Birmingham Selly Oak general election candidates 2024

Selly Oak has been held by Labour since 1992.
-Credit: (Image: Nick Wilkinson/Birmingham Live)


Voters will go to the polls on July 4 to choose who will lead the next government. The cost of living crisis, the state of the NHS, the environment and immigration are at the forefront of public debate this election.

Parties from across the political spectrum will spend the next few weeks trying to convince voters they have the answers to these issues. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is hoping a slight economic up-turn will be enough to convince voters to stick with his party - while Labour leader Keir Starmer says now is the time for 'change' after 14 years of Tory 'chaos.'

In Selly Oak, voters will be able to choose their local MP from six candidates. MPs are you voice in Parliament and play a key role in shaping the future of the country.

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Who is the Labour candidate for Birmingham Selly Oak?

The Labour candidate for Selly Oak is Alistair Carns - a former marine and newcomer to politics. He will replace Steve Mccabe who is standing down from his role having been a Birmingham MP since 1997.

Colonel Alistair Cairns was awarded a Military Cross for his actions while serving in Afghanistan. Last week he quit the military after 24 years of service to stand in the general election.

Who is the Conservative candidate for Birmingham Selly Oak?

The Tory candidate for Selly Oak is Simon Phipps. Phipps is a current Conservative Councillor for Belle Vale ward on Dudley Council.

Who else is standing in Birmingham Selly Oak?

Selly Oak - which includes the wards of Billesley, Bournville, Brandwood - has six prospective parliamentary candidates. Here is a full list of candidates standing in Selly Oak.

  • Alistair Carns - Labour

  • Simon Phipps - Conservatives

  • Kamel Hawwash - Independent

  • Dave Radcliffe - Liberal Democrats

  • Erin Crawford - Reform UK

  • Jane Baston - Green Party

Who won Birmingham Selly Oak in 2019?

Selly Oak was held by Labour candidate Steve McCabe in 2019. McCabe won the vote with 27,714 votes - beating the Tory candidate who came second with 15,300 votes. Turn out in the 2019 election was 59.8%. Selly Oak has had a Labour MP since 1992.