Map of the results of the 2008 Walsall council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map of the results of the 2008 Walsall council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2008 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Walsall Local Election Result 2008[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 0 0 0 60.0 51.5 28,664 +10.4%
  Labour 6 0 0 0 30.0 24.8 13,807 -4.5%
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 0 0 10.0 12.2 6,767 +0.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 4.7 2,600 -0.8%
  Democratic Labour 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 1,922 +0.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 919 +0.8%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 436 -2.5%
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 304 -0.8%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 203 -3.5%

Ward results

Aldridge Central and South[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Ansell 2,306 63.4 +7.7
Labour Derek Wigfall 507 13.9 -1.2
UKIP Michael Jose 442 12.2 -6.5
Liberal Democrats Royston Sheward 382 10.5 0.0
Majority 1,799 49.5 +12.5
Turnout 3,637 33.6 -5.3
Conservative hold Swing
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Sears 2,046 70.8 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Mark Greveson 464 16.1 -0.8
Labour Ian Pearson 378 13.1 -3.1
Majority 1,582 54.8 +4.7
Turnout 2,888 28.0 -3.6
Conservative hold Swing
Bentley and Darlaston North[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley Madeley 1,087 43.9 -2.5
Conservative Gurmeet Sohal 972 39.3 +5.9
UKIP Malcolm Ford 198 8.0 +8.0
Liberal Democrats Christopher Pearce 118 4.8 -11.6
Green Stephen Brookes 78 3.2 +3.2
Democratic Labour Alan Paddock 21 0.8 -3.0
Majority 115 4.6 -8.4
Turnout 2,474 27.8 -1.2
Labour hold Swing
Birchills-Leamore[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Barton 958 54.6 +5.3
Conservative Chad Pitt 543 31.0 +0.7
Green Paul Booker 142 8.1 +8.1
Democratic Labour Alan Davies 110 6.3 -1.4
Majority 415 23.7 +4.7
Turnout 1,753 19.7 -4.7
Labour hold Swing
Blakenall[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Robertson 692 37.8 -0.4
Democratic Labour David Church 622 34.0 -4.8
Conservative Hilda Derry 388 21.2 +6.7
Liberal Democrats Trudy Pearce 128 7.0 +2.5
Majority 70 3.8
Turnout 1,830 22.4 -5.1
Labour hold Swing
Bloxwich East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Tweddle 1,308 58.9 +17.1
Labour Angus McGhee 563 25.4 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Christine Cockayne 198 8.9 +4.8
Democratic Labour Stephen Baggott 151 6.8 +4.8
Majority 745 33.6 +22.0
Turnout 2,220 26.0 -3.7
Conservative hold Swing
Bloxwich West[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Melvin Pitt 1,436 54.1 +10.2
Labour Robert Thomas 465 17.5 -19.9
Democratic Labour Michael Ross 365 13.8 +10.6
UKIP Anthony Bryan 286 10.8 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Stanley Robinson 102 3.8 -1.9
Majority 971 36.6 +30.1
Turnout 2,654 27.5 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing
Brownhills[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Paul 1,642 66.6 +29.6
Labour Paul Forrest 662 26.9 -12.1
Democratic Labour Andrew Bradburn 160 6.5 +3.3
Majority 980 39.7
Turnout 2,464 25.8 -5.7
Conservative hold Swing
Darlaston South[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Wilkes 775 36.8 -3.0
Conservative Doris Silvester 709 33.7 +20.7
Green Timothy Martin 264 12.5 +5.4
Democratic Labour Alan Johnston 253 12.0 +12.0
Liberal Democrats Murli Sinha 105 5.0 +5.0
Majority 66 3.1
Turnout 2,106 23.1 -7.6
Labour hold Swing
Paddock[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rose Martin 2,249 65.7 +17.3
Labour Ann Wilson 605 17.7 -13.9
UKIP Derek Bennett 310 9.1 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Muhammad Miah 135 3.9 -2.2
Green Murray Abbott 122 3.6 +3.6
Majority 1,644 48.1 +21.4
Turnout 3,421 35.6 -8.7
Conservative hold Swing
Palfrey[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mohammad Munir 1,736 43.2 +5.0
Labour Allah Ditta 1,602 39.8 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Richard Cullum 380 9.4 -2.4
Respect Arshad Kanwar 304 7.6 -6.7
Majority 134 3.3 +0.7
Turnout 4,022 39.1 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Pelsall[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Garry Perry 2,532 79.0 +35.2
Liberal Democrats Leslie Smith 331 10.3 -0.1
Labour Martin Harrower 276 8.6 -0.5
Democratic Labour Derek Roddy 67 2.1 +1.2
Majority 2,201 68.7 +41.9
Turnout 3,206 35.5 -6.3
Conservative hold Swing
Pheasey Park Farm[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adrian Andrew 1,846 64.1 +9.3
UKIP Steven Grey 446 15.5 0.0
Labour Douglas James 430 14.9 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Daniel Barker 160 5.6 +1.3
Majority 1,400 48.6 +14.7
Turnout 2,882 34.1 -4.9
Conservative hold Swing
Pleck[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Anson 1,241 35.7 -4.3
Conservative Shakil Abbas 1,150 33.0 -8.0
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Yaqub 709 20.4 +8.3
Independent Martin Lynch 203 5.8 +5.8
UKIP Kathleen Oakley 177 5.1 -0.3
Majority 91 2.7
Turnout 3,480 36.0 -2.5
Labour hold Swing
Rushall-Shelfield[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Catherine Micklewright 1,480 61.0 +18.7
Labour Jack Kelly 477 19.7 -3.8
Liberal Democrats John Garfitt 302 12.4 +2.4
Green Karl Macnaughton 167 6.9 +6.9
Majority 1,003 41.3 +22.5
Turnout 2,426 26.7 -7.3
Conservative hold Swing
Short Heath[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Doreen Shires 1,082 43.8 -0.1
Conservative Ann Ault 731 29.6 +3.0
BNP Malcolm Moore 436 17.6 +0.1
Labour Aftab Nawaz 224 9.1 -2.9
Majority 351 14.2 -3.0
Turnout 2,473 28.0 -2.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St. Matthews[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mohammed Arif 1,864 51.8 +12.4
Labour Richard Worrall 1,184 32.9 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Abdul Malik 184 5.1 -6.3
UKIP Timothy Melville 178 4.9 +1.2
Green Robert Bellin 146 4.1 +0.8
Democratic Labour Brian Powell 44 1.2 -0.9
Majority 680 18.9 +14.1
Turnout 3,600 38.8 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing
Streetly[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Douglas-Maul 2,575 72.5 +1.7
Labour Steven King 442 12.5 -5.0
UKIP Dorothy Sheath 317 8.9 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Shirley Balgobin 216 6.1 +6.1
Majority 2,133 60.1 +6.8
Turnout 3,550 33.0 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing
Willenhall North[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Shires 1,332 57.6 +14.8
Conservative Cerwyn Edwards 455 19.7 -2.5
Labour Diane Coughlan 279 12.1 -7.7
UKIP Elizabeth Hazell 246 10.6 -4.6
Majority 877 37.9 +17.3
Turnout 2,312 24.3 -3.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Willenhall South[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Coughlan 960 43.2 -3.2
Conservative Sandeep Sohal 696 31.3 +9.8
Liberal Democrats Nadia Fazal 439 19.7 -8.5
Democratic Labour Stephanie Peart 129 5.8 +1.8
Majority 264 11.9 -6.3
Turnout 2,224 20.7 -4.5
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Walsall". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2008" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Election results 2008". Walsall Council. Archived from the original on 18 November 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Walsall". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 22 September 2011.