Well, it was an interesting night at the Walsall council election count last night (Thursday 3rd May 2018) that saw the general collapse of the UKIP vote and it’s return home to the Conservatives, and this was reflected locally with incumbent Brownhills Councillor Steve Craddock, who left UKIP became briefly independent, then stood for the Tories in Brownhills retaining his seat while his fellow ex-UKIP councillors in Walsall lost their seats to Tories.
The council still has no overall control: The Conservatives have 30 seats, with Labour on 26, Liberal Democrats on 2 and Independents on 2. I forecast that Walsall political shenanigans will remain complicated for the foreseeable future.
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the losers. Councillor Gary Clare remains missing, presumed a misprint.
You can find full results over at Walsall Council’s Election site here
|Craddock Stephen Roy Craddock||Conservative||1414G|
|Timothy James Martin||Green||98|
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood
|Anthony David Dan Harris||Conservative||1769H|
|Sally Louise Neville||Conservative||1733H|
|John Van Steijn||Liberal Democrat||111|
Aldridge Central and South
|Roy Sheward||Liberal Democrat||303|