Map of the results of the 2015 Taunton Deane Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red, UKIP in purple and Independents in grey.
Map of the results of the 2015 Taunton Deane Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red, UKIP in purple and Independents in grey.

The 2015 Taunton Deane Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect all members (councillors) of Taunton Deane Borough Council in Somerset, England. The council changed from being under no overall control to a Conservative majority having won 36 seats, while local Liberal Democrats took by keeping existing seats 14. Labour candidates won two seats, and the UK Independence Party won one, with the three remaining held by Independent candidates.[1]

After the 2011 elections, the council was under no overall control, with the Conservatives having 28 seats, exactly half, while the Liberal Democrats took 23. The remaining five seats were split between Labour and Independents councillors.[2]

Results

Seats held:

  Conservative Party, 36 (64.3%)
  Liberal Democrats, 14 (25.0%)
  Independents, 3 (5.4%)
  Labour Party, 2 (3.6%)
  UKIP, 1 (1.8%)
Taunton Deane Borough Council
Election result: 2015[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 36 8 0 +8 64.3 43.2 49,934
  Liberal Democrats 14 0 9 –9 25.0 34.3 39,608
  Independent 3 1 0 +1 5.4 4.6 5,310
  Labour 2 0 1 –1 3.6 8.0 9,268
  UKIP 1 1 0 +1 1.8 1.2 1,349
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 8.6 9,939
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 93

References

  1. ^ a b "Election results from 7th May 2015". Taunton Deane Borough Council. Archived from the original on 15 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Borough Council Election: 5 May 2011" (PDF). Taunton Deane Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2015.