2007 Birmingham City Council election

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2007 Birmingham City Council election
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One third (40) seats to Birmingham City Council
61 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats won 44 41 32
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3 Steady

Council control before election

No Overall Control

Council control after election

No Overall Control

Elections to Birmingham City Council in England were held in May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control as it had been since 2003.[1]

Election result[edit]

Birmingham Local Election Result 2007[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 44 Increase 3 Steady Increase 3
  Labour 41 Increase 1 Decrease 4 Decrease 3
  Liberal Democrats 32 Increase 1 Decrease 1 Steady
  Respect 2 Increase 1 Decrease 1 Steady
  BNP 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  Green 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  UKIP 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  Community Independent 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  Independent 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  Socialist Labour 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  National Front 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  New Nationalist Party 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  People's Justice 0 Steady Steady Steady 0

Council Composition[edit]

After the election the composition of the council was:

44 41 32 2 1
Conservative Labour Lib Dem Respect Other

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

44 41 32 2 1
Labour Conservative Lib Dem Respect Other

Ward results[edit]

Acocks Green[edit]

Acocks Green 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Penny Wagg 3,072
Labour John O'Shea 1,452
BNP Ben Lumby 536
Conservative Hannah Axford 508
Green Amanda Baker 258
UKIP Peter Hillman 77
Majority 1,620
Turnout 5,919 30.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Aston[edit]

Aston 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Muhammad Afzal 2,684
Respect Abdul Aziz 2,018
Liberal Democrats Saeed Aehmed 2005
Conservative Mohammed Hasan 209
Green Liam Wilkinson 165
BNP Pamela Allen 136
Majority 666
Turnout 7,255 39.9
Labour gain from Respect Swing

Bartley Green[edit]

Bartley Green 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lines 3,718
Labour John Ritchie 1,421
BNP Julie Ashton 569 8.2
Liberal Democrats John Ashley Hemming 307
Green Annabel Smith 186
Majority 2,297
Turnout 6,215 35.1
Conservative hold Swing

Billesley[edit]

Billesley 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hughes 2,608
Labour Susan Burfoot 2,445
BNP Malcolm Owen 753
Liberal Democrats Philip Wagg 463
Green Margaret James 291
Majority 163
Turnout 6,589 35.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Bordesley Green[edit]

Bordesley Green 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shafique Shah 3,908
Liberal Democrats Saeed Mohammed 2,638
Respect Farooq Rajput 1,403
Conservative Fitzroy Stevenson 352
BNP Martin Williams 279
Green Adam Clawley 196
Majority 1,270
Turnout 8,805 44.3
Labour hold Swing

Bournville[edit]

Bournville 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Huxtable 3,890
Labour Peter Griffiths 1,715
Green Joe Rooney 1,096
Liberal Democrats Roger Harmer 792
BNP Malcolm Doughty 444 5.1
Majority 2,175 31.9
Turnout 7,953 40.9
Conservative hold Swing

Brandwood[edit]

Brandwood 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Hill 2,646
Labour Gary Mills 2,231
Liberal Democrats Brian Peace 730
BNP Gemma Orton 588
Green Anna Masters 448
Majority 415
Turnout 6,654 37.2
Conservative hold Swing

Edgbaston[edit]

Edgbaston 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Hutchings 2,410
Labour Martin Clee 1,196
Liberal Democrats Stuart Ritchie 524
Green Barney Smith 322
BNP Trevor Shearer 121
UKIP Francois Jones 75
Majority 1,214
Turnout 4,663 28.0
Conservative hold Swing

Erdington[edit]

Erdington 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Compton 2,588
Labour Co-op Susanna McCorry 1,701
BNP Terence Larkin 494
Liberal Democrats Gareth Hardy 453
Green Mark Oley 295
Majority 887
Turnout 5,540 33.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Hall Green[edit]

Hall Green 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Hawthorn 3,122
Conservative Bob Harvey 2,430
Labour Samuel Burden 1,346
BNP Robert Davenport 412
Green Daniel Cook 297 2.3
Majority 692
Turnout 7,622 40.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Handsworth Wood[edit]

Handsworth Wood 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paulette Hamilton 2,684
Conservative Arjan Singh 2,224
Socialist Labour John Tyrrell 1,052
Liberal Democrats Kingsley Douglas 517
Green Eric Fairclough 309
BNP Keith Davies 202
Majority 460
Turnout 7,004 36.3
Labour hold Swing

Harborne[edit]

Harborne 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hollingworth 2,699
Labour John Priest 1,662
Green Phil Simpson 786
Liberal Democrats Miriam Banting 649
BNP Lynette Orton 265 3.5
Majority 1,307
Turnout 6,083 37.0
Conservative hold Swing

Hodge Hill[edit]

Hodge Hill 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gwyn Neilly 2,191 40.7
Labour Mike Nangle 2,075
BNP Denis Adams 686
Conservative Jessie Holland 671
Independent Roger Gordon 509
Green Lydia Bradshaw 108
Majority 116
Turnout 6,433 37.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Kings Norton[edit]

Kings Norton 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Wood 2,340
Labour Laura Ross 1,930
BNP Michael Bell 534
Liberal Democrats Kevin Hannon 393
Green Hermoine Coalter 231
Majority 410
Turnout 5,510 32.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Kingstanding[edit]

Kingstanding 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Kane 2,025
Conservative Mark Haddon 1,020
BNP Lee Windridge 673
Liberal Democrats Hubert Duffy 330
New Nationalist Party Sharon Ebanks 171
National Front Terry Williams 161
Green Geoffrey Tapalu 122
Majority 1,005
Turnout 4,533 26.3
Labour hold Swing

Ladywood[edit]

Ladywood 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Bore 1,791
Conservative Peter Smallbone 732
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Jeffers 456
Green Damien Duff 276
BNP Lee Saunders 160
UKIP Mark Nattrass 47
Majority 1,059
Turnout 3,474 21.0
Labour hold Swing

Longbridge[edit]

Longbridge 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Barton 2,050
Labour Amy Watson 1,629
BNP Elizabeth Wainwright 989
Liberal Democrats Sven Harvey 443
Green Bill Van Marle 222
Majority 421
Turnout 5,344 29.2
Conservative hold Swing

Lozells and East Handsworth[edit]

Lozells and East Handsworth 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mahmood Hussain 3,454
Liberal Democrats Sabirul Islam 1,634
Respect Raghib Ahsan 1,411
Conservative Zaweed Khan 334
Green Richard Pitt 224
BNP Zane Patchell 92
Majority 1,820
Turnout 7,177 38.2
Labour hold Swing

Moseley and Kings Heath[edit]

Moseley and Kings Heath 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Emily Cox 2,728
Labour William Lees 2,143
Respect Yasir Idris 947
Conservative Tariq Hussain 911
Green Elinor Stanton 683
BNP Sabrina Garnowski 161
UKIP Alan Blumenthal 134
Majority 585
Turnout 7,730 41.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Nechells[edit]

Nechells 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yvonne Mosquito 1,878
Respect Mushtaq Hussain 1,013
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Masoom 874
BNP Darren Potter 297
Community Independent Party Mohammed Shahban 268
Green Janet Assheton 256
People's Justice A Raja 167
Majority 865
Turnout 4,787 26.5
Labour hold Swing

Northfield[edit]

Northfield 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reg Corns 2,931
Labour Co-op Brian Seymore-Smith 1,839
BNP Leslie Orton 1,228
Liberal Democrats Andrew Moles 575
Green Susan Pearce 255
Majority 1,092
Turnout 6,935 36.6
Conservative hold Swing

Oscott[edit]

Oscott 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Linnecor 2,819
Conservative Graham Green 2,144
BNP Robert Purcell 894
Liberal Democrats James Hamilton 357
Green Harry Eyles 169
New Nationalist Party Keith Axon 102
Majority 675
Turnout 6,494 35.6
Labour hold Swing

Perry Barr[edit]

Perry Barr 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jon Hunt 2,794
Labour Sam Allen 1,675
Conservative Maria Green 734
BNP Steven Thomas 549
Green Lester Mundy 183
Majority 1,119
Turnout 5,950 34.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Quinton[edit]

Quinton 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Len Clark 3,215
Labour Caroline Badley 2,835
BNP Josephine Larkin 481
Liberal Democrats Susan Sherwen 457
Green Peter Beck 336
Majority 380
Turnout 7,335 42.1
Conservative hold Swing

Selly Oak[edit]

Selly Oak 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Wright 2,081
Labour David Williams 1,620
Conservative Andrew Hardie 956
Green Peter Tinsley 546
BNP Jeffrey Cahill 230
Majority 461
Turnout 5,443 26.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Shard End[edit]

Shard End 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Ward 2,527
BNP Richard Lumby 1,263
Conservative Barry Hands 806
Liberal Democrats Bryan Brooke 454
Green John Read 112
National Front Mark Neary 92
New Nationalist Party Matthew Benton 30
Majority 1,264
Turnout 5,373 29.4
Labour hold Swing

Sheldon[edit]

Sheldon 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Tilsley 3,637
Labour Mick Johnson 729
BNP Michael Jones 724
Conservative Emma Mahay 489
Green Michael Sheridan 132
Majority 2,908
Turnout 5,718 36.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Soho[edit]

Soho 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sybil Spence 3,325
Liberal Democrats Zalal Choudhury 1,482
Conservative David Williams-Masinda 438
Socialist Labour Sheera Johal 260
Green Huw Davies 234
BNP Darren Allen 120
Majority 1,843
Turnout 5,894 34.1
Labour hold Swing

South Yardley[edit]

South Yardley 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Osborne 3,342
Labour Javed Iqbal 1,622
BNP Tanya Whitehead 686
Conservative Ken Axford 560
Green Rianne Ten Veen 221
National Front Adrian Davidson 134
Majority 1,720
Turnout 6,482 33.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Sparkbrook[edit]

Sparkbrook 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Respect Mohammed Ishtiaq 3,514
Labour Mohammed Azim 2,503
Liberal Democrats Dilawar Khan 919
Conservative Anwar Hussain 548
Community Independent Shokat Ali 503
Green Charles Alldrick 310
BNP Arthur Botterill 106
Majority 1,011
Turnout 8,456 43.5
Respect gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Springfield[edit]

Springfield 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tanveer Choudhry 2,602
Labour Fazal Ellahi 2,283
Respect Mohammed Suleman 2,092
Conservative Mahinderpal Singh 561
Green Ian Jamieson 300
BNP Deanne Adams 254
Majority 319
Turnout 8,124 41.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stechford and Yardley North[edit]

Stechford and Yardley North 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Barbara Jackson 3,612
Labour Suraiya Makhdoom 784
BNP Patrick Collins 707
Conservative Robert Clark 506
Green Edith Roberts 119
UKIP Alan Ware 77
Majority 2,837
Turnout 5,881 32.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stockland Green[edit]

Stockland Green 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mick Finnegan 2,300
Conservative Jackie Banks 1,376
Liberal Democrats Richard Pearson 556
BNP Peter Lawrie 479
Green John Bentley 258
Majority 924
Turnout 4,976 29.5
Labour hold Swing

Sutton Four Oaks[edit]

Sutton Four Oaks 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Cornish 4,697
Liberal Democrats Trevor Holtom 647
Labour Manish Puri 555
UKIP Brendan Padmore 489
BNP Maureen Davies 372
Green Karl Macnaughton 301
Majority 4,050
Turnout 7,070 37.4
Conservative hold Swing

Sutton New Hall[edit]

Sutton New Hall 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Breadman 3,694
Labour Christopher Hillcox 922
Liberal Democrats Jean Woods 660
BNP Karen Lawrie 618
Green Jim Orford 296
Majority 2,772
Turnout 6,202 35.1
Conservative hold Swing

Sutton Trinity[edit]

Sutton Trinity 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Pears 3,622
Labour Roger Barley 1,063
Liberal Democrats Maureen Parker 730
BNP Mark Trippas 493
Green Ulla Grant 351
Majority 2,559
Turnout 6,271 32.4
Conservative hold Swing

Sutton Vesey[edit]

Sutton Vesey 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Clarkson 3,477
Labour Robert Pocock 1,678
Liberal Democrats Sidney Woods 696
BNP Wendy Lawrie 560
Green Heather Ramsden 397
Majority 1,799
Turnout 6,821 37.1
Conservative hold Swing

Tyburn[edit]

Tyburn 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Sharpe 1,584
Liberal Democrats John Line 1,112
Conservative Sallyann Rose 1,020
BNP Alan Chamberlain 550
Green Tamara Bolger 133
New Nationalist Party John Mitchell 54
Majority 472
Turnout 4,464 26.1
Labour hold Swing

Washwood Heath[edit]

Washwood Heath 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tariq Khan 5,294
Liberal Democrats Nazabit Ali 3,074
Conservative Wilfred Holland 481
BNP Graham Jones 254
Green Hazel Clawley 248
Majority 2,220
Turnout 9,389 48.4
Labour hold Swing

Weoley[edit]

Weoley 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adrian Delaney 2,187
Labour Co-op Mike Drinkwater 1,860
BNP Norman Ashton 548
Liberal Democrats Trevor Sword 534
Independent Mark Jastrzebski 264
Green Stuart Masters 237
Common Good Dick Rodgers 198
UKIP David Collin 83
Majority 327
Turnout 5,918 32.8
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Labour suffers Wolverhampton loss". BBC Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Birmingham City Council Election Results 2007". Retrieved 4 May 2017.