First to explain I am a Labour party member and thus I am not independent on these comments.
Pheasey is part of the Walsall South constituency which Bruce George (Labour) has held for 36 years until he stepped down recently. The seat is solid labour thanks to the great work Bruce has took part in and the nature of the seat. It is strange though that both Walsall seats are solid labour but the council has been Tory for many years.
Despite a strong swing from Tory to Labour Valerie Vaz held onto Walsall South with a reduced majority to become Walsall’s first women MP
Valerie Vaz 16,211
Richard Hunt 14,456
Murli Sinha 5,880
Derek Bennett 3,449
UK Independence Party
Gulzaman Khan 482
Mohammed Mulia 404
Turnout 40,882 63.1%
Some History – Pheasey has always been considered a swing ward, in my lifetime it was rare for any party to hold all three seats. However in 2004 the wards had to be withdrawn primary Pheasey was too small and we gained what is known as the Daisy Bank area, which is solid Tory. We then went from a swing seat to Tory majorities of 1000
Current councillors are
Mike Bird – Conservative – Current Walsall Leader
Adrian Andrew – Conservative – Deputy Leader
Chris Towe – Conservative
It is worth noting none of these live on Pheasey and the case of Mike Bird is interesting. He was de-selected from neighbouring safe Tory seat of Streetly. During this time I mentioned there was review of the boundary wards and recommended part of the Hundred Acre Estate in Streetly should become part of Pheasey Ward. Mike was less then complementary about Pheasey but once we were made safe Tory, guess what he turned up, make up your own minds on that.