2011 Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third (24) seats to Sandwell Borough Council
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 58 9 3
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Decrease 1
Popular vote 50,950 20,056 3,768
Percentage 65.6% 25.8% 4.8%

2016 local election results in Sandwell

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2011 Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 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

Labour defended 22 of the 24 seats which were contested in 2011, compared to 1 seat being defended each for the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.[3] Labour councillors defending seats included Elaine Costigan, who had defected from the Conservatives, and the deputy leader of the council Steve Eling.[3][4]

The British National Party only contested 2 seats, compared to 17 when these seats were last contested in 2007 and a full slate in 2010.[4][5] A new Traditional Conservative Party, led by the former Sandwell Conservative leader Tony Ward, also put up candidates.[6][4] Ward had left the Conservatives after being deposed as leader in 2010.[4]

Election result

The results saw Labour maintain a majority on the council after making a gain of one seat[7] from the Liberal Democrats.[8] This meant Labour took 23 of the 24 seats contested[6] and therefore had 58 of the 72 councillors.[8] The only seat not won by Labour was held by the Conservatives in Charlemont with Grove Vale.[6][9]

Sandwell Local Election Result 2011[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 23 Increase 1 Steady Increase 1 95.8 65.6 50,950 Increase 18.2
  Conservative 1 Steady Steady Steady 4.2 25.8 20,056 Decrease 2.1
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady Decrease 1 Decrease 1 0 4.8 3,768 Decrease 5.7
  Green 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 1.9 1,481 Increase 0.8
  BNP 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.8 616 Decrease 10.7
  Sandwell Traditional Conservatives 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.5 413 Increase 0.5
  National Front 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 0.5 410 Increase 0.5

Ward results

Abbey[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steven Eling 2,651 68.5 Increase 10.9
Conservative Hughie Johnson 696 18.0 Decrease 6.3
Green Barry Lim 357 9.2 Decrease 2.0
Liberal Democrats Bryan Manley-Green 166 4.3 Increase 4.3
Majority 1,955 50.5 Increase 17.3
Turnout 3,870
Labour hold Swing
Blackheath[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Price 1,880 58.6 Decrease 17.3
Conservative Debbie Elwell 1,326 41.4 Increase 6.1
Majority 554 17.3 Increase 11.3
Turnout 3,206
Labour hold Swing
Bristnall[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lucy Cashmore 2,003 66.5 Increase 20.4
Conservative Chris Brown 1,011 33.5 Increase 4.7
Majority 992 32.9 Increase 15.6
Turnout 3,014
Labour hold Swing
Charlemont with Grove Vale[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Hughes 1,624 44.8 Increase 4.0
Labour Liam Preece 1,512 41.7 Increase 10.0
Green Dell Macefield 251 6.9 Increase 4.6
Liberal Democrats David Fisher 242 6.7 Decrease 8.9
Majority 112 3.1 Decrease 6.1
Turnout 3,629
Conservative hold Swing
Cradley Heath and Old Hill[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Shackleton 2,223 62.2 Increase 17.9
Conservative Alan Bowler 1,150 32.2 Decrease 0.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Johns 200 5.6 Decrease 8.1
Majority 1,073 30.0 Increase 18.1
Turnout 3,573
Labour hold Swing
Friar Park[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joy Edis 1,555 64.8 Increase 18.5
Conservative Paul Farrington 671 28.0 Increase 0.7
Liberal Democrats Mary Wilson 172 7.2 Decrease 4.2
Majority 884 36.9 Increase 17.9
Turnout 2,398
Labour hold Swing
Great Barr with Yew Tree[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shirley Hosell 1,831 48.1 Increase 10.8
Liberal Democrats Keith Allcock 950 24.9 Decrease 4.9
Conservative Robert White 629 16.5 Decrease 6.2
BNP Terry Lewin 275 7.2 Decrease 3.0
Sandwell Traditional Conservatives Margaret Macklin 125 3.3 Increase 3.3
Majority 881 23.1 Increase 15.6
Turnout 3,810
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Great Bridge[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pete Allen 1,928 73.8 Increase 33.5
Conservative Steve Simcox 686 26.2 Increase 4.2
Majority 1,242 47.5 Increase 29.2
Turnout 2,614
Labour hold Swing
Greets Green and Lyng[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gurcharan Sidhu 1,982 73.1 Increase 16.5
Conservative Christine Vickers 532 19.6 Decrease 1.1
Liberal Democrats Richard Mitchener 197 7.3 Decrease 2.9
Majority 1,450 53.5 Increase 17.5
Turnout 2,711
Labour hold Swing
Hateley Heath[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Davies 1,911 66.7 Increase 14.6
Conservative Mark Cowles 833 29.1 Increase 0.6
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Brayshaw 121 4.2 Increase 4.2
Majority 1,078 37.6 Increase 14.1
Turnout 2,865
Labour hold Swing
Langley[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yvonne Davies 2,032 67.8 Increase 22.0
Conservative Maria Jones 966 32.2 Increase 2.6
Majority 1,066 35.6 Increase 19.4
Turnout 2,998
Labour hold Swing
Newton[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hosell 1,787 49.6 Increase 15.4
Liberal Democrats Kay Allcock 1,048 29.1 Decrease 6.9
Conservative Robert Fotzpatrick 680 18.9 Decrease 3.6
Sandwell Traditional Conservatives Emma Monasch 89 2.5 Increase 2.5
Majority 739 20.5
Turnout 3,604
Labour hold Swing
Old Warley[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trevor Crumpton 2,027 54.9 Increase 14.7
Conservative Maurice Gaunt 1,102 29.9 Decrease 3.9
Sandwell Traditional Conservatives John McHard 199 5.4 Increase 5.4
Green Aldo Mussi 183 5.0 Increase 2.0
Liberal Democrats Bob Smith 179 4.9 Decrease 9.8
Majority 925 25.1 Increase 18.6
Turnout 3,690
Labour hold Swing
Oldbury[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elaine Giles 2,729 81.5 Increase 15.6
Conservative Edward Barnfield 619 18.5 Decrease 3.1
Majority 2,110 63.0 Increase 18.6
Turnout 3,348
Labour hold Swing
Princes End[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Jones 1,348 55.3 Increase 13.2
Conservative Steve Downing 750 30.8 Decrease 0.6
BNP Russ Green 341 14.0 Decrease 12.5
Majority 598 24.5 Increase 13.8
Turnout 2,439
Labour hold Swing
Rowley[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Price 1,821 62.3 Increase 13.1
Conservative Thomas Millward 1,101 37.7 Increase 2.1
Majority 720 24.6 Increase 11.0
Turnout 2,922
Labour hold Swing
Smethwick[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Davies 2,419 70.7 Increase 7.7
Conservative Gurpeet Cheema 664 19.4 Decrease 5.5
Green Neil Barlow 339 9.9 Increase 9.9
Majority 1,755 51.3 Increase 13.3
Turnout 3,422
Labour hold Swing
Soho and Victoria[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Horton 3,201 90.8 Increase 23.5
Conservative Altaf Ahmed 324 9.2 Decrease 3.3
Majority 2,877 81.6 Increase 30.6
Turnout 3,525
Labour hold Swing
St Paul's[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zahoor Ahmed 3,123 81.9 Increase 29.8
Conservative Nagi Singh 691 18.1 Decrease 3.8
Majority 2,432 63.8 Increase 33.5
Turnout 3,814
Labour hold Swing
Tipton Green[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Syeda Khatun 2,181 64.4 Increase 23.1
Conservative Nathan Poole 798 23.5 Decrease 6.0
National Front Ade Woodhouse 410 12.1 Increase 12.1
Majority 1,383 40.8 +29.0
Turnout 3,389
Labour hold Swing
Tividale[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lorraine Ashman 1,884 64.7 Increase 23.8
Conservative Ben Elwell 840 28.8 Decrease 0.9
Liberal Democrats Joanne Arnold 189 6.5 Decrease 8.5
Majority 1,044 35.8 Increase 24.6
Turnout 2,913
Labour hold Swing
Wednesbury North[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elaine Costigan 2,029 67.5 Increase 29.3
Conservative Marc Lucock 885 29.4 Decrease 9.8
Liberal Democrats Gareth Loveridge 93 3.1 Decrease 7.4
Majority 1,144 38.0
Turnout 3,007
Labour hold Swing
Wednesbury South[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Olwen Jones 2,372 72.2 Increase 21.1
Conservative Bash Hussain 912 27.8 Decrease 6.3
Majority 1,460 44.5 Increase 27.5
Turnout 3,284
Labour hold Swing
West Bromwich Central[2][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bawa Dhallu 2,521 69.1 Increase 11.0
Conservative Jack Sabharwal 566 15.5 Decrease 2.5
Green David Hawkins 351 9.6 Increase 6.4
Liberal Democrats Thomas Underhill 211 5.8 Decrease 8.0
Majority 1,955 53.6 Increase 13.5
Turnout 3,649
Labour hold Swing

References

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