Newcastle City Council Elections, 2015

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Turnout65%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Nick Forbes Anita Lower
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Independent
Leader's seat Westgate Castle
Last election 51 25 2
Popular vote 57,144 22,607 2,896
Percentage 45% 18% 2%
Councillors 53 22 3
Councillors +/– Increase 2 Decrease 3 Increase1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Conservative UKIP Green
Last election 0 0 0
Seats won 0 0 0
Popular vote 17,936 15,991 6,950
Percentage 14.0% 13.0% 6.0%
Councillors 0 0 0
Councillors +/– ±0 ±0 ±0

The 2015 Newcastle City Council Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect one third of the members of Newcastle City Council in England.[1] The elections took place on the same day as other local elections.

During the election campaign, hustings were held by JesmondLocal in the North and South Jesmond Wards.[2]

The result saw the majority of governing Labour Party members increase in the council chamber, with winners in seats in the wards Castle and North Jesmond replacing one Liberal Democrat councillor in each for these. Westerhope saw its third independent councillor elected, Pat Hillicks winning the seat with a 1,319 majority over the Labour Party candidate.

In West Gosforth, the Conservative candidate Steve Kyte came close to victory, the last such occasion being 1992, coming 17 votes short. UKIP candidates attracted more support on average than in any previous year, coming second in Byker and in Lemington.

Overall results

Newcastle City Council election, 2015[3][4]
Party Seats Popular vote
Won Not up Total ± Votes Percentage
  Labour 22 31 53 +2 57,144 45.0%
  Liberal Democrats 4 18 22 -3 22,607 17.8%
  Independent 1 2 3 +1 2,896 2.3%
  Conservative 0 0 0 ±0 17,936 14.1%
  UKIP 0 0 0 ±0 15,991 12.6%
  Green 0 0 0 ±0 7,950 6.3%
  Newcastle First 0 0 0 ±0 1,785 1.4%
  TUSC 0 0 0 ±0 763 0.6%
Total 27 51 78 ±0 127,072
Turnout 65%

Ward results

The electoral division results are listed below:[5]

Local elections 2015: Benwell and Scotswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hazel Stephenson 2,773 57.8 -10.7
UKIP Michael Scott 1,137 23.7 +23.7
Conservative Neville Armstrong 508 10.6 +0.3
Green Lee Irving 203 4.2 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Roland Clark 178 3.7 -6.4
Majority 1,636 34.1 -23.3
Turnout 4,799 56 +19.6
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Blakelaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Pearson 2,549 55.4 -3.9
UKIP Daniel Percy 846 18.4 +18.4
Conservative James Langley 532 11.6 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Bill Schardt 428 9.3 -23.7
Green Brendan Derham 244 5.3 +5.3
Majority 1,703 37.0 +10.9
Turnout 4,599 56 +15.0
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Byker
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Dunn 2,373 59.0 -13.6
UKIP Raymond Hardy 804 20.0 +20.0
Conservative Donald Robinson 389 9.7 +5.1
Green Cat Lyth 225 5.6 +5.6
Liberal Democrats Mark Nelson 172 4.3 -1.8
TUSC Ryan Holmes 56 1.4 +1.4
Majority 1,569 39.0 24.9
Turnout 4,019 51
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Hunter 2,200 36.4 +4.7
Liberal Democrats Phillip Lower 1,974 32.6 -13.1
Conservative Mary Toward 990 16.4 +2.4
UKIP Tim Marron 886 14.6 +14.6
Majority 226 3.7
Turnout 6,050 70.0 +24.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Local elections 2015: Dene
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bob Renton 2,086 38.7 -10.8
Labour Sheila Spencer 1,730 32.1 +5.1
Conservative James Bartle 755 14.0 -0.5
UKIP Tony Sanderson 463 8.6 +8.6
Green Tom Targett 350 6.5 +6.5
Majority 356 6.6
Turnout 5,384 72.8 +25.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Denton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Bird 2,306
Labour Melissa Davies 1,995
UKIP Will Solyom 999
Liberal Democrats Colin Daglish 673
Conservative Alan Birkmyre 670
Conservative Colin Foster 499
Newcastle First Jason Smith 467
Liberal Democrats Helen Laverick 380
Turnout 7,985
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: East Gosforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Henry Gallagher 1,951 36.0 -5.0
Labour Ed Derrick 1,733 31.9 -3.1
Conservative Alison Wake 935 17.2 +4.0
Green Joe Herbert 537 9.9 -0.8
UKIP Tony Coxall 214 3.9 +3.9
TUSC Nicholas Fray 55 1.0 +1.0
Majority 218 4.0 -1.9
Turnout 5425 75.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Elswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dipu Ahad 2,644 68.2 -10.8
UKIP David Muat 623 16.1 +16.1
Conservative Ronald Toward 240 6.2 +0.7
Green Jacob Strauss 170 4.4 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Judith Fourie 143 3.7 -0.5
Newcastle First Olga Shorton 58 1.5 -8.1
Majority 2,021 52.1 -17.3
Turnout 3,878 55.6
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Fawdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Antoine Tinnion 1,919 42.6 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Tracy Connell 1,409 31.3 -19.3
UKIP Alexis Fernandes 637 14.2 +14.2
Conservative Steve Axford 365 8.1 +5.2
Green Liam Christie 170 3.8 +3.8
Majority 510 12.0 -11.7
Turnout 4,500 61.3
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Fenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Tokell 2,506 52.4 +0.2
UKIP Peter Grey 1,025 21.4 +21.4
Conservative Ken Wake 632 13.2 +2.3
Liberal Democrats PJ Morrissey 407 8.5 -16.7
Green Jess Poyner 212 4.4 +4.4
Majority 1,481 31.0 +6.0
Turnout 4,782 60.5
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Kenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Lambert 2,647 58.6 -12.1
UKIP Penelope Stansfield 678 15.0 +15.0
Conservative Simon Bell 646 14.3 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Barbara Down 286 6.3 -8.9
Green Helena Rohlfing 190 4.2 +4.2
TUSC Oisin Gourley 70 1.5 +1.5
Majority 1,969 43.6 -11.9
Turnout 4,517 56.3
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Lemington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Phillipson 2,158
Labour Kim McGuinness 2,052
UKIP Mike Adie 1,042
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Hunter 672
Conservative Kieran McNally 501
Newcastle First Sarah Armstrong 414
Conservative Emmett McNally 414
Liberal Democrats Ian Laverick 298
Turnout 7,551
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Newburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hillary Franks 2,024 45.5
UKIP James Robertson 908 20.4
Conservative Dorothy Wonnacott 505 11.4
Liberal Democrats James Kenyon 321 7.2
Independent Idwal John 232 5.2
Green Claire Henly 157 3.5
Newcastle First John Gordon 154 3.5
Independent Jennifer Nixon 146 3.3
Majority 1,116 25.1
Turnout 4,447 62.7
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: North Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mick Bowman 1,926 37.0
Liberal Democrats Christine Morrissey 1,869 35.9
Conservative Heather Chambers 502 9.6
Green Chris Hayday 468 9.0
UKIP Elisabeth Edmundson 397 7.6
TUSC Lizi Gray 49 0.9
Majority 57 1.1
Turnout 5,211 72.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Local elections 2015: North Jesmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dan Perry 1,501 33.6
Liberal Democrats Gerard Keating 1,312 29.3
Conservative Matthew Sinclair 925 20.7
Green Shehla Naqvi 549 12.3
UKIP Joseph Levy 129 2.9
Independent Michael Charlton 57 1.3
Majority 189 4.2
Turnout 4,473 58.3
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Ouseburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steven Powers 1,802 43.0
Liberal Democrats Stephen Howse 906 21.6
Green Cameron Christian 722 17.2
Conservative Toby Millar 457 10.9
UKIP David Robinson Young 258 6.2
TUSC Matt Wilson-Boddy 44 1.1
Majority 896 21.4
Turnout 4,189 58.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Local elections 2015: Parklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Down 2,477 42.9
Labour Shumel Rahman 1,376 23.8
Conservative Karen Jewers 1,237 21.4
UKIP John Atkinson 400 6.9
Green Alistar Ford 283 4.9
Majority 1,101 19.1
Turnout 5,773 73.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2015: South Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Jones 1,987 48.5
Green Andrew Gray 1,163 28.4
Conservative Tim Monckton 350 8.5
Liberal Democrats Catherine Smith 274 6.7
UKIP James Askwith 267 6.5
TUSC Paul Phillips 59 1.4
Majority 824 20.1
Turnout 4,100 60.1
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: South Jesmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kerry Allibhai 1,522 39.9
Conservative Sam Lee 758 19.8
Green Robert Magowan 676 17.7
Liberal Democrats Tom Woodwark 617 16.2
UKIP Norman Douglas 198 5.2
TUSC Geoff Stokle 48 1.3
Majority 764 20.0
Turnout 3,819 54.8
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Walker
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Wood 2,573 65.8
UKIP Glen Bolton 829 21.2
Conservative Joan Atkin 251 6.4
Liberal Democrats Christopher Boyle 133 3.4
Green Josh Adams 126 3.2
Majority 1,744 44.6
Turnout 3,912 49.8
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Walkergate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Denholm 2,410 53.3
UKIP Joseph Todd 968 21.4
Liberal Democrats David Besag 537 11.9
Conservative Marian McWilliams 450 10.0
Green Thomas Rhodes 155 3.4
Majority 1,442 31.9
Turnout 4,520 64.3
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: West Gosforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jackie Slesenger 1,821 32.2
Conservative Steve Kyte 1,804 31.9
Labour Oscar Avery 1,318 23.3
Green Sandy Irvine 441 7.8
UKIP Daniel Thompson 269 4.8
Majority 17 0.3
Turnout 5,653 76.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Westerhope
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Pat Hillicks 2,443 44.6 +19.1
Labour Syed Ullah 1,124 20.5 -12.7
UKIP Stewart Jackson 643 11.7
Newcastle First Ernie Shorton 585 10.7 -5.3
Conservative Jacqueline McNally 450 8.2 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Colin Steen 140 2.6 -12.2
Green David Tooby 73 1.3 +1.3
Independent William Jobes 18 0.3 +0.3
Majority 1,319 24.1
Turnout 5,476 72.4
Independent gain from Labour Swing +15.9
Local elections 2015: Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Kingsland 1,771 55.7 -16.9
Conservative Robert Moore 499 15.7 +4.6
Green Cliff Broen 254 14.3 +14.3
UKIP Shawkat Al-Baghdadi 239 7.5 +7.5
Liberal Democrats Rachel Cullen 217 6.8 +6.8
Majority 1,272 40.0
Turnout 3,180 54.7
Labour hold Swing -10.8
Local elections 2015: Wingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Todd 2,527 62.5
Conservative William Kinghorn 540 13.3
Green John Pearson 485 278
UKIP Christopher Ballantyne 278 6.9
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Farsi 215 5.3
Majority 1,987 49.1
Turnout 4,045 59.2
Labour hold Swing
Local elections 2015: Woolsington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacqui Robinson 2,284 51.7
UKIP Paul Armstrong 884 20.0
Conservative Julian Toward 673 15.2
Liberal Democrats Phillip McArdle 341 7.7
Green Tab Bailey 132 3.0
Newcastle First Alan McKenna 107 2.4
Majority 1,400 31.7
Turnout 4,421 56.7
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ "VIDEO: JESMONDLOCAL HUSTINGS". JesmondLocal. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Political composition of the Council". Newcastle City Council. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Local Elections 2015 - Thursday 7th May, 2015". Newcastle City Council. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Election results by wards: Local Elections 2015 - Thursday 7th May, 2015". Newcastle City Council. Retrieved 8 July 2016.