Map of the results of the 2010 Sandwell council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map of the results of the 2010 Sandwell council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2010 Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Background

24 seats were contested in the election with the British National Party contesting every seat for the first time,[3][4] more than the Liberal Democrats who only stood in 13 seats.[5] Labour were defending over half of the seats being contested, with the deputy leader of the council, Mahboob Hussain in Oldbury ward, being among the councillors standing for re-election.[6]

Election result

The results saw Labour increase their majority on the council after gaining 7 seats.[7] Labour took 2 seats from the Conservatives, 1 from the Liberal Democrats, 2 from the British National Party and 2 from independents.[6] This meant Labour had 56 seats, compared to 12 for the Conservatives and 4 for the Liberal Democrats.[6] Meanwhile, the British National Party losses in Princes End and Tividale meant the party no longer had any seats on the council.[8]

Sandwell Local Election Result 2010[9][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 7 0 +7 87.5 47.4 61,128 +3.6%
  Conservative 2 0 2 -2 8.3 27.9 35,924 -8.2%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 -1 4.2 10.5 13,589 +0.7%
  BNP 0 0 2 -2 0 11.5 14,860 +3.1%
  Independent 0 0 2 -2 0 1.4 1,846 +1.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1,402 -0.4%
  CPA 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 154 +0.1%

Ward results

Abbey[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Piper 3,352 57.6 +5.9
Conservative Chris Brown 1,418 24.3 -5.9
Green Barry Lim 652 11.2 +4.3
BNP Kim Nunn 402 6.9 +6.9
Majority 1,934 33.2 +10.6
Turnout 5,824 66.7
Labour hold Swing
Blackheath[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Bridges 2,272 41.3 +4.6
Conservative Shirley Ching 1,942 35.3 -18.7
Liberal Democrats Siobhan Wilson 726 13.2 +3.9
BNP Michaela Meachem 555 10.1 +10.1
Majority 330 6.0
Turnout 5,495 59.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Bristnall[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steven Frear 2,495 46.1 +2.0
Conservative Clive Brunt 1,558 28.8 -17.9
Liberal Democrats Bryan Manley-Green 781 14.4 +5.2
BNP Charles Cooper 575 10.6 +10.6
Majority 937 17.3
Turnout 5,409 58.6
Labour hold Swing
Charlemont with Grove Vale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Ward 2,511 40.8 -7.5
Labour Liam Preece 1,947 31.7 +12.1
Liberal Democrats Michaela Allcock 957 15.6 +4.9
BNP Deborah Howe 596 9.7 -7.2
Green Dell Macefield 139 2.3 -2.3
Majority 564 9.2 -19.5
Turnout 6,150 65.8
Conservative hold Swing
Cradley Heath and Old Hill[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Webb 2,596 44.3 -1.8
Conservative Alan Bowler 1,901 32.4 -21.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Johns 805 13.7 +13.7
BNP Ann-Marie Hamblett 558 9.5 +9.5
Majority 695 11.9
Turnout 5,860 58.7
Labour hold Swing
Friar Park[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Hackett 2,201 46.3 +1.4
Conservative Paul Farrington 1,296 27.3 -2.9
BNP David Sawers 715 15.0 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Brayshaw 541 11.4 +5.3
Majority 905 19.0 +4.3
Turnout 4,753 52.1
Labour hold Swing
Great Barr with Yew Tree[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Melia 2,332 37.3 +10.6
Liberal Democrats Mary Wilson 1,862 29.8 -6.2
Conservative Robert White 1,420 22.7 +1.6
BNP Terence Lewin 637 10.2 -6.0
Majority 470 7.5
Turnout 6,251 64.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Great Bridge[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Hadley 1,973 40.3 -4.7
Conservative Steve Simcox 1,076 22.0 -1.2
BNP Jennifer Howells 816 16.7 -9.5
Independent Tony Roper 594 12.1 +12.1
Liberal Democrats Tom Underhill 431 8.8 +3.1
Majority 897 18.3 -0.5
Turnout 4,890
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Greets Green and Lyng[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Badham 2,436 56.6 +5.3
Conservative Elaine Fitzpatrick 889 20.7 -3.4
BNP John Howells 540 12.6 -4.6
Liberal Democrats Richard Mitchener 437 10.2 +2.9
Majority 1,547 36.0 +8.8
Turnout 4,302 53.5
Labour hold Swing
Hateley Heath[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Moore 2,621 52.1 +6.2
Conservative Stephanie Page 1,436 28.5 +2.5
BNP Emma McCandless 822 16.3 -2.6
CPA Patrick Fahey 154 3.1 +3.1
Majority 1,185 23.5 +3.6
Turnout 5,033 52.1
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Langley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mick Davies 2,355 45.8 -1.8
Conservative Michael Cooper 1,522 29.6 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Ronald Hackett 651 12.7 +7.6
BNP Tracey Morris 615 12.0 -1.6
Majority 833 16.2 +2.2
Turnout 5,143 56.2
Labour hold Swing
Newton[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Underhill 2,088 36.0 -9.4
Labour Shirley Hosell 1,979 34.2 +9.3
Conservative Val Ward 1,303 22.5 -3.9
BNP Debbie Johnson 425 7.3 +7.3
Majority 109 1.9 -17.1
Turnout 5,795 64.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Old Warley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Trow 2,370 40.2 +1.4
Conservative John McHard 1,989 33.8 -11.8
Liberal Democrats Bob Smith 866 14.7 +3.7
BNP Peter Whitehouse 488 8.3 +8.3
Green Aldo Mussi 176 3.0 -1.6
Majority 381 6.4
Turnout 5,889 64.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Oldbury[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mahboob Hussain 3,673 65.9 +14.9
Conservative Bisharat Hussain 1,201 21.6 -13.2
BNP Mark Morris 697 12.5 +12.5
Majority 2,472 44.4 +28.2
Turnout 5,571 59.3
Labour hold Swing
Princes End[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Suzanne Hartwell 1,891 42.1 +8.2
Conservative Keith Vaughan 1,412 31.4 -14.6
BNP Russ Green 1,189 26.5 +6.3
Majority 479 10.7
Turnout 4,492 48.1
Labour gain from BNP Swing
Rowley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Tranter 2,540 49.2 +3.7
Conservative Maurice Gaunt 1,838 35.6 +0.7
BNP Joseph Skeldon 786 15.2 +0.2
Majority 702 13.6 +3.0
Turnout 5,164 56.6
Labour hold Swing
St. Pauls[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Babu Bawa 2,943 52.1 -0.5
Conservative Jagtar Chaggar 1,234 21.9 -16.9
Independent Abdul Rehman 887 15.7 +13.5
BNP Susan Simpson 321 5.7 +5.7
Green Neil Barlow 259 4.6 +4.6
Majority 1,709 30.3 +16.5
Turnout 5,644 60.3
Labour hold Swing
Smethwick[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vic Silvester 3,388 63.0 +4.0
Conservative Gurpreet Cheema 1,341 24.9 -2.7
BNP Lynne Benion 653 12.1 +12.1
Majority 2,047 38.0 +6.6
Turnout 5,382 56.2
Labour hold Swing
Soho and Victoria[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammad Rouf 3,462 67.3 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Mazhar Hussain 835 16.2 +0.3
Conservative Altaf Ahmed 642 12.5 -0.7
BNP Tracy Sefton 208 4.0 +4.0
Majority 2,627 51.0 -4.1
Turnout 5,147 56.3
Labour hold Swing
Tipton Green[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ahmadul Haque 2,252 41.3 -6.4
Conservative Steve Downing 1,608 29.5 +5.7
BNP Karen Parkes 709 13.0 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Nigel Richards 525 9.6 -0.4
Independent Steve Wilkinson 365 6.7 +6.7
Majority 644 11.8 -12.1
Turnout 5,459 56.6
Labour hold Swing
Tividale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jayne Wilkinson 2,166 40.9 -15.4
Conservative John Stockall 1,571 29.7 -14.1
Liberal Democrats Joanne Arnold 793 15.0 +15.0
BNP Gordon Howells 761 14.4 +14.4
Majority 595 11.2 -1.3
Turnout 5,291 56.7
Labour gain from BNP Swing
Wednesbury North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mavis Hughes 1,989 39.2 -40.1
Labour Pete Hughes 1,938 38.2 +17.5
BNP Emma Howell 615 12.1 +12.1
Liberal Democrats Christopher Stanley 534 10.5 +10.5
Majority 51 1.0 -57.5
Turnout 5,076 55.4
Conservative hold Swing
Wednesbury South[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Giles 2,758 51.1 +12.7
Conservative Valerie Bowen 1,841 34.1 -6.7
BNP Mark Paskin 798 14.8 -0.9
Majority 917 17.0
Turnout 5,397 56.7
Labour hold Swing
West Bromwich Central[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohinder Tagger 3,188 58.1 +3.7
Conservative Jack Sabharwal 986 18.0 -5.7
Liberal Democrats David Fisher 757 13.8 +7.7
BNP Terence Stanway 379 6.9 -5.0
Green David Hawkins 176 3.2 -0.7
Majority 2,202 40.1 +9.3
Turnout 5,486 58.9
Labour hold Swing

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