2017 Council of the Isles of Scilly election

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All 16 seats to the Council of the Isles of Scilly

Map showing the five electoral wards of the Council of the Isles of Scilly. St Mary's (denoted in grey) elects 12 councillors, whereas the four off islands elect one each.

Incumbent Council control


The 2017 Council of the Isles of Scilly election took place on 4 May 2017 as part of the 2017 local elections in the United Kingdom.[1] The council is a sui generis unitary authority within the ceremonial county of Cornwall.

The whole council of 16 members[2] was up for election, with twelve members elected in the St Mary's electoral division and another four from the 'Off Islands'; one each from Bryher, St Martin's, St Agnes and Tresco. The total number of councillors was being reduced from 21, with each island electing one councillor fewer than previously.


22 candidates stood for election, with all candidates standing independently of any political party. Since only one candidate stood for each off island they were elected unopposed. 18 candidates stood for the remaining 12 seats on St Mary's.

St Mary's (12 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert D Francis 576
Independent Frances M Grottick 538
Independent Adrian J G Davis 520
Independent Joel Williams 514
Independent Avril W Mumford 493
Independent Edward W Moulson 481
Independent Stephen J Watt 436
Independent A Euan Rodger 430
Independent Daniel M Marcus 428
Independent Andrew S Guy 420
Independent Michael A Nelhams 408
Independent Stephen M Sims 376
Independent Amanda J Martin 321
Independent J Nicola Guthrie 319
Independent Bethany J Hilton 311
Independent Fraser V Hicks 297
Independent Andrew J Combes 250
Independent Thomas Mitchell 25
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kathleen Marian Berkeley Unopposed
St Agnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Harry F Legg Unopposed
St Martin's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jonathan Smith Unopposed
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert A Dorrien Smith Unopposed


  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Pritchard, Susan (4 April 2017). "Statement as to the Persons Nominated for election as Councillor for ST MARY'S, ISLES OF SCILLY" (PDF). Council of the Isles of Scilly. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 October 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2021.