2018 local election results in Wakefield
2018 local election results in Wakefield
Wakefield Council on UK wide map
Wakefield Council on UK wide map

The 2018 Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in England.[1] The election was held on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party and the Conservative Party fielded a full slate of 21 candidates, as well as 12 Liberal Democrats, 6 Yorkshire Party candidates, 4 Green Party candidates, 3 UK Independence Party candidates, 1 Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate and 1 Democrats and Veteran's Party candidate.[2]

Council make-up

The make up of the Council following the election was:

Party political make-up of Wakefield Council
   Party Seats Current Council (2018)
2014[3] 2015[4] 2016[5] 2018[6]
  Labour 54 53 53 52                                                                                                                            
  Conservative 6 6 7 11                                                                                                                              
  UKIP 2 2 2 0                                                                                                                              
  Independent 1 2 1 0                                                                                                                              

Summary

Wakefield Local Election Result 2018
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 1 2 -1 76 51.7 35,344 -1.7
  Conservative 5 4 0 +4 24 34.0 23,236 +10.7
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 4.9 3347 +1.4
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 3.9 2633 +0.0
  Yorkshire 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2023 +1.3
  UKIP 0 0 2 -2 0 1.1 766 -10.4
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 749 +0.0
  Democrats and Veterans 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 140 +0.2
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 135 -1.2

Results by ward

Changes compared to 2014.[6]

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan Garbutt 1,383 42.3 Decrease0.9
Conservative Philip Davies 817 25.0 Increase2.8
Independent Gwen Marshall 461 14.1 New
Yorkshire Martin Roberts 286 8.8 New
Green George Scogings 202 6.2 New
Liberal Democrats Mary MacQueen 119 3.6 New
Majority 566 17.3 Increase8.7
Turnout 3,268 25.3 Decrease4.9
Rejected ballots 5
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.9
Airedale and Ferry Fryston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathryn Scott 1,662 76.2 Increase21.8
Conservative Eamonn Mullins 520 23.8 Increase14.7
Majority 1,142 52.4 Increase34.5
Turnout 2,182 18.9 Decrease6.1
Rejected ballots 10
Labour hold Swing Increase4.0
Altofts and Whitwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacquie Speight 1,823 57.5 Increase8.1
Conservative Anthony Hill 888 28.0 Increase13.9
Yorkshire Steven Crookes 320 10.1 New
Democrats and Veterans John Thomas 140 4.4 New
Majority 935 29.5 Increase16.7
Turnout 3,171 23.9 Decrease3.8
Rejected ballots 9
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.9
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Jeffrey 1,652 60.9 Increase6.0
Yorkshire Paul Phelps 684 25.2 New
Conservative Joanne Smart 377 13.9 Increase6.2
Majority 968 35.7 Increase18.2
Turnout 2,713 22.4 Decrease4.4
Rejected ballots 8
Labour hold Swing Decrease9.6
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Manifield 1,958 54.1 Increase14.7
Conservative Susan Lodge 1,268 35.0 Increase15.2
Liberal Democrats Adam Belcher 396 10.9 Increase5.5
Majority 690 19.1 Increase15.1
Turnout 3,622 29.7 Decrease4.4
Rejected ballots 11
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.3
Featherstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Taylor 2,238 75.8 Decrease4.8
Conservative Diane Dolby 716 24.2 Increase4.8
Majority 1,522 51.6 Decrease9.6
Turnout 2,954 22.7 Decrease3.3
Rejected ballots 38
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.8
Hemsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Pickin 1,512 54.7 Increase0.8
Independent Ian Womersley 1,012 36.6 New
Conservative Terry Brown 241 8.7 Decrease0.8
Majority 500 18.1 Increase0.8
Turnout 2,765 23.3 Decrease2.8
Rejected ballots 3
Labour hold Swing Decrease17.9
Horbury and South Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gillian Cruise 1,790 44.7 Increase23.6
Labour Melanie Jones 1,583 39.5 Decrease1.8
Liberal Democrats Mark Goodair 432 10.8 Increase5.4
Green Richard Norris 202 5.0 New
Majority 207 5.2 New
Turnout 4,007 33.6 Increase0.9
Rejected ballots 11
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase12.7
Knottingley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Ellis 1,419 66.6 Decrease11.3
Conservative Joshua Spencer 713 33.4 Increase11.3
Majority 706 33.2 Decrease22.6
Turnout 2,132 20.7 Decrease3.5
Rejected ballots 29
Labour hold Swing Decrease11.3
Normanton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Blezard 1,777 70.8 Decrease3.8
Conservative Hilary Plumbley 733 29.2 Increase3.8
Majority 1,044 41.6 Decrease7.6
Turnout 2,510 20.3 Decrease3.3
Rejected ballots 21
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.8
Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Farmer 2,124 51.0 Increase23.4
Labour Co-op Kerron Cross 1,543 37.0 Increase6.3
Liberal Democrats Tony Sargeant 499 12.0 Increase5.1
Majority 581 14.0 New
Turnout 4,166 33.2 Decrease0.5
Rejected ballots 12
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing Increase8.6

Farmer was first elected as a UKIP Councillor for Ossett in 2014, but resigned his membership in 2017 and later joined the Conservatives.

Pontefract North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Tennant 1,724 60.2 Increase11.6
Conservative Chris Hyomes 714 24.9 Increase11.2
Yorkshire Arnie Craven 266 9.3 New
Green Rennie Smith 162 5.7 New
Majority 1,010 35.3 Increase22.3
Turnout 2,866 22.5 Decrease5.8
Rejected ballots 3
Labour hold Swing Increase0.2
Pontefract South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Ayre 2,000 52.2 Increase10.4
Conservative Amy Swift 1,646 42.9 Increase9.0
Liberal Democrats Daniel Woodlock 188 4.9 New
Majority 354 9.3 Increase1.4
Turnout 3,834 31.9 Decrease3.6
Rejected ballots 23
Labour hold Swing Increase0.7
South Elmsall and South Kirkby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynne Whitehouse 1,755 55.1 Increase13.5
Independent Wilf Benson 844 26.5 Decrease24.5
Conservative Dianne Presha 269 8.4 Increase1.0
Independent Laurie Harrison 233 7.3 New
Independent Jim Kenyon 83 2.6 New
Majority 911 28.6 New
Turnout 3,184 23.4 Decrease3.4
Rejected ballots 7
Labour gain from Independent Politician Swing Increase19.0

Harrison stood as Labour candidate for South Elmsall and South Kirby in 2014.

Stanley and Outwood East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacqui Williams 1,700 48.7 Decrease3.6
Conservative Nathaniel Harvey 1,230 35.2 Increase3.7
Liberal Democrats Nicola Sinclair 352 10.1 Increase2.3
UKIP James Johnston 209 6.0 New
Majority 470 13.5 Decrease7.3
Turnout 3,491 27.8 Decrease3.2
Rejected ballots 8
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.7
Wakefield East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Olivia Rowley 1,918 64.9 Increase12.7
Conservative Richard Wakefield 594 20.1 Increase4.4
Green Jody Gabriel 183 6.2 New
TUSC Michael Griffiths 135 4.6 Increase1.0
Liberal Democrats Margaret Dodd 124 4.2 New
Majority 1,324 44.8 Increase21.1
Turnout 2,954 26.0 Decrease4.4
Rejected ballots 15
Labour hold Swing Increase4.2
Wakefield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tracey Austin 1,660 54.2 Increase10.2
Conservative Antony Calvert 890 29.1 Increase12.5
Yorkshire Lucy Brown 223 7.3 New
UKIP Keith Wells 166 5.4 Decrease24.6
Liberal Democrats Natasha de Vere 121 4.0 Decrease1.4
Majority 770 25.1 Increase11.1
Turnout 3,060 26.3 Decrease4.2
Rejected ballots 13
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.2
Wakefield Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samantha Harvey 2,625 54.3 Increase16.9
Labour Kevin Barker 1,781 36.8 Decrease2.3
Liberal Democrats Finbarr Cronin 431 8.9 Increase2.5
Majority 844 17.5 New
Turnout 4,837 35.1 Increase2.6
Rejected ballots 14
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase9.6
Wakefield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nadeem Ahmed 2,209 56.7 Increase17.0
Labour Gwen Page 1,250 32.1 Increase2.2
Yorkshire Daniel Cochran 234 6.0 New
Liberal Democrats David Currie 205 5.3 Increase0.4
Majority 959 24.6 Increase14.8
Turnout 3,898 37.0 Decrease2.2
Rejected ballots 6
Conservative hold Swing Increase7.4
Wakefield West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Swift 1,478 51.6 Increase5.3
Conservative Nathan Garbutt Moore 1,183 41.3 Increase14.1
Liberal Democrats John Clayton 203 7.1 Increase1.8
Majority 295 10.3 Decrease8.8
Turnout 2,864 26.1 Decrease3.0
Rejected ballots 8
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.4
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nic Stansby 1,689 44.0 Increase20.7
Labour Christine Sharman 1,528 39.8 Increase6.7
UKIP David Dews 391 10.2 Decrease28.4
Liberal Democrats Esther Amis-Hughes 227 5.9 Increase1.0
Majority 161 4.2 New
Turnout 3,835 31.4 Decrease2.7
Rejected ballots 6
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing Increase7.0

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Archived from the original on 17 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ Council, Wakefield Metropolitan District. "District (Local) election". www.wakefield.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 17 April 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Local Election Results 2014". wakefield.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Local Election results 2015". wakefield.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ "District (Local) election". wakefield.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 10 January 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
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