2015 Guildford Borough Council election
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All 48 seats on the Guildford Borough Council
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats GGG
Last election 34 seats 12 seats New party
Seats won 35 9 3
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 3 Increase 3
Popular vote 74,068 35,344 20,614
Percentage 47% 22% 13%

  Fourth party
Party Labour
Last election 2 seats
Seats won 1
Seat change Decrease 1
Popular vote 17,540
Percentage 11%

Map showing the results of the election in each ward

Council control before election


Council control after election


The 2015 Guildford Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Guildford Borough Council in England as one of the 2015 local elections, held simultaneously with the General Election.[1]


The result saw the Conservatives win 35 of the 48 seats on Guildford Borough Council, one more than the 34 seat which they won in the previous elections in 2011.

Towards the north and east of the Borough of Guildford, a new party the Guildford Greenbelt Group won three seats, two in Send ward and one in Clandon & Horsley ward. All three of these gains were from the Conservatives. Also in the north and east of the Borough of Guildford, the Liberal Democrats retained their 2014 by-election gain, which they had made from the Conservatives, in Lovelace ward.

Moving from the east and north east of the borough to the town of Guildford itself, the Conservatives made five gains. They gained one of the three Liberal Democrat seats on Friary & St Nicolas ward, plus one of the three Liberal Democrat seats on Stoughton ward, plus the Liberal Democrat seat on Stoke ward. They also gained two of the three seats on Westborough ward, taking one from the Liberal Democrats and one from Labour.[2][3]

The summary table below shows changes relative to the 2011 Guildford Borough Council election results. It does not take account of the interim by-election change in Lovelace ward.

Guildford Borough Council Election, 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 35 5 4 +1 72 47 74068 [4]
  Liberal Democrats 9 1 4 -3 19 22 35344
  GGG 3 3 0 +3 6 13 20614
  Labour 1 0 1 -1 2 11 17540
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3 4488
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3 4323
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1 1425
  Peace 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 555

Voting trends

This article compares the votes obtained in the 2015 election with those obtained in 2011. The percentages obtained per candidate can be found in the full list of ward by ward results further down this page. The source and methodology for calculating percentages are discussed in the reference notes at the foot of the page.

The 2015 Guildford Borough Council election coincided with the United Kingdom general election. This resulted in a significantly increased turnout.

The wards to the west of Guildford town saw the Conservatives win every single seat, by a comfortable margin. In five of the six rural wards to the west of Guildford where there was both a Liberal Democrat candidate and a Guildford Greenbelt Group candidate, it was the Greenbelt candidate, rather than the Liberal Democrat, who was the runner up to the Conservatives.

The voting behaviour in the town of Guildford itself was different from the rural areas. In a clear majority of the rural wards the top two parties were the Conservatives and the Guildford Greenbelt Group. By contrast in the town of Guildford itself, the Greenbelt Group were not in the top two in any of the wards.

The west side of the town had a number of wards where the total number of votes cast for Conservative candidates in that ward and cast for Liberal Democrats in that ward were nearly equal. The closest was in Stoughton which had a total combined vote for Conservative candidates of 4421, versus 4424 for the Liberal Democrats. In Friary & St Nicolas ward, the total combined vote for the three Conservative candidates was 4265. The total combined vote for the three Liberal Democrat candidates was 4254.

In the east side of the town, other than Stoke ward, the Conservative won comfortably in all the wards, with the Liberal Democrats a distant second.

The Labour percentage vote in the town of Guildford itself, if one considers the wards as a whole, was up. However the Labour vote was down in percentage terms in those wards which had a Labour councillor going into the election.

The most dramatic voting change occurred in the eastern rural wards. Traditionally these have contained the Conservative's safest seats. In 2011, the Conservatives won all six of the council seats in Clandon & Horlsey ward, Lovelace ward and Send ward towards the east and north east of the Borough. In 2015, the Conservative only retained two of those six seats; losing three seats to the Guildford Greenbelt Group and seeing the Liberal Democrats retain their 2014 by election gain in Lovelace ward. The long-term future of the Wisley Airfield site, in Lovelace ward, was one of the issues particular to this part of Guildford Borough.[5]


Ash South & Tongham

Ash is to the west of Guildford Borough Council and borders Aldershot further to its west. Ash South and Tongham ward is the southerly one of the three Ash wards. It elects three councillors.

The 2011 elections had seen three Conservative candidates face only 2 Labour candidates and no one else. As a results the three Conservatives had been returned very easily with each candidate getting around 80% of the vote. The 2015 elections were more competitive. Three Conservatives, two Liberal Democrats, one Labour and one Guildford Greenbelt candidate stood for this ward. The three Conservatives won between 63% and 69% of the vote. Two new councillors for the area, Nigel Kearse and Paul Spooner, were amongst those elected. The two Liberal Democrat, one Labour and one Guildford Green Belt candidates each obtained votes in the 20% to 30% region.

Ash Vale

Ash Vale is the northerly of the three Ash wards. It elects two councillors.

The Liberal Democrats had not put up candidates in either the Ash South & Tongham ward or the Ash Vale ward in the 2011 elections. In 2015 two Liberal Democrats and two Conservatives competed in this ward. The Conservatives won.

There was a noticeable difference between the vote of the top Conservative candidate (71%) and that of the second candidate (60%). By contrast the two Liberal Democrat candidates, in Ash Vale ward, were only 2 vote apart from one another.

Ash Wharf

Ash Wharf is the central of the three Ash wards. It elects two candidates.

In both the 2011 elections and the 2015 elections, four years later, the top Conservative candidate, in Ash Wharf, obtained 63.3% of the vote.

West Rural Guildford


Normandy elects one councillor. It is the ward between Guildford (the town) and Ash.

The Conservatives held Normandy ward, in 2015, with a majority of 644 over the second placed Guildford Greenbelt candidate. The Liberal Democrats fell back to fourth, behind the Labour candidate. The Liberal Democrats only obtaining around 7% of the vote in a seat they (and their SDP-Liberal Alliance predecessors) had held between 1987 and 1999. New councillor for the area David Bilbe was elected.


Pilgrims ward covers a number of small villages along the North Downs. It elects one councillor.

Conservative Tony Rooth was re-elected with 61.9% of the vote, with the Guildford Greenbelt candidate, on 14.6%, in second place.


Pirbright elects one councillor.

The previous three contests in Pirbright have been straight Conservative versus Liberal Democrat fights. This time in addition to Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidates, there was a Guildford Greenbelt candidate.

The Conservative share of the vote has remained within a fairly consistent range, in Pirbright, over the last decade. It was roughly 66% in 2007, 64% in a by election in 2010 and 71% in 2011. In 2015, it was 66%. Existing councillor, Gordon Jackson, was re-elected.


Shalford borders Guildford town to its south west. It elects two councillors. The ward includes Artington and Compton as well as Shalford.

Shalford was one of a number of wards in Guildford where the Conservatives retained the seat in 2015, but with new candidates. Michael Illman and Michael Parsons were elected with a majority that fell slightly from the Conservatives 2011 majority of 746, to 669. The runner up was the Guildford Greenbelt Group.


Worplesdon ward borders the town to the north and north west of Guildford. It elects three councillors. It includes a substantial amount of town overspill in addition to villages like Worplesdon and Wood Street village.

The Conservatives retained their three seats in Worplesdon ward. Their majority increased slightly from 399, in 2011, to 426 in 2015. Existing councillors for the area David Elms, Bob McShee and Iseult Roche were re-elected. The Guildford Greenbelt Group were the runners up. The Liberal Democrat vote fell to around 15% (in 2011 it had been in the 32-35% range).

Guildford Town - West Side

Friary & St Nicolas

Friary & St Nicolas ward elects three councillors. The Friary bit of this ward covers most of the town centre, stretching slightly to its north. The St Nicolas bit of the ward is on the other side (the west side) of the River Wey and covers the south west part of the town.

Prior to the 2015 elections all the councillors, since 1983, for Friary & St Nicolas had been Liberal Democrats (or their predecessors). However the Liberal Democrat majorities had been consistently falling through a number of elections. In 2003 the Liberal Democrat majority had been 1014, in 2007 it was 553, and in 2011 it fell to 241. In 2015, the Conservatives took one of the three Liberal Democrats seats on Friary & St Nicolas ward.


Onslow include Onslow Village, Guildford Park and the University of Surrey. The ward elects three councillors.

In the previous eight full council elections in Onslow, half the time three Liberal Democrats had been elected and the other half of the time two Liberal Democrats and one Conservative had been elected. In 2015, the result in Onslow was, once again, two Liberal Democrats and one Conservative.

The top Labour, Green and Guildford Greenbelt candidates all obtained between 21% and 23% of the vote

The gap between the top Conservative candidate in Onslow and the bottom one was around 14% of the total vote. The gap between the top Greenbelt candidate and the bottom one was between 9 and 10% of the total vote. The gap between the top Labour candidate and the bottom one was between 8 and 9% of the total vote; which tends to indicate that there was a lot of voting splitting between the parties, or plumping for just one candidate.


Stoughton is to the north west of Guildford. It elects three councillors.

Stoughton was one of three wards to the west of Guildford in which a Conservative topped the poll, followed by two Liberal Democrats. The other two wards were Friary & St Nicolas and Onslow wards.

The Liberal Democrat in third place beat the Conservative in fourth by six votes. Third gets elected, fourth doesn't.


Westborough ward includes Westborough and Park Barn. Park Barn was largely built as a council estate. Westborough ward elects three councillors.

Throughout most of its history, as a council ward, Labour have held all three of the Westborough council seats.

Westborough became a ward on Guildford Municipal Borough Council in 1933, as the boundaries of the town were extended to the west around that time, necessitating a new ward in that area. Between 1933 and 2014, the Conservatives won only once in Westborough ward, in 1968,[6] a year where Labour did very poorly in local elections throughout England and the Conservative gained a lot of their seats as a result.

In 2015 the Conservatives gained two of the three seats on Westborough ward, one at the expense of Labour and one at the expense of the Liberal Democrats. Existing Liberal Democrat councillor Julia McShane was the other person elected.

Guildford Town - East Side


Burpham is towards the north west of the town of Guildford. It elects two councillors.

In the previous three local elections in Burpham (2003, 2007 and 2011), the ward had been a Conservative - Liberal Democrat marginal, where the largest majority had been 137. In 2015, Conservatives Christian Holliday and Mike Piper increased their majority over the top Liberal Democrat candidate, in third place, to 689 votes.


Christchurch ward covers the area east of Guildford from Cross Lanes in the west to Boxgrove Park and Abbotswood in the east. The ward elects two councillors.

Conservatives Matt Furniss and Nikki Nelson-Smith were re-elected with respectively 67.7% and 56.8% of the vote. The top Liberal Democrat, in third place, won 18.2% of the vote.

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity ward include most of the south part of the town on the east side of the River Wey.

Three new Conservatives candidates were elected to represent Holy Trinity ward in 2015. Their majority over the Liberal Democrat in fourth increasing from the 145 majority the Conservatives obtained in 2011, to 438 in 2015.


Merrow elects three councillors.

Other than a period in the 1990s when the Liberal Democrats captured Merrow & Burpham, this has been a safe Conservative ward since the mid 1950s.[6] The Conservative majority over the top placed Liberal Democrat grew from 855 in 2011, to 1348 in 2015.


Stoke ward largely consists of Bellfields and Slyfield Green. Much of Bellfields was originally built as a council estate.

Historically Stoke ward, along with Westborough ward, have been the wards in Guildford most likely to vote Labour. In 2011 Stoke ward had a close result which saw one Labour and one Liberal Democrat elected, with the top Conservative 35 votes off second place. In 2015, longstanding Labour councillor Angela Gunning was re-elected. Also elected was Conservative William Chesterfield; who became the first Conservative to be elected for Stoke ward since 1969.

East Rural Guildford

Clandon & Horsley

Clandon & Horsley elects three councillors. It is traditionally the Conservatives safest ward on Guildford Borough Council. 2015 saw two Conservatives and one Greenbelt candidate elected in Clandon & Horsley ward. There was a 40% swing from the Conservatives to the Greenbelt candidates in Clandon & Horsley ward.


Effingham is the most easterly of the wards in Guildford Borough. It elects one councillor.

Liberal Democrat Liz Hogger saw her vote increase form 54.7% in 2011 to 60.5% in 2015. In both 2011 and 2015, Liz Hogger got the highest percentage vote of any Liberal Democrat candidate for Guildford Borough Council.


Lovelace consists of the villages of Ripley, Ockham and Wisley. It elects one councillor.

2014, Liberal Democrat, by election winner Colin Cross retained the seat with a 432 majority over the Guildford Greenbelt candidate in second. The Conservatives were pushed into third. Lovelace was the only ward in Guildford where the Conservatives did not finish in the top two political parties in 2015.


Send elects two councillors. Two Guildford Greenbelt candidates topped the poll with a 242 majority over the Conservative in third place. As in Clandon & Horsley ward, there was a 40% swing from the Conservatives to the Greenbelt candidates in Send.

There are twenty two wards on Guildford Borough Council. 36.2% of the votes which the Greenbelt Group got throughout Guildford Borough in 2015 came from just one ward - Clandon & Horsley. A further 13.2% of the Greenbelt's Guildford vote, in 2015, came from Send ward.


Tillingbourne includes Shere, Albury and St Martha's. Conservatives Richard Billington and David Wright were re-elected with a 799 majority over the Greenbelt candidate in third place.

Ward by ward

Ash South & Tongham (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Mansbridge 2299 69.1[7]
Conservative Nigel Kearse 2199 66.1
Conservative Paul Spooner 2104 63.3
Guildford Greenbelt Group Diego Colombo 999 30.0
Liberal Democrats Rebecca White 900 27.1
Labour Bernard Collins 746 22.4
Liberal Democrats Sandra Robinson 665 20.0
Majority 1105 33.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ash Vale (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Manning 1767 70.9
Conservative Marsha Moseley 1491 59.9
Liberal Democrats Caroline Johnson 814 32.7
Liberal Democrats Rosaleen Morgan 812 32.6
Majority 677 27.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ash Wharf (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Murray Grubb 1761 63.3
Conservative Jo Randall 1698 61.0
Liberal Democrats Alan Hilliar 986 35.4
Liberal Democrats Carolyn Hilliar 953 34.2
Majority 712 25.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Burpham (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christian Holliday 1647 55.6
Conservative Mike Piper 1623 54.8
Liberal Democrats Ted Mayne 934 31.5
Liberal Democrats Nicole Kale 828 28.0
Labour Adrian Newton 432 14.6
Labour Barry Glassberg 397 13.4
Majority 689 23.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Christchurch (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matt Furniss 1989 67.7
Conservative Nikki Nelson-Smith 1669 56.8
Liberal Democrats Paul Hienkens 534 18.2
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Belfitt 501 17.0
Green Sam Peters 369 12.6
Labour John Moore 267 9.1
Guildford Greenbelt Group Andrea Paton 265 9.0
Labour Rajanathan Rajasingham 260 8.8
Majority 1135 38.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Clandon & Horsley (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jenny Wicks 2345 46.5
Conservative Matthew Sarti 2308 45.7
Guildford Greenbelt Group David Reeve 2304 45.7
Conservative Ian Symes 2287 45.3
Guildford Greenbelt Group Chris Tailby 2280 45.2
Guildford Greenbelt Group David Parker 2139 42.4
Liberal Democrats Ingrid Molossi 451 8.9
Liberal Democrats Arnold Pindar 335 6.6
Labour Carolyn Fiddles 278 5.5
Labour John Brown 258 5.1
Independent Jonathan Hill 110 2.2
Majority 17 0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Other gain from Conservative
Effingham (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Liz Hogger 996 60.5
Conservative Christopher Iles 517 31.4
UKIP Donna Walker 120 7.3
Majority 479 29.1
Turnout 1646
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Friary & St Nicolas (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alex Chesterfield 1660 40.3
Liberal Democrats Angela Goodwin 1582 38.4
Liberal Democrats Caroline Reeves 1461 35.5
Conservative Alexa Chiltern-Hunt 1380 33.5
Conservative Ewan Mactaggart 1225 29.8
Liberal Democrats Mike Hutnik 1211 29.4
Green Selina Cartledge 902 21.9
Labour Elizabeth Bullock 760 18.5
Green Mark Parry 601 14.6
Guildford Greenbelt Group Anna-Marie Davis 492 12.0
Labour Jennifer Mason 486 11.8
Labour Chris Pegman 478 11.6
Majority 81 2.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Holy Trinity Ward (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoff Davis 2068 51.8
Conservative Nils Christiansen 2025 50.7
Conservative Dennis Paul 1655 41.4
Liberal Democrats Jillian Doran 1217 30.4
Liberal Democrats Sheena Chawatama 991 24.8
Liberal Democrats Marike Denyer 967 24.2
Labour Joe Bullock 606 15.2
Labour Joan O'Byrne 553 13.8
Labour Liam Humble 478 12.0
Guildford Greenbelt Group Daisy Fannin 447 11.2
Guildford Greenbelt Group Catherine Young 412 10.3
UKIP Janet Featherstone 271 6.8
UKIP David Sheppard 130 3.3
UKIP Peter Turvey 108 2.7
Majority 438 11.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Lovelace (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Cross 735 53.3
Guildford Greenbelt Group Helen Jeffries 303 22.0
Conservative Julie Iles 290 21.0
Labour Keith Chesterton 46 3.3
Majority 432 31.3
Turnout 1379
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Merrow (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Ellwood 2322 56.9
Conservative Philip Brooker 2149 52.7
Conservative Jennifer Jordan 2143 52.5
Liberal Democrats Deanna Davis 795 19.5
Liberal Democrats Marilyn Merryweather 756 18.5
Guildford Greenbelt Group Mike Bruton 645 15.8
Liberal Democrats Alexander Thompkins 600 14.7
Labour Malcolm Hill 524 12.8
Labour Janet Gosling 509 12.5
Guildford Greenbelt Group Gary Walton 471 11.5
Green Ana Lynn-Smith 438 10.7
Green Morgan Gooch 410 10.1
Labour Tim Wolfenden 377 9.2
Majority 1348 33.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Normandy (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Bilbe 1068 59.9
Guildford Greenbelt Group Lisa Wright 424 23.8
Labour Roger Wintfield 159 8.9
Liberal Democrats Bruce McLaren 123 6.9
Majority 644 36.1
Turnout 1783
Conservative hold Swing
Onslow (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adrian Chandler 1293 36.3
Liberal Democrats David Goodwin 1012 28.4
Liberal Democrats Tony Phillips 984 27.6
Conservative Philip Hooper 915 25.7
Labour James Heaphy 819 23.0
Conservative Chris Varveris 797 22.4
Liberal Democrats George Potter 763 21.4
Guildford Greenbelt Group Raymond Briggs 750 21.1
Green Peter Sims 747 21.0
Labour Dominic Stone 607 17.1
Guildford Greenbelt Group Karen Stevens 581 16.3
Labour Alistair Tolan 512 14.4
Guildford Greenbelt Group Peter Shaw 417 11.7
Independent Howard Moss 204 5.7
Peace Trevor Jones 172 4.8
Majority 69 1.9
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Pilgrims (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Rooth 910 61.9
Guildford Greenbelt Group Ramsey Nagaty 215 14.6
UKIP Geoff Graham 181 12.3
Liberal Democrats Susan Howard 160 10.9
Majority 695 47.3
Turnout 1469
Conservative hold Swing
Pirbright (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gordon Jackson 857 66.0
Liberal Democrats Mags McLaren 248 19.1
Guildford Greenbelt Group Richard Charman 176 13.6
Majority 609 46.9
Turnout 1298
Conservative hold Swing
Send (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Guildford Greenbelt Group Mike Hurdle 1524 61.8
Guildford Greenbelt Group Susan Parker 1187 48.1
Conservative Julia Osborn 945 38.3
Conservative Russ Green 776 31.5
Liberal Democrats Anthony Martinelli 177 7.2
Labour Rob Woof 156 6.3
Labour Sue Wayland 132 5.6
Majority 242 9.8
Other gain from Conservative
Other gain from Conservative
Shalford (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Illman 1521 53.7
Conservative Michael Parsons 1504 53.1
Guildford Greenbelt Group Fiona Curtis 835 29.5
Guildford Greenbelt Group Tom Stevens 541 19.1
Liberal Democrats Tom Sharp 502 17.7
Labour Rose Seber 373 13.2
Labour Michael Jeram 348 12.3
Majority 669 23.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Stoke (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Chesterfield 855 34.0
Labour Angela Gunning 780 31.0
Conservative Joshua Martin 744 29.6
Liberal Democrats Hannah Thompson 678 27.0
Labour Michael Hassell 626 24.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Wright 475 18.9
UKIP Maureen Craig 459 18.3
UKIP Malik Azam 364 14.5
Majority 36 1.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour hold Swing
Stoughton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Quelch 1812 42.4
Liberal Democrats Pauline Searle 1533 35.9
Liberal Democrats Gillian Harwood 1466 34.3
Conservative Andrew Whitby-Collins 1458 34.1
Liberal Democrats Lizzie Griffiths 1425 33.4
Conservative Malachy Ujam 1151 26.9
Independent Tony Ferris 1111 26.0
Labour Richard Eggleton 673 15.8
Labour George Dokimakis 600 14.0
Labour Nick Trier 555 13.0
UKIP Terry Wadman 510 11.9
UKIP Ngaire Wadman 428 10.0
Majority 6 0.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Tillingbourne (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Billington 2072 67.1
Conservative David Wright 1694 54.9
Guildford Greenbelt Group Stephen Parker 895 29.0
Liberal Democrats Vicky Barlow 479 15.5
Liberal Democrats Anne Meredith 380 12.3
Labour Julie Dudley 329 10.7
Labour Edward Williams 275 8.9
Majority 799 25.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Westborough (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julia McShane 1238 35.1
Conservative Elizabeth Hooper 1235 35.0
Conservative Sheila Kirkland 1170 33.1
Conservative Christine Young 1016 28.8
Labour James Walsh 932 26.4
Liberal Democrats Fiona White 913 25.9
Liberal Democrats Sean Packman 875 24.8
Labour Brian Walter 824 23.3
Labour Alexander Wilks 821 23.3
Green Robert Hardy 577 16.3
Green Alan Pavia 444 12.6
Peace John Morris 191 5.4
Peace Vali Drummond 102 2.9
Peace Mohammed Kabir 90 2.5
Majority 154 4.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Worplesdon (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Elms 2069 50.7
Conservative Bob McShee 1957 48.0
Conservative Iseult Roche 1628 39.9
Guildford Greenbelt Group Neville Bryan 1202 29.5
Guildford Greenbelt Group John Rowland 1110 27.2
UKIP Harry Aldridge 777 19.0
Liberal Democrats Victor Seale 667 16.3
Liberal Democrats Donna Avory 637 15.6
Liberal Democrats Kate Creagh 585 14.3
Labour Brenda Hill 564 13.8
UKIP Mike Pitman 509 12.5
UKIP George Johnson 466 11.4
Majority 426 10.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing


A by-election was held on 5 May 2016 in Stoke ward following the resignation of William Chesterfield.

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Walsh 528 34.8 +9.9
Conservative Barry Keane 497 32.8 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Hannah Thompson 492 32.4 +5.4
Majority 31 2.0
Turnout 1,517
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

See also


  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Guildford Borough Council election : Guildford Borough Council". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ Guildford results Get Surrey, website of the Surrey Advertiser/Herald/Guardian group of newspapers. 8 May 2015. Accessed 22 May 2015.
  4. ^ Councillors by Party, those with four year membership terms commencing 11 May 2015 Guildford Borough Council. Published 11 May 2015.
  5. ^ For example see http://www2.guildford.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_GUILD_DCAPR_148758
  6. ^ a b See Twentieth Century Local Election Results vol 5 Guildford Borough Council compiled by Roger Ottewill, published by University of Plymouth
  7. ^ Ideally one would calculate the percentage figure using the vote for a particular candidate divided by the voter turnout number for that ward. However as the turnout figures were not published in early May 2015 with the results, the closest approximation available to the turnout figure has been used. Percentage figures have been calculated using the votes per candidate number divided by (the total number of votes for all the candidates divided by the number of candidates, then adding the number of spoilt ballot papers to this figure). Where there is only one elected candidate this will produce the correct percentage figure as it produces a figure equal to votes per candidate divided by the maximum number of votes which that candidate could have obtained on that turnout. However where there are two or three elected candidates per ward the figure used herein can produce a percentage figure fractionally higher than the true percentage as it does not account for voters who do not vote for their full quota of candidates. This approximation of turnout gives useful comparison between the percentage votes per candidate obtained, however it would not be appropriate to quote it as the actual turnout figure and consequently the turnout figure has been omitted from this table of results at present other than for wards only electing one member.