2018 Fareham Borough Council election
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Half of seats (16 of 31) to Fareham Borough Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Seán Woodward Roger Price
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 12 (24 total) 3 (5 total)
Seat change Increase1 Steady0
Popular vote 19,529 10,247
Percentage 54.1% 28.4%
Swing Increase1.7 Increase4.8

Map showing the results of the election in each ward. Colours denote the winning party as shown in the main table of results.

Council control before election

Conservatives

Council control after election

Conservatives

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

Half of the seats were up for re-election, with each councillor elected for a term of 4 years. The last time these seats were contested was in 2014.

As well as wards in the town of Fareham, candidates were being elected in Hill Head, Locks Heath, Park Gate, Portchester, Titchfield, Sarisbury, Stubbington and Warsash.

The composition of the council was unchanged from prior to these elections, with the Conservatives gaining one seat in Fareham East from the Lib Dems but the Lib Dems gaining one seat in Portchester East from the Conservatives after a previous defection,

After the election, the composition of the council was:[1]

Election results

The Conservatives remained in overall control, winning 12 seats. The Liberal Democrats won 3 seats, and an independent won 1 seat.

Fareham Borough Council Election, 2018
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 1 0 +1 75 54.1 19,529 +9.2
  Liberal Democrats 3 1 1 0 18.7 28.4 10,247 +4.0
  Independent 1 0 0 0 6.3 3.5 1,251 -2.0
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 12.9 4,660 +2.3
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 311 +0.1
  UKIP 0 0 1 -1 0 0.2 71 -13.6

Ward Candidates

All swings and composition changes calculated from the 2014 elections.

Fareham East

Fareham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Davies 1,150 49.9 +12.6
Liberal Democrats Sean Evans 790 34.2 -13.8
Labour Adam Arnold 367 15.9 +1.2
Majority 360 15.7 N/A
Turnout 2,307 39 +1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +13.2

Fareham North

Fareham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pamela Bryant 1249 63.1 +21.1
Liberal Democrats Joe Dalby 316 14.8 -1.6
Labour Emma Copeland 291 13.6 +6.4
Green David Harrison 181 8.5 +2.3
Majority 1,033 48.3 +23.7
Turnout 2,137 38 -3
Conservative hold Swing +11.4

Fareham North West

Fareham North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Davies 1,026 60.8 +21.3
Labour Matthew Randall 317 18.8 +8.4
Independent David Whittingham 197 11.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Powell 146 8.7 -13.8
Majority 709 42.0 +25.0
Turnout 1,686 31 -2
Conservative hold Swing +6.5

Fareham South

Fareham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoff Fazackarley 924 55.3 +16.9
Labour Richard Ryan 439 26.3 +7.8
Liberal Democrats James Palmer 177 10.6 +4.0
Green Nick Lyle 130 7.8 +7.8
Majority 485 29.0 +19.1
Turnout 1670 31 -3
Conservative hold Swing +4.6

Fareham West

Fareham West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Keeble 1,659 73.4 +15.7
Labour Paul King 321 14.2 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Rowena Palmer 280 12.4 +3.5
Majority 1,338 59.2 +20.7
Turnout 2,260 42 -2
Conservative hold Swing +4.4

Hill Head

Hill Head
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Dugan 1,463 54.2 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Alex Brims 1,072 39.7 +31.6
Labour Kevin Kearslake 164 6.1 -0.7
Majority 391 14.5 -6.0
Turnout 2,699 45 -2
Conservative hold Swing -15.1

Locks Heath

Locks Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Bayford 1,581 73.3 -2.0
Labour Nicholas Knight 312 14.5 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Peter Davison 264 12.2 +0.1
Majority 1,269 58.8 -3.9
Turnout 2,157 38 -
Conservative hold Swing -2.0

Park Gate

Park Gate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Bastable 1,364 68.9 +3.3
Labour James Carr 617 31.1 +9.7
Majority 747 37.8 -6.3
Turnout 1,981 38 +8
Conservative hold Swing -3.2

Portchester East

Portchester East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Price 2,011 61.0 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Gerry Kelly 1,791
Conservative Hugh Sach 979 28.3 +6.9
Conservative Callum Wright 783
Labour Leslie Ricketts 338 10.7 -2.9
Labour Andrew Mooney 329
Majority 812 32.7 -10.9
Turnout 6,231 37 -2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -5.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -5.5

Portchester West

Portchester West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Bell 1,073 49.7 +14.6
Liberal Democrats Jean Kelly 900 41.7 +8.4
Labour James Webb 185 8.6 -0.1
Majority 173 8.0 +6.2
Turnout 2158 38 -4
Conservative hold Swing +3.1

Sarisbury

Sarisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Séan Woodward 1,481 71.8 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Sophie Foster-Reed 322 15.6 +1.8
Labour Melanie Lunn 259 12.6 +2.2
Majority 1,159 56.2 -5.8
Turnout 2,062 35 -1
Conservative hold Swing -2.9

Stubbington

Stubbington By-Election (9th November 2017)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jim Forrest 1,185 55.2 +32.4
Conservative Pal Hayre 769 35.8 +6.1
UKIP Andy Annear 117 5.5 -37.9
Labour Matthew Randall 76 3.5 -0.5
Majority 416 19.4 N/A
Turnout 2,147 39 -11
Liberal Democrats gain from UKIP Swing +13.2
Stubbington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jim Forrest 1,398 56.7 +33.9
Conservative Pal Hayre 906 36.7 +7.0
Labour Lindsay Brown 91 3.7 -0.3
UKIP Andy Annear 71 2.9 -40.5
Majority 492 20.0 N/A
Turnout 2,466 45 -5
Liberal Democrats gain from UKIP Swing +13.5

Titchfield

Titchfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Connie Hockley 1,475 70.1 +10.1
Liberal Democrats Jill Underwood 324 15.4 +6.0
Labour Michael Prior 304 14.5 +2.3
Majority 1,151 54.7 +13.2
Turnout 2,103 36 -2
Conservative hold Swing +2.1

Titchfield Common

Titchfield Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jack Englefield 1,054 51.7 +6.1
Conservative Karen Healey 782 38.4 +11.2
Labour Antony Ferraro 201 9.9 +4.3
Majority 272 13.3 -5.1
Turnout 2,037 34 -1
Independent hold Swing -2.6

Warsash

Warsash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Cartwright 1,634 73.8 +7.9
Liberal Democrats Guy Benson 456 20.6 +16.5
Labour Nicola Moore 125 5.6 -1.6
Majority 1,178 53.2 +2.3
Turnout 2,215 41 +2
Conservative hold Swing -4.3

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2018". London: The Guardian. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.


Preceded by
2016 Fareham Council election
Fareham local elections Succeeded by
2020 Fareham Council election