2015 Portsmouth City Council election

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14 of the 42 seats to Portsmouth City Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Seats before 4 9 1
Seats won 9 4 1
Seat change 5 Increase 5 Decrease 0 Steady
Popular vote 30,193 17,342 17,060
Percentage 34.3% 19.7% 19.4%

Portsmouth 2015 ward map.svg
Map of 2015 results

Council control before election

No Overall Control

Council control after election

No Overall Control

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

Following the elections, the Conservatives remained in control of the council, continuing to govern in a minority administration

Election results

Portsmouth City Council election result 2015[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 5 0 Increase5 64.3 34.3% 30,193 Decrease2.9%
  Liberal Democrats 4 0 5 Decrease5 28.6 19.7% 17,342 Decrease13.2%
  Labour 1 1 1 Steady 7.1 19.4% 17,060 Decrease6.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 16.7% 14,734 Increase16.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 8.4 7,426 Increase7.5
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1,003 Increase0.3
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.3% 285 Steady

Change in composition

After the 2015 local election, the political makeup of the council was as follows:[3] These seats were then next contested in 2019.

Party Number of councillors
Labour 4
Conservative 19
Liberal Democrats 14
UKIP 4
Green 0
Independent 1

Results by ward

Comparisons for the purpose of determining a gain, hold or loss of a seat, and for all percentage changes, are to the last time these specific seats were up for election in 2011. A "*" indicates that that councillor was re-elected.

Baffins[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lynne Stagg* 2,198 30.0
Conservative George Edgar 2,044 27.9
UKIP Matt Ainsworth 1,580 21.6
Labour Michelle Treacher 1,061 14.5
Green Sarah Coote 379 5.2
TUSC Wendy Hamm 55 0.8
Majority 154 2.1
Turnout 7,317 63.9 +24.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Central Southsea[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Suzy Horton 2,026 30.7
Conservative Kevin Warne 1,424 21.6
Green Ian David McCulloch 1,384 21.0
Labour Benjamin Perry 1,064 16.1
UKIP Derek William Arthur Wareham 623 9.4
TUSC Daniel Sutton-Johanson 82 1.2
Majority 602 9.1
Turnout 6,603
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Charles Dickens[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yahiya Chowdhury 1,373 25.5
Liberal Democrats Jacqui Hancock 1,361 25.3
UKIP Carl Edward John Paddon 1,200 22.3
Conservative Christopher John Hirst 987 18.4
Green Hannah Mary Dawson 367 6.8
TUSC Chris Pickett 88 1.6
Majority 602 0.2
Turnout 5,376
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Copnor[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Warne 2,732 42.2
UKIP Terry Chipperfield-Harrison 1,484 22.9
Labour Terry King 1,428 22.1
Liberal Democrats Alan John Webb 446 6.9
Green Mark William Townsin 315 4.9
TUSC Daniel Sutton-Johanson 70 1.1
Majority 602 19.3
Turnout 6,475
Conservative hold Swing
Cosham[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Michael Chris John Mason 2,768 42.3
Labour Graham Philip Heaney 1,525 23.3
UKIP Mike Jerome 1,381 21.1
Liberal Democrats Kirstine McDowell Impey 466 7.1
Green Ash Potter 318 4.9
TUSC Adi Graham 90 1.4
Majority 602 19.0
Turnout 6,548
Conservative hold Swing
Drayton & Farlington[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Ellcome 4,953 65.9
Labour Andreas Bubel 1,347 17.9
Green Gavin Mark Ellis 538 7.2
Liberal Democrats Tom Wood 524 7.0
TUSC Simon Wade 150 2.0
Majority
Turnout 7,512
Conservative hold Swing
Eastney & Craneswater[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennie Brent 2,574 39.8
Liberal Democrats Paul Frank Pritchard 1,500 23.2
UKIP Garth Peter Leonard Hessey 890 13.7
Labour Julian Paul Wright 805 12.4
Green Katie Jane Worsfold 646 10.0
TUSC Paul John Smith 60 0.9
Majority
Turnout 6,475 64.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Fratton[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dave Ashmore 1,497 26.2
UKIP Paul Daniel Lovegrove 1,194 20.9
Labour Sue Castillon 1,127 19.7
Conservative Massoud Esmaili 1,122 19.7
Green Martin Peter Cox 408 7.1
Independent Mike Hancock 285 5.0
TUSC John Paul Pickett 74 1.3
Majority
Turnout 5,707
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hilsea[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Scott Robert Harris 2,829 43.5
Labour Sue Greenfield 1,547 23.8
UKIP Kevan Chippindall-Higgin 1,311 20.1
Liberal Democrats Joshua Dulberg 437 6.7
Green Abbie Eales 329 5.1
TUSC Doug Willis 54 0.8
Majority
Turnout 6,507
Conservative hold Swing
Milton[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gerald Vernon-Jackson 2,291 33.7
Conservative Stuart John Crow 1,728 25.4
UKIP Robbie Robinson 1,018 15.0
Labour Alex Bentley 948 13.9
Green Jay Dunstan 763 11.2
TUSC Sean Hoyle 57 0.8
Majority
Turnout 6,805
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Nelson[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Colin Sinclair Lyon 1,360 24.5
UKIP Barry Paul Davies 1,347 24.3
Labour Rob Smith 1,298 23.4
Liberal Democrats Leo Madden 1,221 22.0
Green Bianca Barbara Vermeulen-Smith 249 4.5
TUSC Nicholas John Doyle 65 1.2
Majority
Turnout 5,540
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Paulsgrove[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gemma Louise New 1,814 32.9
Labour David Ratcliffe Horne 1,745 31.6
UKIP David Allen Cox 1,417 25.7
Liberal Democrats Maria Cole 258 4.7
Green Phil Dickinson 243 4.4
TUSC Sean Hoyle 42 0.8
Majority
Turnout 5,519
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Jude
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Tompkins 1,944 34.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Andrewes 1,499 26.3
Labour Tony Chafer 843 14.8
Green James Quinn 781 13.7
UKIP Bev Hastings 572 10.0
TUSC Andy Waterman 67 1.2
Majority 445 7.8
Turnout 5,706 59.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ryan Brent 1,914 32.2
Liberal Democrats Jason Fazackarley 1,618 27.2
Labour Barbara Spiegelhalter 949 15.9
UKIP Paul Sweeney 717 12.0
Green Anna Koor 706 11.9
TUSC Aron Fielder 49 0.8
Majority 296 5.0
Turnout 5,953 57.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2015 - Portsmouth". andrewteale.me.uk. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Your Councillors". democracy.portsmouth.gov.uk. 22 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Election results for Baffins". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Central Southsea". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Election results for Charles Dickens". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Election results for Copnor". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Election results for Cosham". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Election results for Drayton & Farlington". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Election results for Eastney & Craneswater". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Election results for Fratton". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Election results for Hilsea". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Election results for Hilsea". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Election results for Nelson". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Election results for Paulsgrove". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
Preceded by
2014 Portsmouth City Council election
Portsmouth City Council elections Succeeded by
2016 Portsmouth City Council election