2015 Stevenage Borough Council election[1][2]

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13 of the 39 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 33 3 3
Seats won 8 1 1
Seats after 30 6 3
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3 Steady
Popular vote 15,815 14,923 3,082
Percentage 38.2% 36.0% 7.4%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2015 Stevenage Borough Council elections. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The by-thirds 2015 Stevenage Borough Council election was held on 7 May 2015 to elect one third (thirteen) of the members (councillors) of the council, one for each ward, as part of the 2015 United Kingdom local elections held simultaneously with the 2015 General Election.[3] The up for election were last contested in 2011. The Labour Party retained control of the council, which it had held continuously since 1973.

Results

In the previous result the changes were that Labour party candidates gained two Conservative-held seats and a Liberal Democrat took a Labour councillor-held seat.[4] As shown in the 2012 table this meant the total of councillors stood as 31, 4 and 4 for these party groups, the governing group being that of Labour councillors. This election saw three seats in that group convert to the now largest formal opposition group of councillors, local Conservatives.

Stevenage Borough Council election, 2015[5]
Party Seats Popular vote
Won Not up Total ± Votes %
  Labour 8 22 30 −3 15815 39
  Conservative 4 2 6 +3 14923 36
  Liberal Democrats 1 2 3 0 3082 8
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 566 1
  Green 0 0 0 0 2225 5
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 4297 11
Total 13 26 39 40908
Turnout 71.4

Ward by ward

Bandley Hill

Location of Bandley Hill ward
Location of Bandley Hill ward
Bandley Hill[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sharon Hearn 1,496 46.3
Labour Jacqueline Ann Hollywell 1,267 39.2
Green James Brett Howarth 188 5.8
Liberal Democrats Barbara Segadelli 161 5.0
TUSC Amanda Gloria Dilley 117 3.6
Majority 229 7.1
Turnout 3,229 62.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Bedwell

Location of Bedwell ward
Location of Bedwell ward
Bedwell[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Harrington 1,530 49.3
Conservative Ashik Miah 687 22.1
UKIP Dale Long 605 19.3
Green Victoria Louise Snelling 136 4.4
Liberal Democrats Gareth Steiner 117 3.8
TUSC Steven William Glennon 31 1.0
Majority 843 27.2
Turnout 3,106 58.4
Labour hold Swing

Chells

Location of Chells ward
Location of Chells ward
Chells
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Howard John Burrell 1,307
Conservative Matthew Paul Wyatt 1,186
Liberal Democrats Andrew David Anderson 427
Green Laura Kate Hamilton 215
TUSC Roger Alexander Charles 100
Majority 121
Turnout 61.3
Labour hold Swing

Longmeadow

Location of Longmeadow ward
Location of Longmeadow ward
Longmeadow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Hurst 1,283
Labour Monika Cherney-Craw 1,046
UKIP Mark Williams 549
Green Martin Malocco 179
TUSC Helen Kerr 21
Majority 237
Turnout 66.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Manor

Location of Manor ward
Location of Manor ward
Manor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robin Parker 1,413
Conservative Matthew Clarke 996
Labour Ryan McQueen 722
UKIP Peter Yarnold-Forrester 455
Green Marcus Blackburn 101
Majority 417
Turnout 71.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Martins Wood

Location of Martins Wood ward
Location of Martins Wood ward
Martins Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Mead 1,246
Conservative Michael Hearn 1,239
Liberal Democrats Patricia Washer 188
Green Steve Welch 179
TUSC Mark Gentleman 88
Majority 7
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Old Town

Location of Old Town ward
Location of Old Town ward
Old Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Fraser 1,719
Labour Hugh Tessier 1,468
UKIP Marilyn Yarnold-Forrester 518
Green Elizabeth Sturges 242
Liberal Democrats Matthew Snell 183
TUSC Mark Pickersgill 32
Majority 251
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Pin Green

Location of Pin Green ward
Location of Pin Green ward
Pin Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeannette Thomas 1,268
Conservative Michelle Frith 973
UKIP Patricia Jones 548
Green Vicky Lovelace 194
TUSC Rhian Clare 31
Majority 295
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Roebuck

Location of Roebuck ward
Location of Roebuck ward
Roebuck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Gardner 1,152
Conservative Adam Mitchell 1,104
UKIP Vicky Gabriel 614
Green Graham White 154
Liberal Democrats Debra Brown 123
TUSC Bryan Clare 18
Majority 48
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

St Nicholas

Location of St Nicholas ward
Location of St Nicholas ward
St Nicholas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Raynor 1,373
Conservative Alexander Farquharson 960
UKIP Jessica Worden 554
Liberal Democrats Heather Snell 182
Green Darren Stocker 141
TUSC Amber Gentleman 29
Majority 413
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Shephall

Location of Shephall ward
Location of Shephall ward
Shephall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Webb 1,284
Conservative Paul Mould 730
UKIP Roy Worden 582
Green Michael Malocco 148
TUSC Barbara Clare 42
Majority 554
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Symonds Green

Location of Symonds Green ward
Location of Symonds Green ward
Symonds Green[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Downing 1,341 45.6
Conservative Philip Roethenbaugh 1,183 40.3
Green Richard Warr 199 6.8
Liberal Democrats Clive Hearmon 158 5.4
TUSC Trevor Palmer 57 1.9
Majority 158 5.3
Turnout 2,938 63.8
Labour hold Swing

Woodfield

Location of Woodfield ward
Location of Woodfield ward
Woodfield[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Lawrence 1,367
Labour Jim Callaghan 811
UKIP Brian Lewis 390
Green Sophie MacNeill 149
Liberal Democrats Daniel Snell 130
Majority 556
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Andrew Teale. "Local Election Results 2015". Local Elections Archive Project.
  2. ^ Steven Ayres (18 June 2015). "Local elections 2015". House of Commons Library. p. 21.
  3. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  4. ^ 2014 Results Archived 25 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine The Comet. Accessed 25 May 2015
  5. ^ "District Council Elections - District Council Elections - Thursday, 7 May 2015". South Cambridgeshire District Council. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Local Election Results - 2015". Stevenage Borough Council. 8 May 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  7. ^ Pritchard, Oliver (8 May 2015). "Stevenage Borough Council council elections 2015: Labour hold Symonds Green". The Comet. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  8. ^ Pritchard, Oliver (8 May 2015). "Stevenage Borough Council elections 2015: Conservatives hold Woodfield". The Comet. Retrieved 8 May 2015.