2015 Ipswich Borough Council election

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18 seats (out of 48 seats)
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 35 10 3
Seats won 10 8 0
Seats after 31 15 2
Seat change Decrease4 Increase5 Decrease1
Popular vote 24,615 25,792 4,345
Percentage 37.5 39.0 6.6
Swing Decrease1.9 Increase11.6 Decrease1.6

Ipswich UK local election 2015 map.svg
Map showing the 2015 local election results in Ipswich.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

Elections to Ipswich Borough Council were held on 7 May 2015.[1] Despite losing 4 seats to the Conservatives, the Labour Party remained the largest party on the council, albeit with a reduced majority. The Conservatives won 5 additional seats (4 from Labour and 1 from the Liberal Democrats) and polled more votes than Labour overall. The Liberal Democrats lost a seat and won no seats. UKIP and the Green Party won no seats.

Results Summary

Party Votes % Seats
Won Existing Total +/–
Conservative Party 25,717 38.88 8 7 15 +5
Labour Party 24,625 37.23 10 21 31 –4
UK Independence Party 7,413 11.21 0 0 0 0
Liberal Democrats 4,345 6.57 0 2 2 –1
Green Party 3,918 5.92 0 0 0 0
Suffolk Together 123 0.19 0 0 0 0
Total 66,141 100 18 30 48 0
Source: Ipswich Borough Council

Ward Results

Alexandra

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Riley 1,805 45.4 -3.2
Conservative Jose Bernardo Esteves 1,327 33.4 +14.2
Green Barry Broom 534 13.4 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Toye 311 7.8 -2.6
Majority 478 12.0
Turnout 3,977
Labour hold Swing

Bixley

Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Pope 2,284 54.1 +6.3
Labour Paul Anderson 1,003 23.8 +0.1
UKIP Philippa Gordon 542 12.8 -8.3
Green James White 206 5.9 New
Liberal Democrats Martin Hope 183 4.3 -0.1
Majority 1,281 30.3
Turnout 4,218
Conservative hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Smart 1,387 39.6 -3.7
Conservative Katherine Parkinson 1,148 32.8 +14.8
UKIP Alan Boswell 580 16.6 -10.3
Green Eric Nelson 205 5.9 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Harvey 179 5.1 +0.4
Majority 239 6.8
Turnout 3,499
Labour hold Swing

Castle Hill

Castle Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Goldsmith 1,933 48.3 +11.1
Labour Annabel Mednick 1,024 25.6 -2.7
UKIP Wilfred Arasaratnam 607 15.2 -13.3
Liberal Democrats Oliver Holmes 235 5.9 -0.1
Green Elizabeth Smith 203 5.1 New
Majority 909 22.7
Turnout 4,002
Conservative hold Swing

Gainsborough

Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Cook 1,520 42.2 +0.4
Conservative Carol Debman 1,144 31.8 +11.7
UKIP John Beard 768 21.3 -10.5
Green Benjamin Magrath 167 4.6 -0.1
Majority 376 10.4
Turnout 3,599
Labour hold Swing

Gipping

Gipping
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Gardiner 1,452 43.4 -18.7
Conservative Kevin Algar 983 29.4 +2.5
UKIP Colin Gould 544 16.3 New
Green Shaun McDonald 231 6.9 New
Liberal Democrats Stuart McHardy 135 4.0 -7.0
Majority 469 14.0
Turnout 3,345
Labour hold Swing

Holywells

Holywells
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Harsant 1,649 44.7
Labour Howard Needham 1,132 30.7
UKIP Mark Dobrzanski 469 12.7
Green Thomas Wilmot 246 6.7
Liberal Democrats Timothy Lockington 194 5.3
Majority 517 14.0
Turnout 3,690
Conservative hold Swing

Priory Heath

Priory Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op William Knowles 1,627 42.2 -1.8
Conservative Andrew Shannon 1,329 34.5 +10.8
UKIP Michael Chelk 569 14.8 -11.6
Green Andrew Iredale 172 4.5 New
Liberal Democrats Mathew Baker 160 4.1 -1.8
Majority 298 7.7
Turnout 3,857
Labour hold Swing

Rushmere

Rushmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Ion 1,712 39.9%
Labour Co-op Tracy Grant 1,622 37.8%
UKIP Ricky Kerry 549 12.8%
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Jacob 212 4.9%
Green Maxwell Phillips 198 4.6%
Majority 90 2.1%
Turnout 4,293
Conservative gain from Labour

Spirtes

Sprites
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Fern 1,412 24.1 N/A
Conservative Robert Hall 1,205 20.6 N/A
Conservative Michael Bailey 1,034 17.7 N/A
Labour Colin Smart 980 16.7 N/A
UKIP Alan Cotterell 835 14.3 N/A
Green Maria Harrison 237 4.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Dighton 154 2.6 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Michelle Darwin 1,645
Labour Neil Macdonald 1,515
Conservative Mark Felix-Thomas 1,444
Conservative Kingsley Garratt 1,435
UKIP Josephine Grant 777
Green Edmund Harrison 502
Liberal Democrats Robin Whitmore 312
Majority 71
Turnout 7,630
Labour hold
Labour hold

St. Margaret's

St. Margaret's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Reynolds 1,743 37.5 +14.1
Liberal Democrats Catherine French 1,521 32.8 -8.0
Labour Steven Reynolds 1,001 21.6 +3.1
Green Kirsty Wilmot 377 8.1 +1.9
Majority 222 4.7
Turnout 4,642
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Stoke Park

Stoke Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robin Hyde-Chambers 1,649 50.2 +10.3
Labour Barry Studd 1,264 38.5 +8.3
Green Sally Broom 227 6.9 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Colin Boyd 146 4.4 +2.2
Majority 385 11.7
Turnout 3,286
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Westgate

Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Julian Gibbs 1,446 42.6 +0.8
Conservative Ray Flood 964 28.4 +5.1
UKIP Mark Schueler 432 12.7 -5.2
Green John Mann 252 7.4 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Mitchell 179 5.3 +2.4
Suffolk Together Anna Matthews 123 3.6 New
Majority 482 14.2
Turnout 3,396
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Whitehouse

Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Martin Goonan 1,194 35.1 -8.5
Conservative David Heffer 1,174 34.5 +16.8
UKIP Eric Pearl 741 21.8 -12.5
Green Catherine Struthers 161 4.7 New
Liberal Democrats Moira Kleissner 133 3.9 -0.6
Majority 20 0.6
Turnout 3,403
Labour hold Swing

Whitton

Whitton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Erion Xhaferaj 1,640 46.5 +21.5
Labour Stephen Connelly 1,596 45.3 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Julie Fletcher 291 8.3 +4.3
Majority 44 1.2
Turnout 3,527
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.