The 2022 Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022 to elect members of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. This is on the same day as other local elections. 24 of the 72 seats will be up for election.[1]

Background

Sandwell is a consistently Labour council. Labour have held majorities every election since its creation in 1973, apart from 1978 when the Conservatives gained the council.[2] From 2018 to 2021, Sandwell was one of the few councils to be comprised fully of 1 party, with Labour in control of all 72 wards.[3] In the 2021 election, Labour lost 9 seats with 53.1% of the vote, the Conservatives gained 9 with 36.6%, and independents did not make any gains or losses with 4.6% of the vote.

The seats up for election this year were last elected in 2018. In that election, Labour won all seats with 68.5% of the vote, giving them full control of the council. The Conservatives won 24.4%.

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election[4]
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 58 Labour 59
Conservative 9 Conservative 9
Independent 4 Independent 1
Sandwell Together 0 Sandwell Together 2

Changes:

Results

2022 Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 21 Decrease 3 87.5 40 61 84.7 34,847 57.5 +4.4
  Conservative 3 Increase 3 12.5 6 9 13.9 20,881 34.4 -2.2
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 2 2 1.4 2,137 3.5 N/A
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,146 3.5 +1.0
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 302 0.5 +0.2
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 203 0.3 -0.6
  For Britain 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 74 0.1 ±0.0
  Yeshua 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 38 0.1 ±0.0

Results by ward

An asterisk indicates an incumbent councillor.

Abbey

Abbey[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Piper 2,328 82.9%
Conservative Mona Khurana 424 15.1%
Majority 1,904 67.8%
Turnout 2,809 33.13%
Labour hold Swing

Blackheath

Blackheath[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Danny Millard 1,053 51.3%
Conservative Greg Allman 986 48%
Majority 67 3.3%
Turnout 2,053 22.26%
Labour hold Swing

Bristnall

Bristnall[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amolak Dhariwal 1,203 49.2%
Conservative Fajli Bibi 938 38.4%
Reform UK Peter Durnell 150 6.1%
Liberal Democrats Manjit Lall 139 5.7%
Majority 265 10.8
Turnout 2,445 26.72%
Labour hold Swing

Charlemont with Grove Vale

Charlemont with Grove Vale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Trumpeter 1,449 50.8%
Labour Jennifer Hemmingway 1,099 38.5%
Liberal Democrats Sadie Smith 163 5.7%
For Britain Sam Harding 74 2.6%
Reform UK Graham Nock 53 1.9%
Majority 350 12.3%
Turnout 2,851 30.19%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Cradley Heath and Old Hill

Cradley Heath and Old Hill[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Webb 1,324 57.4%
Conservative Fahmida Yasmin 680 29.5%
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Bradley 220 9.5%
TUSC Cammilla Mngaza 60 2.6%
Majority 644 27.9%
Turnout 2,306 21.96%
Labour hold Swing

Friar Park

Friar Park[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Hackett 1,094 55.9%
Conservative Ryan Trumpeter 825 42.1%
Yeshua Colin Rankine 38 1.9%
Majority 269 13.8%
Turnout 1,958 21.98%
Labour hold Swing

Great Barr with Yew Tree

Great Barr with Yew Tree[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Melia 1,335 46.9%
Conservative Connor Jones 1,169 41.1%
Liberal Democrats Mark Smith 331 11.6%
Majority 166 5.8%
Turnout 2,845 28.58%
Labour hold Swing

Great Bridge

Great Bridge[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Soyfur Rahman 1,123 50.8%
Conservative Craig Adams 1,067 48.3%
Majority 56 2.5%
Turnout 2,208 22.4%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Greets Green and Lyng

Greets Green and Lyng[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Giles 1,676 62.8%
Conservative Iqbal Padda 974 36.5%
Majority 1,002 26.3%
Turnout 2,668 28.08%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Hateley Heath

Hateley Heath[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Moore 1,550 61.3%
Conservative Yesmeen Singh 951 37.6%
Majority 599 23.7%
Turnout 2,529 24.55%
Labour hold Swing

Langley

Langley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Gavan 1,113 51.5%
Conservative Sharon Davies 788 36.5%
Liberal Democrats Clive Heywood 248 11.5%
Majority 325 15%
Turnout 2,161 22.47%
Labour hold Swing

Newton

Newton[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Allcock 1,500 57.9%
Conservative Mujakkir Ahmed 782 30.2%
Liberal Democrats Amanda Jenkins 284 11%
Majority 718 27.7%
Turnout 2,590 29.35%
Labour hold Swing

Old Warley

Old Warley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harnoor Bhullar 1,372 48.4%
Conservative Mo Sakhi 1,100 38.8%
Liberal Democrats Bob Smith 342 12.1%
Majority 272 9.6%
Turnout 2,834 30.55%
Labour hold Swing

Oldbury

Oldbury[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nagi Singh 1,579 58.8%
Conservative Abdul Qayyum 924 34.4%
TUSC Richard Gingell 167 6.2%
Majority 655 24.4%
Turnout 2,686 26.09%
Labour hold Swing

Princes End

Princes End[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Wilkes 856 50.5%
Labour Jenny Chidley 825 48.7%
Majority 31 1.8%
Turnout 1,694 17.91%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Rowley

Rowley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Claire Mayo 1,070 50.1%
Conservative Wendy Steed 1,038 48.6%
Majority 32 1.5%
Turnout 2,138 21.83%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Smethwick

Smethwick[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ashley Lewis 1,968 72.3%
Conservative Satinder Dunn 731 26.9%
Majority 1,237 45.4%
Turnout 2,721 27.58%
Labour hold Swing

Soho and Victoria

Soho and Victoria[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Uddin 1,781 53.1%
Independent Mohammad Rouf 970 28.9%
Conservative Jasbir Ranie 349 10.4%
Liberal Democrats Daisy Shone 214 6.4%
Majority 811 24.2%
Turnout 3,353 30.55%
Labour gain from Independent Swing

St. Paul's

St. Paul's[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Aqeela Choudhry 2,863 82.5%
Conservative Imran Qureshi 382 11%
Liberal Democrats Keith Wilmot 205 5.9%
Majority 2,481 71.5%
Turnout 3,470 32.94%
Labour hold Swing

Tipton Green

Tipton Green[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abid Hussain 1,319 44.4%
Independent Richard Jeffcoat 1,167 39.3%
Conservative Steve Emms 476 16%
Majority 149 5.1%
Turnout 2,970 27.53%
Labour hold Swing

Tividale

Tividale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amrita Dunn 1,094 50.9%
Labour Robert Hevican 1,046 48.7%
Majority 48 2.2%
Turnout 2,149 23.25%
Conservative hold Swing

Wednesbury North

Wednesbury North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Luke Giles 1,233 52.9%
Conservative Marc Lucock 1,005 42.1%
TUSC Gareth Knox 75 3.2%
Majority 228 10.8%
Turnout 2,331 25.1%
Labour hold Swing

Wednesbury South

Wednesbury South[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Chambers 1,409 57.2%
Conservative Vijay Gaddu 1,036 42.1%
Majority 373 15.1%
Turnout 2,464 23.87%
Labour hold Swing

West Bromwich Central

West Bromwich Central[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liam Preece 1,984 69.3%
Conservative Aran Duggal 857 29.9%
Majority 1,127 39.4%
Turnout 2,863 27.86%
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election timetable in England". GOV.UK. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  3. ^ Brassington, Jamie (7 May 2021). "Conservative local election success means Sandwell Council has an opposition again". Express and Star. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Councillors by Party". sandwell.gov. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  5. ^ Storer, Rhi (18 November 2021). "Rajbir Singh steps down as Sandwell councillor". Halesowen News. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  6. ^ Storer, Rhi (20 January 2022). "Sandwell Conservative councillor defects to Labour". BirminghamLive. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  7. ^ Madeley, Peter (5 April 2022). "More chaos in Sandwell as Labour cabinet member quits party to stand for Tories". Express and Star. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Councillors by Party: Sandwell Together party | Sandwell Council". www.sandwell.gov.uk. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "Statement of Persons Nominated". Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 16 April 2022.