2016 Sunderland City Council election
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One third of 75 seats on Sunderland City Council
38 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 66 6 0
Seats won 22 2 1
Seats after 67 6 1
Seat change Increase1 Steady Increase1

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats before 3
Seats won 0
Seats after 1
Seat change Decrease2

Sunderland UK local election 2016 map.png
Map of the 2016 Sunderland City Council election results. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

The 2016 Sunderland City Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect one-third of the members of Sunderland City Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections held across the United Kingdom.

Election results

The election saw Labour gain two seats, taking the Houghton and Copt Hill wards after incumbent Independent councillors chose not to stand for re-election. The Conservatives held the seats they were defending in Fulwell and St Michael's. The Liberal Democrats took a seat from Labour in Millfield.[2]

Sunderland Local Election Result 2016[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 22 2 1 Increase1 88 54 35,905 Increase4.4
  Conservative 2 0 0 Steady2 8 22.1 14,695 Decrease1.3
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady0 0 11.3 7,522 Decrease8.2
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 Increase1 4 7 4,627 Increase3.9
  Green 0 0 0 Steady0 0 4 2,640 Increase0.5
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady0 0 1.1 703 Decrease2
  North East 0 0 0 Steady0 0 0.5 324 Increase0.4
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady0 0 0.2 116 Decrease0.2

This resulted in the following composition of the council:

Party Previous Council New Council
Labour 66 67
Conservatives 6 6
Liberal Democrats 0 1
Independent 1 1
Total 75 75
Working majority  59   58 

Ward by ward results

Asterisk denotes incumbent councillor.

Barnes ward

Barnes [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rebecca Atkinson* 1,502 46.5 Decrease9
Conservative Peter O'Connor 1,173 36.3 Decrease4.1
Independent Alan Rinaldi 199 6.2 Increase6.2
Liberal Democrats Bailey Baker 179 5.5 Increase1.4
Green Caroline Robinson 157 4.9 Increase4.9
Rejected ballots 23 0.7
Majority 329 10.2 Decrease4.9
Turnout 3,233 38.4 Decrease2.4
Registered electors 8,417
Labour hold Swing Decrease7.6

Castle ward

Castle [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denny Wilson* 1,665 77.3 Decrease8.8
Conservative Grant Shearer 261 12.1 Increase2.7
Liberal Democrats Jack Stoker 187 8.7 Increase4.2
Rejected ballots 41 1.9
Majority 1,404 65.2 Decrease11.6
Turnout 2,154 26.0 Decrease0.7
Registered electors 8,284
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.8

Copt Hill ward

Copt Hill [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Johnston 1,577 53.2 Increase12.1
UKIP Reginald Coulson 847 28.6 Increase28.6
Conservative Pat Francis 339 11.4 Increase11.4
Green Daniel Olaman 181 6.1 Increase6.1
Rejected ballots 18 0.6
Majority 730 24.6 Increase10.5
Turnout 2,962 34.1 Increase0.5
Registered electors 8,676
Labour gain from Independent Swing Increase33.7†

†The incumbent Independent councillor Derrick Smith retired at this election, and none of UKIP, the Conservatives, or the Greens had stood when the seat was last contested. The swing shown is to the Labour candidate from the Independent.

Doxford ward

Doxford [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Marshall* 1,320 49.6 Decrease17.5
Conservative Keith O'Brien 555 20.1 Decrease1.2
UKIP Vincent Costello 528 19.9 Increase19.9
Green Rachel Featherstone 171 6.4 Increase2.5
Liberal Democrats Geoff Pryke 66 2.5 Decrease0.2
Rejected ballots 19 0.7
Majority 765 29.4 Decrease16.5
Turnout 2,659 35.5 Increase0.4
Registered electors 7,496
Labour hold Swing Decrease18.7

Fulwell ward

Fulwell [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Francis* 1,728 45.5 Decrease2.6
Labour Ken Richardson 1,279 33.7 Decrease11.7
UKIP Christopher Marshall 480 12.6 Increase12.6
Liberal Democrats Diana Talbott Matthew 161 4.2 Decrease2.3
Green Peter Murray 136 3.6 Increase3.6
Rejected ballots 16 0.4
Majority 449 11.8 Increase9
Turnout 3,800 42.6 Increase2.6
Registered electors 8,906
Conservative hold Swing Decrease7.6

Hendon ward

Hendon [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Mordey* 1,376 64.2 Decrease2.4
Conservative Syed Ali 429 20.1 Increase4.3
Green Helmut Izaks 156 7.3 Increase0.3
Liberal Democrats Callum James Littlemore 155 7.2 Increase7.2
Rejected ballots 26 1.2
Majority 947 44.2 Decrease6.6
Turnout 2,142 27.9 Increase2.3
Registered electors 7,681
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.4

Hetton ward

Hetton [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Blackburn* 1,531 51.4 Decrease0.4
UKIP John Defty 1,037 34.8 Decrease8.5
Conservative Douglas Middlemiss 159 5.3 Increase5.3
Independent David Geddis 135 4.5 Increase4.5
Liberal Democrats Phillip Dowell 92 3.1 Decrease1.8
Rejected ballots 24 0.8
Majority 494 16.6 Increase8.2
Turnout 2,978 34.6 Decrease0.5
Registered electors 8,618
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.9†

†Swing away from Labour to the Conservatives, who had stood aside last time this seat was contested.

Houghton ward

Houghton [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Scullion 1,607 56.2 Increase10.4
UKIP Anthony Holt 641 22.4 Increase22.4
Independent Mick Watson 369 12.9 Increase12.9
Conservative George Brown 229 8.0 Increase8
Rejected ballots 14 0.5
Majority 966 33.8 Increase27.6
Turnout 2,860 31.7 Decrease4.1
Registered electors 9,012
Labour hold Swing Increase31.2†

†The incumbent Independent councillor Sheila Ellis retired at this election, and neither UKIP, the Conservatives, or Mick Watson had stood when the seat was last contested. The swing shown is to the Labour candidate from the previous Independent.

Millfield ward

Millfield [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Niall Hodson 1,588 59.7 Increase21.5
Labour Bob Price* 838 31.5 Decrease14
Conservative Gwennyth Gibson 143 5.4 Decrease1.7
Green Lucky Pemu 71 2.7 Decrease1.3
Rejected ballots 19 0.7
Majority 750 28.2 Increase20.9
Turnout 2,659 38.4 Increase9.6
Registered electors 6,951
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase17.8

Pallion ward

Pallion [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amy Wilson* 1,046 50.2 Decrease16.5
UKIP Ian Pallace 596 28.6 Increase28.6
Conservative Philip Young 261 12.5 Decrease3.3
Liberal Democrats Conor Sutton 91 4.4 Steady0
Green Alan Robinson 71 3.4 Decrease9.8
Rejected ballots 19 0.9
Majority 450 21.6 Decrease29.3
Turnout 2,084 29 Decrease1.4
Registered electors 7,175
Labour hold Swing Decrease22.6

Redhill ward

Redhill [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronny Davison* 1,409 69.1 Decrease9.5
North East Heather Fagan 324 15.9 Increase15.9
Conservative Shaun Cudworth 163 12.5 Increase7.3
Green Edward Robinson 67 3.3 Increase3.3
Liberal Democrats Steve Thomas 59 2.9 Increase2.9
Rejected ballots 18 0.1
Majority 1,085 53.2 Decrease9.3
Turnout 2,040 25.6 Decrease2.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease12.7

Ryhope ward

Ryhope [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paula Hunt 1,572 64.7 Decrease8.1
Conservative Andrei Lucaci 462 19 Decrease8.2
Green Emma Robson 247 10.2 Increase10.2
Liberal Democrats Anthony Usher 121 5 Increase5
Rejected ballots 26 1.1
Majority 1,110 45.7 Increase0.1
Turnout 2,428 30.7 Decrease1.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease9.2

Sandhill ward

Sandhill [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debra Waller* 1,229 50.6 Decrease39.8
UKIP Bryan Foster 579 25.8 Increase25.8
Conservative Christine Reed 277 12.3 Decrease10.5
Liberal Democrats Susan Wilson 90 4.0 Decrease12.6
Green Jonathan Hume 59 2.6 Increase2.6
Rejected ballots 14 0.6
Majority 650 28.9 Decrease18.8
Turnout 2,248 28.6 Increase4.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease32.8

Shiney Row ward

Shiney Row [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Lawson* 1,733 55.7 Decrease17.9
UKIP Richard Elvin 740 23.8 Increase23.8
Conservative Sally Oliver 456 14.6 Decrease5.8
Liberal Democrats Sean Terry 88 2.8 Decrease3.2
Green Polly Robinson 74 2.4 Increase2.4
Rejected ballots 20 0.6
Majority 993 31.9 Decrease21.2
Turnout 3111 32.4 Increase1.6
Labour hold Swing Decrease20.9

Silksworth ward

Silksworth [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Smith* 1,405 51.1 Decrease16.1
UKIP Alan Davies 649 23.6 Increase10.7
Conservative Bryan Reynolds 458 16.6 Increase1.1
Green Chris Crozier 146 5.3 Increase0.9
Liberal Democrats Paul Edgeworth 83 3 Increase3
Rejected ballots 10 0.4
Majority 756 27.5 Decrease24.3
Turnout 2,751 34.2 Decrease0.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease13.4

Southwick ward

Southwick [19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kelly Chequer 1,430 60.5 Decrease5.9
UKIP Sandy Taylor 426 18 Increase4.4
Conservative Neville Chamberlin 352 14.9 Decrease1.6
Liberal Democrats Stephen O'Brien 80 3.4 Steady0
Green David Lawson 61 2.6 Increase2.6
Rejected ballots 16 0.7
Majority 1004 42.5 Decrease7.4
Turnout 2,365 29.8 Increase1.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.2

St Anne's ward

St Anne's [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Watson* 1,371 70.2 Decrease1.9
Conservative Tony Morrisey 548 28.1 Increase14.1
Rejected ballots 33 1.7
Majority 823 42.5 Decrease15.5
Turnout 1952 24.3 Decrease3.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease8

St Chad's ward

St Chad's [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Darryl Dixon* 1,188 41.2 Decrease14.1
Conservative Dominic McDonough 978 34.5 Decrease6.9
UKIP Joshua Green 448 15.8 Increase15.8
Liberal Democrats Margaret Crosby 132 4.7 Increase1.4
Green Richard Bradley 68 2.4 Increase1.4
Rejected ballots 19 0.7
Majority 210 6.7 Decrease7.3
Turnout 2833 37.9 Decrease2.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease15

St Michael's ward

St Michael's [22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Oliver 1,675 52.1 Increase0.8
Labour Zaf Iqbal 996 31.4 Decrease4.7
Green John Appleton 242 7.6 Decrease0.6
Liberal Democrats Andrew Wood 237 7.5 Increase3.1
Rejected ballots 19 0.6
Majority 679 20.7 Increase5.5
Turnout 3169 38.5 Increase3.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.8

St Peter's ward

St Peter's [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julia Jackson* 1,405 45.4 Decrease7.1
Conservative Geoffrey Scott 1215 39.3 Decrease0.9
Liberal Democrats John Lennox 260 8.4 Increase1
Green Michal Chantkowski 184 6.0 Increase6
Rejected ballots 33 1.0
Majority 190 6.1 Decrease6.2
Turnout 2833 37.9 Increase2.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease6.6

Washington Central ward

Washington Central [24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dianne Snowdon* 1,994 69.4 Decrease3.7
Conservative Grace Hanson-Eden 503 17.5 Increase6.7
Liberal Democrats Anne Griffin 345 12 Increase6.1
Rejected ballots 31 1.1
Majority 1491 51.9 Increase3.8
Turnout 2873 33.6 Decrease0.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.2

Washington East ward

Washington East [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Snowdon* 1,508 52.1 Decrease4.4
Conservative Hilary Johnson 842 29.6 Increase5.5
Liberal Democrats Irene Bannister 183 6.4 Increase2.5
Green Anthony Murphy 180 6.3 Increase1.2
TUSC Wilf Laws 116 4.1 Increase4.1
Rejected ballots 18 0.6
Majority 666 22.5 Decrease9.9
Turnout 2847 32.4 Decrease2.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease5

Washington North ward

Washington North [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Kelly* 1,709 71.2 Decrease8.9
Conservative Andrew Gray 373 15.7 Increase2
Green June Bradley 266 11.2 Increase11.2
Rejected ballots 26 1.1
Majority 1336 55.5 Decrease10.9
Turnout 2374 29.5 Increase0.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.5

Washington South ward

Washington South [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Louise Farthing* 1,523 59.1 Decrease6
Conservative Martin Talbot 732 28.4 Increase1
Liberal Democrats David Griffin 294 11.4 Increase3.8
Rejected ballots 27 1.0
Majority 791 30.7 Decrease7.1
Turnout 2576 33.2 Decrease0.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.5

Washington West ward

Washington West [28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernie Scaplehorn* 1,692 58.8 Decrease18.7
UKIP Lynn O'Neil 551 19.1 Increase19.1
Conservative Olwyn Bird 384 13.3 Decrease0.3
Liberal Democrats Jo Thomas 136 4.7 Decrease4.2
Green Benjamin Wells 103 3.6 Increase3.6
Rejected ballots 13 0.5
Majority 39.7 1141 Decrease24.2
Turnout 2879 32.5 Increase1
Labour hold Swing Decrease18.9

References

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  5. ^ "Declaration of Results - Castle Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Declaration of Results - Copt Hill Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Declaration of Results Doxford Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Sunderland City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
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  9. ^ "Declaration of Results - Hendon Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Declaration of Results - Hetton Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Declaration of Results - Houghton Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Declaration of Results - Millfield Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Declaration of Results - Pallion Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Declaration of Results - Redhill Ward". Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Declaration of Results - Ryhope Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 February 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
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  17. ^ "Declaration of Results - Shiney Row Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Declaration of Results - Silksworth Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Declaration of Results - Southwick Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "Declaration of Results - St Anne's Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "Declaration of Results - St Chad's Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Declaration of Results - St Michael's Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  23. ^ "Declaration of Results - St Peter's Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ "Declaration of Results - Washington Central Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Declaration of Results - Washington East Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ "Declaration of Results - Washington North Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  27. ^ "Declaration of Results - Washington South Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  28. ^ "Declaration of Results - Washington West Ward" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
Preceded by
2015 Sunderland City Council election
Sunderland City Council elections Succeeded by
2018 Sunderland City Council election