Map of the results for the 1986 Solihull council election.
Map of the results for the 1986 Solihull council election.

The Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council elections were held on Thursday, 8 May 1986, with one third of the council to be elected. The Conservatives retained control of the council. Voter turnout was 34.6%.[1][2]

Election result

Solihull Local Election Result 1986
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 0 4 -4 47.0 40.2 21,676 -8.2%
  Labour 5 1 0 +1 29.4 28.0 15,086 +0.5%
  Alliance 2 1 0 +1 11.8 23.4 12,641 +8.5%
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 2 2 0 +2 11.8 8.3 4,503 +0.2%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 57 -0.0%

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 29
Labour 13 14
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 4 6
Alliance 1 2
Total 51 51
Working majority  15   7 

Ward results

Bickenhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Kellie 1,714 44.3 +3.0
Labour Peter McLoughlin 1,458 37.7 -12.8
Alliance (Liberal) David Moore 695 18.0 +11.4
Majority 256 6.6 -2.6
Turnout 3,867 39.5 -7.7
Conservative hold Swing +7.9
Castle Bromwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gordon Roberts 1,847 49.2 -19.6
Labour Robert Overton 1,048 27.9 -3.2
Alliance (SDP) John Walker 856 22.8 +22.8
Majority 799 21.3 -16.4
Turnout 3,751 39.4 -0.3
Conservative hold Swing -8.2
Chelmsley Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Shaw 1,508 63.4 -12.0
Conservative Robin Draycott 453 19.1 -5.4
Alliance (Liberal) Thomas Wrenn 416 17.5 +17.5
Majority 1,055 44.4 -6.6
Turnout 2,377 25.6 -2.5
Labour hold Swing -3.3
Elmdon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Johanne Spittle 1,610 43.5 +11.7
Conservative Soad Hemming 1,290 34.8 -13.3
Alliance (SDP) Timothy Parazmand 804 21.7 +1.6
Majority 320 8.6 -7.7
Turnout 3,704 41.4 +7.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +12.5
Fordbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Harper 1,513 81.5 +26.0
Conservative Elizabeth Plaister 344 18.5 -3.7
Majority 1,169 62.9 +29.7
Turnout 1,857 24.2 -1.9
Labour hold Swing +14.9
Kingshurst[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Magee 1,648 70.2 +3.6
Conservative Daphne Clehorn 701 29.8 -3.6
Majority 947 40.3 +7.1
Turnout 2,349 35.3 +1.0
Labour hold Swing +3.6
Knowle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wright 1,881 58.2 -8.0
Alliance Jennifer Wright 1,102 34.1 +7.2
Labour Geoffrey Owen 248 7.7 +0.8
Majority 779 24.1 -15.1
Turnout 3,231 36.6 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing -7.6
Lyndon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) Norman Chapple 1,416 46.1 +13.3
Conservative Malcolm Holdsworth 916 29.8 -14.4
Labour Walter Kinder 740 24.1 +1.1
Majority 500 16.3 +4.8
Turnout 3,072 36.6 -3.8
Alliance hold Swing +13.9
Meriden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Grahame Boakes 1,639 46.7 -9.8
Alliance (SDP) John Johnson 1,461 41.7 +7.0
Labour Robert Davis 406 11.6 +2.8
Majority 178 5.1 -16.8
Turnout 3,506 41.7 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing -8.4
Olton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) John Windmill 1,636 46.6 +8.0
Conservative Michael Goodwin 1,454 41.4 -10.3
Labour Sylvia McKears 419 11.9 +2.3
Majority 182 5.2 -8.0
Turnout 3,509 36.2 -2.3
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing +9.2
Packwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Residents Amanda Jenkinson 1,902 49.9 -0.0
Conservative Miriam Harris 1,660 43.5 -1.7
Labour Co-op Ian Jamieson 251 6.6 +1.8
Majority 242 6.3 +1.7
Turnout 3,813 40.5 -1.2
Independent Residents gain from Conservative Swing -0.8
Shirley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Lewis 1,242 39.8 -14.2
Alliance (SDP) Ernest Garwood 777 24.6 +24.6
Labour Rona Miller 449 14.2 +0.4
Independent Residents & Ratepayers Judith Foster 687 21.8 -10.8
Majority 465 14.7 -6.2
Turnout 3,155 32.3 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing -19.4
Shirley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Residents & Ratepayers Anthony Ebden 1,914 51.6 +4.9
Conservative Stephen Wadsworth 1,334 36.0 -4.2
Labour Thomas Hayes 461 12.4 -0.7
Majority 580 15.6 +9.1
Turnout 3,709 33.1 +2.9
Independent Residents & Ratepayers gain from Conservative Swing +4.5
Shirley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Samuels 1,146 38.9 -10.1
Alliance (Liberal) John Reeve 1,095 37.2 +8.8
Labour Margaret Brittan 649 22.0 +2.0
National Front Norman Tomkinson 57 1.9 -0.6
Majority 51 1.7 -18.9
Turnout 2,947 30.2 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing -9.4
Silhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Hill 1,633 48.4 -11.5
Alliance (SDP) Peter Congdon 1,251 37.1 +9.6
Labour Alfred Porter 489 14.5 +1.9
Majority 382 11.3 -21.1
Turnout 3,373 32.4 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing -10.5
Smith's Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Austin 2,009 79.4 +1.5
Conservative Dorothy Wallace 520 20.6 -1.5
Majority 1,489 58.9 +2.9
Turnout 2,529 28.0 -1.0
Labour hold Swing +1.5
St. Alphege[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fraser Mitchell 1,902 59.2 -10.2
Alliance Karol Bard 1,132 35.2 +9.5
Labour Maurice Jones 180 5.6 +0.7
Majority 770 24.0 -19.7
Turnout 3,214 34.6 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing -9.8

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, 8 May 1986", Solihull M.B.C.(1986).
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Solihull". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 January 2013.