Newcastle City Council Elections, 2014

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  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Nick Forbes Anita Lower
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Independent
Leader's seat Westgate Castle
Last election 51 26 1
Popular vote 32,129 15,068 1,343
Councillors 52 24 2
Councillors +/– Increase 1 Decrease 2 Increase1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party UKIP Conservative Green
Last election 0 0 0
Seats won 0 0 0
Popular vote 9,231 6,985 2,055
Councillors 0 0 0
Councillors +/– ±0 ±0 ±0

The 2014 Newcastle City Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Newcastle City Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

The election saw the governing Labour party gain a net extra seat in the council chambers, gaining the wards of Denton and South Jesmond. An Independent councillor was also elected in Westerhope, with Bill Corbett winning with a 451 majority over the Labour Party.

The Conservatives improved their performance from previous years, coming second in wards where they were previously third. The election also saw UKIP field candidates around the city. The party came second in wards including Byker and Lemington.

Overall Results

Newcastle City Council election, 2014
Party Seats Popular vote
Won Not up Total ± Votes Percentage
  Labour 17 35 52 +1 32,129 45.0%
  Liberal Democrats 9 15 24 -2 15,068 21.7%
  Independent 1 1 2 +1 1,343
  UKIP 0 0 0 ±0 9,231 13.5%
  Conservative 0 0 0 ±0 6,985 9.9%
  Green 0 0 0 ±0 0
  Newcastle First 0 0 0 ±0
  TUSC 0 0 0 ±0
Total 27 51 78 ±0 68,634
Turnout 34.2%

Ward by Ward Results

Local elections 2014: Benwell and Scotswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeremy Beecham 1,502
UKIP Elisabeth Edmundson 823
Conservative Neville Armstrong 219
Green Lee Irving 136
Liberal Democrats Ronald Clark 117
Majority 679
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Blakelaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Riley 1,897
Liberal Democrats Bill Schardt 485
Conservative James Langley 308
Majority 1,589
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Byker
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Kemp 1,275
UKIP Ray Hardy 624
Conservative Donald Robinson 130
Liberal Democrats James Kenyon 92
TUSC Ryan Holmes 70
Majority 651
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anita Lower 1,270
Labour Kim McGuinness 1,106
UKIP Tim Marron 701
Conservative Mary Toward 270
Majority 164
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Dene
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Karen Robinson 1,363
Labour Sheila Spencer 992
Conservative Heather Chambers 462
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Ian Cusack 180
Majority 371
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Denton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anna Round 1,332
Newcastle First Ian Fraser 679
Liberal Democrats Sarah Cross 405
Conservative Alan Birkmyre 296
Majority 653
Majority 996
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Local elections 2014: East Gosforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Slesenger 1,199
Labour Dan Greenhough 1,004
Conservative Joseph Gallagher 377
Green Frances Hinton 336
UKIP Mike Adie 266
Majority 195
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Elswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Habib Rahman 1,522
British Democratic Kenny Baldwin 414
Conservative Ronald Toward 165
Liberal Democrats Ian Laverick 143
Majority 1,108
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Fawdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Faulkner 1,253
Labour Heather Michell 947
UKIP Ray Thomson 521
Conservative Stephen Axford 108
Majority 306
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Fenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Kigour 1,428
UKIP Lorraine Smith 746
Conservative Keran McNally 263
Liberal Democrats Tona Atkinson 229
Green Jess Poyner 121
Majority 682
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Kenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ged Bell 1,733
Conservative Alison Wake 431
Liberal Democrats Tracey Connell 349
Majority 1,402
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Lemington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Cook 1,146
UKIP Alexis Fernandes 672
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Hunter 397
Conservative Emmett McNally 183
Majority 472
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Newburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Wright 1,140
UKIP Christopher Ballantyne 564
Newcastle First John Gordon 258
Conservative Kenneth Wake 214
Liberal Democrats Barbara Down 159
Independent Idwal John 149
Majority 576
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: North Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Greg Stone 1,454
Labour Mick Bowman 1,149
UKIP Helen Jordan 402
Conservative James Bartle 204
TUSC Lizi Gray 114
Majority 305
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2014: North Jesmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Catherine Walker 621
Labour Peter Smith 589
Green Tim Dowson 277
Conservative Duncan Crute 276
UKIP Will Solyom 129
Majority 22
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Ouseburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gareth Kane 917
Labour Jane Byrne 887
UKIP Daniel Cooke 164
Conservative Christos Mexias 96
TUSC Rober Hooper 93
Majority 896
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Parklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robin Ashby 1,549
Labour Ian Tokell 773
Conservative Karen Jewers 547
UKIP Alora Adie 393
Majority 776
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2014: South Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sophie White 1,095
Green Andrew Gray 519
UKIP James Robertson 209
Liberal Democrats 131 Boyle 274
Conservative Samuel Boam 99
TUSC Paul Phillips 45
Majority 576
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: South Jesmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arlene Ainsley 752
Liberal Democrats Tom Woodwark 396
Green Tony Waterson 279
Conservative Sam Lee 236
UKIP Penny Stansfield 164
Majority 356
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Local elections 2015: Walker
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Stokel-Walker 1,573
UKIP Eric Taylorson 580
Liberal Democrats Gerry Keating 85
Conservative Joan Atkin 52
TUSC Bobbie Cranney 63
Majority 993
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Walkergate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Lowson 1,276
UKIP Joseph Todd 843
Liberal Democrats David Besag 372
Conservative Marian McWilliams 146
Communist Martin Levy 33
Majority 433
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: West Gosforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bill Shepherd 1,226
Conservative Steve Kyte 735
Labour Ed Derrick 701
UKIP Daniel Thompson 476
Green Sandy Irvine 243
Majority 491
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Westerhope
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Bill Corbett 1,343
Newcastle First Ernie Shorton 892
Labour Brian Hunter 818
UKIP Charlotte Johnston 393
Conservative Dorothy Wonnacott 125
Liberal Democrats Hans-Christian Andersen 64
Majority 451
Turnout
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Local elections 2014: Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoff O'Brien 1,118
Conservative Alex Staton 218
TUSC Cliff Broen 254
Liberal Democrats Claire Schofield 142
Majority 900
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Wingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce McCarty 1,592
Green John Pearson 401
Conservative Anisha Malik 325
Liberal Democrats Mark Nelson 119
Majority 1,191
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2014: Wingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Pattison 1,467
Labour Jacqui Robinson 1,315
UKIP Christopher Armstrong 646
Liberal Democrats Phillip McArdle 306
Conservative Jacqueline McNally 278
Liberal Democrats Colin Daglish 237
Conservative Julian Toward 211
Majority 821
Majority 669
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "England council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.