2022 Birmingham Council election
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All 101 seats of Birmingham City Council
51 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Ian Ward Robert Alden
Party Labour Conservative
Leader's seat Shard End Erdington
Last election 67 seats, 50.2% 25 seats, 28.8%
Seats won 65 22
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 3

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Jon Hunt Julien Pritchard
Party Liberal Democrats Green
Leader's seat
Perry Barr
Druids Heath
and
Monyhull
Last election 8 seats, 14.1% 1 seats, 4.4%
Seats won 12 2
Seat change Increase 4 Increase 1

Council control before election


Labour

Council control after election


Labour

The 2022 Birmingham City Council election took place on 5 May 2022, with all 101 council seats up for election across 37 single-member and 32 two-member wards.[1] The election was held alongside other local elections across Great Britain and town council elections in Sutton Coldfield.

In the previous council election in 2018, the first all-out elections in Birmingham, Labour maintained its control of the council, winning 67 seats. The Conservatives formed the main opposition with twenty-five seats, with the Liberal Democrats on eight and the Green Party winning a single seat. In 2022, Labour maintained overall control. The Liberal Democrats and the Greens gained seats at the expense of Labour and the Conservatives.

Background

Result of the 2018 council election
Result of the 2018 council election

The Local Government Act 1972 created a two-tier system of metropolitan counties and districts covering Greater Manchester, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, the West Midlands, and West Yorkshire starting in 1974. Birmingham was a district of the West Midlands metropolitan county.[2] The Local Government Act 1985 abolished the metropolitan counties, with metropolitan districts taking on most of their powers as metropolitan boroughs. The West Midlands Combined Authority was created in 2016 and began electing the mayor of the West Midlands from 2017, which was given strategic powers covering a region coterminous with the former West Midlands metropolitan county.[3]

Since its formation Birmingham City Council has variously been under Labour control, Conservative control and no overall control. Councillors have predominantly been elected from the Labour Party, Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats. The council has had an overall Labour majority since the 2012 council election, when they regained control from the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition that had run the city since 2004.[4] In the most recent council election in 2018, Labour won 67 seats with 50.2% of the vote, the Conservatives won 25 seats with 28.8% of the vote, the Liberal Democrats won 8 seats with 14.1% of the vote and the Green Party won a single seat with 4.4% of the vote.[5]

The Labour councillor for Oscott Keith Linnecor died in February 2020, having served on the council for 25 years.[6][7] Labour councillors for Billesley and Hall Green North, Lucy Seymour-Smith and Lou Robson, resigned.[8] The former Labour council leader John Clancy also resigned his council seat in Quinton. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all four by-elections were held in May 2021 alongside the local elections across the country including the West Midlands mayoral election. The Labour candidates Katherine Carlisle and Saima Suleman were elected in Billesley and Hall Green North; while the Conservative candidates Darius Sandhu and Dominic Stanford made gains for their party in Oscott and Quinton.[9] A Liberal Democrat councillor for Yardley East, Neil Eustace, died in September 2021. He had served on the council for 35 years.[10] The Liberal Democrat candidate Deborah Harries successfully defended his seat in the October 2021 by-election.[11] The Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington Jack Dromey died in January 2022. The Labour candidate Paulette Hamilton won the by-election held to fill the seat in March, with an increased share of the vote.[12] The Labour councillor Zhor Malik defected to the Conservative Party in February 2022.[13]

Campaign

The Labour Party pledged to "treble" the number of speed cameras in the city if they were re-elected.[14] The Liberal Democrats pledge to quadruple speed cameras, propose funding for up to 400 "walking bus conductors" and look to devolve the powers and resources of the council to more localised groups.[15]

Council composition

Prior to the election

Birmingham City council has been controlled by the Labour Party since 2012. The Conservative Party last held sole control of the council in 1984. It was under no overall control from 2003 until 2012, run by a Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition from 2003 to 2004 and by a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition from 2004 to 2012.[16]

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 67 Labour 62
Conservative 25 Conservative 28
Liberal Democrats 8 Liberal Democrats 8
Green 1 Green 1

Changes:

Ward results

Birmingham City Council began publishing ward results on 6 May 2022.[30]

Wards beginning A-G

Acocks Green

Acocks Green 2022 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Harmer * 2,225
Liberal Democrats Penny Wagg 1,856
Labour John O'Shea * 1,679
Labour Ninna Isabel Makrinov 1,531
Conservative Malik Zafar Iqbal 288
Green Amanda Baker 258
Conservative Sunil Shingadia 239
TUSC Eamonn Flynn 84
Majority
Turnout 26.99 Decrease 2.23
Registered electors
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Allens Cross

Allens Cross 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Deakin 922 45.9 Increase 1.3
Conservative Eddie Freeman 908 45.2 Decrease 1.7
Green Daniel Brian Rust 112 5.6 Increase 3.2
Liberal Democrats Claire Alexandra Fielden 62 3.1 Increase 0.2
Majority 14 0.7
Turnout 2,010 27.2 Decrease 1.8
Rejected ballots 7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase 1.5

Birchfield

Birchfield 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mahmood Hussain 1,391 78.3 Decrease 5.3
Conservative Alak Chanda 211 11.9 Increase 2.4
Liberal Democrats Christopher Anton 159 9.0 Increase 2.1
Majority 1,180 66.4 Decrease 7.7
Turnout 1,776 24 Decrease 8.9
Rejected ballots 15
Labour hold Swing Decrease 3.8

Brandwood and Kings Heath

Brandwood and Kings Heath 2022 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Barker 2,769 50.2 Decrease 8.4
Labour Lisa Trickett 2,704 49.0 Decrease 10.4
Liberal Democrats Martin Mullaney 1093 19.8 Increase 11.4
Conservative Asia Hussain 968 17.5 Decrease 2.0
Conservative Harvey Whitby 850 15.4 Increase 0.9
Liberal Democrats Chris Stanley 802 14.5 Increase 9.4
Green Patrick Cox 615 11.2 Decrease 0.4
Green Astrid Voight 488 8.9 Increase 1.28
Independent Mark Hudson 485 8.8 Increase 8.8
Workers Party Lauren Wilson 120 2.2 Increase 0.5
Workers Party Phil Bevin 111 2.1 Increase 0.7
Majority 1,611 29.2 Decrease 9.8
Turnout 5,514 41
Rejected ballots 24
Labour hold Swing Decrease 9.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease 9.4

Bournville and Cotteridge

Bournville and Cotteridge 2022 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liz Clements 3,069 61.2 Increase 9.9
Labour Fred Grindrod 2,739 54.6 Increase 8.9
Conservative Nigel Dawkins 1,489 29.7 Decrease 8.0
Conservative Jack Dixon 1,228 24.5 Decrease 10.2
Green Rob Masters 470 9.4 Increase 1.9
Liberal Democrats Phillipa Hentsch 383 7.6 Increase 2.4
Green Ben Mabbet 382 7.6 Decrease 1.2
Liberal Democrats David Radciffe 275 5.5 Increase 2.0
Majority 1,250 24.9 Increase 16.9
Turnout 37.21
Rejected ballots 17
Labour hold Swing Increase 8.9
Labour hold Swing Increase 9.6

Druids Heath and Monyhull

Druids Heath and Monyhull 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Julien Pritchard 1,890 74.5 Increase 29.1
Labour Mike Leddy 454 17.9 Decrease 9.5
Conservative Andrew Fuller 163 6.4 Decrease 19.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher Bertram 24 0.9 Decrease 0.1
Majority 1,436 66.4 Increase 48.4
Turnout 2,537 33.1
Rejected ballots 6
Green hold Swing Increase 19.3

Edgbaston

Edgbaston 2022 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deirdre Alden 1,710 48.3 Decrease 2.1
Conservative Matt Bennett 1,548 43.7 Decrease 4.3
Labour Baljit Kaur Bal 1,474 41.6
Labour Marie Joann Hill 1,465 41.4
Green Ashish Awasthi 392 11.1 Increase 4.3
Liberal Democrats Jamie Christian Scott 251 7.0
Liberal Democrats James Liam Bryant 243 6.9
Majority 74 1.0 Decrease 8.7
Turnout 7,083 31.5
Rejected ballots 26
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wards beginning H-R

Hall Green South

Hall Green South 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Huxtable 1,427 51.5 Decrease 8.5
Labour Shafaq Ahmed 1,071 38.6 Increase 8.2
Green David Parker 148 5.3 Increase 1.0
Liberal Democrats David Lickiss 118 4.3 Decrease 1.0
Majority 356 12.8 Decrease 17.6
Turnout 2,772 35.2
Rejected ballots 8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 8.4

Handsworth

Handsworth 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hendrina Quinnen 1,397 82.9 Increase 11.2
Conservative Devia Surti 116 6.9 Decrease 12.0
Green Ed Freshwater 95 5.6 Decrease 0.5
Liberal Democrats George Michael Okae Fosu 67 4.0 Increase 0.7
Majority 1,281 76.0 Increase 23.4
Turnout 1,686 24
Rejected ballots 11
Labour hold Swing Increase 11.7

Harborne

Harborne 2022 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Brooks 2,923 53.3 Increase 19.4
Labour Jayne Francis 2,815 51.3 Increase 8.4
Conservative Peter Fowler 1,919 35.0 Decrease 6.5
Conservative Harriet O'Hara 1,703 31.0 Decrease 8.1
Liberal Democrats Joseph Harmer 532 9.7 Decrease 1.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Garrett 455 8.3 Decrease 2.3
Green Alistair Crisp 628 11.4 Increase 0.8
Majority
Turnout 10,975 36.24
Rejected ballots 32
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing

Holyhead

Holyhead 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rinkal Shergill 1,618 75.9 Increase 5.5
Independent Karen Trench 293 13.7 Increase 13.7 (new)
Conservative Andrew Hardie 133 6.2 Decrease 12.4
Liberal Democrats Kingsley Douglas 73 4.5 Decrease 6.5
Majority 1,325 62.2 Increase 11.1
Turnout 2,131 31
Rejected ballots 14
Labour hold Swing

Kings Norton South

Kings Norton South 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Rob Grant 1,137 50.7 Increase 50.7 (new party)
Labour Sonia Kumar 732 32.6 Decrease 18.9
Conservative Robert Clancy 365 16.3 Decrease 26.5
Majority 405 18.0 Increase 9.3
Turnout 2,244 28
Rejected ballots 10
Green gain from Labour Swing Increase 34.8

Nechells

Nechells (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lee Marsham 1,194 88.1 Increase 6.9
Conservative Jamie Babington 150 11.1 Increase 0.3
Majority 1,042 76.8 Increase 9.3
Turnout 1,356 18
Rejected ballots 12
Labour hold Swing Increase 3.3

North Edgbaston

North Edgbaston 2022 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marcus Bernasconi 2,353 65.7 Decrease 4.8
Labour Sharon Thompson 2,178 60.8 Increase 2.0
Conservative Kamran Choudary 1,043 29.1 Decrease 1.9
Conservative Wasim Zaman 1,003 28.0 Increase 4.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Ward 274 7.6 Increase 1.7
Liberal Democrats Timon Burford 208 5.8 Increase 1.4
TUSC William Downs 108 3.0 Increase 3.0 (new party)
Majority 1,135
Turnout 7,167 27.29
Rejected ballots 32
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Wards beginning S-Y

Shard End

Shard End 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Ward 854 60.4 Decrease0.4
Conservative Tony Briggs 371 26.2 Increase1.4
Green Eve Alsopp 100 7.1 Increase3.0
Liberal Democrats Christopher Barber 80 5.7 Increase1.3
Majority 483 34.2 Decrease1.7
Rejected ballots 9
Turnout 1,414 16.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.9

Sheldon

Sheldon 2022 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Tilsley 1,752 56.0 Decrease6.2
Liberal Democrats Colin Green 1,534 49.0 Decrease7.8
Labour Isra Abdi 835 26.7 Increase4.9
Labour Joseph Piekarz 743 23.7 Increase2.4
Conservative Susan Axford 564 18.0 Increase6.5
Conservative Oliver Jenkins 513 16.4 Increase5.4
Green Kevin Harrison 218 7.0 Increase3.8
TUSC Mark Andrews 89 2.8 Increase2.8
Majority 699 22.3 Decrease
Rejected ballots 14
Turnout 24.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease

South Yardley

South Yardley 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Zaker Choudhry 1,062 55.3 Decrease 5.1
Labour Anser Bashir 515 26.8 Increase 2.7
Conservative Julia Mackie 220 11.5 Decrease 2.5
Green Christopher Garghan 90 4.7 Increase 3.0
TUSC Bob Severn 20 1.0 Increase 1.0
Majority 547 26.2 Decrease 7.8
Turnout 1,920 27
Rejected ballots 13
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease 3.9

Sutton Four Oaks

Sutton Four Oaks 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Cornish 1,658 65.6 Decrease 11.5
Labour Roger Barley 452 17.9 Increase 4.5
Liberal Democrats David Willett 246 9.7 Increase 4.1
Green Linda Hudson 151 6.0 Increase 2.1
Majority 1,206 47.7 Decrease 16.0
Turnout 2,529 33
Rejected ballots 22
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 8.0

Sutton Roughley

Sutton Roughley 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ewan Mackey 1,620 61.9 Decrease 5.5
Labour Pat Mika 736 28.1 Increase 8.7
Liberal Democrats Brandon Masih 239 9.1 Increase 1.1
Majority 884 33.8 Decrease 14.2
Turnout 2,619 31.3
Rejected ballots 24
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 7.1

Sutton Wylde Green

Sutton Wylde Green 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alex Yip 1,489 57.2 Decrease 8.0
Labour Terry Johnson 630 24.2 Increase 1.0
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Spencer 296 11.4 Increase 5.5
Green Zoe Challenor 172 6.6 Increase 1.5
Majority 859 33.0 Decrease 8.9
Turnout 2,604
Rejected ballots 17
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 4.5

Weoley & Selly Oak

Weoley & Selly Oak 2022 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miranda Perks 2,427 53.6 Increase9.7
Labour Jamie Tennant 2,254 49.8 Increase6.8
Conservative Claire Smith 1628 35.9 Decrease3.9
Conservative Paul Smith 1549 34.2 Decrease5.4
Green Kirsty Axe 326 7.2 Decrease1.5
Green Claire Hammond 324 7.2 Increase7.2 (new)
Liberal Democrats Luke Ellinor 289 6.4 Decrease0.5
Liberal Democrats Philip Mills 246 5.4 Increase0.3
Majority 626 13.8 Increase10.6
Turnout 4530 29.75 Decrease
Rejected ballots 17
Labour hold Swing Increase6.8
Labour hold Swing Increase6.1

Yardley East

Yardley East 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Deborah Harries 1,220 58.7 Decrease 6.2
Labour Fayaz Khuhro 675 32.5 Increase 2.3
Conservative Ben Broadley 174 8.4 Increase 3.5
Majority 545 26.2 Decrease 8.4
Turnout 2,079 26
Rejected ballots 10
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease 4.2

Yardley West and Stechford

Yardley West and Stechford 2022 (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Baber Baz 1,994 70.7 Increase 19.2
Labour Yvette John 717 25.4 Decrease 18.5
Conservative Monica Hardie 98 3.5 Decrease 1.1
Majority 1,277 45.4 Increase 37.7
Turnout 2,821 37
Rejected ballots 12
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase 18.8

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