Walsall local elections

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One third of Walsall 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, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976 - 1980
Labour 1980 - 1982
No overall control 1982 - 1988
Labour 1988 - 1992
No overall control 1992 - 1995
Labour 1995 - 1996
No overall control 1996 - 1999
Labour 1999 - 2000
No overall control 2000 - 2004
Conservative 2004 - 2011
No overall control 2011–present

Council elections[edit]

Walsall Council election, 1998

Walsall Council election, 1999

Walsall Council election, 2000

Walsall Council election, 2002

Walsall Council election, 2003

Walsall Council election, 2004 (whole council elected after boundary changes)[3]

Walsall Council election, 2006

Walsall Council election, 2007

Walsall Council election, 2008

Walsall Council election, 2010

Walsall Council election, 2011

Walsall Council election, 2012

By-election results[edit]

1997-2001[edit]

Bloxwich East By-Election 20 February 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 734 37.8
Independent 563 28.9
Conservative 411 21.1
Democratic Labour 195 10.0
Liberal Democrat 32 1.6
National Front 13 0.7
Majority 171 8.9
Turnout 1,948 21.4
Labour gain from Independent Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Aldridge Central and South By-Election 20 June 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,251 47.9 -10.1
Independent 750 28.7 +18.9
Labour 264 10.1 -8.5
Liberal Democrat 178 6.8 -6.8
UKIP 87 3.3 +3.3
Independent 84 3.2 +3.2
Majority 501 19.2
Turnout 2,614 26.7
Conservative hold Swing
Paddock By-Election 3 April 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,009 41.1 -2.9
Independent 539 22.0 +0.8
Liberal Democrat 416 17.0 +6.0
Labour 285 11.6 +0.0
UKIP 204 8.3 +8.3
Majority 470 19.1
Turnout 2,453 23.3
Conservative hold Swing
Hatherton Rushall By-Election 22 May 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eddie Hughes 1,009 35.3 -16.3
BNP William Locke 746 26.1 +26.1
Labour Ann Wilson 650 22.7 -12.8
Independent Lynette Benford 268 9.4 +9.4
Socialist Alliance Louise Bradburn 188 6.6 +6.6
Majority 263 9.2
Turnout 2,861 28.9
Conservative hold Swing
Bloxwich East By-Election 19 June 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 621 35.9 -12.4
Conservative 612 35.4 +0.7
Independent 356 20.6 +7.9
Socialist Alliance 74 4.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrat 66 3.8 -0.5
Majority 9 0.5
Turnout 1,729 21.7
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Darlaston South By-Election 9 June 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Wilkes 688 37.1 +5.6
Independent Christine Bott 367 19.7 -9.0
BNP Kevin Smith 325 17.5 +17.5
Conservative Chad Pitt 273 14.7 +0.9
Democratic Labour Allan Johnston 120 6.5 +6.5
UKIP Derek Bennett 72 3.9 +3.9
Independent Peter Winterton 11 0.6 +0.6
Majority 321 17.4
Turnout 1,856 20.8
Labour hold Swing
Willenhall South By-Election 21 July 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Creaney 862 45.4 +1.4
Conservative Keir Pedley 486 25.6 -2.4
Liberal Democrat Robert Pearce 399 21.0 -7.4
BNP William Vaughan 151 7.6 +7.6
Majority 376 19.8
Turnout 1,898 19.5
Labour hold Swing
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood By-Election 23 November 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Flower 1,157 58.4 +12.5
Labour Ian Pearson 309 15.6 +0.5
BNP Dominic Bugler 222 11.2 -7.5
Liberal Democrat Mark Greveson 160 8.1 -2.4
UKIP Anthony Lenton 132 6.7 -3.0
Majority 848 42.8
Turnout 1,980 17.0
Conservative hold Swing
Birchills and Leamore By-Election 27 November 2008[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kamran Aftab 764 43.9 +12.9
Labour Richard Worrall 661 37.9 -16.7
BNP Malcolm Moore 90 5.2 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Christine Cockayne 72 4.1 +4.1
Democratic Labour Alan Davies 69 4.0 -2.3
UKIP Elizabeth Hazell 52 3.0 +3.0
Green Paul Booker 34 2.0 -6.1
Majority 103 5.9
Turnout 1,742 19.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Rushall-Shelfield By-Election 26 February 2009[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Carpenter 808 49.8 -11.2
Labour Lee Jeavons 411 25.3 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Leslie Smith 178 11.0 -1.5
UKIP Timothy Melville 165 10.2 +10.2
Green Karl MacNaughton 61 3.8 -3.1
Majority 398 24.5
Turnout 1,623 18.0
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013[edit]

Bloxwich West By-Election 15 July 2010[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Westley 1,142 53.6 +18.5
Conservative Theresa Smith 800 37.5 -3.2
UKIP Paul Valdmanis 91 4.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Christine Cockayne 71 3.3 -6.5
Green Zoe Henderson 28 1.3 -0.4
Majority 342 16.0
Turnout 2,132 22.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Rushall-Shelfield By-Election 11 November 2010[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lorna Rattigan 639 42.0 -1.8
Labour Richard Worrall 611 40.1 +13.1
BNP William Vaughan 141 9.3 +9.3
UKIP Tim Melville 90 5.9 -2.3
Monster Raving Loony Mark Beech 42 2.8 +2.8
Majority 28 1.8
Turnout 1,523 16.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bloxwich East By-Election 7 October 2011[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Fitzpatrick 922 48.0 +5.2
Conservative Les Beeley 834 43.5 +1.1
UKIP Derek Bennett 98 5.1 -3.0
English Democrats Chris Newey 49 2.6 +2.6
Green Leandra Gebrakedan 16 0.8 +0.8
Majority 88 4.6 +4.1
Turnout 1,919
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Birchmore Leamore Ward by-election, 22 December 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tina Jukes 835 52.8
Conservative Kamran Afrab 512 32.4
English Democrats Chris Newey 130 8.2
UKIP Liz Hazell 59 3.7 -7.3
Green Leandra Gebrakedan 46 2.9
Majority 323
Turnout 1,582

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Decision making arrangements". Walsall Council. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Walsall council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Swing to Labour reverses Tory lead". London: guardian.co.uk. 2002-06-21. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Labour gain but Tories still advancing". London: guardian.co.uk. 2003-04-04. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Tory fights off BNP to retain seat". Birmingham Post. 2003-05-24. p. 5. 
  7. ^ Hardy, Simon (2005-06-10). "Tory vote shock as Labour hold". Birmingham Mail. p. 7. 
  8. ^ Thandi, Gurdip (2006-11-24). "Tories hold on in town by-election". Birmingham Mail. p. 3. 
  9. ^ "By election result (Birchills/Leamore)". Walsall Council. 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  10. ^ Henwood, Chris (2009-03-03). "Grandad wins by-election after death of deputy mayor". Birmingham Mail. p. 17. 
  11. ^ "Election of a councillor for the Rushall-Shelfield ward". Walsall Council. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  12. ^ Land, Jon (16 July 2010). "Labour scores hat-trick of gains in latest council by-elections". 24dash.com. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Election results 2010 - Local election". Walsall Council. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Bloxwich East Ward Poll Results". Walsall Council. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 

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