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
Independent Vic Ellery* 1,690
Independent Mike Morey* 1,679
Conservative Judith Mills 1483
Conservative Adam Billings 1134
Green Charlie Baker 682
Green Sassie Tickle 532
Liberal Democrats Michael Desmond 322
Liberal Democrats David Fordham 296
Liberal Democrats Eileen Fox 288
Majority
Turnout 62.54 +18.52
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Blatchcombe

Blatchcombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Thomas* 1,659
Conservative John Thomas* 1,495
Conservative Chris Robson 1,406
UKIP Steve Walsh 1300
Liberal Democrats Sabrina Bradshaw 799
Labour Jane Macey 795
Labour Eddie Harris 764
Labour Jackie Colby 754
Liberal Democrats Naomi Milward 615
Liberal Democrats Ian Somerville 605
Green Neil Rolfe 472
Green Stephen Peacock 426
Green Ashley Cunningham 411
Majority
Turnout 55.41 +21.67
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Churston Ferrers with Glampton

Churston Ferrers-with-Galmpton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Mills* 1,726
Conservative Di Stubley 1,627
UKIP Elizabeth Rayner 965
Liberal Democrats Dave Browne 725
Labour Bill Ingham 288
Liberal Democrats Thomas Pentney 417
Green Richard Spreckley 396
Majority
Turnout 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
Liberal Democrats Ruth Pentney* 1,154
Conservative Richard Barnby 1108
UKIP Christine Dayment 766
Conservative Jackie Perrins 740
Labour Christina Vincent 480
Green Karen Cunningham 370
Green Matthew Rudland-Barfoot 232
Majority
Turnout 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
Conservative Mark King 1,752
Conservative Thomas Winfield 1,664
Labour Jack Critchlow 1426
Liberal Democrats Jean Cope 1379
Liberal Democrats Joanne Ledger 1094
UKIP Mark Dent 1031
UKIP Len Harvey 998
Liberal Democrats Fiona Hess 918
UKIP Merrick Rayner 787
Green Joanne McQuillan 674
Green Jimi Neary 445
Majority
Turnout 65.90 +32.08
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ellacombe

Ellacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Julien Parrott* 929
Liberal Democrats Cindy Stocks* 774
Liberal Democrats Paul Raybould 594
Conservative Beryl McPhail 552
Labour Suzannah Jones 534
Conservative Matthew Phillips 533
UKIP Jen Walsh 513
Green Hazel Robertson 306
Majority
Turnout 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
Conservative Alan Tyerman* 1,035
Liberal Democrats Sue Biles 965
UKIP Gary Booth 908
Liberal Democrats Robert O'Brien 732
UKIP Peter Fryett 670
Labour Rosalind Royle 468
Green Jane Mary Hughes 265
Green Ellie Knight-Rolfe 203
Majority
Turnout 67.22 +33.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Preston

Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Lewis* 2,155
Conservative Lynn Sykes 2,023
Conservative Anna Tolchard 1,722
UKIP Sue Powell 1419
Liberal Democrats John Turner 1324
Liberal Democrats Elliot Abercrombie 1296
Liberal Democrats Linda Turner 1281
Labour Stephen Turner 758
Green Ian Downer 606
Green Jules Kirkby 603
Green Andrew Robinson 543
Majority
Turnout 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
Liberal Democrats Christine Carter 685
Conservative Simon Slade 586
UKIP Anthony Rayner 575
UKIP Eileen Harvey 560
Liberal Democrats Maggi Douglas-Dunbar 494
Green Paula Hermes 468
Green Sam Moss 448
Labour Irene Reade 337
Independent Bobbie Davies* 330
Independent Rick Heyse 132
Majority
Turnout 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
Conservative Dave Morris 1,405
Liberal Democrats Colin Charlwood 1250
Liberal Democrats Adam Carter 969
UKIP Tamsin Davies 905
UKIP Mary Bennett 812
Labour Arjun Mehta 606
Green Ellie Taylor 366
Majority
Turnout 60.73 +21.68
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St Marychurch

St Marychurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Bent 1,772
Conservative Anne Brooks 1,757
Conservative Ray Hill* 1,588
Liberal Democrats David Ward 1541
Liberal Democrats Steve Parr 1469
Liberal Democrats Hamish Renton 1391
UKIP Rie Greenwood 1075
UKIP Ian Walsh 971
Labour John Coombs 877
Green Jenny Giel 738
Majority
Turnout 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
Conservative Terry Manning* 916
UKIP Sue Davies 736
UKIP Mike Cuggy 714
Labour Rosemary Clark 546
Labour Philip Gregory 450
Liberal Democrats Steve Bryant 400
Independent Ian Carr 345
Liberal Democrats Hannah Stevens 285
Green John Fallon 254
Green Julian Gunther 179
Majority
Turnout 58.17 +16.53
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Tormohun

Tormohun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mandy Darling 1,304
Conservative Robert Excell* 1,289
Conservative Andy Lang 1,154
Conservative Jackie Wakeman 1125
Liberal Democrats Gill Hayman 1067
UKIP Raymond Crump 971
Labour Darren Cowell 944
Liberal Democrats Robert Long 933
UKIP Neil Mead 909
Labour Lesley Discombe 662
Green Virginia Allum 620
Labour Julia Neal 588
Green Virginia Keyes 511
Green Stephen Morley 416
Majority
Turnout 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
Liberal Democrats Roger Stringer* 1,146
Conservative Celia Brown 746
Labour Kevin Hughes 612
Conservative Dan Godfrey 595
Labour Jermaine Atiya-Alla 365
UKIP Rob Howard 277
Green Jenny Stoneman 194
Majority
Turnout 59.19 +17.83
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Wellswood

Wellswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Bye 2,157
Conservative James O'Dwyer 1,805
Liberal Democrats Deborah Brewer 934
UKIP Chris Gibbings 718
UKIP Danny Harvey 716
Liberal Democrats Nick Pentney 581
Independent Fiona McPhail 489
Green Jessica Richards 380
Green Clive Richards 326
Majority
Turnout 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 69.14
Conservative Richard Barnby 235 14.83
UKIP Anthony Rayner 158 9.97
Labour Eddie Harris 53 3.34
Green Stephen Pocock 43 2.71
Majority 861 54.31
Turnout 1585 28.5 -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 46.70
Conservative Jackie Wakeham 533 22.11
Labour Darren Cowell 344 14.27
UKIP Steven Walsh 315 13.06
Green Stephen Morley 66 2.74
TUSC Michelle Goodman 27 1.12
Majority 593 24.59
Turnout 2411 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 57.06
Conservative Daniel Maddock 355 30.92
Labour Julia Neal 121 10.54
Green Eleanor Taylor 17 1.48
Majority 300 26.14
Turnout 1148 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. 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.