2015 Southampton City Council election
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A third of seats to Southampton City Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Independent
Seats won 12 8 1
Seats after 26 20 2
Seat change Steady Increase2 Increase1
Popular vote 35,085 34,928 2,498
Percentage 34.2 34.1 2.4
Swing Decrease7.1% Decrease3.6% Increase1.6%

Southampton UK local election 2015 map.svg
Map showing the election results. Each ward represents 1 seat

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Composition of the whole Southampton City Council after the 2015 elections. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, and Councillors Against Cuts in dark red.
Composition of the whole Southampton City Council after the 2015 elections. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, and Councillors Against Cuts in dark red.

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

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Just one week after the election, newly re-elected Labour councillor for Redbridge, Andrew Pope, who had represented the area since 2011, left Labour to sit as an independent, citing concerns he had with the leader of the council, Simon Letts, who he accused of "putting his own position ahead of the people of Southampton" and of lacking "vision and strong leadership".[1]

Election result

Southampton Council is elected in thirds, which means all comparisons are to the corresponding 2011 Southampton Council election.

Southampton Local Election Result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 2 0 Increase2 50.0 34.1 34,928 Decrease3.6
  Labour 7 0 3 Decrease3 43.8 34.2 35,085 Decrease7.1
  Independent 1 1 0 Increase1 6.3 2.4 2,498 Increase1.6
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 12.4 12,728 New
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 8.6 8,786 Increase6.2
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0.0 7.2 7,414 Decrease6.6
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 1,021 Decrease1.9
Comparison to Local Election Result 2014
Party Votes % +/-
  Labour 34.2 Decrease0.1
  Conservative 34.1 Increase3.0
  UKIP 12.4 Decrease2.7
  Green 8.6 Increase3.2
  Liberal Democrats 7.2 Decrease0.8
  Independent 2.4 Decrease1.1
  TUSC 1.0 Decrease1.8

Ward results

Bargate[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John Noon 2,690 42.5
Conservative Spencer Bowman 2,223 35.1
Green Joe Cox 927 14.6
Liberal Democrats Vijay Tondepu 317 5.0
TUSC Andrew Howe 119 1.9
Majority 467 7.4
Turnout 6,336 52.01
Labour hold
Bassett[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Les Harris 3,136 46.0
Labour Renata Bogus 1,575 23.1
Liberal Democrats David Whalley 766 11.2
UKIP Jean Romsey 649 9.5
Green Cara Sandys 607 8.9
TUSC Neil Kelly 53 0.8
Majority 1,561 22.9
Turnout 6,817 65.55
Conservative hold
Bevois[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jacqui Rayment 3,338 54.5
Conservative Calvin Smith 1,112 18.2
Green Rosie Pearce 829 13.5
Liberal Democrats Adrian Ford 412 6.7
UKIP Richard Lyons 308 5.0
TUSC Glyn Oliver 90 1.5
Majority 2,226 36.3
Turnout 6,122 54.91
Labour hold
Bitterne[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John Jordan 2,343 40.0
Conservative Marley Guthrie 1,935 33.0
UKIP Thomas Collier 1,043 17.8
Green Jodie Coperland 254 4.3
Liberal Democrats Robert Naish 240 4.1
TUSC Declan Clune 41 0.7
Majority 408 7.0
Turnout 5,863 55.91
Labour hold
Bitterne Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Fuller 2,805 39.5
Labour Andrew Godsell 2,116 29.8
UKIP Richard Jay 901 12.7
Green Lindsi Bluemel 625 8.8
Liberal Democrats James Read 567 8.0
TUSC Linda Boulton 59 0.8
Majority 689 9.7
Turnout 7,105 65.26
Conservative hold
Coxford[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Don Thomas 2,300 36.7
Labour Daniel Lucas 1,330 21.2
Conservative Trevor Glasspool 1,196 19.1
UKIP Joe Lockyer 978 15.6
Liberal Democrats Victoria Galton 215 3.4
Green Claire Huckle 209 3.3
Majority 970 15.5
Turnout 6,268 58.71
Independent gain from Labour
Freemantle[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Brian Parnell 2,335 35.3
Labour Pat Usher 2,246 34.0
Green Jonathan Martin 831 12.6
UKIP Chris Green 638 9.7
Liberal Democrats Steven Hulbert 453 6.9
TUSC Mike Marx 73 1.1
Majority 89 1.3
Turnout 6,608 60.69
Conservative hold
Harefield[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Daniel Fitzhenry 2,884 44.0
Labour Izaak Wilson 1,955 29.8
UKIP Vincent Avellino 1,030 15.7
Liberal Democrats John Dennis 322 4.9
Green Peter Pashen 288 4.4
TUSC Graham O'Reilly 59 0.9
Majority 929 14.2
Turnout 6,561 62.04
Conservative hold
Millbrook[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Furnell 2,345 35.4
Conservative Matt Turpin 2,170 32.7
UKIP Pearline Hingston 1,097 16.5
Green Daniel Payne 439 6.6
Liberal Democrats Paul Clarke 415 6.3
Stephen Plumridge 95 1.4
TUSC David Rawlinson 43 0.6
Majority 175 2.7
Turnout 6,631 58.70
Labour hold
Peartree[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Alex Houghton 2,573 38.1
Labour Darren Paffey 2,188 32.4
UKIP David Nightingale 1,027 15.2
Liberal Democrats Eileen Bowers 471 7.0
Green Gemma Mathieson 425 6.3
TUSC Graham Henry 38 0.6
Majority 385 5.7
Turnout 6,747 62.87
Conservative gain from Labour
Portswood[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Matthew Claisse 2,200 31.8
Labour Lucas Szlek 1,951 28.2
Liberal Democrats Adrian Vinson 1,390 20.1
Green Chris Bluemel 1,205 17.4
TUSC Nick Chaffey 118 1.7
Majority 249 3.6
Turnout 6,908 63.18
Conservative hold
Redbridge[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Co-op Andrew Pope 2,186 37.9
Conservative Richard Palmer 1,539 26.7
UKIP Colin Hingston 1,439 24.9
Green Chris James 263 4.6
Liberal Democrats Simon Stokes 250 4.3
TUSC Kieran Wilson 69 1.2
Majority 647 11.2
Turnout 5,773 52.83
Labour Co-op hold
Shirley[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Satvir Kaur 2,501 35.9
Conservative Chris Grace 2,426 34.8
UKIP Nick Ray 711 10.2
Green John Spottiswoode 646 9.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Galton 471 6.8
Independent Ricky Lambert 103 1.5
TUSC Tara Bosworth 58 0.8
Majority 75 1.1
Turnout 6,964 64.71
Labour hold
Sholing[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Graham Wilkinson 2,947 41.6
Labour Sue Blatchford 2,291 32.3
UKIP Dean Bartram 1,175 16.6
Green Martyn Webb 304 4.3
Liberal Democrats Graham Galton 288 4.1
TUSC Darren Galpin 29 0.4
Majority 656 9.3
Turnout 7,086 64.56
Conservative gain from Labour
Swaythling[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Spiros Vassiliou 1,633 31.4
Labour Frances Murphy 1,592 30.6
UKIP Alan Kebbell 738 14.2
Green Angela Cotton 627 12.1
Liberal Democrats Jules Poulain 513 9.9
TUSC Kevin Kayes 80 1.5
Majority 41 0.8
Turnout 5,201 57.53
Conservative hold
Woolston[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Warwick Payne 2,438 40.7
Conservative Albert Leach 1,814 30.3
UKIP Derek Humber 994 16.6
Liberal Democrats Colin Bleach 324 5.4
Green Katherine Barbour 307 5.1
TUSC Sue Atkins 92 1.5
Majority 624 10.4
Turnout 5,988 57.79
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ Franklin, James (14 May 2015). "Shock resignations plunge Labour group into chaos". dailyecho.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Declaration of Results" (PDF). Southampton City Council. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
Preceded by
2014 Southampton City Council election
Southampton City Council elections Succeeded by
2016 Southampton City Council election