2013 Bristol City Council election

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23 of 70 seats (One Third) to Bristol City Council
36 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Seats won 28 23 14
Seat change Increase7 Decrease10 Steady
Popular vote 17,755 12,203 13,712
Percentage 30.34% 20.85% 23.43%
Swing Decrease 5.45% Decrease 4.05% Increase 2.52%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Green Independent
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Increase2 Increase1
Popular vote 8,055 3,443
Percentage 13.76% 5.88%
Swing Decrease 0.63% Increase 5.35%

Bristol UK local election 2013 map.svg
Results by ward. Key:
  Conservative
  Labour
  Liberal Democrat
  Green Party of England and Wales
  Independents for Bristol
  No election in 2013

Council control before election

No Overall Control

Council control after election

No Overall Control

Elections for one third (23 seats) of Bristol City Council were held on 2 May 2013 as part of the 2013 United Kingdom local elections.[a] No party gained overall control of the chamber, although administrative power rested with the Mayor of Bristol, who had been first elected in November 2012

The Liberal Democrats, who had been the largest party on the council, lost 10 seats and conceded largest party status to Labour. The Green Party also gained 2 new seats, whilst Independents for Bristol gained their first seat on the Council.

Ward results

Bristol Council composition following the 2013 local elections
Bristol Council composition following the 2013 local elections

Ashley

Bristol City Council Elections: Ashley Ward 2013[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Rob Telford 1,223 34.54 -8.11
Labour Mary Caroline Southcott 1,056 29.82 +4.65
Liberal Democrats Jon Charles Rogers 1,008 28.47 +0.78
Conservative Iain Jenkins Dennis 101 2.85 -1.64
Independents for Bristol Karl Belizaire 76 2.15 N/A
TUSC Tom Baldwin 49 1.38 N/A
Birthday Party Dave Dobbs 28 0.79 N/A
Majority 167 4.72 -10.24
Green gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -6.38

Avonmouth

Bristol City Council Elections: Avonmouth Ward 2013[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wayne Raymond Harvey 1,068 39.38 +6.70
Labour Nicola Bowden-Jones 824 30.38 -2.32
UKIP Spud Murphy 648 23.89 N/A
Green Justin Quinnell 80 2.95 +0.25
Liberal Democrats Ian Humfrey Campion-Smith 64 2.36 -19.92
TUSC Patrick Dorian Hulme 28 9.00 N/A
Majority 244 4.72 +4.70
Conservative hold Swing +4.51

Bishopston

Bristol City Council Elections: Bishopston Ward 2013[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Daniella Radice 1,256 36.10 +21.67
Labour Kye Dudd 675 19.40 -1.48
Independents for Bristol John James Hickey 665 19.11 N/A
Liberal Democrats Chris Harris 626 17.99 -33.39
Conservative Richard James Manns 225 6.47 -6.84
TUSC Chris Farrell 32 0.92 N/A
Majority 581 16.70 -13.80
Green gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +11.58

Cabot

Bristol City Council Elections: Cabot Ward 2013[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Michael Wright 852 40.61 +3.16
Labour Simon Firth 541 25.79 +1.47
Green Charlie Bolton 425 20.26 +1.06
Conservative Chris Didcote 280 13.35 -3.46
Majority 311 14.82 +1.69
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +0.85

Clifton

Bristol City Council Elections: Clifton Ward 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles James Hastings Lucas 638 26.76 +3.07
Independents for Bristol Brenda Jane McLennan 547 22.94 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andy Morgan 459 19.25 -20.62
Labour Rosemary Chamberlin 320 13.42 -2.85
Green Simon Stafford-Townsend 249 10.44 -8.93
UKIP Alex Zychowski 171 7.17 N/A
Majority 91 3.82 -12.36
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -9.94

Clifton East

Bristol City Council Elections: Clifton East Ward 2013[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Simon Timothy Cook 576 34.68 -0.26
Conservative Gareth Alan-Williams 559 33.65 +3.14
Labour Peter Kennedy-Chapman 268 16.13 -3.52
Green Simon Bennett 258 15.53 +2.01
Majority 17 1.03 -3.40
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -1.70

Cotham

Bristol City Council Elections: Cotham Ward 2013[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anthony Negus 942 41.37 +1.08
Labour Eileen Lepine 563 24.73 +3.59
Green Ani Stafford-Townsend 418 18.36 -1.45
Conservative Christopher Morton 320 14.05 -3.36
TUSC Caroline Louisa Vincent 34 1.49 +0.13
Majority 379 16.64 -2.51
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -1.26

Easton

Bristol City Council Elections: Easton Ward 2013[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Afzal Shah 974 33.95 -4.02
Green Anna McMullen 840 29.28 +2.09
Liberal Democrats John Francis Kiely 698 24.33 -3.42
Independents for Bristol Jane Westhead 267 9.31 N/A
Conservative Tony Lee 90 3.14 -3.94
Majority 134 4.67 -5.55
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -3.06

Eastville

Bristol City Council Elections: Eastville Ward 2013[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mhairi Threlfall 1,021 39.50 -0.25
Liberal Democrats Steven Robert Comer 1,020 39.46 +10.40
Conservative Mike Williams 237 9.17 -8.16
Green Josie McLellan 223 8.63 -1.90
TUSC Mark Baker 84 3.25 N/A
Majority 1 0.04 -10.65
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -5.33

Frome Vale

Bristol City Council Elections: Frome Vale Ward 2013[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Payne 907 34.36 -2.38
Conservative Nigel Currie 872 33.03 -12.18
UKIP Steve Wood 573 21.70 N/A
Green John Hills 144 5.45 -1.12
Liberal Democrats Daniel Alexander Kelly 108 4.09 -1.81
TUSC Philip John Bishop 36 1.36 -0.53
Majority 35 1.33 -7.14
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.90

Henbury

Bristol City Council Elections: Henbury Ward 2013[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Windows 1,157 47.73 +12.79
Labour Eileen Means 950 39.19 +6.88
Liberal Democrats Mike Popham 153 6.31 -19.25
Green Tim Malnick 134 5.53 +2.41
Birthday Party Simon James Lewis 30 1.24 N/A
Majority 207 8.54 +5.91
Conservative hold Swing +2.10

Henleaze

Bristol City Council Elections: Henleaze Ward 2013[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Glenise Sweeting Morgan 1,559 44.49 -0.11
Conservative Kevin Michael Staples 1,245 35.53 -5.39
Labour Barry Thompson Trahar 439 12.53 +2.14
Green Jane Devlin 261 7.45 +3.37
Majority 314 8.96 +5.28
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +2.64

Hillfields

Bristol City Council Elections: Hillfields Ward 2013[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Noreen Daniels 1,089 52.97 +8.11
Conservative Roy Towler 379 18.43 +1.09
Green Rick Lovering 246 11.96 +6.06
TUSC Matthew Gordon 188 9.14 +6.10
Liberal Democrats Andrew Charles Brown 154 7.49 -21.38
Majority 710 34.54 +18.55
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +3.51

Horfield

Bristol City Council Elections: Horfield Ward 2013[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Claire Michelle Hiscott 721 28.57 -0.34
Labour Oliver Mead 711 28.17 +6.13
Liberal Democrats Cheryl Ann 579 22.94 -16.68
Independents for Bristol Oliver Randall Mochizuki 241 9.55 N/A
Green Jude English 237 9.39 +3.35
TUSC John Yeandle 35 1.39 N/A
Majority 10 0.40 -10.31
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -3.24

Kingsweston

Bristol City Council Elections: Kingsweston Ward 2013[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independents for Bristol Jason Budd 620 27.60 N/A
Labour Mike Thorne 584 26.00 -4.24
Liberal Democrats Alex Smethurst 521 23.20 -11.96
Conservative Barbara Madeleine Lewis 404 17.99 -7.33
Green Lela McTernan 77 3.43 -0.28
TUSC Roger Thomas 40 1.78 N/A
Majority 36 1.60 -3.32
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Independents for Bristol gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +15.92

Lawrence Hill

Bristol City Council Elections: Lawrence Hill Ward 2013[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hibaq Jama 1,300 51.61 +10.04
UKIP Pete Brown 324 12.86 N/A
Liberal Democrats Abdul Raoof Malik 274 10.88 -16.25
Independents for Bristol Christine Townsend 227 9.01 N/A
Green Chloe Somers 207 8.22 -1.20
Conservative David Lewis 121 4.80 -3.49
TUSC Roger Thomas 66 2.62 +0.82
Majority 976 38.75 +24.31
Labour hold Swing -1.41

Lockleaze

Bristol City Council Elections: Lockleaze Ward 2013[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Estella Tincknell 960 46.40 +14.30
Liberal Democrats Guy James Baiden Poultney 624 30.16 -9.58
Conservative Stephanie Joanne North 257 12.42 -4.43
Green Chrissy Quinnell 228 11.02 +6.59
Majority 336 16.24 +8.60
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +11.94

Redland

Bristol City Council Elections: Redland Ward 2013[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Fi Hance 881 32.82 -11.82
Green Martin Fodor 590 21.98 +3.49
Labour Philip Jardine 535 19.93 +4.55
Conservative Graham Roger Godwin-Pearson 448 16.69 -4.79
UKIP Christine Thomas 200 7.45 N/A
TUSC Martyn Joseph Ahmet 30 1.12 N/A
Majority 291 10.84 -12.32
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +7.66

Southmead

Bristol City Council Elections: Southmead Ward 2013[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brenda Massey 1,199 61.27 +15.74
Conservative Rob Edwards 376 19.21 -12.19
Green Chris Millman 178 9.10 +4.17
Liberal Democrats Tom Stubbs 123 6.29 -8.69
TUSC Domenico William Hill 81 4.14 +0.98
Majority 823 42.06 +27.93
Labour hold Swing +13.97

St George East

Bristol City Council Elections: St George East Ward 2013[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Pearce 1,056 50.02 -0.08
Conservative Edward Alan Cullen 580 27.48 -4.27
Green Don Brown 233 11.04 +4.73
Liberal Democrats Paul Elvin 132 6.25 -2.57
TUSC Mike Luff 110 5.21 +2.18
Majority 476 22.54 +4.19
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.01

St George West

Bristol City Council Elections: St George West Ward 2013[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Stone 1,052 46.71 +4.67
UKIP Philip John Collins 520 23.09 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tony Potter 284 12.61 -16.62
Green Ben Appleby 174 7.73 -5.76
Conservative Sarah Helen Cleave 168 7.46 -6.03
TUSC Bernie Lyons 54 2.40 -0.04
Majority 532 23.62 +10.81
Labour hold Swing -9.21

Stoke Bishop

Bristol City Council Elections: Stoke Bishop Ward 2013[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter John Abraham 1,724 68.39 +12.41
Labour Jasvant Singh Badesha 307 12.18 +2.46
Liberal Democrats Mary Elizabeth Page 276 10.95 -17.42
Green Geoff Collard 214 8.49 +2.56
Majority 1417 56.21 +28.60
Conservative hold Swing +4.98

Westbury-on-Trym

Bristol City Council Elections: Westbury-on-Trym Ward 2013[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Richard Gollop 1,742 51.00 +4.31
Independents for Bristol Helen Louise Mott 800 23.42 N/A
Labour Gillian Kirk 424 12.41 +0.60
Liberal Democrats Graham Christopher Donald 290 8.49 -25.59
Green Alex Dunn 160 4.68 -1.40
Majority 942 27.58 +14.97
Conservative hold Swing -9.56

Notes

  1. ^ All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 2 May 2013 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[1] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[2]

References

  1. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  2. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 November 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Ashley Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Avonmouth Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Bishopston Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Cabot Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Clifton Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Clifton East Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Cotham Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Easton Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Eastville Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Frome Vale Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Henbury Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Henleaze Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Hillfields Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Horfield Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Kingsweston Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Lawrence Hill Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Lockleaze Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  20. ^ "Redland Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  21. ^ "Southmead Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  22. ^ "St George East Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  23. ^ "St George West Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  24. ^ "Stoke Bishop Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  25. ^ "Westbury-on-Trym Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 23 March 2016.