2013 Somerset County Council election

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All 55 seats to Somerset County Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Con
LD
UKIP
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats UKIP
Last election 35 seats, 46.5% 21 seats, 36.3% 0 seats, 4.2%
Seats won 29 18 3
Seat change Decrease 6 Decrease 3 Increase 3
Popular vote 52,279 38,989 29,710
Percentage 35.0% 26.1% 19.9%
Swing Decrease 11.5% Decrease 10.2% Increase 15.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Lab
Ind
Party Labour Independent
Last election 2 seats, 4.7% 0 seats, 4.6%
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 2
Popular vote 17,592 4,333
Percentage 11.8% 2.9%
Swing Increase 7.1% Decrease 1.7%

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

Council control before election

Conservative Party

Council control after election

Conservative Party

An election to Somerset County Council took place on 2 May 2013 as part of the 2013 United Kingdom local elections. 55 councillors were elected from 54 electoral divisions, which returned one county councillor each with the exception of the two-member Glastonbury & Street division. Members were elected by the first-past-the-post voting system for a four-year term of office. The electoral divisions were changed from those used at the previous election in 2009, reducing the number of county councillors from 58 to 55 from this election. No elections were held in North Somerset or Bath and North East Somerset, which are unitary authorities outside the area covered by the County Council.

The Conservative Party retained control of the council, despite having their majority reduced. They won 28 of the 54 seats contested on 2 May,[1] in addition to the division of Coker,[2] where the election was delayed until 16 May due to the death of one of the candidates.[3]

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,[4] 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.[5]

Overall results

Somerset County Council election, 2013[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 29 –6 52.7 35.0 52,279 –11.5
  Liberal Democrats 18 –3 32.7 26.1 38,989 –10.2
  UKIP 3 3 0 +3 5.5 19.9 29,710 +15.7
  Labour 3 1 0 +1 5.5 11.8 17,592 +7.1
  Independent 2 2 0 +2 3.6 2.9 4,333 –1.7
  Green 0 0 0 0 4.3 6,436 +1.5
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0.0 42 +0.0

Results by division

Bishops Hull & Taunton West

Bishops Hull & Taunton West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Justine Marie Baker 1,015 35.1 N/A
Conservative Ian Morrell 953 33.0 N/A
UKIP Laura Harriet Bailhache 549 19.0 N/A
Labour Matthew William Rhys Ravenhill 219 7.6 N/A
Green John Augustine Ainsworth 153 5.3 N/A
Majority 62 2.1 N/A
Turnout 2,889 37 N/A
Registered electors 7,808
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Blackdown & Neroche

Blackdown & Neroche[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ross Longhurst Henley * 1,035 35.8 N/A
Conservative Julian Turner Davidson 988 34.1 N/A
UKIP Clive Mark Rust 566 20.0 N/A
Labour Madeleine Spears 183 6.3 N/A
Green Darrelle Anne Bower 123 4.2 N/A
Majority 47 1.7 N/A
Turnout 2,895 37 N/A
Registered electors 7,893
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Blackmoor Vale

Blackmoor Vale[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Wallace * 1,410 52.0 –7.6
UKIP Alex Wood ** 665 24.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Damon John Hooton 412 15.2 –25.2
Labour Jo Penberthy 224 8.3 N/A
Majority 745 27.5 +8.3
Turnout 2,711 37 –11
Registered electors 7,287
Conservative hold Swing

Brent

Brent[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Denbee 1,492 65.3 –4.6
Liberal Democrats Katie Lawson 456 20.0 –4.7
Labour Sheila Forrester 336 14.7 +9.3
Majority 1,036 45.3 +0.1
Turnout 2,284 31 –15
Registered electors 7,507
Conservative hold Swing

Bridgwater East & Bawdrip

Bridgwater East & Bawdrip[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hall * 717 37.1 –21.5
UKIP Richard Scammell 610 31.6 N/A
Labour Barbara O'Connor 493 25.5 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Bob Bryant 113 5.8 –15.5
Majority 107 5.5 –31.7
Turnout 1,933 24 –6
Registered electors 8,030
Conservative hold Swing

Bridgwater North & Central

Bridgwater North & Central[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Loveridge * 700 63.9 +33.8
Conservative John Harwood 246 22.5 –6.3
Liberal Democrats Janice Beasley 149 13.6 –0.1
Majority 454 41.4 +40.2
Turnout 1,095 16 –9
Registered electors 7,016
Labour hold Swing

Bridgwater South

Bridgwater South[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leigh Redman 974 62.7 +29.5
Conservative Lance Duddridge 580 37.3 +1.8
Majority 394 25.4 N/A
Turnout 1,554 20 –3
Registered electors 8,170
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The nomination of Judith Kendall (Liberal Democrats) was ruled as invalid

Bridgwater West

Bridgwater West[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Bown * 715 38.6 –7.2
UKIP Victoria Gardner 541 29.2 N/A
Labour Richard Hampson 463 25.0 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Alan Beasley 134 7.2 –11.1
Majority 174 9.4 –14.9
Turnout 1,853 24 –8
Registered electors 7,777
Conservative hold Swing

Brympton

Brympton[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sam Crabb * 811 41.3 N/A
Conservative Josh Williams 568 28.9 N/A
UKIP Robert Leslie Pattemore 432 22.0 N/A
Labour Dan Marks 153 7.8 N/A
Majority 243 12.4 N/A
Turnout 1,964 30 N/A
Registered electors 6,640
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Burnham on Sea North

Burnham on Sea North[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Burridge-Clayton * 1,327 50.3 –4.2
Liberal Democrats Tom Nicholls 722 27.4 –18.1
Labour Clarke Leander 335 12.7 N/A
Green James Robertson 253 9.6 N/A
Majority 605 22.9 +13.8
Turnout 2,637 33 –15
Registered electors 8,035
Conservative hold Swing

Cannington

Cannington[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Edney * 1,453 60.8 –1.3
Liberal Democrats Jill Dillamore 480 20.1 –2.7
Labour Ted Stock 456 19.1 N/A
Majority 973 40.7 +1.4
Turnout 2,389 33 –11
Registered electors 7,292
Conservative hold Swing

David Wilson (UK Independence Party) was withdrawn as a candidate before the close of nominations

Castle Cary

Castle Cary[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Lewis 1,529 43.7 –6.4
Liberal Democrats Henry Hobhouse 1,196 34.2 –15.7
UKIP Chris Hill 627 17.9 N/A
Labour Adrian Carter 144 4.1 N/A
Majority 333 9.5 +9.3
Turnout 3,496 46 –10
Registered electors 7,598
Conservative hold Swing

Chard North

Chard North[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Nigel Charles Pearson 987 33.4 N/A
Conservative Martin John Wale 881 29.8 –10.9
Liberal Democrats Jason Paul Baker 748 25.3 –20.5
Labour Graham Forsyth 220 7.5 +4.2
Green John Lewes 117 4.0 N/A
Majority 106 3.6 N/A
Turnout 2,953 37 –9
Registered electors 8,067
UKIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Chard South

Chard South[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jill Shortland * 833 38.2 –12.9
UKIP Ron McDonald 631 29.0 N/A
Conservative Peter George Amey 496 22.8 –11.6
Labour Bill Byrd 124 5.7 N/A
Green Peter Rosser 95 4.4 N/A
Majority 202 9.3 –8.5
Turnout 2,179 32 –9
Registered electors 6,721
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cheddar

Cheddar[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dawn Hill * 907 39.2 –6.3
UKIP Jake Baynes 605 26.2 +10.0
Liberal Democrats Maurice Holdstock 440 19.0 –15.6
Labour Norma Scanion 360 15.6 N/A
Majority 302 13.1 +2.2
Turnout 2,312 32 –14
Conservative hold Swing

Coker

Coker[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marcus John Hudson Fysh 1,303 37.8 –4.9
Liberal Democrats Ian Stephen 1,079 31.3 –14.2
UKIP Vhie Boxall 702 20.4 N/A
Labour Murry William Shepstone 195 5.7 N/A
Green Peter John Bysouth 165 4.8 –3.0
Majority 224 6.5 N/A
Turnout 3,444 45 –5
Registered electors 7,629
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Election was deferred until 16 May 2013, due to the death of the original UK Independence Party candidate, Audrey Spencer[24]

Comeytrowe & Trull

Comeytrowe & Trull[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alan Wedderkopp 1,498 39.9 N/A
Conservative Stephen Henry Martin-Scott * 1,164 31.0 N/A
UKIP Barry Morris 713 19.0 N/A
Labour James Hugh Bickham 243 6.5 N/A
Green John Jurgensen 139 3.7 N/A
Majority 334 8.9 N/A
Turnout 3757 46 N/A
Registered electors 8,175
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Crewkerne

Crewkerne[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Dyke * 1,329 46.0 –6.7
Conservative Marcus Morton Barratt 716 24.8 –10.4
UKIP Sidney Hamlin 570 19.7 N/A
Green Ben Keiron Hartshorn 140 4.8 –7.3
Labour Joe Conway 136 4.7 N/A
Majority 613 21.2 +3.7
Turnout 2,891 41 –8
Registered electors 7,097
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Curry Rivel & Langport

Curry Rivel & Langport[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Norman Lander Yeomans * 1,552 42.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Adam Dance 1,048 28.5 N/A
UKIP Donald Charles Mallett 618 16.8 N/A
Green Cara Ann Naden 333 9.1 N/A
Labour Doug Northcott 124 3.4 N/A
Majority 504 13.7 N/A
Turnout 3,675 44 N/A
Registered electors 8,364
Conservative win (new seat)

Dulverton & Exmoor

Dulverton & Exmoor[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frances Mary Nicholson * 1,650 63.8 +9.2
UKIP Adrian Behan 643 24.9 N/A
Labour Maureen Ann Smith 293 11.3 N/A
Majority 1,007 38.9 +29.8
Turnout 2,586 39 –14
Registered electors 6,569
Conservative hold Swing

Dunster

Dunster[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Mary Lawrence * 978 40.4 –23.7
UKIP Stephen Edward Fitzgerald 687 28.4 N/A
Labour Andy Lewis 343 14.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tony Bowden 215 8.9 –27.0
Green Nicky Gibbard 195 8.1 N/A
Majority 291 12.0 –16.2
Turnout 2,418 36 –8
Registered electors 6,745
Conservative hold Swing

Frome East

Frome East[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alvin John Horsfall * 835 35.6 N/A
Conservative James Godman 582 24.8 N/A
UKIP Baz Whale 543 23.2 N/A
Labour David Alan Oakensen 385 16.4 N/A
Majority 253 10.8 N/A
Turnout 2,345 27 N/A
Registered electors 8,561
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Frome North

Frome North[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sam Robin Phripp 1,047 37.3 +0.1
Conservative Peter Francis John * 1,002 35.7 –10.9
UKIP Martin Alan Howard 455 16.2 N/A
Labour Catherine Richardson 302 10.8 +5.5
Majority 45 1.6 –7.3
Turnout 2,806 39
Registered electors 7,150
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Frome West

Frome West[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Derek Fredrick Edmond Tanswell 1,010 42.2 N/A
UKIP Martyn Peter Rollinson 474 19.8 N/A
Conservative Mike Rideout 464 19.4 N/A
Labour Theresa Mary Clark 447 18.7 N/A
Majority 536 22.4 N/A
Turnout 2,395 29 N/A
Registered electors 8,273
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Glastonbury & Street

Glastonbury & Street (2 seats)[33][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry William Edwin Napper * 1,639 30.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alan Frederick Gloak * 1,419 26.2 N/A
Conservative George Steer 1,360
UKIP Steve Lukins 1,217 22.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Bryan Albert Beha 1,149
UKIP Glen Mountford Tucker 982
Green Jon Cousins 668 12.3 N/A
Green Emma George 623
Labour Belinda Jane Malcahy 473 8.7 N/A
Labour John David Newick 404
Turnout
Registered electors 15,826
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Highbridge & Burnham South

Highbridge & Burnham South[35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Woodman * 737 37.1 –2.2
Liberal Democrats Helen Groves 587 29.5 +0.7
Labour Ricky Holcombe 335 16.8 +6.2
Independent Purple Watkins 202 10.2 N/A
Green David Taylor 128 6.4 N/A
Majority 150 7.5 –2.9
Turnout 1,989 27 –12
Registered electors 7,367
Conservative hold Swing

Huntspill

Huntspill[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Healey * 1,100 43.5 –13.2
UKIP John Everitt 829 32.8 N/A
Labour Alexa Bartlett 325 12.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alan Miller 274 10.8 –32.5
Majority 271 10.7 –2.7
Turnout 2,528 35 –12
Registered electors 7,313
Conservative hold Swing

Ilminster

Ilminster[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Patricia Vijeh 956 29.1 –19.1
UKIP Don Kinder 945 28.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jo Dawson 844 25.7 –26.1
Green Peter Lansdown 279 8.5 N/A
Labour Paul John Sellers 214 6.5 N/A
English Democrat Stephen Wright 42 1.3 N/A
Majority 11 0.3 N/A
Turnout 3,280 40 –7
Registered electors 8,295
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

King Alfred

King Alfred[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Huxtable * 1,303 46.1 –6.2
UKIP Russell Wright 533 18.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Hasler 404 14.3 –10.4
Labour Trevor Hazelgrove 201 7.1 +1.7
Green Charles Graham 195 6.9 N/A
Independent Bob Cudlipp 190 6.7 –10.9
Majority 770 27.2 –0.3
Turnout 2,826 36 –16
Registered electors 7,931
Conservative hold Swing

Lydeard

Lydeard[39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mike Staal Rigby 1,512 53.9 N/A
Conservative Caroline Smeaton 895 31.9 –13.3
Liberal Democrats Paul William Partington 278 9.9 –28.6
Labour Jonathan Frederic Gray 118 4.2 +1.3
Majority 617 22.0 N/A
Turnout 2,803 40 –5
Registered electors 7,001
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Martock

Martock[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Allison Bailey * 1,078 34.4 –14.3
Conservative Graham Harold Middleton 1,058 33.8 –7.5
UKIP Michael Henry Canton 621 19.8 N/A
Labour Chris Bragg 255 8.1 N/A
Green Pamela Sellers 119 3.8 –4.3
Majority 20 0.6 –6.7
Turnout 3,131 36 –8
Registered electors 8,815
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Mendip Central & East

Mendip Central & East[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip John Ham 1,156 40.2 –6.7
Liberal Democrats Josh Burr 931 32.4 –17.4
UKIP Barry Francis Harding 444 15.5 N/A
Labour Alwyn Dow 196 6.8 +3.4
Green Linda Hull 146 5.1 N/A
Majority 225 7.8 N/A
Turnout 2,873 40 –10
Registered electors 7,243
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Mendip Hills

Mendip Hills[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harvey Siggs * 1,075 43.0 N/A
UKIP Simon Smedley 636 25.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christine Frances Cockroft 298 11.9 N/A
Labour Roger Anderson 274 11.0 N/A
Green Pete Rawlings 216 8.6 N/A
Majority 439 17.6 N/A
Turnout 2,499 33 N/A
Registered electors 7,582
Conservative win (new seat)

Mendip South

Mendip South[43]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Woollcombe-Adams 1,196 39.2 –15.9
Liberal Democrats Sarah Yong 976 32.0 +3.2
UKIP Colin McNamee 546 17.9 +5.6
Green Earl Bramley-Howard 190 6.2 N/A
Labour Deborah Ann Towner 141 4.6 +0.8
Majority 220 7.2 –19.0
Turnout 3,049 41 –6
Registered electors 7,373
Conservative hold Swing

Mendip West

Mendip West[44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Noel 1,153 37.8 –9.3
Liberal Democrats Ros Wyke 1,045 34.3 +1.8
UKIP Les Bennett 494 16.2 N/A
Green Kate Briton 204 6.7 –4.8
Labour Andy Merryfield 151 5.0 +2.5
Majority 108 3.5 –11.1
Turnout 3,047 42 –7
Registered electors 7,326
Conservative hold Swing

Minehead

Minehead[45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Terry Venner 765 28.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Marcus Kravis 645 23.6 –22.0
Conservative Brenda Maitland-Walker * 608 22.3 –32.1
Independent Andrew Peter Hadley 448 16.4 N/A
Labour Lesley Culverhouse 265 9.7 N/A
Majority 120 4.4 N/A
Turnout 2,731 39 +4
Registered electors 7,085
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Monkton & North Curry

Monkton & North Curry[46]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David John Fothergill * 1,369 46.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mike Marshall 778 26.5 N/A
UKIP William Lukins 508 17.3 N/A
Labour Phil Pinder 186 6.3 N/A
Green Roy Snelling 91 3.1 N/A
Majority 591 20.2 N/A
Turnout 2,932 42 N/A
Registered electors 7,030
Conservative win (new seat)

North Petherton

North Petherton[47]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Brown 667 34.0 –23.4
Liberal Democrats Bill Revans 647 33.0 +13.8
UKIP Peter Hollings 442 22.5 N/A
Labour Oliver Barratt 207 10.5 +2.3
Majority 20 1.0 –37.3
Turnout 1,963 32 –2
Registered electors 6,136
Conservative hold Swing

Rowbarton & Staplegrove

Rowbarton & Staplegrove[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Danny Wedderkopp * 791 32.0 N/A
Conservative Nick Townsend 685 27.7 N/A
UKIP Stephanie Lukins 504 20.4 N/A
Labour Brenda Dawn Weston 353 14.3 N/A
Green Clive Patrick Martin 140 5.7 N/A
Majority 106 4.3 N/A
Turnout 2,473 32 N/A
Registered electors 7,637
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet[49]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John William Parham 775 30.3 –18.8
Liberal Democrats Garfield Kennedy 672 26.2 –8.2
Labour Chris Inchley 538 21.0 +4.5
UKIP Edward Rolfe 486 19.0 N/A
Green Ian Forster 90 3.5 N/A
Majority 103 4.0 –10.7
Turnout 2,561 31 –3
Registered electors 8,333
Conservative hold Swing

Somerton

Somerton[50]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dean Douglas Ruddle 1,450 44.0 –7.6
Liberal Democrats Julia Mary Frances Gadd 788 23.9 –24.5
UKIP Oliver Frances Paglia 514 15.6 N/A
Green Margaret Ruth Chambers 412 12.5 N/A
Labour Alan Pearce 133 4.0 N/A
Majority 662 20.1 +16.9
Turnout 3,297 44 –7
Registered electors 8,333
Conservative hold Swing

South Petherton and Islemoor

South Petherton and Islemoor[51]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Anthony Le Hardy 1,096 33.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Paul Michael Maxwell 1,042 32.1 N/A
UKIP Richard Osbourne 693 21.4 N/A
Green Charlotte Ellen Howells 239 7.4 N/A
Labour Martin Ronald Bailey 174 5.4 N/A
Majority 54 1.7 N/A
Turnout 3,244 40 N/A
Registered electors 8,133
Conservative win (new seat)

Taunton East

Taunton East[52]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Simon Coles 743 38.0 –5.5
UKIP Dorothy Baker 496 25.4 +7.5
Conservative Aaron Tyler Miller 326 16.7 –14.0
Labour Martin Lee Paul Jevon 285 14.6 +6.6
Green Clare Frances Ellen Marsden 106 5.4 N/A
Majority 247 12.6 –0.2
Turnout 1,956 26 –1
Registered electors 7,652
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Taunton North

Taunton North[53]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Claire Jean Gordon * 606 30.7 –6.5
UKIP David Arthur Allen 471 23.9 +4.6
Labour Libby Lisgo 435 22.1 +7.9
Conservative Michael John Adkins 343 17.4 –11.9
Green Alan William Debenham 117 5.9 N/A
Majority 135 6.8 –1.2
Turnout 1,972 26 –3
Registered electors 6,996
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Taunton South

Taunton South[54]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hazel Ruth Prior-Sankey * 1,176 42.3 –12.9
UKIP Jacqueline Mary Smith 619 22.3 +9.1
Conservative Stephen Nicholas David 563 20.3 +7.9
Labour Anna Siobhan Lynch 299 10.8 +7.4
Green Phillip Michael Dawson Bower 122 4.4 N/A
Majority 557 20.0 –6.9
Turnout 2,779 34 –4
Registered electors 8,224
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Upper Tone

Upper Tone[55]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Alexander Hunt 1,028 33.1 –13.5
Independent Steve Ross 919 29.5 –15.5
UKIP Christopher Chanter 612 19.7 +11.3
Labour Ben Elkins 332 10.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alice Bridges-Westcott 219 7.0 N/A
Majority 109 3.5 +1.9
Turnout 3,110 43 –6
Registered electors 7,312
Conservative hold Swing

Watchet & Stogursey

Watchet & Stogursey[56]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hugh Davies 1,062 39.1 N/A
Conservative Chris Morgan 801 29.5 N/A
UKIP Susan Linda Bamford 543 20.0 N/A
Labour Alan Bond 313 11.5 N/A
Majority 261 9.6 N/A
Turnout 2,719 36 N/A
Registered electors 7,572
Independent win (new seat)

Wellington

Wellington[57]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew James Govier * 1,583 50.9 +0.8
Conservative Andrew Paul Sully 627 20.1 –13.4
UKIP John Clark 617 19.8 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Carl Bennyworth 196 6.3 N/A
Green Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg 89 2.9 N/A
Majority 956 30.7 +14.1
Turnout 3,112 36 –8
Registered electors 8,669
Labour hold Swing

Wells

Wells[58]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Derek Osman * 1,382 40.7 –8.0
Liberal Democrats Danny Unwin 879 25.9 –6.6
UKIP Ian Edmund Kealey 502 14.8 N/A
Labour Colin Michael Price 424 12.5 +6.9
Green Maddy Milnes 211 6.2 –2.6
Majority 503 14.8 –1.3
Turnout 3,398 41 –7
Registered electors 8,391
Conservative hold Swing

Wincanton & Bruton

Wincanton & Bruton[59]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anna Mary Groskop * 1,555 53.2 –4.8
Liberal Democrats Abi Baker 549 18.8 –11.8
UKIP Brenda May Hamlin 493 16.9 N/A
Labour Tim Daniel 193 6.6 N/A
Green Shane Antony Adams 131 4.5 –6.8
Majority 1,006 34.4 +7.0
Turnout 2,921 35 –11
Registered electors 8,313
Conservative hold Swing

Yeovil Central

Yeovil Central[60]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Alan Ivor Dimmick 765 34.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Gubbins * 748 33.4 N/A
Conservative David John Byrne 489 21.8 N/A
Labour Terry Lavin 239 10.7 N/A
Majority 17 0.8 N/A
Turnout 2,241 29 N/A
Registered electors 7,611
UKIP win (new seat)

Yeovil East

Yeovil East[61]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Lock * 833 41.1 –10.9
UKIP Godfrey Davey 724 35.8 N/A
Labour Sharon Stafford 272 13.4 +5.0
Conservative Paul Bradly 196 9.7 –13.6
Majority 109 5.4 –23.3
Turnout 2,025 27
Registered electors 7,585
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Yeovil South

Yeovil South[62]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dave Greene * 992 38.6 –9.9
Conservative Tom Parsley 632 24.6 –19.4
UKIP James Terence Rouch 605 23.5 N/A
Labour Terry Ledlie 232 9.0 N/A
Green Katy Limmer 112 4.4 N/A
Majority 360 14.0 +9.5
Turnout 2,573 33 –7
Registered electors 7,914
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Yeovil West

Yeovil West[63]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jane Lock 779 40.2 –4.1
UKIP Tony Turner 486 25.1 N/A
Conservative Ashley Owen Strelling 386 19.9 –17.1
Labour Sue Pitman 190 9.8 +3.6
Green Martin Charles William Day 95 4.9 –4.0
Majority 293 15.1 +7.9
Turnout 1,936 29 –6
Registered electors 6,597
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

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