2014 Harrogate Borough Council election

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One third of seats (19) are up for election
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 9 8
Seat change Increase2 Decrease3
Popular vote 11,195 8,077
Percentage 37.0% 26.7%
Swing -4.3 -25.4

Harrogate UK ward map 2010 (blank).svg
Map showing the results of the 2014 Harrogate Borough Council elections.

Elections to Harrogate Borough Council were held on 22 May 2014. A third of the council was up for election, with voting only in the urban wards of Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon. The elections were held on the same day as the British local elections and the European Parliament elections. Each ward up for election returned a councillor for a four-year term of office.

Electoral system

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]

Campaign

The elections saw new parties contest Harrogate for the first time, such as the TUSC and a number of Independents. The Conservatives and Labour fielded a full slate of the 19 candidates, UK Independence Party fielding 17, 16 Liberal Democrats, the Green Party 8, 3 Independents and 1 Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate.

Results

Harrogate Borough Council election, 2014
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 3 1 +2 37.0% 11,195 −4.3
  Liberal Democrats 8 0 3 -3 26.7% 8,077 -25.4
  UKIP 0 0 0 17.7% 5,363 +17.7
  Labour 0 0 0 10.4% 3,145 +10.4
  Green 0 0 0 3.3% 988 +3.3
  TUSC 0 0 0 0.2% 66 +0.2
  Independent 2 1 0 +1 3.1% 1,410 -2.2

By electoral division

A total of 19 wards in Harrogate Borough Council were up for election in Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough. The last election was held in the 2010 local elections.

Bilton

Bilton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Haslam 500 30.4% -9.8
Liberal Democrats Robert O'Neill 488 29.6% -24.3
UKIP David Simister 435 26.4% +26.4
Labour Andrew Gray 130 7.9% +7.9
Green Claire Hawkins 93 5.7% +5.7
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Granby

Granby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Fox 731 47.5% -23.2
Conservative Steve Marshall 333 21.6% -18.6
UKIP Hugh Whiteside 284 18.5% +18.5
Labour Robert Darlington 160 10.4% +10.4
Independent Arif Ahmad 31 2.0% +2.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Harlow Moor

Harlow Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Justin Chan 0,000 00.0% +0.0
UKIP David Thompson 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Don Mackenzie 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Kevin McNerney 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

High Harrogate

High Harrogate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Burke 0,000 00.0% +0.0
UKIP Philip Burke 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Ben Johnson 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Diane Stokes 0,000 00.0% +0.0
TUSC Paul Viney 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Hookstone

Hookstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lorraine Ferris 128 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Phil Headford 607 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Pat Marsh 760 00.0% +0.0
UKIP Steven O'Neill 291 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 1,786 00.0%
gain from Swing

Knaresborough East

Knaresborough East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Batt 0,000 00.0% +0.0
UKIP Carolina Bruce 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour David Bulmer 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Christine Willoughby 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Knaresborough King James

Knaresborough King James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Nick Bates 126 00.0% +0.0
UKIP Laurence Bruce 367 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats David Goode 614 00.0% +0.0
Labour Diane Maguire 130 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Mike Renton 603 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Knaresborough Scriven Park

Knaresborough Scriven Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Handley 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Anne Jones 0,000 00.0% +0.0
UKIP Chris Royston 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Jan Williams 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Low Harrogate

Low Harrogate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Radcliffe 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Jeanette Marshall 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Marlene Shreeve 0,000 00.0% +0.0
UKIP Ruth Whiteside 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

New Park

New Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Radcliffe 0,000 00.0% +0.0
UKIP Andrew Dennis 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Green Conor Hawkins 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Nicholas Knott 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Matthew Webber 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Pannal

Pannal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Evison 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Kempston-Parkes 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative John Mann 0,000 00.0% +0.0
UKIP Ben Stockburn 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Green Richard Wilson 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Ripon Minster

Ripon Minster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Elizabeth Barclay 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Vivienne Graham 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Independent Sid Hawke 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Stuart Martin 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Ripon Moorside

Ripon Moorside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Jeremy Banyard 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Independent Pauline McHardy 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Nick Murray 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Mick Stanley 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Ripon Spa

Ripon Spa
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Alan Henderson 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Andrew Murday 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Alan Skidmore 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Rossett

Rossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Salvina Bashforth 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Kevin Bolt 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Rebecca Burnett 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats David Siddans 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Saltergate

Saltergate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Paul Bramley 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Green Shaun Lowry 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Janet Morrow 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Allan Reynolds 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Graham Swift 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Starbeck

Starbeck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Philip Broadbank 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Green Gillian Charters 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Phillip Dixon 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Geoff Foxall 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Stray

Stray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Foxall 0,000 00.0% +0.0
UKIP John Hanson 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Clare Skardon 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Cliff Trotter 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

Woodfield

Woodfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Harvey Alexander 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Green Helen Compton 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Conservative Mary Dilworth 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Goss 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Labour Brian Summerson 0,000 00.0% +0.0
Majority
Turnout 0,000 00.0%
gain from Swing

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.