2013 Lincolnshire County Council election

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All 77 seats to Lincolnshire County Council
39 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative UKIP Labour
Seats won 36 16 12
Seat change Decrease24 Increase16 Increase8

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Lincolnshire Independent Liberal Democrats
Seats won 8 3
Seat change Increase4 Decrease2

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

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

No Overall Control

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An election to Lincolnshire County Council took place on 2 May 2013 as part of the 2013 United Kingdom local elections. 77 electoral divisions returned one county councillor each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. The electoral divisions were the same as those used at the previous election in 2009. No elections were held in North Lincolnshire or North East Lincolnshire, which are unitary authorities outside the area covered by the County Council.

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]

Summary

The election saw the Conservative Party lose overall control of the council. The party previously enjoyed a sizable majority, holding around three quarters of the seats. After the election, the Conservatives found themselves 6 seats short of an overall majority; the UK Independence Party was the council's second biggest party, with 16 seats. Since the election the Conservative group have negotiated a coalition deal with the Liberal Democrats, whereby there is one Liberal Democrat cabinet member. UKIP replaced the Liberal Democrats as the council's official opposition.[3]

UKIP lost six of its councillors to defections shortly after the election, and as a result Labour now form the official opposition.

Results

Lincolnshire County Council election, 2013
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 36 1 26 −25 46.75 35.75 58,119 −29,645
  UKIP 16 16 0 +16 20.78 24.17 39,289 +33,681
  Labour 12 7 0 +7 15.58 18.40 29,919 +9,720
  Lincolnshire Independent 8 5 0 +5 10.39 11.34 18,428 +794
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 2 −2 3.90 4.36 7,093 −29,392
  Independent 2 1 0 +1 2.60 5.43 8,831 −1,110
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.27 435 −6,109
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.20 323 New
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.08 136 −974
  English People's Party 0 0 0 0

Results by electoral division

Boston

Boston Coastal

Boston Coastal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Felicity Ransome 826 45.7 20.5
Conservative Peter Bedford 730 40.4 -14.6
Labour Paul Gleeson 249 13.8 4.1
Turnout 1,808 31.2
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Boston East

Boston East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Sue Ransom 675 40.9 40.9
Labour Paul Kenny 336 20.4 -3.5
Conservative Mike Gilbert 313 19.0 -18.8
Independent Anne Dorrian 164 9.9 9.9
Lincolnshire Independent Richard Dungworth 156 9.5 9.5
Turnout 1,649 24.7
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Boston Fishtoft

Boston Fishtoft
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Elizabeth Ransome 837 35.1 35.1
Independent Ossy Snell 736 30.9 30.9
Conservative Raymond Singleton-McGuire 606 25.4 -25.5
Labour Mike Sheridan-Shinn 197 8.3 -1.5
Turnout 2,383 31.1
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Boston North West

Boston North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright 708 43.6 43.6
Conservative Andrea Jenkyns 378 23.3 -2.2
Labour Paul Goodale 285 17.5 6.2
Independent Carol Ann Taylor 248 15.3 15.3
Turnout 1,624 23.3
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Boston Rural

Boston Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Brookes 1,163 45.5 10.6
UKIP Jodie Sutton 1,050 41.1 19.0
Labour Norman Hart 336 13.2 5.2
Turnout 2,554 27.9
Conservative hold Swing

Boston South

Boston South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lincolnshire Independent Alison Austin 889 42.7 42.7
UKIP Don Ransome 786 37.7 15.8
Conservative Paul Skinner 310 14.9 -21.8
Labour Jan Finch 92 4.4 -2.8
Turnout 2,083 33.3
Lincolnshire Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Boston West

Boston West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Bob McAuley 806 44.6 26.2
Conservative Yvonne Gunter 344 19.0 -7.7
Lincolnshire Independent Robert Lauberts 338 18.7 18.7
Labour Pam Kenny 310 17.2 17.2
Turnout 1,806 30.2
UKIP gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

East Lindsey

Alford and Sutton

Alford and Sutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lincolnshire Independent Steve Palmer 872 34.9 34.9
Conservative Graham Marsh 813 32.6 -11.4
UKIP Luke Thompson 498 20.0 20.0
Labour Fiona Brown 301 12.1 3.7
Turnout 2,495 34
Lincolnshire Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Horncastle and Tetford

Horncastle and Tetford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lincolnshire Independent Aron Bill 1,378 44.3 8.6
Conservative William Grover 690 22.2 -13.4
UKIP Neil Parnham 642 20.6 20.6
Labour Janet Lister 208 6.7 -0.1
Independent Richard Barker 188 6.0 6.0
Turnout 3,109 38
Lincolnshire Independent hold Swing

Ingoldmells Rural

Ingoldmells Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Davie 1,364 52.0 3.4
Labour Graham Archer 779 29.7 16.2
Independent Giles Crust 459 17.5 -9.5
Turnout 2,622 35
Conservative hold Swing

Louth Marsh

Louth Marsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Daniel McNally 976 38.2 38.2
Conservative Robert Palmer 784 30.7 -34.5
Independent Terry Knowles 519 20.3 20.3
Labour Stuart Jameson 269 10.5 0.3
Turnout 2,555 38
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Louth North

Louth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Dodds 857 46.7 32.3
Conservative Pauline Watson 534 29.1 -22.8
UKIP Mike Beecham 278 15.1 15.1
Lincolnshire Independent Daniel Simpson 118 6.4 6.4
Liberal Democrats Dave Dobbie 42 2.3 -18.3
Turnout 1,835 34
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Louth Rural North

Louth Rural North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Bridges 783 40.8 -22.7
Lincolnshire Independent Edward Mossop 555 28.9 28.9
Labour Laura Stephenson 298 15.5 4.7
Independent Jean Johnson 273 14.2 14.2
Turnout 1,919 30
Conservative hold Swing

Louth South

Louth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hough 1,002 40.5 4.5
Independent Jill Makinson-Sanders 651 26.3 26.3
UKIP David Axton 424 17.1 17.1
Conservative Daniel Turner 390 15.8 -12.0
Turnout 2,473 34
Labour hold Swing

Louth Wolds

Louth Wolds
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hugo Marfleet 1,193 53.4 5.7
Lincolnshire Independent Brian Burnett 586 26.2 0.1
Labour Michael Preen 273 12.2 7.0
BNP John Atty 176 7.9 2.9
Turnout 2,236 36
Conservative hold Swing

Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Anne Reynolds 802 33.6 33.6
Labour Tony Howard 767 32.1 5.5
Lincolnshire Independent Terence Brown 414 17.3 -13.5
Conservative Graham Gooding 401 16.8 -16.0
Turnout 2,388 38
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Skegness North

Skegness North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Dean Hunter-Clark 843 41.3 18.6
Labour Brenda Futers 632 31.0 2.2
Conservative Mark Smith 561 27.5 -7.3
Turnout 2,042 29
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Skegness South

Skegness South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Robin Hunter-Clarke 633 35.5 15.2
Conservative Ken Milner 583 32.7 -4.3
Labour Danny Brookes 483 27.1 9.6
BNP Robert Ashton 77 4.3 4.3
Turnout 1,782 28
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

West Lindsey

Lincoln

North Kesteven

South Kesteven

South Holland

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 31 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Coalition Lincolnshire County Council cabinet named". The Lincolnite. Retrieved 17 May 2013.