2015 South Lakeland District Council election[1]
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17 of the 51 seats to South Lakeland District Council
26 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 33 15
Seats won 9 7
Seats after 32 15
Seat change Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 10,986 11,362
Percentage 40.1% 41.5%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour Independent
Last election 3 0
Seats won 0 1
Seats after 3 1
Seat change Steady Increase1
Popular vote 1,687 569
Percentage 6.2% 2.1%

South Lakeland UK local election 2015 map.svg
Map showing the results the 2015 South Lakeland District Council elections by ward. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, Independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2015.

Council control before election

Liberal Democrats

Council control after election

Liberal Democrats

The 2015 South Lakeland District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of the South Lakeland District Council in England.[2] It was held on the same day as other local elections.

Election results summary

Party Previous council New council +/-
Liberal Democrats 33 32 Decrease1
Conservatives 15 16 Increase1
Labour 3 3 Steady
Independent 1 1 Steady
Total 51 51
Working majority  15   13 
South Lakeland Local Election Result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 2 2 0 41.2 41.5 11,362
  Liberal Democrats 9 1 2 -1 52.9 40.1 10,986
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 8.1 2,207
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 1,687
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 5.9 2.1 569
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 564

Ward results

Ambleside & Grasmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Rees* 1,002 48.3 -8.3
Conservative Hannah Lane 635 30.6 -5.0
Green Simon Dunning 268 12.9 N/A
Labour Alison Gilchrist 171 8.2 -1.4
Majority 367 17.7 -3.3
Turnout 70.44 +21.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Arnside & Beetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Stewart* 1,356 49.8 -8.3
Conservative Peter Smillie 1,005 36.9 +1.2
Green Mark Arrowsmith 195 7.2 N/A
Labour Lois Sparling 168 6.2 ±0.0
Majority 351 12.9 -9.5
Turnout 77.22 +14.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Broughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Joss Curwen* 569 40.7 -35.1
Conservative John Longmire 550 39.3 -36.5
Labour John Lawrence 155 11.1 N/A
Green Donna Munro 125 8.9 N/A
Majority 19 1.4 N/A
Turnout 75.48 +21.4
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Burneside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Hurst-Jones 478 40.3 -22.5
Conservative Nigel Byrom 360 30.4 +0.5
Green Christopher Granger 159 13.4 N/A
UKIP Malcolm Nightingale 103 8.7 N/A
Labour Tony Rothwell 86 7.3 ±0.0
Majority 118 9.9 -23.1
Turnout 70.87 +17.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Burton & Holme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Cooper* 1,232 53.9 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Vic Brown 765 33.4 -14.3
Labour Nigel Warner 186 8.1 N/A
Green Adam Sandell 104 4.5 N/A
Majority 467 20.5 +15.9
Turnout 75.57 +15.8
Conservative hold Swing
Cartmel & Grange West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mary Wilson* 582 48.7 -16.7
Conservative Ted Walsh 462 38.7 +4.1
Green Chris Gibbs 150 12.6 N/A
Majority 120 10.0 -20.9
Turnout 75.11 +15.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Grange North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eric Morrell 623 44.8 +2.9
Conservative Steve Chambers 511 36.7 -21.4
Green Jenny Gibbs 155 11.1 N/A
UKIP Stephen Willmott 102 7.3 N/A
Majority 112 8.1 N/A
Turnout 75.82 +19.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Grange South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Harvey* 701 61.4 +7.6
Liberal Democrats Dave Khan 277 24.3 -21.9
Green Ben Barker 163 14.3 N/A
Majority 424 37.1 +29.5
Turnout 76.05 +11.6
Conservative hold Swing
Holker
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gill Gardner 687 62.6 +7.2
Conservative Grania Nicholson 335 30.5 -14.1
Green Jocelyn Gaskell 75 6.8 N/A
Majority 352 32.1 +21.3
Turnout 68.07 +10.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Low Furness
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Airey* 618 56.4 -8.9
UKIP Janet Butler 160 14.6 N/A
Labour Joan Casson 132 12.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Loraine Birchall 128 11.7 -8.0
Green Christian Barnes 58 5.3 -9.6
Majority 458 41.8 -3.8
Turnout 74.78 +27.8
Conservative hold Swing
Mid Furness
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Butcher 871 37.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Janet Willis* 845 36.2 -5.5
Labour David Webster 330 14.1 -1.6
UKIP Peter Richards 199 8.5 N/A
Green Bill Shaw 89 3.8 +0.1
Majority 26 1.1 N/A
Turnout 73.97 +21.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mel Mackie 1,622 43.7 -4.5
Liberal Democrats Evelyn Westwood* 1,619 43.6 -8.2
Green Daphne Jackson 269 7.2 N/A
Labour Martin Holborn 205 5.5 N/A
Majority 3 0.1 N/A
Turnout 76.44 +18.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Whinfell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Thornton* 592 47.6 -15.5
Conservative Pat Bell 560 45.0 +8.1
Green Adam Rubinstein 92 7.4 N/A
Majority 32 2.6 -23.5
Turnout 80.17 +25.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Windermere Applethwaite & Troutbeck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Berry* 686 57.7 +7.1
Liberal Democrats Andrew Jarvis 399 33.6 -15.8
Green Kate Barkes 104 8.7 N/A
Majority 287 24.1 +22.9
Turnout 72.61 +14.0
Conservative hold Swing
Windermere Bowness North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Jones* 582 49.0 -16.0
Conservative Sandra Lilley 463 39.0 +9.1
Labour Alan Ellison 72 6.1 +1.1
Green Kate Threadgold 71 6.0 N/A
Majority 119 10.0 -25.1
Turnout 73.80 +16.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Windermere Bowness South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Williams* 498 48.3 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Steve Rooke 420 40.7 -3.4
Green Tim Shearer 63 6.1 N/A
Labour Rae Cross 50 4.8 -0.9
Majority 78 7.6 +1.6
Turnout 73.80 +28.9
Conservative hold Swing
Windermere Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dyan Jones* 631 58.3 -11.6
Conservative Adrian Naik 253 23.4 +8.2
Labour Penny Henderson 132 12.2 -2.6
Green Luke Barley 67 6.2 N/A
Majority 378 34.9 -19.8
Turnout 64.80 +18.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

By-Elections

No by-elections were held between 2015 and 2016.

References

  1. ^ Steven Ayres (18 June 2015). "Local elections 2015". House of Commons Library. p. 20.
  2. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.