Councillors for Birmingham City Council in the West Midlands, England are elected every 4 years (known as all-out elections). The next elections are in 2022. Changes to ward boundaries were made in 2018. 101 councillors are elected from 69 wards.[1]

Political control

Since 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 2012–present
No overall control 2003–2012
Labour 1984–2003
Conservative 1982–1984
Labour 1980–1982
No overall control 1979–1980
Conservative 1976–1979
No overall control 1975–1976
Labour 1973–1975

Council elections

Result maps

By-election results

2013–2017

Resignation of Labour Cllr Sam Burden.

Hall Green By-election, 4 May 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Clements 3,138 42.0
Liberal Democrats Tanveer Choudhry 1,889 25.2
Conservative Obaid Khan 1,683 22.5
UKIP Alan Blumenthal 462 6.1
Green Gareth Courage 307 4.1
Majority 1,249 16.7
Turnout 7,479 39.0

Death of Lib Dem Cllr Ray Hassall.[4]

Perry Barr By-election, 4 May 2017[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Morriam Jan 2,387 44.1
Labour Mohammed Hanif 2,156 39.8
Conservative Minu Sungu 558 10.3
Green Matthew Ford 314 5.8
Majority 231 4.3
Turnout 5,415 33.7

Resignation of Labour Cllr Cath Grundy.

Kingstanding By-election, 13 February 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Sambrook 1,571 47.0 Increase 7.3
Labour Lorraine Owen 1,433 42.8 Decrease 6.9
UKIP Roger Tempest 266 7.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Graham Lippiatt 43 1.3 Decrease 0.7
National Front Terry Williams 33 1.0 Increase 0.2
Majority 138 4.1
Turnout 3,355 19
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2009-2013

Sparkbrook By-election, 10 November 2011[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Victoria Quinn 3,932 56.7 Increase 6.9
Respect Mohammed Ishtiaq 2,301 33.2 Decrease 5.6
Liberal Democrats Adil Rashid 395 5.7 Decrease 0.8
Green Peter Tinsley 179 2.6 Increase 0.4
Conservative Sahar Rezazadeh 133 1.9 Decrease 0.8
Majority 1,631 23.5
Turnout 6,965 33.0
Labour gain from Respect Swing
Sutton New Hall By-election, 22 October 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Barrie 1,633 58.3 Decrease 8.8
Labour Robert Pocock 505 18.0 Increase 5.6
UKIP Maddy Westrop 344 12.3 Increase 12.3
Liberal Democrats Robert Hardware 319 11.4 Increase 2.7
Majority 1,128 40.3
Turnout 2,801 15.9
Conservative hold Swing
Sparkbrook By-election, 17 September 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Respect Shokat Ali 2,495 39.6 Decrease 7.0
Labour Mohammed Azim 2,228 35.4 Decrease 1.3
Conservative Abdul Kadir 799 12.7 Increase 7.5
Liberal Democrats Naeem Qureshi 506 8.0 Increase 1.5
Green Charles Alldrick 213 3.4 Increase 3,4
Independent Sakander Mahmood 55 0.9 Increase 0.9
Majority 267 4.2
Turnout 6,296 32.3
Respect hold Swing
Lozells and East Handsworth By-election, 4 June 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hendrina Quinnen 3,018 42.2 Increase 31.1
Liberal Democrats Sabirul Islam 2,000 28.0 Increase 15.1
Conservative Raja Khan 1,622 22.7 Decrease 22.9
Green Ankaret Harmer 297 4.2 Decrease 8.6
UKIP Melvin Ward 208 2.9 Increase 2.9
Majority 1,018 14.2
Turnout 7,145 38.8
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009

Brandwood By-election, 20 September 2007[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Leddy 1,998 42.7 Increase 9.1
Conservative Ken Axford 1,663 35.6 Decrease 4.2
BNP Robert Purcell 290 6.2 Decrease 2.7
Liberal Democrats Brian Peace 285 6.1 Decrease 4.9
Green Anna Masters 193 4.1 Decrease 2.6
Independent Frank Chance 157 3.4 Increase 3.4
UKIP Francois Jones 64 1.4 Increase 1.4
New Nationalist Party Keith Axon 25 0.5 Increase 0.5
Majority 335 7.1
Turnout 4,675 26.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Tyburn By-election, 8 September 2005[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynda Clinton 1,451 52.4 Increase 19.3
Conservative Gerald Brien 982 35.5 Increase 12.5
Liberal Democrats John Line 334 12.1 Decrease 4.3
Majority 469 16.9
Turnout 2,767 15.0
Labour hold Swing
Aston By-election, 28 July 2005 (3 seats)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ayoub Khan 2,081
Liberal Democrats Abdul Aziz 2,044
Liberal Democrats Abdul Khalique 1,905
Labour Ziaul Islam 1,896
Labour Anthony Kennedy 1,843
Labour Changese Khan 1,578
Conservative Raja Iqbal 282
Green Anna Dunstan 182
Conservative David Williams-Masinda 166
Conservative Mohammed Mushtaq 148
Turnout 12,125 25.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Bordesley Green By-election, 28 July 2005 (3 seats)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
People's Justice Shaukat Ali 2,241
Labour Shafique Shah 2,183
People's Justice Saeed Mohammed 2,065
People's Justice Choudhry Ullah 2,041
Labour Zulfiqar Khan 2,009
Labour Stewart Stacey 1,875
Liberal Democrats Qamar Nawaz 1,372
Liberal Democrats Nazar Hussain 1,117
Liberal Democrats Azad Aslam 1,058
Green Alan Clawley 314
Conservative David Fazakerley 251
Conservative Mohammed Shariff-Malik 154
Conservative Jasbir Singh 153
Turnout 16,833 31.3
People's Justice gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
People's Justice gain from Labour Swing
Moseley & Kings Heath By-election, 5 May 2005[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Henley 4,162 37.4 Increase 7.3
Liberal Democrats Zaman Khan 3,898 35.1 Increase 4.0
Conservative Barry Hands 1,889 16.9 Steady
Green Stuart Masters 1,184 10.6 Increase 5.7
Majority 264 2.3
Turnout 11,133 61.1
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005

Stockland Green By-election, 20 November 2003[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah-Jayne Plant 1,377 43.0 Decrease 4.0
Liberal Democrats Anthony Foley 759 23.7 Increase 5.0
Conservative Derek Green 512 16.0 Decrease 6.0
BNP Robert Purcell 503 15.7 Increase 15.7
Socialist Alliance Maria Werson 48 1.5 Increase 1.5
Majority 618 19.3
Turnout 3,199 18.1
Labour hold Swing
Hodge Hill By-election, 28 February 2002[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,172 42.5 Increase 13.7
Conservative 1,044 37.9 Decrease 15.1
Liberal Democrats 287 10.4 Decrease 7.8
UKIP 255 9.2 Increase 9.2
Majority 128 4.6
Turnout 2,758 15.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Kingsbury By-election, 11 October 2001[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Sharpe 1,113 57.2 Increase 5.5
Conservative Craig Smeaton 679 34.9 Decrease 4.0
Liberal Democrats Emily Rohaise 105 5.4 Decrease 4.1
Socialist Alliance Steven Godward 37 1.9 Increase 1.9
UKIP Alan Ware 13 0.7 Increase 0.7
Majority 434 22.3
Turnout 1,947 16.6
Labour hold Swing
Fox Hollies By-election, 7 June 2001[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Redmond 4,311 52.5 Increase 20.2
Liberal Democrats Penelope Wagg 2,838 34.6 Decrease 23.1
Conservative Paul Burke 1,010 12.3 Increase 0.2
Majority 1,473 17.9
Turnout 8,159 48.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

1997-2001

Death of Labour Cllr David Wells.

Stockland Green By-election, 15 July 1999[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Langley 1,369 70.2 Increase 9.9
Conservative Paul Valdmanis 432 22.1 Decrease 0.6
Justice for the Elderly Christopher F S Rose 229 11.7 Increase 6.7
Liberal Democrats Derek P Parsons 148 7.6 Decrease 4.4
Majority 937 48.1
Turnout 2,178 12.0
Labour hold Swing

Death of Labour Cllr Anthony Rust.

Harborne By-election, 11 September 1997[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Whitby 2,719 53.4 Increase 8.5
Labour Stephen Cormell 1,859 36.5 Decrease 6.8
Liberal Democrats Conall Boyle 420 8.2 Decrease 1.3
Green Peter Beck 96 1.9 Decrease 0.4
Majority 860 16.9
Turnout 5,094 29.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Aston By-election, 10 July 1997[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,623 80.2 Increase 16.0
Liberal Democrats 426 13.0 Increase 5.6
Conservative 221 6.8 Decrease 4.9
Majority 2,197 67.2
Turnout 3,270
Labour hold Swing
King's Norton By-election, 10 July 1997[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,731 64.9 Increase 3.5
Conservative 700 26.3 Decrease 1.5
Liberal Democrats 184 6.9 Decrease 4.0
BNP 50 1.9 Increase 1.9
Majority 1,031 38.6
Turnout 2,665 16.4
Labour hold Swing

1993-1997

Death of Lib Dem Cllr Neil Biddlestone.

Acocks Green By-election, 30 January 1997[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Whorwood 3,134 59.9
Labour Brenden O'Brien 1,626 31.1
Conservative Peter Osborn 407 7.8
UKIP Alan Ware 60 1.1
Majority 1,508 26.1
Turnout 5,227 26.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Yardley By-election, 7 November 1996[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Barbara Jackson 3,285 67.5
Labour Lewis Berry 1,191 24.4
Conservative Bryan Brooke 395 8.1
Majority 2,094 42.9
Turnout 4,871 27.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Death of Labour Cllr Edward Rochford.

Hodge Hill By-election, 11 January 1996[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anita Ward 1,240 52.0
Conservative Barry Hands 790 33.2
Liberal Democrats Sean Hagan 352 14.8
Majority 450 18.9
Turnout 2,382 12.6
Labour hold Swing

Death of Labour Cllr Paul Haymeraj.

Small Heath By-election, 12 May 1994[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Douglas McCarrick 3,268 62.0
Small Heath Res Kenneth Greaves 920 17.5
Conservative Nasreen Kayani 861 16.3
Green Alan Clawley 181 3.4
Natural Law Tessa Portsmouth 37 0.7
Majority 2,348 44.6
Turnout 5,267 25.6
Labour hold Swing

Death of Conservative Cllr Arthur Walker.

Quinton By-election, 24 March 1994[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Bashford 2,919 46.6
Conservative Edward Grant 2,625 41.9
Liberal Democrats Susan Sherwen 529 8.4
Green Peter Beck 195 3.1
Majority 294 0.1
Turnout 5,267 39.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Death of Conservative Cllr Clare Fancote.

Sutton Vesey By-election, 9 September 1993[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hood 3,539 45.8
Liberal Democrats Marie Cope 3,118 40.3
Labour Frank Hooley 797 10.3
National Front Louise Holland 171 2.2
Monster Raving Loony Tessa Portsmouth 104 1.4
Majority 421 0.1
Turnout 7,729 33.7
Conservative hold Swing

Resignation of Labour Cllr Khalid Mahmood.

Sparkbrook By-election, 22 April 1993[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Kennedy 2,232 55.9
Conservative Aziz-ul Hassan 1,306 32.7
Liberal Democrats Sean Hagan 311 7.8
Green Charles Alldrick 147 3.7
Majority 926 23.2
Turnout 3,996 24.0
Labour hold Swing

Resignation of Lib Dem Cllr Paul Shefield.

Acock's Green By-election, 11 February 1993[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Neil Biddlestone 3,462 62.1
Labour Ian Jamieson 1,407 25.2
Conservative Clifford Beasley 705 12.6
Majority 2,055 36.8
Turnout 5,577 27.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Resignation of Labour Cllr Fred Grattidge.

Fox Hollies By-Election 11 February 1993[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Yapp 1,539 47.2
Conservative Leonard Kirby 937 28.7
Liberal Democrats Nicola Henry 782 24.0
Majority 602 18.4
Turnout 3,261 18.6
Labour hold Swing

Before 1993

Erdington By-Election 25 October 1973[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Vickers 3,179
Conservative Donald Bailey 1,770
Liberal Democrats Dennis Pearson 1,716
National Front Reginald Barlow 371
Majority 1,409
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

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