2018 Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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15 of 45 seats (One Third) to
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
23 seats needed for a majority
Turnout25.0% (Decrease0.9%)
  First party Second party
 
Lab
Grn
Leader Andy Moorhead Kai Taylor
Party Labour Green
Leader since 22 May 2015 (2015-05-22) 3 May 2018 (2018-05-03)
Leader's seat Page Moss Prescot South
Last election 42 seats,
60.6%
0 seats,
4.6%
Seats before 42 0
Seats won 12 1
Seats after 40 1
Seat change Decrease2 Increase1
Popular vote 19,007 3,553
Percentage 66.2% 12.4%
Swing Increase5.6% Increase7.8%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Ind
Leader Allan Harvey Carl Cashman
Party Independent Liberal Democrats
Leader since 3 May 2018 (2018-05-03) 5 May 2016 (2016-05-05)
Leader's seat Halewood South Prescot North
Last election 0 seats,
7.1%
3 seats,
7.2%
Seats before 0 3
Seats won 1 1
Seats after 1 3
Seat change Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 2,151 1,958
Percentage 7.5% 6.8%
Swing Increase0.4% Decrease0.4%

Map of results of 2018 election

Leader of the Council before election

Andy Moorhead
Labour

Leader of the Council after Election

Graham Morgan
Labour

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

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 40 Decrease2
Liberal Democrats 3 Steady
Green 1 Increase1
Independent 1 Increase1

Election Results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 2016.

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Results, 2018
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 15 12 0 2 Decrease2 80.0 66.2 19,007 Increase5.6
  Green 7 1 1 0 Increase1 6.7 12.4 3,553 Increase7.8
  Independent 5 1 1 0 Increase1 6.7 7.5 2,151 Increase0.4
  Liberal Democrats 4 1 0 0 Steady 6.7 6.8 1,958 Decrease0.4
  Conservative 9 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 5.4 1,546 Decrease1.4
  UKIP 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.2 334 Decrease2.9
  TUSC 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 156 Decrease2.8

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Changes in council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

42 3
Lab LD

After the election, the composition of the council was:

40 3 1 1
Lab LD G I

Votes summary

Popular vote
Labour
66.2%
Green
12.4%
Independent
7.5%
Liberal Democrats
6.8%
Conservative
5.4%
Others
1.7%

Seats summary

Wards won
Labour
80.0%
Green
6.7%
Independent
6.7%
Liberal Democrats
6.7%

Ward results

Results compared directly with the last local election in 2016.

Cherryfield

Cherryfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Lonergan 1,329 82.0 Increase20.0
Green Party - Save Our Green Space Michael Dooley 188 11.6 New
Conservative Adam Butler 103 6.4 Increase0.3
Majority 1,141 70.4 Increase40.2
Registered electors 7,994
Turnout 1,626 20.3
Rejected ballots 6 0.4
Labour hold Swing Increase20.1

Halewood North

Halewood North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Powell 1,419 66.5 Increase8.3
Independent Bob Swann 447 20.9 Increase6.8
Liberal Democrats Jenny McNeilis 268 12.6 New
Majority 972 45.6 Increase3.0
Registered electors 8,247
Turnout 2,145 26.0
Rejected ballots 11 0.5
Labour hold Swing Increase1.5

Halewood South

Halewood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Allan Harvey 1,231 47.3 Increase25.5
Labour Gary See 1,190 45.8 Decrease6.6
Conservative Graham Tubey 180 6.9 Decrease1.5
Majority 41 1.5 N/A
Registered electors 8,138
Turnout 2,610 32.1
Rejected ballots 9 0.3
Independent gain from Labour Swing Increase16.1

Northwood

Northwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Bell 1,439 86.5 Increase20.3
Green Party - Save Our Green Space Russell Greenway 225 13.5 New
Majority 1,214 73.0 Increase40.6
Registered electors 8,399
Turnout 1,673 19.9
Rejected ballots 9 0.5
Labour hold Swing Increase20.3

Page Moss

Page Moss
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Andy Moorhead 1,152 80.1 Increase4.3
Green Party - Save Our Green Space Kirk Sandringham 287 19.9 Decrease4.3
Majority 865 60.2 Increase8.4
Registered electors 7,737
Turnout 1,450 18.7
Rejected ballots 11 0.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing Increase4.3

Prescot North

Prescot North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Frances Wynn 1,373 60.3 Increase9.8
Labour Tony Ely 781 34.3 Increase0.5
Conservative Aaron Waters 124 5.4 Decrease1.4
Majority 592 26.0 Increase9.3
Registered electors 7,580
Turnout 2,283 30.1
Rejected ballots 5 0.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase3.5

Prescot South

Prescot South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Party - Save Our Green Space Kai Taylor 1,520 65.5 New
Labour Lynn O’Keeffe 736 31.7 Decrease31.4
Conservative Sheila Webster 64 2.8 Decrease6.6
Majority 784 33.8 N/A
Registered electors 7,079
Turnout 2,322 32.8
Rejected ballots 2 0.1
Green gain from Labour Swing Increase30.7

Roby

Roby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Bannon 1,299 56.1 Increase7.1
Green Party - Save Our Green Space Martin Mackerel 510 22.0 Increase9.1
Conservative Antony Reed 400 17.3 Increase4.4
Independent Jayne Tattan 107 4.6 New
Majority 789 34.1 Increase3.3
Registered electors 7,460
Turnout 2,320 31.1
Rejected ballots 4 0.2
Labour hold Swing Increase1.7

Shevington

Shevington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tommy Rowe 1,402 90.0 Increase13.5
TUSC Neill Dunne 156 10.0 Decrease13.5
Majority 1,246 80.0 Increase27.0
Registered electors 7,597
Turnout 1,574 20.7
Rejected ballots 16 1.0
Labour hold Swing Increase13.5

St Gabriel's

St Gabriel's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dot Johnson 1,352 76.7 Increase8.7
Liberal Democrats Dean Boyle 153 8.7 New
UKIP Fred Fricker 131 7.4 Decrease18.1
Conservative Victoria Smart 127 7.2 Increase0.6
Majority 1,199 68.0 Increase25.5
Registered electors 7,239
Turnout 1,770 24.5
Rejected ballots 7 0.4
Labour hold Swing Increase12.8

St Michael's

St Michael's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kay Moorhead 1,267 84.7 Increase10.3
Conservative Sheila Scott 118 7.9 Decrease0.4
UKIP John Price 111 7.4 Decrease9.9
Majority 1,149 76.8 Increase19.7
Registered electors 7,079
Turnout 1,505 21.3
Rejected ballots 9 0.6
Labour hold Swing Increase9.9

Stockbridge

Stockbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Baum 1,189 76.7 Increase5.7
Green Party - Save Our Green Space Paul Ryan 189 12.2 New
Independent Paul Woods 173 11.2 Decrease17.8
Majority 1,000 64.5 Increase22.5
Registered electors 7,963
Turnout 1,556 19.5
Rejected ballots 5 0.3
Labour hold Swing Increase11.3

Swanside

Swanside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Dever 1,666 81.3 Increase5.4
Independent Johnny Webster 193 9.4 New
Conservative Carole Sullivan 190 9.3 Decrease1.1
Majority 1,473 71.9 Increase9.8
Registered electors 7,456
Turnout 2,057 27.6
Rejected ballots 8 0.4
Labour hold Swing Increase4.9

Whiston and Cronton

Whiston and Cronton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gillian Flatley 1,207 55.5 Decrease11.2
Green Party - Save Our Green Space Ron Gaffney 634 29.2 New
Conservative Carl Cross 240 11.0 Decrease1.6
UKIP Neil Miney 92 4.2 New
Majority 573 26.3 Decrease19.7
Registered electors 7,480
Turnout 2,179 29.1
Rejected ballots 6 0.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease9.9

Whitefield

Whitefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Louise Harbour 1,579 90.6 Increase45.3
Liberal Democrats Les Rigby 164 9.4 New
Majority 1,415 81.2 Increase64.6
Registered electors 7,924
Turnout 1,763 22.3
Rejected ballots 20 1.1
Labour hold Swing Increase32.3

Changes between 2018 and 2019

Halewood South by-election 2018

By-election, 23 August 2018: Halewood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary See 1,012 51.6 Increase5.8
Independent Bob Swann 778 39.7 Decrease7.6
Liberal Democrats Jenny McNeilis 118 6.0 New
Conservative Ruth Smart 54 2.8 Decrease4.1
Majority 234 11.9 N/A
Turnout 1,968
Rejected ballots 6 0.3 Steady
Labour hold Swing Increase6.7

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Notes

italics denote a sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References

  1. ^ "Notice of Election" (PDF). Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
  2. ^ "Borough Elections Results - May 2018" (PDF). Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
  3. ^ "Halewood South Ward By-election Results" (PDF). Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Statements of Persons Nominated". Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 23 August 2018.