Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Walsall council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in grey.

The 2010 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservative remain in control of the council, with no change in their majority.[3] Labour gained Birchills-Leamore from the Conservatives, but also lost St Matthews back to the Conservatives.[3]

One seat was vacant in Bloxwich West after the election, as the former Conservative mayor of Walsall Melvin Pitt, whose seat had not been up for election, died on election night.[4]

Walsall Local Election Result 2010[2][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 1 1 0 50.0 39.5 45,500 -12.0%
  Labour 7 1 1 0 35.0 31.3 35,996 +6.5%
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 0 0 10.0 16.1 18,576 +3.9%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.0 3.4 3,910 +3.0%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 6,293 +0.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 1,560 -0.3%
  Democratic Labour 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 1,557 -2.1%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1,289 +0.3%
  Pelsall Independent Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 413 +0.4%

Ward results[edit]

Aldridge Central and South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John O'Hare 3,827 51.8 -11.6
Liberal Democrat Roy Sheward 1,446 19.6 +9.1
Labour Sandy Bradie 1,324 17.9 +4.0
UKIP Malcolm Ford 629 8.5 -3.7
Green Mike Walters 155 2.1 +2.1
Majority 2,381 32.3 -17.2
Turnout 7,381 68.5 +34.9
Conservative hold Swing
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Harris 3,474 53.7 -17.1
Labour Harry Bradie 1,423 22.0 +8.9
Liberal Democrat Mark Greveson 1,318 20.4 +4.3
Green Helen Rust 250 3.9 +3.9
Majority 2,051 31.7 -23.1
Turnout 6,465 64.6 +36.6
Conservative hold Swing
Bentley and Darlaston North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rose Burley 2,120 42.8 -1.1
Conservative Gurmeet Sohal 1,487 30.0 -9.3
Liberal Democrat Trudy Pearce 713 14.4 +9.6
UKIP Anne Ford 590 11.9 +3.9
Democratic Labour Alan Paddock 44 0.9 +0.1
Majority 633 12.8 +8.2
Turnout 4,954 55.6 +27.8
Labour hold Swing
Birchills-Leamore[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lee Jeavons 1,773 37.1 -17.5
Conservative Kamran Aftab 1,602 33.5 +2.5
Liberal Democrat Christine Cockayne 608 12.7 +12.7
UKIP James Sargent 524 11.0 +11.0
Democratic Labour Alan Davies 136 2.8 -3.5
Green Paul Booker 132 2.8 -5.3
Majority 171 3.6 -20.1
Turnout 4,775 50.7 +31.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Blakenall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bob Thomas 1,576 40.9 +3.1
Conservative Hilda Derry 1,029 26.7 +5.5
Democratic Labour David Church 758 19.6 -14.4
Liberal Democrat Natalie Woodruff 495 12.8 +5.8
Majority 547 14.2 +10.4
Turnout 3,858 46.3 +23.9
Labour hold Swing
Bloxwich East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kath Phillips 1,886 41.2 +15.8
Conservative Clive Ault 1,638 35.8 -23.1
UKIP Alan Sheath 467 10.2 +10.2
Liberal Democrat Christopher Pearce 417 9.1 +0.2
Democratic Labour Stephen Baggott 173 3.8 -3.0
Majority 248 5.4
Turnout 4,581 54.2 +28.2
Labour hold Swing
Bloxwich West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Louise Harrison 2,329 40.7 -13.4
Labour Fred Westley 2,008 35.1 +17.6
BNP Chris Woodall 722 12.6 +12.6
Liberal Democrat Roy Robinson 563 9.8 +6.0
Green Zoe Henderson 97 1.7 +1.7
Majority 321 5.6 -31.0
Turnout 5,719 59.4 +31.9
Conservative hold Swing
Brownhills[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dave Turner 2,272 41.3 -25.3
Labour Richard Worrall 2,021 36.7 +9.8
Liberal Democrat John Garfitt 942 17.1 +17.1
Green Peter Walters 164 3.0 +3.0
Democratic Labour Andrew Bradburn 106 1.9 -4.6
Majority 251 4.6 -35.2
Turnout 5,505 58.7 +32.9
Conservative hold Swing
Darlaston South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Paul Bott 1,761 36.0 +36.0
Labour Ann Wilson 1,684 34.4 -2.4
Conservative Jaqueline Perrins 968 19.8 -13.9
Liberal Democrat Ramtirth Singh 477 9.8 +4.8
Majority 77 1.6
Turnout 4,890 53.5 +30.4
Independent hold Swing
Paddock[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Zahid Ali 2,933 42.9 -12.8
Labour Walter Burley 1,905 27.8 +10.1
Liberal Democrat Abdul Malik 733 10.7 +6.8
UKIP Derek Bennett 643 9.4 +0.3
Independent John Wood 630 9.2 +9.2
Majority 1,028 15.0 -33.1
Turnout 6,844 71.4 +35.8
Conservative hold Swing
Palfrey[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammad Nazir 3,278 50.2 +10.4
Conservative Mohammed Khan 2,017 30.9 -12.3
Liberal Democrat Richard Cullum 1,235 18.9 +9.5
Majority 1,261 19.3
Turnout 6,530 64.1 +25.0
Labour hold Swing
Pelsall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Oliver Bennett 2,750 45.9 -33.1
Independent Sim Mayou 1,171 19.5 +19.5
Labour Paul Forrest 1,107 18.5 +9.9
Pelsall Independent Alliance Philip Evans 413 6.9 +6.9
UKIP Dorothy Sheath 363 6.1 +6.1
Green Alison Walters 123 2.1 +2.1
Democratic Labour Derek Roddy 69 1.2 -0.9
Majority 1,579 26.3 -42.4
Turnout 5,996 66.9 +31.4
Conservative hold Swing
Pheasey Park Farm[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Towe 2,960 50.1 -14.0
Labour Jack Kelly 1,499 25.3 +10.4
UKIP Steve Grey 780 13.2 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Martin Barker 675 11.4 +5.8
Majority 1,461 24.7 -23.9
Turnout 5,914 68.6 +34.5
Conservative hold Swing
Pleck[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harbans Sarohi 2,340 41.3 +5.6
Conservative Gulfam Wali 1,790 31.6 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Yaqub 810 14.3 -6.1
UKIP Rita Oakley 383 6.8 +1.7
Independent Mark Dabbs 348 6.1 +0.3
Majority 550 9.7 +7.1
Turnout 5,671 60.1 +24.1
Labour hold Swing
Rushall-Shelfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rachel Andrew 2,348 43.8 -17.2
Labour Martin Harrower 1,448 27.0 +7.3
Liberal Democrat Roy Smith 956 17.8 +5.4
UKIP Tim Melville 439 8.2 +8.2
Green Karl Macnaughton 170 3.2 -3.7
Majority 900 16.8 -24.5
Turnout 5,361 60.3 +33.6
Conservative hold Swing
Short Heath[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Cook 2,053 38.2 -5.6
Conservative Theresa Smith 1,544 28.7 -0.9
Labour Doug Cleaver 1,200 22.3 +13.2
UKIP Darren Hazell 574 10.7 +10.7
Majority 509 9.5 -4.7
Turnout 5,371 59.3 +31.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. Matthews[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Imran Azam 2,565 42.1 -9.7
Labour Eileen Russell 2,182 35.8 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Khosru Miah 866 14.2 +9.1
Green Robert Bellin 372 6.1 +2.0
Democratic Labour Brian Powell 114 1.9 +0.7
Majority 383 6.3 -12.6
Turnout 6,099 63.1 +24.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Streetly[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eddie Hughes 4,622 60.2 -12.3
Labour Steven King 1,366 17.8 +5.3
Liberal Democrat Shirley Balgobin 1,056 13.8 +7.7
UKIP Paul Valdmanis 531 6.9 -2.0
Green Leandra Gebrakedan 97 1.3 +1.3
Majority 3,256 42.4 -17.7
Turnout 7,672 71.2 +38.2
Conservative hold Swing
Willenhall North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Valerie Woodruff 1,903 32.9 -24.7
Conservative Abi Pitt 1,667 28.8 +9.1
Labour Gareth Walker 1,273 22.0 +9.9
BNP Graham Hadlington 567 9.8 +9.8
UKIP Liz Hazell 370 6.4 -4.2
Majority 236 4.1 -33.8
Turnout 5,780 61.7 +37.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Willenhall South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Diane Coughlan 2,583 45.1 +1.9
Conservative Suky Samra 1,678 29.3 -2.0
Liberal Democrat Daniel Barker 1,310 22.9 +3.2
Democratic Labour Stephanie Peart 157 2.7 -3.1
Majority 905 15.8 +3.9
Turnout 5,728 54.3 +33.6
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walsall". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". guardian.co.uk. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Walsall local elections: Conservatives remain in charge". Birmingham Mail. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ex Walsall mayor Melvin Pitt dies after short illness". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Election results 2010 - Local election". Walsall Council. Retrieved 23 September 2011.