Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council election, 1987

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Map of the results for the 1987 Solihull council election.

The Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council elections were held on Thursday, 7 May 1987, with one third of the council to be elected. The Conservatives retained control of the council. Voter turnout was 43.2%[1][2]

Election result[edit]

Solihull Local Election Result 1987
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 1 1 0 64.7 51.0 34,504 +10.8%
  Labour 4 0 0 0 23.5 17.9 12,130 -10.1%
  SDP–Liberal Alliance 1 1 0 +1 5.9 22.8 15,412 -0.6%
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 1 0 1 -1 5.9 8.1 5,499 -0.2%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 60 -0.0%

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

Party Previous council New council
Conservatives 29 29
Labour 14 14
Independent Ratepayers & Residents 6 5
Alliance 2 3
Total 51 51
Working majority  7   7 

Ward results[edit]

Bickenhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mary Dingley 2,605 55.1 +10.7
Labour Peter McLoughlin 1,342 28.4 -9.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) David Moore 784 16.6 -1.4
Majority 1,263 26.7 +20.1
Turnout 4,731 47.1 +7.6
Conservative hold Swing +10.0
Castle Bromwich[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Rees 2,886 64.5 +15.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) John Walker 827 18.5 -4.3
Labour Robert Overton 763 17.0 -10.9
Majority 2,059 46.0 +24.7
Turnout 4,476 46.4 +7.0
Conservative hold Swing +9.8
Chelmsley Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Stephens 1,461 51.5 -12.0
Conservative Robin Draycott 789 27.8 +8.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Thomas Wrenn 529 18.6 +1.1
National Front Norman Tomkinson 60 2.1 +2.1
Majority 672 23.7 -20.7
Turnout 2,839 31.3 +5.7
Labour hold Swing -10.3
Elmdon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Wood 2,107 48.8 +14.0
Labour Rona Miller 1,371 31.8 -11.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Richard Blight 837 19.4 -2.3
Majority 736 17.1 +8.5
Turnout 4,315 48.4 +7.0
Conservative hold Swing +12.8
Fordbridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Reid 1,150 52.7 -28.8
Conservative Elizabeth Plaister 643 29.4 +10.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Bernadette Pruden 390 17.9 +17.9
Majority 507 23.2 -39.7
Turnout 2,183 28.9 +4.7
Labour hold Swing -19.9
Kingshurst[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Threlkeld 1,362 52.5 -17.6
Conservative Daphne Cleghorn 843 32.5 +2.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Mark Akhurst 387 14.9 +14.9
Majority 519 20.0 -20.3
Turnout 2,592 41.6 +6.3
Labour hold Swing -10.1
Knowle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Morrison 2,726 66.6 +8.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Jennifer Wright 1,182 28.9 -5.2
Labour Maurice Livingstone 183 4.5 -3.2
Majority 1,544 37.7 +13.6
Turnout 4,091 46.1 +9.5
Conservative hold Swing +6.8
Lyndon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Ian Gillett 1,648 43.5 -2.6
Conservative David Wilkes 1,584 41.8 +12.0
Labour Walter Kinder 559 14.7 -9.3
Majority 64 1.7 -14.6
Turnout 3,791 44.6 +8.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance gain from Conservative Swing -7.3
Meriden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Meacham 2,411 56.8 +10.1
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) John Johnson 1,655 39.0 -2.7
Labour Eveline Benton 176 4.1 -7.4
Majority 756 17.8 +12.7
Turnout 4,242 50.1 +8.4
Conservative hold Swing +6.4
Olton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Eyre 2,614 54.3 +12.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) Timothy Farazmand 1,910 39.7 -7.0
Labour Sean McWhinne 291 6.0 -5.9
Majority 704 14.6 +9.4
Turnout 4,815 50.0 +13.8
Conservative hold Swing +9.9
Packwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Timothy Vernon 2,281 47.8 +4.3
Independent Residents David van Rest 2,270 47.6 -2.3
Labour Sheila Brookes 217 4.5 -2.0
Majority 11 0.2 -6.1
Turnout 4,768 50.9 +10.4
Conservative gain from Independent Residents Swing +3.3
Shirley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Reginald Davies 1,967 49.5 +10.1
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Ernest Garwood 854 21.5 -3.1
Independent Residents & Ratepayers Richard Jackson 810 20.4 -1.4
Labour Margaret Brittin 346 8.7 -5.5
Majority 1,113 28.0 +13.3
Turnout 3,977 40.1 +7.8
Conservative hold Swing +6.6
Shirley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ratepayers James Eames 2,419 47.9 -3.7
Conservative Peter Hogarth 2,223 44.0 +8.0
Labour Maurice Jones 408 8.1 -4.3
Majority 196 3.9 -11.7
Turnout 5,050 42.4 +9.3
Independent Ratepayers hold Swing -5.8
Shirley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence Powell 2,071 54.2 +15.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Liberal) John Reeve 1,303 34.1 -3.1
Labour Christine Horton 449 11.7 -10.3
Majority 768 20.1 +18.4
Turnout 3,823 39.1 +9.0
Conservative hold Swing +9.2
Silhill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Gibbons 2,647 60.4 +12.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Peter Congdon 1,363 31.1 -6.0
Labour Colin Smith 372 8.5 -6.0
Majority 1,284 29.3 +18.0
Turnout 4,382 42.2 +9.7
Conservative hold Swing +9.0
Smith's Wood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donald Cornock 1,529 51.5 -28.0
Conservative Mark Saunders 818 27.5 +7.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Ann Clements 623 21.0 +21.0
Majority 711 23.9 -35.0
Turnout 2,970 32.3 +4.2
Labour hold Swing -17.5
St. Alphege[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Herd 3,289 72.1 +12.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance (Social Democratic) Gomer Thomas 1,120 24.6 -10.7
Labour Graham Craig 151 3.3 -2.3
Majority 2,169 47.6 +23.6
Turnout 4,560 47.6 +13.0
Conservative hold Swing +11.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Solihull M. B. C. Election Results Sheet, 7 May 1987", Solihull M.B.C.(1987).
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Solihull". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2013-01-26.