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