Stockport Council Election 2014
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21 Seats up for Election
  First party Second party
 
Leader Sue Derbyshire Andrew Verdeille
Party Liberal Democrats Labour
Leader's seat Manor Reddish South
Seats before 29 21
Seats won 9 7
Seats after 28 22
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Syd Lloyd Peter Burns
Party Conservative Heald Green Ratepayers
Leader's seat Bredbury Green & Romiley Heald Green
Seats before 10 3
Seats won 4 1
Seats after 10 3
Seat change Steady Steady

Stockport UK local election 2014 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2014 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats, blue shows the Conservatives, yellow shows the Liberal Democrats and green the Heald Green Ratepayers.

Leader of the Council before election

Sue Derbyshire
Liberal Democrats

Leader of the Council

Sue Derbyshire
Liberal Democrats

Elections to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council took place on 22 May 2014. They coincided with other local elections happening on this day across the UK, as well as the 2014 elections to the European Parliament.

Stockport Council is elected in thirds which means that in each three member local ward, one councillor is elected every year, except every four years which is classed as fallow year. The previous fallow year was 2013, when no local government elections took place in the borough.

Following the elections, the Lib Dem minority run administration was able to continue in office.

State of the Parties

Going into the election the Liberal Democrats hold 29 seats, the Labour Party on 21, The Conservatives on 10 and the Heald Green Independent Rate Payers holding 3.[1] Following the election the state of the Parties is as follows: Liberal Democrats: 28, Labour: 22, Conservatives: 10, Heald Green Rate Payers: 3.

Stockport Council Composition 2014
Stockport Council Composition 2014

In the 2014 election 7 parties contested seats throughout the borough and gained the following vote shares:

Party Seats Won Vote Share
Liberal Democrats 9 26%
Labour 7 29%
Conservatives 4 23%
Heald Green Ratepayers 1 3%
UKIP 0 13%
Green Party 0 4%
BNP 0 1%

[2]

In the 2014/15 year there were several defections. Three from Labour to sit as Independents, and one from the Conservatives to UKIP.[3]

Election results by ward

Asterix indicates incumbent in the ward, and bold names highlight winning candidate.

Bramhall North

Bramhall North[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lisa Walker* 2,185 50% -2.26%
Liberal Democrats Pauline Banham 1076 24% -11.86%
UKIP Ray Jones 594 14% N/A
Labour Elizabeth Nicola Marron 538 12% +0.2%
Majority 1109 26% +9.6%
Turnout 4393
Conservative hold Swing

Bramhall South & Woodford

Bramhall South & Woodford[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anita Johnson 1,862 45% -4.48%
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Richard Meal 1373 33% +6.78
UKIP David Michael Perry 538 13% +4.09
Labour Ruth Kaiser 369 9% -1.13%
Majority 489 12% -11.26%
Turnout 4142
Conservative hold Swing

Bramhall South & Woodford saw a By-Election in the ward in November 2014 due to the resignation of the incumbent Conservative councillor. The Conservatives held the seat.

Bredbury & Woodley

Bredbury & Woodley[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Gordon* 1,349 36% -5.19%
Labour Roy Edward Driver 998 26% -9.6%
UKIP Richard Ellis 834 22% N/A
Conservative Sue Howard 498 13% -1.49%
BNP Andy Webster 89 2% -6.71%
Majority 351 10% +4.41%
Turnout 3768
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bredbury Green & Romiley

Mags Kirkham left the Lib Dems in April 2016 to become an Independent politician.[10]

Bredbury Green & Romiley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mags Kirkham* 1,350 33% -8.14%
Conservative Sally Bennett 1173 29% -5.37
UKIP Brian Stanyer 784 19% N/A
Labour Brian Anthony Wild 713 17% -3.39%
BNP Tony Dean 60 1% -3.10%
Majority 177 4%
Turnout 4080
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Brinnington & Central

Brinnington & Central[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Rowles* 1,540 57% -13.4%
UKIP Michael Buxton 633 23% +11.20%
Liberal Democrats Colin Gell 190 7% -1.23%
Conservative Pat Leck 181 7% +0.37%
BNP Brenda Waterhouse 93 3% N/A
Independent John Heginbotham 68 3% +0.06%
Majority 907 34% -24.61%
Turnout 2705
Labour hold Swing

Cheadle & Gatley

Cheadle & Gatley[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Iain Roberts* 2,176 45% +2.48%
Conservative Graham Michael Haslam 1078 22% -15.08%
Labour Colin Owen 781 16% -4.40%
UKIP Grahame Daniel Bradbury 630 13% N/A
Green Natasha Maria Brooks 216 4% N/A
Majority 1098 23% +17.55
Turnout 4881
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cheadle Hulme North

Cheadle Hulme North[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats June Somekh* 1,307 36% -16.44%
Labour Yvonne Maureen Guariento 780 21% -8.32%
Conservative Sue Carroll 679 18% -0.24%
UKIP Tony Moore 668 18% N/A
Green Michael John Padfield 225 6% N/A
Majority 527 15%
Turnout 3659
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cheadle Hulme South

Stuart Bodsworth defected to the Labour Party on the night of the 2016 local election.[17]

Cheadle Hulme South[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stuart Andrew Bodsworth* 1,630 41% -5.86%
Conservative Paul Davies 1104 27% -1.90%
UKIP Cyril Arthur Peake 703 17% +7.23%
Labour Chris Carter 582 14% -0.46%
Majority 526 14% -3.96%
Turnout 4019
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Davenport & Cale Green

Davenport & Cale Green[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elise Wilson 1,557 43% -2.92%
Liberal Democrats Ann Smith 900 25% -13.01%
UKIP Doreen Sheila Hopkins 650 18% N/A
Conservative Julie Wragg 282 8% -0.59%
Green Phil Shaw 245 7% +0.66%
Majority 657 18%
Turnout 3634
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Edgeley & Cheadle Heath

Edgeley & Cheadle Heath[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Harding* 1,884 58% -16.59%
UKIP Chris Pamp 579 18% N/A
Green Camilla Luff 297 9% +1.66%
Conservative Morag White 267 8% -1.61%
Liberal Democrats Danny Langley 240 7% -1.46%
Majority 1305 40% -25%
Turnout 3267
Labour hold Swing

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove[23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oliver James Johnstone 1,700 38% -2.41%
Liberal Democrats Stuart Corris* 1414 31% -11.05%
UKIP Tony Moore 692 15% N/A
Labour Janet Elizabeth Glover 488 11% -6.54%
Green Rob Turner 208 5% N/A
Majority 286 7% +5.35%
Turnout 4502
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Heald Green

Heald Green[25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Heald Green Ratepayers Adrian Roger Nottingham* 2,010 54% -16.59%
UKIP Ann Moore 547 15% N/A
Labour Kathryn Ann Priestley 531 14% +1.09%
Conservative Yvonne Salmons 333 9% +2.65%
Liberal Democrats David Roberts-Jones 269 7% +0.47%
Majority 1463 39% -18.37%
Turnout 3690
Heald Green Ratepayers hold Swing

Heatons North

Heatons North[27][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Taylor 2,105 52% +4.10%
Conservative Rosalind Elaine Lloyd 1168 29% -9.88%
Green Janet Cuff 526 13% +
Liberal Democrats Jenny Humphreys 266 7% +3.89%
Majority 937 23% +13.99%
Turnout 4065
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Heatons South

Heatons South[29][30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom McGee* 2,459 58% -9.85%
Conservative Natalie Louise Fenton 980 23% +1.21%
Green Conrad Clive Beard 410 10% N/A
Liberal Democrats Denise Brewster 247 6% -0.87%
BNP Sheila Mary Spink 165 4% +0.51%
Majority 1479 35% -11.06%
Turnout 4261
Labour hold Swing

Manor

Manor[31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Daniel Hawthorne* 1,458 40% -4.32%
Labour Walter Barrett 1233 34% -9.44%
UKIP John Howard Kelly 660 18% N/A
Conservative Beverley Oliver 203 6% +1.36%
BNP Duncan Noel Warner 67 2% -2.76%
Majority 225 6% +5.25%
Turnout 3621
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Marple North

Marple North[33][34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Geoff Abell 1,580 37% -4.77%
Conservative Annette Claire Finnie 1248 29% +2.02%
UKIP Chelsea Helen Smith 539 13% +3.81%
Labour David Edward Rowbottom 538 13% -1.10%
Green Maggie Preston 328 8% +0.78%
Majority 332 8% -6.79
Turnout 4233
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Marple South

Marple South[35][36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Susan Ingham* 1,535 38% -11.79%
Conservative Bev Morley-Scott 950 23% -0.67%
UKIP Darran John Palmer 873 22% +10.2%
Labour Kevin Dolan 446 11% -3.34%
Green Graham Douglas Reid 254 6% N/A
Majority 585 15% -11.12
Turnout 4058
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Offerton

Offerton[37][38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dave Goddard 1,159 32% -3.58%
Labour Charlie Stewart 1052 29% -7.81
UKIP Harry Perry 843 23% +13.46%
Conservative Bill Law 557 15% -3.07%
Majority 107 3%
Turnout 3611
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Reddish North

Reddish North[39][40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Stephen Wilson* 2,082 66% -3.39%
Conservative Anthony Hannay 479 15% +2.5%
BNP Paul Bennett 419 13% +1.74%
Liberal Democrats Paul John Ankers 174 6% -0.85%
Majority 1603 51% -5.90%
Turnout 3154
Labour hold Swing

Reddish South

Reddish South[41][42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Grundy* 1,948 60% -10.22%
Conservative Alex Fenton 561 17% +3.50%
Green Jess Northey 322 10% N/A
BNP Ged Williams 271 8% +1.35%
Liberal Democrats Louise Shaw 169 5% -4.63%
Majority 1387 43% -13.72
Turnout 3271
Labour hold Swing

Stepping Hill

Stepping Hill[43][44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Douglas Wright 1,316 33% +6.76%
Liberal Democrats Mark Edward Weldon* 1279 32% -7.07%
Labour Janet Mary Rothwell 1054 26% +3.61%
Green Ken Pease 381 9% +2.88%
Majority 37 1%
Turnout 4030
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Changes since this election

Bramhall South & Woodford

Bramhall South & Woodford by-election 20 November 2014[45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John McGahan 2,080 53.2
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Richard Meal 1,502 38.4
Green David James McDonough 197 5.0
Labour Kathryn Ann Priestley 132 3.4
Majority 578 14.8
Turnout 3,911 39.5
Conservative hold Swing

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