Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley general election candidates 2024

Six candidates are standing to represent Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley.
-Credit: (Image: Graham Young / BirminghamLive)


In just a few weeks, voters across the country will cast their votes in the upcoming general election deciding who will form the next government. Key issues such as immigration, the economy, foreign policy and the environment are at the forefront of public debate this election cycle.

All 650 parliamentary constituencies across the country are up for grabs on July 4 - including 10 seats here in Birmingham. In Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley, voters will have a choice of eight candidates to be their next MP.

The seat - previously named Birmingham Hall Green - has been renamed this election after constituency boundary changes in the UK. The seat has been held by Labour since the 1990s.

It covers Hall Green, Moseley, Kings Heath, Sparkbrook and Springfield.

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Who is the Labour candidate for Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley?

The Labour candidate for Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley is Tahir Ali. Mr Ali has served as MP for the area since 2019 having previously represented the Nechells Ward on Birmingham City Council.

Mr Ali is a member of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East and a vocal critic of Prime Minister's handing of the Israel-Hamas conflict. In January he apologised after saying Rishi Sunak had 'the blood of thousands of innocent people on his hands' after being asked to do so by Labour's chief whip.

In April, Ali denied claims made in a radio broadcast that he was in talks to defect to the George Galloway-led Workers Party.

Tahir Ali was elected as an MP for Birmingham Hall Green in 2019.
Tahir Ali was elected as an MP for Birmingham Hall Green in 2019. -Credit:Darren Quinton/Birmingham Live

Who is the Conservative candidate for Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley?

The Tory candidate for Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley is Henry Morris. Morris, who describes himself as a 'trade policy specialist' on X, formerly Twitter, said: "Proud to be have been selected as the Parliamentary Candidate for Hall Green and Moseley. Labour and the Conservatives in the City could not be more different: while Labour pushed the Council into bankruptcy, the Conservatives have been delivering on transport and housing.

"People in Hall Green and Moseley deserve better than the tax rises and services cuts that Labour offers, and that’s why I’ll be standing for the Conservatives at the next General Election."

Who is the Liberal Democrat standing?

Currently a local councillor for Moseley at Birmingham City Council, Izzy Knowles is standing for the Lib Dems. She is a former police officer and has also worked for a homeless charity.

Who else is standing in Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley?

There is a total of six candidates contesting the Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley seat. Two independent candidates - including controversial activist Shakeel Afsar - and candidates from the Green Party and Liberal Democrats will be hoping to take votes off Labour and the Tories on July 4.

Here's the full list candidates standing for Birmingham Hall Green:

  • Tahir Ali - Labour

  • Zain Ahmed - Green Party

  • Shakeel Afsar - Independent

  • Mohammad Hafeez - Independent

  • Izzy Knowles - Liberal Democrat

  • Henry Morris - Conservative

  • Stephen McBrine - Reform UK

  • Babar Raja - Independent

Who won Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley in 2019?

Tahir Ali won the seat of Birmingham Hall Green in 2019 with 35,889 votes and a majority of nearly 28,508 - the twelth largest majority in the UK. The Tories came second in with 7,381 votes.

In 2019, Ali faced a challenge from Roger Godsiff, the former Labour MP, who stood as an independent. Turn out for the 2019 election in Hall Green was 66%.