Sandwell local elections

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One third of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 72 councillors have been elected from 24 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1978
Conservative 1978–1979
Labour 1979–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997-2001[edit]

Hateley Heath By-Election 10 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 481 48.1 -21.4
Liberal Democrat 288 28.8 +15.6
Conservative 144 14.4 -2.9
National Democrats 70 7.0 +7.0
Socialist Alternative 16 1.6 +1.6
Majority 193 19.3
Turnout 999 10.2
Labour hold Swing
Blackheath By-Election 23 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,053 71.0 -6.2
Liberal Democrat 283 19.1 +19.1
Conservative 148 10.0 -12.8
Majority 770 51.9
Turnout 1,484 15.6
Labour hold Swing
Rowley By-Election 22 October 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Price 831 57.3 +0.3
Independent Fred Hadley 423 29.2 -13.8
Conservative Fredric Powles 104 7.2 +7.2
Liberal Democrat Julai Garrett 91 6.3 +6.3
Majority 408 28.1
Turnout 1,449
Labour hold Swing
Hateley Heath By-Election 15 July 1999[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Edis 558 44.4 -9.8
Liberal Democrat Rachel Cheeseman 483 38.5 +8.1
Conservative Raymond Nock 215 17.1 +1.8
Majority 75 5.9
Turnout 1,256 13.6
Labour hold Swing
Bristnall By-Election 26 August 1999[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Bridges 781 56.8 -4.8
Conservative Nicholas Meacham 452 32.8 +4.2
Liberal Democrat Mark Handy 143 10.4 +0.6
Majority 329 24.0
Turnout 1,376 14.3
Labour hold Swing
Hately Heath By-Election 18 November 1999[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rachael Cheeseman 573 48.6 +18.2
Labour Michael Davies 466 39.5 -14.7
Conservative Raymond Nock 141 11.9 -3.4
Majority 107 9.1
Turnout 1,180 12.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
St. Pauls By-Election 18 November 1999[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kazi Rahman 907 50.6 +18.0
Labour Jasbir Gill 731 40.8 -11.1
Conservative Ewart Johnson 113 6.3 -5.1
Liberal Democrat Roger Prior 39 2.2 -1.9
Majority 176 9.8
Turnout 1,790 21.9
Independent gain from Labour Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Rowley By-Election 7 June 2001[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iris Boucher 3,142 63.1 +7.4
Conservative David Gill 1,313 26.4 -1.9
Liberal Democrat Walter Bowdler 528 10.6 +10.6
Majority 1,829 36.7
Turnout 4,984
Labour hold Swing
Wednesbury North By-Election 6 September 2001[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Betteridge 1,083 55.7 -6.5
Labour Elaine Gailes 775 39.8 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Lynne Yardley 88 4.5 +4.5
Majority 308 15.9
Turnout 1,946 20.8
Conservative hold Swing
Smethwick By-Election 19 September 2002[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Victor Silvester 1,334 66.1 -11.0
Conservative Amrick Uppal 475 23.5 +0.6
Socialist Labour Boota singh 210 10.4 +10.4
Majority 859 42.6
Turnout 2,019 23.8
Labour hold Swing
Old Warley By-Election 25 November 2004[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trevor Crumpton 1,087 42.3 -1.8
Conservative Leslie Pawlowski 778 30.3 -25.6
BNP Simon Smith 410 15.9 +15.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Reed 293 11.4 +11.4
Majority 309 12.0
Turnout 2,568 29.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Charlemont with Grove Vale By-Election 28 June 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Nock 870 34.5 -3.0
Labour Ralph Perkins 801 31.7 +6.8
BNP Arthur Copson 544 21.6 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Martin Roebuck 238 9.4 -7.9
Green Victoria Dunn 71 2.8 +2.8
Majority 69 2.8
Turnout 2,524 27.4
Conservative hold Swing
Princes End By-Election 6 December 2007[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Delia Edwards 796 48.1 +12.4
Conservative Beatrice Owen 517 31.2 +11.4
BNP Karen Parkes 314 19.0 -15.9
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Brayshaw 29 1.8 +1.8
Majority 279 16.9
Turnout 1,656 18.6
Labour gain from BNP Swing
Newton By-Election 24 January 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hosell 844 36.9 +2.6
Liberal Democrat Michaela Allcock 809 35.4 -6.9
Conservative Valerie Ward 587 25.7 +2.3
Green David Hawkins 45 2.0 +2.0
Majority 35 1.5
Turnout 2,285 25.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

2009-2013[edit]

Wednesbury South By-Election 1 October 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Olwen Jones 1,006 45.1 +6.7
Conservative Mike Warner 946 42.4 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Brayshaw 168 7.5 +7.5
Green Colin Bye 109 4.9 -0.2
Majority 60 2.7
Turnout 2,229 23.5
Labour hold Swing
Wednesbury North By-Election 18 November 2010[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Hughes 1,322 62.1 +23.9
Conservative Mike Warner 643 30.2 -9.0
National Front Ade Woodhouse 76 3.6 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Mary Wilson 45 2.1 -8.4
Green Colin Bye 42 2.9 +2.0
Majority 679 31.9
Turnout 2,128 21.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors". Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Sandwell". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Sandwell council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Election victory for Labour". Birmingham Mail. 1998-10-23. p. 4. 
  5. ^ "By-election winner joins husband". Birmingham Mail. 1999-07-16. p. 6. 
  6. ^ "Labour success". Birmingham Mail. 1999-08-27. p. 33. 
  7. ^ a b Deeley, Tony (1999-11-19). "Double by-election blow for Labour Party". Birmingham Mail. p. 7. 
  8. ^ "Re-election for councillor". Birmingham Mail. 2001-06-09. p. 11. 
  9. ^ a b "Council man back after new poll win". Birmingham Mail. 2001-09-07. p. 5. 
  10. ^ "Tories suffer triple defeat". London: guardian.co.uk. 2004-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  11. ^ Deeley, Tony (2007-06-29). "Tory anger over by-election 'dirty tricks' ; Victory marred by 'smear campaign'". Birmingham Mail. p. 1. 
  12. ^ "Labour win in Sandwell by-election thwarts BNP". Birmingham Mail. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  13. ^ "Lib Dems are unseated ; Great Barr". Birmingham Mail. 2008-01-25. p. 29. 
  14. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - Wednesbury South Ward". Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-03. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Tories lose Wednesbury North seat after 36 years". BBC News Online. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 

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