Wolverhampton City Council

A third of the seats in Wolverhampton were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 19 Total councillors 51 Change+2

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 3 Total councillors 9 Change-1

PartyUKIP

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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City revitalisation ideas to be discussed

Ideas aimed at breathing new life into Wolverhampton city centre will be discussed at a council meeting next week.

They include turning empty offices into new homes and the city council's Stronger City Economy scrutiny panel will also look a the impact of the Beatties closure.

Wolverhampton city centre
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Councillors will be told that the city centre contains more than 20% of Wolverhampton’s businesses and is currently attracting £992 million of private and public investment.

Wolverhampton: 'A good result for Labour'

James Fanning

Reporter, BBC Shropshire

Roger Lawrence, Labour leader at the City of Wolverhampton Council, said it had been a good result for the party.

"We've held all the seats we were defending. We've gained one and possibly two.

"I think people recognise that our elected members work hard for them, we are organised and good campaigners and active in local communities and it pays dividends."

Labour’s Celia Hibert gained Penn from Tory David Mackintosh.

Wolverhampton result in Wolverhampton
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The new council is made up of 51 Labour councillors and nine Conservatives.

Labour councillors and family members in Wolverhampton
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MPs come out to support councillors

James Fanning

Reporter, BBC WM

Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds and South East, MP Pat McFadden, are at Aldersley Leisure Village cheering on the Labour councillors

Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds and South East, MP Pat McFadden
BBC

Wolverhampton: Labour hold

Stephanie Barnard

BBC News

Asha Mattu, wife of former Wolverhampton mayor Elias, successfully gained the Graisley seat.

Elias Mattu died earlier this year at the age of 59 following an illness. He'd been councillor for Graisley for almost 18 years.

Elias Mattu and her family
Wolverhampton City Council

Labour's potential to dominate

Rob Mayor

Political reporter, BBC WM

In Wolverhampton, Labour's domination on a council which elects in thirds means the party could emerge with overall control even if it suffered total meltdown at the ballot box.

The Conservatives will be cheered by even the smallest gains whilst UKIP’s only councillor is retiring, leaving their prospects looking bleak.

Local elections in the Black Country

Rob Mayor

Political reporter, BBC WM

A third of seats are up for election in the four metropolitan boroughs in the Black Country.

In 2016 Labour fell just three votes short of taking overall control in Dudley.

Both they and the Conservatives will be targeting the six seats defended by UKIP which were won at the height of the pro-Brexit party’s popularity four years ago.

Ballot box
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Walsall also hangs on a knife edge, with a Labour – Liberal Democrat coalition looking to hold on to a narrow majority.

Labour hold such a healthy majority in Wolverhampton that they could survive almost total disaster at the ballot box and cling on to control, while Sandwell is a virtual one party state.

Labour councillors hold 67 of the 72 seats there, four of five independents were Labour party candidates when they were elected.

A series of scandals over councillor conduct could provide an opportunity for other parties, though even winning one of the 24 seats up for grabs would give them cause for celebration.