2012 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 24 0 0
Seat change Increase10 Decrease 3 Decrease 2

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2012 Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England. This was on the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections. In the ward of Great Bridge, the Conservative Party was criticised for fielding a candidate who had the same name as the Labour Party councillor.[1][2][3]

Due to being elected 'in thirds', councillors elected at the 2008 Sandwell Council election were defending their seats in 2012.

The Labour Party won every seat, increasing their majority.

Election result

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Election, 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 24 Increase10 Steady Increase10 100
  Conservative 0 Steady Decrease 8 Decrease 8 0
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady Decrease 2 Decrease 2 0
  Green 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  Independent 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  BNP 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  National Front 0 Steady Steady Steady 0
  TOTAL 24 10 10 0 100%

Ward Results

Abbey Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Jaron 2,017 75.4 Increase 6.9
Conservative Chris Brown 319 11.9 Decrease 6.1
Green Barry Lim 239 8.9 Decrease 0.3
Liberal Democrats Matthew Gibson 99 3.7 Decrease 0.6
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Blackheath Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kerrie Carmichael 1,324 53.2 Decrease 5.4
Conservative Mary Docker 860 34.6 Decrease 6.8
Sandwell Traditional Independent Shirley Ching 305 12.3 Increase 12.3
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Bristnall Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Jarvis 1,489 72.2 Increase 5.7
Conservative Terry Grainger 573 27.8 Decrease 5.7
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Charlemont with Grove Vale Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liam Preece 1,202 47.1 Increase 5.4
Conservative Ray Nock 849 33.3 Decrease 11.6
Sandwell Traditional Independent Hilary Taylor 255 10.0 Increase 10.0
Green Dell Macefield 151 5.9 Decrease 1.0
Liberal Democrats Richard Mitchener 96 3.8 Decrease 2.9
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Cradley Heath and Old Hill Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Tipper 1,465 59.1 Decrease 3.2
Conservative Liz Bowler 673 27.13 Decrease 5.1
BNP John Salvage 213 8.6 Increase 8.6
Liberal Democrats Robert Johns 130 5.24 Decrease 0.4
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Friar Park Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoff Lewis 1,421 82.0 Increase 17.2
Conservative Paul Farrington 312 18.0 Decrease 10.0
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Great Barr with Yew Tree Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Worsey 1,549 53.8 Increase 5.7
Liberal Democrats Sadie Smith 866 30.1 Increase 5.2
Conservative Mark Cowles 464 16.1 Decrease 0.4
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Great Bridge Ward[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Rowley 1,561 81.5 Increase 7.7
Conservative Derek Joseph Rowley 354 18.5 Decrease 7.7
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Greets Green and Lyng Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Edwards 1,790 85.9 Increase 12.8
Conservative Bob Fitzpatrick 293 14.1 Decrease 5.5
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Hateley Heath Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Sandars 1,632 75.2 Increase 8.5
Conservative Steve Dabbs 287 13.2 Decrease 15.8
BNP Terry Lewin 163 7.5 Increase 7.5
Green Colin Bye 89 4.1 Increase 4.1
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Langley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Davies 1,636 75.5 Increase 7.7
Conservative Dennis Bishop 425 19.6 Decrease 12.6
Liberal Democrats William Murcott 106 4.9 Increase 4.9
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Newton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Underhill 1,483 59.0 Increase 9.4
Liberal Democrats David Fisher 519 20.7 Decrease 8.5
Conservative Sandra Vickers 279 11.1 Decrease 7.8
Sandwell Traditional Independent Bert Richards 128 5.1 Increase 2.6
Independent Margaret Macklin 104 4.1 Increase 4.1
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Old Warley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Crumpton 1,601 59.6 Increase 4.7
Conservative Lee Pawlowski 706 26.3 Decrease 3.6
Sandwell Traditional Independent John McHard 148 5.5 Increase 0.1
Green Aldo Mussi 132 4.9 Decrease 0.1
Liberal Democrats Bryan Manley-Green 99 3.7 Decrease 1.2
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Oldbury Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Downing 2,163 85.0 Increase 3.5
Conservative Ben Elwell 381 15.0 Decrease 3.5
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Princes End Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Cherrington 1,175 69.0 Increase 13.7
Conservative Beatrice Owen 528 31.0 Increase 0.2
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Rowley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Eaves 1,592 75.8 Increase 13.5
Conservative Mary Pawlowski 508 24.2 Decrease 13.5
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Smethwick Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Horton 2,088 83.2 Increase 12.5
Conservative Nagi Daya Singh 298 11.9 Decrease 7.5
Liberal Democrats Manjit Lall 125 5.0 Increase 5.0
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Soho and Victoria Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Darren Cooper 2,791 95.2 Increase 4.4
Conservative Ewart Johnson 142 4.8 Decrease 4.4
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
St Paul's Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Preet Gill 2,506 72.4 Decrease 9.5
Independent Harbhajan Singh Dardi 502 14.5 Increase 14.5
Sandwell Traditional Independent Bob Dunn 277 8.0 Increase 8.0
Conservative Maurice Gaunt 176 5.1 Decrease 13.0
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Tipton Green Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Jones 1,643 72.4 Increase 8.0
Conservative Nathan Poole 365 16.1 Decrease 7.4
National Front Ade Woodhouse 261 11.5 Decrease 0.6
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Tividale Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Crompton 1,637 80.8 Increase 16.1
Conservative Jack Sabharwal 390 19.2 Decrease 9.6
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Wednesbury North Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Hughes 1,589 73.1 Increase 5.6
Conservative Marc Lucock 584 26.9 Decrease 2.5
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Wednesbury South Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pam Hughes 1,752
Conservative Ian Hunt 590
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
West Bromwich Central Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kim Frazer 2,003
Conservative Robert White 358
Green David Hawkins 256
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Two Derek Rowleys on ballot paper". The Press Association. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Voters piggy in the middle in Sandwell's battle of the Derek Rowleys". Halesowen News. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Derek Rowley v Derek Rowley: Tories accused of election sabotage by fielding candidate with same name as Labour councillor". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Great Bridge Ward - Election 2012". Sandwell. Retrieved 4 May 2012.