2018 Portsmouth City Council election

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14 of 42 seats (One Third) to Portsmouth City Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Con
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Leader Donna Jones Gerald Vernon-Jackson
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since June 2014 May 2004
Leader's seat Hilsea Milton
Last election 5 (2014) 3 (2014)
Seats before 7 3
Seats won 6
(19 total)
4
(16 total)
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 17,058 11,739
Percentage 37% 25%
Swing Increase9.7% Decrease4.3%

  Third party Fourth party
 
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UKIP
Leader Stephen Morgan Colin Galloway
Party Labour UKIP
Leader since October 2016 May 2014
Leader's seat Charles Dickens Nelson
Last election 0 (2014) 6 (2014)
Seats before 2 2
Seats won 4
(5 total)
0
(0 total)
Seat change Increase3 Decrease2
Popular vote 13,782 996
Percentage 32% 2%
Swing Increase8.1% Decrease13.0%

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

Map of the results of the 2018 Portsmouth council election. Liberal Democrats in orange, Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.
Map of the results of the 2018 Portsmouth council election. Liberal Democrats in orange, Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.

The 2018 Portsmouth City Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2018 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council.

14 of 42 seats were contested during this elections within the unitary authority.

After this year's local elections, the composition of the council is now (compared to the situation immediately prior to the election):

Party Before Election After Election Change
Conservative 20 19 -1
Liberal Democrats 15 16 +1
Labour 2 6 +4
Independent 2 1 -1
UKIP 2 0 -2
Green 0 0 0

The Statement of Persons Nominated was made on 6 April 2018 by Returning Officer David Williams.[1]

Following the elections, a Liberal Democrat minority administration was formed, with the support of Labour. This replaced the previous Conservative minority administration that had governed since 2014.[2]

Ward results

Baffins

Baffins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeanette Smith 1,421 37.4 Increase8.5
Conservative Terry Norton 1,285 33.8 Increase12.9
Labour Liam Turish 794 20.9 Increase4.2
UKIP Todd Sweeney 169 4.4 Decrease26.9
Green Bob Simmonds 132 3.5 N/A
Majority 136 3.6 N/A
Turnout 3,801 34.2 Increase0.1
Liberal Democrats gain from UKIP Swing 17.7

Central Southsea

Central Southsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Fielding 1,721 44.1 Increase28.3
Liberal Democrats Lee Hunt* 1,377 35.3 Increase4.0
Conservative Prab Ghosh 627 16.1 Decrease1.3
Green Tim Sheerman-Chase 181 4.6 Decrease12.3
Majority 344 8.8 N/A
Turnout 3,906 36.0 Increase5.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Claire Udy1 844 33.9 Increase10.2
Liberal Democrats Sarah Shreeve 729 29.3 Decrease1.3
Conservative Syed Haque 619 24.9 Increase14.0
Independent Paul Godier* 155 5.7 Decrease26.12
Green Sarah Gilbert 141 5.7 N/A
Majority 115 4.6 N/A
Turnout 2500 19.7 Decrease4.6
Labour gain from UKIP Swing 5.8%

1: After nominations were closed, Udy resigned from the Labour Party citing a lack of support from the local party while under investigation by the National Executive Committee.[3][4]
2: Godier's share compared to his performance under UKIP label in 2014.

Copnor

Copnor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Swann 1,355 46.8 Increase16.6
Labour Mo Quinn 824 28.5 Increase7.5
Liberal Democrats Ross Campbell 423 14.6 Decrease1.1
UKIP Terry Chipperfield-Harrison 161 5.6 Decrease26.0
Green Ken Hawkins 130 4.5 N/A
Majority 531 18.4 N/A
Turnout 2,893 29.5 Decrease2.9
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Cosham

Cosham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hannah Hockaday* 1,614 52.7 Increase21.7
Labour Graham Heaney 954 31.1 Increase 8.4
Liberal Democrats Helena Cole 213 7.0 Decrease 9.0
UKIP Michael Jerome 173 5.6 Decrease 18.4
Independent Peter Marcus 110 3.6 N/A
Majority 660 21.6 Increase14.6
Turnout 3064 29.7 Decrease6.1
Conservative hold Swing

Drayton and Farlington

Drayton and Farlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Bosher* 2,588 67.3 Increase14.3
Labour Sue Castillon 918 23.9 Increase7.6
Liberal Democrats Paul Pritchard 340 8.8 Increase1.5
Majority 1670 43.4 Increase12.5
Turnout 3846 36.8 Decrease2.9
Conservative hold Swing

Eastney and Craneswater

Eastney and Craneswater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Luke Stubbs* 1,763 43.6 Increase3.9
Labour Luke Evans 1,144 28.3 Increase18.8
Liberal Democrats Tracy McClure 969 23.9 Decrease4.4
Green Menno Groen 172 4.2 Decrease2.3
Majority 619 15.3 Increase3.9
Turnout 4,060 42.0 Increase2.3
Conservative hold Swing

Fratton

Fratton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Coles 1,108 37.5 Increase11.4
Liberal Democrats Stuart Brown 1,036 35.0 Increase13.3
Conservative Tony Sarigul 543 18.4 Increase1.2
UKIP Kevin Chippindall-Higgins 154 5.2 Decrease26.0
Green Mike Wines 114 3.9 N/A
Majority 72 2.5 N/A
Turnout 2955 28.5 Increase1.4
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Hilsea

Hilsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Jonas* 1,739 57.4 Increase16.6
Labour Graham Mitchell 868 28.6 Increase3.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Williams 224 7.4 Increase1.1
Green Emma Murphy 199 6.6 N/A
Majority 871 28.8 Increase13.4
Turnout 3030 29.3 Decrease2.5
Conservative hold Swing

Milton

Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ben Dowling* 1,656 41.7 Increase11.5
Labour Rajah Ghosh 1,264 31.8 Increase10.6
Conservative Josh Ahmed 856 21.6 Increase0.7
Green Tamara Groen 193 4.9 N/A
Majority 392 9.9 Increase4.2
Turnout 3,969 36.6 Increase3.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Nelson

Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jason Fazackarley 1,124 40.1 Increase10.4
Labour Rumal Khan 768 27.4 Increase3.5
Conservative Alicia Denny 625 22.3 Increase8.6
UKIP Colin Galloway* 148 5.3 Decrease25.9
Green Duncan Robinson 136 4.9 N/A
Majority 356 12.7 N/A
Turnout 2801 27.2 Decrease1.9
Liberal Democrats gain from UKIP Swing

Paulsgrove

Paulsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jo Hooper 1,224 45.7 Increase 25.6
Labour David Horne 1,100 41.0 Increase 10.7
UKIP Stuart Potter* 191 7.1 Decrease 32.9
Liberal Democrats Iain Sutherland 165 6.2 Increase 1.8
Majority 124 4.7 N/A
Turnout 2680 26.4 Decrease 0.3
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

St Jude

St Jude
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Smyth 1,270 36.4 Increase24.5
Conservative Linda Symes* 1,165 33.4 Decrease2.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Adair 867 24.8 Decrease1.4
Green Chris Jolley 187 5.4 Decrease6.6
Majority 105 3.0 Decrease6.7
Turnout 3,496 38.2 N/A
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 13.7

St Thomas

St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rob Wood* 1,195 34.6 Decrease1.2
Conservative Terry Henderson 1,055 30.4 Decrease0.4
Labour Sumel Chowdhury 1,049 30.4 Increase15.5
Green Bekkie Kingsley-Smith 154 4.5 N/A
Majority 140 4.2 Decrease0.6
Turnout 3,463 33.3 Decrease0.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 0.4

References

  1. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Portsmouth City Council. 6 April 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Lib Dem Gerald Vernon-Jackson wins Portsmouth council leadership". BBC News. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Claire Udy Resignation". Claire Udy. 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Claire Udy Statement". Claire Udy. 27 April 2018.
Preceded by
2016 Portsmouth City Council election
Portsmouth City Council elections Succeeded by
2019 Portsmouth City Council election