2015 Poole Borough Council election
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All 42 seats on the Poole Borough Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Con
LD
PPP
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Poole People
Last election 21 seats, 45.10% 18 seats, 30.40% 3 seats, 8.80%
Seats won 32 6 3
Seat change Increase 11 Decrease 12 Steady
Popular vote 74,060 33,559 13,269
Percentage 42.85% 19.42% 7.68%
Swing Decrease 2.25pp Decrease 10.98pp Decrease 1.12pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
UKIP
GPEW
Lab
Party UKIP Green Labour
Last election 0 seats, 4.40% 0 seats, 0.70% 0 seats, 4.60%
Seats won 1 0 0
Seat change Increase 1 Steady Steady
Popular vote 22,255 17,975 10,855
Percentage 12.88% 10.40% 6.28%
Swing Increase 8.48pp Increase 9.70pp Increase 1.68pp

Map showing the results of the election in each ward. Colours denote the winning party as shown in the main table of results.

Council control before election

NOC

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2015 Poole Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Poole Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections and the Parliamentary General Election.

Election result summary

Poole Election Result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 32 12 1 Increase11 76.19 42.85 74060 -2.25
  Liberal Democrats 6 0 12 Decrease12 14.86 19.42 33559 -10.98
  Poole People 3 1 1 Steady 7.14 7.68 13269 -1.12
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.45 775 -5.05
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 6.28 10855 +1.68
  UKIP 1 1 0 Increase1 2.38 12.88 22255 +8.48
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 10.40 17975 +9.7
  Other parties 0 0 0 0 0 0.04 87 n/a

Election results by ward

An asterisk indicates an incumbent seeking re-election.

Alderney

Alderney (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Mike Fisher 1,456
Conservative Louise Russell 1,391
Conservative Russell Trent 1,349
Liberal Democrats Tony Trent* 1323
Liberal Democrats Helen Ross 1152
Liberal Democrats Richard Wilson 1036
Labour Daniel Brooks 806
Labour Sue Mallory 759
Labour Jason Sanderson 700
Green Hannah Chislett 475
Green Simon Riggs 434
Green Henry Stockdale 333
Independent Ian Northover 139
Turnout
UKIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Councillor Russell Trent was elected as a Conservative but subsequently resigned from the party and is now an Independent.[2]

Branksome East

Branksome East (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Drew Mellor 1,613
Conservative Karen Rampton* 1,535
UKIP Ken Chambers 565
UKIP Robert Pattemore 513
Labour Liz Dixon 471
Liberal Democrats Annette Kent 411
Labour Stephen Sampson 398
Green Laura Cousins 345
Liberal Democrats Chris Li 306
Green J R Ryan 262
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Branksome West

Branksome West (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Philip Eades* 1,316
Liberal Democrats Marion Le Poidevin* 991
Conservative Lucy Cooper 830
Conservative Stanley Peters 775
UKIP Mike Browning 755
UKIP Steve Sheppard 741
Green Julie Dinmore 484
Green Martin Price 404
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Broadstone

Broadstone (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Brooke* 3,534
Conservative David Newell 2,842
Conservative Joanne Tomlin 2,547
Liberal Democrats Roy Godfrey* 2262
Liberal Democrats Don Hudswell 2097
Conservative Marc Ujvari 2027
UKIP Alan Gerring 909
UKIP Barry Smith 808
Green Mark Chivers 519
Green Helen Highwater 417
Green Kellie Blake 371
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Canford Cliffs

Canford Cliffs (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative May Haines* 3,658
Conservative Peter Pawlowski* 3,546
Conservative Mohan Iyengar 3,134
UKIP Jacqueline Bigwood 880
UKIP Geoff Chidley 876
Liberal Democrats Michael Baker 827
Green Kate Rose 539
Labour Peter Kenyon 376
Green Martin Davies 348
Labour Kenneth May 334
Green Helen Thomas 306
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Canford Heath East

Canford Heath East (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Moore* 1,339
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Hodges* 1,331
Conservative Michael Bowman 1064
Conservative Andrew Tomlin 899
UKIP Zac Stanworth 795
Green Hannah Maxwell-Harrison 267
Green Dean Maxwell-Harrison 215
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Canford Heath West

Canford Heath West (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Gabriel 1,321
Conservative Ray Tindle 1,200
Liberal Democrats Chris Matthews* 1122
Liberal Democrats Peter Parrish 927
UKIP John Hawkins 666
UKIP Dominic Turner 497
Labour Roger Wyatt 307
Green Alison Challis 271
Green Matthew Burgess 166
Money Free Party Nick Tapping 87
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Creekmoor

Creekmoor (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judy Butt* 2,286
Conservative Les Burden* 2,203
Conservative John Rampton* 1,742
UKIP Gareth Cook 1176
UKIP Heather Jones 1041
Liberal Democrats Paul Slade 836
Liberal Democrats Jack Blankley 750
Liberal Democrats Millie Earl 735
Green Arron Blake 518
Green Marian Bryant 487
Green Robin Bryant 418
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hamworthy East

Hamworthy East (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike White* 971
Conservative Vishal Gupta 803
UKIP James Jones 698
Poole People Charmaine Parkinson* 697
Poole People Lou Knight 633
Labour Shirley Brooks 306
Liberal Democrats Brian Foster 249
Labour John Sullivan 235
Green Ian Hay 175
Green Michael Challis 150
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Poole People Swing

Hamworthy West

Hamworthy West (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Wilkins* 1,197
Poole People Julie Bagwell 1,085
Conservative Karen Bozeat 886
Liberal Democrats Maxine Dunnett 372
Labour Ben Feiner 368
Labour Jo Oldale 289
Green Colin Dilley 207
Green Claire Newton 205
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Poole People gain from Conservative Swing

Merley and Bearwood

Merley and Bearwood (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Brown* 2,579
Conservative Jane Newell 2,389
Conservative Marion Pope 2,332
Conservative Roger Gregory 2284
Liberal Democrats Ken Swash 1910
Liberal Democrats May Newman 1661
UKIP John Butler 1102
Green Wayland Goodliffe 458
Green Gigi Sismaet 454
Independent Peter Kazmierczak 377
Green Emmajay Walsh 312
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Newtown

Newtown (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Wilson* 1,779
Conservative Lindsay Wilson* 1,605
Conservative Macolm Farrell 1,575
UKIP Diana Butler 1396
Liberal Democrats Brian Clements* 1162
Liberal Democrats Jo Clements* 1082
Liberal Democrats David Yates 846
Labour Steve Brew 838
Labour Hazel Malcolm-Walker 733
Green Faye Cunningham 655
Labour Ian Malcolm-Walker 637
Green Adrian Oliver 490
Green David Genese 446
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Councillor Graham Wilson represented Newtown for the Liberal Democrats before crossing the floor to join the Conservatives. Councillor Lindsay Wilson had represented Alderney for the Liberal Democrats until joining the Conservatives.[3]

Oakdale

Oakdale (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Adams* 2,080
Conservative Ian Potter* 2,051
Conservative Janet Walton* 1,725
UKIP Janice Long 1335
UKIP Larry Adams 1325
Poole People Hugh Todd 1124
Liberal Democrats Tansy Earl 851
Labour Brian Ellis 830
Liberal Democrats Ems Simpson 641
Green Ben Skipp 585
Green Richard Turner 506
Green Christopher Welch 452
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Parkstone

Parkstone (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Stribley 2,297
Conservative Emma Williams 2,120
Conservative John Challinor 2,059
Poole People Steve Baron 1645
Poole People Gareth Jones 1359
UKIP Bob Lister 952
Liberal Democrats Paul Dredge 951
Green Rupert Barrington 848
UKIP Tony Woodcock 789
Labour Maureen Champness 785
Green Pamela Jefferies 687
Green James Rose 581
Independent Marty Caine 259
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Penn Hill

Penn Hill (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elaine Atkinson* 2,498
Conservative Ron Parker* 2,198
Conservative Xena Dion* 2,131
Poole People Sally Carpenter 1362
Poole People Nicola Jinks 1039
Liberal Democrats Robin Rennison 801
Labour Martin Holst 752
Green Simon Card 745
UKIP David Darling 717
UKIP Lyn Thomas 695
Green Julie Millar 651
Green Philip Mayer 437
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Poole Town

Poole Town (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Poole People Mark Howell* 1,614
Conservative Andy Garner-Watts 1,418
Poole People Andy Hadley 1,395
Poole People Chris Wilson* 1316
Liberal Democrats Andrew Ross 1159
Conservative Alvin Gunputh 1157
Labour Darren Brown 931
UKIP Colin Johnson 796
UKIP Chris Ramm 772
Conservative Andy Ross 543
Green Jon Knight 495
Green Carolyn Smith 468
Green Ben Pantling 389
Turnout
Poole People hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Poole People hold Swing

By-elections 2015-2019

Broadstone By-Election 13 October 2016

Broadstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Vikki Slade 2,184 69.56
Conservative Marc Ujvari 733 23.34
UKIP Alan Gerring 121 3.85
Green Mark Chivers 57 1.82
Labour Jason Sanderson 45 1.43
Turnout 3138 37.23
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The election was called after Joanne Tomlin resigned as a Councillor due to personal issues.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Tory Turmoil". www.bournemouthecho.co.uk. Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ "We have a new team for Newtown". www.pooleconservatives.org. Poole Conservatives. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Result of Broadstone By-election". www.new.poole.gov.uk. Poole Borough Council. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Election 2015 Results". poole.gov.uk. Poole Borough Council. Archived from the original on 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.