Cotswold District Council Election, 2015

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All 34 seats to Cotswold District Council
  First party Second party
 
Leader Lynden Stowe Joe Harris
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since 9 May 2006 October 2014
Leader's seat Campden and Vale Cirencester St Michael's
Last election 27 12
Seats before 30 11
Seats won 24 10
Popular vote 26,442 16,105
Percentage 54.8% 33.4%

Cotswold District Council election 2015 map.svg
Map of results of 2015 election, with Cirencester shown inset.

Leader of the Council before election

Lynden Stowe
Conservative

Leader of the Council after election

Lynden Stowe
Conservative

The 2015 Cotswold District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect all members of Cotswold District Council in England.[1] The whole council was up for election. Turnout was substantially up across the district due to the election being held on the same day as the general election and other local elections in England.

Boundary changes had reduced the number of seats from 44 to 34, making exact comparisons with 2011 difficult. The election produced a slightly reduced majority for the ruling Conservative Group but other than a single gain by the Liberal Democrats to produce this result no other ward changed hands.

Results

Cotswold District Council election, 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 24 0 1 -1 71 54.8 26442
  Liberal Democrats 10 1 0 +1 29 33.4 16105
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 4.6 2,219
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 1612
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 1,283
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 622

Ward results

Abbey Ward

Cirencester Abbey Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Harris 730 53.2
Conservative Tony Curry 509 37.1
Green Bob Irving 133 9.7
Majority 253 10.5
Turnout 70.57
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Blockley Ward

Blockley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Jepson* 949 62.1
Liberal Democrats Bella McMillan-Scott 580 37.9
Majority 369 24.2
Turnout 70.21
Conservative hold Swing

Bourton Vale Ward

Bourton Vale Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Keeling 1,171 72.5
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Lilley 444 27.5
Majority 727 45
Turnout 71.45
Conservative hold Swing

Bourton Village Ward

Bourton Village Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Len Wilkins* 675 50.8
Liberal Democrats Andy Briars 653 49.2
Majority 22 1.6
Turnout 63.54
Conservative hold Swing

Campden and Vale Ward

Campden and Vale Ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Annett* 1,850 57.7
Conservative Lynden Stowe* 1,740 54.3
Liberal Democrats Danny Loveridge 689 21.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Sipthorpe 626 19.5
UKIP Rob McNeil-Wilson 552 17.2
Majority 1,051
Turnout 71.44
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Chedworth and Churn Valley Ward

Chedworth and Churn Valley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Forde 810 50.1
Conservative David Broad* 808 49.9
Majority 2 0.2
Turnout 78.24
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Chesterton Ward

Cirencester Chesterton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roly Hughes 602 45.9
Conservative Phil Kerton 414 31.6
UKIP Robert Stephens 169 12.9
Green Sabrina Poole 127 9.7
Majority 195 14.3
Turnout 68.16
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Coln Valley Ward

Coln Valley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Theodoulou* 1,027 68.8
Liberal Democrats Frank Skinner 281 18.8
Green Xanthe Messenger 184 12.3
Majority 746 50
Turnout 74.22
Conservative hold Swing

Ermin Ward

Ermin Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Parsons* 921 58.1
Liberal Democrats Jane Edwards 519 32.8
UKIP Adrian Blake 144 9.1
Majority 402 25.3
Turnout 75.64
Conservative hold Swing

Fairford North Ward

Fairford North Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Abagail Beccle 644 51.1
Liberal Democrats Andy Rickell 351 27.8
UKIP Peter Brown 266 21.1
Majority 293 23.3
Turnout 70.27
Conservative hold Swing

Fosseridge Ward

Fosseridge Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Beale* 1,152 71.6
Liberal Democrats Peter Ellis 230 14.3
Green Ailsa Spindler 227 14.1
Majority 922 57.3
Turnout 74.34
Conservative hold Swing

Four Acres Ward

Cirencester Four Acres Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ray Brassington 549 52.5
Conservative Philip Dinkel 360 34.4
Green Frances Mary Johnson 136 13
Majority 189 18.1
Turnout 69.56
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Grumbolds Ash with Avening Ward

Grumbolds Ash with Avening Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Parsons* 1,108 71.5
Liberal Democrats Felicity Hornby 442 28.5
Majority 666 43
Turnout 75.42
Conservative hold Swing

Kemble Ward

Kemble Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Berry 969 62.2
Liberal Democrats Nicky Baber 430 27.6
UKIP John Fleming 158 10.2
Majority 539 34.6
Turnout 75.85
Conservative hold Swing

Lechlade, Kempsford and Fairford South Ward

Lechlade, Kempsford and Fairford South Ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Coakley* 1,798 57.0
Conservative Stephen Andrews 1,572 49.8
Liberal Democrats Lee Glendon 633 20.1
Labour Trevor Smith 423 13.4
UKIP Carol Smith 384 12.2
Liberal Democrats Shane Poole 323 10.2
UKIP Geoff Willis 283 9.0
Majority 939
Turnout 73.05
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Moreton East Ward

Moreton East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Dutton* 866 67.3
Labour Jude Walker 234 18.2
Liberal Democrats Tim Harris 186 14.5
Majority 632 49.1
Turnout 67.25
Conservative hold Swing

Moreton West Ward

Moreton West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alison Coggins 986 76.9
Liberal Democrats Tori Walker 296 23.1
Majority 690 53.8
Turnout 66.92
Conservative hold Swing

New Mills Ward

Cirencester New Mills Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tatyan Cheung 647 55.6
Conservative Lynn Hilditch 516 44.4
Majority 131 11.2
Turnout 59.66
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Northleach Ward

Northleach Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Hancock* 908 57.6
Liberal Democrats Laura Watts 553 35.1
Labour Merilyn Hill 114 7.2
Majority 355 22.5
Turnout 71.81
Conservative hold Swing

Sandywell Ward

Sandywell Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robin Hughes* 1,145 70.6
Liberal Democrats Roberta Crawley 477 29.4
Majority 668 41.2
Turnout 75.60
Conservative hold Swing

Siddington and Cerney Rural Ward

Siddington and Cerney Rural Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shaun Parsons 702 51.5
Liberal Democrats Jordan McKenna 662 48.5
Majority 40 3
Turnout 69.28
Conservative hold Swing

South Cerney Village Ward

South Cerney Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Juliet Layton* 707 48.6
Conservative Michael Darlington 433 29.8
Independent Alan Dickinson 314 21.6
Majority 274 18.8
Turnout 73.96
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Michael's Ward

Cirencester St Michael's Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joe Harris* 665 50.1
Conservative David Henson 422 31.8
UKIP Ken Parsons 118 8.9
Green Robert Elliott 90 6.8
Independent Matt Helm 33 2.5
Majority 243 18.3
Turnout 68.50
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stow Ward

Stow Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Dare* 783 56.1
Liberal Democrats Mike Curtis 613 43.9
Majority 170 12.2
Turnout 66.53
Conservative hold Swing

Stratton Ward

Cirencester Stratton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Coleman* 810 51.9
Conservative Malcolm Gilmore 595 38.1
Green Joy Irving 156 10
Majority 215 13.8
Turnout 76.74
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Tetbury East and Rural Ward

Tetbury East and Rural Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maggie Heaven 733 61.0
Liberal Democrats Francesca Cooper 246 20.5
Labour Jon Easterbrook 222 18.5
Majority 487 40.5
Turnout 75.54
Conservative hold Swing

Tetbury Town Ward

Tetbury Town Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Hirst* 517 47.1
Independent Kevin Painter 271 24.7
Labour Jason Stevens 219 20
Liberal Democrats Gary Selwyn* 91 8.3
Majority 246 22.4
Turnout 67.21
Conservative hold Swing

Tetbury with Upton Ward

Tetbury with Upton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tina Stevenson 768 61.5
Labour Christopher Giles 248 19.9
Liberal Democrats Steven Goldblatt 233 18.6
Majority 520 41.6
Turnout 71.20
Conservative hold Swing

The Ampneys and Hampton Ward

The Ampneys and Hampton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Fowles* 1,055 62.9
Liberal Democrats Chris Twells 621 37.1
Majority 434 26
Turnout 75.85
Conservative hold Swing

The Beeches Ward

Cirencester Beeches
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Robbins OBE 543 39.5
Conservative Stuart Tarr 488 35.5
UKIP Claire Eddleston 190 13.8
Labour Terry Pomroy 154 11.2
Majority 55 4
Turnout 64.69
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The Rissingtons Ward

The Rissingtons Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Mackenzie-Charrington 738 66.4
Green Andrew Maclean 230 20.7
Liberal Democrats Joanna Walker 143 12.9
Majority 508 45.7
Turnout 73.33
Conservative hold Swing

Watermoor Ward

Cirencester Watermoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jenny Hincks* 637 48.7
Conservative Geoffrey Adams 432 33.0
UKIP Peter Elliot 238 18.2
Majority 205 15.7
Turnout 61.55
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

By-elections between 2015 and 2019

Stow

A by-election was held on Thursday 29 September 2016 for the Stow ward due to the death of Conservative councillor Barry Dare. The subsequent election was won by the Liberal Democrats.

Stow Ward by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dilys Neill 555 64.9 +21.0
Conservative David Penman 300 35.1 -21.0
Majority 255 29.8
Turnout 855 40.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing 21%

Fairford North

A by-election was held on Thursday 9 February 2017 for the Fairford North ward due to the resignation of Conservative councillor Abigail Beccle. The subsequent election was won by the Liberal Democrats.

Fairford North Ward by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Doherty 610 68.1 +40.2
Conservative Dominic Morris 270 30.1 -20.9
Green Xanthe Messenger 15 1.8 +1.8
Majority 270 38.0
Turnout 897 46.57
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing 30.6%

Grumbolds Ash with Avening

A by-election was held on Thursday 23 November 2017 for the Grumbolds Ash with Avening Ward due to the death of Conservative councillor Jim Parsons. The subsequent election was won by the Conservatives.

Grumbolds Ash with Avening Ward by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Morgan 420 64.7 -6.8
Liberal Democrats Nicola Baber 136 21.0 -7.5
Labour Edward Shelton 93 14.3 +14.3
Majority 284 43.7
Turnout 654 31.52
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.