2013 Gloucestershire County Council election

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All 53 seats to Gloucestershire County Council
27 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 23 14
Seat change Decrease13 Increase4

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour UKIP
Seats won 9 3
Seat change Increase5 Increase3

Gloucestershire UK local election 2013 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2013 Gloucestershire County Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

No Overall Control

Elections to Gloucestershire County Council took place on 2 May 2013 as part of the 2013 United Kingdom local elections.[1] 53 electoral divisions elected one county councillor each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. No elections were held in South Gloucestershire, which is a unitary authority outside the area covered by the County Council.

Control of the council went from the Conservative Party to no party having overall control. Turnout across the county was 32% with 151,250 votes cast.[2] The Conservatives gained most votes in four of the six parliamentary seats, the Liberal Democrats coming first in Cheltenham and UKIP in the Forest of Dean. The Conservatives were the only party to win a county council seat in every district.[n 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,[3] 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.[4]

County Council single-member electoral review 2012-13

Going into the elections, the Conservatives held a majority of 21 seats. Due to boundary changes and a reduction in the number of councillors from 63 to 53[n 2] following a public consultation by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England[5] the notional results to be used for the purposes of election planning and comparison before the election were: Conservatives - 36, Liberal Democrats - 10, Labour - 4, People Against Bureaucracy - 1, Greens - 1, Independents - 1. This gave a notional Conservative majority of 17 seats.

Summary

The Conservative Party lost 13 notional seats, although the numerical loss was larger due to the reduction in the total number of councillors. The Liberal Democrats remained the second largest party by total seats and percentage vote, while the Labour Party had the largest net gain of five seats. UKIP won representation on the county council for the first time, winning three seats.

The number of Independent councillors rose to two, while both the Green Party and People Against Bureaucracy saw their only councillors re-elected.

Results

Gloucestershire County Council election, 2013[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 23 1 14 -13 43.4 34.5 52,410 -9.8%
  Liberal Democrats 14 5 1 +4 26.4 20.3 30,891 -10.2%
  Labour 9 5 0 +5 17.0 18.2 27,725 +6.9%
  UKIP 3 3 0 +3 5.7 15.2 23,046 +13.4%
  Independent 2 1 0 +1 3.8 3.5 5,387 +0.5%
  Green 1 0 0 ±0 1.9 6.8 10,266 -0.7%
  PAB 1 0 0 ±0 1.9 1.2 1,791 -0.5%
  TUSC 0 0 0 ±0 0 0.3 450 +0.3%

Results by District

Within Cheltenham District
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 7 2 0 +2 70 38.00 10,407
  Conservative 2 0 2 -2 20 28.47 7,797
  UKIP 0 0 0 ±0 0 14.08 3,857
  PAB 1 0 0 ±0 10 6.54 1,791
  Labour 0 0 0 ±0 0 6.49 1,777
  Green 0 0 0 ±0 0 5.78 1,583
  TUSC 0 0 0 ±0 0 0.57 155 n/a
  Independent 0 0 0 ±0 0 0.07 19 n/a
Within Cotswold District
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 5 0 3 -3 62.5 41.90 9,954
  Liberal Democrats 3 3 0 +3 37.5 26.38 6,268
  UKIP 0 0 0 ±0 0 17.76 4,219 n/a
  Labour 0 0 0 ±0 0 7.87 1,870
  Green 0 0 0 ±0 0 3.80 902
  Independent 0 0 0 ±0 0 2.29 545 n/a
Within Forest of Dean District
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UKIP 3 3 0 +3 37.5 28.34 6,247 n/a
  Labour 2 1 0 +1 25 24.00 5,292
  Conservative 2 0 5 -5 25 23.85 5,257
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 12.5 13.86 3,055
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 ±0 0 5.43 1,198
  Green 0 0 0 ±0 0 4.40 970
  TUSC 0 0 0 ±0 0 0.13 28 n/a
Within Gloucester District
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 4 0 2 -2 40 34.18 9,142
  Labour 4 2 0 +2 40 23.85 5,257
  UKIP 0 0 0 ±0 0 18.36 4,909
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 0 ±0 20 17.57 4,699
  Green 0 0 0 ±0 0 3.15 843
  TUSC 0 0 0 ±0 0 0.89 237 n/a
Within Stroud District
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 5 0 2 -2 50 34.70 11,238
  Labour 3 2 0 +2 30 28.12 9,106
  Green 1 0 0 ±0 10 17.55 5,683
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 ±0 10 9.90 3,207
  UKIP 0 0 0 ±0 0 8.77 2,839
  Independent 0 0 0 ±0 0 0.87 281
  TUSC 0 0 0 ±0 0 0.09 30 n/a
Within Tewkesbury District
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 5 1 0 +1 71.4 45.92 9,022
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 -1 14.3 26.02 5,112
  Labour 0 0 0 ±0 0 14.07 2,764
  Independent 1 0 0 ±0 14.3 7.57 1,487
  UKIP 0 0 0 ±0 0 4.96 975
  Green 0 0 0 ±0 0 1.46 286

Results by Division

Cheltenham

All Saints and Oakley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Hay 1,046 50
Conservative Steve Thomas 511 24
Labour Diana Hale 301 14
Green Adrian Becker 245 12
Majority 535 26
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Battledown and Charlton Kings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul McLain 1,215 36
Liberal Democrats Michael Collins 1,169 35
UKIP Justin Dunne 615 18
Labour Kevin Boyle 184 5
Green Jon Stubbings 182 5
Majority 46 1
Conservative hold Swing
Benhall and Up Hatherley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Simon Wheeler 1,427 41
Conservative Lewis Feilder 932 27
UKIP Jeff Hack 822 24
Labour Brian Hughes 156 4
Green Timothy Bonsor 138 4
Majority 495 14
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Charlton Park and College
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Klara Sudbury 1,533 47
Conservative Matt Babbage 1,174 36
UKIP Alan Stone 352 11
Labour Emma Clifford 207 6
Majority 359 11
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Hesters Way and Springbank
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Suzanne William 1,007 53
Conservative Elizabeth Fox 444 23
Labour Clive Harriss 299 16
TUSC Joanna Hughes 155 8
Majority 563 30
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lansdown and Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Harman 1,280 46
Liberal Democrats Maximilian Wilkinson 786 28
UKIP Mark Daniel 373 13
Green Vanessa Angelo-Thompson 184 7
Labour Robert Irons 170 6
Independent Radek Walesa 19 1
Majority 494 18
Conservative hold Swing
Leckhampton and Warden Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Iain Dobie 1,140 34
Conservative Rosemary Harvey 1,111 33
UKIP Christina Simmonds 779 23
Green Sarah Field 372 11
Majority 29 1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Pittville and Prestbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB David Prince 1,791 59
Conservative Lucy Strachan 493 16
Liberal Democrats Robert Jones 456 15
UKIP Jean Bamford 315 10
Majority 1,298 43
PAB hold Swing
St Mark's and St Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Coleman 1,015 44
UKIP Peter Bowman 614 27
Conservative Andrew Coffey 319 14
Labour Rod Gay 234 10
Green Demelza Jones 129 6
Majority 401 17
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Paul's and Swindon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bernard Fisher 828 46
UKIP Ann Homer 417 23
Conservative Emily Croft 318 18
Labour Mark Hobbs 228 13
Majority 411 23
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cotswold

Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Hodgkinson 1,275 39
Conservative David Thorpe 1,216 37
UKIP Christopher Cooke 591 18
Labour Merilyn Hill 170 5
Majority 59 2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Campden-Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lynden Stow 1,818 62
UKIP Michael Fitzgerald 481 16
Liberal Democrats Peter Sipthorp 419 14
Labour Glyn Ford 230 8
Majority 1,337 46
Conservative hold Swing
Cirencester Beeches
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Robbins 1,156 39
Conservative John Burgess 930 31
UKIP Chris Harlow 588 20
Labour Terry Pomroy 165 6
Green Joy Irving 119 4
Majority 226 8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Cirencester Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joe Harris 1,690 55
Conservative Tony Curry 688 22
UKIP Robert Stephens 442 14
Labour Reg Eyre 166 5
Green Bob Irving 92 3
Majority 1,002 33
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Fairford and Lechlade on Thames
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Theodoulou 1,372 48
UKIP Geoff Willis 532 19
Liberal Democrats Laura Watts 486 17
Labour Trevor Smith 284 10
Green Xanthe Messenger 174 6
Majority 840 29
Conservative hold Swing
South Cerney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shaun Parsons 1,175 39
Liberal Democrats Mike Evemy 840 28
UKIP Guy Parfitt 546 18
Labour Jon Easterbrook 221 7
Green Nick Gibbs 155 5
Independent Sandy Steel 112 4
Majority 335 11
Conservative hold Swing
Stow-on-the-Wold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Moor 1,643 57
UKIP Rob Woodhouse 514 18
Labour Jude Walker 332 11
Green Andrew Maclean 219 8
Liberal Democrats Danny Loveridge 185 6
Majority 1,131 39
Conservative hold Swing
Tetbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Hicks 1,112 41
UKIP Jenny Knight 525 19
Independent David Painter 433 16
Labour Chris Giles 302 11
Liberal Democrats Stephen Radford-Hancock 217 8
Green Brecon Quaddy 143 5
Majority 587 22
Conservative hold Swing

Forest of Dean

Blakeney and Bream
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Richard Leppington 1,190 36
Labour Bill Evans 1,096 33
Conservative Diana Edwards 856 26
Liberal Democrats Zoe Forbes 208 6
Majority 94 3
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Cinderford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Morgan 1,018 47
UKIP Ann Guyton 601 28
Conservative Neville Freeman 275 13
Liberal Democrats Heather Dalziel 160 7
Green Sid Phelps 102 5
TUSC Claude Mickleson 28 1
Majority 417 39
Labour hold Swing
Coleford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul McMahon 825 33
UKIP Alan Grant 623 25
Conservative Terry Hale 617 25
Independent Ian Whitburn 315 13
Liberal Democrats Heather Lusty 122 5
Majority 202 8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Drybrook and Lydbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Colin Guyton 824 29
Labour Bruce Hogan 713 25
Independent Andrew Gardiner 666 24
Conservative Brian Jones 416 15
Green Bob Rhodes 120 4
Liberal Democrats Melanie Hughes 74 3
Majority 111 4
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Lydney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Alan Preest 1,075 42
Labour Di Martin 492 19
Conservative Terry Glastonbury 461 18
Independent David Cooksley 347 14
Green James Greenwood 188 7
Majority 583 23
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Mitcheldean
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Norman Stephens 1,152 36
Conservative Brian Robinson 772 24
UKIP Tim Congdon 612 19
Labour David Thomson 328 10
Liberal Democrats Sue Henchley 179 6
Green Ken Power 120 4
Majority 380 12
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Newent
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Will Windsor-Clive 988 37
UKIP John Sullivan 597 22
Independent Philip Burford 575 21
Labour Janet Royall 332 12
Green David Humphrey 129 5
Liberal Democrats David Fidgeon 65 2
Majority 391 15
Conservative hold Swing
Sedbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Molyneux 872 31
UKIP John McOwan 725 26
Labour Malcolm Sadler 488 18
Liberal Democrats David Wheeler 390 14
Green Chris McFarling 311 11
Majority 147 5
Conservative hold Swing

Gloucester

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Gravells 1,390 47
UKIP Danny Sparkes 687 23
Labour Emily Barrett 532 18
Liberal Democrats Mike Anderton 284 10
Green Charley Bircher 81 3
Majority 703 24
Conservative hold Swing
Barnwood and Hucclecote
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Brown 1,530 41
Conservative Lise Noakes 1,143 31
UKIP Steve Pottage 693 19
Labour Shaun Shute 357 10
Majority 387 10
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Barton and Tredworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jasminder Gill 1,220 46
Conservative Sajid Patel 1,095 42
TUSC John Ewers 177 7
Liberal Democrats Tom Etheridge 146 6
Majority 125 4
Labour hold Swing
Coney Hill and Matson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen McHale 997 46
UKIP Gary Cleaver 643 30
Conservative Tarren Randle 353 16
Liberal Democrats Declan Wilson 117 5
TUSC Susan Powell 60 3
Majority 354 16
Labour hold Swing
Grange and Kingsway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Kirby 790 36
Conservative Dave Norman 697 32
UKIP Rosemary Marchmont 518 24
Green Frances Griffiths 91 4
Liberal Democrats Stephen Power 80 4
Majority 93 4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Hempsted and Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pam Tracey 902 45
Labour Gary Mills 660 33
Green Matthew Sidford 272 14
Liberal Democrats Sebastian Field 161 8
Majority 242 12
Conservative hold Swing
Kingsholm and Wotton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Hilton 1,020 41
Labour David Hitchings 477 19
Conservative Matthew Stevens 413 17
UKIP Mike Smith 412 17
Green Jonathan Ingleby 138 6
Majority 543 22
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Longlevens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathy Williams 1,353 41
UKIP Jack Bavin 768 23
Liberal Democrats Mike Whyham 667 20
Labour Patrick Sweeney 360 11
Green Chris Britton 139 4
Majority 585 18
Conservative hold Swing
Quedgeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Hawthorne 797 32
Liberal Democrats Anna Mozol 560 23
UKIP Daryl Stanbury 496 20
Labour Kevin Neal 479 20
Green Gerald Hartley 121 5
Majority 237 9
Conservative hold Swing
Tuffley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tracy Millard 1,044 36
Conservative Colin Morgan 999 35
UKIP Allen Prout 692 24
Liberal Democrats Isabel Brazil 134 5
Majority 45 1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Stroud

Bisley and Painswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jason Bullingham 1,500 41
Green Anna Bonallack 928 25
UKIP Duncan Richardson 625 17
Labour Sheila McGrath 456 12
Liberal Democrats Daniel Murch 145 4
Majority 572 16
Conservative hold Swing
Cam Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Tipper 1,479 43
Labour John Fowles 1,409 41
Liberal Democrats Thomas Cairns 315 9
Green Tony McNulty 271 8
Majority 70 2
Conservative hold Swing
Dursley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Lydon 1,003 35
Conservative Alex Stennett 952 33
Liberal Democrats Brian Marsh 558 20
Green Nicola Hillary 345 12
Majority 51 2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Hardwicke and Severn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Blackburn 1,246 52
Labour Sarah Madley 658 27
Green Sue Hartley 367 15
Liberal Democrats Myles Robinson 129 5
Majority 588 25
Conservative hold Swing
Minchinhampton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stan Waddington 1,243 33
Green John Williams 946 25
UKIP Adrian Blake 743 20
Labour David Taylor 637 17
Liberal Democrats Felicity Hornby 153 4
Majority 297 8
Conservative hold Swing
Nailsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorcas Binns 1,351 42
Labour Jo Smith 1,128 35
Green Uta Baldauf 578 18
Liberal Democrats Paul McCloskey 135 4
Majority 223 7
Conservative hold Swing
Rodborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Oosthuysen 1,318 43
UKIP Richard Williams 549 18
Conservative Rodger Cuddingham 546 18
Green Philip Blomberg 340 11
Liberal Democrats Christine Headley 297 10
Majority 769 25
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Stonehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lesley Williams 1,111 44
Conservative Lawrie Hall 458 18
UKIP Steve Parker 410 16
Independent Trevor Barker 281 11
Green Claire Sheridan 183 7
Liberal Democrats Roberta Crawley 73 3
TUSC Chris Moore 30 1
Majority 653 26
Labour hold Swing
Stroud Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Sarah Lunnon 1,501 40
Labour Tosca Cabello-Watson 1,042 28
Conservative Debbie Young 577 15
UKIP Harry Carr 512 14
Liberal Democrats Adrian Walker-Smith 108 3
Majority 459 12
Green hold Swing
Wotton-under-Edge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Cordwell 1,251 43
Conservative Lesley Reeves 1,114 38
Labour Laurence Cotterell 344 12
Green Graham Spencer 224 8
Majority 137 5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Tewkesbury

Bishops Cleeve
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Bird 1,486 49
Liberal Democrats Peter Richmond 1,129 37
Labour John Hurley 396 13
Majority 357 12
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Brockworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Vines 1,173 42
Liberal Democrats Jude Perez 1,152 41
Labour Edward Buxton 470 17
Majority 21 1
Conservative hold Swing
Churchdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bill Whelan 1,439 49
Conservative Graham Bocking 873 30
Labour David Carter 414 14
Green Leo Fletcher 227 8
Majority 566 19
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Highnam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phil Awford 1,930 67
Labour Keir Dhillon 544 19
Liberal Democrats Audrey Ricks 407 14
Majority 1,386 48
Conservative hold Swing
Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mike Sztymiak 982 40
Conservative Kevin Cromwell 724 29
UKIP Stuart Adair 496 20
Labour Mike Reynolds 201 8
Liberal Democrats Pearl Stokes 72 3
Majority 258 11
Independent hold Swing
Tewkesbury East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vernon Smith 909 37
Independent Gordon Shurmer 505 21
UKIP Steve Cooper 479 20
Liberal Democrats Cindy Bexfield 250 10
Labour Rosemary Phillips 223 9
Green Robert Brookes 59 2
Majority 404 16
Conservative hold Swing
Winchcombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Wilson 1,927 62
Liberal Democrats Sue Hillier-Richardson 663 21
Labour Susan Sturgeon 516 17
Majority 1,264 41
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2013 and 2017

Mitcheldean

A by-election was held for the Mitcheldean Division on 23 October 2014 following the death of Independent councillor Norman Stephens.

Mitcheldean by-election 23 October 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Robinson 959 38 +14
UKIP Malcolm Berry 550 22 +3
Independent Ian Whitburn 455 18 +18
Labour Jackie Fraser 278 11 +1
Liberal Democrats Sue Henchley 150 5 -1
Green Ken Power 106 4 -
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Churchdown

A by-election was held on Thursday 5 May 2016 for the Churchdown Division due to the death of County Councillor Bill Whelan.

Churchdown by-election 5 May 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jack Williams 1,700 54 +5
Conservative Graham Bocking 1,062 34 +4
Labour Edward Buxton 359 12 -2
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Notes and references

Notes
  1. ^ However, note that this was an election to the county council only; elections to district councils are held in other years.
  2. ^ Although described in the official consultation as an open proposal as to the Size of Council, this denotes the number of councillors only, not relating to budget or number of local government staff.
References
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  4. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
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4. ^ http://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/mgElectionResults.aspx?ID=3&V=1&RPID=32877983 - Accessed 4-5-2013