2016 Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third (17) seats to Solihull Metropolitan Borough City Council
26 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Green Liberal Democrats
Seats won 32 10 6
Seat change Steady Increase 2 Steady
Popular vote 23,724 9,975 5,580
Percentage 47.71% 20.06% 11.22%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party UKIP Labour Independent
Seats won 2 1 0
Seat change Steady Steady Decrease 1
Popular vote 2,080 6,963 1,387
Percentage 4.18% 14.00% 2.79%

  Seventh party
 
Party SDP
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease 1
Popular vote 17
Percentage 0.03%

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

2016 local election results in Solihull
2016 local election results in Solihull

The 2016 Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

The governing Conservative Party won 9 of the 17 seats up for election, gaining one from an Independent and losing one to the Green Party. In addition to this seat, the Greens gained another from the SDP, that of a former Green Councillor who had defected in August 2015. They also held their two existing seats to solidify their position as the Official Opposition in Solihull. The Liberal Democrats held their three seats and Labour held their one, the only seat they hold in Solihull.

Result

Solihull Council election result, 2016
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 Increase 1 Decrease 1 Steady 52.9 47.7 23,724 Increase 4,162
  Green 4 Increase 2 Steady Increase 2 23.5 20.1 9,975 Increase 4,428
  Liberal Democrats 3 Steady Steady Steady 17.7 11.2 5,580 Decrease 3,515
  Labour 1 Steady Steady Steady 5.9 14.0 6,963 Decrease 1,112
  UKIP 0 Steady Steady Steady 0 4.2 2,080 Increase 2,080
  Independent 0 Steady Decrease 1 Decrease 1 0 2.8 1,387 Increase 1,387
  SDP 0 Steady Decrease 1 Decrease 1 0 0.0 17 Increase 17
  Totals 17 49,726 Increase 3,185

Council Composition

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

32 8 6 2 1 1 1
Conservative Green Lib Dem UKIP Lab SDP Ind

After the election, the composition of the council was:

32 10 6 2 1
Conservative Green Lib Dem UKIP Lab
Lib Dem - Liberal Democrats
Lab - Labour
Ind - Independent

Result by Ward

Bickenhill

Bickenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Ryan 1,493 60.67 Increase 3.04
Labour Mike Longfield 565 22.96 Increase 1.52
Green Gary Macnaughton 403 16.38 Increase 3.05
Majority 928 37.71 Increase 4.57
Turnout 2,461
Conservative hold Swing

Blythe

Blythe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alex Insley 1,598 51.14 Increase 14.08
Independent Linda Brown 1,048 33.54 Decrease 9.37
Labour Sardul Marwa 280 8.96 Decrease 0.71
Green Jo Hodgson 199 6.37 N/A
Majority 550 17.60
Turnout 3,125
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Castle Bromwich

Castle Bromwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ted Richards 1,859 71.72
Labour Ian English 465 17.94
Green Cheryl Buxton-Sait 268 10.34
Majority 1,394 53.78
Turnout 2,592
Conservative hold Swing

Chelmsley Wood

Chelmsley Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Chris Williams 1,652 75.16
UKIP Rosie Worsley 231 10.51
Labour Emma Chidler 224 10.19
Conservative Sally Bell 91 4.14
Majority 1,421 64.65
Turnout 2,198
Green hold Swing

Dorridge and Hockley Heath

Dorridge and Hockley Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Meeson 2,215 71.13
Green Iona McIntyre 322 10.34
Labour Elizabeth Thacker 289 9.28
Liberal Democrats Paul Fairburn 288 9.25
Majority 1,893 60.79
Turnout 3,114
Conservative hold Swing

Elmdon

Elmdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Glenis Slater 1,175 36.60
Conservative Michael Gough 1,120 34.89
UKIP David Faulkner 491 15.30
Labour Marcus Brain 328 10.21
Green Ashleigh Knibb 96 2.99
Majority 55 1.71
Turnout 3,210
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Kingshurst and Fordbridge

Kingshurst and Fordbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Flo Nash 780 45.91
UKIP Sarah Evans 537 31.61
Conservative Max Barker 226 13.30
Green David Davies 116 6.83
Majority 243 14.30
Turnout 1,699
Labour hold Swing

Knowle

Knowle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeff Potts 2,303 75.14
Labour Simon Johnson 387 12.63
Green Alison Gavin 375 12.23
Majority 1,916 62.51
Turnout 3,065
Conservative hold Swing

Lyndon

Lyndon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ade Adeyemo 1,060 36.39
Conservative Paul Thomas 901 30.93
Labour Martin Tolman 693 23.79
Green Elaine Williams 259 8.89
Majority 159 5.46
Turnout 2,913
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Meriden

Meriden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Dicicco 1,891 59.75
UKIP Leslie Kaye 557 17.60
Labour Cathy Connan 498 15.73
Green Mark Pearson 219 6.92
Majority 1,334 42.15
Turnout 3,165
Conservative hold Swing

Olton

Olton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jo Fairburn 1,554 43.13
Conservative Wazma Qais 1,429 39.66
Labour Steve Gulati 388 10.77
Green Carol Linfield 232 6.44
Majority 125 3.47
Turnout 3,603
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Shirley East

Shirley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Karen Grinsell 1,556 50.87
Green Howard Allen 859 28.08
Labour Kevin Raven 370 12.10
Liberal Democrats Peter Lee 274 8.96
Majority 697 22.78
Turnout 3,059
Conservative hold Swing

Shirley South

Shirley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Max Mcloughlin 1,587 42.51
Conservative Gary Allport 1,401 37.53
Independent Trevor Eames 339 9.08
Labour Shirley Young 247 6.62
Liberal Democrats Antony Rogers 159 4.26
Majority 186 4.98
Turnout 3,733
Green gain from Conservative Swing

Shirley West

Shirley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Maggie Allen 1,761 57.85
Conservative David Price 865 28.42
Labour Ray Brookes 302 9.92
Liberal Democrats Bradley Tucker 116 3.81
Majority 896 29.43
Turnout 3,044
Green hold Swing

Silhill

Silhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hogarth 2,147 65.80
Liberal Democrats Jan Mason 481 14.74
Labour Janet Marsh 406 12.44
Green Trevor Barker 229 7.02
Majority 1,666 51.06
Turnout 3,263
Conservative hold Swing

Smith's Wood

Smith's Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Jean Hamilton 1,306 63.80
Labour David Cole 364 17.78
UKIP Gary Smith 264 12.90
Conservative Graham Juniper 96 4.69
SDP Mike Sheridan 17 0.83
Majority 942 46.02
Turnout 2,047
Green gain from SDP Swing

St. Alphege

St. Alphege
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kate Wild 2,533 68.93
Liberal Democrats Martin Smith 473 12.87
Labour Paul Tuxworth 377 10.26
Green Maggie Ryan 292 7.95
Majority 2,060 56.05
Turnout 3,675
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2016 and 2018

Blythe by-election 1 March 2018[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Butler 1,252 75.9 Increase 24.8
Labour Sardul Singh Marwa 224 13.6 Increase 4.6
Liberal Democrats Charles Robinson 174 10.5 Increase 10.5
Majority 1,028 62.3
Turnout 1,650
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Blythe Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 17 April 2022.