2014 Plymouth City Council election
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19 of the 57 seats to Plymouth City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Tudor Evans Ian Bowyer None
Party Labour Conservative UKIP
Seats before 31 26 0
Seats won 7 9 3
Seats after 30 24 3
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease2 Increase3
Popular vote 20,008 19,664 20,169
Percentage 30.8% 30.3% 31.1%

Plymouth City Council election 2014 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested positions in the 2014 Plymouth City Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2014 Plymouth City Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The election was won by the Labour Party, who maintained their overall majority. The UK Independence Party gained representation on the council for the first time, and this was the only election in which the party won seats in Plymouth.

Background

Plymouth City Council held local elections on 22 May 2014 as part of the 2014 local elections.[1] The council elects its councillors in thirds, with a third being up for election every year for three years, with no election in the fourth year.[2][3] Councillors defending their seats in this election were previously elected in 2010. In that election, eleven Conservative candidates and eight Labour candidates were elected.[4] As the previous election had coincided with a general election, sitting councillors were elected with a citywide turnout of 62%.[5]

Ahead of the election, the council was split between the Labour Party and the Conservative Party, with Labour holding a narrow overall majority.

Labour gained a Southway seat in 2013 in a by-election after elected Conservative councillor Tom Browne resigned. As Browne had been elected in 2010, winning Labour councillor Jonny Morris was up for re-election in 2014.[6][7]

Overall results

2014 Plymouth City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 0 2 Decrease1 47.4 30.3 19,664 Decrease5.1
  Labour 7 2 3 Decrease1 36.8 30.8 20,008 Increase1.0
  UKIP 3 3 0 Increase3 15.8 31.1 20,169 Increase21.3
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.9 2,533 Increase1.9
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.8 1,168 New
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.0 628 Decrease0.7
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.9 597 Decrease20.0
  National Health Action 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 158 New
  Vivamus 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 21 New
Total 19 57,936

Note: All changes in vote share are in comparison to the corresponding 2010 election.

The Labour Party kept their majority on the council.[8]

After the previous election, the composition of the council was:[9]

31 26
Labour Conservative

After this election, the composition of the council was:

30 24 3
Labour Conservative UKIP

Ward results

Plymouth City Council maintains records of past election results.[10]

Asterisks denote sitting councillors seeking re-election.

Budshead

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dave Downie 1,234 35.1 Decrease1.1
UKIP John McCarthy 1,129 32.1 Increase21.2
Labour Linda Crick 1,103 31.4 Decrease3.7
TUSC Matthew Radmore 49 1.4 N/A
Majority 105 3.0 Increase1.9
Turnout 3,515 38.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease11.2

Compton

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ted Fry* 1,420 39.6 Decrease2.3
Labour Paul McNamara 867 24.2 Increase3.1
UKIP David Partridge 818 22.8 Increase14.3
Green Colin Trier 432 12.1 Increase7.8
TUSC James Waghorn 45 1.3 N/A
Majority 553 15.4 Decrease2.3
Turnout 3,582 42.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.7

Devonport

Location of Devonport ward
Location of Devonport ward
Devonport 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Stevens* 1,176 36.3 Increase0.3
UKIP Michael Ellison 1,089 33.6 Increase22.3
Conservative Ryan Buckley 566 17.5 Decrease11.4
Green Lauren Packham 209 6.5 Increase4.0
Liberal Democrats Richard Bray 146 4.5 Decrease16.7
TUSC Lesley Duncan 53 1.6 N/A
Majority 87 2.7 Decrease4.4
Turnout 3,239 33.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease11.0

Drake

Location of Drake ward
Location of Drake ward
Drake 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Ricketts* 722 44.2 Increase9.6
Labour Dena Rafati 430 26.3 Increase4.8
Green Tom Pashby 238 14.6 Increase8.6
UKIP David Partridge 143 8.8 Increase3.2
Liberal Democrats Peter York 65 4.0 Decrease25.2
TUSC George Fidler 28 1.7 N/A
Independent Diane Jasper-Eustis 6 0.4 N/A
Majority 298 17.9 Increase12.5
Turnout 1,632 25.2
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.4

Efford and Lipson

Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Efford and Lipson 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Hendy 1,291 39.6 Increase6.4
UKIP Grace Stickland 1,061 32.5 Increase21.6
Conservative David Fletcher 549 16.8 Decrease6.8
Green Gwen Buck 287 8.8 Increase3.1
TUSC Steve Merritt 72 2.2 N/A
Majority 230 7.1 Decrease2.5
Turnout 3,260 34.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease7.6

Eggbuckland

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Bowyer* 1,810 42.8 Increase4.1
UKIP Bill Wakeham 1,231 29.1 Increase20.1
Labour Janet Denise 1,129 26.7 Decrease1.6
TUSC Tom Sloman 56 1.3 N/A
Majority 579 13.7 Increase3.3
Turnout 4,226 41.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease8.0

Ham

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Christopher Storer 1,239 39.8 Increase27.0
Labour Ian Gordon* 1,187 38.1 Decrease2.2
Conservative Mark Wilcox 596 19.1 Decrease6.6
TUSC Ryan Aldred 93 3.0 N/A
Majority 52 1.7 N/A
Turnout 3,115 33.7
UKIP gain from Labour Swing Increase14.6

Honicknowle

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP John Riley 1,610 47.3 Increase35.4
Labour Nicky Williams* 1,238 36.3 Decrease6.9
Conservative Dylan Morris 466 13.7 Decrease9.0
TUSC John Williams 92 2.7 N/A
Majority 372 11.0 N/A
Turnout 3,406 33.9
UKIP gain from Labour Swing Increase21.2

Moor View

Location of Moor View ward
Location of Moor View ward
Moor View 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Maddi Bridgeman 1,397 39.0 Increase29.1
Labour Mike Wright* 1,269 35.5 Decrease1.3
Conservative Mike Foster 875 24.4 Decrease15.6
TUSC Keith Low 38 1.1 N/A
Majority 128 3.5 N/A
Turnout 3,579 39.6
UKIP gain from Labour Swing Increase15.2

Peverell

Location of Peverell ward
Location of Peverell ward
Peverell 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Leaves* 1,741 39.2 Decrease0.8
Labour Mark Thompson 1,264 28.5 Increase3.7
UKIP Peter Brooksbank 805 18.1 Increase11.6
Green Wendy Miller 363 8.2 Increase4.4
Liberal Democrats Richard Lawrie 214 4.8 Decrease19.8
TUSC Justin Pollard 32 0.7 '"N/A
Vivamus Bernard Toolan 21 0.5 Increase0.2
Majority 477 10.7 Decrease4.5
Turnout 4,440 44.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.5

Plympton Chaddlewood

Location of Plympton Chaddlewood ward
Location of Plympton Chaddlewood ward
Plympton Chaddlewood 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glenn Jordan* 764 39.4 Increase6.5
UKIP Jonathan Frost 707 36.4 Increase26.5
Labour John Shillabeer 401 20.7 Increase1.0
TUSC Louise Alldridge 69 3.6 N/A
Majority 57 3.0 Decrease18.4
Turnout 1,941 31.6
Conservative hold Swing Decrease10.0

Plympton St Mary

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David James* 1,938 48.4 Decrease2.4
UKIP Peter Endean 1,097 27.4 Increase18.4
Labour Chris Mavin 750 18.7 Decrease1.4
National Health Action Steve Blackburn 158 3.9 N/A
TUSC Tom Nally 59 1.5 N/A
Majority 841 21.0 Decrease9.7
Turnout 4,002 39.6
Conservative hold Swing Decrease10.4

Plymstock Dunstone

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivien Pengelly* 1,746 43.9 Decrease4.6
UKIP David Salmon 1,464 36.8 Increase25.8
Labour Simon Healy 688 17.3 Decrease0.5
TUSC Roxy Castell 77 1.9 N/A
Majority 282 7.1 Decrease18.7
Turnout 3,975 41.9
Conservative hold Swing Decrease15.2

Plymstock Radford

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wendy Foster* 1,521 39.1 Decrease1.1
UKIP John Wheeler 1,472 37.9 Increase28.7
Labour Shirley Smith 815 21.0 Increase4.6
TUSC Joe Ellerton 80 2.1 N/A
Majority 49 1.2 Decrease17.1
Turnout 3,888 40.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease14.9

Southway

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jonny Morris* 1,348 34.6 Decrease1.1
UKIP Peter Berrow 1,258 32.2 Increase21.0
Conservative Mark Deacon 912 23.4 Decrease12.7
Independent Dennis Silverwood 343 8.8 N/A
TUSC Nik Brookson 34 0.9 N/A
Majority 230 2.4 N/A
Turnout 3,895 34.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease11.1

St Budeaux

Location of St Budeaux ward
Location of St Budeaux ward
St Budeaux 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sally Bowie* 1,230 38.9 Decrease1.8
UKIP Adam Duffield 1,219 38.5 Increase25.8
Conservative Janet Plymsol 622 19.7 Decrease6.9
TUSC Anthony Cockell 94 3.0 N/A
Majority 11 0.4 Decrease13.8
Turnout 3,165 33.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease13.8

Stoke

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Sparling 1,333 36.9 Increase5.5
Conservative Mark Christie 814 22.5 Decrease11.4
UKIP Derek Wagstaff 802 22.2 Increase13.2
Green Andrew Pratt 333 9.2 Increase5.7
Independent Jill Dolan 279 7.7 N/A
TUSC Teresa Stuart 55 1.5 N/A
Majority 519 14.4 N/A
Turnout 3,616 40.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase8.5

St Peter and the Waterfront

Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
St Peter and the Waterfront 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue McDonald* 1,199 35.8 Increase2.0
UKIP Roy Kettle 831 24.8 Increase16.8
Conservative Stuart Pilcher 755 22.5 Decrease8.0
Green Andy Dale 317 9.5 Increase5.7
Liberal Democrats Hugh Janes 172 5.1 Decrease16.8
TUSC Paddy Ryan 79 2.4 N/A
Majority 87 11.0 Increase7.7
Turnout 3,353 34.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease7.4

Sutton and Mount Gould

Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Sutton and Mount Gould 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Aspinall* 1,290 41.3 Increase7.8
UKIP Jonquil Webber 801 25.7 Increase17.5
Conservative Colin Berry 613 19.6 Decrease6.6
Green Holly Rowe 354 11.3 Increase6.3
TUSC Louise Parker 63 2.0 N/A
Majority 489 15.6 Increase9.3
Turnout 3,021 36.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.9

Aftermath

Turnout in this election fell to 37%, compared to 62% when the defending councillors were last elected.[5] Following this election, the Labour group had a majority of councillors. This meant that Labour group leader Tudor Evans remained the leader of Plymouth City Council. The UK Independence Party won seats on the council for the first time, and came second in several seats in the city with close results in St Budeaux and Plymstock Radford wards.[5]

References

  1. ^ "England council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Local government structure and elections". GOV.UK. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Election Timetable in England" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Past election results | PLYMOUTH.GOV.UK". www.plymouth.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "UKIP takes Plymouth council seats". BBC News. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Southway by-election to be held on 27 June". Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Southway by-election to be held next Thursday". Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Local Election 2016". Plymouth City Council. Archived from the original on 6 May 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  9. ^ Plymouth City Council
  10. ^ "Past election results | PLYMOUTH.GOV.UK". www.plymouth.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 13 November 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.