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 Birmingham Perry Barr
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Khalid Mahmood Labour 17,415 46.5 -16.5
Robert Binns Conservative 8,662 23.1 +1.4
Jon Hunt Liberal Democrat 8,566 22.9 +13.0
Avtar Jouhl Socialist Labour 1,544 4.1  
Caroline Johnson Socialist Alliance 465 1.2  
Natalya Nattrass UK Independence 352 0.9  
Michael Roche Independent 221 0.6  
Robert Davidson Muslim 192 0.5  
Majority 8,753 23.4
Turnout 37,417 52.6 -11.9
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 9.0% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Birmingham Perry Barr has been held for Labour by Jeff Rooker since 1974, and has been one of the party’s safer seats in the city.

Mr Rooker caused the suspension of four local Labour parties (including his own) after making allegations in February 1995 about candidates for the Labour nomination in Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath.

The ethnicity of residents in this seat is mixed, with a very large number of Asian and black inhabitants.

There is a significant amount of accommodation rented from housing associations, and a good number of households have over one person per room. The numbers of households with no central heating, at 40%, is also one of the largest proportions in the country.

It is a mark of the relative impoverishment of the constituency that there are several regeneration projects operating here. The Handsworth area has two, one a holistic regeneration of the area and the other concentrating a more specific £17.2m scheme centring on housing regeneration, while Kingstanding has a £4m regeneration initiative to take redevelopment forward across the ward.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Birmingham Perry Barr
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Jeff Rooker Labour 28,921 63.0
Andrew Dunnett Conservative 9,964 21.7
Ray Hassall Liberal Democrat 4,523 9.9
Saeed Mahmood Referendum 843 1.8
Alasdair Baxter Liberal Party 718 1.6
Lee Windridge BNP 544 1.2
Avtar Panesar Independent 374 0.8
Majority 18,957 41.3
Turnout 45,887 64.5
 
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