Map showing the results of the 2018 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election
Map showing the results of the 2018 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2018 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Result

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election results
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 21 19 2 1 Increase1 90.4 58.9 26,151 Increase2.3
  Conservative 21 1 0 0 Steady 4.7 18.1 8,068 Increase3.1
  Liberal Democrats 14 1 1 0 Increase1 4.7 9.8 4,380 New
  Green 9 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.8 1,695 Increase0.3
  Barnsley Ind. 2 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 3.2 1,454 Decrease7.3
  Independent 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.9 857 Decrease2.7
  Democrats and Veterans 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.7 771 New
  Yorkshire 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.7 754 Increase0.4
  English Democrat 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 235 Decrease0.7
  Totals 93 21 100.0 100.0 44,365 Decrease2,251

Candidates

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Central ward

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Bruff 1,285 68.0 Increase6.7
Conservative Adrian Thompson 324 17.2 Increase6.7
Green Rene Van Buuren 182 9.6 Increase1.3
Liberal Democrats Connor Audsley 98 5.2 N/A
Majority 961 50.8 Increase6.1
Labour hold Swing

Cudworth ward

Cudworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joe Hayward 1,252 74.7 Decrease0.5
Conservative Samuel Wilkinson 175 10.4 Increase3.1
Yorkshire Chris Burrows 161 9.6 Decrease7.9
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Waters 50 3.0 N/A
Democrats and Veterans Gavin Felton 38 2.3 N/A
Majority 1,077 64.3 Decrease3.4
Labour hold Swing

Darfield ward

Darfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauline Markham 1,134 57.3 Increase7.5
Democrats and Veterans Trevor Smith 391 19.7 N/A
Conservative Delia Weldon 295 14.9 Decrease6.1
Liberal Democrats Kim Boon 160 8.1 N/A
Majority 743 37.6 Increase29.2
Labour hold Swing

Darton East ward

Darton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Spence 1,523 63.6 Increase24.1
Conservative George Hill 455 19.0 Increase9.7
Liberal Democrats Steve Hunt 415 17.4 N/A
Majority 1,068 44.6 Increase36.5
Labour hold Swing

Darton West ward

Darton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Howard 1,279 55.2 Decrease14.1
Conservative Lee Ogden 581 25.1 Decrease5.6
Green Tom Heyes 324 14.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Waters 132 5.7 N/A
Majority 698 30.1 Decrease8.5
Labour hold Swing

Dearne North ward

Dearne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Annette Gollick 1,107 80.2 Decrease6.4
Conservative Joseph Farnfield 273 19.8 Increase6.4
Majority 834 60.4 Decrease12.8
Labour hold Swing

Dearne South ward

Dearne South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour May Noble 1,415 74.8 Increase0.3
Conservative Sharon Jackson 292 15.4 Increase9.5
Green Sara Lewis 184 9.8 N/A
Majority 1,123 59.4 Decrease4.5
Labour hold Swing

Dodworth ward

Dodworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Wright 956 37.8 Increase11.8
Barnsley Ind. Jack Carr 933 36.9 Decrease17.6
Conservative Debbie Toon 476 18.8 Increase8.2
Liberal Democrats Susan Waters 164 6.5 N/A
Majority 23 0.9 Decrease27.6
Labour gain from Barnsley Ind. Swing

Hoyland Milton ward

Hoyland Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robin Franklin 1,548 71.7 Increase13.8
Conservative Michael Payne 356 16.5 Increase8.4
Liberal Democrats Glenn Lawrence 255 11.8 N/A
Majority 1,192 55.2 Increase22.2
Labour hold Swing

Kingstone ward

Kingstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kath Mitchell 1,078 63.3 Increase3.4
Liberal Democrats John Ellis-Maurant 423 24.8 N/A
Conservative Lesley Watkinson 202 11.9 Decrease0.4
Majority 655 38.5 Decrease9.1
Labour hold Swing

Monk Bretton ward

Monk Bretton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Richardson 1,279 62.3 Decrease9.3
Democrats and Veterans Vicky Felton 342 16.7 N/A
Conservative Adam Bromfield 250 12.2 Decrease2.5
Green Dean Todd 119 5.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Susan Rose 63 3.0 N/A
Majority 937 45.6 Decrease11.3
Labour hold Swing

North East ward

North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Higginbottom 1,397 64.4 Increase12.9
Yorkshire Tony Devoy 593 27.3 Increase15.7
Conservative Elizabeth Hill 179 8.3 Increase2.5
Majority 804 37.1 Increase16.8
Labour hold Swing

Old Town ward

Old Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Pickering 1,206 54.8 Increase11.8
Independent Mark Houchin 493 22.4 N/A
Conservative Clive Watkinson 334 15.2 Increase7.8
Liberal Democrats Kevin Bennett 166 7.6 N/A
Majority 713 32.4 Increase31.0
Labour gain from Barnsley Ind. Swing

Penistone East ward

Penistone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Barnard 1,813 50.5 Increase0.7
Labour Martin Flack 1,189 33.1 Decrease4.6
Liberal Democrats David Greenhough 332 9.3 N/A
Green Kate Raynor 255 7.1 Decrease5.4
Majority 624 17.4 Increase5.3
Conservative hold Swing

Penistone West ward

Penistone West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hannah Kitching 1,741 46.5 N/A
Labour Jo Newing 963 25.7 Decrease13.7
Conservative Alex Wilkinson 840 22.4 Decrease5.0
Green Richard Trotman 204 5.4 Decrease3.5
Majority 778 20.8 Increase8.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Rockingham ward

Rockingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Andrews 1,242 58.7 Increase7.1
Conservative Michael Davies 524 24.8 Increase16.4
English Democrat Kevin Riddiough 235 11.1 Increase6.1
Liberal Democrats Paul Nugent 115 5.4 N/A
Majority 718 33.9 Increase14.8
Labour hold Swing

Royston ward

Royston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim Cheetham 1,315 69.1 Increase5.2
Independent Edward Gouthwaite 364 19.1 Decrease2.9
Conservative Michael Toon 224 11.8 Increase1.3
Majority 951 50.0 Increase8.1
Labour hold Swing

St Helen's ward

St Helen's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Leech 1,238 76.7 Increase11.4
Conservative Steven Burkinshaw 190 11.8 Increase7.8
Green Alan Jones 187 11.5 Increase7.5
Majority 1,048 64.9 Increase21.6
Labour hold Swing

Stairfoot ward

Stairfoot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janine Bowler 1,173 59.9 Decrease19.5
Barnsley Ind. Andy Gillis 521 26.6 N/A
Conservative Mark Brook 265 13.5 Decrease7.1
Majority 652 33.3 Decrease25.5
Labour hold Swing

Wombwell ward

Wombwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Frost 1,363 67.5 Decrease13.6
Conservative Joe Colville 415 20.5 Increase1.6
Green Terence Cook 240 12.0 N/A
Majority 948 47.0 Decrease15.2
Labour hold Swing

Worsbrough ward

Worsbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Clarke 1,209 62.8 Increase20.3
Conservative Michael Barraclough 331 20.6 Increase14.7
Liberal Democrats Sarah Calvert 266 16.6 N/A
Majority 878 42.2 Increase38.2
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 2018 and 2019

Old Town by-election 12 July 2018[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jo Newing 548 44.2 -10.6
Democrats and Veterans Gavin Felton 338 27.3 +27.3
Conservative Clive Watkinson 157 12.7 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Kevin Bennett 124 10.0 +2.5
Yorkshire Tony Devoy 47 3.8 +3.8
BNP Christopher Houston 25 2.0 +2.0
Majority 210 16.9
Turnout 1,239
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local government and combined authority mayoral elections - Thursday 3 May 2018". barnsley.gov.uk. Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Barnsley local election results 2018". www.barnsley.gov.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Old Town Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 18 April 2022.