Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Election results for 2019

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    26
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Complaints about Velo race 'must be addressed'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The route will be changed for next summer's Velo cycle race in the West Midlands, following complaints over this year's event and Solihull councillors say concerns raised by residents must be addressed before next June.

A council report on the 2019 Velo Birmingham and Midlands noted some disruption was caused and Councillor Joe Tildesley, Solihull’s cabinet member for leisure, tourism and sport, said a planning group would once again meet monthly to discuss preparations.

Velo
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This year, about 17,000 people took part and the council noted the event had raised more than £1m for charity. Councillor Diana Holl-Allen said it could be seen as a "tremendous success", but there had been some difficulties.

The event faced criticism two years ago, with some residents saying they felt trapped in their homes. This year, a vet said he may have been able to save the life of a horse or its newborn foal had he not been delayed by stewards.

Speaking last month, Velo organisers said they were "committed to growing and improving it year-on-year".

Solihull Council said it planned to increase the number of school and community events around next year's race, to encourage more people to take up cycling and physical activity.

Council house upgrade to get go-ahead

Local Democracy Reporting Service

David Irwin

A multimillion-pound upgrade of Solihull Council House looks set to get under way within the next few months.

Solihull Council House
BBC

Up to £3.5m will be ploughed into the project, with council bosses arguing that the building has badly deteriorated due to very little investment in recent years.

Staff have complained of faulty heating, rotten windows and poor kitchen facilities at the town centre premises.

A report, to be discussed by councillors next week, suggests that the "essential maintenance work" could begin in October and continue for around 18 months.

Housing proposals prompt thousands of responses

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Proposals to build thousands of new homes on sites across Solihull have generated almost 4,000 responses.

Solihull Council house
Google

The council has been inundated with comments about its Draft Local Plan, which is set to shape where new housing developments will go.

A fresh consultation took place between January and March and officers have recently been sifting through the mountain of correspondence received during the six week window.

BreakingTory majority cut to just one in Solihull

The Conservatives have retained control of Solihull Council, despite seeing their majority cut to one.

They have lost six seats, while the Green Party gained three, the Lib Dems two and Labour and Independents one each.

The Tories have 26 seats, with the Green party being the second largest with 14.

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BBC

Conservatives keep control of Solihull Council

The Conservative Party have held control of Solihull Council after winning eight of the 17 seats available, six fewer than they won the last time these seats were up for election in 2015.

Only 17 of the 51 seats on the council were up for election this year. The Conservative Party won eight seats, the Green Party won five seats, the Liberal Democrats won two seats, the Labour Party won one. Independent candidates won a seat and UKIP won none.

Including the seats that weren't up for election this year, the council is made up of 26 Tories, 14 Greens, six Lib Dems, three Labour, two independents. There are no UKIP councillors.

A full breakdown of results for Solihull will be available from the council website, and for full national results use the BBC's live results service.

This story has been generated using BBC election data and some automation.

Conservatives keep control of Solihull Council
BBC

A tough day for Tories in Solihull?

Local Democracy Reporting Service

David Irwin

It could be a tough day for the ruling Conservative group on Solihull Borough Council.

They have been in overall control here since 2011, but have a majority of just five.

With a third of the council up for election, the Tories will have to defend more than a dozen of the 17 seats up for grabs this time.

Judging by other results overnight, the outcome in the Elmdon, Olton and Lyndon seats could be interesting.

Conservatives have definitely profited from a slump in Lib Dem support in Solihull in recent years, but in many other parts of the country Vince Cable's party have very much profited this time.

Conservatives hoping to hang on to majority in Solihull

Counts will take place at a further 15 councils across the West Midlands today.

Solihull Count
LDRS

A third of seats are being contested in Solihull, with the count at North Solihull Sports Centre now under way.

Seventeen seats were contested in yesterday's elections with the Conservatives hoping to hang on to power, with the ruling group having a majority of five.

A new party leader will be decided upon after the results after the decision of Councillor Bob Sleigh to stand down.