Results by ward.

The 2014 North East Lincolnshire Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of North East Lincolnshire Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. These elections saw UKIP making significant gains largely at the expense of Labour, and stripping them of their majority on the council.

Council make up

After the 2014 local elections, the political make up of the council was as follows:[2]

Party Number of councillors
Labour 21
Conservative 10
Liberal Democrats 3
Green 0
Independent 0

These elections saw UKIP make significant gains on the council, ultimately stripping the Labour administration of a majority. The results led to UKIP heavily targeting the area at the general election the following year, but this came with little success and they would only gain one council seat in 2015, whilst coming third in both the Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes constituencies.

The Liberal Democrats were seen to have had some comfort in holding two of their defensive seats (East Marsh and Park), considering they lost all their defensive seats at the last elections in 2012 and only won one in 2011, but with their failure to regain Yarborough after their remaining councillor defected to Labour, they had their lowest number of councillors on the authority since its creation.

Ward results

Croft Baker

Croft Baker 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Jason Brown 1031
UKIP Christopher James Osborne 885
Independent Leanor Mary Pidgen 424
Conservative Debbie Landymore 352
TUSC Roy Thomas Crampton 104
Liberal Democrats Sarah Elaine Hughes 61
Majority 146
Labour hold Swing

Note: Pidgen was a former Liberal Democrat councillor that represented this ward from 2003 to 2012.

East Marsh

East Marsh 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Beasant 907
UKIP Phillip John Dumbrell 422
Labour Annie Darby 369
Green Andrew Dickson 46
TUSC Philip Martin Tuplin 22
Majority 485
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Notes: Beasant was the only winning candidate to have achieved an outright majority of votes (ie: over 50% of the vote share). Darby was elected as a Lib Dem councillor for Yarborough in 2010 and defected to Labour (like many Lib Dem councillors on this authority) mid-term. Dumbrell contested this seat as an Independent in 2008; and then as a Conservative in 2010, 2011 and 2012.


Freshney 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Nicholas Robert Pettigrew 763
Labour Kathryn Helen Wheatley 631
Conservative Graham Reynolds 394
Liberal Democrats Douglas Victor Pickett 85
Green Andrew Lingwood 73
TUSC Ian Michael Radford 32
Majority 132
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Notes: Wheatley previously represented East Marsh from 1999 to 2003. Pickett previously represented the ward of Great Coates (a village which this ward contains) from 1984 to 1988 on the since-abolished Great Grimsby Borough Council which preceded this authority. He is also a former councillor for the South Ward from 2003 to 2010 on this authority.


Haverstoe 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Cracknell 1403
UKIP Paul Wood 939
Labour Jack Robert Connor 547
Liberal Democrats Roy Horobin 133
Green Victoria Anne Dunn 86
Majority 464
Conservative hold Swing


Heneage 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP John Matthew Stockton 918
Labour Karl Wilson 779
Conservative David Rimmer Walker 408
Liberal Democrats Abby McKenna 108
Green Andy Fox 97
TUSC Val O’Flynn 43
Majority 139
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Humberston & New Waltham

Humberston & New Waltham 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Stephen William Harness 1521
Conservative Stan Shreeve 1062
Labour Gareth Luke Carter 533
Majority 459
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Note: Harness gained his seat at a by-election the previous year, so is theoretically a hold.[3]


Immingham 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Bolton 960
UKIP Andy Warwick 952
Conservative Stewart Swinburn 787
Green Martin Reed 112
TUSC Andrew Jonathan Simon Smith 49
Majority 8
Labour hold Swing

Notes: This result was announced after a series of recounts, due to how marginal the result was between the top two candidates. Swinburn previously represented the ward between 2003 and 2011.


Park 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christina McGilligan-Fell 867
UKIP Stephen Whittingham 796
Conservative Tom Furneaux 614
Labour Liz Haddock 577
Green Jacqueline Vessey 165
TUSC Joseph George Coombs 42
Majority 71
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Note: Whittingham contested Waltham as a Lib Dem in 2003.


Scartho 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Henry Richard Hudson 1233
Conservative Sally Michelle Dixon 960
Labour Catherine Harper 549
Liberal Democrats Graham Frederick Hicks 179
Majority 273
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Notes: Hudson previously contested Freshney in 2008 as a Conservative, before standing in Great Grimsby in the 2010 general election for UKIP. He also contested Wolds in 2011 and East Marsh in 2012 for UKIP. Dixon previously contested this seat as a Liberal Democrat in 2010 and 2011, and as a Conservative in 2012.


South 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Jane Elizabeth Bramley 690
Labour Callum David Stanland 660
Independent Debbie Hill 238
Conservative Hayden Dawkins 200
Liberal Democrats Susan Lindsay Pickett 97
Green Luke Hardy 52
Majority 30
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Note: Bramley was elected as a Labour councillor in 2010, but defected to UKIP in 2013, so theoretically holds her seat. A recount was called, due to the closeness between her and the runner-up. Pickett is a former councillor for this ward from 2004 to 2012. Hill previously contested this ward as an Independent in 2006, later contesting Sidney Sussex in 2008 and Immingham in 2010 as a Liberal Democrat.

Sidney Sussex

Sidney Sussex 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Matthew George Stinson 891
Labour Alexander Wallace 584
Conservative Richard Hardy 369
TUSC Malcolm Morland 126
Independent George Kampanella Georgiou 89
Liberal Democrats Nicola Dawn Hocknell 79
Majority 307
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Note: Morland was a former Labour councillor for this ward from 1995 until 1999, when he changed seats to Croft Baker until standing down in 2003. He later became a councillor for this ward again but as a Liberal Democrat from 2006 to 2010. He also stood in the Cleethorpes constituency in the 2010 general election.


Waltham 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iain Black Colquhoun 889
UKIP Guy Thomas Twisleton Haxby 664
Labour Ashley David Smith 389
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Fell 76
Majority 225
Conservative hold Swing

West Marsh

West Marsh 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim Mickleburgh 434
UKIP Paul David Batson 325
Independent Peter Michael Barker 247
Independent Keith Watkin 135
TUSC David William Mitchell 32
Majority 109
Labour hold Swing

Note: This was the only ward in the Great Grimsby constituency which Labour held on to at these elections. Watkin and Barker are former councillors for this ward who were elected in 1999 as Independents, until losing their seats to Labour in 2010 and 2011 respectively.


Wolds 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Anthony Hasthorpe 911
UKIP John William Chapman 676
Labour Christopher Francis Swale 408
Majority 235
Conservative hold Swing


Yarborough 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP James David Cairns 957
Labour May Dodds 717
Conservative Rhys Dane Cook 387
Liberal Democrats Sarah Leak 175
TUSC Ben Leech 42
Majority 240
UKIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Note: The incumbent Liberal Democrat councillor, Annie Darby, defected to Labour during her previous term and was selected to contest East Marsh (see above).


  1. ^ "England council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Local elections 22 May 2014 - North East Lincolnshire Council". Archived from the original on 1 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Local election 4 April 2013 - North East Lincolnshire Council". Archived from the original on 1 July 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2021.