Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2011

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Map of the results of the 2011 Solihull election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and Greens in Green

The 2011 Solihull Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England. Since the last election, the Liberal Democrats had defended a seat in a by-election in Olton, but had lost all three councillors for Shirley West, with Brynn Tudor being disqualified for non-attendance and the other two defecting: firstly with Howard Allen going Independent and then Simon Slater joining the Labour grouping. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control. Voter turnout naturally fell from the previous year's high turnout (caused by the 2010 general election being held alongside them), although to an above average figure of 41.5%[1][2]

Election result[edit]

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Election, 2011[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 6 0 +6 64.7 48.4 32,102 +6.8%
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 5 -5 17.6 19.6 12,980 -11.3%
  Green 2 2 0 +2 11.8 7.5 4,972 +3.3%
  Labour 1 0 2 -2 5.9 16.7 11,076 +3.6%
  Residents Association 0 0 0 0 0.0 5.6 3,728 +1.6%
  English Democrats 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.1 746 +1.1%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.7 447 +0.7%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 305 -5.7%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections :[2]

Party Previous council New council
Conservatives 23 29
Liberal Democrat 17 12
Labour 8 6
Green 1 3
Independent 2 1
Total 51 51
Working majority   -5    7 

Ward results[edit]

Bickenhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Sleigh 2,076 60.4 +11.5
Labour Angela Marian Reid 732 21.3 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Peter Charles Lee 184 5.3 -11.3
Green Alexander Hawkeswood 176 5.1 +2.3
BNP Patricia Agnes Allington 161 4.7 -3.7
Residents Association Michelle Louise Wright 110 3.2 +0.0
Majority 1,344 39.1 +10.3
Turnout 3,439 36.4 -26.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.1
Blythe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Hawkins 2,358 55.2 +8.9
Residents Association Linda Rosemary Brown 845 19.8 +13.8
Labour Margaret Elizabeth Brittin 512 12.0 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Tony Dupont 452 10.6 -21.9
Green Moustafa Osman 102 2.4 +1.1
Majority 1,513 35.4 +21.6
Turnout 4,269 41.4 -28.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing -2.4
Castle Bromwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gail Sleigh 2,328 64.1 +16.6
Labour Hugh Robert Hendry 867 23.9 +2.6
Green Gary Macnaughton 277 7.6 +5.8
Residents Association Charlotte Louise McNamee 159 4.4 +2.7
Majority 1,461 40.2 +14.0
Turnout 3,631 39.6 -27.2
Conservative gain from Independent Swing +7.0
Chelmsley Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Karl Macnaughton 1,349 51.3 +25.9
Labour Co-op Michael Peter Corser 818 31.1 +5.2
Conservative Catherine Price 360 13.7 -6.7
Residents Association Laura Jane Gould 103 3.9 +2.8
Majority 531 20.2 +19.7
Turnout 2,630 28.6 -19.8
Green gain from Labour Swing +10.3
Dorridge and Hockley Heath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andy MacKiewicz 3,094 68.9 +10.2
Liberal Democrat Bernard Robert Wright 544 12.1 -9.4
Labour Raj Singh 350 7.8 -0.7
Green Sara Irene Stevens 210 4.7 +2.1
English Democrats Andrew Martin Taylor 177 3.9 +3.9
Residents Association Joshua O'Nyons 120 2.7 -4.0
Majority 2,550 56.8 +19.7
Turnout 4,495
Conservative hold Swing
Elmdon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jean Hamilton 1,648 41.3 +0.0
Conservative Paul Thomas 1,299 32.6 -6.8
Labour Andrew Mullinex 580 14.5 +4.5
UKIP David John Faulkner 221 5.5 +5.5
English Democrats Robert Graham Lassen 118 3.0 +3.0
Green Elaine Teresa Williams 77 1.9 +0.7
Residents Association Kay Howles 46 1.1 -0.9
Majority 349 8.7 +6.8
Turnout 3,989 42.4 -28.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +3.4
Kingshurst and Fordbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Nash 1,250 50.8 +19.2
Conservative Robert Hall 899 36.5 +7.5
Green Scott William Rhodes 130 5.3 +0.5
Residents Association Margaret Inglis 101 4.1 +0.3
Liberal Democrat David Robert Godfrey 81 3.3 -12.3
Majority 351 14.3 +11.7
Turnout 2,461 26.3 -20.5
Labour hold Swing +5.8
Knowle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Rebiero 2,931 68.9 +10.8
Labour Rachel Boyett 435 10.2 +3.1
Liberal Democrat Anthony Ralph Ludlow 317 7.4 -14.0
Green Jane Allison Holt 297 7.0 +2.4
English Democrats Frank O'Brien 193 4.5 +4.5
Residents Association Wayne Earl Wright 80 1.9 -3.3
Majority 2,496 58.7 +22.0
Turnout 4,253 50.9 -25.1
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
Lyndon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ken Rushen 1,605 40.7 -11.0
Conservative Brian Holmes 1,041 26.4 -0.1
Labour Sean Thomas Madden 760 19.3 +7.6
English Democrats David Reynolds 258 6.5 +6.5
UKIP Ray Mabbott 131 3.3 +3.3
Green Frances Grice 131 3.3 +1.3
Residents Association Rebecca Jade Hardy 14 0.4 +0.4
Majority 564 14.3 -10.9
Turnout 3,940 39.3 -29.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -5.4
Meriden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Bell 2,959 65.3 +9.4
Labour Cathy Connan 734 16.2 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Wright 332 7.3 -12.5
Residents Association Patrick Nash 292 6.4 +1.1
Green Roger Philip King 213 4.7 +2.6
Majority 2,225 49.1 +13.0
Turnout 4,530 47.9 -25.3
Conservative hold Swing +3.3
Olton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Norman Davies 1,970 43.8 -6.9
Conservative David Price 1,781 39.6 +5.9
Labour Alan Edward Jacques 474 10.5 +3.0
Green Carol Linfield 159 3.5 +1.2
Residents Association Hayley Watts 111 2.5 +1.1
Majority 189 4.2 -12.8
Turnout 4,495 46.0 -25.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -6.4
Shirley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Parker 1,788 44.2 +8.3
Liberal Democrat John Graham Reeve 1,126 27.8 -10.9
Residents Association Neill John Watts 499 12.3 +2.7
Labour Kevin Peter Raven 497 12.3 +3.1
Green Joy Aldworth 136 3.4 +1.3
Majority 662 16.4 +13.5
Turnout 4,046 45.8 -26.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +9.6
Shirley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Doyle 1,686 38.8 +5.9
Liberal Democrat Tim Hodgson 1,494 34.4 -8.4
Labour Shirley Rose Young 523 12.0 +3.9
Residents Association Trevor Eames 491 11.3 +2.7
Green Joel Douglas Butler 149 3.4 +1.7
Majority 192 4.4 -5.5
Turnout 4,343 43.7 -26.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +7.1
Shirley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hannah Tildesley 1,318 35.0 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Eimear Mary Fossey 1,167 31.0 -13.1
Labour Ian Christopher McDonald 714 19.0 +7.9
Residents Association Karen Socci 384 10.2 +5.3
Green Trevor John Barker 180 4.8 +2.3
Majority 151 4.0 -9.4
Turnout 3,763 40.7 -29.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +8.7
Silhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Hulland 2,383 53.0 +6.7
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Adams 1,189 26.5 -10.2
Labour Janet Marsh 524 11.7 +2.6
BNP Alan William Ashmore 144 3.2 -1.7
Green Roderick William Palmer 109 2.4 +0.7
UKIP John Paul Ison 95 2.1 +2.1
Residents Association Hilary Twinberrow 50 1.1 -0.2
Majority 1,194 26.6 +16.9
Turnout 4,494 48.2 -23.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +8.4
Smith's Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Alison Walters 1,066 45.9 +21.7
Labour Graham Andrew Craig 770 33.2 +0.7
Conservative David Skelding 292 12.6 -6.9
Residents Association Ken Meeson 169 7.3 +5.9
Liberal Democrat Saiyid Mamdooh Jalil 24 1.0 -8.4
Majority 296 12.7 +4.5
Turnout 2,321 26.1 -21.9
Green gain from Labour Swing +10.5
St. Alphege[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joe Tildesley 3,509 66.7 +9.1
Liberal Democrat Richard Brookes 847 16.1 -14.1
Labour Paul Cook Tuxworth 536 10.2 +3.9
Green Stephen Robert Holt 211 4.0 +1.2
Residents Association John Rogers 154 2.9 -0.1
Majority 2,662 50.6 +23.2
Turnout 5,257 50.3 -26.0
Conservative hold Swing +11.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "2011 Borough Council election". Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Vote 2011: Solihull". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2013-02-10.