The Bournbrook and Selly Park results are in

3 May 2024
Joe by library

Labour have managed to cling on to the seat in Bournbrook and Selly Park, although their share of the vote has decreased by a whopping 22%.

A by-election was triggered in March following the surprise resignation of long-standing Labour councillor and cabinet member Brigid Jones.

Lib Dem candidate Joe Norris has been resident in the area for 4 years and has seen how problems have become so bad that the community feels helpless.

Commenting on the result, Joe said: “This area was once a beautiful, leafy outpost, but years of neglect from Birmingham Labour has left the streets filthy. Rows of “To Let” boards permanently left out make the area look depressed and derelict.

“The people of this ward deserve better, and the Liberal Democrats will continue to fight for them.”

Group Leader Cllr Roger Harmer said “I congratulate Jamie Scott on his election to Birmingham City Council.

“It’s an interesting result that stands in stark contrast to the national picture. We have seen Labour lose a large share of their vote, and a strong swing of 13.6% to the Liberal Democrats, showing that people are dissatisfied with the poor performance of Birmingham Labour at the council.” 

“This result puts Birmingham Labour on notice to shape up or ship out. Voters in Birmingham are also clearly showing their dissatisfaction with how the Gaza issue has been handled by Labour and Starmer’s inaction is costing Labour seats in many urban areas.”

“The Liberal Democrats have led the call for a bilateral ceasefire and continue to campaign hard for a two-state solution.

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