2015 Mendip District Council election
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All 47 seats to Mendip District Council
24 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Con
LD
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 31 seats, 43.2% 15 seats, 36.0%
Seats won 32 11
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 4
Popular vote 34,023 24,229
Percentage 43.3% 30.8%
Swing Increase 0.1% Decrease 5.2%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Grn
Ind
Party Green Independent
Last election 0 seats, 3.7% 1 seat, 1.7%
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Increase 3 Steady
Popular vote 10,273 1,308
Percentage 13.1% 1.7%
Swing Increase 9.4% Decrease 6.0%

Mendip UK local election 2015 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2015 Mendip District Council following the election.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2015 Mendip District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Mendip District Council in England. This was the same day as other local elections and the general election to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. As Mendip District councillors are elected on a 4-year term, the next election is due to take place in May 2019.[1]

Election results

Mendip District Council Election, 2015[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 32 +1 67.39 43.3 34,023
  Liberal Democrats 11 −4 23.91 30.8 24,229
  Green 3 +3 6.52 13.1 10,273
  Independent 1 +/−0 2.17 1.7 1,308
  Labour 0 +/−0 0.00 6.3 4,922
  UKIP 0 +/−0 0.00 5.0 3,906

Ward results

The ward results listed below are based on the changes from the 2011 elections not taking into account any party defections or by-elections. Sitting councillors are marked with an asterisk (*).

Ammerdown

Ammerdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Drewe * 639 45.6 –8.8
Liberal Democrats Josh Burr 481 34.3 –11.3
Green Alison Barkshire 282 20.1 N/A
Majority 158 11.3 +2.4
Turnout 73.32 +19.39
Conservative hold Swing

Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton

Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rachel Carter 1,134 41.0 –18.9
Conservative John Carter * 1,114
Liberal Democrats Fern Thomas 1,034 38.1 N/A
UKIP Martin Longley 578 20.9 N/A
Turnout 71.04 +23.69
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Beckington and Selwood

Beckington and Selwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clive Mockford 713 57.0 –5.8
Liberal Democrats David Wright 287 23.0 –14.2
Green Rebecca Yeo 250 20.0 N/A
Majority 426 34.1 +8.5
Turnout 73.09 +17.21
Conservative hold Swing

Butleigh and Baltonsborough

Butleigh and Baltonsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Woollcombe-Adams * 831 60.9 –3.4
Liberal Democrats Lynsey Stacey 539 39.1 +3.4
Majority 292 21.3 –7.3
Turnout 75.24 +16.94
Conservative hold Swing

Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton

Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Killen * unnopposed N/A N/A
Conservative hold

Coleford and Holcombe

Coleford and Holcombe (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Ham * 1,181 46.9 –7.7
Conservative Alan Townsend 1,129
Green Melanie Moulding 486 19.3 N/A
Green Tony Mayell 472
UKIP Aaron Foot 433 17.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Eyers 419 16.6 –28.8
Liberal Democrats Brian Potter 333
Turnout 68.76 +16.35
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Cranmore, Doulting and Nunney

Cranmore, Doulting and Nunney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Van Dyk 615 46.1 +7.4
Liberal Democrats Ann Crowcombe 553 41.5 –11.0
UKIP Barry Harding 166 12.4 N/A
Majority 62 4.6 N/A
Turnout 72.61 +17.55
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Creech

Creech
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bradshaw * 699 55.1 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Robert Reed 377 29.7 –12.2
Green Jane Abrahall 193 15.2 N/A
Majority 322 25.4 +15.8
Turnout 66.77 +10.17
Conservative hold Swing

Croscombe and Pilton

Croscombe and Pilton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Hewitt-Cooper * 854 57.9 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Sarah Cairncross 621 42.1 +13.6
Majority 233 15.8 –13.6
Turnout 70.45 +15.89
Conservative hold Swing

Frome Berkley Down

Frome Berkley Down (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eve Berry 845 39.2 –8.7
Conservative Joanna Beale 784
Liberal Democrats Tracey Rustell 603 28.0 –24.1
Liberal Democrats Alex Brown 451
UKIP Adrian Dobinson * 386 17.9 N/A
Green Emma Russell 322 14.9 N/A
UKIP Edwina Larner 317
Green Gordon Housley 279
Turnout 63.71 +20.30
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Adrian Dobinson was elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2011

Frome College

Frome College (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Rideout 962 38.3 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Adam Boyden * 922 36.7 –4.4
Conservative Carole Bullen * 846
Liberal Democrats Alex Shingler 669
Green Tim Cutting 359 14.3 N/A
Labour Gerry Hampson 266 10.6 N/A
Green Daniel Hurring 239
Turnout 68.11 +20.61
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Frome Keyford

Frome Keyford (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Shane Collins 919 29.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alvin Horsfall * 795 25.2 –28.6
Green Marc Peel 657
Conservative Felix Fitzpatrick 596 18.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Pinnock * 562
Labour David Oakensen 456 14.5 –13.7
UKIP Terry Latchem 389 12.3 N/A
Turnout 61.33 +17.24
Green gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Frome Market

Frome Market (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Des Harris 875 34.9 +19.8
Green Stina Falle 799
Conservative John Oliver 665 26.5 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Alan Glover 545 21.7 –8.3
Liberal Democrats Criss Glover 486
Labour Blanche Farley 425 16.9 +1.7
Turnout 62.44 +21.84
Green gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Green gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Frome Oakfield

Frome Oakfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Helen Sprawson-White 488 38.2 –23.5
Green Corinne Sutterby 287 22.4 N/A
Conservative Hilary Thomas 246 19.2 +1.0
UKIP Samantha Latchem 141 11.0 N/A
Labour Theresa Clark 117 9.1 –11.0
Majority 201 15.7 –25.9
Turnout 64.93 +20.33
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Frome Park

Frome Park (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Claire Hudson * 874 33.5 –12.0
Liberal Democrats Damon Hooton * 842
Conservative Charles Wood 783 30.0 +2.1
Labour Catherine Richardson 507 19.4 –7.2
UKIP Sharon Snook * 443 17.0 N/A
UKIP Derek Tanswell * 435 N/A
Turnout 61.71 +19.32
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Sharon Snook and Derek Tanswell were both elected in the Frome Market ward as Liberal Democrats in 2011

Glastonbury St Benedict's

Glastonbury St Benedict's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Henderson * 549 45.4 +1.8
Green Paul Sander-Jackson 483 40.0 +17.3
Labour Andy Merryfield 177 14.6 +5.5
Majority 66 5.5 –13.4
Turnout 59.94 +17.30
Conservative hold Swing

Glastonbury St Edmund's

Glastonbury St Edmund's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nick Cottle * 447 36.3 –7.2
Green Jon Cousins 443 36.0 N/A
Conservative Jim Barron 340 27.6 +16.3
Majority 4 0.3 –16.2
Turnout 71.03 +22.69
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Glastonbury St John's

Glastonbury St John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Coles * 642 55.8 +25.3
Green Sarah Sander-Jackson 509 44.2 +31.0
Majority 133 11.6 +3.4
Turnout 64.43 +15.86
Conservative hold Swing

Glastonbury St Mary's

Glastonbury St Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Brunsdon * 509 41.4 –12.3
Green Lindsay Macdougall 342 27.8 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Laiqa Browne 271 22.1 +2.2
UKIP Glen Tucker 107 8.7 N/A
Majority 167 13.6 –13.7
Turnout 72.14 +18.09
Conservative hold Swing

Moor

Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Noel * 916 62.9 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Maurice Holdstock 540 37.1 +17.2
Majority 376 25.8 –0.5
Turnout 71.61 +22.88
Conservative hold Swing

Postlebury

Postlebury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dick Skidmore 700 52.2 +0.5
Green Michael Gay 344 25.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Roberts 297 22.1 –13.6
Majority 356 26.5 +10.5
Turnout 76.95 +16.60
Conservative hold Swing

Rode and Norton St. Philip

Rode and Norton St. Philip
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Oliver 1,026 70.0 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Christine Cockroft 439 30.0 –8.3
Majority 587 40.1 +16.8
Turnout 78.90 +16.58
Conservative hold Swing

Rodney and Westbury

Rodney and Westbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ros Wyke 674 47.4 +1.3
Conservative Rachel Thompson 624 43.9 –4.4
UKIP Errol Chandler 123 8.7 +3.2
Majority 50 3.5 N/A
Turnout 79.45 +16.82
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Shepton East

Shepton East (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bente Height * 922 45.0 +9.9
Conservative Jeannette Marsh * 866
Liberal Democrats Martin Lovell 735 35.9 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Deborah Losey 708
Labour John Gilham 393 19.2 +7.0
Labour Deborah Towner 351
Turnout 57.79 +16.05
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Shepton West

Shepton West (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Parham * 907 36.8 +7.5
Conservative Simon Davies 882
Labour Chris Inchley 808 32.8 +8.4
Liberal Democrats Garfield Kennedy 749 30.4 +4.9
Labour Matt Drew 456
Liberal Democrats Robin Scott 443
Turnout 62.57 +15.01
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

St Cuthbert Out North

St Cuthbert Out North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Pullin 715 48.8 –4.1
Independent Kevin Russell 383 26.1 N/A
Green Sarah Briton 202 13.8 –12.4
Liberal Democrats David Gamon 166 11.3 –9.6
Majority 332 22.6 –4.0
Turnout 74.38 +21.03
Conservative hold Swing

Street North

Street North (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Adam Sen 957 50.3 +26.4
Conservative Tim Rice 946 49.7 +23.1
Conservative Sophie Baulch 816
Turnout 61.21 +24.43
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Street South

Street South (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bryan Beha * 974 30.4 +4.0
Independent Lloyd Hughes * 925 28.9 –8.0
Conservative Sally Frise 803 25.1 +2.5
Conservative George Steer 731
Green Kara Bryan 503 15.7 N/A
Turnout 65.25 +23.49
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Street West

Street West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry Napper * 791 64.5 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Rachael Clarke 435 35.5 –3.7
Majority 356 29.0 +7.4
Turnout 71.00 +25.70
Conservative hold Swing

The Pennards and Ditcheat

The Pennards and Ditcheat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Greenhalgh 869 63.6 –1.8
Liberal Democrats Ross Kessell 498 36.4 +1.8
Majority 371 27.1 –3.7
Turnout 68.59 +16.22
Conservative hold Swing

Wells Central

Wells Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John North * 494 41.5 –2.5
Liberal Democrats Tony Robbins 424 35.7 +3.1
Green Chris Briton 271 22.8 +10.8
Majority 70 5.9 –5.5
Turnout 71.49 +15.76
Conservative hold Swing

Wells St Cuthbert's

Wells St Cuthbert's (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Osman * 941 35.3 –0.8
Conservative Harvey Siggs * 837
Liberal Democrats Norman Kennedy 763 28.6 +13.0
Labour Colin Price 576 21.6 +1.8
Labour Tatiana Storie 390
UKIP Les Bate 388 14.5 N/A
Turnout 68.26
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wells St Thomas'

Wells St Thomas' (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Danny Unwin * 1,172 44.1 +7.1
Liberal Democrats Roy Mackenzie 1,123
Conservative Celia Wride 938 35.3 –0.9
Conservative David Baker 895
Green Maddy Milnes 546 20.6 +5.2
Turnout 73.78 +13.51
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West

Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Taylor * 728 50.0 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Harrison 518 35.6 –1.8
Green Rachael Wood 211 14.5 N/A
Majority 210 14.4 +6.7
Turnout 72.63 +17.14
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election Timetable in England". www.local.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Mendip District Council - Results for District Ward Elections 2015". www.mendip.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 6 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Mendip District Council - Election Results 5 May 2011". www.mendip.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 6 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.