2018 Gosport Borough Council Election

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17 of 34 seats to Gosport Borough Council
18 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour
Seats before 9 19 4
Seats won 9 8 1
Seats after 14 18 2
Seat change Increase4 Decrease1 Decrease2
Popular vote 4,710 10,673 4,608
Percentage 22.9 51.8 22.4

Gosport UK local election 2018 map.svg

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2018 Gosport Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Gosport Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. The election saw the Liberal Democrats gain four seats: two from Labour, and one each from the Conservatives and UKIP. This reduced the Conservative Majority to one, remaining in control of the council, whilst UKIP lost their sole seat, in the Rowner and Holbrook ward.

Voter ID trial

Gosport was one of five boroughs in England operating a 'voter ID' trial, whereby voters had to bring a form of identification with them in order to vote.[2] There was some criticism of the pilot by local politicians ahead of the vote,[3] and in the event 44 people were unable to vote as a result of the trial.[4] The Electoral Commission concluded from the study that 'our findings suggest that the 2018 local elections in Gosport were not significantly affected by the voter ID pilot in either its impact on voters or on the administration of the poll. However, it is important to be cautious when drawing conclusions from this pilot about the impact of any wider application of voter ID.'[5]

Results

Gosport Borough 2018[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 2 Decrease1 44.4 51.8 10,673 Decrease1.1
  Liberal Democrats 9 4 0 Increase4 50.0 22.9 4,710 Increase6.6
  Labour 1 0 2 Decrease2 5.6 22.4 4,608 Decrease2.2
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.3 477 Decrease0.3
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 77 Steady
  UKIP 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 0.3 63 Decrease2.9

Ward Results

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Alverstoke

Alverstoke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Casey 1,145 78.8 Increase3.5
Labour Jonathan Eaton 308 21.2 Decrease3.5
Majority 837 57.6 Increase7.0
Conservative hold Swing

Anglesey

Anglesey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Scard 1,011 71.3 Decrease3.3
Labour Paul Noakes 327 28.7 Increase3.3
Majority 684 42.6 Decrease6.6
Conservative hold Swing

Bridgemary North

Bridgemary North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Pepper 574 53.1 Increase53.1
Conservative Peter Batty 278 25.7 Decrease2.3
Labour Alan Durrant 228 21.1 Decrease50.9
Majority 296 27.4 Decrease16.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Bridgemary South

Bridgemary South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Batty 445 43.2 Decrease10.3
Labour James Fox 300 29.2 Decrease17.3
Liberal Democrats Stephen Marshall 284 27.6 Increase27.6
Majority 145 14.0 Increase7.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Brockhurst

Brockhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Austin Hicks 452 41.2 Decrease15.5
Conservative Simon Bellord 381 34.8 Increase7.1
Labour Stephanie Brazier 144 13.1 Increase3.6
UKIP David Foster 63 5.7 Increase5.7
Green Jane Staffieri 56 5.1 Decrease0.9
Majority 72 6.4 Decrease22.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Christchurch

Christchurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julie Westerby 575 45.5 Increase1.5
Conservative Wayne Ronayne 403 31.9 Decrease4.4
Labour Chris Percival 285 22.6 Increase5.9
Majority 172 13.6 Increase2.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Elson

Elson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Susan Ballard 703 61.5 Increase6.7
Conservative Craig Hazel 304 26.6 Decrease8.1
Independent Alan Neville 77 6.7 Increase6.7
Labour Emma Smith 59 5.2 Decrease5.3
Majority 399 34.9 Increase14.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Forton

Forton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Clive Foster-Reed 411 46.4 Increase12.4
Conservative Gary Walker 254 28.7 Increase9.7
Labour Daniel Smith 180 20.3 Increase0.8
Green Monica Cassidy 40 4.5 Increase4.5
Majority 157 17.7 Increase3.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Grange

Grange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Jessop 485 62.5 Increase22.4
Labour Hetty Ollivant 198 25.5 Increase9.9
Liberal Democrats Lynne Pyle 93 12.0 Decrease7.3
Majority 287 37.0 Increase21.9
Conservative hold Swing

Hardway

Hardway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Hutchison 718 52.0 Increase24.9
Conservative Roger Allen 522 37.8 Decrease18.2
Labour Mark Smith 142 10.3 Decrease6.6
Majority 196 14.2 Decrease14.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Lee East

Lee East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Piers Bateman 1,133 71.9 Increase0.1
Labour Caroline Osborne 443 28.1 Increase9.7
Majority 690 43.8 Decrease9.6
Conservative hold Swing

Lee West

Lee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Carter 1,447 80.8 Increase3.4
Labour Jill Whitcher 344 19.2 Increase7.4
Majority 1,103 61.6 Decrease4.0
Conservative hold Swing

Leesland

Leesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Chegwyn 544 46.1 Increase3.6
Liberal Democrats David Herridge 439 37.2 Decrease5.3
Conservative Rebecca Stares 370 31.4 Decrease1.6
Conservative Natasha Hook 336 28.5 Decrease4.5
Green Sam Pollard 222 18.8 Increase6.8
Labour Alison Mandrill 151 12.8 Increase0.3
Labour Charis Noakes 119 10.1 Decrease2.4
Green David Sekules 106 9.0 Decrease3.0
Majority 69 5.8 Decrease3.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Peel Common

Peel Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lynn Hook 883 74.7 Decrease3.4
Labour Martyn Davis 299 25.3 Increase3.4
Majority 584 49.4 Decrease6.8
Conservative hold Swing

Privett

Privett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Blackman 752 63.4 Decrease7.4
Labour Annelies James 276 23.3 Decrease5.9
Green Russell Thomas 159 13.4 Increase13.4
Majority 476 40.1 Decrease1.5
Conservative hold Swing

Rowner and Holbrook

Rowner and Holbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Murray Johnston 356 43.7 Increase43.7
Conservative Patrick Bergin 349 42.8 Decrease6.0
Labour Tim Ryan 110 13.5 Decrease8.2
Majority 7 0.9 Decrease18.4
Liberal Democrats gain from UKIP Swing

Town

Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Cully 814 61.4 Increase10.6
Conservative Lesley Meenaghan 511 38.6 Increase2.1
Majority 303 22.8 Decrease8.6
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections: Your guide to the vote in England". BBC News. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ "England voter ID trial 'a solution in search of a problem'". Guardian. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. ^ Richard Percival, 'REVEALED: Gosport borough to Introduce ID for voters in elections from 2018 and other Hampshire borough's could soon follow', Southern Daily Echo (18 September 2017).
  4. ^ "Voter ID: 340 did not vote after failing to show documents". BBC News. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  5. ^ The Electoral Commission, 'Gosport May 2018 voter identification pilot evaluation' (2018).
  6. ^ "Gosport Borough Council". BBC. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  7. ^ "2018 Gosport Borough Council Elections". Gosport Borough Council. Retrieved 10 February 2019.