Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    8
    26
    -6
    Elected in 2019
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    5
    14
    +3
    Elected in 2019
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    2
    6
    +2
    Elected in 2019
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    1
    3
    +1
    Elected in 2019
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    1
    2
    +1
    Elected in 2019
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    0
    0
    -1

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BreakingTory majority cut to just one in Solihull

The Conservatives have retained control of Solihull Council, despite seeing their majority cut to one.

They have lost six seats, while the Green Party gained three, the Lib Dems two and Labour and Independents one each.

The Tories have 26 seats, with the Green party being the second largest with 14.

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BBC

Conservatives keep control of Solihull Council

The Conservative Party have held control of Solihull Council after winning eight of the 17 seats available, six fewer than they won the last time these seats were up for election in 2015.

Only 17 of the 51 seats on the council were up for election this year. The Conservative Party won eight seats, the Green Party won five seats, the Liberal Democrats won two seats, the Labour Party won one. Independent candidates won a seat and UKIP won none.

Including the seats that weren't up for election this year, the council is made up of 26 Tories, 14 Greens, six Lib Dems, three Labour, two independents. There are no UKIP councillors.

A full breakdown of results for Solihull will be available from the council website, and for full national results use the BBC's live results service.

This story has been generated using BBC election data and some automation.

Conservatives keep control of Solihull Council
BBC

A tough day for Tories in Solihull?

Local Democracy Reporting Service

David Irwin

It could be a tough day for the ruling Conservative group on Solihull Borough Council.

They have been in overall control here since 2011, but have a majority of just five.

With a third of the council up for election, the Tories will have to defend more than a dozen of the 17 seats up for grabs this time.

Judging by other results overnight, the outcome in the Elmdon, Olton and Lyndon seats could be interesting.

Conservatives have definitely profited from a slump in Lib Dem support in Solihull in recent years, but in many other parts of the country Vince Cable's party have very much profited this time.

Conservatives hoping to hang on to majority in Solihull

Counts will take place at a further 15 councils across the West Midlands today.

Solihull Count
LDRS

A third of seats are being contested in Solihull, with the count at North Solihull Sports Centre now under way.

Seventeen seats were contested in yesterday's elections with the Conservatives hoping to hang on to power, with the ruling group having a majority of five.

A new party leader will be decided upon after the results after the decision of Councillor Bob Sleigh to stand down.

Council leader to stand down after five years

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The Leader of Solihull Council, Bob Sleigh, is going to stand down after five years in the job, saying it is "the time was right to hand over the baton".

His Conservative group will choose a new leader after next month's local elections and if they remain the largest party, that person will become the next council leader.

Bob Sleigh
Solihull Council

Mr Sleigh will also relinquish his role as deputy mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Stolen swings and bins land taxpayers with £15k bill

Taxpayers are going to have to pay £15,000 after thieves stole bins and play equipment in Solihull.

Empty swing frame
Solihull Borough Council

The borough council says it suspects the items have been taken by thieves for their scrap metal value.

They include 11 litter bins from Tudor Grange Park, four dog bins from Hillfield Park and play equipment, including swings, from Babb's Mill Park.

Hopes revamp can help tackle health problems

Local Democracy Reporting Service

David Irwin

An increased risk of health problems in part of Solihull could be tackled through a major redevelopment of the area, a report has claimed.

The borough council's admitted the poor condition of the current Kingshurst Parade doesn't encourage health living.

Artist's impression of the Kingshurst redevelopment.
Solihull Borough Council

Public health officials told councillors last night that life expectancy was several years lower than the borough average for both genders, due to issues such as smoking and obesity.

People living in the area have an increased likelihood of contracting cancer, heart disease, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease and liver disease, the meeting was told.

As a result, the local authority's looking at make improvements such as encouraging physical activity and building a shopping precinct that promotes healthier eating.

A four-week consultation's under way on draft plans for the Kingshurst Parade project and the scheme's set to go back to the council's cabinet this summer.