2015 South Norfolk District Council election

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All 46 seats to South Norfolk District Council
24 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Last election 38
57.2%
8
29.3%
0
7.9%
Seats won 40 6 0
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2 nc
Popular vote 50,249 15,536 17,993
Percentage 54.2% 16.8% 19.4%
Swing Decrease 3.0% Decrease 12.5% Increase 11.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party UKIP Green Independent
Last election 0
1.4%
0
3.9%
0
0.3%
Seats won 0 0 0
Seat change nc nc nc
Popular vote 4,788 3,982 144
Percentage 5.2% 4.3% 0.2%
Swing Increase 3.8% Increase 0.4% Decrease 0.1%

South Norfolk UK local election 2015 map.svg
Map of the 2015 results in South Norfolk.

Party before election

Conservative

Elected Party

Conservative

The 2015 South Norfolk District Council election was held on Thursday 7 May 2015 to elect the whole council as part of 2015 United Kingdom local elections coinciding with the general election. The council continued to consist of 46 councillors and as immediately after the previous election, the council was controlled by local Conservatives, with local Liberal Democrats being the only opposition. The governing group's numbers were augmented by two councillors at the expense of that opposition group. Three defecting-from-majority independent councillors lost their council seats.

Composition of council seats before election

After the 2011 election, 38 councillors were Conservatives and 8 were Liberal Democrats. Since then, three Conservative councillors have left the party's grouping. Two of them (Keith Weeks, Bressingham and Burston ward, and Jon Herbert, Mulbarton ward) now form the South Norfolk Independent Group, while the third (Terry Blowfield, Stratton ward) sits as an independent.[1]

Party Seats (2011 election) Seats (19/03/15)
Conservative 38 35
Liberal Democrats 8 8
Independent - 3

Candidates by party

44 / 46
39 / 46
35 / 46
13 / 46
12 / 46
1 / 46

South Norfolk has 36 wards, providing for 46 candidates. In this election, there are a total of 144 candidates standing (an increase of 23% from the 117 in the last election in 2011).

The two parties with incumbent councillors are the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. The Conservatives are standing in all wards, with a total of 44 candidates. The Liberal Democrats are standing 35 candidates in 32 wards.

Out of the other parties standing, Labour have 39 candidates in 32 wards, UKIP have 13 candidates in 13 wards, and the Green Party have 12 candidates in 12 wards. There is one independent candidate, Jackie Bircham, standing in Chedgrave and Thurton ward.

Election results

South Norfolk Local Election Result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 40 2 0 +2 67.0 54.2 50,249 -3.0%
  Liberal Democrats 6 0 2 -2 13.0 16.8 15,536 -12.5%
  Labour 0 0 0 +/-0 0 19.4 17,993 +11.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 +/-0 0 5.2 4,788 +3.8%
  Green 0 0 0 +/-0 0 4.3 3,982 +0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 +/-0 0 0.2 144 -0.1%
Total 46 92,692

Candidates by ward

South Norfolk council is made up of 46 councillors elected in 36 different wards. 27 wards elect one councillor, 8 wards elect two councillors, and one ward (Diss) elects three councillors.

29 incumbent councillors are re-standing in the wards they represented before this election (denoted by a *).

Abbey ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Abbey ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert James Savage* 857 54.3 -13.1
Labour Kevin Patrick O'Grady 464 29.4 +29.4
Liberal Democrats Patricia Margaret Dore 258 16.3 -16.3
Majority 393 24.9 -9.9
Turnout 1579 69.09
Conservative hold Swing

Beck Vale ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Beck Vale ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clayton Hudson 767 58.7 +6.0
Labour Peter David Holmes 198 15.2 +15.2
Green Jillian Christine Callaghan 172 13.2 +13.2
Liberal Democrats Kerri Sheila Worrall 169 12.9 -34.4
Majority 569 43.6 +38.2
Turnout 1306 69.91
Conservative hold Swing

Bressingham and Burston ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Bressingham and Burston ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Michael Stone 863 51.2 -21.9
UKIP Paul William Chambers 326 19.3 +19.3
Labour Jon Chambers 286 17.0 +17.0
Green David John Reynolds 212 12.6 +12.6
Majority 537 31.8 -14.3
Turnout 1687 73.23
Conservative hold Swing

Brooke ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Brooke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Charles Fuller* 1104 68.4 -5.7
Labour David Peter Andrew Boyce 278 17.2 +17.2
Liberal Democrats Judith Ann Tryggvason 233 14.4 -11.5
Majority 826 51.1 +2.9
Turnout 1615 76.79
Conservative hold Swing

Bunwell ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Bunwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Henry Easton 903 55.4 -6.0
Labour Nigel Collingwood Crouch 362 22.2 -5.6
UKIP Frederick Joseph [sic] Page 225 13.8 +13.8
Liberal Democrats Ian Victor Spratt 141 8.6 -2.3
Majority 541 33.2 -0.5
Turnout 1631 74.36
Conservative hold Swing

Chedgrave and Thurton ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Chedgrave and Thurton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek John Blake* 688 45.8 -11.6
Labour Harriet Ann Wells 299 19.9 +19.9
UKIP Ron Murphy 243 16.2 -3.1
Independent Jackie Bircham 144 9.6 +9.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher John Brown 129 8.6 -14.7
Majority 389 25.9 -8.1
Turnout 1503 69.45
Conservative hold Swing

Cringleford ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Cringleford ward
(2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher John Kemp* 1983 35.1 +3.3
Conservative Garry Samuel Wheatley* 1749 31.0 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Paul Wynter Blathwayt 981 17.4 +8.0
Labour Peter James Reason 937 16.6 +6.0
Majority 768 12.6
Turnout 5650 75.14
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Cromwells ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Cromwells ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Henry Hornby 713 51.3 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Julian Lawrence Halls 676 48.7 +3.1
Majority 37 2.7 -6.0
Turnout 1389 67.66
Conservative hold Swing

Dickleburgh ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Dickleburgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin James Wilby* 1043 68.5 -5.6
Labour Pam Reekie 223 14.7 +0.7
Green Sam Morgan 156 10.2 +10.2
Liberal Democrats Anne Phebe Clifford John 100 6.6 -5.3
Majority 820 53.9 -6.2
Turnout 1522 69.03
Conservative hold Swing

Diss ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Diss ward
(3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Walter Kiddie* 1806 19.3 +0.5
Conservative Graham Minshull 1711 18.3 -3.5
Conservative Tony Palmer* 1692 18.1 -3.1
Labour Chris Davison 748 8.0 +8.0
Labour Trevor James Clark 729 7.8 -2.2
Green Anthony David Milton 646 6.9 +6.9
Labour Scott Francis Huggins 638 6.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrats Fiona Jane Wenman 570 6.1 -5.5
Liberal Democrats David John Traube 426 4.5 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Trevor Leonard Wenman 402 4.3 -5.5
Majority 944 10.1
Turnout 9368 61.50
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ditchingham and Broome ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Ditchingham and Broome ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brendon Bernard 555 39.1 -21.7
Conservative Keith Tilcock 464 32.7 -6.5
UKIP Tim Spurrier 228 16.1 +16.1
Labour Steve Pank 172 12.1 +12.1
Majority 91 6.4 -15.3
Turnout 1419 71.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Earsham ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Earsham ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Murray Gray* 720 48.4 -17.9
Conservative Daniel Richard Cox 521 35.0 +1.3
Labour Geraldine Smith-Cullen 248 16.7 +16.7
Majority 199 13.4 -19.2
Turnout 1489 72.67
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Easton ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Easton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Dewsbury* 943 60.2 -18.2
UKIP Arthur Burkard 239 15.3 +15.3
Labour Sylvia Driver 205 13.1 +13.1
Liberal Democrats Anthony Lloyd Sumner 179 11.4 -10.2
Majority 704 45.0 -11.8
Turnout 1566 74.28
Conservative hold Swing

Forncett ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Forncett ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Christopher Duffin 702 42.5 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Bob McClenning* 555 33.6 -21.6
UKIP Sharon Wentworth 213 12.9 +12.9
Labour Maisie Patricia Bellingham 183 11.1 +11.1
Majority 147 8.9
Turnout 1653 75.12
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Gillingham ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Gillingham ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kay Mason Billig* 790 48.6 -9.7
UKIP Chris Capocci 299 18.4 +18.4
Labour Bethan Sian Gulliver 297 18.3 +18.3
Liberal Democrats Andrew Paul Barber 238 14.7 -27.0
Majority 491 30.2 +13.5
Turnout 1624 70.31
Conservative hold Swing

Harleston ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Harleston ward
(2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Maurice Riches* 1501 36.0 +8.6
Conservative Jeremy Philip Savage* 1106 26.5 +3.0
Labour James Eddy 672 16.1 +16.1
Liberal Democrats Susan Evelyn Kuzmic 509 12.2 -5.7
Labour David Reekie 380 9.1 -1.2
Majority 434 10.4
Turnout 4168 62.28
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hempnall ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Hempnall ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alison Mary Thomas 1155 75.4 +6.8
Labour Janet Susan King 376 24.6 +24.6
Majority 779 50.9 -13.7
Turnout 1531 72.92
Conservative hold Swing

Hethersett ward

Jacky Sutton stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Hethersett in 2011. Her vote-share here is compared with the performance of the Labour candidate in 2011.

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Hethersett ward
(2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Bills* 1878 32.2 +0.2
Conservative Leslie George Poingdestre Dale* 1671 28.7 -0.1
Labour Jacky Sutton 913 15.7 -0.6
Labour Andy Pearson 720 12.3 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Colin Goodchild 648 11.1 11.8
Majority 758 13.0
Turnout 5830 43.53
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hingham and Deopham ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Hingham and Deopham ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yvonne Bendle* 1049 63.2 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Dore 326 19.6 +6.4
Labour James Edward George Leman 286 17.2 +17.2
Majority 723 43.5 +5.0
Turnout 1661 72.02
Conservative hold Swing

Loddon ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Loddon ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Leslie Gould* 810 54.6 -18.7
Labour David George Bissonnet 322 21.7 +21.7
UKIP Alan Baugh 210 14.2 +14.2
Liberal Democrats Peter John Arnold 142 9.6 -17.1
Majority 488 32.9 -13.8
Turnout 1484 67.13
Conservative hold Swing

Mulbarton ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Mulbarton ward
(2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Gordon Macdonald Legg* 1650 31.9 +0.9
Conservative Colin Wayne Foulger 1502 29.0 -2.5
Labour Elaine McKinna 613 11.8 +11.8
Labour Steve Sewell 543 10.5 +10.5
Liberal Democrats Margaret Grimmer Pitcher 462 8.9 -3.7
Green Roy Arthur Walmsley 408 7.9 -5.7
Majority 889 17.2
Turnout 5178 73.13
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

New Costessey ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: New Costessey ward
(2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Amis 1137 26.5 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Bell 1006 23.4 +1.3
Conservative James Edward Burgess 982 22.9 +7.2
UKIP Michelle Paula Newton 624 14.5 +14.5
Labour Sarah Samantha Langton 545 12.7 +0.2
Majority 24 0.5
Turnout 4294 67.40
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Newton Flotman ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Newton Flotman ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phil Hardy 722 48.8 -6.8
Labour Jackie Brown 316 21.4 +21.4
UKIP Gillian Page 254 17.2 17.2
Liberal Democrats Patricia Margaret McClenning 188 12.7 -31.7
Majority 406 27.4 +16.2
Turnout 1480 68.89
Conservative hold Swing

Northfields ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Northfields ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joe Mooney* 934 62.4 -3.0
Labour Doug Underwood 361 24.1 -2.0
Green Gordon John Beckett 202 13.5 +13.5
Majority 573 38.3 -1.0
Turnout 1497 66.64
Conservative hold Swing

Old Costessey ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Old Costessey ward
(2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew David Pond 1606 26.0 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Sharon Blundell 1087 17.6 -16.0
Liberal Democrats Libby Glover 1019 16.5 -16.3
UKIP Tom Burkard 947 15.3 +15.3
Labour Cliff Francis 785 12.7 +12.7
Labour Enid Williams 740 12.0 +12.0
Majority 68 1.1
Turnout 6184 63.01
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Poringland with the Framinghams ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Poringland with the Framinghams ward
(2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Overton* 1907 36.6 -1.1
Conservative Lisa Sharon Neal* 1763 33.8 +0.2
Labour Nicola Jeannette 790 15.2 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Philippa Kathleen Grant 753 14.4 -0.1
Majority 978 18.6
Turnout 5213 74.05
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rockland ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Rockland ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vic Thomson 994 56.9 -0.8
Labour Jo Bissonnet 425 24.3 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Ernest Joseph Green 329 18.8 +5.0
Majority 569 32.6 -4.3
Turnout 1748 74.30
Conservative hold Swing

Roydon ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Roydon ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Goldson* 869 67.9 +1.8
Labour Elana Katz 283 22.1 +22.1
Liberal Democrats Bodo Ulrich David Rissmann 127 9.9 -24.0
Majority 586 45.8 +13.5
Turnout 1279 68.15
Conservative hold Swing

Rustens ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Rustens ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Noel Broome 1118 63.2 +10.0
Green Katherine Jenkins 651 36.8 +23.4
Majority 467 26.4 -4.2
Turnout 1769 65.58
Conservative hold Swing

Scole ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Scole ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jenny Wilby* 900 66.5 -1.5
Labour Andy Driver 194 14.3 +14.3
Green John David Seddon 150 11.1 +11.1
Liberal Democrats Brian Anthony Fookes 110 8.1 -6.5
Majority 706 52.1 +1.5
Turnout 1354 70.02
Conservative hold Swing

Stoke Holy Cross ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Stoke Holy Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Trevor Lewis* 757 43.7 -6.6
Conservative Lizzie Meadows 610 35.2 +3.3
Green Julie Anna Young 184 10.6 -1.4
Labour Carol Ann Crouch 182 10.5 +10.5
Majority 147 8.5 -9.9
Turnout 1733 75.69
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stratton ward

Linden Parker stood as a Liberal Democrat candidate in Stratton in 2011.

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Stratton ward
(2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Des Fulcher 1341 27.7 -5.8
Conservative Kevin James Worsley 1023 21.1 -3.6
UKIP David Thornton 750 15.5 +15.5
Labour Lesley Jean Neave 529 10.9 -2.1
Labour Deborah Helen Sacks 485 10.0 +10.0
Liberal Democrats Shirley Ann Hagger 371 7.7 -9.0
Green Linden Parker 343 7.1 +7.1
Majority 273 5.6
Turnout 4842 45.18
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Tasburgh ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Tasburgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Florence Ellis* 921 61.6 +1.8
Labour Michael Douglas Dawson 318 21.3 +21.3
Liberal Democrats Roger Neil Percival 257 17.2 -23.0
Majority 603 40.3 +20.8
Turnout 1496 76.58 20.8
Conservative hold Swing

Thurlton ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Thurlton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Lewis Wilson Kemp* 948 58.1 +7.4
Labour Sally Laura Blaikie 367 22.5 +22.5
Liberal Democrats Claire Elizabeth Jackson 316 19.4 -4.5
Majority 581 35.6 +10.4
Turnout 1631 72.27
Conservative hold Swing

Town ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Town ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Henry Hornby* 1121 64.6 +1.9
Green Jo Hardy 615 35.4 +35.4
Majority 506 29.1 -9.3
Turnout 1736 69.39
Conservative hold Swing

Wicklewood ward

South Norfolk District Council Elections 2015: Wicklewood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Edney* 869 54.9 -4.7
Green Quentin John Logan 243 15.4 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Philip John Abbott 241 15.2 +1.8
UKIP Lesley Carruthers 230 14.5 +14.5
Majority 626 39.5 +0.8
Turnout 1583 72.95
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Councillors". South Norfolk Council. Retrieved 19 March 2015.