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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, 2012
Conservative hold

An election was held on 3 May 2012 for 17 of the 51 seats on Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. These seats were last contested in 2008.

The Conservatives retained majority control of the council with a slightly reduced majority.

The Green gain in Shirley West confirmed a seat gained previously by the defection of Cllr Howard Allen from the Lib Dems to the Greens.

Results
Seats
Conservative
9
Lib Dems
3
Green
3
Labour
1
Ratepayers and Residents
1
Vote Share
Conservative
42.0%
Lib Dems
19.5%
Green
11.9%
Labour
17.3%
Ratepayers and Residents
6.4%
Other
2.7%

Party Seats Net Change Seats % Votes Votes %
Conservative 9 -1 52.9% 19,562 42.0%
Lib Dems 3 -2 17.6% 9,095 19.5%
Green 3 +2 17.6% 5,547 11.9%
Labour 1 - 5.9% 8,075 17.3%
Independent Ratepayers and Residents 1 +1 5.9 2,997 6.4%
English Democrats 0 - - 1,115 2.4%
BNP 0 - - 150 0.3%


New Council Composition
Party Total Seats Net Change
Conservative 28 -1
Lib Dems 12 -1
Labour 6 -
Green 5 +1
Independent Ratepayers and Residents 1 +1


Ward Results


Bickenhill
Conservative hold
Conservative
57.6%
Labour
24.5%
Green
13.3%
Lib Dems
4.6%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Jim Ryan 1,349 57.6%
Labour Margaret Brittin 573 24.5%
Green Alex Hawkeswood 312 13.3%
Lib Dems Peter Lee 107 4.6%


Blythe
Independent Ratepayers and Residents gain from Conservative
Ratepayers and Residents
42.9%
Conservative
37.1%
Lib Dems
10.4%
Labour
9.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Independent Ratepayers and Residents Linda Brown 1,181 42.9%
Conservative Martin McCarthy 1,020 37.1%
Lib Dems Jo Hodgson 285 10.4%
Labour Raj Singh 266 9.7%


Castle Bromwich
Conservative hold
Conservative
64.4%
Labour
26.0%
Green
6.9%
Lib Dems
2.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Ted Richards 1,565 64.4%
Labour Ben Semens 632 26.0%
Green Joy Aldworth 167 6.9%
Lib Dems Ronald Lloyd 65 2.7%


Chelmsley Wood
Green gain from Labour
Green
62.8%
Labour Co-Op
30.3%
Conservative
6.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Green Chris Williams 1,336 62.8%
Labour Co-Op Angela Reid 644 30.3%
Conservative Catherine Price 147 6.9%


Dorridge and Hockley Heath
Conservative hold
Conservative
70.7%
Labour
8.9%
Green
7.6%
English Democrats
6.8%
Lib Dems
6.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Ken Meeson 1,948 70.7%
Labour Hugh Hendry 244 8.9%
Green Sara Stevens 210 7.6%
English Democrats Andrew Taylor 187 6.8%
Lib Dems Jan Mason 165 6.0%


Elmdon
Lib Dems hold
Lib Dems
47.3%
Conservative
23.5%
Labour
16.1%
English Democrats
8.5%
Green
4.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Lib Dems Glenis Slater 1,321 47.3%
Conservative Paul Thomas 657 23.5%
Labour Andrew Mullinex 451 16.1%
English Democrats Robert Lassen 239 8.5%
Green Elaine Williams 127 4.5%


Kingshurst and Fordbridge
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour
58.8%
Conservative
30.6%
Green
7.7%
Lib Dems
2.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Flo Nash 1,111 58.8%
Conservative Debbie Evans 578 30.6%
Green Gary Macnaughton 146 7.7%
Lib Dems David Godfrey 53 2.8%


Knowle
Conservative hold
Conservative
66.2%
Labour
11.0%
Green
9.9%
Lib Dems
7.5%
English Democrats
5.3%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Jeff Potts 1,941 66.2%
Labour Simon Johnson 323 11.0%
Green Jane Holt 291 9.9%
Lib Dems Lionel King 220 7.5%
English Democrats Frank O'Brien 157 5.3%


Lyndon
Lib Dems hold
Lib Dems
46.9%
Labour
21.6%
Conservative
16.4%
English Democrats
9.9%
Green
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Lib Dems Irene Chamberlain 1,265 46.9%
Labour Ian English 583 21.6%
Conservative David Skelding 442 16.4%
English Democrats David Reynolds 268 9.9%
Green Frances Grice 138 5.1%


Meriden
Conservative hold
Conservative
45.7%
Ratepayers and Residents
29.8%
Labour
14.3%
Green
6.0%
Lib Dems
4.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Tony Diciccio 1,318 45.7%
Independent Ratepayers and Residents Ken Meeson 858 29.8%
Labour Cathy Connan 412 14.3%
Green Roger King 173 6.0%
Lib Dems Tony Ludlow 122 4.2%


Olton
Lib Dems hold
Lib Dems
50.5%
Conservative
35.3%
Labour
8.4%
Green
5.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Lib Dems Claire O'Kane 1,899 50.5%
Conservative David Price 1,326 35.3%
Labour Alan Jacques 316 8.4%
Green Carol Linfield 216 5.7%


Shirley East
Conservative gain from Lib Dems
Conservative
37.3%
Lib Dems
30.3%
Labour
13.9%
English Democrats
9.4%
Ratepayers and Residents
9.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Karen Grinsell 1,045 37.3%
Lib Dems Sue Rose 850 30.3%
Labour Kevin Raven 390 13.9%
English Democrats Lisa White 264 9.4%
Independent Ratepayers and Residents Neil Watts 252 9.0%


Shirley South
Conservative hold
Conservative
38.5%
Lib Dems
37.5%
Ratepayers and Residents
12.9%
Labour
11.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Gary Allport 1,379 38.5%
Lib Dems Tim Hodgson 1,343 37.5%
Independent Ratepayers and Residents Trevor Eamers 463 12.9%
Labour Shirley Young 400 11.2%


Shirley West
Green gain from Lib Dems
Green
39.1%
Conservative
28.4%
Labour
16.6%
Lib Dems
15.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Green Howard Allen 1,001 39.1%
Conservative Richard Holt 729 28.4%
Labour Ray Brookes 426 16.6%
Lib Dems Eimear Fossey 406 15.8%


Silhill
Conservative hold
Conservative
59.4%
Lib Dems
19.0%
Labour
14.6%
Green
7.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Peter Hogarth 1,811 59.4%
Lib Dems Bruce Stone 579 19.0%
Labour Janet Marsh 445 14.6%
Green Trevor Barker 212 7.0%


Smith's Wood
Green hold
Green
57.7%
Labour
26.5%
BNP
8.4%
Conservative
7.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Green Mike Sheridan 1,030 57.7%
Labour Mohammed Rashid 473 26.5%
BNP Simone Neale 150 8.4%
Conservative Sarah Evans 132 7.4%


St. Alphege
Conservative hold
Conservative
63.8%
Lib Dems
12.2%
Labour
11.3%
Ratepayers and Residents
7.1%
Green
5.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Kate Wild 2,175 63.8%
Lib Dems Martin Smith 415 12.2%
Labour Paul Tuxworth 386 11.3%
Independent Ratepayers and Residents John Rogers 243 7.1%
Green Stephen Holt 188 5.5%

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