Map of the results of the 2015 Sedgemoor District Council election.
Map of the results of the 2015 Sedgemoor District Council election.

The 2015 Sedgemoor District Council election took place on Thursday 7 May 2015 as a four-yearly election to elect all members (councillors) of Sedgemoor District Council in the English county of Somerset. The principal town in the district is Bridgwater accounting for 15 of the 48 councillors elected.[1] The election was part of the 2015 United Kingdom local elections which were held simultaneously with the 2015 General Election.

Composition of council seats before election

After the 2011 District Council election, 31 councillors were Conservatives, 13 were Labour, 2 were Liberal Democrats and there were 2 independents.[2]

Party Seats
Conservative 31
Labour 13
Liberal Democrats 2
Independent 2

Election results

Sedgemoor Local Election Result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 35 5 1 +4 72.9 53.6 57,884 +1.1%
  Labour 10 0 3 -3 20.8 16.0 17,289 -5.0%
  UKIP 2 2 0 +2 4.2 6.0 6,486 +16.4%
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 -2 -1 2.1 17.1 18,449 -14.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.7 6,121 +4.6%
  Independent 0 0 2 -2 0 1.7 1,835 -2.4%
Total 48 92,692

Candidates by ward

Sedgemoor District Council continued to be made up of 48 councillors elected in 23 different wards, each electing between one and three councillors.

32 incumbent councillors stood again in the wards they represented before this election (denoted by a *).

Axevale Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Axevale Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Scott* 1,325 29.4
Conservative John Henry Denbee* 1,236 27.4
Liberal Democrats Jean Margaret Bevis 1,021 22.7
Green Jake Flood 562 12.5
Labour Tom Scott 361 8.0
Turnout 4,505
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Berrow Ward (1 seat)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Berrow Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Grimes* 799 64.3
Liberal Democrats Andrew William Nisbet 443 35.7
Turnout 1,242
Conservative hold Swing

Bridgwater Dunwear Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Bridgwater Dunwear Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leigh Paul Redman* 748 25.3
UKIP Richard Scammell 554 18.8
Conservative Pele James Barnes 541 18.3
Labour Diogo Rodrigues 438 14.8
Conservative Christine Louise McGinty 377 12.8
Liberal Democrats Lorna Ann Phillippa King 295 10.0
Turnout 2,953
Labour hold Swing
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

Bridgwater Eastover Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Bridgwater Eastover Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Loveridge* 708 27.1
Labour Moira Brown 648 24.8
Conservative Linda Bareham-Stanley 514 19.6
Conservative Michael David Hall 506 19.3
Liberal Democrats Camael King 240 9.2
Turnout 2,616
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bridgwater Fairfax Ward (3 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Bridgwater Fairfax Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham John Granter* 1,135 18.3
Labour Alex Glassford* 1,081 17.4
Conservative Mike Cresswell 986 15.9
Conservative Wayne John Pearce 844 13.6
Labour Reginald Charles Winslow 844 13.6
Conservative Jim Donoghue 765 12.3
Liberal Democrats Janice Joanna Somers Beasely 545 8.8
Turnout 6,200
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Bridgwater Hamp Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Bridgwater Hamp Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wesley John Hinckes 956 28.8
Labour Adrian John Moore* 946 28.5
Conservative James Cockram 719 21.6
Conservative Andrew Ivor Danniells 703 21.1
Turnout 3,324
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bridgwater Victoria Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Bridgwater Victoria Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lance John Duddridge 812 23.3
Labour Mick Lerry* 763 21.9
Conservative Barrie Clive Crow 654 18.8
Labour Siobhan Wilson 636 18.2
UKIP Roderick Silvester Sidney Lukins 621 17.8
Turnout 3,486
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Bridgwater Westover Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Bridgwater Westover Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathy Pearce* 954 26.5
Labour Brian David Smedley* 878 24.3
Conservative Jeffrey Searle 767 21.3
Conservative John Douglas Watts 634 17.6
Liberal Democrats Barbara Fisher 373 10.3
Turnout 3,606
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bridgwater Wyndham Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Bridgwater Wyndham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gill Slocombe* 1,322 31.3
Conservative Rachael Helen Caswell 1,293 30.6
Labour Liz Leavy 620 14.7
Labour Caroline Ann Wilkins 516 12.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Ian Johnstone 476 11.3
Turnout 4,227
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Burnham Central Ward (3 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Burnham Central Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Clarke* 1,372 16.5
Conservative Maria Clarke 1,367 16.4
Conservative Mike Facey 1,239 14.9
Liberal Democrats Phil Harvey 1,076 12.9
Liberal Democrats Katie Georgina Lawson 1,029 12.4
Liberal Democrats Sarah Milner Simonds 909 10.9
UKIP James Donnellan 883 10.6
Green Eve Harriet Courtney 445 5.3
Turnout 8,320
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Burnham North Ward (3 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Burnham North Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Laurence Burridge-Clayton* 1,883 21.7
Conservative Cheryl Lesley Burnett 1,620 18.6
Conservative Paul Herbert 1,256 14.5
Liberal Democrats Beverly Milner Simonds 1,029 11.8
Liberal Democrats Tom Nichols 861 9.9
UKIP Helen Hims 823 9.5
Liberal Democrats Victoria Weavell 798 9.2
Green Alexander Begg Lawrie 422 4.9
Turnout 8,692
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Cannington & Wembdon Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Cannington & Wembdon Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Dyer* 1,588 36.1
Conservative Ann Bown* 1,455 33.1
Liberal Democrats Alan James Beasley 809 18.4
Green Allan Jeffrey 546 12.4
Turnout 4,398
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Cheddar & Shipham Ward (3 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Cheddar & Shipham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dawn Hill* 1,889 19.3
Conservative Peter John Shilton Downling* 1,765 18.0
Conservative Jeff Savage* 1,720 17.6
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Mary Green 1,523 15.6
Liberal Democrats John Outhwait 1,303 13.3
Labour Norma Scanlon 809 8.3
UKIP Will Hims 783 8.0
Turnout 9,792
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

East Poldens Ward (1 seat)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: East Poldens Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Duncan McGinty* 814 66.6
Green Ian Richard Horsfield 408 33.4
Turnout 1,222
Conservative hold Swing

Highbridge & Burnham Marine Ward (3 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Highbridge & Burnham Marine Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Anita Keen 937 11.3
UKIP Lorna Corke 907 10.9
Conservative Roger Charles Keen 876 10.5
Liberal Democrats Fiona Joan Hector 640 7.7
Liberal Democrats John David Parkes 599 7.2
Conservative James Roughton 564 6.8
Labour Forrester Shiela Rachel 550 6.6
Liberal Democrats Graham Alan Kennedy 549 6.6
Independent Chris Williams* 536 6.4
Labour Alan Beech 499 6.0
Independent Mike Mansfield* 493 5.9
Independent Bill Hancock 436 5.2
Independent Tony Lynham 370 4.4
Labour Lucy Emily Scanton 366 4.4
Turnout 8,322
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
UKIP gain from Independent Swing

Huntspill & Pawlett Ward (1 seat)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Huntspill & Pawlett Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Charles Woodman 793 61.2
Liberal Democrats Susanna Louise Peel Craig 286 22.1
Green Terry Peers 217 16.7
Turnout 1,296
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Kings Isle Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Kings Isle Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Perry 1,592 33.7
Conservative Derek Stanley Alder* 1,520 32.1
Liberal Democrats Mike Senior 827 17.5
Green Josephine Sally Smoldon 792 16.7
Turnout 4,731
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Knoll Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Knoll Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Filmer* 1,888 38.6
Conservative Andrew Gilling* 1,433 29.3
Liberal Democrats Tony Gore 922 18.9
UKIP Isobel Fotheringham 647 13.2
Turnout 4,890
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

North Petherton (3 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: North Petherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Sydney Earnest Bradford* 2,316 22.6
Conservative Anne Elisabeth Fraser* 2,078 20.3
Liberal Democrats Revans Bill 1,891 18.4
Conservative Lucy Miranda Allen 1,874 18.3
Labour Marion Denham 1,155 11.3
Green Jen Bayford 941 9.2
Turnout 10,255
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Puriton & Woolavington Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Puriton & Woolavington Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Healey* 1,204 29.0
Conservative Alison Jane Hamlin* 1,052 25.3
UKIP Pete Hollings 877 21.1
Labour Richard Cecil Hampson 542 13.1
Green Valerie Bannister 477 11.5
Turnout 4,152
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Quantocks Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Quantocks Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julie Annette Pay* 1,605 35.7
Conservative Michael Graham Caswell* 1,458 32.5
Green Lindy Booth 766 17.1
Labour Philip S T Lawrence King 662 14.7
Turnout 4,491
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wedmore & Mark Ward (2 seats)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: Wedmore & Mark Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Polly Costello 1,686 34.7
Conservative Will Human 1,280 26.3
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Joan Hasler 1,034 21.3
Labour Gabrielle Kathleen Hector 474 9.7
UKIP Dave Wills 391 8.0
Turnout 4,865
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

West Poldens Ward (1 seat)

Sedgemoor District Council Elections 2015: West Poldens Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Arthur Kingham* 963 63.9
Green Charles Graham 545 36.1
Turnout 1,508
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. ^ "5th May Election results – Wards". Sedgemoor District Council. Archived from the original on 7 December 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2015.