2017 Isle of Wight Council election
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All 40 seats to the Isle of Wight Council
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout40.92%
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Conservative Independent Liberal Democrats
Last election 15 seats, 34.7% 20 seats, 35.7% 1 seat, 4.5%
Seats won 25 11 2
Seat change Increase10 Decrease9 Increase1
Popular vote 18,377 12,508 2,775
Percentage 41.3% 28.2% 6.2%
Swing Increase6.6% Decrease7.5% Increase1.8%

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Party Green Labour
Last election 0 seats, 0.7% 2 seats, 6.4%
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 5,597 4,308
Percentage 12.6% 9.7%
Swing Increase11.9% Increase3.3%

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Isle of Wight County Hall, in Newport, Isle of Wight.
Isle of Wight County Hall, in Newport, Isle of Wight.

The 2017 Isle of Wight Council election took place on 4 May 2017 as part of the 2017 local elections in the United Kingdom.[1] All 40 Councillors were elected from 39 electoral divisions, which each returned either one or two Councillors by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office.

The result of the election saw the Isle of Wight Conservatives re-take majority control of the Isle of Wight Council after electing 25 Councillors. The Island Independents, who after the previous election had formed the ruling group dropped to nine. Elsewhere, the Liberal Democrats had a net gain of one, whilst Labour had a net loss of one. The results also saw the Green Party gain its first Isle of Wight Councillor, whilst UKIP lost both of its two Councillors.[2]

Results summary

Isle of Wight Council election, 2017[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 25 +10 62.5 41.3 18,377 +6.6
  Independent 11 -9 27.5 28.2 9,638 -7.5
  Green 1 +1 2.5 12.6 5,597 +11.9
  Labour 1 -1 2.5 9.7 4,308 +3.3
  Liberal Democrats 2 +1 5.0 6.2 2,775 +1.8
  UKIP 0 -2 2.0 867 -16.0

Ward results

All wards elect one Councillor (unless otherwise stated) to the Isle of Wight Council by the First past the post system of voting. The total number of votes and turnout in each ward includes spoilt ballot papers.[4][5]

Arreton and Newchurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Claire Mosdell 733 56.17 +20.64
Independent Ali Hayden 222 17.01
Labour Iain MacLennan 169 12.95
Green Joshua Pointing 119 9.12
Liberal Democrats Sandy Belfitt 58 4.44
Majority 551 39.28
Turnout 1305 43.06 +1.07
Conservative gain from Island Independents Swing
Binstead and Fishbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Kilpatrick 390 35.07 +7.91
Island Independents Ivor Warlow 388 34.89 -13.30
Green Jacqueline Cook 152 13.67
Labour John Glazebrook 88 7.91 +2.85
Liberal Democrats Christopher Cory 62 5.58
UKIP Linda Pitcher 32 2.88 -16.52
Majority 2 0.18
Turnout 1112 41.80
Conservative gain from Island Independents Swing
Brading, St Helens and Bembridge (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Tyndall 1,194 23.58
Conservative Michael Murwill 1,115 22.02
Island Independents Jonathon Bacon 996 19.67
Island Independents Gordon Kendall 870 17.18
Green Roger Bartrum 351 6.93
Liberal Democrats John Graney 271 4.52
Labour Hugh Street 251 4.18
Majority 198 3.92
Majority 245 4.85
Turnout 5063[citation needed] 42.21
Conservative gain from Island Independents Swing
Conservative gain from Island Independents Swing
Carisbrooke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hobart 595 57.05 +8.40
Green Imogen May 339 32.50
Independent Liam Verstraeten 97 9.30
Majority 256 24.38
Turnout 1043 39.89
Conservative hold Swing
Central Wight
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Seely 1,026 75.11 +23.18
Green Andrew Langan 258 18.89 -3.14
Labour Jane McKean 81 5.93
Majority 768 56.26
Turnout 1366 47.73
Conservative hold Swing
Chale, Niton and Whitwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Stewart 791 66.64 +5.94
Green Claire Critchison 313 26.37
Labour Wendy Loader 80 6.74 -8.76
Majority 478 40.37
Turnout 1187 51.08
Conservative hold Swing
Cowes Medina
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Lora Peacey-Wilcox 528 57.33 -12.75
Green Neil Oliver 167 18.13
Conservative David Walters 128 13.90 -4.28
Labour Ben Haldenby 95 10.31 -0.85
Majority 361 39.32
Turnout 921 30.86
Independent hold Swing
Cowes North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Bertie 389 42.65 -8.71
Green Jean Bartrum 246 26.97
Liberal Democrats Anni Adams 227 24.89
UKIP Rose Lyndon-Bell 47 5.15 -36.83
Majority 143 15.73
Turnout 912 36.79
Conservative hold Swing
Cowes South and Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Nicholson 658 56.97 +6.53
Green Laurie Tennant 257 23.07
Labour Will Bossman 238 20.61
Majority 401 34.78
Turnout 1155 40.50 +6.16
Conservative hold Swing
Cowes West and Gurnard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Fuller 1,145 75.58 -6.36
Conservative Christopher Preston 293 19.34 +1.63
Labour Cheryl Lovelace 75 4.95
Majority 852 56.31 -8.15
Turnout 1515 48.50 +2.57
Independent hold Swing
East Cowes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Karl Love 620 47.29
Island Independents Luisa Hillard 336 25.63 -5.03
Conservative Michael Collis 199 15.18 -15.23
Liberal Democrats Bob Packham 154 11.75 +0.30
Majority 284 21.70
Turnout 1311 42.24 +2.85
Independent gain from Island Independents Swing
Freshwater North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Cameron 453 55.24 +1.35
Green Daniel James 361 44.02
Majority 92 11.30 -1.15
Turnout 820 37.29 +5.53
Conservative hold Swing
Freshwater South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Medland 520 50.10 +1.22
Conservative Gareth Wyre 291 28.03 -4.56
Liberal Democrats Nick Stuart 93 8.96
Labour Matthew Wolfe 73 7.03
UKIP Terry Brennan 59 5.68 -12.55
Majority 229 22.10 +5.76
Turnout 1038 40.75 +0.91
Independent hold Swing
Godshill and Wroxall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Island Independents Rodney Downer 1,006 82.46
Conservative Ewan Smith-Wainwright 127 10.41
Green Patch Barry 85 6.97
Majority 879 72.17
Turnout 1,220 47.20
Island Independents hold Swing
Havenstreet, Ashey & Haylands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vanessa Churchman 338 36.62
Independent Sandy Stephens 197 21.34
Green David Logan 173 18.74
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Ross 113 12.24
Labour Sue Lyons 100 10.83
Majority 141 15.31
Turnout 923 32.60
Conservative hold Swing
Lake North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tig Outlaw 462 42.82
Liberal Democrats Bob Blezzard 266 24.65
Labour Deborah Gardiner 222 20.57
UKIP Gerry White 119 11.03
Majority 196 18.33
Turnout 1,079 37.66
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Lake South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Brading 549 48.84
Labour Stewart Blackmore 183 16.28
Independent John Flemming 172 15.30
Independent Adrian Whittaker 159 14.15
Liberal Democrats Chani-May Courtney 53 4.72
Majority 366 32.80
Turnout 1,124 38.63
Conservative hold Swing
Nettlestone & Seaview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Reg Barry 613 48.31
Conservative Michael Ward 461 36.33
Independent Mark Gibbs 120 9.46
Green Mark Gaskin 37 2.92
Labour Mark Rees 35 2.76
Majority 152 12.01
Turnout 1,269 51.61
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Newport Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Julie Jones-Evans 488 58.87
Conservative Steve Hastings 192 23.16
Labour Robin Price 139 16.77
Majority 296 36.14
Turnout 2,917 28.42
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoff Lumley 587 70.81
Conservative Bev Hastings 181 21.83
UKIP Rod Mosnicka 56 6.76
Majority 406 49.27
Turnout 829 29.67
Labour hold Swing
Newport North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Price 548 62.27
Green Rebecca Blachford 167 18.98
Labour Mary Craven 164 18.64
Majority 381 43.34
Turnout 880 35.70
Conservative hold Swing
Newport South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Shirley Smart 435 49.83
Conservative Rachel Brown 431 49.37
Majority 4 0.46
Turnout 873 32.44
Independent hold Swing
Newport West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Whitehouse 350 40.09
Green Jaimie Bundell 180 20.62
Independent Peter Whiteman 166 19.01
Independent Wendy Cook 90 10.31
Labour Laraine Pascoe 53 6.07
Liberal Democrats Wendy Moth 31 3.55
Majority 170 19.54
Turnout 873 35.14
Conservative hold Swing
Parkhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Garratt 404 53.51
Conservative Richard Hollis 272 36.03
Labour Simon Haytack 78 10.33
Majority 132 17.51
Turnout 755 32.02
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Ryde East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Michael Lilley 489 52.26
Conservative Mary Collis 282 35.02
Independent Roger Whitby-Smith 202 17.92
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Fontana 37 3.28
Majority 307 27.66
Turnout 1,127 39.89
Green gain from Independent Swing
Ryde North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wayne Whittle 472 50.97
Green Nancy Farrell 270 39.16
Labour Zarah Groves 172 18.57
Majority 202 22.10
Turnout 926 35.56
Conservative hold Swing
Ryde North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adrian Axford 444 45.35
Island Independents Phil Jordan 178 18.18
Labour Julian Critchley 154 15.73
Green Ewald Widiner 138 14.10
Liberal Democrats Stephen Courtney 64 6.54
Majority 266 27.20
Turnout 976 35.25
Conservative gain from Island Independents Swing
Ryde South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Chapman 279 35.27
Labour Mick Lyons 262 33.12
Independent Karen Lucioni 241 30.47
Majority 17 2.17
Turnout 791 26.53
Conservative gain from Island Independents Swing
Ryde West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Island Independents Ian Stephens 274 29.62
Conservative Conrad Gauntlett 210 22.70
Labour Jim Moody 174 18.81
Green Alex Pointing 135 14.59
Liberal Democrats Janet Beckett 130 14.05
Majority 64 6.93
Turnout 925 33.80
Independent hold Swing
Sandown North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Debbie Andre 382 44.01
Conservative Rajesh Patel 255 29.38
Labour Ronald Anderson 138 15.90
UKIP Kevin Arlette 88 10.14
Majority 127 14.72
Turnout 868 36.87
Independent gain from Independent Swing
Sandown South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Ward 569 59.02
Green Eric Lawson 392 40.66
Majority 177 18.42
Turnout 964 32.80
Conservative hold Swing
Shanklin Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Beston 457 40.12
Island Independents Jon Gilbey 451 39.60
Green Robert May 146 12.82
Labour Elizabeth Evans 85 7.46
Majority 6 0.53
Turnout 1,139 40.36
Conservative gain from Island Independents Swing
Shanklin South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Quirk 481 38.88
Island Independents Richard Priest 426 34.44
Independent Andrew Green 106 8.57
Green Lorraine Briar 70 5.66
Labour Doreen Armstrong 54 4.37
UKIP Sonja Ward 53 4.28
Liberal Democrats Nick Belfitt 42 3.40
Majority 55 4.46
Turnout 1,237 42.33
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Totland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Island Independents John Howe 467 45.56
Conservative Carol Bryan 428 41.76
Independent Iain McKie 120 11.71
Majority 39 3.84
Turnout 1,025 42.96
Island Independents hold Swing
Ventnor East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Perks 450 49.94
Green Jonathan Marks 184 20.42
Labour Ed Gouge 150 16.65
Independent Billy Hill 80 8.88
UKIP Stephen Gibbons-Roscoe 32 3.55
Majority 226 29.69
Turnout 901 38.11
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Ventnor West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Peace 455 45.27
Green Stephen Cockett 282 28.06
Independent Harry Rees 110 10.95
Labour Steve Cooper 94 9.35
UKIP Richard Curtis 63 6.27
Majority 173 17.23
Turnout 1,005 42.33
Conservative gain from Island Independents Swing
West Wight
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Hutchinson 687 70.03
Green Petar Marinov 186 18.96
Labour Mary Gouge 103 10.50
Majority 501 51.33
Turnout 981 36.05
Conservative hold Swing
Whippingham and Osborne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Julia Baker-Smith 692 56.72
Conservative Simon Walker 313 25.66
Labour Lorna Trollope 146 11.97
Liberal Democrats Patricia Packham 62 5.08
Majority 379 31.24
Turnout 1,220 36.49
Independent hold Swing
Wootton Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Abraham 429 37.66
UKIP Daryll Pitcher 318 27.92
Independent Becky Roncoroni 224 19.67
Liberal Democrats Sue Cory 95 8.34
Labour William Chase 65 5.71
Majority 111 9.81
Turnout 1,139 40.99
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Conservatives take majority control of Isle of Wight Council". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Isle of Wight Council election results 2017". Isle of Wight Council. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
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