2015 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

← 2014 7 May 2015 2016 →

21 of 63 seats to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Barnsley Ind.
Seats won 55 4 4
Seat change Increase2 Steady Decrease2
Popular vote 53,833 18,344 5,956
Percentage 52.8 18.0 5.8
Swing Increase2.2 Increase3.5 Decrease2.3

Council control before election

Labour Party (UK)

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

2015 local election results in Barnsley
2015 local election results in Barnsley

The 2015 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in England as part of the 2015 United Kingdom local elections.[1] Councillors retiring at this election were Cllrs. Betty Barlow (Worsborough); Tracey Cheetham (Royston); Brian Key (Darfield); and Tom Sheard (Kingstone) (all L); Dave North (North East) and Brian Perrin (Dodworth) from the Barnsley Independent Group; and Anne Rusby (Penistone West) (C).

Results

Labour maintained control winning 19 of the 21 seats up for election. The Conservatives won the other 2 seats.

After the election the political make up of the council was:[1]

Year Labour Barnsley Independent Group Conservative Independent
2015 55 4 4 0

By-elections between 2015 and 2016

Dearne North by-election 27 August 2015[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Annette Gollick 817 69.8 +4.2
UKIP Jim Johnson 140 12.0 -15.4
Yorkshire First Tony Devoy 115 9.8 +9.8
TUSC Karen Fletcher 55 4.7 +4.7
Conservative Lee Ogden 43 3.7 -3.3
Majority 677 57.9
Turnout 1,170
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "England council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Dearne North Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 18 April 2022.