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Birmingham redux

In Birmingham, redistricting, West Midlands on October 3, 2011 by dadge

Here’s probably the best solution for Birmingham, as proposed by Phil Davies on the Vote UK forum. The seats are virtually unchanged from the current constituencies, so they win the “maintaining local ties” argument hands down.

Two wards are split, as is allowed under law, and they are Oscott and Bartley Green. Using the polling district information available online, I’ve put polling districts CVE, CVG, CVH and CVI (approx 5733 voters) in Handsworth and polling districts CCC, CCD, CCE, CCI, CCJ, CCYY and CCZZ (approx 7881 voters) in Northfield.

 

SUTTON COLDFIELD 75,031
Sutton Four Oaks 19,103
Sutton New Hall 17,582
Sutton Trinity 19,777
Sutton Vesey 18,569

BIRMINGHAM ERDINGTON 79,972
Erdington 16,461
Kingstanding 17,227
Stockland Green 16,670
Tyburn 17,240
Oscott (part) 12,374

BIRMINGHAM HANDSWORTH 76,338
Oscott (part) 5,733
Perry Barr 16,746
Handsworth Wood 18,448
Lozells and East Handsworth 18,493
Soho 16,918

BIRMINGHAM HEARTLANDS 78,697
Bordesley Green 19,861
Washwood Heath 19,767
Nechells 19,716
Aston 19,353

BIRMINGHAM EDGBASTON 79,179
Edgbaston 17,490
Harborne 16,473
Ladywood 18,021
Quinton 17,385
Bartley Green (part) 9810

BIRMINGHAM NORTHFIELD 80,071
Weoley 17,664
Longbridge 18,397
Bartley Green (part) 7,881
Northfield 19,194
Kings Norton 16,935

BIRMINGHAM SELLY OAK 75,668
Bournville 19,298
Brandwood 18,567
Selly Oak 18,605
Billesley 19,198

BIRMINGHAM HALL GREEN* 77,157
Moseley and Kings Heath 18,617
Sparkbrook 19,407
Springfield 20,011
Hall Green 19,122

BIRMINGHAM YARDLEY 73,261
Acocks Green 19,365
South Yardley 19,784
Stechford and Yardley North 18,037
Sheldon 16,075

CASTLE BROMWICH 79,812
Castle Bromwich 9,271
Chelmsley Wood 9,236
Kingshurst and Fordbridge 9,455
Smith’s Wood 8,966
Shard End 18,579
Hodge Hill 17,778
Bickenhill (part) 6,527

(*If it was my choice, I’d call this seat Sparkhill.)

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