Map of the results for the 1984 Solihull council election.
Map of the results for the 1984 Solihull council election.

The Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council elections were held on Thursday, 3 May 1984, with one third of the council to be elected and a double vacancy in Shirley West. The Conservatives retained control of the council. Voter turnout was 35.2%[1][2]

Election result

Solihull Local Election Result 1984
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 0 0 0 61.1 48.4 25,459
  Labour 5 0 0 0 27.8 27.5 14,494
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 2 0 0 0 11.1 8.1 4,285
  Alliance 0 0 0 0 0.0 14.9 7,861
Traditional Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.8 441
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 70

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Conservatives 33 33
Labour 13 13
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 4 4
Alliance 1 1
Total 51 51
Working majority  15   15 

Ward results

Bickenhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Ryan 2,083 50.5
Conservative Graham Juniper 1,702 41.3
Alliance (Liberal) David Moore 272 6.6
Independent Ratepayers John Keight 64 1.5
Majority 381 9.2
Turnout 4,121 47.2
Labour hold Swing
Castle Bromwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Richards 2,485 68.9
Labour Robert Overton 1,124 31.1
Majority 1,361 37.7
Turnout 3,609 39.7
Conservative hold Swing
Chelmsley Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Hill 1,894 75.5
Conservative Michael Wyldbore-Smith 615 24.5
Majority 1,279 51.0
Turnout 2,509 28.1
Labour hold Swing
Elmdon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Page 1,452 48.1
Labour Ian Jamieson 960 31.8
Alliance (Liberal) Robert Kirkham 607 20.1
Majority 492 16.3
Turnout 3,019 33.5
Conservative hold Swing
Fordbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Corser 1,101 55.5
Conservative David Scott 442 22.3
Traditional Labour James O'Callaghan 441 22.2
Majority 659 33.2
Turnout 1,984 26.1
Labour hold Swing
Kingshurst[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Haslewood 1,606 66.6
Conservative Dorothy Wallace 806 33.4
Majority 800 33.2
Turnout 2,412 34.3
Labour hold Swing
Knowle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Scannell 2,017 66.2
Alliance (SDP) Celia Marshall 821 26.9
Labour Simon Johnson 209 6.9
Majority 1,196 39.2
Turnout 3,047 37.6
Conservative hold Swing
Lyndon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Duddy 1,463 44.3
Alliance (Liberal) Ian Gillett 1,083 32.8
Labour Sean Gilmore 759 23.0
Majority 380 11.5
Turnout 3,305 40.4
Conservative hold Swing
Meriden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Vincent 1,820 56.5
Alliance (SDP) Arthur Crossley 1,117 34.7
Labour Thomas Hayes 282 8.8
Majority 703 21.8
Turnout 3,219 40.1
Conservative hold Swing
Olton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana Holl-Allen 1,893 51.8
Alliance (Liberal) John Windmill 1,411 38.6
Labour Warren McDivitt 353 9.6
Majority 482 13.2
Turnout 3,657 38.5
Conservative hold Swing
Packwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kenneth Meeson 1,887 49.9
Conservative Peter Tebbit 1,711 45.3
Labour Harry Challis 181 4.8
Majority 176 4.7
Turnout 3,779 41.7
Independent hold Swing
Shirley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Francis Toye 1,711 53.5
Independent Anthony Ebden 1,042 32.6
Labour Peter McLouchlin 443 13.9
Majority 669 20.9
Turnout 3,196 33.1
Conservative hold Swing
Shirley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Eric Pemberton 1,292 46.7
Conservative Anthony Bennett 1,111 40.1
Labour Barry Beattie 364 13.2
Majority 181 6.5
Turnout 2,767 30.2
Independent hold Swing
Shirley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sylvia McCulloch 1,332 49.0
Conservative Keith Samuels 1,262
Alliance (SDP) David Delve 771 28.4
Alliance (SDP) Carol Lea 658
Labour Roy May 545 20.0
Labour Susan Knowles 526
National Front Norman Tomkinson 70 2.6
Majority 561 20.6
Turnout 2,718 28.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Silhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bertram Hyde 1,969 59.9
Alliance (SDP) Karol Bard 904 27.5
Labour Alfred Porter 413 12.6
Majority 1,065 32.4
Turnout 3,286 32.2
Conservative hold Swing
Smith's Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derrick Harrison 2,010 78.0
Conservative Robin Draycott 568 22.0
Majority 1,442 55.9
Turnout 2,578 29.0
Labour hold Swing
St. Alphege[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norman Green 2,362 69.4
Alliance (Liberal) Carol Lindfield 875 25.7
Labour Frederick Hislop 167 4.9
Majority 1,487 43.7
Turnout 3,404 38.8
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Solihull M. B. C. Election Results Sheet, 3 May 1984", Solihull M.B.C.(1984).
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Solihull". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 January 2013.