Map showing the results of the 2021 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election
Map showing the results of the 2021 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2021 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2021 to elect members of Walsall Council in England. This was on the same day as the 2021 elections for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, and the 2021 West Midlands mayoral election.[1] These elections had been delayed from May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.[2]

One-third of the seats were up for election, with one ward (Pelsall) electing three councillors.[3][4]

Results

2021 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 14 Increase 5 63.6 22 36 60.0 35,778 54.1 +13.1
  Labour 7 Decrease 3 31.8 15 22 36.7 24,048 36.3 -1.7
  Independent 1 Steady 4.5 1 2 3.3 805 1.2 -2.1
  Liberal Democrats 0 Decrease 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,967 2.5 -1.2
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,788 2.7 +1.3
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 775 1.2 New

Ward results

Aldridge Central and South

Aldridge Central and South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Wilson 3,498 76.28 Increase 19.63
Labour Shaz Akhtar 648 14.13 Decrease 2.27
Green Guan Chan 241 5.26 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bates 199 4.34 Decrease 2.39
Majority 2,850 62.15
Turnout 4,586
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Aldridge North and Walsall Wood

Aldridge North and Walsall Wood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Sears 2,321 71.53
Labour Michael Bruce 609 18.77
Green Tanya Petrovic 161 4.96
Liberal Democrats Isaac Crosby 154 4.75
Majority 1,712 52.76
Turnout 3,245
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Bentley and Darlaston North

Bentley and Darlaston North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Underhill 1,399 56.23
Conservative Sukhy Nijjar 1,089 43.77
Majority 310 12.46
Turnout 2,488
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

Birchills-Leamore

Birchills-Leamore[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amo Hussain 1,586 54.45
Labour Tina Jukes 1,060 36.39
Green Kevin Pitt 102 3.50
Reform UK Elaine Williams 99 3.40
Liberal Democrats Paul Wild 66 2.27
Majority 526 18.06
Turnout 2,913
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Labour Party (UK)[6] Swing

Blakenall

Blakenall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Pete Smith 805 37.79
Labour Matt Ward 792 37.18
Conservative Saghir Mohammed 533 25.02
Majority 13 0.61
Turnout 2,130
Registered electors
Independent gain from Labour Party (UK)[6] Swing

Bloxwich East

Bloxwich East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Flint 1,385 60.53
Labour Kath Phillips 903 39.47
Majority 482 21.07
Turnout 2,288
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Labour Party (UK)[6] Swing

Bloxwich West

Bloxwich West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brad Allen 1,892 67.1
Labour David Morgan 728 25.8
Liberal Democrats Stuart Hodges 113 4.0
Reform UK Robert Matthews 88 3.1
Majority 1,164
Turnout
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing

Brownhills

Brownhills[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kerry Murphy 1,526 55.0
Labour Steve Wade 953 34.3
Reform UK Lee Chapman 162 5.8
Green Phil Parker 88 3.2
Liberal Democrats Hamza Karim 46 1.7
Majority 573
Conservative gain from Labour Party (UK)[6] Swing

Darlaston South

Darlaston South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Bott 1,533 63.7
Conservative Derek Bennett 873 36.3
Majority 660
Labour hold Swing

Paddock

Paddock[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Gandham 2,194 52.6
Labour Nasar Ali 1,759 42.1
Liberal Democrats Roger Watts 222 5.3
Majority 435
Conservative hold Swing

Palfrey

Palfrey[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sabina Ditta 2,519 65.8
Conservative Moz Khan 1,307 34.2
Majority 1,212
Labour hold Swing

Pelsall

Three seats available.[5]

Pelsall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Garry Perry 2,208 32.5
Conservative Rose Martin 1,436 21.2
Conservative Ed Lee 1,430 21.1
Labour Jon Maltman 495 7.3
Labour Patti Lane 381 5.6
Labour Shamim Ahmed 319 4.7
Green Deborah Lee 275 4.1
Reform UK Graham Eardley 242 3.6
Majority
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Pheasey Park Farm

Pheasey Park Farm[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adrian Andrew 2,156 71.1
Labour Trish White 650 21.4
Green Andrea Maynard 128 4.2
Liberal Democrats Matthew Barker 99 3.3
Majority 1,506
Conservative hold Swing

Pleck

Pleck[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Naheed Gultasib 2,310 74.8
Conservative Jitu Miah 778 25.2
Majority 1,532
Labour hold Swing

Rushall-Shelfield

Rushall-Shelfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Worrall 1,426 50.1
Conservative Sawra Shmim 1,239 43.5
Reform UK Jade Davies 184 6.5
Majority 187
Labour hold Swing

Short Heath

Short Heath[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Josh Whitehouse 1,353 54.1
Liberal Democrats Daniel Barker 608 24.3
Labour Elliot Pfebve 539 21.6
Majority 745
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats (UK)[6] Swing

Streetly

Streetly[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keir Pedley 2,904 67.9
Labour Michael Coulson 678 15.8
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Gray 493 11.5
Green Alison Walters 205 4.8
Majority 2,226
Conservative hold Swing

St Matthews

St Matthews[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abdus Nazir 2,162 50.8
Conservative Mohammed Yaqoob 1,565 36.8
Green Michael Walters 525 12.3
Majority 597
Labour hold Swing

Willenhall North

Willenhall North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stacie Elson 1,276 46.0
Liberal Democrats Ian Shires 825 29.8
Labour Stephen Moreton 608 21.9
Green Carl Harrison 63 2.3
Majority 451
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Willenhall South

Willenhall South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Coughlan 1,577 53.5
Conservative Amandeep Kaur Garcha 1,229 41.7
Liberal Democrats Ben Hodges 142 4.8
Majority 348
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2021". Walsall.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Postponement of May 2020 elections". gov.uk. Cabinet Office. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Walsall Council election 2021: Full list of candidates". Express and Star. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  4. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council" (PDF). Walsall.gov.uk. Walsall Council. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Elections 2021 results by ward". walsall.gov.uk. Walsall Council. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Full Walsall Council election results as Conservatives increase control". Express & Star. Retrieved 8 May 2021.