Map of the results for the 1995 Solihull council election.
Map of the results for the 1995 Solihull council election.

The Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council elections were held on Thursday, 4 May 1995, with one third of the council to be elected. The council remained under no overall control with the Conservative and Independent Ratepayer and Residents coalition continuing. Voter turnout was 36.2%.[1][2]

Election result

Solihull Local Election Result 1995
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 0 1 -1 35.3 32.4 18,203 -2.3%
  Labour 5 0 0 0 29.4 30.3 17,058 +4.1%
  Liberal Democrats 4 1 0 +1 23.5 28.0 15,752 -2.5%
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 2 0 0 0 11.8 6.4 3,577 +0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 1,168 -0.4%
  New Britain 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.7 402 +0.7%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 53 -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 22 21
Labour 15 15
Liberal Democrat 8 9
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 5 5
Independent 1 1
Total 51 51
Working majority  -7   -9 

Ward results

Bickenhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Kellie 1,517 40.9 +6.4
Labour Irma Shaw 1,421 38.3 -16.6
New Britain Clifford Hards 402 10.8 +10.8
Liberal Democrats Arthur Crossley 372 10.0 -0.7
Majority 96 2.6 -17.9
Turnout 3,712 38.2 -10.7
Conservative hold Swing +11.5
Castle Bromwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Rees 1,779 48.9 -4.7
Labour Brian Carter 1,534 42.2 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Olive Hogg 323 8.9 -7.5
Majority 245 6.7 -17.0
Turnout 3,636 38.0 -7.6
Conservative hold Swing -8.5
Chelmsley Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas Stephens 1,512 74.6 +6.0
Conservative Graham Juniper 312 15.4 -2.4
Liberal Democrats C. Barber 204 10.1 -3.6
Majority 1,200 59.2 +8.3
Turnout 2,028 23.8 -5.8
Labour hold Swing +4.1
Elmdon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Llewellyn 2,125 59.3 +2.7
Conservative E. Bailey 1,174 32.7 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Merkens 287 8.0 -4.9
Majority 951 26.5 +0.5
Turnout 3,586 44.0 -8.3
Labour hold Swing +0.3
Fordbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Hanley 1,191 75.0 +9.0
Conservative Richard Hubbard 235 14.8 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Bernard Wright 105 6.6 -2.4
Independent Ratepayers John Rogers 56 3.5 -3.7
Majority 956 60.2 +12.0
Turnout 1,587 23.7 -6.8
Labour hold Swing +6.0
Kingshurst[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Threlkeld 1,281 70.9 +5.3
Conservative Graham White 331 18.3 -4.6
Liberal Democrats M. Dixon 194 10.7 -0.7
Majority 950 52.6 +9.9
Turnout 1,806 29.4 -6.4
Labour hold Swing +4.9
Knowle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Don Blake 2,135 59.8 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Wright 928 26.0 -4.5
Labour William Shaw 510 14.3 +5.2
Majority 1,207 33.8 +3.9
Turnout 3,573 40.5 -5.2
Conservative hold Swing +1.9
Lyndon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jill Puckering 1,991 63.9 -5.2
Labour Ben Magee 618 19.8 +6.3
Conservative Peter Duddy 508 16.3 -1.0
Majority 1,373 44.0 -7.7
Turnout 3,117 38.7 -7.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -5.7
Meriden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Allsopp 1,632 51.2 -8.2
Labour Arthur Brill 848 26.6 +12.6
Liberal Democrats Richard Morris 708 22.2 -4.3
Majority 784 24.6 -8.3
Turnout 3,188 36.7 -9.7
Conservative hold Swing -10.4
Olton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Honor Cox 2,338 57.7 -0.5
Conservative Michael Goodwin 1,344 33.2 -1.0
Labour Ann Wood 372 9.2 +1.5
Majority 994 24.5 +0.4
Turnout 4,054 43.7 -5.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +0.7
Packwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Judy Morris 2,782 60.6 +5.3
Conservative Peter Radnall 1,522 33.2 -6.8
Labour Michael Steed 286 6.2 +1.5
Majority 1,260 27.4 +12.2
Turnout 4,590 45.2 -6.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +6.1
Shirley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Reeve 2,090 54.0 +2.6
Conservative Richard Lewis 1,230 31.8 -3.2
Labour Robert Houghton 553 14.3 +5.3
Majority 860 22.2 +5.8
Turnout 3,873 41.9 -8.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +2.9
Shirley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ratepayers James Eames 2,341 56.9 +2.0
Labour Peter Ward 1,039 25.2 +12.0
Liberal Democrats Declan Wilson 736 17.9 -13.9
Majority 1,302 31.6 +8.5
Turnout 4,116 30.9 -8.3
Independent Ratepayers hold Swing -5.0
Shirley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ratepayers Eric Pemberton 1,180 36.8 +9.0
Independent Leslie Pitt 1,098 34.2 -3.9
Labour Eric Collins 717 22.4 +6.2
Liberal Democrats Anthony Verduyn 212 6.6 -11.3
Majority 82 2.6 -7.8
Turnout 3,207 34.5 -6.7
Independent Ratepayers hold Swing +6.4
Silhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Gibbons 1,673 43.0 -8.4
Liberal Democrats Susan Balmer 1,345 34.6 +5.3
Labour Donald Bargery 819 21.1 +5.0
National Front Norman Tomkinson 53 1.4 -1.8
Majority 328 8.4 -13.7
Turnout 3,890 39.0 -7.7
Conservative hold Swing -6.8
Smith's Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Cornock 1,602 77.1 +6.8
Conservative Timothy Vernon 253 12.2 -5.6
Liberal Democrats Irene Chamberlain 154 7.4 -4.6
Independent Norman Harper 70 3.4 +3.4
Majority 1,349 64.9 +12.4
Turnout 2,079 24.6 -6.8
Labour hold Swing +6.2
St. Alphege[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Herd 2,558 61.3 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Brenda Chapple 983 23.6 -2.6
Labour Janet Fletcher 630 15.1 +6.8
Majority 1,575 37.8 -1.6
Turnout 4,171 38.1 -9.5
Conservative hold Swing -0.8

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, 4 May 1995", Solihull M.B.C.(1995).
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Solihull". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 January 2013.