2015 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
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22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout69.1% (Increase33.5%)
  First party Second party
 
Cllr Phil Davies portrait.jpg
Cllr Jeff Green.jpg
Leader Phil Davies Jeff Green
Party Labour Conservative
Leader's seat Birkenhead
and
Tranmere
West Kirby
and
Thurstaston
Last election 12 seats,
38.6%
8 seats,
28.0%
Seats before 38 21
Seats won 14 7
Seats after 39 21
Seat change Increase1' Steady
Popular vote 79,409 46,611
Percentage 47.9% 28.1%
Swing Increase9.3% Increase0.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Cllr Phil Gilchrist2.jpg
Cllr Pat Cleary2.jpg
Leader Phil Gilchrist Pat Cleary
Party Liberal Democrats Green
Leader's seat
Eastham
Birkenhead
and
Tranmere
Last election 2 seats,
7.8%
1 seat,
8.0%
Seats before 6 1
Seats won 1 0
Seats after 5 1
Seat change Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 13,572 10,446
Percentage 8.2% 6.3%
Swing Increase0.4% Decrease1.7%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 2015.svg
Map of results of 2015 election

Leader of the Council before election

Phil Davies
Labour

Leader of the Council after election

Phil Davies
Labour

The 2015 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 39 Increase1
Conservative 21 Steady
Liberal Democrat 5 Decrease1
Green 1 Steady

[1]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 2014.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election result, 2015
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 22 14 1 0 Increase1 63.6 47.9 79,409 Increase9.3
  Conservative 21 7 0 0 Steady 31.8 28.1 46,611 Increase0.1
  UKIP 20 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 9.0 14,919 Decrease8.2
  Liberal Democrats 18 1 0 1 Decrease1 4.5 8.2 13,572 Increase0.4
  Green 22 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 6.3 10,446 Decrease1.7
  TUSC 6 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 632 Increase0.3
  Independent 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 195 Decrease0.2

[1][2]

Changes in council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

38 21 6 1
Lab Con LD G

After the election the composition of the council was:

39 21 5 1
Lab Con LD G
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council composition after the 2015 election
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council composition after the 2015 election

Ward results

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jerry Williams 5,107 57.7 Increase9.0
Conservative Des Drury 2,106 23.8 Increase1.0
UKIP Jim Bradshaw 931 10.5 Decrease9.1
Green Anthony Smith 452 5.1 Decrease1.4
Liberal Democrats Brian Gill 261 2.9 Increase0.4
Majority 3,001 33.9 Increase8.0
Registered electors 12,107
Turnout 73.7 Increase36.4
Labour hold Swing Increase4.0

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Bidston and St James

Bidston and St James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Kenny 4,255 76.9 Increase12.3
Conservative Geoffrey Dormand 590 10.7 Increase3.5
Green Karl Cumings 316 5.7 Increase1.7
TUSC Ben Halligan 199 3.6 Increase2.0
Liberal Democrats Roy Wood 175 3.2 Increase1.2
Majority 3,665 66.2 Increase22.1
Registered electors 10,049
Turnout 56.0 Increase29.4
Labour hold Swing Increase11.1

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Birkenhead and Tranmere

Birkenhead and Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Davies 3,130 56.0 Increase15.2
Green Jayne Clough 1,763 31.6 Decrease16.1
UKIP Laurence Sharpe-Stevens 447 8.0 Decrease1.6
Conservative June Cowin 183 3.3 Increase1.3
Liberal Democrats Mary Price 61 1.1 New
Majority 1,367 24.5 N/A
Registered electors 9,854
Turnout 56.9 Increase21.5
Labour hold Swing Increase15.6

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Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joe Walsh 4,478 59.3 Increase9.4
Conservative Mike Collins 1,396 18.5 Increase4.8
UKIP Sue Colquhoun 865 11.5 Decrease11.1
Liberal Democrats Penelope Golby 367 4.9 Decrease2.3
Green Percy Hogg 330 4.4 Decrease2.2
TUSC Mark Halligan 118 1.6 New
Majority 3,082 40.8 Increase13.5
Registered electors 11,464
Turnout 66.3 Increase35.9
Labour hold Swing Increase6.8

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Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Sykes 3,656 41.3 Increase0.7
Labour Jenny Holliday 3,371 38.1 Increase6.5
UKIP Roger Jones 864 9.8 Decrease7.2
Liberal Democrats Jan Cambridge 644 7.3 Increase1.7
Green Vinny Spencer 323 3.6 Decrease1.5
Majority 285 3.2 Decrease5.8
Registered electors 11,689
Turnout 76.2 Increase35.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.9

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Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Foulkes 4,101 56.8 Increase3.5
Conservative Barbara Sinclair 1,309 18.1 Increase3.6
UKIP Philip Griffiths 810 11.2 Decrease10.0
Liberal Democrats Christopher Teggin 512 7.1 Increase2.3
Green Tom Cubbin 488 6.8 Increase0.6
Majority 2,792 38.7 Increase6.6
Registered electors 11,266
Turnout 64.5 Increase32.3
Labour hold Swing Increase3.3

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Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dave Mitchell 3,589 45.1 Increase5.6
Labour Helen Robinson 2,772 34.8 Increase4.9
Conservative Keith Jack 1,314 16.5 Increase4.6
Green Paul Cartlidge 291 3.7 Steady
Majority 817 10.3 Increase0.7
Registered electors 11,089
Turnout 72.5 Increase36.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase0.4

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Greasby, Frankby and Irby

Greasby, Frankby and Irby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Burgess-Joyce 3,655 40.4 Increase1.8
Labour Julie McManus 2,980 33.0 Increase12.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf 1,330 14.7 Decrease4.3
UKIP Laurence Jones 723 8.0 Decrease6.3
Green Catherine Page 352 3.9 Decrease3.4
Majority 675 7.4 Decrease10.3
Registered electors 11,583
Turnout 78.4 Increase35.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease5.2

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Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hodson 5,035 59.5 Increase3.8
Labour Mike Holliday 1,718 20.3 Increase4.8
UKIP David Scott 715 8.4 Decrease9.5
Liberal Democrats David Tyrrell 535 6.3 Increase1.9
Green Barbara Burton 464 5.4 Decrease0.9
Majority 3,317 39.2 Increase1.4
Registered electors 10,874
Turnout 78.5 Increase38.8
Conservative hold Swing Increase0.7

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Hoylake and Meols

Hoylake and Meols
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerry Ellis 4,125 50.8 Increase4.1
Labour Bill McGenity 2,367 29.1 Increase2.9
Green Yvonne McGinley 758 9.3 Decrease1.0
UKIP George Robinson 497 6.1 Decrease6.9
Liberal Democrats Michael Redfern 374 4.6 Increase0.8
Majority 1,758 21.7 Increase1.2
Registered electors 10,610
Turnout 77.0 Increase37.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase0.6

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Leasowe and Moreton East

Leasowe and Moreton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Abbey 4,297 60.8 Increase15.3
Conservative Denis Knowles 1,744 24.7 Decrease16.1
UKIP Jan Davison 734 10.4 Decrease0.4
Green Craig Reynolds 291 4.1 Increase1.2
Majority 2,553 36.1 Increase31.4
Registered electors 10,764
Turnout 65.9 Increase28.4
Labour hold Swing Increase15.7

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Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernie Mooney 4,397 62.9 Increase16.0
UKIP Lynda Williams 1,352 19.4 Decrease4.2
Liberal Democrats Daniel Clein 578 8.3 Increase5.6
Green Lindsey Stowell-Smith 542 7.8 Decrease0.1
TUSC Adam Khan 118 1.7 New
Majority 3,045 43.5 Increase20.2
Registered electors 11,091
Turnout 64.5 Increase33.3
Labour hold Swing Increase10.1

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Moreton West and Saughall Massie

Moreton West and Saughall Massie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Williams 3,324 44.3 Increase0.4
Labour Karl Greaney 3,191 42.5 Increase6.6
UKIP Susan Whitham 716 9.5 Decrease6.9
Green Perle Sheldricks 272 3.6 Decrease0.3
Majority 133 1.8 Decrease6.2
Registered electors 10,860
Turnout 69.3 Increase31.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease3.1

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New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Hackett 3,822 52.5 Increase10.2
Conservative Tony Pritchard 2,223 30.6 Decrease3.8
Green Gillian Homeri 634 8.7 Decrease2.0
UKIP Tim Power 595 8.2 Decrease4.4
Majority 1,599 21.9 Increase14.0
Registered electors 11,003
Turnout 66.4 Increase30.1
Labour hold Swing Increase7.0

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Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Doughty [n 1] 3,085 39.7 Increase4.6
Liberal Democrats Stuart Kelly 2,788 35.9 Decrease2.4
Conservative Hilary Jones 854 11.0 Increase3.7
UKIP David Martin 615 7.9 Decrease5.4
Green Liz Heydon 424 5.5 Decrease0.4
Majority 297 3.8 N/A
Registered electors 11,236
Turnout 69.4 Increase31.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase3.5

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Pensby and Thingwall

Pensby and Thingwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Brightmore 3,085 39.1 Increase6.5
Conservative Ian MacKenzie 2,918 36.9 Increase8.2
UKIP Hilary Jones 796 10.1 Decrease12.3
Liberal Democrats Damien Cummins 602 7.6 Decrease1.9
Green Allen Burton 378 4.8 Decrease1.9
Independent Maureen Wilkinson 69 0.9 New
TUSC Phil Simpson 50 0.6 New
Majority 167 2.2 Decrease1.7
Registered electors 10,589
Turnout 75.2 Increase36.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.9

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Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Davies 4,362 59.3 Increase12.3
Conservative Robert Hughes 1,307 17.8 Increase2.1
UKIP James Shorthall 864 11.7 Decrease10.1
Liberal Democrats Allan Brame 481 6.5 Decrease1.9
Green Moira Gommon 342 4.6 Decrease2.6
Majority 3,055 41.5 Increase16.3
Registered electors 10,790
Turnout 68.4 Increase34.2
Labour hold Swing Increase8.2

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Rock Ferry

Rock Ferry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Meaden 3,767 66.7 Increase8.6
UKIP Terry Hansen 617 10.9 Decrease10.0
Conservative Cy Ferguson 552 9.8 Increase2.1
Green Paul Harris 430 7.6 Increase1.2
Liberal Democrats Brian Hall 148 2.6 Increase0.1
TUSC Morag Reid 72 1.3 Decrease0.6
Independent Jim Pritchard 62 1.1 Decrease1.4
Majority 3,150 55.8 Increase18.6
Registered electors 9,727
Turnout 58.3 Increase31.8
Labour hold Swing Increase9.3

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Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Jones 4,157 71.1 Increase11.9
UKIP Christopher Wellstead 726 12.4 Decrease12.8
Conservative Christine Jones 581 9.9 Increase2.2
Green Lily Clough 244 4.2 Decrease1.7
TUSC Gregory North 75 1.3 New
Independent Karl Mercer 64 1.1 Decrease0.8
Majority 3,431 58.7 Increase24.7
Registered electors 10,309
Turnout 57.1 Increase30.4
Labour hold Swing Increase12.4

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Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Smith 5,347 62.4 Increase13.6
Conservative Geoffrey Gubb 1,807 21.1 Increase1.9
UKIP Geoffrey Caton 853 9.9 Decrease13.9
Green Marian Hussenbux 306 3.6 Decrease1.6
Liberal Democrats Alan Davies 262 3.1 Increase0.1
Majority 3,540 41.3 Increase16.3
Registered electors 12,394
Turnout 69.6 Increase36.7
Labour hold Swing Increase8.2

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Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Hayes 3,831 44.8 Decrease4.0
Labour Giuseppe Roberto 3,309 38.7 Increase10.2
UKIP Brian Farrell 647 7.6 Decrease5.5
Green Cynthia Stonall 464 5.4 Decrease0.9
Liberal Democrats John Codling 302 3.5 Increase0.2
Majority 522 6.1 Decrease14.2
Registered electors 11,871
Turnout 72.5 Increase33.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease7.1

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West Kirby and Thurstaston

West Kirby and Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Elderton 4,099 50.6 Increase3.0
Labour Thomas Usher 2,311 28.5 Increase1.1
Green Trevor Desrosiers 582 7.2 Increase1.3
Liberal Democrats John Cresswell 563 6.9 Increase3.3
UKIP Dave Evennett 552 6.8 Decrease5.9
Majority 1,788 22.1 Increase1.9
Registered electors 10,380
Turnout 78.7 Increase36.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase0.9

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Changes between 2015 and 2016

Date Ward Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
? Bromborough Steve Niblock Labour Independent Deselected.[56]

Notes

  1. ^ Incumbent councillor for Prenton ward.

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

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