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Labour candidate Nigel Knowles, Howard Allen for the green party, lib dem candidate, chairman of the meeting Syd Ashby, Julian Knight for the conservatives and UKIP candidate Phil Henrick.

Election hopefuls grilled over the future of Solihull Hospital

Locals questioned Solihull election candidates from the five main political parties about the future of the NHS in Solihull.

Caroline Spelman MP

Battle begins for YOUR vote in General Election

The General Election campaign has begun and this week Cathrina Hulse and Annette Belcher take a look at the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Solihull and Meriden

Labour wins West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner job and vows to put bobbies back on beat

The newly elected West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner vowed to put “bobbies back on the beat” after sweeping to an emphatic win in a by-election.

Babbs Mill Lake.

Petition to save Babbs Mill's Local Nature Reserve (LNR) status

A petition to stop the council stripping part of a Solihull beauty spot of its Local Nature Reserve (LNR) status has attracted 800 signatures.

Coun David Jamieson

Ex-councillor shock pick for police chief role

In a shock move, ex-MP David Jamieson gained the official party nomination for the £100,000 post vacated by the recent death of PCC Bob Jones.

Jill Seymour

UKIP wins three of the seven West Midland seats

The political map of the West Midlands was transformed as UKIP stormed to victory in the European elections.

Nikki Sinclaire

Nikki Sinclaire: I'm proud of the last five years

Solihull’s Nikki Sinclaire has expressed her disappointment after failing to be re-elected as MEP for the West Midlands in last week’s European Election.

Debbie Evans won the first borough seat for UKIP in Kingshurst and Fordbridge ward

Elections success for the Greens and UKIP

It's celebration time for the Greens in Solihull after the party moved into official opposition by winning three seats from Labour.

Mike Nattrass

Borough-based MEP quits UKIP

A BOROUGH-based MEP, who has represented UKIP since 2004, has quit the party in protest at leader Nigel Farage’s “totalitarian” leadership.


UKIP vow to stand in every ward in Solihull next year

Members of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) plan to field a full slate of candidates across Solihull next year, following their unprecedented success in last week’s local elections

Solihull's Lib Dems buoyed by Eastleigh win

SOLIHULL MP Lorely Burt has said the Tories will have “a fight on their hands” if they want to win the seat back at the next General Election.

Councillor Ken Meeson

The leader of Solihull Council has voiced fears that attempts are being made to ferment anti-gypsy sentiment in the borough

Councillor Ken Meeson, leader of Solihull Council, told the council’s last cabinet meeting he was disturbed to hear someone had tried to ‘stir up local feeling’ against proposals to include Uplands, in Dickens Heath Road, in the borough’s list of authorised travellers’ sites

A ballot box with a paper being inserted.

Police and crime commissioner elected but dismal turn-out overshadows result

Only one in eight Solihull voters made it to the polling station at last week’s election for the police and crime commissioner – believed to be the worst turn out in the borough’s electoral history

Just one in eight Silhillians vote in police and crime commissioner elections

LABOUR'S Bob Jones is declared winner, but dismal turn-out overshadows commissioner result

SOLIHULL residents will have the opportunity to vote in the first Police and Crime Commissioner elections for England and Wales on Thursday, November 15.

Police and Crime Commissioners will replace the local police authority and will be responsible for holding the police to account on behalf of the public.

Solihull MEP Nikki Sinclaire finds a ready audience for EU referendum campaign

THE Nikki Sinclaire European referendum battle bus was in Mell Square in Solihull last Friday and business was brisk.

Fighting for Solihull

Sadly Josie Herbert (Letters) has missed the point on the review of parliamentary boundaries.

Take a taxi

In reply to Dr Youssef about the planned Coptic Church in Caldwell Grove.

Saying thanks

VISITORS to Solihull using Mell Square Car Park, in particular the ground floor parking facility for disabled visitors, will have observed that many months ago, the car park entrance doors adjacent to the lifts were automated.

Garden grabbing

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Little wonder that Lorely Burt is confused about the position of local Liberal Democrats on ‘Garden Grabbing’ given their current disarray.


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