2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council election
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Turnout31.8%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Green
Last election 15 2 1
Seats won 12 5 1
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 3 Steady
Popular vote 12,835 10,409 3,512
Percentage 40.3 32.7 11.0

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Map showing the results of the 2016 NBBC election

Council control before election

Labour Party

Council control after election

Labour Party

The 2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council election was held on 5 May 2016 as part of the 2016 United Kingdom local elections and alongside the 2016 Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election.[1] As part of the staggered four-year election cycle, half of the borough council was up for re-election in addition to a vacant seat in the Exhall ward. Overall this meant that eighteen council seats were contested.[2]

Prior to the election, Nuneaton and Bedworth was seen to be a "swing council" that was expected to see a drop in support for the Labour Party due to the perceived unpopularity of party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Despite losing some seats and seeing a reduced share of the popular vote, Labour retained their majority on the council.[3] Among the seats up for election, they won twelve. The Conservative Party won five and the Green Party won one.

Results

Total voting figures reflect that voters in the Exhall ward were entitled to cast two ballots. Change is compared to the 2012 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council election but includes the vacant Exhall seat last elected in the 2014 election.

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 3 Decrease 3 66.7 40.3 12,835
  Conservative 5 3 0 Increase 3 27.8 32.7 10,409
  Green 1 0 0 Steady 5.6 11.0 3,512
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 14.8 4,699
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 193
  English Democrat 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 63
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 124

Council composition

Despite losing, the Labour Party retained their major and control of the council.

After 2014 election After 2016 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 28 Labour 25
Conservative 3 Conservative 6
Green 2 Green 2
Independent 1 Independent 1

Ward results

Turnout figures exclude invalid ballots. Swing is calculated between the winning candidate and the candidate finishing second.

Abbey

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jill Sheppard 1,055 55.1 Decrease 10.8
Conservative Sajid Sayed 339 17.7 Decrease 0.9
UKIP Susan Edwards 311 16.3 Increase 16.3
Green Sophie Bonner 141 7.4 Decrease 2.0
TUSC George Clark 67 3.5 Increase 3.5
Majority 716 37.4
Turnout 1,913 31.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease 4.9

Arbury

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Arbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clare Golby 701 43.3 Increase 10.7
Labour Jack Bonner 578 35.7 Decrease 21.7
UKIP Andrew Hutchings 249 15.4 Increase 15.4
Green Andrew Saffrey 90 5.6 Decrease 4.4
Majority 123 7.6
Turnout 1,618 30.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase 16.2

Attleborough

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Attleborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Tandy 627 38.8 Decrease 12.6
Conservative Jamie Cummings 617 38.2 Decrease 2.1
UKIP Andrew Arnold 251 15.6 Increase 15.6
Green Margaret Morrissey 93 5.8 Increase 5.8
English Democrat Stephen Paxton 26 1.6 Increase 1.6
Majority 10 0.6
Turnout 1614 29.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease 5.3

Barpool

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Barpool
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gwynne Pomfrett 677 47.2 Decrease 8.9
Conservative Jeffrey Clarke 429 29.9 Increase 13.7
UKIP Dean Buffin 254 17.7 Increase 17.7
Green Theresa Brookes 73 5.1 Increase 5.1
Majority 248 17.3
Turnout 1,433 26.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease 11.3

Bede

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Bede
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Hancox 922 56.5 Decrease 13.9
UKIP Craig Carpenter 339 20.8 Increase 20.8
Conservative Damon Brown 333 20.4 Increase 6.8
English Democrat David Lane 37 2.3 Decrease 4.9
Majority 583 35.7
Turnout 1,631 32.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease 17.3

Bulkington

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Bulkington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Beaumont 810 40.9 Decrease 9.9
Conservative Hayden Walmsley 726 36.7 Decrease 12.5
UKIP Trevor Beard 444 22.4 Increase 22.4
Majority 84 4.2
Turnout 1,980 39.6
Labour hold Swing Increase 1.3

Camp Hill

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Camp Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Lloyd 649 48.7 Decrease 15.0
UKIP John Allbright 337 25.3 Increase 25.3
Conservative Thomas Porter 236 17.7 Decrease 0.4
Green Edward Johnson 70 5.3 Increase 5.3
TUSC Paul Reilly 40 3.0 Decrease 6.7
Majority 312 23.4
Turnout 1,332 23.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease 20.1

Exhall

Exhall elected two councillors at this election. Doughty was elected to a four-year term and Pomfrett was elected to a two-year term. The percentage figures given reflect that voters could cast two ballots (i.e. they are not a percentage of every vote cast) and will add up to 200% as a result. Due to the nature of the election, swing calculations are not possible.

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Exhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sara Doughty 838 51.1
Labour Margaret Pomfrett 720 43.9
UKIP Michael Gee 452 27.6
Conservative Barry Hallam-Lobbett 353 21.5
Conservative Peter Woodward Gregg 324 19.8
UKIP Tracy Powis 299 18.2
Green Merle Gering 229 14.0
TUSC Margaret Hunter 65 4.0
Majority 7.2
Turnout 1,640 26.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Galley Common

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Galley Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Gissane 609 36.7 Decrease 9.3
Labour Paul Hickling 565 34.1 Decrease 19.9
UKIP Anthony Grant 407 24.5 Increase 24.5
Green Christopher Brookes 78 4.7 Increase 4.7
Majority 44 2.6
Turnout 1,659 27.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase 5.3

Heath

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Georgina Daffern 902 52.2 Decrease 15.5
Conservative Bradley Price 597 34.5 Increase 7.0
Green Michael Cull-Dodd 229 13.3 Increase 13.3
Majority 305 17.7
Turnout 1,728 30.6
Labour hold Swing Decrease 11.3

Kingswood

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Kingswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Longden 642 49.2 Decrease 17.4
UKIP Joy Bent 294 22.5 Increase 22.5
Conservative Neal Pointon 286 21.9 Decrease 11.5
Green Amanda Holtey 61 4.7 Increase 4.7
TUSC Catherine Mosey 21 1.6 Increase 1.6
Majority 348 23.4
Turnout 1,304 26.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease 20.0

Poplar

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Poplar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Glass 1,133 72.3 Increase 3.4
Conservative Roger Rowland 433 27.7 Increase 7.4
Majority 700 44.6
Turnout 1,566 27.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease 2.0

Slough

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Slough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sebastian Gran 852 42.7 Increase 21.5
Labour Dianne Fowler 617 31.0 Decrease 22.4
UKIP Andrew Wilson 400 20.1 Increase 20.1
Independent John Ison 124 6.2 Decrease 11.3
Majority 235 11.8
Turnout 1,993 37.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase 22.0

St. Nicolas

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: St Nicolas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathryn Brindley 1,140 48.1 Decrease 1.0
Green Michele Kondakor 879 37.1 Increase 17.5
Labour Andrew Crichton 350 14.8 Decrease 7.9
Majority 261 11.0
Turnout 2,369 42.6
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 9.2%

Weddington

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Weddington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Keith Kondakor 1,351 55.4 Increase 8.4
Conservative Bethan Eddy 760 31.2 Increase 0.9
Labour Brian Walmsley 328 13.4 Decrease 9.3
Majority 591 24.2
Turnout 2,439 41.8
Green hold Swing Increase 3.8%

Wem Brook

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Wem Brook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Jackson 967 62.8 Decrease 9.6
Conservative Andrew Sargeant 248 16.1 Decrease 0.9
UKIP Wendy Beard 235 15.2 Increase 15.2
Green Michael Wright 91 5.9 Decrease 2.1
Majority 719 46.7
Turnout 1,541 29.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease 4.4

Whitestone

2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Council election: Whitestone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Gutteridge 1,426 58.6 Decrease 7.0
Labour Stephen Hey 455 18.7 Decrease 15.7
UKIP Alwyn Waine 427 17.5 Increase 17.5
Green Laurel Brindley 127 5.2 Increase 5.2
Majority 971 39.9
Turnout 2,435 43.7
Conservative hold Swing Increase 4.3

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Election results" (PDF). Nuneation and Bedworth Borough Council. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  3. ^ Phipps, Claire; Siddique, Haroon (6 May 2016). "UK elections 2016 at a glance: the key points and results". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 May 2021.