Local Elections

There are 51 Councillors on Solihull Council. Elections are held 3 years in every 4.

17 councillors are elected each time. The next local elections are on 3rd May 2018...

Your candidates on May 5th 2016 were:

Bickenhill - Gary Macnaughton
Blythe - Jo Hodgson
Castle Bromwich - Cheryl Buxton-Sait
Chelmsley Wood - Chris Williams
Dorridge and Hockley Heath - Iona McIntyre
Elmdon - Ashleigh Knibb
Kingshurt and Forebridge - David Davies
Knowle - Alison Gavin
Lyndon - Elaine Williams
Meriden - Mark Pearson
Olton - Carol Linfield
Shirley East - Howard Allen
Shirley South - Max McLoughlin
Shirley West - Maggie Allen
Silhill - Trevor Barker
Smith's Wood - Jean Hamilton
St. Alphege - Maggie Ryan


Local Council Elections History in Solihull

 

In 2008, in Smith's Wood, the Green Party won their first ever Green Party Councillor in Solihull.

In 2011, Alison Walters and Karl Macnaughton were elected in Smith's Wood and Chelmsley Wood respectively.

In May 2011, Councillor Howard Allen of Shirley West ward, originally elected as a Liberal Democrat, joined the Green Party.

In 2012, Councillor Howard Allen successfully defended his seat as a Green, while Chris Williams gained a Chelmsley Wood ward seat from Labour.  The 2012 local elections saw the strongest ever Green Party results in Solihull Borough.

In May 2012, Councillor Andy Hodgson of Shirley South ward, originally elected as a Liberal Democrat, joined the Green Party.

In February 2014, Councillor Jean Hamilton of Elmdon ward, moved from the Liberal Democrats to the Green Party, becoming the party's 7th Councillor in Solihull.

In May 2014, the Green Party grew to become the second largest party on Solihull Council for the first time.  Stephen Holt, James Burn and Tim Hodgson gained the Smith's Wood, Chelmsley Wood and Shirley West seats, while Andy Hodgson held his seat in Shirley South.

In May 2015, in a very difficult year for the Green Party locally because it coincided with a General Election, Karl McNaughton successfully held his seat in Chelmsley Wood and Mark Wilson won in Smith's Wood.

In May 2016, A very hard contest saw a great result for the Green Party as we strengthened our position on Solihull Council. We increased our representation from 8 to 10 Councillors and were the only party to gain overall.

Chelmsley Wood was held by Chris Williams

Shirley South was gained by Max McLoughlin

Shirley West was held by Maggie Allen

Smith's Wood was gained by Jean Hamilton. 

Interested in becoming a Green councillor? Get in touch to find out more - we select our candidates in good time and provide full training. You will need to be a member of the Green Party and agree with our key policies and philosophy. You would also need to be prepared to work hard for residents, both in advance and after the elections.


 

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