Map of the results for the 1992 Solihull council election.
Map of the results for the 1992 Solihull council election.

The Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council elections were held on Thursday, 7 May 1992, with one third of the council to be elected. The council remained under no overall control with the Conservatives three seats short of a majority. Voter turnout was 37.8%.[1][2]

Election result

Solihull Local Election Result 1992
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 1 0 +1 58.8 57.0 33,601 +10.8%
  Labour 4 0 1 -1 23.5 16.8 9,935 -6.2%
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 2 0 0 0 11.8 8.8 5,187 +0.5%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 5.9 15.5 9,165 -3.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.9 1,095 -1.7%

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

Party Previous council New council
Conservatives 23 24
Labour 16 15
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 6 6
Liberal Democrats 6 6
Total 51 51
Working majority  -5   -3 

Ward results

Bickenhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Plaister 2,524 63.1 +8.3
Labour Jeffrey Potts 1,272 31.8 -4.6
Green Pamela Archer 204 5.1 -3.7
Majority 1,252 31.3 +12.9
Turnout 4,000 40.7 -11.6
Conservative hold Swing +6.4
Castle Bromwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Richards 3,017 77.8 +13.7
Labour Robert Davis 742 19.1 -9.8
Green M. Dudley 119 3.1 -3.9
Majority 2,275 58.7 +23.5
Turnout 3,878 39.9 -7.1
Conservative hold Swing +11.7
Chelmsley Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Hill 971 53.3 -8.7
Conservative Beryl Kellie 703 38.6 +14.1
Liberal Democrats Olive Hogg 147 8.1 -5.4
Majority 268 14.7 -22.8
Turnout 1,821 20.7 -7.5
Labour hold Swing -11.4
Elmdon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Jones 1,831 49.2 +9.0
Labour Eileen Turner 1,410 37.9 -5.1
Independent Herbert Hitchcock 481 12.9 -3.9
Majority 421 11.3 +8.5
Turnout 3,722 44.5 -7.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.0
Fordbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Corser 800 56.9 -3.7
Conservative Michael Wyldbore-Smith 494 35.1 +10.2
Liberal Democrats A. Blakeley 112 8.0 -2.0
Majority 306 21.8 -13.9
Turnout 1,406 20.3 -8.7
Labour hold Swing -6.9
Kingshurst[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Allen 952 55.2 -9.3
Conservative Dorothy Wallace 705 40.9 +15.7
Green Trevor Barker 68 3.9 +0.3
Majority 247 14.3 -25.0
Turnout 1,725 27.3 -11.3
Labour hold Swing -12.5
Knowle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Kyles 2,825 75.0 +10.5
Liberal Democrats Bernadette Pruden 750 19.9 -8.1
Labour Vera Wood 191 5.1 -2.3
Majority 2,075 55.1 +18.6
Turnout 3,766 43.0 -6.7
Conservative hold Swing +9.3
Lyndon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Balmer 1,775 52.0 -4.0
Conservative Gloria Cox 1,333 39.1 +10.6
Labour Joan Holt 305 8.9 -6.5
Majority 442 12.9 -14.6
Turnout 3,413 41.4 -8.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -7.3
Meriden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Vincent 2,263 69.1 +11.2
Liberal Democrats Richard Morris 742 22.7 -8.8
Labour Arthur Brill 269 8.2 -2.3
Majority 1,521 46.5 +20.0
Turnout 3,274 38.8 -11.5
Conservative hold Swing +10.0
Olton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana Holl-Allen 2,245 52.5 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Honor Cox 1,860 43.5 -1.0
Labour A. Davis 173 4.0 -4.1
Majority 385 9.0 +6.1
Turnout 4,278 46.4 -3.2
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
Packwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Meeson 2,858 62.5 +20.0
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Wright 1,589 34.8 -15.5
Labour Frederick Bradley 122 2.7 +0.2
Majority 1,269 27.8 +20.0
Turnout 4,569 48.3 -7.0
Conservative hold Swing +17.7
Shirley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Theresa Samuels 2,192 54.4 +11.9
Liberal Democrats Michael Southcombe 1,607 39.9 -8.5
Labour Derek Jones 233 5.8 -3.4
Majority 585 14.5 +8.6
Turnout 4,032 44.2 -4.3
Conservative hold Swing +10.2
Shirley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ursula Eames 2,787 53.1 +1.8
Conservative Philip Cross 2,152 41.0 +2.3
Labour Barry Beattie 305 5.8 -4.1
Majority 635 12.1 -0.4
Turnout 5,244 40.4 -6.4
Independent hold Swing -0.2
Shirley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ratepayers Jane Granger 1,919 55.0 +7.3
Conservative Denis Eyre 1,308 37.5 -0.2
Labour Robert Houghton 262 7.5 -7.1
Majority 611 17.5 +7.5
Turnout 3,489 37.2 -4.7
Independent Ratepayers hold Swing +3.7
Silhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hogarth 2,977 73.4 +12.9
Liberal Democrats Bernard Winchcombe 583 14.4 -8.2
Labour Donald Bargery 494 12.2 -4.7
Majority 2,394 59.0 +21.2
Turnout 4,054 40.0 -6.0
Conservative hold Swing +10.6
Smith's Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Craig 1,171 60.8 -7.6
Conservative Richard Hubbard 698 36.2 +10.7
Green Peter May 58 3.0 -3.1
Majority 473 24.5 -18.3
Turnout 1,927 21.7 -9.1
Labour hold Swing -9.1
St. Alphege[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Eyre 3,476 79.3 +17.1
Green Clifford Hards 646 14.7 -10.5
Labour J. Yeomans 263 6.0 -6.6
Majority 2,830 64.5 +27.7
Turnout 4,385 44.0 -7.8
Conservative hold Swing +13.8

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, 7 May 1992", Solihull M.B.C.(1992).
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Solihull". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 January 2013.