Map of the results for the 1990 Solihull council election.
Map of the results for the 1990 Solihull council election.

The Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council elections were held on Thursday, 3 May 1990, with one third of the council to be elected. There had been a number of by-elections the previous year, with the net result being Liberal Democrat gains from the Conservatives in Shirley East and the Independent Ratepayers & Residents in Packwood. The Conservatives narrowly retained control of the council. Voter turnout was 49.5%.[1][2]

Election result

Solihull Local Election Result 1990
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 1 2 -1 41.2 41.3 31,876 -10.6%
  Labour 6 1 0 +1 35.3 31.9 24,615 +5.6%
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 1 -1 11.8 16.7 12,849 +1.1%
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 2 1 0 +1 11.8 7.1 5,499 +1.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.9 2,214 +2.9%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 62 +0.1%

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

Party Previous council New council
Conservatives 28 27
Labour 14 15
Liberal Democrats 6 5
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 3 4
Total 51 51
Working majority  5   3 

Ward results

Bickenhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Ryan 2,733 48.4 +11.7
Conservative Peter Kellie 2,510 44.5 -9.8
Green Simone Sharpe 402 7.1 +7.1
Majority 223 3.9 -13.6
Turnout 5,645 57.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10.7
Castle Bromwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beryl Bennett 2,513 50.8 -16.9
Labour Robert Overton 1,935 39.1 +13.3
Green Paul Adams 496 10.0 +10.0
Majority 578 11.7 -30.2
Turnout 4,944 50.4
Conservative hold Swing -15.1
Chelmsley Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Shaw 2,571 76.0 +7.4
Conservative Michael Wyldbore-Smith 463 13.7 -10.0
Liberal Democrats Honor Cox 349 10.3 +2.5
Majority 2,108 62.3 +17.4
Turnout 3,383 37.3
Labour hold Swing -8.7
Elmdon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Brookes 2,344 48.7 +2.9
Conservative Norman Page 1,620 33.7 -11.2
Independent Ratepayers Jane Granger 844 17.5 +17.5
Majority 724 15.1 +14.0
Turnout 4,808 55.1
Labour hold Swing +7.0
Fordbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Harper 2,196 83.1 +9.9
Conservative Elizabeth Plaister 447 16.9 -9.9
Majority 1,749 66.2 +19.9
Turnout 2,643 37.2
Labour hold Swing +9.9
Kingshurst[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Magee 2,047 76.2 +8.2
Conservative Dorothy Wallace 640 23.8 -8.2
Majority 1,407 52.4 +16.4
Turnout 2,687 41.6
Labour hold Swing +8.2
Knowle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wright 2,834 64.3 -8.1
Liberal Democrats Bernadette Pruden 962 21.8 +4.2
Labour Stephen Parkes 611 13.9 +3.9
Majority 1,872 42.5 -12.3
Turnout 4,407 50.7
Conservative hold Swing -6.1
Lyndon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Norman Chapple 2,441 54.6 +11.4
Labour Frederick Austin 1,020 22.8 +5.5
Conservative Alan Power 1,011 22.6 -16.9
Majority 1,421 31.8 +28.1
Turnout 4,472 54.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +2.9
Meriden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Lea 2,866 61.1 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Arthur Crossley 1,287 27.4 -4.4
Labour Elizabeth O'Brien 536 11.4 +2.8
Majority 1,579 33.7 +5.9
Turnout 4,689 55.2
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
Olton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Windmill 2,462 49.4 +13.3
Conservative Michael Goodwin 1,941 38.9 -16.6
Labour Arthur Davis 583 11.7 +3.2
Majority 521 10.4 -9.0
Turnout 4,986 53.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +15.0
Packwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Llewellyn 2,459 49.6 -13.0
Liberal Democrats Judy Morris 2,212 44.6 +13.4
Labour Eileen Turner 286 5.8 -0.4
Majority 247 5.0 -26.4
Turnout 4,957 53.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -13.2
Shirley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Lewis 1,973 42.5 -9.4
Liberal Democrats Raymond Moore 1,815 39.1 +39.1
Labour Aiden Cairns 852 18.4 +3.8
Majority 158 3.4 -14.9
Turnout 4,640 47.5
Conservative hold Swing -24.2
Shirley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ratepayer Richard Jackson 2,796 45.5 -8.1
Conservative Peter Cooke 2,360 38.4 +0.8
Labour William Tooth 992 16.1 +7.3
Majority 436 7.1 -8.9
Turnout 6,148 65.6
Independent Ratepayers hold Swing -4.4
Shirley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ratepayers Benda Otton 1,859 39.2 +39.2
Conservative Keith Samuels 1,561 32.9 -20.3
Labour Jeffrey Potts 1,325 27.9 +6.1
Majority 298 6.3 -21.9
Turnout 4,745 37.3
Independent Ratepayers gain from Conservative Swing +29.7
Silhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Hill 2,629 50.9 -17.4
Labour Calvin Tattersall 1,121 21.7 +8.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Blight 719 13.9 -4.6
Green Clifford Hards 635 12.3 +12.3
National Front Norman Tomkinson 62 1.2 +1.2
Majority 1,508 29.2 -20.6
Turnout 5,166 54.4
Conservative hold Swing -13.0
Smith's Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Hendry 2,983 83.1 +7.8
Conservative Kenneth Allsopp 606 16.9 -7.8
Majority 2,377 66.2 +15.6
Turnout 3,589 35.0
Labour hold Swing +7.8
St. Alphege[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fraser Mitchell 3,443 66.1 -10.1
Green Adrian Mabe 681 13.1 +13.1
Liberal Democrats Bernard Winchcombe 602 11.6 -5.2
Labour Maurice Jones 480 9.2 +2.2
Majority 2,762 53.0 -6.4
Turnout 5,206 56.4
Conservative hold Swing -11.6

By-elections between 1990 and 1991

Shirley West by-election 13 December 1990[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ratepayers Jane Granger 1,115 56.6 +17.4
Conservative Keith Samuels 643 32.6 -0.3
Labour Eileen Turner 213 10.8 -17.1
Majority 472 24.0 +17.7
Turnout 1,971 21.2 -16.1
Independent Ratepayers gain from Conservative Swing +29.7

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 1990", Solihull M.B.C.(1990).
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Solihull". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Solihull M. B. C. By-election Results Sheet, 13 December 1990", Solihull M.B.C.(1990).