2015 Lewes District Council election
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All 41 seats to Lewes District Council
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Con
LD
Grn
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Green
Last election 22 seats, 37.8% 18 seats, 33.7% 0 seats, 7.6%
Seats won 24 11 3
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 7 Increase 3
Popular vote 35,938 24,817 10,955
Percentage 34.5% 23.8% 10.5%
Swing Decrease 3.3% Decrease 9.9% Increase 2.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Ind
UKIP
Party Independent UKIP
Last election 1 seat, 4.8% 0 seats, 3.1%
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 6,805 14,137
Percentage 6.5% 13.6%
Swing Increase 1.7% Increase 10.5%

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2015 Lewes District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Lewes District Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Results summary

Lewes District Council election, 2015[2]
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Conservative 39 24 3 1 Increase 2 58.5% 34.5% 35,938 Decrease 3.3%
  Liberal Democrats 36 11 1 8 Decrease 7 26.8% 23.8% 24,817 Decrease 9.9%
  Green 26 3 3 0 Increase 3 7.3% 10.5% 10,955 Increase 2.9%
  Independent 9 2 1 0 Increase 1 4.9% 6.5% 6,805 Increase 1.7%
  UKIP 27 1 1 0 Increase 1 2.4% 13.6% 14,137 Increase 10.5%
  Labour 21 0 0 0 Steady 0% 11.0% 11,479 Decrease 1.9%

Ward results

Sitting councillors are marked with an asterisk (*).

Barcombe & Hamsey

Barcombe & Hamsey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isabelle Linington 511 41.3 –3.5
Liberal Democrats Marion Joyce Hughes 492 39.8 +2.6
Green Neil del Strother 233 18.9 +0.9
Majority 19 1.5 –6.1
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Chailey & Wivelsfield

Chailey & Wivelsfield (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sharon Davy * 1,686 48.7 –9.2
Conservative Cyril Sugarman * 1,169
Liberal Democrats Lesley Alison Dunford 893 25.8 +6.3
UKIP Pascal Atkins 463 13.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Iantha Kirkup 444
Green Holly Atkins 417 12.1 –0.8
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ditchling & Westmeston

Ditchling & Westmeston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Jones * 1,032 67.0 +7.7
Liberal Democrats Don McBeth 259 16.8 +0.8
Green Tom Beament 162 10.5 –14.1
Labour Vincent Tickner 88 5.7 N/A
Majority 773 50.2 +15.5
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

East Saltdean & Telscome Cliffs

East Saltdean & Telscome Cliffs (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wayne Botting 1,875 43.7 –6.2
Conservative Ron Maskell * 1,825
Conservative Andy Smith * 1,654
Labour Alan Ford 923 21.5 –2.1
Labour Christine Robinson 875
Labour Laurence O'Connor 864
UKIP David Michael Burgess 685 16.0 N/A
UKIP Lyn Mills 613
UKIP Josh Palmer 520
Liberal Democrats Simon Marriott Ackroyd 432 10.1 –16.5
Green Sarah Rosalind Hitchings 378 8.8 N/A
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Kingston

Kingston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Vic Ient 576 44.4 +3.0
Conservative Nick Robinson 423 32.6 –1.7
Green Luci McGovern 297 22.9 +11.0
Majority 153 11.8 +4.7
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lewes Bridge

Lewes Bridge (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Daisy Cooper 905 27.5 –10.9
Green Joanna Katherine Emma Carter 677 20.6 –9.5
Liberal Democrats John Tregea Lamb 641
Independent Matt Kent 540 16.4 N/A
Labour Denzil Jones 529 16.1 –0.8
Labour Gill Short 447
Green Robert Lewis Heath 410
Conservative Brenda Gough 395 12.0 –2.6
Conservative Frances Tufnell 359
UKIP Deborah Anna Cooke 240 7.3 N/A
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Green gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Susan Jean Murray 767 28.4 –1.5
Liberal Democrats Mike Chartier * 764 28.3 –11.8
Green Annabella Sarah Ashby 703
Liberal Democrats David Michael Gray * 612
Labour Linda Drabble 448 16.6 –1.1
Labour Philippa Thompson 439
Independent Jacqueline Bishop 384 14.2 N/A
Conservative Marion Fuller 336 12.4
Conservative Jane Slater 273
Independent Rod Crocker 207
Turnout
Green gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lewes Priory

Lewes Priory (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ruth O'Keeffe * 2,702 49.5 +3.0
Green Tony Rowell 1,141 20.9 +7.0
Independent Stephen Alfred Catlin 1,111
Green Imogen Makepeace 1,001
Independent Graham John Mayhew 999
Green Adam Kenneth Barker 909
Labour Louis Blair 647 11.8 +1.4
Labour Pam Lewis 564
Liberal Democrats John Stockdale 521 9.5 –7.6
Liberal Democrats Clive Richard Burgess 518
Labour Gaby Weiner 491
Conservative Cynthia Orwell 453 8.3 –0.8
Conservative Roy Burman 406
Liberal Democrats Will Elliott 401
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Green gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Newhaven Denton & Meeching

Newhaven Denton & Meeching (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graham Roger Amy * 1,327 28.1 –17.4
Conservative Bill Giles 1,040 22.0 –3.4
UKIP Simon Barnes 997 21.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Darren Paul Grover 919
Liberal Democrats Keith Frederick Corbett 877
Conservative Amber Robertson 849
UKIP Laurence Alexander Pulling 816
UKIP Lawrence Shaun Steer 690
Labour Doug Johnson 607 12.9 –2.3
Labour Jan Woodling 576
Green John Roderick McGarrie 413 8.8 –5.1
Independent Rod Main * 336 7.1 N/A
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
UKIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Newhaven Valley

Newhaven Valley (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julie Lynn Carr * 616 36.1 –15.9
Liberal Democrats Steve Saunders * 604
Conservative Tony Bradbury 468 27.4 +0.2
UKIP Terence John Kelly 437 25.6 +4.8
UKIP George Robert Cork 397
Conservative Melvyn Simmons 322
Green Amy Macconnachie 184 10.8 N/A
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Newick

Newick[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Sheppard * 1,019 65.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Edward Spain 419 26.8 +14.1
Green Anthony Shuster 125 8.0 +1.6
Majority 600 38.4 –11.1
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Ouse Valley & Ringmer

Ouse Valley & Ringmer (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Frederick Gardiner * 1,535 29.2 –4.1
Conservative Paul Gander * 1,526 29.0 –1.6
Conservative Richard John Turner 1,230
Liberal Democrats Charlie Carr 1,186
Liberal Democrats Pat Ost 1,048
Conservative Alan Lawson Scott 965
Green Johnny Denis 864 16.4 +0.4
UKIP Ian Wilson 696 13.2 +4.9
Labour Peter Stephen Hambly 641 12.2 +0.4
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Peacehaven East

Peacehaven East (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Enever 1,116 41.5 –16.1
Conservative Jackie Harrison-Hicks * 1,082
Labour Nicky Easton 628 23.4 –8.5
UKIP Phil Howson * 621 23.1 N/A
UKIP Su Bratchie 590
Labour Rotney O'Shea 479
Green Fraser Colin Addecott 176 6.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Wilma Joyce Shaw 146 5.4 –5.2
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Peacehaven North

Peacehaven North (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andy Loraine 1,024 40.1 –0.9
Conservative Elayne Merry * 845
Labour Ann Harrison 516 20.2 –0.5
UKIP Brian William Griffiths 466 18.2 N/A
UKIP Clive Rowland Hickman 394
Independent Sue Griffiths 196 7.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Roger John Leach 178 7.0 –13.1
Green Tobias Benedict Eoghan Madden 175 6.8 N/A
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Peacehaven West

Peacehaven West (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dave Neave 1,030 39.5 –18.1
Conservative Robbie Robertson * 845
UKIP Ian Verdun Buchanan 590 22.6 N/A
Labour Richard Collings 567 21.8 –7.4
UKIP Kit Griffiths 448
Green Antonia Thornhill Madden 215 8.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jane Scott 203 7.8 –5.4
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington & St John (Without)

Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington & St John (Without)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sarah Jane Osborne * 607 44.2 –7.2
Conservative Nancy Bikson 565 41.1 –0.2
Green Daniel Charles Antony Renton 202 14.7 N/A
Majority 42 3.1 –7.1
Turnout 949
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Seaford Central

Seaford Central (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Bovington 936 30.7 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen John Gauntlett * 821 26.9 –2.9
Liberal Democrats Rahnuma Hayder 632
Conservative Bill Webb 605
UKIP Terry Goodman 504 16.5 +7.2
Labour Penny Lower 458 15.0 +5.1
UKIP Eric Charles Woodward 350
Green Lesley Barnes Orr 334 10.9 +2.2
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Seaford East

Seaford East (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Nicholson * 1,018 30.9 –12.3
Conservative Julian Peterson 838
Liberal Democrats Stefano Diella 789 24.0 –6.0
UKIP Alan Norman Latham 667 20.3 +4.7
Liberal Democrats Michael Milton Gaze 619
UKIP Peter Michael Leeming 571
Independent Phil Boorman 330 10.0 N/A
Labour Mathew Paul Basford 301 9.1 –2.0
Green Nicola McGilligan 186 5.7 N/A
Green Roger Murray 116
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Seaford North

Seaford North (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Franklin * 1,012 32.4 –2.8
Liberal Democrats Alex Lambert 941 30.2 +2.5
Conservative David Neech 833
Liberal Democrats Adam McLean 809
UKIP Gill Hart 505 16.2 +5.3
UKIP Deborah Anne Holt 401
Labour Elaine Sammarco 391 12.5 –1.5
Green George Stephen Briley 272 8.7 N/A
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Seaford South

Seaford South (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sam Adeniji * 1,148 41.0 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Olivia Honeyman 856 30.6 –8.2
Conservative Rob Chambers 853
Liberal Democrats Ian Martin Cairns 789
UKIP Rita Mary Boswell 434 15.5 +4.3
Green Guy McQueen 362 12.9 N/A
UKIP Alyssa Roberts 74
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Seaford West

Seaford West (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Blackman 1,252 45.2 +5.2
Conservative Linda Wallraven 1,122
Liberal Democrats Richard Neil Honeyman 752 27.1 –7.3
Liberal Democrats Cheryl Lesley White 686
UKIP Linda Christine Lord 531 19.2 +2.9
UKIP Peter Albert Charlton 437
Green Michael McCoy 236 8.5 N/A
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "District Council Elections – 7 May 2015". lewes.gov.uk. Lewes District Council. Archived from the original on 16 October 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2020.