Map of the results of the 2014 Weymouth and Portland council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, UK Independence Party in purple and independents in light grey. Wards in grey were not contested in 2014.
Map of the results of the 2014 Weymouth and Portland council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, UK Independence Party in purple and independents in light grey. Wards in grey were not contested in 2014.

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

The elections saw the Labour Party gain 3 seats and become the largest party on the council with 15 seats, but without an overall majority. The Conservative Party was reduced to 11 seats compared to the 14 they had after the 2012 election.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Weymouth and Portland election result 2014
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 5 3 0 +3 41.7 29.6 4,485
  Conservative 4 0 3 -3 33.3 27.7 4,209
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 -1 8.3 14.3 2,171
  UKIP 1 1 0 +1 8.3 12.4 1,888
  Independent 1 0 0 0 8.3 3.4 516
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 12.5 1,902

Gain/loss is relative to the 2010 results.

Councillors standing down

The following councillors were elected in 2010 and had to seek re-election.

Ward Councillor Party
Littlemoor Mark Tewkesbury Labour
Melcombe Regis Raymond Banham Liberal Democrat
Preston Hazel Bruce Conservative
Tophill East Margaret Leicester Independent
Tophill West Ian Munro-Price Conservative
Underhill Paul Kimber Labour
Upwey and Broadwey Robert Dunster Conservative
Westham East Ian James Conservative
Westham North Christine James Liberal Democrat
Wey Valley Kevin Hodder Conservative
Weymouth West Dominic Lonsdale Conservative
Wyke Regis Geoffrey Petherick Independent
(elected as Conservative)

No elections: Radipole, Westham West, Weymouth East

Geoff Petherick became an independent in May 2011.[2]

Ward results

Littlemoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Tewkesbury 474 56.2
UKIP Sandra Cobb 224 26.5
Conservative John Ellis 146 17.3
Majority 250
Turnout 32.64
Labour hold Swing
Melcombe Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Francis Drake 312 24.8
Conservative Roger Costello 297 23.6
Labour Dan Brember 268 21.3
Liberal Democrats Ray Banham 250 19.9
Green Jonathan Orrell 131 10.4
Majority 15
Turnout 27.32
UKIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hazel Bruce 918 38.2
Liberal Democrats Howard Legg 570 23.7
UKIP Steve Cobb 530 22.1
Labour Maureen Drake 260 10.8
Green John Tomblin 124 5.2
Majority 348
Turnout 55.46
Conservative hold Swing
Tophill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Margaret Leicester 253 27.8
UKIP Alan Ackroyd 225 24.7
Labour Jim Draper 209 23.0
Conservative Richard Paisley 169 18.6
Green Benn Harrison 54 5.9
Majority 28
Turnout 36.87
Independent hold Swing
Tophill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Penny McCartney 426 33.2
Conservative Alec Nicholls 346 26.9
Liberal Democrats Sue Lees 268 20.9
Green Susan Sutton 245 19.1
Majority 80
Turnout 34.26
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Underhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Kimber 473 59.7
UKIP Tracey Gough 319 40.3
Majority 154
Turnout 30.12
Labour hold Swing
Upwey and Broadwey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Brookes 406 34.4
Labour Kieron Womble 364 30.8
UKIP John Morse 278 23.5
Green David Smith 133 11.3
Majority 42
Turnout 41.25
Conservative hold Swing
Westham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gareth Rockingham 367 42.2
Liberal Democrats Oz Kanji 275 31.6
Conservative Jean Woodward 228 26.2
Majority 92
Turnout 32.43
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Westham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christine James 808 59.2
Labour Pete Barrow 558 40.8
Majority 250
Turnout 34.27
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Wey Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cory Russell 630 54.6
Green Brian Heatley 523 45.4
Majority 107
Turnout 40.54
Conservative hold Swing
Weymouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Claudia Webb 541 34.2
Labour Tashi Warr 536 33.9
Green Claire Sutton 504 31.9
Majority 5
Turnout 40.90
Conservative hold Swing
Wyke Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Craig Martin 550 36.0
Conservative Christopher Mallen 528 34.5
Independent Mark Griffiths 263 17.2
Green Leslie Dalton 188 12.3
Majority 22
Turnout 35.94
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "England council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/10846/19/1/weymouth-councillor-crosses-the-floor-from Archived 18 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine WEYMOUTH: Councillor crosses the floor from Tory to Independent