2015 local election results in Mid Suffolk
2015 local election results in Mid Suffolk

The 2015 Mid Suffolk District Council election took place on the 7 May 2015 to elect members of Mid Suffolk District Council in England.[1] It was held on same day as many UK local elections and the general election.

Election result

28 Conservative councillors became the governing group of the council (compared to 20-member minority administration with an opposition of 20 before the election) leaving 12 councillors in opposing groups. Conservatives and Greens made gains. Independents and Lib Dems sustained a net loss of five seats combined. Labour and Suffolk Together councillors lost their total of three seats. Two councillors (a Green and a Conservative) were re-elected by default as the only candidates nominated in the rural Haughley & Wetherden and Worlingworth wards respectively.

Mid Suffolk District Council Election, 2015
Party Candidates Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 34 29 +8 -1 +7 70.0 51.2 33,387 +12.3
  Green 28 5 +1 0 +1 12.5 15.2 9,912 +1.1
  Liberal Democrats 16 4 0 -2 -2 10 13.4 8,708 -7.2
  Independent 4 2 0 -3 -3 5 4.0 2,401 -3.1
  Labour 8 0 0 -1 -1 0 6.4 4,123 -5.8
  UKIP 11 0 0 0 0 0 8.5 5,568 +4.9
  Suffolk Together 2 0 0 -2 -2 0 1.7 1,079 -2.1

Ward results

Bacton & Old Newton

Bacton & Old Newton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jill Wilshaw 687 50.6 +7.7
Independent Jacob Stringer 670 49.4 +0.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Badwell Ash

Badwell Ash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Barker 779 67.4 -2.6
Green Andy Mellen 382 24.0 +7.6
Liberal Democrats Ann Gath 137 8.6 +0.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Barking & Somersham

Barking & Somersham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Card 542 41.7 +8.1
Suffolk Together Stephen Wright 411 31.6 -21.8
UKIP Melanie Combstock 194 14.9 +14.9
Liberal Democrats Paul Thomas 154 11.8 -1.3
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Suffolk Together Swing

Bramford & Blakenham

Bramford and Blakenham (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Field 885 24.3 +0.1
Conservative Kevin Welsby 829 22.8 +4.1
Conservative Aprille Meakin 697 19.2 +19.2
Suffolk Together Linda Scott 668 18.4 -11.9
UKIP Neil Harrison 561 15.4 +15.4
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Suffolk Together Swing

Claydon & Barham

Claydon and Barham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Whitehead 1,330 32.1 +11.0
Conservative James Caston 1,213 29.3 +11.9
Liberal Democrats Mo Touman 550 13.3 +4.8
Labour Terry Wilson 515 12.4 +3.1
Green David Penny 384 9.3 +4.2
Independent Jennifer Wilson 158 3.8 +3.8
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Debenham

Debenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathie Guthrie 679 50.4 -2.9
Labour Bec Jasper 293 21.7 +3.3
UKIP Roger Fouracre 157 11.7 +11.7
Green Mark Finbow 151 11.2 -7.4
Liberal Democrats David Payne 68 5.0 -4.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Elmswell & Norton

Elmswell and Norton (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Levantis 1,619 34.4 +1.9
Green Sarah Mansel 1,003 21.3 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Doug Reed 908 19.3 -0.9
UKIP Howard Jones 750 16.0 +16.0
Green Sylvie Warry 421 9.0 +9.0
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Green hold Swing

Eye

Eye
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Charles Flatman 639 54.6 +5.2
Green Simon Hooton 531 45.4 +6.6
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Fressingfield

Fressingfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lavnia Hadingham 885 60.7 +2.1
Labour Garry Deeks 304 20.9 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne 269 18.5 +18.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Gislingham

Gislingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana Kearsley 1,006 62.4 +0.5
Green Rowland Warboys 607 37.6 +20.9
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Haughley & Wetherden

Haughley and Wetherden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Rachel Eburne unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Green hold Swing

Helmingham & Coddenham

Helmingham and Coddenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Passmore 956 70.8 -2.6
Liberal Democrats Martin Spurling 395 29.2 +1.4
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Hoxne

Hoxne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Gibson-Harries 839 64.3 +0.3
Labour Nicola Carr 400 30.7 +13.6
Green Tommy Gee 65 5.0 +5.0
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Mendlesham

Mendlesham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Andrew Stringer 871 63.2 -10.8
Conservative Paul Allen 508 36.8 +15.4
Majority
Turnout
Green hold Swing

Needham Market

Needham Market (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Wendy Marchant 1,307 32.5 -9.8
Liberal Democrats Mike Norris 921 22.9 -11.5
Conservative Kay Oakes 913 22.7 +22.7
UKIP Samantha Streatfield 470 11.7 -0.4
Green Terence Carter 409 10.2 +10.2
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Onehouse

Onehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green John Matthissen 734 56.2 -0.1
UKIP Andrew Billinge 343 26.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Julian Cunningham 230 17.6 +6.5
Majority
Turnout
Green hold Swing

Palgrave

Palgrave
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Burn 870 65.1 +6.4
Green Sarah Guthrie 241 18.0 -5.0
Labour Elaine Halton 226 16.9 -1.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Rattlesden

Rattlesden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Penny Otton 728 58.6 -5.7
Conservative Gilly Morgan 515 41.4 +5.7
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Rickinghall & Walsham

Rickinghall and Walsham (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Darek Osbourne 1,425 32.1 -0.2
Conservative Jessica Fleming 1,278 28.8 -2.3
Labour Eddie Dougall 596 13.4 -2.5
Green Dominic Tooth 421 9.5 +9.5
Green Harriet Bowes 408 9.2 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Julia Truelove 317 7.1 +0.1
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ringshall

Ringshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Whybrow 740 48.7 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Nick Willshere 338 22.2 -37.8
UKIP Mei Minns 257 16.9 +16.9
Green Patricia Aspinall 186 12.2 +12.2
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Stowmarket Central

Stowmarket Central (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lesley Mayes 966 24.7 -2.5
Conservative Paul Ekpenyong 865 22.1 -1.2
UKIP Stephen Searle 607 15.5 +6.3
Labour Suzanne Britton 505 12.9 +1.7
Green Linda Baxter 421 10.8 -2.5
Green Miles Row 322 8.2 +8.2
Liberal Democrats John Curle 232 5.9 -0.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Stowmarket North

Stowmarket North (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Green 2,292 21.7 -0.5
Conservative Barry Humphreys 1,948 18.4 -0.7
Conservative David Muller 1,705 16.1 +1.1
Labour Duncan Macpherson 1,284 12.1 -3.7
Green Nigel Rozier 1,145 10.8 -2.8
UKIP Christopher Streatfield 1,132 10.7 +4.0
Green John Betts-Davies 1,081 10.2 +10.2
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Stowmarket South

Stowmarket South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gerard Brewster 934 26.8 +8.2
Conservative Nick Gowrley 856 24.6 +6.4
Liberal Democrats Keith Scarff 768 22.0 +4.3
UKIP Stewart Minns 574 16.5 +14.2
Green Jen Overett 352 10.1 -3.1
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Stowupland

Stowupland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Keith Welham 686 54.1 +39.6
Conservative Jemma Lynch 583 45.9 +5.3
Majority
Turnout
Green gain from Conservative Swing

Stradbroke & Laxfield

Stradbroke and Laxfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julie Flatman 1,083 70.0 +70.0
Green James Hargrave 464 30.0 +30.0
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

The Stonhams

The Stonhams
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Morley 834 58.6 +12.4
Green Nicolas Hardingham 425 29.9 +14.7
Liberal Democrats Kay Field 164 11.5 -18.0
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Thurston & Hesset

Thurston and Hessett (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derrick Haley 1,459 35.7 -2.5
Conservative Esther Jewson 918 22.5 -5.2
Liberal Democrats Ellen Kirkby 606 14.9 -4.2
Green Jonathan Arnold 576 14.1 +14.1
UKIP Ryan Fiske 523 12.8 +4.2
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wetheringsett

Wetheringsett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Glen Horn 825 56.1 +2.5
Green Peter Brooke 647 44.0 +15.8
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Woolpit

Woolpit
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Storey 743 61.9 +61.9
Green Claire Scotford 458 38.1 +13.2
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Worlingworth

Worlingworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Hicks unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Wards

Wards of the United Kingdom have been relatively settled in this area and have articles or summarised under others as below:[2]

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Results Map for Mid Suffolk District Council Elections 2011". Mid Suffolk District Council. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.