Map of the results of the 2016 Weymouth and Portland council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and Green Party in green. Wards in grey were not contested in 2016.
Map of the results of the 2016 Weymouth and Portland council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and Green Party in green. Wards in grey were not contested in 2016.

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

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Conservative 14 14
Labour 13 12
Liberal Democrat 6 6
Independent 2 2
UKIP 1 1
Green 0 1
Total 36 36
Working majority  -8   -8 

Ward results

Littlemoor

Littlemoor 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Linda Rosina Weaving 392
Conservative Clare Louise Williams 222
Green John Victor Tomblin 92
Majority 170
Labour hold Swing

Melcombe Regis

Melcombe Regis 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tia Roos 450
Conservative Shenis Cant 427
UKIP John Douglas Morse 349
Green Daragh Edwin Croxson 114
Majority 23
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Melcombe Regis was won by the Conservative Party in 2012 but taken by the Labour Party in a By-Election on 16 May 2013.

Preston

Preston 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Cameron Bruce 948
Liberal Democrats Robin Malcolm Vaughan 794
Labour Elaine Dorothy Walker 270
Majority 154
Conservative hold Swing

Radipole

Radipole 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Roebuck 518
Conservative Tony Ferrari 288
Labour Kay Susanne Wilcox 182
Green Derek Roy Fawell 64
Majority 230
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Tophill West

Tophill West 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Nowak 641
Conservative Katherine Garcia 429
Majority 212
Labour hold Swing

Underhill

Underhill 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandy West 466
Conservative David Hastings 190
Majority 276
Labour hold Swing

Westham East

Westham East 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sally Maslin 278
Labour Mike Byatt 267
Conservative Alec Roy Nicholls 165
Green James Robert Askew 124
Majority 11
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Westham North

Westham North 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ryan Dean Hope 751
Labour Kieron Womble 319
Conservative Gary Seymour 275
Majority 432
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Westham West

Westham West 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gill Taylor 559
Labour Angela Mary McCarthy 216
Conservative Michelle Hind 157
Majority 343
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Weymouth East

Weymouth East 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Jonathan Martin Orrell 573
Conservative Peter O'Neill 270
UKIP David James Knight 133
Labour Tony Prowse 109
Majority 303
Green gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Weymouth West

Weymouth West 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin John Huckle 644
Conservative Richard Douglas Nickinson 545
Green Brian Heatley 289
Majority 99
Labour hold Swing

Wyke Regis

Wyke Regis 2016 (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate Wheller 711
Labour Lucy Hamilton 564
Conservative Andrew Knowles 342
UKIP Sybil Drake 301
Conservative Kerry Baker 235
Independent Steve Cobb 233
Green Lee Dalton 134
Liberal Democrats Howard Richard Legg 131
Liberal Democrats Gillian Pearson 79
Majority
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Craig Martin (Labour Party) was elected in 2014 but stood down. As a result, there was an election for two councillors, one to serve from 2016 to 2020 and one to serve from 2016 to 2018.

References

  1. ^ "Weymouth & Portland Borough Council elections and referendums". Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. Retrieved 18 April 2016.