The 2016 Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] Following a boundary review, the number of seats was reduced from 63 to 45, with all of these new seats being up for election at the same time.[2] This was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 42 Decrease21
Liberal Democrats 3 Increase3

Election Results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 2015.

Number of seats reduced by 18.

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Results, 2016
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Net Net % % of total % Net %
  Labour 45 42 Decrease21 Decrease6.7 93.3 60.6 18,445 Decrease14.5
  Liberal Democrat 9 3 Increase3 Increase6.7 6.7 7.2 2,201 Increase3.8
  Independent 5 0 Steady Steady 0.0 7.1 2,153 Increase5.8
  Conservative 10 0 Steady Steady 0.0 6.8 2,069 Increase1.2
  First For Kirby 3 0 Steady Steady 0.0 6.4 1,935 Increase0.2
  Green 4 0 Steady Steady 0.0 4.6 1,386 Increase2.4
  UKIP 7 0 Steady Steady 0.0 4.1 1,258 Decrease0.2
  TUSC 5 0 Steady Steady 0.0 3.3 990 Increase1.7

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Changes in council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

63
Labour

After the election, the composition of the council was:

42 3
Labour Liberal Democrat

Ward results

Cherryfield

Cherryfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jackie Harris 1244 28.6 N/A
Labour Jayne Elizabeth Aston 1242 28.5 N/A
Labour David Mark Lonergan 1110 25.5 N/A
First For Kirby Jenny Bamber 638 14.6 N/A
Conservative Adam William Butler 123 2.8 N/A
Majority 606 14.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Halewood North

Halewood North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan John Flute 1319 27.4 N/A
Labour Shelley Powell 1312 27.3 N/A
Labour Terry Powell 1231 25.6 N/A
Green Phil Williamson 353 7.3 N/A
Independent Bob Swann 320 6.7 N/A
Conservative Matthew Paul Smith 274 5.7 N/A
Majority 966 20.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Halewood South

Halewood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edna Finneran 1339 23.4 N/A
Labour Tina Harris 1333 23.3 N/A
Labour Gary Eric See 1191 20.8 N/A
Independent Allan Harvey 558 9.7 N/A
TUSC Bren Tyrrell 442 7.7 N/A
TUSC Paula Marjorie Thomas 324 5.7 N/A
TUSC Andy Tomo 330 5.8 N/A
Conservative Graham Tubey 215 3.8 N/A
Majority 781 13.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Northwood

Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Connor 1189 32.3 N/A
Labour Marie Ellen Stuart 1103 30.0 N/A
Labour Mike Murphy 779 21.2 N/A
First For Kirby Philip McKuhen 606 16.5 N/A
Majority 583 15.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Page Moss

Page Moss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken McGlashan 1208 32.1 N/A
Labour Veronica McNeill 1123 29.8 N/A
Labour Andy Moorhead 1051 27.9 N/A
Green Kirk Anthony Sandringham 385 10.2 N/A
Majority 823 21.8 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Prescot North

Prescot North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Carl Cashman 1254 19.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ian Smith 1196 19.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mike Wynn 1105 17.5 N/A
Labour Lynn O'Keeffe 839 13.3 N/A
Labour Mike Kearns 816 12.9 N/A
Labour Bill Weightman 702 11.1 N/A
TUSC Steve Whatham 222 3.5 N/A
Conservative Robert Peter Allan Avery 170 2.7 N/A
Majority 416 6.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Prescot South

Prescot South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steff O'Keeffe 1151 23.3 N/A
Labour Denise Allen 1131 22.9 N/A
Labour Dave Williams 1101 22.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Paul Terence Shaw 503 10.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sophia April Smith 503 10.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats John Loftus Wickham 338 7.8 N/A
Conservative Sheila Mary Webster 171 3.5 N/A
Majority 648 13.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Roby

Roby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maggie Harvey 1364 22.3 N/A
Labour Pam Spall 1316 21.6 N/A
Labour Sarah Joanne Spall 1207 19.8 N/A
UKIP Ray Cleary 507 7.1 N/A
UKIP Gary John Robertson 436 5.9 N/A
Conservative Tyrone Noon 359 5.9 N/A
UKIP Sam Robertson 359 5.6 N/A
Green Martin Peter Mackarel 343 5.6 N/A
Independent Johnny Webster 212 3.5 N/A
Majority 857 14.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Shevington

Shevington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Mooney 1060 30.4 N/A
Labour Tony Brennan 1055 30.2 N/A
Labour Ray Halpin 1047 30.0 N/A
TUSC Neill Thomas John Dunne 326 9.3 N/A
Majority 734 21.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Gabriel's

St Gabriel's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Walsh 1260 25.6 N/A
Labour Brian Michael O'Hare 1207 24.5 N/A
Labour Christina Maria O'Hare 1101 22.4 N/A
UKIP Fred Fricker 472 9.6 N/A
UKIP Sharon Marie Fricker 401 8.2 N/A
UKIP Neil Lawrence Miney 354 7.2 N/A
Conservative Tony Read 122 2.5 N/A
Majority 788 16.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Michael's

St Michael's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Elizabeth Lilly 1200 30.3 N/A
Labour Vickie Lamb 1185 30.0 N/A
Labour Kay Moorhead 1156 29.2 N/A
UKIP John David Price 279 7.1 N/A
Conservative Ron Ford 134 3.4 N/A
Majority 921 23.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Stockbridge

Stockbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margi O'Mara 1069 30.5 N/A
Labour John Jason Donnelly 1017 29.0 N/A
Labour Dennis John Baum 986 28.1 N/A
Independent Paul Gary Woods 437 12.5 N/A
Majority 632 18.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Swanside

Swanside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham James Morgan 1681 31.9 N/A
Labour Chris Bannon 1606 30.5 N/A
Labour Colin Dever 1444 27.4 N/A
Green Paul Kenneth Robert Marshall 305 5.8 N/A
Conservative Ray Newland 230 4.4 N/A
Majority 1376 26.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Whiston and Cronton

Whiston and Cronton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Byron 1433 26.3 N/A
Labour Tony Newman 1343 24.7 N/A
Labour Gillian Flatley 1303 23.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Dave O'Hara 444 8.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Samantha Clare Smith 343 6.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Marjorie Elizabeth Sommerfield 311 5.7 N/A
Conservative Carl Robert Cross 271 5.0 N/A
Majority 989 18.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Whitfield

Whitefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Phillip Donnelly 1089 25.0 N/A
Labour Norman Frederick Keats 1063 24.4 N/A
Labour Ros Smith 886 20.3 N/A
First For Kirby Geraldine Veronica Robertson 691 15.9 N/A
Independent Brian Johns 626 14.4 N/A
Majority 398 9.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Changes between 2016 and 2018

St Michael's by-election July 2017

St Michael's by-election: 20th July 2017 [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Kearns 716 86.6 Decrease3.0
Liberal Democrats Dean Boyle 58 7.0 New
Green Kirk Anthony Sandringham 53 6.4 New
Majority 658 79.6 Decrease2.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.5

Page Moss by-election March 2018

Page Moss by-election: 29th March 2018 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Del Arnall 657 78.2 Decrease11.6
Green Kirk Sandringham 74 8.8 Decrease1.4
UKIP Fred Fricker 68 8.1 New
Conservative Aaron Waters 41 4.9 New
Majority 583 69.4 Decrease10.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.1

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ "The Knowsley (Electoral Changes) Order 2015". Legislation.gov.uk.
  3. ^ "Local Election Results 2016 Knowsley". Local Elections Archive Project.
  4. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - St Michael's Ward" (PDF). Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - Page Moss Ward" (PDF). Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.