2022 Coventry Council election
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18 of 54 seats on Coventry City Council
28 seats needed for a majority
 
Leader George Duggins Gary Ridley
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 39 seats, 43.6% 15 seats, 33.4%

Incumbent council control


Labour



The 2022 Coventry City Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022. One third of councillors—18 out of 54—on Coventry City Council will be elected.[1] The election will take place alongside other local elections across the United Kingdom.

In the previous council election in 2021, Labour maintained its control of the council, holding 39 seats after the election. The Conservative Party held the remaining 15 seats.

Background

History

Result of the council election in 2018
Result of the council election in 2018
Result of the council election in 2021
Result of the council election in 2021

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. Coventry 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]

Coventry Council has variously been under Labour control, Conservative control and no overall control since it was established. Labour most recently gained control of the council in the 2010 election, when they gained six seats at the expense of the Conservatives and Socialist Alternative.[4] Labour continued to make gains to consolidate its majority on the council in the 2011 and 2012 elections, since when the party's position has remained stable. In the 2021 Coventry City Council election, Labour won 13 of the seats up for election with 43.6% of the vote, while the Conservatives won the remaining six with 33.4% of the vote. The Green Party received 8.6% of the vote but won no seats. Labour maintained its majority on the council.[5]

Positions up for election in 2022 were last elected in 2018. In that election, Labour won thirteen seats and the Conservatives won five seats.[6]

Electoral process

The council elects its councillors in thirds, with a third being up for election every year for three years, with no election in the fourth year.[7][8] The election will take place by first-past-the-post voting, with wards being represented by three councillors, with one councillor elected in each ward each election year to serve a four-year term.

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) living in Coventry aged 18 or over will be entitled to vote in the election. People who live at two addresses in different councils, such as university students with different term-time and holiday addresses, are entitled to be registered for and vote in elections in both local authorities. Voting in-person at polling stations will take place from 07:00 to 22:00 on election day, and voters will be able to apply for postal votes or proxy votes in advance of the election. People voting in this election in Coventry only vote for a councillor in the ward they reside.

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 39 Labour 39
Conservative 15 Conservative 15

Results summary

2022 Coventry City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 13 Steady 72.2 26 39 72.2 28,538 48.1 +4.5
  Conservative 4 Decrease 1 22.2 10 14 25.9 17,362 29.3 -4.1
  Green 1 Increase 1 5.6 0 1 1.9 6,178 10.4 +1.8
  Coventry Citizens 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,595 4.4 -0.1
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,840 3.1 -1.2
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,746 2.9 -1.1
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 912 1.5 +0.1
  ADF 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 113 0.2 N/A

Wards

Bablake

Bablake[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jaswant Singh Birdi 2,074 50.0 +14.7
Labour George Walker 1,391 33.5 +5.5
Green Niall Webb 290 7.0 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Caroline Spence 200 4.8 +3.2
Coventry Citizens Tony Middleton 195 4.7 +1.9
Turnout 4,150
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.6
Bablake Seats Before the 2022 Election[10][11]
Party Councillor
Conservative Jaswant Singh Birdi Outgoing
Conservative Tarlochan Singh Jandu 2019-Incumbent
Conservative Steven Keough 2021-Incumbent

Binley and Willenhall

Binley and Willenhall[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Mutton 1,355 41.3 +3.9
Conservative Amarjit Singh Khangura 949 28.9 -1.6
Coventry Citizens Paul Nichalos Cowley 635 19.3 -2.1
Green Chrissie Lynn Brown 232 7.1 +1.5
ADF Marianne Angela Fitzgerald 113 3.4 N/A
Turnout 3,284
Labour hold Swing Increase2.8
Binley and Willenhall Seats Before the 2022 Election[10][11]
Party Councillor
Labour John Mutton Outgoing
Labour Ram Parkash Lakha 2019-Incumbent
Labour Christine Elizabeth Thomas 2021-Incumbent

Cheylesmore

Cheylesmore[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Maurice James Bailey 1,848 47.0 ±0.0
Labour Ami Kaur 1,526 38.8 +3.1
Green John Verdult 222 5.6 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Anna Caroline Grainger 193 4.9 -0.1
Coventry Citizens Sian Jones 82 2.1 -0.8
TUSC Judy Griffiths 61 1.6 ±0.0
Turnout 3,932
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.6
Cheylesmore Seats Before the 2022 Election[10][11]
Party Councillor
Conservative Roger Bailey Outgoing
Labour Richard Brown 2019-Incumbent
Conservative Barbara Mosterman 2021-Incumbent

Earlsdon

Earlsdon[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Kindy Sandhu 2,806 53.0 +9.4
Conservative Zaid Rehman 1,537 29.0 -6.5
Liberal Democrats Stephen John Richmond 469 8.9 -0.9
Green John David Campbell Finlayson 250 4.7 -1.4
Coventry Citizens Cameron Ewart Baxter 181 3.4 -0.8
TUSC Adam Joachim Harmsworth 48 0.9 ±0.0
Turnout 5,291
Labour hold Swing Increase8.0
Earlsdon Seats Before the 2022 Election[10][11]
Party Councillor
Labour Kindy Sandhu Outgoing
Labour Becky Gittins 2019-Incumbent
Labour Antony Tucker 2021-Incumbent

Foleshill

Foleshill[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tariq Khan 1,806 46.0 +0.4
Independent Zia Ahmed Khan 1,746 44.5 +9.8
Conservative Raja Reddy Meesala 373 9.5 -0.4
Turnout 3,925
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.7
Foleshill Seats Before the 2022 Election[10][11]
Party Councillor
Labour Tariq Khan Outgoing
Labour Abdul Salam Khan 2019-Incumbent
Labour Shakila Nazir 2021-Incumbent

Henley

Henley[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Maton 1,865 54.8 -1.3
Conservative Kenneth John Taylor 960 28.2 -0.8
Green Cathy Wattebot 296 8.7 +3.2
Coventry Citizens Charlie Ann Wilson 219 6.4 +2.3
TUSC Aidan Spencer O'Toole 63 1.9 +0.5
Turnout 3,403
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.3
Henley Seats Before the 2022 Election[10][11]
Party Councillor
Labour Kevin Maton Outgoing
Labour Patricia Seaman 2019-Incumbent
Labour Ed Ruane 2021-Incumbent

Holbrook

Holbrook[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Stephen Robert George Gray 2,105 51.3 +16.3
Labour Raj Dhaliwal 1,611 39.3 -3.7
Conservative Zeeshan Qazi 290 7.1 -9.4
Coventry Citizens Alan Benjamin Gavin 64 1.6 -2.5
TUSC Jim Hensman 31 0.8 N/A
Turnout 4,101
Green gain from Labour Swing Increase10.0

Longford

Longford[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lindsley Harvard 1,982 60.9 +3.9
Conservative Diane Sylvia Crookes 645 19.8 -2.2
Green Karl Aldred 295 9.1 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Jaspal Singh Bahara 181 5.6 +1.7
Coventry Citizens Nicola Spalding 151 4.6 +1.0
Turnout 3,254
Labour hold Swing Increase3.1

Lower Stoke

Lower Stoke[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Rupinder Singh 2,274 59.5 +6.5
Conservative Michael Arthur Ballinger 810 21.2 -6.8
Green Esther Mary Reeves 400 10.5 +1.5
Coventry Citizens Danielle Stringfellow 211 5.5 +1.5
TUSC John Patrick O'Sullivan 130 3.4 +1.1
Turnout 3,825
Labour hold Swing Increase6.7

Radford

Radford[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Maria Hetherton 2,274 59.5 +5.4
Conservative Laura Frances Ridley 810 21.2 -3.3
Green Julie Ann Spriddle 400 10.5 +1.7
Coventry Citizens Irena Bosworth 211 5.5 ±0.0
TUSC Dave Anderson 130 3.4 -0.2
Turnout 3,825
Labour hold Swing Increase4.4

Sherbourne

Sherbourne[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Seamus Walsh 1,455 39.9 +0.1
Conservative Jackie Gardiner 1,420 38.9 -3.3
Green George Teggin 336 9.2 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Nukey Proctor 176 4.8 +0.3
TUSC Jane Elizabeth Nellist 159 4.4 +2.9
Coventry Citizens Marcus Luke Paris Fogden 100 2.7 -0.7
Turnout 3,646
Labour hold Swing Increase1.7

St. Michaels

St. Michaels[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Stuart Welsh 1,898 69.8 +3.2
Conservative Mary Taylor 270 9.9 -2.7
TUSC Dave Nellist 257 9.4 +0.4
Green David Neil Priestley 181 6.7 +1.3
Coventry Citizens Karen Wilson 114 4.2 +0.9
Turnout 2,720
Labour hold Swing Increase3.0

Upper Stoke

Upper Stoke[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gurdev Singh Hayre 1,696 57.5 +3.6
Conservative Gurdeep Singh Sohal 582 19.7 -6.3
Green Laura Katherine Vesty 357 12.1 +3.8
Coventry Citizens Gary Ronald Cooper 226 7.7 +2.8
TUSC Terri-Jay Hersey 87 3.0 +1.2
Turnout 2,948
Labour hold Swing Increase5.0

Wainbody

Wainbody[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mattie Heaven 2,105 53.7 -1.9
Labour Arthur Des 1,315 33.5 +3.2
Liberal Democrats James Frederick Morshead 214 5.5 +0.6
Green Becky Finlayson 198 5.0 -2.1
Coventry Citizens Adam Jack Hancock 89 2.3 +0.2
Turnout 3,921
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.6

Westwood

Westwood[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abdul Jobbar 1,533 42.3 +8.7
Conservative Manjeet Rai 1,431 39.5 -4.7
Green Jessica Mary Marshall 350 9.7 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Jamie Simpson 235 6.5 +1.9
TUSC Jim Donnelly 76 2.1 -0.4
Turnout 3,625
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase6.7

Whoberley

Whoberley[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Bally Singh 2,390 61.5 +14.0
Conservative Stephen James Smith 911 23.5 -8.6
Green Anne Patterson 303 7.8 -4.5
Liberal Democrats Russell David Field 172 4.4 -0.4
Coventry Citizens Nate Lewis 108 2.8 -0.6
Turnout 3,884
Labour Co-op hold Swing Increase11.3

Woodlands

Woodlands[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julia Lepoidevin 2,142 51.0 -6.8
Labour Co-op Lynnette Catherine Kelly 1,449 34.5 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Mark James Perryman 290 6.9 +1.6
Green Lesley Clare Sim 191 4.5 +1.3
Coventry Citizens Thomas Watts 67 1.6 -0.7
TUSC Sarah Stephanie Davis 60 1.4 +0.2
Turnout 4,199
Conservative hold Swing Decrease5.5

Wyken

Wyken[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Faye Abbott 1,635 48.4 +7.4
Conservative Myooran Sri 1,157 34.3 -1.2
Green Russell Berry 363 10.8 +1.3
Coventry Citizens Lorna Kareen Williams 220 6.5 +1.2
Turnout 3,375
Labour hold Swing Increase4.3

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