Map of the results of the 2015 Swindon council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in grey were not contested in 2015.
Map of the results of the 2015 Swindon council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in grey were not contested in 2015.

The 2015 Swindon Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015, to elect members of Swindon Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. The Conservative Party increased their majority after gaining two seats. Of the 19 seats up for election, four seats changed hands to leave the Conservatives (32) with a majority of seven seats over Labour (23) and the Lib Dems (2).

Ward results

Sitting councillors seeking re-election, elected in 2012, are marked with an asterisk (*). The ward results listed below are based on the changes from the 2014 elections, not taking into account any party defections or by-elections.

Blunsdon & Highworth

Blunsdon & Highworth[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan John Bishop * 3,502 55.3 +7.2
Labour Pam Adams 1,523 24.1 +0.4
UKIP Ross Shugar 838 13.2 –4.5
Green Andrew Donald Day 466 7.4 +0.4
Majority 1,979 31.4 +7.0
Turnout 6,329 71.32 +31.13
Registered electors 8,874
Conservative hold Swing

Central

Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Wright * 2,567 45.1 +7.1
Conservative Dave Bell 1,187 20.8 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Antonio Banjamino Lopes 1,176 20.6 –12.0
UKIP Bob Sheppard 499 8.8 –3.6
Green Adam Grizzly Wilkinson-Moore 218 3.8 N/A
Independent Karsten Evans 48 0.8 N/A
Majority 1,380 24.4 +19.0
Turnout 5,695 58.87 +19.15
Registered electors 9,674
Labour hold Swing

Chiseldon & Lawn

Chiseldon & Lawn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fionuala Foley * 2,056 56.4 +12.1
Labour Dave Cox 648 17.8 –0.3
UKIP Jennifer Mary Jefferies 445 12.2 –10.0
Green Paul Sunners 301 8.3 –1.8
Liberal Democrats Clive James Hooper 194 5.3
Majority 1,408 38.9 +16.8
Turnout 3,644 77.09 +33.01
Registered electors 4,727
Conservative hold Swing

Covingham & Dorcan

Covingham & Dorcan[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dale James Heenan * 2,952 48.5 +9.4
Labour Steve Wakefield 1,634 26.9 –5.1
UKIP Brian James Osbourn 1,082 17.8 –7.2
Green Lucy Rebecca Wilkinson-Moore 214 3.5 –0.3
Liberal Democrats Gerry Taylor 201 3.3 N/A
Majority 1,318 21.7 +14.6
Turnout 6,083 68.43 +26.61
Registered electors 8,890
Conservative hold Swing

Eastcott

Eastcott[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Dixon 1,692 34.8 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Toby Robson 1,247 25.9 –18.9
Conservative Niki Bartoszewka 1,072 22.3 +13.5
UKIP Graham Hyde 420 8.7 –0.6
Green Graham Peter Mattingley 396 8.2 +1.6
Majority 445 9.3 N/A
Turnout 4,827 61.43 +22.74
Registered electors 7,858
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Gorse Hill & Pinehurst

Gorse Hill & Pinehurst[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Ballman * 2,169 42.0 +2.6
Conservative Clive Duncan Austin 1,643 31.8 +7.3
UKIP Ian Robertson 1,013 19.6 –7.4
Green Andy Bentley 335 6.5 –2.6
Majority 526 10.2 –2.1
Turnout 5,160 56.39 +23.90
Registered electors 9,151
Labour hold Swing

Haydon Wick

Haydon Wick[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Charles Renard * 3,274 53.6 +15.7
Labour Manetta Martha Rodrigues 1,551 25.4 –6.6
UKIP Ed Gerrard 975 16.0 –9.6
Green Simon Johnathan Fairbourn 308 5.0 N/A
Majority 1,723 28.4 +22.4
Turnout 6,108 66.60 +31.86
Registered electors 9,171
Conservative hold Swing

Liden, Eldene & Park South

Liden, Eldene & Park South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Watts 2,007 37.8 +2.9
Conservative Graham Charles Cherry 1,968 37.1 +8.3
UKIP John Short 962 18.1 –10.3
Green Rachel Edwards 199 3.8 –0.8
Liberal Democrats Raymond Martin James 157 3.1 –0.2
Majority 39 0.7 –5.4
Turnout 5,303 60.65 +28.11
Registered electors 8,743
Labour hold Swing

Lydiard and Freshbrook

Lydiard and Freshbrook[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Caryl Ann Sydney-Smith 2,439 43.7 +6.8
Labour Cindy Matthews * 1,640 29.4 +0.7
UKIP John Lenton 940 16.9 –7.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher Shepherd 331 5.9 +0.4
Green Livio Pavone 225 4.0 –0.3
Majority 799 14.4 +6.2
Turnout 5,575 64.52 +26.91
Registered electors 8,760
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Mannington and Western

Mannington and Western[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steph Exell 1,820 41.4 –1.3
Conservative David Richard Statham Gould 1,522 34.6 +10.1
UKIP Lincoln Williams 691 15.7 –10.4
Green Tracey Michelle Jeapes 368 8.4 N/A
Majority 298 6.8 –9.8
Turnout 4,401 58.05 +27.12
Registered electors 7,581
Labour hold Swing

Old Town

Old Town[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Claire Ann Ellis 2,659 48.2 +12.1
Labour Bob Cretchley 1,626 29.5 –16.3
UKIP Terry Richard Davis 449 8.1 –4.3
Green Rae McKellar 439 8.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Margaret Joan Hooper 341 6.2 +0.4
Majority 1,033 18.8 N/A
Turnout 5,514 69.53 +31.77
Registered electors 7,930
Conservative hold Swing

Penhill & Upper Stratton

Penhill & Upper Stratton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Teresa Jessica Page * 2,154 39.5 –1.3
Conservative Harriet Katherine Maltby 1,906 34.9 +10.6
UKIP David John Rowland 1,138 20.9 –8.8
Green Robert Oliver Heritage 257 4.7 –0.5
Majority 248 4.6 –6.4
Turnout 5,455 56.97 +25.83
Registered electors 9,575
Labour hold Swing

Priory Vale

Priory Vale[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toby Lewis Elliott * 3,314 60.6 +9.7
Labour Michelle Agostino 1,213 22.2 +1.0
UKIP Terry Reynolds 658 12.0 –9.4
Green Simon William Smith 282 5.2 N/A
Majority 2,101 38.5 +9.1
Turnout 5,467 62.62 +34.47
Registered electors 8,730
Conservative hold Swing

Rodbourne Cheney

Rodbourne Cheney[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Grant * 2,394 42.7 –0.6
Conservative Rahul Tarar 1,751 31.2 +9.0
UKIP Peter Thompson-Watt 1,133 20.2 –8.4
Green Rod Hebden 330 5.9 +0.1
Majority 643 11.5 –3.3
Turnout 5,608 60.09 +24.33
Registered electors 9,333
Labour hold Swing

Shaw

Shaw[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Martin * 2,857 50.0 +13.5
Labour Mike Heal 1,430 25.0 –3.0
UKIP James Coates 772 13.5 –4.4
Liberal Democrats James Ellrington Farr 329 5.8 +2.1
Green Ken Kimber 323 5.7 –0.9
Majority 1,427 25.1 +16.6
Turnout 5,711 67.75 +31.31
Registered electors 8,429
Conservative hold Swing

St Andrews

St Andrews[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Elizabeth Friend * 2,962 58.2 +6.7
Labour Jason John Mills 1,044 20.5 –1.7
UKIP Brian Stone 618 12.1 –6.5
Liberal Democrats Geoff King 21.5 4.2 –3.4
Majority 1,918 37.8 N/A
Turnout 5,091 62.38 +35.02
Registered electors 8,161
Conservative hold Swing

St Margaret & South Marston

St Margaret & South Marston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Christopher Haines * 3,157 51.4 +12.2
Labour Tim Page 1,511 24.6 –5.6
UKIP James Faulkner 1,175 19.1 –6.8
Green Howard John March 304 4.9 N/A
Majority 1,646 26.9 +17.8
Turnout 6,147 66.15 +26.17
Registered electors 9,292
Conservative hold Swing

Walcot & Park North

Walcot & Park North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Bushell 2,506 47.5 +8.2
Conservative Ellen Heavens 1,400 26.5 +7.0
UKIP Jeff Jefferies 839 15.9 –12.9
Green Bill Hughes 253 4.8 –1.1
Liberal Democrats Kathleen McCarthy 226 4.3 –1.8
SDP Pavlos Chatzinopoulos 50 0.9 +0.4
Majority 1,106 21.1 +10.5
Turnout 5,274 57.27 +25.27
Registered electors 9,209
Labour hold Swing

Wroughton & Wichelstowe

Wroughton & Wichelstowe[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cathy Martyn 1,797 39.3 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Ann Richards * 1,184 25.9 +7.1
Labour Cheryl Lewis 733 16.0 +2.2
UKIP Susan Short 546 11.9 –6.6
Green Chantelle Amy Smith 194 4.2 –6.6
Independent John Francis Newman 116 2.5 –2.3
Majority 613 13.5 –1.0
Turnout 4,570 72.15 –31.07
Registered electors 6,334
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Election Results". Swindon Borough Council. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.