Local Elections 2018 | South Birmingham Results and Reactions
Written by alexmetcalfe on May 6, 2018
Labour hold Birmingham with 67 of the 101 available seats
Credit: Birmingham City Council
In a truly tense day, Labour retain overall control in Birmingham, but have seen losses in unexpected places such as; Rubery Rednal and Frankley Great Park whilst holding Birmingham with a majority of 67 seats.
- Labour – 67 seats
- Conservatives – 25 seats
- Liberal Democrats – 8 seats
- Green Party – 1 seat
UKIP were the biggest losers in the midlands today seeing all six of their seats available in Dudley Metropolitan Council swing to the Conservatives.
Meanwhile in Harborne today we saw a split ward with both Peter Fowler (Conservatives) and Jayne Francis (Labour) being elected.
Conservatives made unexpected gains in Rubery Rednal and Frankley Great Park today with Adrian Delaney (Cons) ousting Carole Griffiths (Lab) and Simon Morrall ousting Andy Cartwright (Lab) respectively.
Labour’s Oliver Armstrong is voted in as councillor for Northfield who is thrilled to be chosen by the people to be their council representative. Read Oliver’s at the bottom of the page.
Kings Norton North was won by Alex Aitken (Lab) and Kings Norton South was won by husband of Carole Griffiths, Peter Griffiths. Read what Peter had to say following his election below.
To losing Rubery Rednal seat
in a shock gain for Conservatives councillor Adrian Delaney
Constituents show love and support for long-standing councillor Andy Cartwright whilst looking forward to the change.
“I want to continue to build on the energy and positivity of our campaign to help work by, for and with the people of Northfield.” Read more of Oliver’s reaction.
Peter Griffiths, husband of former Rubery Rednal councillor, reacts to being elected as Kings Norton South councillor.