In his seats-to-watch piece ‘Runners & riders: 2016 council elections, candidates and analysis‘, Paul Dale says:
‘It doesn’t get much closer than two votes, and that was Conservative Eddie Freeman’s wafer-thin majority over Labour’s Steve Booton in 2012. However, Booton did win in Weoley in 2015 to give Labour one out of the three ward seats. The Tories will be fighting hard to retain this seat against Labour candidate Julie Johnson.’
We couldn’t agree more, Paul.