2015 Crawley Borough Council election[1][2]
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12 of the 37 seats to Crawley Borough Council
19 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 20 16'
Seats before 21 16
Seats won 3 9
Seats after 19 18
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 15,671 21,760
Percentage 37.2% 51.6%

Crawley UK local election 2015 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2015 Crawley Borough Council elections by ward. Blue show Conservative seats, and red shows Labour. Wards in grey had no election.
Labour gained a seat from UKIP in a by-election in October 2014[3]

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2015 Crawley Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect third of the members of Crawley Borough Council in West Sussex, England as part of the English local elections coinciding with the 2015 General Election.[4] The seats up for election were last contested in 2011.

Results

2015 Crawley Borough Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 19 0 1 -1 51 37 15,671
  Conservative 18 1 0 +1 49 52 21,760
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 6 2,723
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 3 1,066
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2 848
  Libertarian 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 53
  Justice Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 40

The Labour Party governing group of councillors saw their majority reduced to one councillor, with one gained by a Conservative, keeping some areas of the authority having no representatives within the group with control of the council. Five of six seats held were retained by Labour candidates, keeping some areas with sole majority party representation. None of the unrepresented parties achieved a first or second place in any of the seats for which the election took place. Seats from two lower-population wards were without elections in 2015.[5][6][7]

Ward by ward

Bewbush

Bewbush[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Chris Cheshire 1,636
Conservative Patrick Robert Reid 1,173
UKIP Simon Darroch 631
Green Richard Martin Kail 171
Justice Party Arshad Khan 40
Turnout 57%
Labour hold

Furnace Green

Furnace Green[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Duncan Crow 1,560
Labour Tony Patel 903
UKIP Allan Peter Griffiths 516
Liberal Democrats David Lee Anderson 156
Turnout 69%
Conservative hold

Gossops Green

Gossops Green[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Lisa Vitler 1,278
Labour Jason Robert Vine 920
UKIP Christopher James Brown 544
Turnout 69%
Conservative hold

Ifield

Ifield[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Martin Alan Stone 2,312
Labour Sue Mullins 1,906
Turnout 62%
Conservative gain from Labour

Langley Green

Langley Green[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Andrew Clifford Skudder 1,739
Conservative Andrew Simon Jagger 957
UKIP Sharon Elizabeth Kennett 549
Liberal Democrats Kevin Osborne 152
Turnout 59%
Labour hold

Maidenbower

Maidenbower[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Kim Jaggard 3,455
Labour Sumon Ahmed 1,066
Turnout 69%
Conservative hold

Northgate

Northgate[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Geraint Thomas 1,227
Conservative Tina Belben 930
Liberal Democrats Michael John Sargent 156
Turnout 59%
Labour hold

Pound Hill North

Pound Hill North[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Kevan McCarthy 2,341
Labour Carlos Portal Castro 853
Liberal Democrats Valerie Ann Spooner 299
Turnout 69%
Conservative hold

Pound Hill South and Worth

Pound Hill South and Worth[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Beryl Mecrow 2,901
Labour Rory Stuart Fiveash 1,383
Turnout 68%
Conservative hold

Southgate

Southgate[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jan Tarrant 1,894
Labour Michael William Pickett 1,564
Green Robin David Fitton 268
Liberal Democrats Elke Smith 137
Libertarian Adam Gregory Brown 53
Turnout 61%
Conservative gain from Labour

Three Bridges

Three Bridges[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Bob Burgess 1,597
Labour Daryl English 1,308
UKIP Martin Rann 483
Green Tim Holt 223
Turnout 65%
Conservative hold

Tilgate

Tilgate[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Francis Guidera 1,362
Labour Julian Charatan 1,166
Green Derek Hardman 186
Liberal Democrats James Michael Harper 166
Turnout 65%
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ Andrew Teale. "Local Election Results 2015". Local Elections Archive Project.
  2. ^ Steven Ayres (18 June 2015). "Local elections 2015". House of Commons Library. p. 18.
  3. ^ a b "Local Authority Byelection Results - October 2014". Archived from the original on 12 July 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  5. ^ Election result Crawley News. 8 May 2015. Accessed 2015-05-22.
  6. ^ "Labour hold Crawley Borough Council by slimmest majority" Archived 11 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine Crawley and Horley Observer. 8 May 2015. Accessed 2015-05-22.
  7. ^ 2011 results showing by ward with all candidates' votes Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine CBC. Accessed 2015-05-22
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/web/PUB246856 Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Statement of Persons Nominated
  9. ^ "Three senior Crawley Tories defect to UKIP". Crawley and Horley Observer. 29 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Crawley UKIP chairman was given only a day's notice of councillor's resignation". Crawley and Horley Observer. 29 August 2014.[permanent dead link]