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Local Elections: Live Results Blog

Local Elections: Live Results Blog

🕔08.May 2015

As attention moves from the stunning victory at Westminster for the Conservatives towards council elections, chief blogger Paul Dale reports on the results as they emerge from this afternoon’s counts. 

15.24

Labour take Tory seat in Weoley

The first result of the afternoon saw Labour’s Steve Booton cruise to an easy victory.

15.28

No surprises in Springfield

Labour’s Habib Rehman is re-elected in Springfield with majority of over 4,000.

15.30

Longbridge stays Labour

Andy Cartwright was re-elected, easily.

15.40

Tories hold Bartley Green

Any hopes Labour may have had of winning in this Conservative stronghold evaporated when John Lines was easily returned.

15.50

Sutton stays blue

Conservatives managed to win all of the Sutton seats being contested.

15.55

Huge inner city wins for Labour

Waseem Zaffar and Ansar Ali Khan recorded majorities in excess of 7,000. Labour clearly going to increase its grip on the council.

16.00

A close call for Labour

Labour’s Peter Griffiths holds Kings Norton with a majority of just 120 over Barbara Wood (Con)

16.05

Tory win in Northfield

Labour’s hopes of taking this seat were dashed when Conservative candidate Debbie Clancy won. She replaces veteran Tory councillor Reg Corns.

16.10

MoreLabour successes

Reports of likely Labour gain in Stechford and Yardley North. It also appears that cabinet members James McKay, Brigid Jones and Stewart Stacey have held their seats.

16.12

Clancy wins

John Clancy, the Labour backbencher who plans to challenge Sir Albert Bore for the council leadership, has won in Quinton. Leadership contest is on Monday.

16.14

Tories hold Bournville

Tim Huxtable safely returned with a majority of 582.

16.15

Sir Albert’s allies close ranks

Labour councillor Ian Cruise says Labour’s strong performance in Birmingham means that a leadership challenge to Sir Albdert Bore “has no credibility”.

16.18

A rare Liberal Democrat success

Deputy group leader Jon Hunt is re-elected in Perry Barr.

16.20

Labour hold Stechford and Yardley North

Any hopes of a Lib Dem breakthrough were dashed by Labour’s Basharat Dad.

16.22

Bad news for Tories in Kingstanding

Conservative hopes of returning three out of three councillors here disappeared when Labour’s Des Hughes regained the seat he lost a year ago.

16.25

Relief for Labour in Shard End

Labour’s Ian Ward, deputy leader of the council, saw off a UKIP challenge.

16.30

Stacey cruises home

Impressive majority for Labour cabinet member in Acocks Green, beating Lib Dem Penny Wagg by 2,000 votes.

16.31

Conservative win in Edgbaston

Matt Bennett gets home with majority of less than 100 over Labour.

16.34

Moseley stays Labour

Martin Straker-Welds with a majority of more than 4,000 over Lib Dem Martin Mullaney.

16.37

Brigid Jones registers easy win

The Labour cabinet member recorded a 1,935 majority over her Conservative opponent in Selly Oak

16.38

Tilsley is back

Liberal Democrat group leader Paul Tilsley won in Sheldon with a slightly smaller majority than usual, but managed to see off a Labour and UKIP challenge.

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