Solihull Borough Council election - results and reaction - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Borough Council election - results and reaction

Solihull Editorial 5th May, 2023 Updated: 10th May, 2023   0

SOLIHULL voters have bucked the national trend as the Conservatives gained seats in the Local Elections.

At Solihull Council, 17 seats were up for grabs this year – a third of the council’s 51 seats.

The Conservatives continue to be the controlling party, having held seven seats, gained three and lost one.

The Greens held three seats, gained one and lost two.

And the Lib Dems held two seats, and gained one.

It means that Solihull Council is now made up of 29 Conservatives, 13 Greens, six Liberal Democrats and three Independents. Labour holds no seats.


12.49 St Alphege Ward – CON HOLD

Ian English, (Lab), 557

Mark Geary, (Lib Dem), 1,290

Sardul Marwa, (Con), 2,138,  ELECTED

12.48 Olton Ward – LIB DEM GAIN

James Bradley, (Lib Dem), 1,771, ELECTED

Bob Grinsell, (Con), 1,548

Nick Nick, (Ind), 83

Antony Oseland, (Lab), 395

12.40 Meriden Ward – CON HOLD

Cathy Connan, (Lab), 520

Frank Dawson, (Lib Dem), 292

Heather Delaney, (Con), 1934, ELECTED

Antony Lowe, (Green), 664

12.39 Lyndon Ward – LIB DEM HOLD

Shelia Brookes (Lab and Co), 474

Lynsey Fraser-Smith (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition), 48

Kieth Green, (Con), 711

Kathryn Thomas, (Lib Dem), 1684, ELECTED

12.27 Silhill Ward – CON HOLD

Trevor Barker, (Green), 277

Paul McCabe, (Lib Dem), 790

Wazma Qais, (Con), 1,660 ELECTED

Nick Stephens, (Lab and Co), 661

12.34 Shirley South Ward – GREEN HOLD

Shahin Ashraf, (Green), 1,685, ELECTED

Howard Nichols, (Con), 1,055

Shirley Young, (Lab) 478

12.32 Shirley East Ward – CON HOLD

Gerard Dufficy, (Lab), 835

Akin Kog, (Green), 246

Gayle Monk, (Lib Dem), 470

Mark Duncan, (Con), 1,612, ELECTED

12.20 Shirley West Ward – GREEN GAIN

Sarah Alan (Lab), 609

Lachhman Bhambra, (Con), 837

Oli Farr, (Green), 1283, ELECTED

Christopher Johnson, (Lib Dem), 205

12.18 Kingshurst and Fordbridge Ward – CON GAIN 

Davis Cole, (Con), 584, ELECTED

Joe Cole, (Ind), 84

Jackie Moore, (Lab), 387

Paul Sultana, (Green), 542

12.15 Bickenhill Ward – CON HOLD

Margaret Brittin, (Lab), 551

Kate Jones, (Lib Dem), 165

Mark Pearson, (Green), 299

Bob Sleigh (Con), 1479, ELECTED

12.12 Blythe Ward – CON HOLD

Peter Bulcock, (Ind) 200

Ken Hawkins, (Con), 1947, ELECTED

Joy Linfield, (Green), 354

McKenzie Uruakpa, (Lab), 679

John Wyatt, (Lib Dem), 314

12.10. Castle Bromwich Ward – CON GAIN

Emma Chidler, (Lab), 505

Leslie Kaye, (Con), 1400, ELECTED 

Srikanth Pathuri, (Green), 467

11. 57 Knowle Ward – CON GAIN

Mark Amphlett, (Green), 443

Edward Fitter, (Con), 1989, ELECTED

Simon Johnson, (Lab), 444

Lionel King, (Lib Dem), 438

11.52 Dorridge and Hockley Heath Ward – CON HOLD

Laura Attwell, (Lab), 479

David Godfrey, (Lib Dem), 376

Alison Holt, (Green), 563

Andy Mackiewicz, (Con), 1,956 ELECTED

11. 49. Smith’s Wood Ward – GREEN HOLD

Lydia Turner, (Lab), 280

Mark Wilson, (Green), 848, ELECTED 

Sarah Young, (Con), 180

11.44 – Elmdon Ward – LIB DEM HOLD

Lisa Holcroft, (Lab) 369

Richard James Long – (Lib Dem),  1443, ELECTED

Catherine Price – (Con), 91



11.36 – Chelmsley Wood – GREEN HOLD 

David Bell, (Con), 137

Hazel Dawkins,  (Lab and Co) 330

Jane Lamden,  (Green) 898, ELECTED 

Jamshid Moori, (Lib Dem) 21


10. 49 – Voter turnout has dropped compared to last year.


VERIFICATION is nearly complete and counting will begin shortly at North Solihull Sports Centre for the Borough elections 2023.


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