2012 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2012 Walsall council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in grey.

Elections for Walsall Council were held on Thursday, 3 May 2012. This was the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections. As the council is elected by thirds, one seat in each of the wards was up for election.

Election result[edit]

Walsall Council Election, 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 3 2 +1
  Conservative 7 0 3 -3
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 0 0
  Independent 2 2 0 +2
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0
  BNP 0 0 0 0 -
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 -
  Green 0 0 0 0 0
  TOTAL 20 5 5 0 100% 100%

Council composition[edit]

The composition of the council before the election and a summary of which parties' seats are up for election can be found in the following table:[1][2]

Party Previous council Staying councillors Seats up for election Election result New council
Labour 27 19 8 9 28
Conservatives 27 15 12 7 24
Liberal Democrats 5 3 2 2 5
Independents 1 1 0 2 3
Total 60 40 20 20 60

Ward Results[edit]

According to Walsall Council's website[2]

Aldridge Central & South Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Gordon Ansell 1,602
Labour Michael Johnson 735
UKIP Russell Owen Armitage 517
Liberal Democrat Joanna Bridget Sheward 358
Majority 867
Turnout 26.51%
Conservative hold Swing
Aldridge North & Walsall Wood Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Sears 1,348
Labour Robert Arthur Grainger 936
Liberal Democrat Mark Robert Greveson 163
BNP Terence Majorowicz 264
Majority 412
Turnout 29.23%
Conservative hold Swing
Bentley & Darlaston North Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Underhill 1,811
Conservative Susan Allen 397
Liberal Democrat Sulaiman Uddin 136
Majority 1,414
Turnout 25.50%
Labour hold Swing
Birchills-Leamore Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tina Joan Jukes 1,424
Conservative Chad Louis Pitt 274
BNP Robert William Ball 230
English Democrat Christopher Martin Newey 128
Liberal Democrat Matthew Conway Griffin 74
Green Leandra Lola Gebrakedan 59
Majority 1,150
Turnout 21.80%
Labour hold Swing
Blakenall Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Edward Smith 1,025
Labour Co-op Ian Charles Robertson 1,012
Conservative Hilda Derry 201
Majority 13
Turnout 26.19%
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Bloxwich East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Fitzpatrick 1,282
Independent Leslie Alan Beeley 595
Conservative Peter John Hryhoruk 364
Independent Stephen John Baggott 70
Majority 687
Turnout 25.82%
Labour hold Swing
Bloxwich West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick James Westley 1,463
Conservative Abigail Pitt 888
Independent Michael Ronald Ross 250
Liberal Democrat Christine Cockayne 85
Majority 575
Turnout 27.38%
Labour hold Swing
Brownhills Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steve Wade 1,233
Conservative Alan John Paul 1,087
Liberal Democrat Ian Martin Ryan 173
Majority 146
Turnout 26.19%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Darlaston South Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Chris Bott 1,353
Labour Graham Edward Wilkes 1,003
Conservative Michelle Louise Martin 139
Majority 350
Turnout 25.85%
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Paddock Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rose Martin 2,066
Labour Nasar Ali 1,763
UKIP Derek Bennett 444
Liberal Democrat Abdul Malik 75
Majority 303
Turnout 44.14%
Conservative hold Swing
Palfrey Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Victoria Whyte 1,880
Conservative Matloob Hussain 1,570
Liberal Democrat Saddat Hussain 302
Majority 310
Turnout 35.36%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Pelsall Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Garry Perry 1,886
Labour Hugh Alpheus Stewart 658
Liberal Democrat Shirley Gwendoline Balgobin 122
Majority 1,228
Turnout 29.59%
Conservative hold Swing
Pheasey Park Farm Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian John Austin Andrew 1,351
Labour Patricia Susan Lane 967
UKIP Steven George Grey 517
Majority 384
Turnout 32.20%
Conservative hold Swing
Pleck Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dennis Alfred Anson 2,137
Conservative Gazanfer Ali 878
Independent Mark Andrew Dabbs 220
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Yaqub 215
Majority 1,259
Turnout 34.58%
Labour hold Swing
Rushall-Shelfield Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Vernon Worrall 1,233
Conservative Ronald Ernest George Carpenter 954
UKIP Timothy Neil Melville 284
Liberal Democrat Royston Mark Sheward 71
Majority 279
Turnout 27.59%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Short Heath Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Doreen Shires 896
Labour Matthew Joseph Ward 801
Conservative Anne Elizabeth Ault 264
UKIP Darren Thomas Hazell 229
English Democrat Malcolm William Moore 151
Majority 95
Turnout 25.86%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. Matthew's Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mohammed Arif 1,702
Labour Aftab Ahmad Nawaz 1,573
UKIP Kathleen Rita Oakley 437
Liberal Democrat Mozamil Khan 186
Majority 129
Turnout 38.30%
Conservative hold Swing
Streetly Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Alastair Douglas-Maul 1,829
Labour Steven King 757
UKIP Steven John Whitehouse 515
Liberal Democrat John Paul Garfitt 122
Majority 1,072
Turnout 29.30%
Conservative hold Swing
Willenhall North Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Shires 1,046
Labour Rosemary Cleaver 753
UKIP Elizabeth Anne Hazell 327
Conservative Clive Michael Ault 260
English Democrat Christopher Charles Edwin Haywood 94
Majority 293
Turnout 25.84%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Willenhall South Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sean Patrick Coughlan 1696
Conservative Wendy Ann Sharp 361
Liberal Democrat Carol Edna May Fletcher 180
Majority 1,335
Turnout 20.41%
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News - Vote 2012 - Walsall". BBC News. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Local Election Results 2012". Walsall Council. Retrieved 6 July 2012.