Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded 1 April 1974
Elections
Last election
2010 (one third of councillors)
2011 (one third of councillors)
2012 (one third of councillors)
Next election
2014 (one third of councillors)
2015 (one third of councillors)
2016 (one third of councillors)
Website
www.solihull.gov.uk

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the West Midlands, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of seven in the West Midlands and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Solihull.

The council consists of 51 councillors who are elected by the local community. Councillors determine matters of policy on behalf of the local community and make key decisions, such as the annual budget and Council Tax.

Whilst the elected councillors decide the policies, council officers put them into practice. The council employs approximately 8,000 officers to give advice, implement decisions and manage the day to day delivery of its services.

Politics[edit]

The Conservative Party UK is the majority party in Solihull. They have been in majority since the 2011 local elections following a Labour Party and Liberal Democrat coalition in the borough.[1]

The borough is also notable for having the Green Party as its main opposition. They notably took the 6 seats of Smith's Wood and Chelmsley Wood from the Labour Party in the 2011, 2012 and 2014 Local Elections, and the seats of Shirley South in 2014 and Shirley West in 2014 and 2012.[2]

Affiliation Members[3]
Current
Conservative 32
Green 8
Liberal Democrat 6
UKIP 2
  Independent 1
Labour 1
Social Democratic 1
Total number of seats 51
Actual majority 19

Recent history[edit]

Solihull Council appointed Nick Page as their Chief Executive on July 1, 2014. He had previously spent five years at Salford City Council and had overseen the complete restructure of Children's Services there.[4]

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