The 2015 Torridge District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Torridge District Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections and the 2015 UK General Election hence turnout was much higher than usual Local Elections.

Results

Appledore (2 Seats) [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Conservative Andrew Eastman 791
  UKIP Kenneth Davis 548
  Green Peter Hames 426
  Independent Barry Edwards 382
  Conservative James Jackson 314
Turnout 70.5
  Conservative hold
  UKIP gain from Independent
Bideford East (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Conservative Mervyn Langmead 1378
  UKIP Sam Robinson 935
  UKIP Gaston Dezart 845
  Labour Ruth Craigie 709
  Independent Pauline Davies 569
Green Stephen Pagett 561
Turnout 61.11
  Conservative hold
  UKIP gain from Conservative
  UKIP gain from Independent
Bideford North (3 seats)[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Green Peter Christie 1313
  Conservative Dermot McGeough 928
  Liberal Democrat Trevor Johns 843
  Conservative Philip Pester 763
  Independent Douglas Bushby 634
  Labour Anne Brenton 616
  Labour Michael James 536
Turnout 65.33
  Green hold
  Liberal Democrat hold
  Conservative hold
Bideford South (3 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Conservative Simon Inch 947
  Conservative Anthony Inch 932
  Labour David Brenton 801
  Liberal Democrat Robert Wootton 798
  Labour Joseph Day 636
  Labour James Craigie 594
Turnout 57.75
  Conservative hold
  Conservative hold
  Labour hold
Broadheath[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Conservative Peter Watson Uncontested
  Conservative hold
Clinton[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Independent Richard Wiseman 618
  Green William Douglas-Mann 333
Turnout 77.15
  Independent gain from Independent
Clovelly Bay[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
  UKIP Robin Julian Uncontested
Turnout
  UKIP gain from Liberal Democrat
Coham Bridge[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Conservative Philip Hackett 703
  Independent Gloria Tabor 368
Turnout 82.17
  Conservative hold
Forest[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Conservative Zygmunt Gregorek 694
  Green Jonathan Middleton 333
Turnout 74.98
  Conservative hold
Hartland and Bradworthy (2 seats)[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Independent Anna Dart 1114
  UKIP Alan Whittle 598
  Green Jill Maynard 567
Turnout 71.9
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat
  UKIP gain from Liberal Democrat
Holsworthy (2 seats)[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Conservative Ian Parker 1194
  Conservative Kenith Carroll 816
  UKIP Brian Alchorn 629
  Liberal Democrat Howard Ratledge 464
  Green John Sanders 371
Turnout 69.44
  Conservative hold
  Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat
Kenwith[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Conservative Alison Boyle 656
  UKIP Derek Sargent 299
Turnout 74.29
  Conservative hold
Monkleigh and Littleham
Party Candidate Votes %
  Independent Phil Pennington 410
  Conservative Benjamin Parry 346
  Green Ruth Funnell 192
  Independent hold

Changes between elections

Conservative councillor Peter Le Maistre (Westward Ho!) resigned from the council on 2 November 2017.[14] The seat was gained by Independent candidate Nick Laws on 14 December 2017.[15]

Independent councillor Roger Darch (Torrington, elected UKIP) resigned his seat in October 2017.[16] Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats on 30 November 2017.[17]

UKIP councillor Sam Robinson (Bideford East) died in February 2018.[18] A by-election was held on 3 May 2018, and won by James Hellyer (Conservative).[19]

A by-election in Holsworthy was won by Jon Hutchings (Conservative)

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Appledore Ward Results".
  3. ^ "Bideford East Ward Results".
  4. ^ "Bideford North Results".
  5. ^ "Bideford South Ward Results".
  6. ^ "Broadheath Ward Results".
  7. ^ "Clinton Ward Results".
  8. ^ "Clovelly Bay Ward Results".
  9. ^ "Coham Bridge Ward Results".
  10. ^ "Forest Ward Results".
  11. ^ "Hartland and Bradworthy Ward Results".
  12. ^ "Holsworthy Ward Results".
  13. ^ "Kenwith Ward Results".
  14. ^ Howells, Sarah. "Councillor resigns after 'failure to provide a specimen' arrest". North Devon Gazette. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Torridge District Council". www.torridge.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  16. ^ "It was their county but now it's not | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Torridge District Council". www.torridge.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  18. ^ "New Rider in blue at Redcar | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Councils Map | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.