6 May 2011
The Green Party is celebrating gains in several gains across the region:
SOLIHULL: Karl Macnaughton gained the Chelmsley Wood seat from the Solihull Labour Group Leader with 51% of the vote.
Alison Walters gained the Smith's Wood seat from the Labour Deputy Group Leader with 46% of the vote. Alison joins Green Councillor Mike Sheridan in the ward.
MALVERN HILLS: John Raine held his District Council seat in Malvern West ward and is joined by Luna Deller who gained the second seat in this ward from the Conservatives. Julian Roskams very narrowly missed taking a seat in Malvern Link ward, missing out by just 5 votes.
STAFFORD: Tom Harris spectacularly gained a seat in Stafford's Forebridge ward from the Liberal Democrats to become the Green Party's first ever Councillor in Staffordshire.
HEREFORDSHIRE: Long-time Green Party member Felicity Norman took a seat in Leominster North ward from the Conservatives.
There were also strong Green Party showings in Dudley, Leamington Spa and Worcester.
The Green Party now holds seven Principal Authority Council seats in the West Midlands region.