Friday 4 May 2012

Election Campaign leads to Public Brawl in Alum Rock between Labour & Lib Dems

May 2012 Birmingham UK: There was an unfortunate incident in Alum Rock (Birmingham) during the Council Elections. The son of Mr. Azam (Lib. Dems candidate who lost) was involved in a fight with the sister of Mariam Khan (Labour candidate who won). Mr. Azam and Mariam Khan are relatives and this incident took place on Alum Rock road when the campaign was heating up ahead of the election on 3rd May. The campain office door was damaged and other supporters were also involved in the brawl. The incident was reported to West Midlands Police who are investigating. Mariam Khan was later elected as Councillor in Washwood Heath with 6,608 votes, whereas her relative Mr. Azam only managed 1,049 votes as the Council Election was a major success for the Labour Party. Nagina Kauser (Labour) won in Aston, Uzma Ahmed won in Bordesley Green (Labour), Anita Ward (Labour) won in Hodge Hill, Sue Anderson (Lib Dems) won in Sheldon, Mohammad Azim (Labour) won in Sparkbrook, Tahir Ali (Labour) won in Nechells, Zafar Iqbal (Labour) won in South Yardley, Marje Bridle (Labour) won in Shard End, Gurdial Singh Atwal (Labour) won in Handsworth Wood, Mahmood Hussain (Labour) won in Lozells & East Handsworth, Chaman Lal (Labour) won in Soho, Ray Hassall (Lib Dems) won in Perry Barr, Lisa Trickett (Labour) won in Moseley & Kings Heath, Deirdre Caroline Aldren (Conservative) won in Edgbaston, please note this list is not comprehensive. 

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