2015 Hart District Council Election

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12 seats to Hart District Council
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Community Campaign Hart
Seats before 14 9 9
Seats won 8 2 2
Seats after 16 8 8
Seat change +2 -1 -1

Results map

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2015 Hart District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of the Hart District Council in England.[1] It was held on the same day as other local elections. Prior to this elections, the Conservatives held a plurality with 14 seats but did not hold a majority, whilst the Liberal Democrats and Community Campaign (Hart) both had 8 seats. The remaining seat was held by an independent.

Results

These were the second elections to be held with the new boundaries after the 2014 elections, which saw the Conservatives elected the largest party but without a majority, while Community Campaign (Hart) and the Liberal Democrats won nine seats each alongside won independent candidate. As such, the council remained under no overall control. In the 2015 election, the Conservatives were the only party to make gains, winning two new seats, one each from the Liberal Democrats and Community Campaign Hart, with no other changes. The council remained under no overall control. As well as the three party groups on the council, one independent from Hook Ward remained but was not up for election until 2018.

The table below only tallies the votes of the highest polling candidate for each party within each ward. This is known as the top candidate method and is often used for multi-member plurality elections. Most wards only had one seat up for election, but several had two.


Hart District Council election, 2015[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 16 2 0 Increase2 48.48 50.87 25,450
  Liberal Democrats 8 0 1 Decrease1 24.24 17.50 8757
  Community Campaign Hart 8 0 1 Decrease1 24.24 14.19 7104
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 10.51 5260
  Labour 0 0 0 Steady 6.67 3340
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.23 118

Ward Results

Blackwater & Hawley

Blackwater & Hawley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bob Harward 1630
Conservative Vivienne Gascoigne 1242
UKIP Mike Gascoigne 581
Labour Co-op Les Lawrie 298
Green Steve Francis[note 1] 118
Majority
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Crookham East

Crookham East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Campaign Hart Chris Axam 1870
Conservative Helen Butler 1834
UKIP Dawn Moors 387
Labour Ruth Ann Williams 379
Majority
Community Campaign Hart hold Swing

Crookham West and Ewshot

Crookham West and Ewshot Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Campaign Hart Tony Clarke 2027
Conservative Christopher James Simmons 2003
UKIP David Franklin Owens 384
Labour Dominic Arthur 359
Majority
Community Campaign Hart hold Swing

Fleet Central

Fleet Central Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alex Gray 2038
Community Campaign Hart John Bennison 1716
Labour Satdeep Kaur Grewel 468
UKIP Robert Blay 364 -5.5
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 88
Majority
Conservative gain from Community Campaign Hart Swing

Fleet East

Fleet East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Parker 2678
Liberal Democrats Neil Christopher Walton 774
Labour John Gawthorpe 539
UKIP Peter Devonshire 407
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Fleet West

Fleet West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sara Kinnell 2686
Community Campaign Hart Stephen Cantle 952
Labour James Hurst 338
Liberal Democrats Paul Einchcomb 336
UKIP Gordon Smith 280
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Hartley Witney

Hartney Witney Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew James Renshaw 2941
Conservative Anne Crampton 952
Liberal Democrats Tony Over 1128
Liberal Democrats Alan Woolford 1090
UKIP Ali Altay 569
Majority
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hook

Hook Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Burchfield 3001
Labour Verd Nabbs 647
UKIP Ruth Hamilton 514
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Smith 486
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Odiham

Odiham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Gorys 3198
Liberal Democrats Rosalyn Gordon 816
UKIP Kevin Oliver 618
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Yateley East

Yateley East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dave Neighbour 1828
Conservative John Burton 1827
UKIP Sue Perkins 600
Labour Joyce Still 441
Majority
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Yateley West

Yateley West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Dickens 2002
Liberal Democrats Claire Elhaggagi 1759
UKIP John Howe 556
Labour Alistair Sutherland 410 -5.5
Majority
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Notes

  1. ^ "No description requested, but standing for Green Party

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Election results | Hart District Council". www.hart.gov.uk. Retrieved 16 April 2020.