The 2015 Torbay Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Torbay Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections, and the general election.

Torbay Council Election, 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 25 3 0 Increase3 69.445 36.19 47478 -5.61
  Liberal Democrats 7 0 2 Decrease2 19.445 24.83 32572 -3.87
  Labour 0 0 1 Decrease1 0 9.34 12254 -0.06
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0 9.20 12066 +1.9
  UKIP 1 0 0 Steady 2.78 15.42 20225 +13.62
  Independent 3 0 0 Steady 8.33 5.02 6595 -3.78

Ward results

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An asterisk * indicated an incumbent seeking re-election

Berry Head-with-Furzeham

Berry Head-with-Furzeham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jackie Stockman* 1,930 40.8
Independent Vic Ellery* 1,690 35.7
Independent Mike Morey* 1,679 35.5
Conservative Judith Mills 1,483 31.3
Conservative Adam Billings 1,134 23.9
Green Charlie Baker 682 14.4
Green Sassie Tickle 532 11.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Desmond 322 6.8
Liberal Democrats David Fordham 296 6.3
Liberal Democrats Eileen Fox 288 6.1
Majority
Turnout 4,851 62.54 +18.52
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Blatchcombe

Blatchcombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Thomas* 1,659 36.8
Conservative John Thomas* 1,495 33.2
Conservative Chris Robson 1,406 31.2
UKIP Steve Walsh 1,300 28.8
Liberal Democrats Sabrina Bradshaw 799 17.7
Labour Jane Macey 795 17.6
Labour Eddie Harris 764 16.9
Labour Jackie Colby 754 16.7
Liberal Democrats Naomi Milward 615 13.6
Liberal Democrats Ian Somerville 605 13.4
Green Neil Rolfe 472 10.5
Green Stephen Peacock 426 9.4
Green Ashley Cunningham 411 9.1
Majority
Turnout 4,546 55.41 +21.67
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Churston Ferrers with Galmpton

Churston Ferrers-with-Galmpton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Mills* 1,726 42.6
Conservative Di Stubley 1,627 40.2
UKIP Elizabeth Rayner 965 23.8
Liberal Democrats Dave Browne 725 17.9
Labour Bill Ingham 588 14.5
Liberal Democrats Thomas Pentney 417 10.3
Green Richard Spreckley 396 9.8
Majority
Turnout 4,128 71.93 +17.91
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Clifton with Maidenway

Clifton-with-Maidenway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Doggett* 1,162 32.9
Liberal Democrats Ruth Pentney* 1,154 32.7
Conservative Richard Barnby 1,108 31.4
UKIP Christine Dayment 766 21.7
Conservative Jackie Perrins 740 20.9
Labour Christina Vincent 480 13.6
Green Karen Cunningham 370 10.5
Green Matthew Rudland-Barfoot 232 6.6
Majority
Turnout 3,590 62.63 +20.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cockington-with-Chelston

Cockington-with-Chelston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicole Amil* 2,048 35.5
Conservative Mark King 1,752 30.4
Conservative Thomas Winfield 1,664 28.9
Labour Jack Critchlow 1,426 24.7
Liberal Democrats Jean Cope 1,379 23.9
Liberal Democrats Joanne Ledger 1,094 19.0
UKIP Mark Dent 1,031 17.9
UKIP Len Harvey 998 17.3
Liberal Democrats Fiona Hess 918 15.9
UKIP Merrick Rayner 787 13.6
Green Joanne McQuillan 674 11.7
Green Jimi Neary 445 7.7
Majority
Turnout 5,836 65.90 +32.08
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ellacombe

Ellacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Julien Parrott* 929 32.4
Liberal Democrats Cindy Stocks* 774 27.0
Liberal Democrats Paul Raybould 594 20.7
Conservative Beryl McPhail 552 19.2
Labour Suzannah Jones 534 18.6
Conservative Matthew Phillips 533 18.6
UKIP Jen Walsh 513 17.9
Green Hazel Robertson 306 10.7
Majority
Turnout 2,918 52.88 +19.06
UKIP hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Goodrington with Roselands

Goodrington-with-Roselands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Barnby* 1,325 35.0
Conservative Alan Tyerman* 1,035 27.3
Liberal Democrats Sue Biles 965 25.5
UKIP Gary Booth 908 24.0
Liberal Democrats Robert O'Brien 732 19.3
UKIP Peter Fryett 670 17.7
Labour Rosalind Royle 468 12.4
Green Jane Mary Hughes 265 7.0
Green Ellie Knight-Rolfe 203 5.4
Majority
Turnout 3,844 67.22 +33.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Preston

Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Lewis* 2,155 38.1
Conservative Lynn Sykes 2,023 35.8
Conservative Anna Tolchard 1,722 30.5
UKIP Sue Powell 1,419 25.1
Liberal Democrats John Turner 1,324 23.4
Liberal Democrats Elliot Abercrombie 1,296 22.9
Liberal Democrats Linda Turner 1,281 22.7
Labour Stephen Turner 758 13.4
Green Ian Downer 606 10.7
Green Jules Kirkby 603 10.7
Green Andrew Robinson 543 9.6
Majority
Turnout 5,755 68.82 +23.36
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Roundham with Hyde

Roundham-with-Hyde
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Cunningham 820 24.9
Liberal Democrats Christine Carter 685 20.8
Conservative Simon Slade 586 17.8
UKIP Anthony Rayner 575 17.5
UKIP Eileen Harvey 560 17.0
Liberal Democrats Maggi Douglas-Dunbar 494 15.0
Green Paula Hermes 468 14.2
Green Sam Moss 448 13.6
Labour Irene Reade 337 10.2
Independent Bobbie Davies* 330 10.0
Independent Rick Heyse 132 4.0
Majority
Turnout 3,350 54.73 +16.58
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bobbie Davies was elected for this ward as a Liberal Democrat in 2011, and Rick Heyse stood in the seat as an English Radical in the same election.

Shiphay with The Willows

Shiphay-with-The Willows
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Kingscote* 1,425 31.2
Conservative Dave Morris 1,405 30.7
Liberal Democrats Colin Charlwood 1,250 27.3
Liberal Democrats Adam Carter 969 21.2
UKIP Tamsin Davies 905 19.8
UKIP Mary Bennett 812 17.8
Labour Arjun Mehta 606 13.3
Green Ellie Taylor 366 8.0
Majority
Turnout 4,604 60.73 +21.68
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St Marychurch

St Marychurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Bent 1,772 31.8
Conservative Anne Brooks 1,757 31.6
Conservative Ray Hill* 1,588 28.5
Liberal Democrats David Ward 1,541 27.7
Liberal Democrats Steve Parr 1,469 26.4
Liberal Democrats Hamish Renton 1,391 25.0
UKIP Rie Greenwood 1,075 19.3
UKIP Ian Walsh 971 17.5
Labour John Coombs 877 15.8
Green Jenny Giel 738 13.3
Majority
Turnout 5,665 62.91 +21.59
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St Mary's-with-Summercombe

St. Mary's-with-Summercombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Haddock 1,151 33.8
Conservative Terry Manning* 916 26.9
UKIP Sue Davies 736 21.6
UKIP Mike Cuggy 714 20.9
Labour Rosemary Clark 546 16.0
Labour Philip Gregory 450 13.2
Liberal Democrats Steve Bryant 400 11.7
Independent Ian Carr 345 10.1
Liberal Democrats Hannah Stevens 285 8.4
Green John Fallon 254 7.5
Green Julian Gunther 179 5.3
Majority
Turnout 3,491 58.17 +16.53
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Tormohun

Tormohun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mandy Darling 1,304 27.9
Conservative Robert Excell* 1,289 27.6
Conservative Andy Lang 1,154 24.7
Conservative Jackie Wakeman 1,125 24.0
Liberal Democrats Gill Hayman 1,067 22.8
UKIP Raymond Crump 971 20.8
Labour Darren Cowell 944 20.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Long 933 19.9
UKIP Neil Mead 909 19.4
Labour Lesley Discombe 662 14.2
Green Virginia Allum 620 13.3
Labour Julia Neal 588 12.6
Green Virginia Keyes 511 10.9
Green Stephen Morley 416 8.9
Majority
Turnout 4,748 53.07 +19.76
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Watcombe

Watcombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Darling* 1,383 43.9
Liberal Democrats Roger Stringer* 1,146 36.4
Conservative Celia Brown 746 23.7
Labour Kevin Hughes 612 19.4
Conservative Dan Godfrey 595 18.9
Labour Jermaine Atiya-Alla 365 11.6
UKIP Rob Howard 277 8.8
Green Jenny Stoneman 194 6.2
Majority
Turnout 3,196 59.19 +17.83
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Wellswood

Wellswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Bye 2,157 48.3
Conservative James O'Dwyer 1,805 40.4
Liberal Democrats Deborah Brewer 934 20.9
UKIP Chris Gibbings 718 16.1
UKIP Danny Harvey 716 16.0
Liberal Democrats Nick Pentney 581 13.0
Independent Fiona McPhail 489 10.9
Green Jessica Richards 380 8.5
Green Clive Richards 326 7.3
Majority
Turnout 4,541 66.27 +20.65
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections 2015 to 2018

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Clifton with Maidenway

The by-election was held on 5 November 2015, following the death of Councillor Ruth Pentney.[4]

Clifton-with-Maidenway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Adrian Sanders 1,096 69.1 +36.4
Conservative Richard Barnby 235 14.8 -16.6
UKIP Anthony Rayner 158 10.0 -11.7
Labour Eddie Harris 53 3.3 -10.2
Green Stephen Pocock 43 2.7 -7.8
Majority 861 54.3
Turnout 1585 28.50 -34.13
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Tormohun

The by-election was called following the resignation of Councillor Andy Lang, and held on 5 May 2016.[5]

Tormohun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Pentney 1,126 46.7 +23.9
Conservative Jackie Wakeham 533 22.1 -2.6
Labour Darren Cowell 344 14.3 -5.9
UKIP Steven Walsh 315 13.1 -7.7
Green Stephen Morley 66 2.7 -6.2
TUSC Michelle Goodman 27 1.1 N/A
Majority 593 24.6
Turnout 2,422 29.76 -23.31
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Watcombe

The by-election was called following the death of Councillor Roger Stringer.[6] The by-election was held on 14 December 2017.

Watcombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Swithin Long 655 57.1 +20.7
Conservative Daniel Maddock 355 30.9 +7.2
Labour Julia Neal 121 10.5 -8.9
Green Eleanor Taylor 17 1.5 -4.7
Majority 300 26.1
Turnout 1,148 22.30 -36.89
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Torbay Council election results". www.torbay.gov.uk. Torbay Council. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  3. ^ "By-election results". www.torbay.gov.uk. Torbay Council. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Obituary". www.libdemvoice.org. LIbDemVoice. Archived from the original on 18 March 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Torbay Elections and Local Referendum 5 May 2016". www.torbay.gov.uk. Torbay Council. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Popular South Devon Councillor dies suddenly". www;devonlive.com. Devonlive.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.