2019 Walsall local election results

Walsall Council: a real swing to the Tories with only a mild resurgence of UKIP, which was a surprise. It looks like Marco Longhi won’t have to cling on to the mayor gig this year after all…

As is traditional here, I stayed up on local election night (Thursday 2nd May 2019) with a mug of tea and matchsticks propping up the eyelids to see how results were in notoriously knife-edge Walsall.

It turns out it was a pretty bad night for Labour locally who lost two seats to the tories, leaving the council fully in the control of Mike Bird’s Conservative group for the first time (for any group) since 2011: Tories have 32 seats, Labour 26 and Lib Dems 2.

All this on a turnout that despite many protestations that folk wouldn’t vote – seems to be broadly similar to 2018: Woeful, but normal.

In Brownhills Independent Ian Neville beat Labour candidate Dave Morgan to take second place, with incumbent Ken Ferguson holding his seat. Can’t help feeling UKIP would do better here if they fielded someone other than Derek for a change.

In the immediate locality there was little change with tories holding Aldridge, Walsall Wood and Pelsall seats. There was a small drift towards UKIP in several seats but not as large as I expected if I’m honest.

An interesting election for sure.

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the losers. 

You can find full results over at Walsall Council’s Election site here


Bennett DerekUKIP – Make Brexit Happen440 
Ferguson KenConservative1054 **H
Morgan David HuwLabour624 
Neville Ian CharlesIndependent759 

Aldridge North and Walsall Wood

Clarke GaryConservative1327 **H
Williams-Rabone TonyUKIP – Make Brexit Happen547 
Wolfs Amy LouiseLabour658


Eardley GrahamUKIP – Make Brexit Happen649 
Longhi MarcoConservative1449 **H
Maltman JonLabour489 

Aldridge Central and South

Bramwell Paul JonathanLiberal Democrats349 
Chan Guan KhaiGreen132 
Dickens Barbara LynnUKIP – Make Brexit Happen774 
Kaur PardConservative1678 **H
Rahman MishLabour594
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4 Responses to 2019 Walsall local election results

  1. Peter Wilkes says:

    What happened in St Matthews Ward ????.

  2. Edwina says:

    Nice one Bob … something I can understand about politics at last…

    Thank you. ..

  3. Alex - Clayhanger says:

    Great Update Bob, BBC info woefully inadequate and a Google search brings your Blog page up as top hit… 100% better than the BBC for local news and not just the headlines but a great summary of the detail..

  4. Dave Christie says:

    I was really hoping that Ian Neville took the Brownhills seat, but he did very well to come second, beating Labour into 3rd place. Well done Ian

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