2013 North Yorkshire County Council election

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All 72 seats to North Yorkshire County Council
37 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader John Weighell Bill Hoult
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Bedale Knaresborough
Seats won 45 8
Seat change Decrease3 Decrease3

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Brian Marshall
Party Independent Labour
Leader's seat Selby Barlby
Seats won 8 7
Seat change Decrease4 Increase6

North Yorkshire UK local election 2013 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2013 North Yorkshire County Council election. Striped divisions have mixed representation.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

An election to North Yorkshire County Council took place on 2 May 2013 as part of the 2013 United Kingdom local elections. 72 councillors were elected from 68 electoral divisions, which returned either one or two county councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. The four divisions which elected two members were Harrogate Bilton & Nidd Gorge, Harrogate Central, Knaresborough, and Selby Barlby. Of those seats UKIP won its first ever seats on the council in Bilton and Nidd Gorge, Mark Simpson is widely credited with engaging and campaigning the local area and is widely credited with the gain for UKIP. The electoral divisions were the same as those used at the previous election in 2009. The election saw the Conservative Party maintain overall control of the 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]

Results

North Yorkshire County Council election, 2013[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 45 -3 62.5% 40.6% 64,273
  Liberal Democrats 8 -3 11.1% 11.4% 17,997
  Labour 7 +6 9.7% 16.5% 26,094
  UKIP 2 2 0 +2 2.7% 16.0% 25,358
  Independent 8 -4 11.1% 11.5% 18,196
  Liberal 2 1 0 +1 2.7% 1.4% 2,287
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.7% 4,228
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.0% 9

Divisional results

Craven district

Airedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Mulligan* 1,096 59.9 +12.2
Labour Graeme Hitchen 381 20.8 +10.0
Liberal Democrats Mark Wheeler 353 19.3 -22.2
Majority 715 39.1 +32.9
Turnout 1,830 28.8
Conservative hold Swing +1.1
Mid-Craven
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shelagh Marshall* 1,445 57.0 -4.3
Independent Chris Beazley 676 26.6 N/A
Labour Jim Black 226 8.9 +0.8
Green David Noland 190 7.5 N/A
Majority 769 30.4 -14.7
Turnout 2,537 36.3
Conservative hold Swing -15.5
North Craven
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Ireton* 1,117 55.4 -24.9
Independent Tony Macaulay 466 23.1 N/A
Labour John Matthew 308 15.3 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Pascal Jacquemain 124 6.2 N/A
Majority 651 32.3 -28.3
Turnout 2,015 32.7
Conservative hold Swing -24.0
Ribblesdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Welch* 997 45.6 -8.2
Independent Chris Moorby 883 40.4 N/A
Labour Christine Rose 308 14.1 +4.4
Majority 114 5.2 -12.1
Turnout 2,188 35.0
Conservative hold Swing -24.3
Skipton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Heseltine* 1,194 54.1 +7.6
Conservative James Stafford 329 14.9 -11.3
Liberal Democrats Eric Jaquin 292 13.2 +3.1
Labour Duncan Hall 243 11.0 +3.0
Green Claire Nash 149 6.8 N/A
Majority 865 39.2 +18.9
Turnout 2,207 31.6
Independent hold Swing +9.5
Skipton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Polly English* 572 28.7 -12.1
Independent Andy Solloway 471 23.6 N/A
Conservative Paul Whitaker 407 20.4 -16.9
Green Fiona Protheroe 312 15.6 N/A
Labour Peter Madeley 234 11.7 +0.1
Majority 101 5.1 +1.6
Turnout 1,996 33.5%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -17.9
South Craven
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Philip Barrett* 1,133 63.5 -6.7
UKIP Roger Baxandall 508 28.5 +15.2
Labour Birdie Reeves 144 8.1 +4.1
Majority 625 35.0 -20.7
Turnout 1,785 29.3
Independent hold Swing -11.0

Hambleton district

Bedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Weighell* 1,204 52.8 -3.7
Independent Ian Watkins 466 20.4 -16.8
UKIP Graham Cullen 437 19.2 N/A
Labour Pam King 172 7.5 +1.2
Majority 738 32.4 +13.1
Turnout 2,279 34.3
Conservative hold Swing +6.6
Easingwold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Sowray* 1,327 71.2 +5.7
Labour Kathleen Mullen 538 28.8 +19.4
Majority 789 42.4 +2.0
Turnout 1,865 26.8
Conservative hold Swing -6.9
Great Ayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heather Moorhouse* 1,059 52.0 -7.4
UKIP Stuart Lightwing 538 26.4 N/A
Labour Paul Spellman 274 13.5 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Richard Short 165 8.1 -19.0
Majority 521 25.6 -6.7
Turnout 2,036 37.3
Conservative hold Swing -16.7
North Hambleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Swales* 1,257 64.6 -6.1
UKIP Harry Burton 402 20.7 N/A
Labour Mike Newton 286 14.7 +6.0
Majority 855 43.9 -6.2
Turnout 1,945 32.4
Conservative hold Swing -13.4
Northallerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Hall* 825 52.4 -21.0
UKIP Claire Palmer 489 31.1 N/A
Labour Gerry Ramsden 259 16.5 -10.1
Majority 336 21.3 -25.5
Turnout 1,573 24.9
Conservative hold Swing -26.1
Romanby and Broomfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Blades* 1,155 54.3 -10.4
UKIP Joseph Warfield 530 24.9 N/A
Labour Ann Hutchings 441 20.7 +6.4
Majority 625 29.4 -14.3
Turnout 2,126 31.1
Conservative hold Swing -17.7
Sowerby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Baker 1,031 59.1 +3.8
Labour Kate Fox 406 23.3 +5.6
Green Steve Hunter 307 17.6 N/A
Majority 625 37.8 +2.0
Turnout 1,744 26.9
Conservative hold Swing -0.8
Stillington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Caroline Patmore* 1,331 66.9 -0.9
Green Jonathan Tulloch 347 17.4 N/A
Labour Ewan Sommerville 311 15.6 +5.5
Majority 984 49.5 -2.2
Turnout 1,989 29.6
Conservative hold Swing -9.2
Stokesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bryn Griffiths* 832 34.1 -19.3
Conservative Stephen Dickins 757 31.1 -10.6
UKIP David Troughton 427 17.5 N/A
Labour Eileen Driver 421 17.3 +12.4
Majority 75 3.0 -8.7
Turnout 2,437 40.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -4.4
Swale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Barker* 1,260 62.4 -11.2
UKIP Jacqueline Brakenberry 501 24.8 N/A
Labour Lenny Cornwall 259 12.8 +4.9
Majority 759 37.6 -17.5
Turnout 2,020 31.8
Conservative hold Swing -18.0
Thirsk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Dadd* 1,673 84.0 +2.9
Labour Jude Thurlow 319 16.0 N/A
Majority 1,354 68.0 +5.8
Turnout 1,992 31.3
Conservative hold Swing -9.5

Harrogate district

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Ainsty
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Savage* 989 37.7 N/A
Conservative Famida Wilson 897 34.2 -38.2
UKIP Robert Frendt 480 18.3 N/A
Labour John Fisher 258 9.8 +2.1
Majority 92 3.5 -49.0
Turnout 2,624 36.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +38.0

Cllr John Savage was the Incumbent Councillor, however left the Conservative Party in 2010, before then joining the Liberal Party. Savage's vote share change is shown with that of the Liberal Party in the last election, who did not stand in said election.

Boroughbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Windass 1,220 47.7 -14.5
UKIP Paul Hudson 759 29.7 N/A
Liberal Peter Philips 337 13.2 N/A
Labour Alec Hendry 242 9.5 +4.0
Majority 461 18.0 -11.9
Turnout 2,558 34.2
Conservative hold Swing -22.1
Harrogate Bilton and Nidd Gorge (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP David Simister 1,164 28.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Goss* 1,145 28.5 -17.0
Liberal Democrats Geoff Webber* 1,112
UKIP Mark Simpson 875
Conservative Steven Jackson 747 18.6 -15.3
Conservative Graham Swift 690
Labour Andrew Gray 642 16.0 +6.5
Labour Brian Summerson 542
Green Claire Hawkins 326 8.1 N/A
Majority
Turnout 7,243 56.8
UKIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -23.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -23.0
Harrogate Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Cooper 1,586 37.9 -6.1
Conservative Jean Butterball 1,551
Liberal Democrats John Fox* 1,539 36.8 -13.0
Liberal Democrats James Monaghan 1,330
UKIP Adrian Ludbrook 657 15.7 N/A
UKIP Gregory Peters 634
Labour Diane Maguire 398 9.5 +3.3
Labour Nicholas Knott 360
Majority
Turnout 8,055 59.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +3.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +3.5
Harrogate Harlow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Clark* 1,300 51.6 -9.4
Liberal Democrats Les Parkes 606 24.1 -14.7
UKIP Salvina Bashforth 413 16.4 N/A
Labour Kevin McNerney 200 7.9 +4.7
Majority 694 27.5 +2.3
Turnout 2,519 37.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.7
Harrogate Oatlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Ennis 1,083 40.0 -5.8
Liberal Democrats Peter Skardon 988 36.5 -14.3
UKIP Geoffrey Lumley 432 15.9 N/A
Labour Helen Burke 207 7.6 +4.2
Majority
Turnout 41
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Harrogate Saltergate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Don Mackenzie 1050 50
UKIP David Thompson 404 19
Liberal Democrats Gordon Charlton 326 16
Labour Janet Isabella 165 8
Green Shaun Lowry 158 8
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout 32
Conservative hold Swing
Harrogate Starbeck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret-Ann De Courcey-Bayley 908 49
UKIP Steven O'Neill 403 22
Conservative Benjamin Johnson 310 17
Labour Geoffrey Foxall 214 12
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout 28
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Knaresborough (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bill Hoult 2084 23
Liberal Democrats Anne Jones 1861 20
Conservative John Batt 1219 13
Conservative Phil Ireland 1108 12
UKIP Matthew Joy 947 10
UKIP David Rimington 764 8
Labour Lorraine Ferris 399 4
Labour Jan Williams 376 4
Green Gillian Charters 330 4
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout 37
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Lower Nidderdale and Bishop Monkton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
UKIP
Labour
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Masham and Fountains
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
UKIP
Liberal Democrats
Labour
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Pannal and Lower Wharfedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Pateley Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
UKIP
Labour
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Ripon North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
UKIP
Labour
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Ripon South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
UKIP
Liberal Democrats
Labour
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing

Richmondshire district

Catterick Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Central Richmondshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Middle Dales
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Richmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Richmondshire North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Upper Dales
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing

Ryedale district

Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour Sam Prest
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Kirkbymoorside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Malton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour Tim Prest
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Norton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Pickering
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Thornton Dale and The Wolds
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing

Scarborough district

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Eastfield and Osgodby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Esk Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Falsgrave and Stepney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Filey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Hertford and Cayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Newby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Northstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Scalby and The Coast
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Seamer and Derwent Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Weaponness and Ramshill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Whitby/Mayfield Cum Mulgrave
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Whitby/Streonshalh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Woodlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing

Selby district

Cawood and Saxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Lee 1041 67
Labour Rosie Corrigan 521 33
Turnout 1562 29
Conservative hold Swing (({swing))}
Escrick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Mid Selby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Osgoldcross
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Selby Barlby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Selby Brayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Sherburn in Elmet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
South Selby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing
Tadcaster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Labour
UKIP
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
gain from Swing

Notes


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. ^ "Elections - results publication". North Yorkshire County Council. Archived from the original on 6 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  4. ^ "ELECTION 2013: Harrogate district results in full". Harrogate Advertiser. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.