2015 Birmingham City Council election
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One third (40) seats to Birmingham City Council + 1 byelection
61 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 79 30 11
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 1 Decrease 1

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2015 local election results in Birmingham.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2015 Birmingham City Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Birmingham City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections, and also the 2015 UK General Election.

In Birmingham the Labour Party went against the trend across the United Kingdom, as they lost the General Election the Labour Party managed to strengthen its hold on Birmingham City Council as well as performing well in the Westminster seats. This is despite the problems facing the Council in the form of the recent Operation Trojan Horse scandal and the Kerslake review, which was highly critical of Birmingham City Council. Albert Bore (Labour Group leader) said the Labour Party did well in Birmingham because it was honest and open with the people of Birmingham and that the people of Birmingham felt they had been unfairly targeted by the Conservative led government.[citation needed]

All results compared to 2012, which is the term that expired in 2015. In 2011 Respect, who did not contest this election, were the main opposition to Labour in a small number of safe seats.

Result

Birmingham City Council Election Result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 29 Increase 2 Steady Increase 2 70.7 46.0 199,871
  Conservative 10 Steady Decrease 1 Decrease 1 24.4 26.9 116,680
  Liberal Democrats 2 Steady Decrease 1 Decrease 1 4.9 10.1 43,898
  UKIP 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 11.4 49,673
  Green 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 4.7 20,444
  TUSC 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.4 1,619
  Independent 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.4 1,549
  Socialist Labour 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.0 179
  National Health Action 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.0 96
  Patriotic Socialist Party 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.0 88
  SDP 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.0 46

Result by Ward

The electoral division results listed below[1] are based on the changes from the last time this third was up for election, in the 2011 elections,[2] not taking into account any mid-term by-elections or party defections.

Acocks Green

Acocks Green 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stewart Stacey 4,741 44.3 Decrease 3.7
Liberal Democrats Penny Wagg 2,846 26.6 Decrease 6.9
UKIP Gerry Moynihan 1,390 13.0 Increase 8.7
Conservative Richard Sparkes 1,174 11.0 Increase 1.6
Green Amanda Baker 397 3.7 Decrease 0.6
TUSC Eamonn Flynn 108 1.0 N/A
SDP Peter Johnson 46 0.4 N/A
Majority 1,895 17.7
Turnout 10,702
Labour hold Swing Increase 1.6

Aston

Aston 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Muhammad Afzal 8,388 83.6 Increase 21.2
Conservative Joel Buckett 693 6.9 Increase 2.7
Liberal Democrats Rezaul Billah 479 4.8 Decrease 25.1
Green Hazel Clawley 474 4.7 Increase 1.8
Majority 7,695 76.7
Turnout 10,034
Labour hold Swing Increase 9.3

Bartley Green

Bartley Green 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lines 4,553 46.7 Decrease 8.4
Labour Aaron Mansfield 3,046 31.2 Decrease 1.5
UKIP Graham Short 1,565 16.1 N/A
Green Michelle Adams 373 3.8 Increase 0.5
Liberal Democrats Julia Garrett 217 2.2 Decrease 0.7
Majority 1,507 15.5
Turnout 9,754
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 3.5

Billesley

Billesley 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Barnett 4,876 44.7 Decrease 3.3
Conservative Steve Mee 2,893 26.5 Decrease 10.1
UKIP James Dalton 2,215 20.3 N/A
Green Cheryl Buxton-Sait 492 4.5 Decrease 0.1
Liberal Democrats Emily Cox 441 4.0 Decrease 0.4
Majority 1,983 18.2
Turnout 10,917
Labour hold Swing Increase 3.4

Bordesley Green

Bordesley Green 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shafique Shah 8,357 75.2 Increase 4.5
Liberal Democrats Adnan Azam 1,569 14.1 Decrease 3.5
Conservative Parveen Hassan 558 5.0 Increase 2.3
Green Alan Clawley 522 5.0 Increase 3.4
TUSC Theo Sharieff 81 0.7 N/A
Majority 6,788 61.1
Turnout 11,117
Labour hold Swing Increase 4.0

Bournville

Bournville 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Huxtable 5,422 40.8 Decrease 1.9
Labour Co-op Mary Locke 4,840 36.5 Decrease 3.1
Green Ian Jamieson 1,297 9.8 Increase 2.1
UKIP Steven Brookes 1,186 8.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Trevor Sword 536 4.0 Decrease 2.8
Majority 582 4.3
Turnout 13,281
Conservative hold Swing Increase 0.6

Brandwood

Brandwood 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Henley 5,381 46.3 Decrease 4.4
Conservative Neville Summerfield 3,385 29.1 Decrease 3.1
UKIP Alan Blumenthal 1,699 14.6 N/A
Green Lizzy Sharman 679 5.8 Increase 0.1
Liberal Democrats Christopher Burgess 487 4.2 Decrease 2.0
Majority 1,996 17.2
Turnout 11,631
Labour hold Swing Decrease 0.6

Edgbaston

Edgbaston 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matt Bennett 4,112 42.5 Increase 0.8
Labour Tom Keeley 3,932 40.6 Decrease 0.8
Green Tom Dalton 777 8.0 Increase 1.3
Liberal Democrats Lee Dargue 433 4.5 Decrease 3.1
UKIP Laura Howard 426 4.4 Increase 2.1
Majority 180 1.9
Turnout 9,680
Conservative hold Swing Increase 0.6

Erdington

Erdington 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Moore 4,109 43.3 Decrease 7.0
Labour Keith Heron 3,420 36.0 Decrease 0.1
UKIP Justin Gayle 1,215 12.8 N/A
Green Ulla Grant 325 3.4 Decrease 0.6
Liberal Democrats Philip Mills 247 2.6 Decrease 2.2
National Health Action Krystyna Mikula-Deegan 96 1.0 N/A
TUSC Joe Foster 83 0.9 N/A
Majority 689 7.3
Turnout 9,495
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 3.6

Hall Green

Hall Green 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sam Burden 4,994 40.4 Decrease 2.3
Conservative David Agar 2,923 23.6 Decrease 9.3
Liberal Democrats Paula Smith 2,029 16.4 Decrease 3.5
Independent Bob Harvey 1,003 8.1 N/A
UKIP Malcolm Mummery 980 7.9 N/A
Green Rachel Xerri-Brooks 390 3.2 Decrease 0.8
TUSC David Geoffrey Wright 48 0.4 N/A
Majority 2,071 16.8
Turnout 12,367
Labour hold Swing Increase 3.5

Handsworth Wood

Handsworth Wood 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paulette Hamilton 7,110 63.9 Increase 13.4
Conservative Sukhwinder Sungu 2,393 21.5 Decrease 19.4
UKIP Harjinder Singh 597 5.4 N/A
Green Eric Fairclough 457 4.1 Increase 0.4
Liberal Democrats Arjun Singh 393 3.5 Decrease 0.9
Socialist Labour Shangara Bhatoe 179 1.6 N/A
Majority 4,717 42.4
Turnout 11,129
Labour hold Swing Increase 16.4

Harborne

Harborne 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James McKay 4,922 43.0 Decrease 3.6
Conservative Jane James 4,384 38.3 Decrease 0.9
Green Phil Simpson 964 8.4 Increase 0.3
UKIP Charles Brecknell 654 5.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Philip Banting 528 4.6 Decrease 0.8
Majority 538 4.7
Turnout 11,452
Labour hold Swing Decrease 1.4

Hodge Hill

Hodge Hill 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Majid Mahmood 6,065 61.0 Increase 1.8
Conservative Robert Coleman 1,635 16.5 Increase 7.6
UKIP Adrian Duffen 1,527 15.3 Increase10.0
Liberal Democrats Waheed Rafiq 373 3.8 Decrease 19.3
Green Rhys Morgan 266 2.7 Increase 0.7
TUSC Marie O'Connor 68 0.7 N/A
Majority 4,430 44.5
Turnout 9,934
Labour hold Swing Decrease 2.9

Kingstanding

Kingstanding 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Des Hughes 3,547 42.5 Decrease2.9
Conservative Andy Rudge 2,640 31.7 Decrease 10.1
UKIP Eric Westacott 1,761 21.1 N/A
Green Joe Belcher 196 2.4 Decrease 0.1
Liberal Democrats Graham Lippiatt 136 1.6 Decrease 1.0
TUSC Ben Perry 57 0.7 N/A
Majority 907 10.8
Turnout 8,337
Labour hold Swing Increase 3.6

Kings Norton

Kings Norton 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Griffiths 3,847 39.2 Decrease 6.0
Conservative Barbara Wood 3,727 38.0 Decrease 1.7
UKIP Tim Plumbe 1,539 15.7 N/A
Green Claire Hammond 413 4.2 Increase 0.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Lloyd 277 2.9 Decrease 1.8
Majority 120 1.2
Turnout 9,803
Labour hold Swing Decrease 2.2

Ladywood

Ladywood 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Bore 4,764 52.0 Decrease 7.7
Conservative Tom Skidmore 2,290 25.0 Increase 3.7
Green Chloe Juliette 999 10.9 Increase 0.1
UKIP Matthew Ludford 576 6.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Saeed 527 5.8 Decrease 1.6
Majority 2,474 27.0
Turnout 9,156
Labour hold Swing Decrease 5.7

Longbridge

Longbridge 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy Cartwright 4,148 38.7 Decrease 7.8
Conservative Daniel Caldicott 3,576 33.4 Decrease 5.2
UKIP Kevin Morris 2,147 20.1 N/A
Green Aysha Turner 475 4.4 Increase 0.5
Liberal Democrats Kevin Hannon 365 3.4 Decrease 1.4
Majority 572 5.3
Turnout 10,711
Labour hold Swing Decrease 1.3

Lozells and East Handsworth

Lozells and East Handsworth 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Waseem Zaffar 8,535 80.7 Increase 10.3
Conservative Ravi Chumber 977 9.2 Increase 4.5
Liberal Democrats Baljinder Kaur 379 3.6 Decrease 15.7
Green Ankaret Harmer 367 3.5 Decrease 1.3
TUSC Alistair Wingate 312 3.0 N/A
Majority 7,558 71.5
Turnout 10,570
Labour hold Swing Increase 2.9

Moseley and Kings Heath

Moseley and Kings Heath 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Straker-Welds 5,603 45.2 Decrease 3.7
Liberal Democrats Martin Mullaney 2,134 17.2 Decrease 9.8
Conservative Owen Williams 1,813 14.6 Increase 3.1
Green Elly Stanton 1,666 13.5 Increase 3.9
Independent Luke Holland 546 4.4 N/A
UKIP Rashpal Mondair 465 3.8 Increase 1.5
TUSC Mike Friel 165 1.3 N/A
Majority 3,469 28.0
Turnout 12,392
Labour hold Swing Increase 3.1

Nechells

Nechells 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yvonne Mosquito 6,403 74.1 Increase 14.5
Conservative John Turner 964 11.2 Increase 2.0
Green Janet Assheton 611 7.1 Increase 1.1
Liberal Democrats Shazad Iqbal 574 6.6 Decrease 17.7
Patriotic Socialist Party John McAuliffe 88 1.0 N/A
Majority 4,439 62.9
Turnout 8,640
Labour hold Swing Increase 6.3

Northfield

Northfield 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Debbie Clancy 4,705 39.7 Decrease 2.3
Labour Robbie Lea-Trengrouse 4,033 34.0 Decrease 7.2
UKIP Clair Braund 2,068 17.5 N/A
Green Susan Pearce 517 4.4 Decrease 0.9
Liberal Democrats Andy Moles 436 3.7 Decrease 1.3
TUSC Clive Walder 78 0.7 N/A
Majority 672 5.7
Turnout 11,837
Conservative hold Swing Increase 2.5

Oscott

Oscott 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Linnecor 4,268 42.3 Decrease 15.7
Conservative Graham Green 2,822 27.9 Decrease 0.9
UKIP Roger Tempest 2,382 23.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nick Jolliffe 285 2.8 Decrease 0.8
Green Harry Eyles 253 2.5 Decrease 0.4
TUSC Brian Beddowes 91 0.9 N/A
Majority 1,446 14.4
Turnout 10,101
Labour hold Swing Decrease 7.4

Perry Barr

Perry Barr 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jon Hunt 4,161 41.7 Decrease 4.7
Labour Sarfraiz Hussain 3,484 34.9 Decrease 5.9
Conservative Alain Hurst 1,055 10.6 Decrease 1.4
UKIP Charles Douglas 1,033 10.3 N/A
Green Seth Atkin 246 2.5 N/A
Majority 677 6.8
Turnout 9,979
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase 0.6

Quinton

Quinton 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Clancy 4,828 44.6 Decrease 5.7
Conservative Georgina Chandler 3,684 34.1 Decrease 4.6
UKIP Martin Barrett 1,423 13.1 N/A
Green Peter Beck 491 4.5 Increase 0.8
Liberal Democrats Ian Garrett 341 3.2 Decrease 1.0
TUSC Nick Hart 55 0.5 N/A
Majority 1,144 10.5
Turnout 10,822
Labour hold Swing Decrease 0.6

Selly Oak

Selly Oak 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Brigid Jones 4,160 45.5 Increase 1.9
Conservative Monica Hardie 2,225 22.7 Increase 4.8
Liberal Democrats Colin Green 1,484 15.2 Decrease 9.9
Green Joe Rooney 1,189 12.2 Increase 3.1
UKIP Sylvia Tempest-Jones 602 6.2 Increase 2.8
TUSC Keturah Prendergast 122 1.2 N/A
Majority 1,935 19.8
Turnout 9,782
Labour Co-op hold Swing Decrease 1.5

Shard End

Shard End 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Ward 3,931 45.0 Decrease 10.9
UKIP Iain Roden 2,594 29.7 Increase 20.7
Conservative Suzanne Webb 1,654 18.9 Decrease 1.2
Liberal Democrats Christopher Barber 327 3.7 Decrease 0.1
Green Christopher Nash 241 2.7 Decrease 0.9
Majority 1,337 15.3
Turnout 8,747
Labour hold Swing Decrease 15.8

Sheldon

Sheldon 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Tilsley 3,952 41.2 Decrease 11.5
Labour Bob Collins 2,247 23.4 Decrease 2.3
UKIP David Bridges 1,852 19.3 Increase 13.5
Conservative Barry Theocharides 1,250 13.1 Increase 4.8
Green Lewis Mughal 189 2.0 Increase 0.5
TUSC Mark Andrews 97 1.0 N/A
Majority 1,705 17.8
Turnout 9,587
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease 4.6

Soho

Soho 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sybil Spence 7,321 77.9 Increase 6.2
Conservative Robert Higginson 1,091 11.6 Increase 4.6
Green Margaret Okole 505 5.4 Increase 2.1
Liberal Democrats Majid Hussain 483 5.1 Decrease 12.3
Majority 6,230 66.3
Turnout 9,400
Labour hold Swing Increase 0.8

South Yardley

South Yardley 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nawaz Ali 4,682 41.6 Decrease 2.7
Liberal Democrats Daphne Gaved 3,790 33.6 Decrease 7.8
UKIP Graham Duffen 1,488 13.2 Increase 7.1
Conservative Pervez Akhtar 887 7.9 Increase 3.1
Green Paul Holloway 322 2.8 Decrease 0.1
TUSC Siobhan Friel 98 0.9 N/A
Majority 892 8.0
Turnout 11,267
Labour hold Swing Increase 2.6

Sparkbrook

Sparkbrook 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Kennedy 8,599 77.5 Increase 28.0
Liberal Democrats Seleen Hussein 1,285 11.6 Increase 5.2
Conservative Andrew May 654 5.9 Increase 3.1
Green James Mckears 553 5.0 +Increase 2.8
Majority 7,314 65.9 Increase 55.0
Turnout 11,091
Labour hold Swing Increase 11.4

Springfield

Springfield 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Habib Rehman 7,060 61.2 Increase 7.2
Liberal Democrats Tanveer Chouxhry 2,836 24.6 Increase 1.7
Conservative Tom Huxley 1,129 9.8 Increase 4.0
Green Seeyam Brijmohun 515 4.5 Increase 1.7
Majority 4,224 36.6 Increase 5.5
Turnout 11,540
Labour hold Swing Increase 2.8

Stechford and Yardley North

Stechford and Yardley North 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Basharat Dad 3,567 35.6 Steady
Liberal Democrats Colin Jones 3,354 33.5 Decrease 8.8
UKIP Paul Clayton 1,766 17.6 Increase 8.3
Conservative Robert Clark 982 9.8 Increase 0.1
Green Grant Bishop 269 2.7 Increase 0.4
TUSC Laura Cross 87 0.9 N/A
Majority 213 2.1 Decrease 4.5
Turnout 10,025
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase 4.4

Stockland Green

Stockland Green 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mick Finnegan 4,649 54.3 Decrease 0.9
Conservative Rachel Toussaint 2,053 24.0 Decrease 5.7
UKIP Mike Kemble 1,061 12.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Franklyn Aaron 414 4.8 Decrease 1.8
Green Sara Myers 389 4.5 Increase 0.7
Majority 2,596 30.3 Increase 4.9
Turnout 8,566
Labour hold Swing Increase 2.4

Sutton Four Oaks

Sutton Four Oaks 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Cornish 8,393 62.0 Decrease 7.9
Labour Nick Preston 1,926 14.2 Increase 0.5
UKIP Brendan Padmore 1,827 13.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Hubert Duffy 803 5.9 Decrease 2.2
Green David Ratcliff 596 4.4 Decrease 3.2
Majority 6,467 47.7 Decrease 8.5
Turnout 13,545
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 4.2

Sutton New Hall

Due to a by-election the top two candidates were elected.

Sutton New Hall 2015 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Barrie 6,889
Conservative Alex Yip 4,832
UKIP Stuart Connolly 2,750
Labour Ian Brindley 2,373
Labour Frank Ray 1,819
Green Colin Marriott 891
Liberal Democrats Gareth Hardy 636
Liberal Democrats Trevor Holtom 585
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sutton Trinity

Sutton Trinity 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Pears 5,990 47.3 Decrease 10.6
Labour Roger Barley 2,699 21.3 Decrease 4.7
UKIP Marcus Brown 2,577 20.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sally Lippiatt 830 6.6 Decrease 2.5
Green Richard Winter 565 4.5 Decrease 1.8
Majority 3,291 26.0 Decrease 8.0
Turnout 12,661
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 3.0

Sutton Vesey

Sutton Vesey 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lyn Collin 5,942 46.2 Decrease 2.8
Labour Manish Puri 4,268 33.2 Decrease 6.3
UKIP Albert Meehan 1,627 12.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Lynn Williams 569 4.4 Decrease 1.1
Green Max Ramsay 464 3.6 N/A
Majority 1,674 13.0 Increase 3.5
Turnout 12,870
Conservative hold Swing Increase 1.8

Tyburn

Tyburn 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Sharpe 3,720 43.6 Decrease 9.2
Conservative Cilfton Welch 2,088 24.5 Increase 2.7
UKIP Andrew Garcarz 1,894 22.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ann Holtom 550 6.5 Decrease 13.8
Green Alex Wright 206 2.4 Decrease 1.8
TUSC James Redfren 69 0.8 N/A
Majority 1,632 19.1 Decrease 11.9
Turnout 8,527
Labour hold Swing Decrease 6.0

Washwood Heath

Washwood Heath 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ansar Khan 9,200 78.4 Decrease 10.0
Liberal Democrats Shamsur Rehman 1,395 11.9 Increase 7.4
Conservative Cameron Hughes 615 5.2 Increase 2.4
Green John Bentley 525 4.5 Increase 2.3
Majority 7,805 66.5 Decrease 17.9
Turnout 11,735
Labour hold Swing Decrease 8.7

Weoley

Weoley 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Booton 4,118 40.4 Decrease 1.1
Conservative Jayne Freeman 3,519 34.6 Decrease 7.1
UKIP Tony Hayes 1,641 16.1 N/A
Green Anna Masters 494 4.7 Decrease 0.3
Liberal Democrats Steven Haynes 412 4.0 Decrease 2.4
Majority 599 5.8 N/A
Turnout 10,184
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase 3.0

References

  1. ^ "2015 Local Election Results". Birmingham City Council. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Elections Results 2011" (PDF). Birmingham City Council. Retrieved 16 February 2016.