Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council elections

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One third of Solihull 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, 51 councillors have been elected from 17 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1991
No overall control 1991 - 2000
Conservative 2000 - 2007
No overall control 2007 - 2008
Conservative 2008 - 2010
No overall control 2010 - 2011
Conservative 2011–present

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of the by-elections; full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Shirley East by-election 2 February 1989 Conservative Social and Liberal Democrats
Smith's Wood by-election 2 March 1989 Labour Labour
Packwood by-election April 1989 Independent Resident Social and Liberal Democrats
Shirley West by-election 13 December 1990 Conservative Independent Ratepayer
Castle Bromwich by-election 18 July 1996 Conservative Conservative
Fordbridge by-election 24 October 1996 Labour Labour
Kingshurst by-election 16 October 1997 Labour Labour
Silhill by-election Conservative Conservative
Shirley South by-election 16 July 1998 Independent Ratepayer Conservative
Shirley East by-election 28 September 2000 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Shirley West by-election 13 March 2003 Conservative Liberal Democrat
St Alphege by-election 3 March 2005 Conservative Conservative
Knowle by-election 15 September 2005 Conservative Conservative
Olton by-election 20 January 2011 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat


  1. ^ "Council Structure". Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Solihull". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 

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