Map of the results of the 2015 Weymouth and Portland council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and independents in light grey. Wards in grey were not contested in 2015.
Map of the results of the 2015 Weymouth and Portland council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and independents in light grey. Wards in grey were not contested in 2015.

The 2015 Weymouth and Portland Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect 12 members of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as the 2015 general election.

The elections saw the Conservatives Party gain 3 seats and become the largest party on the council with 14 seats, but without an overall majority. The Labour Party was reduced to 13 seats compared to the 15 they had after the 2014 election.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Weymouth and Portland election result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 3 0 +3 75.0 40.1 11,352
  Labour 1 0 2 -2 8.3 26.5 7,481
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 2 -1 8.3 11.4 3,233
  Independent 1 0 0 0 8.3 4.9 1,374
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 9.4 2,654
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 7.7 2,188

Gain/loss is relative to the 2011 results.

Councillors standing down

The following councillors were elected in 2011 and had to seek re-election.

Councillor Party Ward
Joy Stanley Liberal Democrat Melcombe Regis
Peter Chapman Conservative Preston
Bill White Liberal Democrat Radipole
David Hawkins Independent Tophill East
Amanda Munro Conservative Tophill West
Mike Goodman Conservative Upwey & Broadwey
Andy Blackwood Labour Westham North
Lucy Hamilton Labour Westham West
Pam Nixon Conservative Wey Valley
Jane Hall Conservative Weymouth East
Richard Kosior Conservative Weymouth West
Anne Kenwood Independent
(elected as Labour)
Wyke Regis

No elections: Littlemoor, Underhill, Westham East

Anne Kenwood became an independent in March 2015.[2]

Ward results

Melcombe Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jason Osborne 858
Labour Richard Baker 704
UKIP John Morse 545
Liberal Democrats Alvin Hopper 288
Green Benn Harrison 251
Majority 154
Turnout 56.65
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Farquharson 2007
Liberal Democrats Robin Vaughan 817
Labour Maureen Drake 588
Majority 1190
Turnout 80.19
Conservative hold Swing
Radipole
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cathy Page-Nash 662
Liberal Democrats Graham Winter 589
Labour Kay Wilcox 428
UKIP James Stokes 317
Majority 73
Turnout 69.14
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Tophill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Hawkins 574
Conservative Richard Paisley 506
Labour Jo Atwell 383
Green Susan Sutton 210
Majority 68
Turnout 67.71
Independent hold Swing
Tophill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jason Webb 606
Labour Jim Draper 561
UKIP Tracey Gough 520
Independent Sue Lees 327
Independent Susan Cocking 252
Green Deborah Coleman 166
Majority 45
Turnout 64.30
Conservative hold Swing
Upwey and Broadwey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Ellis 1056
Labour Kieron Womble 634
Green David Smith 342
Majority 422
Turnout 75.27
Conservative hold Swing
Westham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Oz Kanji 1007
Labour Pete Barrow 837
Conservative Alec Nicholls 780
Majority 170
Turnout 63.76
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Westham West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy Blackwood 673
Conservative Lesley Nicholls 617
Liberal Democrats Anne Kenwood 532
Majority 56
Turnout 63.75
Labour hold Swing
Wey Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pamela Nixon 1326
Labour Pat Dunne 480
Green Brian Heatley 339
Majority 846
Turnout 74.77
Conservative hold Swing
Weymouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alison Reed 666
Green Clare Sutton 501
Labour Maria Blackwood 338
UKIP Sybil Drake 257
Majority 165
Turnout 65.23
Conservative hold Swing
Weymouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Kosior 1231
Labour Hazel Priest 934
Green Jon Orrell 624
Majority 297
Turnout 71.08
Conservative hold Swing
Wyke Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeff Cant 1037
Labour Lucy Hamilton 921
UKIP Jill Hordle 549
Independent Tim Griffiths 221
Green Edward Preece 221
Majority 116
Turnout 68.42
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/35336/11/1/weymouth-massive-council-changes-on-may Archived 18 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine WEYMOUTH: Massive council changes on May 7th