2016 Fareham Borough Council election
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Half of seats (16 of 31) to Fareham Borough Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Seán Woodward Roger Price
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 12 (24 total) 3 (4 total)
Seat change Decrease1 Steady0
Popular vote 17,184 7,739
Percentage 52.4% 23.6%
Swing Increase7.5 Decrease0.8

Fareham UK local election 2016 map.svg
Map showing the results of the election in each ward. Colours denote the winning party as shown in the main table of results.

Council control before election

Conservatives

Council control after election

Conservatives

The 2016 Fareham Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Fareham Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Half of the seats were up for re-election, with each councillor elected for a term of 4 years (except in the Fareham East ward). The last time these seats were contested was in 2012.

As well as wards in the town of Fareham, candidates were being elected in Hill Head, Locks Heath, Park Gate, Portchester, Titchfield, Sarisbury, Stubbington and Warsash.

In the Fareham East ward, voters elected 2 candidates. The candidate in first place was elected for a 4-year term and the candidate in second place was elected for a 2-year term.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election results

The Conservatives remained in overall control, winning 12 seats. The Liberal Democrats won 3 seats, and UKIP won 1 seat.[2]

In Fareham West, incumbent councillor Nick Gregory stood down after six years on the council. He was first elected in a 2010 by-election as a Liberal Democrat, before defecting to the Conservatives and holding the seat in the 2012 elections. He then left the Conservative grouping to sit as an independent, before defecting to UKIP and then reverting to being an independent.[3] The Lib Dem opposition leader, Paul Whittle stated that he had "changed colours more times than a set of traffic lights".

Fareham Borough Council Election, 2016
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 2 1 +1 75.0 52.4 17,184
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 0 0 18.8 23.6 7,739
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 13.0 4,256
  UKIP 1 1 0 +1 6.3 7.7 2,542
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 963
  Independent 0 0 2 -2 0 0.4 143

Ward results

Note that all percentage change are in relation to the 2012 election when these seats were last contested

Fareham East

Fareham East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Katrina Trott 1,376 33.8 -26.1
Liberal Democrats Maryam Brady 879 21.6 -38.3
Conservative Tom Davies 755 18.5 -10.6
Conservative Jackie Hudson 570 14.0 -15.1
Labour Susan Brown 292 7.2 -3.8
Labour James Webb 203 5.0 -6.0
Majority 497 12.2 -19.5
Turnout 4,075 41
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Fareham North

Fareham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Louise Clubley 1,140 51.8 -6.4
Liberal Democrats Peter Trott 586 26.6 +8.5
Labour James Sebley 271 12.3 -0.1
Green David Harrison 205 9.3 -2.0
Majority 554 25.2 -14.9
Turnout 2,202 40.6 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing -7.5

Fareham North West

Fareham North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fred Birkett 780 43.6 +7.4
UKIP Stefan Charidge 416 23.3 +9.8
Labour Andrew Ovenden 281 15.7 0.0
Liberal Democrats Dominic Wong 167 9.3 -25.3
Independent David Whittingham 143 8.0 +8.0
Majority 364 20.4 +18.8
Turnout 1,787 32.9 +4.7
Conservative gain from Independent Swing -1.2

Fareham South

Fareham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Barton 790 43.9 -2.9
UKIP Paul Sturgess 448 24.9 +24.9
Labour Richard Ryan 389 21.6 -9.9
Liberal Democrats Teigan Newman 171 9.5 +1.5
Majority 342 19.0 +3.7
Turnout 2,202 33.7 +6.2
Conservative hold Swing -13.9

Fareham West

Fareham West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tina Ellis 1,608 69.9 +15.6
Labour Paul King 351 15.3 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Rowena Palmer 341 14.8 -4.2
Majority 1,257 54.6 +19.3
Turnout 2,300 43.4 +4.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing +8.1

Hill Head

Hill Head
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kay Mandry 1,343 51.6 -15.5
UKIP Kenneth Cast 779 30.0 +30.0
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Powell 292 11.2 -8.2
Labour Cameron Crouchman 187 7.2 -6.3
Majority 564 21.7 -26.0
Turnout 2,601 43.6 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing -22.8

Locks Heath

Locks Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Evans 1,251 72.2 +8.7
Labour Nicholas Knight 259 15.0 -2.1
Green John Burdfield 222 12.8 +12.8
Majority 1008 57.2 +25.6
Turnout 1,732 31.2 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing +5.4

Park Gate

Park Gate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Martin 1,096 66.4 +1.9
Labour James Carr 310 18.8 -3.4
Green Anthony Stainer 244 14.8 +14.8
Majority 786 47.6 +5.4
Turnout 1,650 26.1 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.7

Portchester East

Portchester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Shaun Cunningham 1,433 45.5 -8.7
Conservative Trevor Alford 1,221 38.8 +10.6
Labour Stuart Rose 495 15.7 -1.9
Majority 212 6.7 -19.2
Turnout 3,149 36.5 +4.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -9.7

Portchester West

Portchester West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Walker 1,104 52.1 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Gerry Kelly 803 37.9 +16.3
Labour Leslie Ricketts 211 10.0 -1.1
Majority 301 14.2 -14.3
Turnout 2,118 38.2 +6.7
Conservative hold Swing -7.2

Sarisbury

Sarisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jon Butts 1,149 71.7 -3.9
Liberal Democrats Jim Weeks 240 15.0 +4.1
Labour Angela Carr 214 13.3 -1.2
Majority 909 56.7 -3.4
Turnout 1,603 27.7 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing -4.0

Stubbington

Stubbington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Carolyn Heneghan 899 35.0 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Jim Forrest 772 30.1 +3.3
Conservative Pal Hayre 772 30.1 -8.7
Labour Mark Harrison 123 4.8 +4.8
Majority 127 4.9 +0.5
Turnout 2,566 46.4 +3.6
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing +4.7

Titchfield

Titchfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tiffany Harper 1,212 67.7 +0.3
Labour Michael Prior 292 16.3 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Jill Underwood 286 16.0 +2.5
Majority 920 51.4 +3.0
Turnout 1,790 31.3 -0.5
Conservative hold Swing +1.6

Titchfield Common

Titchfield Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Pankhurst 996 59.7 +7.0
Liberal Democrats Martin Francis 295 17.7 -12.3
Labour Andrew Mooney 223 13.4 -3.9
Green Fiona Harvey 154 9.2 +9.2
Majority 701 42.0 +19.2
Turnout 1,668 28.0 -1.2
Conservative hold Swing +9.7

Warsash

Warsash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Ford 1,397 78.1 +0.5
Labour Nicola Moore 155 8.7 -5.7
Green Miles Grindey 138 7.7 +7.7
Liberal Democrats James Palmer 98 5.5 -2.5
Majority 1259 70.4 +7.2
Turnout 1,788 33.4 -0.1
Conservative hold Swing +3.1

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Result of Poll - 05 May 2016". Fareham Borough Council. Archived from the original on 7 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  3. ^ Barber, Kimberley (2 October 2013). "Fareham councillor leaves UKIP to become an independent - The News". portsmouth.co.uk. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018.
Preceded by
2014 Fareham Council election
Fareham local elections Succeeded by
2018 Fareham Council election