The 2022 City of Wolverhampton Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022 to elect members of City of Wolverhampton Council. This is on the same day as other local elections. 20 of the 60 seats will be up for election.[1]

Background

Since its first election in 1973, Wolverhampton Council has been a Labour council, aside from a brief period from to 1978 to 1979 when the party was overtaken by the Conservatives. Labour has controlled the council for its entire existence apart from brief periods of no overall control (1978 to 1980, 1987 to 1988, 1992 to 1994, and 2008 to 2011).[2] In the 2021 election, Labour lost 5 seats with 47.2% of the vote, and the Conservatives gained 5 seats with 43.0%.

The seats up for election this year were last elected in 2018. In that election, Labour gained 2 seats with 58.04% of the vote, the Conservatives lost 1 with 33.69%, and UKIP lost representation on the council with 0.93%.[3]

Council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election[4] After 2022 election[5]
Party Seats Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 44 Labour 44 Labour 44
Conservative 15 Conservative 16 Conservative 16
Independent 1 Independent 0 Independent 0

Changes:

Results

2022 City of Wolverhampton Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 17 Steady 85.00 27 44 73.33 28,685 57.27
  Conservative 3 Steady 15.00 13 16 26.67 17,406 34.75
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0.00 0 0 0.00 2,609 5.21
  Green 0 Steady 0.00 0 0 0.00 1,231 2.46
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.00 0 0 0.00 156 0.31

Results by ward

An asterisk indicates an incumbent councillor.

Bilston East

Bilston East[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Simkins* 1,459 68.47 +13.95
Conservative Christopher Thompson 554 26.00 -6.08
TUSC Hannah Davis 118 5.54 N/A
Majority 905 42.47
Turnout 2,131 19.73

Bilston North

Bilston North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Page* 1,376 64.88 +5.06
Conservative Dan Perry-Preston 593 27.96 -6.52
Liberal Democrats Eileen Birch 152 7.17 N/A
Majority 783 36.92
Turnout 2,121 24.04

Blakenhall

Blakenhall[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jasbinder Dehar* 1,931 79.17 +7.23
Conservative Nathaniel Williams 361 14.80 -2.21
Liberal Democrats Patrick Bentley 147 6.03 -0.28
Majority 1,570 64.37
Turnout 2,439 28.50

Bushbury North

Bushbury North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Bennett 1,253 50.26 -7.97
Labour Alan Butt* 1,096 43.96 +9.72
Liberal Democrats Harry Marston 144 5.78 +1.70
Majority 157 6.30
Turnout 2,493 28.55

Bushbury South and Low Hill

Bushbury South and Low Hill[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Sweet* 1,319 64.15 +5.91
Conservative Lewis Wastell 478 23.25 -12.90
Liberal Democrats Ian Jenkins 259 12.60 N/A
Majority 841 40.90
Turnout 2,056 18.90

East Park

East Park[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Louise Miles 1,194 69.22 +15.07
Conservative Aaron Hall 531 30.78 -8.79
Majority 663 38.43
Turnout 1,725 19.05

Ettingshall

Ettingshall[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beverley Momenabadi* 2,168 73.67 +6.1
Conservative Sian Kumar 476 16.17 -3.1
Liberal Democrats David Murray 299 10.16 +0.7
Majority 1,692 57.49
Turnout 2,943 26.03

Fallings Park

Fallings Park[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Evans* 1,343 62.61 +15.5
Conservative Zahid Shah 591 27.55 -16.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Nixon 211 9.84 +5.4
Majority 752 35.06
Turnout 2,145 24.38

Graiseley

Graiseley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Asha Mattu* 1,643 64.20 +5.0
Conservative Safyaan Salim 525 20.52 -8.2
Green Amy Bertaut 250 9.77 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Hollis 141 5.51 +1.7
Majority 1,118 43.69
Turnout 2,559 29.73

Heath Town

Heath Town[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jaspreet Jaspal* 1,185 60.99 +21.7
Conservative Fortune Sibanda 433 22.29 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Alan Bamber 166 8.54 +3.8
Green Kwaku Tano-Yeboah 159 8.18 +0.9
Majority 752 38.70
Turnout 1,943 21.97

Merry Hill

Merry Hill[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carol Hyatt 1,456 46.95 +9.7
Conservative James Montero 1,450 46.76 -9.5
Liberal Democrats David Marsh 195 6.29 N/A
Majority 6 0.19
Turnout 3,101 33.87

Oxley

Oxley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Roberts* 1,216 51.20 +8.4
Conservative Matt Powis 878 36.97 -8.4
Liberal Democrats Ann Jenkins 149 6.27 +1.1
Green Paul Darke 94 3.96 -0.7
TUSC Joshua Allerton 38 1.60 -0.3
Majority 338 14.23
Turnout 2,375 26.89

Park

Park[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Craig Collingswood* 1,524 58.98 +5.1
Conservative Robert Brotherton 705 27.28 -7.2
Green Jenny Hibell 237 9.17 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Bryan Lewis 118 4.57 +1.2
Majority 819 31.70
Turnout 2,584 31.34

Penn

Penn[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Celia Hibbert* 1,948 50.58 +11.0
Conservative Ranjit Dhillon 1,658 43.05 -11.5
Liberal Democrats Michael Hopkins 245 6.36 N/A
Majority 290 7.53
Turnout 3,851 39

Spring Vale

Spring Vale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara McGarrity* 1,380 58.62 +4.4
Conservative Surjit Khunkhun 974 41.38 +3.6
Majority 406 17.25
Turnout 2,354 26.56

St Peter's

St Peter's[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Obaida Ahmed* 1,388 78.82 +15.6
Conservative John Mumford 373 21.18 -3.7
Majority 1,015 57.64
Turnout 1,761 21.99

Tettenhall Regis

Tettenhall Regis[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sohail Khan* 1,614 50.93 -8.7
Labour Kashmire Hawker 1,107 34.93 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Julian Donald 241 7.60 +3.6
Green Christopher Brookes 207 6.53 +0.9
Majority 507 16.00
Turnout 3,169 34.18

Tettenhall Wightwick

Tettenhall Wightwick[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Crofts* 2,166 60.17 +1.5
Labour Don Gwinnett 1,008 28.00 +6.7
Green Andrea Cantrill 284 7.89 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Arfan Khan 142 3.94 +0.1
Majority 1,158 32.17
Turnout 3,600 39.96

Wednesfield North

Wednesfield North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Bateman* 1,358 60.82 +8.0
Conservative Tony Gething 875 39.18 -3.6
Majority 483 21.63
Turnout 2,233 26.60

Wednesfield South

Wednesfield South[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Greg Brackenridge* 1,586 63.34 +20.4
Conservative Sucha Sahota 918 36.66 -15.4
Majority 668 26.68
Turnout 2,504 28.72

References

  1. ^ "Election timetable in England". GOV.UK. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Wolverhampton City Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Election results by party, 3 May 2018". Wolverhampton.gov. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Your Councillors by Party". wolverhampton.gov. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Wolverhampton result - Local Elections 2022". BBC News. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  6. ^ Parkes, Thomas (14 June 2021). "Wolverhampton councillor defects from Labour to Conservatives". Express and Star. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  7. ^ Smith, Adam (20 January 2022). "Disgraced former councillor guilty of fraud to stay free until October after lodging appeal". Express and Star. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — East Park Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Local Elections - Thursday, 5th May, 2022". City of Wolverhampton Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.