Councillors

The Green Party holds 10 seats on Solihull MBC:
2 in both the Shirley South and Shirley West wards
that are in the Solihull Constituency.
3 in both the Chelmsley Wood and Smith's Wood wards
that are in the Meriden Constituency.

 

Cllr James Burn, Chelmsley Wood ward 

CONTACT: c/o 15 Meriden Drive, Birmingham, B37 6BP
james@solihullgreenparty.org.uk
tel: 07595 952295

James was elected in Chelmsley Wood in May 2014. James is a registered social worker, and has worked in social care and housing for over a decade. He is passionate about seeing the vulnerable protected and the marginalised included at the heart of society. He is an active anti-poverty campaigner.

James is the the Leader of the Green Party Group of Councillors.

Cllr Karl Macnaughton, Chelmsley Wood

Karl Macnaughton
CONTACT: 15 Meriden Drive, Kingshurst, B37 6BP
karl@solihullgreenparty.org.uk
tel. 0121 243 2946

Karl has been involved in community politics for a number of years. Now aged 40, he is passionate in fighting the injustice of the difference in attention given to North and South Solihull and is making sure the voices of Chelmsley Wood are heard.

Karl is the Adult Social Care & health Spokesperson for the Green Party group of Councillors.

 

Cllr Chris Williams, Chelmsley Wood

Chris Williams
CONTACT: 20 Birchley Rise, Solihull, B92 7QD
chris@solihullgreenparty.org.uk
tel 0121 247 3934, Twitter: @chrisw100

Chris was elected in Chelmsley Wood with 63% of the vote in May 2012. He is passionate on fighting for residents' interests with regards regeneration and working to mitigate the impacts of HS2, which unfortunately is set to pass through Chelmsley Wood.

 

 

 

Cllr Andy Hodgson, Shirley South ward

Andy Hodgson
CONTACT: c/o Solihull Council, PO Box 18, Council House, Solihull, B91 9QS
ahodgson@solihull.gov.uk tel: 07412 041164

Andy was first elected as a Lib Dem Councillor for Shirley South but switched to the Green Party following disappointment with the Coalition Govt and the situation locally. He was re-elected as a Green in 2014. Andy feels he can now provide a stronger voice in the way his constituents wish as a Green Party Councillor.
Andy is particularly focussed on representing his Shirley South constituents in the way that they call for. It was Cllr Hodgson who highlighted the Shirley parking charges planned by the Conservatives, which have been quietly dropped.

Andy is the Resources & Delivering Value Spokesperson for the Green Party Group of Councillors and on the Planning Committee at Solihull Council.

 

 Cllr Max McLaughlin, Shirley South ward

Max McLaughlin

CONTACT: c/o Solihull Council, PO Box 18, Council House, Solihull, B91 9QS max@solihullgreenparty.org.uk tel:

Max was elected in Shirley South in May 2016. He has previously worked in Solihull Council and has run his own training and consultancy business. He is passionate about forging stronger communities and seeing ethical businesses and individuals rewarded. Max cares strongly about protecting and improving public health, education and services as well as looking after housing needs and neighbours wishes sympathetically.

Max is the Mangaged Growth Spokesperson for the Green Party Group of Councillors.

 

Cllr Maggie Allen, Shirley West ward

Maggie Allen
CONTACT: Cllr Maggie Allen, 76 Whitemoor Drive, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4UL tel. 07956 995577, maggie@solihullgreenparty.org.uk
Twitter: @CllrMaggieAllen

 

Maggie was first elected as a Liberal Democrat in Blythe in 2004 but has since joined the Green Party and was re-elected in the Shirley West ward in May 2016 as a Green Councillor. Maggie has a key interest in the future of Shirley with regards to regeneration and preservation of Shirley Park.
With the failure of the Parkgate scheme Maggie is lobbying for Solihull Council to invest directly in Shirley high street that has seen the highest level of empty shops subsequent to the opening of Parkgate.

 

Maggie is a member of the Planning Committee on Solihull Council.

 

Cllr Tim Hodgson, Shirley West ward 

CONTACT: c/o Solihull Council, PO Box 18, Council House, Solihull, B91 9QS
tim@solihullgreenparty.org.uk tel. 07507 935 288
Twitter @CllrTimHodgson

Tim was elected in Shirley West in May 2014 and among other things has focussed on getting a good deal for local residents on the redevelopment of the long-time derelict Powergen site.

Tim is the the Deputy Leader of the Green Party Group of Councillors and Environment, Housing and Regeneration spokesperson.

 

 

Cllr Jean Hamilton, Smith's Wood ward

Jean Hamilton
CONTACT: c/o 15 Meriden Drive, Birmingham B37 6BP
jean@solihullgreenparty.org.uk tel.

Jean was elected in Smith's Wood in May 2016.

Jean is the Children, Education & Skills Spokesperson for the Green Party Group of Councillors.
 
 
 
 
  

 

  

Cllr Stephen Holt, Smith's Wood ward

CONTACT: c/o 15 Meriden Drive, Birmingham B37 6BP
stephen@solihullgreenparty.org.uk tel. 07896 885726

Stephen was elected in Smith's Wood in May 2014.
Stephen's specialism is transport and highways, particularly cycling.

Stephen is the Transport and Highways Spokesperson for the Green Party group of Councillors.

 

  

 

Cllr Mark Wilson, Smith's Wood ward

CONTACT: 40 Clifford Drive, Solihull, B93 8PF
mark@solihullgreenparty.org.uk tel. 07793 069182

Mark was elected in Smith's Wood in May 2015.

Mark is the Stronger Communities & Partnerships Spokesperson for the Green Party group of Councillors.

 

  

 

Councillors' Advice Surgeries

We do not hold advice surgeries but are happy to meet residents in the ward.
Please contact the appropriate councillor to arrange any meeting.