2016 Portsmouth City Council election

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14 of 42 seats (One Third) to Portsmouth City Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
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Leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson Donna Jones
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader's seat Milton Hilsea
Seats won 8
(15 total)
4
(19 total)
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 12,795 12,016
Percentage 29.3% 27.3%
Swing Increase9.6% Decrease7.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
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Leader John Ferrett Colin Galloway
Party Labour UKIP
Leader's seat Paulsgrove Nelson
Seats won 2
(4 total)
0
(4 total)
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 10,439 6,547
Percentage 23.9% 15.0%
Swing Increase4.5% Decrease1.7%

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

Map of the results of the 2016 Portsmouth council election. Liberal Democrats in orange, Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.
Map of the results of the 2016 Portsmouth council election. Liberal Democrats in orange, Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.

The 2016 Portsmouth City Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council.[1] This took place on the same day as other local elections taking place around the UK, including the London Mayoral election, Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections.

14 of 42 seats were contested during these elections within this unitary authority.

After this year's local elections, the composition of the council is now (compared to the situation immediately prior to the election):

Following the election, the Conservative minority administration that had governed Portsmouth since 2014 continued in office.[2][3]

Election result

Comparisons for the purpose of determining a gain, hold or loss of a seat, and for all percentage changes, is to the last time these specific seats were up for election in 2012.

Portsmouth Local Election Result 2016
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 8 1 2 -1 57.1 29.3 12,795 -6.8
  Conservative 4 1 0 +1 28.6 27.5 12,016 -3.2
  Labour 2 1 1 0 14.2 23.9 10,439 -3.2
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 6,547 +15.0
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 1,817 +2.2
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 30 -2.7

Ward results

Baffins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Darren Sanders* 1,759 47.5 -0.8
Conservative George Edgar 691 18.7 -4.2
UKIP Kevin Chippandall-Higgin 671 18.1 +18.1
Labour John Castillon 580 15.7 -2.1
Majority 1,068 28.8 +3.4
Turnout 3,701 33.5 +5.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 1.7% Con to LD
Central Southsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Pitt 1,364 40.9 -1.5
Labour Frank Minal 804 24.1 -1.6
Green Ian McCulloch 444 13.3 +3.7
Conservative Massoud Esmaili 401 12.0 -5.0
UKIP Derek Wareham 323 9.7 +9.7
Majority 560 16.8 +0.1
Turnout 3,336 32.4 +9.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 0.05% Lab to LD
Charles Dickens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Morgan 948 33.9 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Margaret Foster* 885 31.7 -14.4
UKIP Andrew Waters 543 19.4 +19.4
Conservative John Hill 287 10.3 -1.1
Green Hannah Dawson 130 4.7 -2.1
Majority 63 2.2 -12.2
Turnout 2,793 25.7 +4.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing 8.3% LD to Lab
Copnor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neill Young* 1,010 35.9 +3.6
Labour Rumal Khan 815 29.0 +6.5
UKIP Terry Chipperfield-Harrison 717 25.5 +25.5
Liberal Democrats Jaison Matewu 269 9.6 -11.4
Majority 195 6.9 -2.9
Turnout 2,811 28.4 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing 1.5% Con to Lab
Cosham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Fleming 1,251 41.2 +11.0
Labour Graham Heaney 878 28.9 -3.0
UKIP Mel Todd 647 21.3 +21.3
Liberal Democrats Kirstine Impey 263 8.7 -24.6
Majority 373 12.3 +10.9
Turnout 3,039 29.3 -0.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing 7.0% Lab to Con

The incumbent councillor, Aiden Grey, was elected as a Liberal Democrat but defected to Labour six months after his election.[4]

Drayton and Farlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Wemyss* 1,977 55.0 -5.0
Labour Andreas Bubel 733 20.4 -4.7
UKIP Loreley Lawrence 555 15.4 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Josh Dulberg 330 9.2 -5.7
Majority 1,244 34.6 -0.3
Turnout 3,595 35.4 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing 0.2% Con to Lab
Eastney and Craneswater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Winnington* 1,599 43.3 -2.0
Conservative Susan Lloyd 1,278 34.6 -0.4
Labour Julian Wright 500 13.6 -1.7
Green Menno Groen 313 8.5 +8.5
Majority 321 8.7 -1.6
Turnout 3,690 39.3 +7.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 0.8% LD to Con
Fratton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Fuller* 860 32.0 -17.6
Labour Thomas Coles 733 27.2 +1.8
UKIP Todd Sweeney 584 21.7 +21.7
Conservative Laurence Warren-West 354 13.2 -3.9
Green Martin Cox 160 5.9 +5.9
Majority 127 4.8 -19.4
Turnout 2,691 26.6 +6.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 9.7% LD to Lab
Hilsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donna Jones* 1,566 54.6 +10.2
Labour Silvi Veale 922 32.1 -9.6
Liberal Democrats Julie Spurgeon 380 13.2 -0.7
Majority 644 22.5 +19.8
Turnout 2,868 27.9 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing 9.9% Lab to Con
Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Will Purvis* 1,488 42.6 -9.5
Labour Alex Bentley 614 17.6 -6.9
Conservative Malcolm Chewter 563 16.1 -7.3
UKIP Robbie Robinson 559 16.0 +16.0
Green Kylie Barton 269 7.7 +7.7
Majority 874 25.0 -2.6
Turnout 3,493 33.5 +7.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 1.3% LD to Lab
Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Leo Madden 1,118 40.4 +4.6
Labour Sue Castillon 617 22.3 -14.9
UKIP Barry Davies 595 21.5 +21.5
Conservative Ben Swann 438 15.8 -11.2
Majority 501 18.1 +16.7
Turnout 2,768 26.9 +3.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing 9.8% Lab to LD
Paulsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Ferrett* 995 41.3 -21.5
UKIP Mike Jerome 711 29.5 +29.5
Conservative Bill New 577 23.9 -4.6
Liberal Democrats Nicky Dodd 99 4.1 -4.6
TUSC Chris Pickett 30 1.2 +1.2
Majority 284 11.8 -22.5
Turnout 2,412 23.7 +1.9
Labour hold Swing 25.5% Lab to UKIP
St Jude
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hugh Mason* 1,264 39.7 -5.2
Conservative Sandra Stockdale 863 27.1 -7.6
Labour Tony Chafer 534 16.8 +1.0
UKIP Christopher Vaughan 275 8.6 +8.6
Green Ken Hawkins 249 7.8 +7.8
Majority 401 12.6 +2.4
Turnout 3,185 36.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 1.2% Con to LD
St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tom Wood 1,117 34.2 -13.3
Labour Sumel Chowdhury 766 23.5 +8.8
Conservative Christine Sykes 760 23.3 -9.9
UKIP Jill Evans 367 11.3 +11.3
Green Gail Baird 252 7.7 +7.7
Majority 351 10.7 -3.6
Turnout 3,262 34.6 +7.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 11.1% LD to Lab

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Conservatives chosen to run Portsmouth City Council". BBC News. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Portsmouth City Council expands UK property portfolio". BBC News. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Portsmouth councillor stands down after he was abused online by own party". www.portsmouth.co.uk.
Preceded by
2015 Portsmouth City Council election
Portsmouth City Council elections Succeeded by
2018 Portsmouth City Council election