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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, 2012
Labour Hold

An election was held on 3 May 2012 for 24 of the 72 seats on Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. These seats were last contested in 2008.

Labour retained their overall majority with an increased number of seats.

Results
Seats
Labour
24
Vote Share
Labour
72.0%
Conservative
18.8%
Lib Dems
3.6%
Traditional Independents
1.9%
Green
1.5%
Other
2.3%

Party Seats Net Change Seats % Votes Votes %
Labour 24 +10 100.0% 41,109 72.0%
Conservative 0 -8 - 10,714 18.8%
Lib Dems 0 -2 - 2,040 3.6%
Sandwell Traditional Independents 0 - - 1,113 1.9%
Green 0 - - 867 1.5%
Independents 0 - - 606 1.1%
BNP 0 - - 376 0.7%
National Front 0 - - 261 0.5%


New Council Composition
Party Total Seats Net Change
Labour 68 +10
Conservative 2 -8
Sandwell Traditional Independents 1 -
Independents 1 -


Ward Results


Abbey
Labour hold
Labour
75.4%
Conservative
11.9%
Green
8.9%
Lib Dems
3.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Ann Jaron 2,017 75.4%
Conservative Chris Brown 319 11.9%
Green Barry Lim 239 8.9%
Lib Dems Matthew Gibson 99 3.7%


Blackheath
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour
53.2%
Conservative
34.6%
Traditional Independents
12.3%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Kerrie Carmichael 1,324 53.2%
Conservative Mary Docker 860 34.6%
Sandwell Traditional Independents Shirley Ching 305 12.3%


Bristnall
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour
72.2%
Conservative
27.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Ann Jarvis 1,489 72.2%
Conservative Terry Grainger 573 27.8%


Charlemont with Grove Vale
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour
47.1%
Conservative
33.3%
Traditional Independents
10.0%
Green
5.9%
Lib Dems
3.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Liam Preece 1,202 47.1%
Conservative Ray Nock 849 33.3%
Sandwell Traditional Independents Hilary Taylor 255 10.0%
Green Dell Macefield 151 5.9%
Lib Dems Richard Michener 96 3.8%


Cradley Heath and Old Hill
Labour Co-Op gain from Conservative
Labour Co-Op
59.0%
Conservative
27.1%
BNP
8.6%
Lib Dems
5.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Co-Op John Tipper 1,465 59.0%
Conservative Liz Bowler 673 27.1%
BNP John Salvage 213 8.6%
Lib Dems Robert Johns 130 5.2%


Friar Park
Labour hold
Labour
82.0%
Conservative
18.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Geoff Lewis 1,421 82.0%
Conservative Paul Farrington 312 18.0%


Great Barr with Yew Tree
Labour gain from Lib Dems
Labour
53.8%
Lib Dems
30.1%
Conservative
16.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Christopher Worsey 1,549 53.8%
Lib Dems Sadie Smith 866 30.1%
Conservative Mark Cowles 464 16.1%


Great Bridge
Labour hold
Labour
81.5%
Conservative
18.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Derek Rowley 1,561 81.5%
Conservative Derek Rowley 354 18.5%


Greets Green and Lyng
Labour hold
Labour
85.9%
Conservative
14.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour John Edwards 1,790 85.9%
Conservative Bob Fitzpatrick 293 14.1%


Hateley Heath
Labour hold
Labour
75.2%
Conservative
13.2%
BNP
7.5%
Green
4.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Paul Sandars 1,632 75.2%
Conservative Steve Dabbs 287 13.2%
BNP Terry Lewin 163 7.5%
Green Colin Bye 89 4.1%


Langley
Labour hold
Labour
75.5%
Conservative
19.6%
Lib Dems
4.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Sharon Davies 1,636 75.5%
Conservative Dennis Bishop 425 19.6%
Lib Dems William Murcott 106 4.9%


Newton
Labour gain from Lib Dems
Labour
59.0%
Lib Dems
20.7%
Conservative
11.1%
Traditional Independents
5.1%
Macklin
4.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Joyce Underhill 1,483 59.0%
Lib Dems David Fisher 519 20.7%
Conservative Sandra Vickers 279 11.1%
Sandwell Traditional Independents Bert Richards 128 5.1%
Independent Margaret Macklin 104 4.1%


Old Warley
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour
59.6%
Conservative
26.3%
Traditional Independents
5.5%
Green
4.9%
Lib Dems
3.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Susan Crumpton 1,601 59.6%
Conservative Lee Pawlowski 706 26.3%
Sandwell Traditional Independents John McHard 148 5.5%
Green Aldo Mussi 132 4.9%
Lib Dems Bryan Manley-Green 99 3.7%


Oldbury
Labour hold
Labour
85.0%
Conservative
15.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Susan Downing 2,163 85.0%
Conservative Ben Elwell 381 15.0%


Princes End
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour
69.0%
Conservative
31.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Bill Cherrington 1,175 69.0%
Conservative Beatrice Owen 528 31.0%


Rowley
Labour hold
Labour
75.8%
Conservative
24.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Susan Eaves 1,592 75.8%
Conservative Mary Pawlowski 508 24.2%


Smethwick
Labour hold
Labour
83.2%
Conservative
11.9%
Lib Dems
5.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Linda Horton 2,088 83.2%
Conservative Nagi Singh 298 11.9%
Lib Dems Manjit Lall 125 5.0%


Soho and Victoria
Labour hold
Labour
95.2%
Conservative
4.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Darren Cooper 2,791 95.2%
Conservative Ewart Johnson 142 4.8%


St. Paul's
Labour hold
Labour
72.4%
Dardi
14.5%
Traditional Independents
8.0%
Conservative
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Preet Gill 2,506 72.4%
Independent Harbhajan Dardi 502 14.5%
Sandwell Traditional Independents Bob Dunn 277 8.0%
Conservative Maurice Gaunt 176 5.1%


Tipton Green
Labour hold
Labour
72.4%
Conservative
16.1%
National Front
11.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Ian Jones 1,643 72.4%
Conservative Nathan Poole 365 16.1%
National Front Ade Woodhouse 261 11.5%


Tividale
Labour hold
Labour
80.8%
Conservative
19.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Maria Crompton 1,637 80.8%
Conservative Jack Sabharwal 390 19.2%


Wednesbury North
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour
73.1%
Conservative
26.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Peter Hughes 1,589 73.1%
Conservative Marc Lucock 584 26.9%


Wednesbury South
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour
74.8%
Conservative
25.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Pam Hughes 1,752 74.8%
Conservative Ian Hunt 590 25.2%


West Bromwich Central
Labour hold
Labour
76.5%
Conservative
13.7%
Green
9.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Kim Frazer 2,003 76.5%
Conservative Robert White 358 13.7%
Green David Hawkins 256 9.8%

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