THE results are now in for all six South West Birmingham wards in the Birmingham City Council elections.
The Conservatives now occupy both seats in Longbridge and West Heath, however Labour gained Allens Cross from the Tories with a majority of just 14 votes in what was the closest race of the day.
Conservative candidate Adrian Delaney was able to retain his seat in Rubery and Rednal, as did fellow Tory Simon Morrall, who comfortably won in Frankley Great Park.
Labour candidates in Northfield and Weoley and Selly Oak managed to hold onto all their party’s seats in those wards.
After today’s election results, the Conservatives and Labour still share the eight seats equally across the six wards.
Northfield had the highest voter turnout across South West Birmingham with 35.2% filling in their ballots, while Rubery and Rednal saw the fewest number of people vote at just 26.15%.
The average voter turnout across the six wards was 28.65%.
The final results for the entire Birmingham City Council saw Labour stay on 65 seats and the Conservatives lose four.
The big winners of the day were the Liberal Democrats, who gained four Councillors, while the Green Party also picked up another seat.
Weoley and Selly Oak
The final South West Birmingham ward result sees Labour hold both of their seats in Weoley and Selly Oak.
Miranda Perks claimed her seat with 2427 votes, while her fellow Labour candidate Jamie Tennant took the second spot on the council with 2254 votes.
Conservatives Paul and Claire Smith both gained over 1500 votes but were unable to win the election.
The voter turnout for this ward was 29.75%.
Kirsty Jayne Axe, Green Party – 326
Luke Ellinor, Liberal Democrats – 289
Claire Marie Hammond, Green Party – 324
Philip Mills, Liberal Democrats – 246
Miranda Juliet Perks, Labour Party (Elected) – 2427
Claire Lesley Smith, Conservative Party Candidate – 1628
Paul Michael Smith, Conservative Party Candidate – 1549
Jamie Tennant, Labour Party (Elected) – 2254
Longbridge and West Heath
The Tories now occupy both seats in Longbridge and West Heath.
Debbie Clancy held onto her heat with 2138 votes, while Ron Storer collected 1874 to gain the second seat previously held by Labour.
Labour candidates Muhamed Abdi (1366) and Sanja Kalik (1340) had the next highest number of votes.
The voter turnout for this ward was 26.65%.
Muhamed Abdi, Labour Party – 1366
Debbie Clancy, Conservative Party Candidate (Elected) – 2138
Sanja Kalik, Labour Party – 1340
Sylvia Jane McKears, Green Party – 294
Violaine Mendez, Liberal Democrats – 180
Elly Stanton, Green Party – 290
Ron Storer, Conservative Party Candidate (Elected) – 1874
Michael Sturt-Joy, Liberal Democrats – 160
Clive Richard Walder, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 94
We have our first South West Birmingham change of the day as Labour’s Jack Deakin narrowly beat the Conservatives Eddie Freeman to take the seat for Allens Cross.
Coun Deakin won the count by just 14 votes to take the seat from Eddie Freeman.
Green Party candidate Daniel Rust finished third.
The voter turnout for this ward was 27.19%.
Jack Deakin, Labour and Cooperative Party (Elected) – 922
Claire Alexandra Fielden, Liberal Democrats – 62
Eddie Freeman, Conservative Party Candidate – 908
Daniel Brian Rust, Green Party – 112
Kirsten Kurt-Elli has been elected councillor for Northfield as Labour hold the seat.
Coun Kurt-Elli saw off the Conservatives Alexander Rowe by 611 votes, with the Greens finishing third with 126 votes.
The voter turnout for this ward was 35.2%.
Kirsten Kurt-Elli, Labour Party (Elected) – 1584
Andy Moles, Liberal Democrats – 118
Keith Alexander Rowe, Conservative Party Candidate – 973
Trevor Tudor Wilson, Green Party – 126
Frankley Great Park
It’s another Conservative hold with Simon Morrall comfortably re elected.
Coun Morrall received 1356 votes, 645 more than Labour candidate Steve Haynes, who finished second.
The voter turnout for this ward was 27%.
Peter Charles Beck, Green Party – 86
Steve Haynes, Labour and Cooperative Party – 711
Peter James Lloyd, Liberal Democrats – 71
Simon Morrall, Local Conservatives (Elected) – 1356
Rubery and Rednal
The Conservatives hold the seat for Rubery and Rednall as Adrian Delaney retained his seat.
Labour’s Tony Kennedy finished second, 142 votes behind Delaney.
The Greens finished third and the Liberal Democrats finished fourth.
The voter turnout for this ward was 26.15%.
Robert Michael Ball, Green Party – 117
Adrian Joseph Delaney, Conservative Party Candidate (Elected) – 918
Tony Kennedy, Labour and Cooperative Party – 776
Thomas Daniel Lister, Liberal Democrats – 50
Preview to the elections…
COUNTING for the 2022 Birmingham City Council elections is underway with voting now closed and hundreds of candidates waiting to hear the results.
All 101 of the seats on the council are up for grabs across 69 wards.
We will be covering six wards across South West Birmingham- Allen’s Cross, Frankley Great Park, Longbridge and West Heath, Northfield, Rubery and Rednal and Weoley and Selly Oak.
There will be eight seats contested in these wards, with Longbridge and West Heath and Woeley and Selly Oak each voting to elect two councillors.
These eight seats are currently split evenly between the Conservatives and Labour.
Both parties have submitted candidates for every ward, as have the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats.
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition will be competing for a seat in Longbridge and West Heath.
Voting closed at 10pm on Thursday with the results coming through over the course of today.
The Bromsgrove Standard will be keeping you updated on the election results.