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Birmingham Hodge Hill

2010 Results:
Conservative: 4936 (11.62%)
Labour: 22077 (51.98%)
Liberal Democrat: 11775 (27.72%)
BNP: 2333 (5.49%)
UKIP: 714 (1.68%)
Others: 637 (1.5%)
Majority: 10302 (24.26%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20548 (50.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 10373 (25.6%)
Conservative: 4439 (11%)
Other: 5090 (12.6%)
Majority: 10175 (25.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 3768 (13.3%)
Labour: 13822 (48.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 8373 (29.5%)
BNP: 1445 (5.1%)
UKIP: 680 (2.4%)
Other: 329 (1.2%)
Majority: 5449 (19.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 5283 (20%)
Labour: 16901 (63.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 2147 (8.1%)
UKIP: 275 (1%)
BNP: 889 (3.4%)
Other: 970 (3.7%)
Majority: 11618 (43.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 8198 (24%)
Labour: 22398 (65.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 2891 (8.5%)
Other: 660 (1.9%)
Majority: 14200 (41.6%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Liam Byrne(Labour) born 1970, Warrington. Educated at Burnt Mill School and Manchester University. Prior to his election worked for Accenture, NM Rothschild and founded a technology company. First elected as MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill in the 2004 by-election. Under-secretary of state in the department of Health 2005-2006, Minister of State in the Home Office 2006-2008, in the Cabinet Office 2008-2009. Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2009 to 2010, famously leaving his sucessor David Laws a letter saying “There is no money left”. Shadow work and pensions secretary since 2011 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitShailesh Parekh (Conservative)
portraitLiam Byrne(Labour) born 1970, Warrington. Educated at Burnt Mill School and Manchester University. Prior to his election worked for Accenture, NM Rothschild and founded a technology company. First elected as MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill in the 2004 by-election. Under-secretary of state in the department of Health 2005-2006, Minister of State in the Home Office 2006-2008, in the Cabinet Office 2008-2009. Chief Secretary to the Treasury since 2009 (more information at They work for you)
portraitTariq Khan (Liberal Democrat) Birmingham councillor between 1994-2002 and since 2003. Former Deputy group leader.
portraitWaheed Rafiq (UKIP)
portraitRichard Lumby (BNP)
portraitPeter Johnson (Social Democrat)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 107826
Male: 48.4%
Female: 51.6%
Under 18: 32.3%
Over 60: 17.3%
Born outside UK: 21.6%
White: 54.4%
Black: 4.4%
Asian: 37.8%
Mixed: 2.7%
Other: 0.7%
Christian: 46.4%
Muslim: 35.8%
Sikh: 0.8%
Full time students: 4.5%
Graduates 16-74: 8.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 49.4%
Owner-Occupied: 57%
Social Housing: 32.3% (Council: 25.7%, Housing Ass.: 6.6%)
Privately Rented: 6.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 31.7%

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