Godsiff contested Birmingham Yardley at the 1983 general election. He was MP for Birmingham Small Heath 1992-97, for Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 1997-2010, for Birmingham, Hall Green since 6 May 2010 general election.
In the 2015 general election, Godstiff retained his seat with a majority of 19,818. 
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