Council information

The present Metropolitan Borough of Solihull has existed since 1st April 1974 when the Local Government Act 1972 came into force and created the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.  This new Metropolitan Borough was formed by merging the old County Borough of Solihull with parts of Stratford and Meriden Rural District Councils.

The political make up of Solihull Council is : 

Conservative Party (32 members)

Green Party (10 members)

Liberal Democrat Party (6 members)

Labour Party (1 members)

UK Independence Party (2 member)

The Council wards span both Parliamentary constituencies of Meriden & Solihull. 

Solihull Wards  :

Elmdon – 2 Liberal Democrats, 1 Conservative

Lyndon – 2 Liberal Democrats, 1 Conservative

Olton – 2 Liberal Democrats, 1 Conservative

Shirley East – 3 Conservatives

Shirley South – 2 Green, 1 Conservative

Shirley West – 2 Greens, 1 Conservative

Silhill – 3 Conservatives

St Alphege – 3 Conservatives

Meriden Wards are :

Bickenhill – 3 Conservatives 

Blythe – 3 Conservatives

Castle Bromwich – 3 Conservatives 

Chelmsley Wood – 3 Greens 

Dorridge & Hockley Heath – 3 Conservatives 

Kingshurst & Fordbridge – 2 UKIP, 1 Labour

Knowle – 3 Conservatives

Meriden – 3 Conservatives 

Smiths Wood – 3 Greens