ELECTION 2019 – The battle for Birmingham: Hodge Hill

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At the moment, Liam Byrne, for the Labour party, is the only candidate vying for people’s vote.

There is no news yet on who the Conservative or Liberal Democrats might field or whether the Greens will stand.

With it being such a ‘safe’ seat, will any other party put up a fight?

Fox and Goose crossroads. Credit: Hodge Hill Police

Byrne has been the MP for Hodge Hill, ever since he won a tightly fought by-election in 2004.

He lives in Birmingham with his wife Sarah and their children. He is a board member of the Great Britain China Centre, a governor of the Institute of Government and has had numerous roles in parliament, including the Home Office, Cabinet and Treasury.

He was born in Warrington and graduated Politics and Modern History at Manchester University. He is also a Distinguished Honorary Fellow of the University of Birmingham.

Keep your eyes open and wait for the latest news update. Make sure you’re registered to vote on Thursday 12 December

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