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Birmingham Selly Oak

2010 Results:
Conservative: 14468 (31.07%)
Labour: 17950 (38.55%)
Liberal Democrat: 10371 (22.27%)
BNP: 1820 (3.91%)
UKIP: 1131 (2.43%)
Green: 664 (1.43%)
Christian: 159 (0.34%)
Majority: 3482 (7.48%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20658 (48.4%)
Conservative: 12304 (28.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 7792 (18.3%)
Other: 1936 (4.5%)
Majority: 8354 (19.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 10375 (24.9%)
Labour: 19226 (46.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 9591 (23%)
Green: 1581 (3.8%)
UKIP: 967 (2.3%)
Majority: 8851 (21.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 10676 (26.6%)
Labour: 21015 (52.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 6532 (16.3%)
UKIP: 568 (1.4%)
Green: 1309 (3.3%)
Majority: 10339 (25.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 14033 (27.8%)
Labour: 28121 (55.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 6121 (12.1%)
Referendum: 1520 (3%)
Other: 755 (1.5%)
Majority: 14088 (27.9%)

Boundary changes: Major changes. The new Selly Oak loses Kings Norton and parts of Moseley and instead gains Billesley and Bournville. This means the new seat is actually largely made up of the former seat of Birmingham Hall Green.

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Steve McCabe (Labour) born 1955, Port Glasgow. Educated at Moray House College. Social worker. Birmingham councillor 1990-1998. MP for Birmingham Hall Green since 1997. Government whip since 2006.

2010 election candidates:
portraitNigel Dawkins (Conservative) Software consultant. Birmingham city councillor since 2000. In 2007 led a successful campaign against a Tesco application to sell alcohol in the traditionally dry area of Bournville.
portraitSteve McCabe (Labour) born 1955, Port Glasgow. Educated at Moray House College. Social worker. Birmingham councillor 1990-1998. MP for Birmingham Hall Green since 1997. Government whip since 2006.
portraitDavid Radcliffe (Liberal Democrat) born 1973. Educated at UMIST. Birmingham councillor since 2004. Contested Corby 2005.
portraitJames Burn (Green)
portraitJeff Burgess (UKIP)
portraitLynette Orton (BNP)
portraitSamuel Leeds (Christian Party)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 97296
Male: 48.1%
Female: 51.9%
Under 18: 22.1%
Over 60: 19.9%
Born outside UK: 10.6%
White: 87.3%
Black: 2.9%
Asian: 6.1%
Mixed: 2.5%
Other: 1.3%
Christian: 67.5%
Hindu: 1.4%
Jewish: 0.6%
Muslim: 3.5%
Sikh: 1.3%
Full time students: 13.1%
Graduates 16-74: 21.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.6%
Owner-Occupied: 61.4%
Social Housing: 24.6% (Council: 17.7%, Housing Ass.: 6.9%)
Privately Rented: 10.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 19.3%

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