2015 North Somerset Council election
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All 50 seats to North Somerset Council
26 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Con
Ind
LD
Party Conservative Independent Liberal Democrats
Last election 42 seats, 44.4% 7 seats, 13.7% 6 seats, 18.7%
Seats won 36 5 4
Seat change Decrease 6 Decrease 2 Decrease 2
Popular vote 68,171 13,941 24,319
Percentage 44.0% 9.0% 15.7%
Swing Decrease 0.4% Decrease 4.7% Decrease 3.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Lab
Grn
Party Labour Green
Last election 5 seats, 20.3% 1 seat, 1.6%
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Decrease 2 -
Popular vote 27,417 5,111
Percentage 17.7% 3.3%
Swing Decrease 2.6% Increase 0.6%

North Somerset UK local election 2015 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2015 North Somerset council election. Conservatives in blue, independent in grey, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and Green Party in green.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

North Somerset unitary council is elected every four years, with fifty councillors to be elected. Since the first election to the unitary authority in 1995, the council has either been under Conservative party control, or no party has held a majority. The Conservatives gained a majority at the 2007 election and have retained control since then. At the 2015 election, the outcome was as follows:[1]

Party Councillors
Conservatives 36
Independents 6
Liberal Democrats 4
Labour 3
Greens 1

Ward results

[2]

An asterisk * indicates an incumbent seeking re-election.

Backwell

Backwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Karen Barclay* 1,873 68.0
Liberal Democrats Alison Crawford 880 32.0
Majority 993 36.03
Turnout 2753 75.67 +24.17
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

In the 2011 election Karen Barclay won the seat as an Independent but switched to Conservative

Banwell & Winscombe

Banwell & Winscombe (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Harley* 2,063 46.9
Conservative Jerry O'Brien 1,616 36.7
North Somerset First Independents Steven Bridges 773 17.6
Green Catherine Parmenter 772 17.5
North Somerset First Independents Paul Bateman 706 16.0
Liberal Democrats Judith Hayes 651 14.8
Labour Timothy Powell 485 11.0
Labour Christy Cooney 434 9.9
Majority
Turnout 72.14
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Blagdon & Churchill

Blagdon & Churchill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Wells* 1,439 60.5
Green Laurence Carruthers 585 24.6
Labour Thomas Watson-Follett 356 15.0
Majority
Turnout 75.2
Conservative hold Swing

Clevedon East

Clevedon East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Shopland* 812 36.2
Conservative Jon Middleton 717 32.0
Labour Kevin O'Brien 378 16.8
Liberal Democrats Caroline Cherry 337 15.0
Majority
Turnout 65.9
Independent hold Swing

Clevedon South

Clevedon South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Garner* 1,231 54.8
Labour Nicola Barton 623 27.8
Liberal Democrats Angela Neale 391 17.4
Majority
Turnout 64.95 +24.45
Conservative hold Swing

Clevedon Walton

Clevedon Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Hall* 1,414 53.1
Independent Graham Watkins 840 31.5
Labour Ivy Cameron 409 15.4
Majority
Turnout 75.24 +14.44
Conservative hold Swing

Clevedon West

Clevedon West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Blades* 1,078 47.9
Independent Jane Geldart 612 27.2
Labour Stuart Hale 559 24.9
Majority
Turnout 68.66 +19.36
Conservative hold Swing

Clevedon Yeo

Clevedon Yeo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Erica Blades 1,338 58.0
Labour Michael Harriot 551 23.9
Liberal Democrats Bronno Van Der Holt 418 18.1
Majority
Turnout 68.87 +28.67
Conservative hold Swing

Congresbury

Congresbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Thomas Leimdorfer* 1,269 55.7
Conservative Samantha Pepperall 787 34.5
Labour Paul Doolan 222 9.7
Majority
Turnout 71.92 +20.22
Green hold Swing

Gordano Valley

Gordano Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Ashton* 1,426 52.3
UKIP David Withers 350 12.8
Independent Carl Francis-Pester* 343 12.6
Labour Katherine Everitt 338 12.4
Liberal Democrats David Neale 270 9.9
Majority
Turnout 77.08 +27.08
Conservative hold Swing

Hutton and Locking

Hutton & Locking (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Porter* 2,127 52.9
Conservative Elfan Ap Rees* 1,583 39.4
North Somerset First Independents Michael Solomon 1,364 33.9
Labour Sarah Clayton 754 18.8
Labour Peter Williams 632 15.7
Turnout 71.06 +24.76
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Long Ashton

Long Ashton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Cave 2,546 49.8
Conservative Catherine Stowey 2,351 46.0
Labour David Johnson 1,220 23.9
Green Stuart McQuillan 1,216 23.8
Liberal Democrats Paul Bramhall 1,148 22.5
Liberal Democrats Huw James 246 4.8
Majority
Turnout 76.86 +30.96
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Nailsea Golden Valley

Nailsea Golden Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Andrew Cole* 1,890 69.3
Conservative Jeremy Blatchford* 838 30.7
Majority
Turnout 80.06 +20.36
Independent hold Swing

Nailsea West End

Nailsea West End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James Tonkin 1,251 56.8
Conservative Teresa Kemp* 951 43.2
Majority
Turnout 73.18
Independent hold Swing

Nailsea Yeo

Nailsea Yeo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Blatchford* 998 42.0
Independent Julie Day 993 41.8
Labour Peter Harris 385 16.2
Majority
Turnout 70.3 +20.4
Conservative hold Swing

Nailsea Youngwood

Nailsea Youngwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Barber 1,169 55.1
Independent Sarah Hearne 953 44.9
Majority
Turnout 74.34
Conservative hold Swing

Pill

Pill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Donald Davies* 1,370 56.6
Conservative Martyn Stowey 526 21.7
Independent Nanette Kirsen 525 21.7
Majority
Turnout 69.68 +26.28
Independent hold Swing

Portishead East

Portishead East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Oyns 1,665 48.1
Conservative David Pasley* 1,589 46.0
Liberal Democrats Daisy Bickley 742 21.5
Labour Anthony Hill 699 20.2
Liberal Democrats Jean Lord 586 16.9
Independent Arthur Terry* 530 15.3
Majority
Turnout 65.4 +22.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

At the previous election Arthur Terry won the old single member ward of Portishead East for the Conservatives but stood as an Independent in 2015. David Pashley was the sitting councillor for the old Portishead Coastal ward.

Portishead North

Portishead North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reyna Knight* 1,399 49.0
North Somerset First Independents Roger Whitfield 499 17.5
Liberal Democrats Stephen Temple 486 17.0
Labour John Farnham 472 16.5
Majority
Turnout 72.67 +21.67
Conservative hold Swing

Portishead South

Portishead South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Burden 1,349 55.9
Labour Terry Lester 536 22.2
Liberal Democrats Richard Christopherson 527 21.8
Majority
Turnout 73.51 +27.51
Conservative hold Swing

Portishead West

Portishead West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Felicity Baker* 2,426 45.9
Conservative David Jolley* 2,212 41.9
Liberal Democrats Susan Mason 1,204 22.8
Labour Paul Dunn 921 17.4
Liberal Democrats Clive Hall 888 16.8
North Somerset First Independents Beverley Langdale 871 16.5
North Somerset First Independents Geoffrey Hardman 711 13.5
Majority
Turnout 73.57 +24.47
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Weston-super-Mare Bournville

Weston-super-Mare Bournville (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Clayton 1,415 44.6
Labour Ian Parker* 1,392 43.9
Conservative Michal Kus 592 18.7
Conservative Stephen Williams 585 18.4
North Somerset First Independents Roseana Warwick 478 15.1
North Somerset First Independents Gillian Ashworth 425 13.4
Liberal Democrats June How 348 11.0
Liberal Democrats Elliot Stephen 347 10.9
Turnout 51.51 +21.61
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Weston-Super-Mare Central

Weston-super-Mare Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Bell* 1,292 41.1
Conservative Richard Nightingale 1,133 36.0
Liberal Democrats Robert Payne* 977 31.1
Conservative Susan Creasey 947 30.1
Labour Richard Holcombe 651 20.7
Labour Neil Norton 642 20.4
Turnout 52.15 +14.65
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Robert Payne was elected as a councillor for the old Weston-Super-Mare West at the 2011 election.

Weston-Super-Mare Hillside

Weston-super-Mare Hillside (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Canniford* 1,875 47.6
Liberal Democrats John Crockford-Hawley* 1,841 46.8
Conservative Andrew Horler 839 21.3
Conservative Stephen Anderson 800 20.3
UKIP Andrew Gray 654 16.6
Labour David Drinkwater 476 12.1
Labour Dorothy Agassiz 442 11.2
Green Peter Waldschmidt 340 8.6
Turnout 59.95 +16.85
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Weston-Super-Mare Kewstoke

Weston-super-Mare Kewstoke (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lisa Pilgrim* 2,304 48.0
Conservative Rosslyn Willis* 2,029 42.3
UKIP Stuart Davies 1,149 23.9
Liberal Democrats Hugh Eckett 796 16.6
Labour Stephanie Baber 790 16.5
Labour Annabelle Chard 776 16.2
Liberal Democrats John Harrison 669 13.9
Turnout 47.5 +24.07
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Weston-Super-Mare Mid Worle

Weston-super-Mare Mid Worle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Cleland* 627 31.7
Labour Simon Stokes 519 26.2
UKIP Anita Spencer-Johns 516 26.0
Liberal Democrats David Cordingley 184 9.3
North Somerset First Independents Michael Kellaway-Marriott 135 6.8
Turnout 63.61 +25.51
Conservative hold Swing

Weston-Super-Mare Milton

Weston-super-Mare Milton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Tucker* 1,419 31.5
Conservative Martin Williams 1,279 28.4
Conservative Ian Porter 1,262 28.0
Labour Michael Lyall 1,194 26.5
UKIP Stewart Ogborne 737 16.3
North Somerset First Independents John Christopher 529 11.7
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Gosden 441 9.8
Liberal Democrats Joan Dunne 391 8.7
North Somerset First Independents James Willis-Boden 385 8.5
Turnout 66.81 +31.51
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Weston-Super-Mare North Worle

Weston-super-Mare North Worle (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marcia Pepperall 1,506 36.1
North Somerset First Independents Derek Mead 1,229 29.4
Conservative David Poole 1,165 27.9
Labour Denise Hunt 772 18.5
Labour John Carson 750 18.0
Liberal Democrats Ronald Moon 641 15.3
Turnout 67.33 +29.13
Conservative hold Swing
North Somerset First Independents gain from Conservative Swing

Weston-Super-Mare South Worle

Weston-super-Mare South Worle (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Crew* 1,721 43.2
Conservative David Hitchins* 1,591 39.9
Labour Angela Bolitho 1,014 25.4
Labour Alan Peak 937 23.5
North Somerset First Independents Anita Smith 689 17.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Kingsbury 686 17.2
North Somerset First Independents Julian Norris 624 15.7
Turnout 62.77 +24.67
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Weston-super-Mare Uphill

Weston-super-Mare Uphill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Bryant* 1,308 29.7
Independent John Ley-Morgan 1,114 25.3
UKIP Keith Morris 984 22.3
Conservative Clive Webb* 797 18.1
North Somerset First Independents Kenneth Perrett 704 16.0
Labour Ann Kesteven 677 15.4
Labour Carole Bressington 654 14.9
Liberal Democrats Tina Roberts 512 11.6
Liberal Democrats Jason Green 505 11.5
Turnout 67.84 +22.14
Conservative hold Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Weston-Super-Mare Winterstoke

Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Codling 1,093 41.7
Conservative Dawn Payne* 880 33.6
UKIP Christopher Childs 690 26.3
Labour Catherine Gibbons-Antonopoulos 631 24.1
Labour Alan Baber 585 22.3
Liberal Democrats Andrew Exon 310 11.8
Liberal Democrats Glyn Hayes 230 8.8
North Somerset First Independents Cyril King 226 8.6
Turnout 53.26 +17.96
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wick St Lawrence and St Georges

Wick St Lawrence and St Georges
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ruth Jacobs 1,033 45.8
North Somerset First Independents Ian Rowland 529 23.5
Labour Jacqueline Scholes 433 19.2
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Alen 260 11.5
Majority
Turnout 64.42
Conservative hold Swing

Winford

Winford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicolas Wilton 1,303 52.9
Independent Hugh Gregor* 1,160 47.1
Majority 143
Turnout 73.54 +28.24
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Wrington

Wrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Deborah Yamanaka* 1,168 46.1
Conservative Annabel Tall* 1,119 44.2
Labour Patrick Cooney 246 9.7
Majority 49
Turnout 77.93 +20.53
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Annabel Tall had been elected as a Conservative councillor for the Yatton ward in the 2011 election.

Yatton

Yatton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jill Iles* 1,789 36.5
Conservative Judith Hadley 1,578 32.2
Independent Neil Petersen 1,442 29.4
Liberal Democrats Wendy Griggs 1,289 26.3
Green Massimo Morelli 917 18.7
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Edwards 764 15.6
Labour Richard Westwood 553 11.3
Labour Hedley Woods 352 7.2
Turnout 74.97 +24.17
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ H. Pickstock, Conservatives retain control of North Somerset Archived 18 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine at bristolpost.co.uk dated 8 May 2015
  2. ^ a b "2015 Ward Election Results" (PDF). www.n-somerset.gov.uk. North Somerset Council. Retrieved 27 May 2018.