2019 Bassetlaw District Council election

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All 48 seats to Bassetlaw District Council
25 seats needed for a majority
Turnout30%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Lab
Con
Ind
Party Labour Conservative Independent
Last election 33 seats, 41.1% 12 seats, 33.8% 3 seats, 4.0%
Seats won 37 5 5
Seat change Increase4 Decrease7 Increase2
Popular vote 11,766 7,484 3,366
Percentage 45.4% 28.9% 13.0%
Swing Increase4.3% Decrease4.9% Increase9.0%

Map of the results of the election. Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2019 Bassetlaw District Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect all 48 members of Bassetlaw District Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

The election resulted in the Labour Party retaining its control of the council with an increased majority. The Conservative Party suffered its worst defeat in Bassetlaw since 1973, winning only 5 seats of the 12 seats it was defending. Both Independents and Labour gained seats from the Conservatives. The Liberal Democrats gained a seat from Labour in East Retford West, the first Liberal Democrat elected in Bassetlaw since 2006.[2]

Background

Bassetlaw is a shire district in Nottinghamshire, England. It is predominantly rural, with two towns: Worksop and Retford. The district was formed in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. Local Government in Nottinghamshire is organised on a two-tier basis, with local district councils responsible for local services such as housing, local planning and refuse collection and Nottinghamshire County Council responsible for "wide-area" services, including education, social services and public transport. Bassetlaw District Council has been controlled by Labour for most of its existence, except for a brief period from 2006 to 2011 when it was controlled by the Conservatives.[3]

Bassetlaw District Council held local elections on 2 May 2019 along with other councils in England as part of the 2019 local elections. Bassetlaw is divided into 25 wards for electoral purposes, with each ward electing between one and three councillors. Until 2015, the council was elected by thirds, with district elections being held every year except the year in which elections to Nottinghamshire County Council took place. The council resolved in 2014 to hold all-out elections from 2015 onwards, with all 48 councillors elected in all-out elections every four years. Councillors defending their seats in this election were previously elected in 2015. At that election, Labour won a majority of seats and retained its control of the council, which it has controlled since 2011.

Result

The election resulted in the Labour Party retaining its control of the council[4]

Bassetlaw District Council election, 2019
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 37 5 1 Increase4 45.4% 11,766 Increase4.3%
  Conservative 5 0 7 Decrease7 28.9% 7,484 Decrease4.9%
  Independent 5 3 1 Increase2 13.0% 3,366 Increase9.0%
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 Increase1 4.7% 1,211 Increase3.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 8.0% 2,061 Decrease8.8%

Ward results

Asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election.

Beckingham

Map of Beckingham ward.
Map of Beckingham ward.
Beckingham (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Joan Sanger* 558 73.1% Increase33.4
Conservative Raymond Simpson 205 26.9% Decrease5.0
Turnout 781 41%
Independent hold Swing

Blyth

Map of Blyth ward.
Map of Blyth ward.
Blyth (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Bowker 261 38.1% Increase3.5
Conservative Barry Bowles* 237 34.6% Decrease9.6
UKIP John Hudson 124 18.1% Increase1.6
Liberal Democrats Peter Thompson 63 9.2% Increase4.5
Turnout 693 37.2%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Carlton

Map of Carlton ward.
Map of Carlton ward.
Carlton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Scotthorne* 779 48.3% Increase6.6%
Labour David Pidwell* 644
Labour Robin Carrington-Wilde* 636
Conservative Val Bowles 506 31.4% Decrease4%
Conservative Joanne Morrison 433
UKIP Kevin "Of the Blackburn family" 329 20.4% Decrease2.5%
Conservative Alexandra Gregory 324
Turnout 32.8% 1,457
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Clayworth

Map of Clayworth ward.
Map of Clayworth ward.
Clayworth (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ben Sofflet 315 56.3% N/A
Conservative Drew Smith 245 43.8% Decrease29.5
Turnout 576 37.7%
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

East Markham

Map of East Markham ward.
Map of East Markham ward.
East Markham (1) - uncontested election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Ogle* Unopposed
Turnout N/A N/A N/A

East Retford East

Map of East Retford East ward.
Map of East Retford East ward.
East Retford East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Shaw* 728 43.9% Increase6.2%
Conservative Mike Quigley* 704 42.5% Decrease3%
Labour Bill Tomlinson 669
Conservative Martin Auckland 622
Conservative Richard Gill 620
Labour Fraser Merryweather 554
Liberal Democrats Karen Costello 226 13.6% N/A
Turnout 1,610 30.5%
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

East Retford North

Map of East Retford North ward.
Map of East Retford North ward.
East Retford North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Oxby* 895 57.1% Increase9.2%
Labour Jane Plevin 734
Labour Garry Clarkson* 667
Conservative Lynda Carter 466 29.7% Decrease1.4%
Conservative Anthony Tromans* 438
Conservative Donald Clarke 370
Liberal Democrats Paul Straker 207 13.2% N/A
Turnout 1,533 30.6%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

East Retford South

Map of East Retford South ward.
Map of East Retford South ward.
East Retford South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Richards* 697 62.1% Increase11.7%
Labour Carolyn Troop* 679
UKIP Martin Introna 228 20.3% Decrease0.3%
Conservative John Manners 197 17.6% Decrease11.5%
Conservative Paul Chambers 179
Turnout 1,146 29.5%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

East Retford West

Map of East Retford West ward.
Map of East Retford West ward.
East Retford West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Anderson* 394 33.1% Decrease4.2%
Liberal Democrats Helen Tamblyn-Saville 371 31.1% Increase18.3%
Labour Matt Callingham 364
Conservative Ashley Burnell 236 19.8% Decrease8.9%
Independent Marie Critchley 191 16% N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Ware 164
Conservative Ashraf Syed Abdul Cader 142
Turnout 1,062 28.4%
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Everton

Map of Everton ward.
Map of Everton ward.
Everton (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mark Watson 405 56.8% N/A
Conservative Annette Simpson* 308 43.2% Decrease11.7
Turnout 718 36%
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Harworth

Map of Harworth ward.
Map of Harworth ward.
Harworth (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gloria Evans* 986 72.2% Increase1.1%
Labour David Challinor* 961
Labour Beverley Schuller 940
Conservative Sonia Armstrong 380 27.8% Decrease1.1%
Conservative Leah Davis 369
Conservative Gavin McGonigle 322
Turnout 1,532 24.9%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Langold

Map of Langold ward.
Map of Langold ward.
Langold (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jill Freeman* 332 76.3% Increase6.2
Conservative Stephen Evans 103 23.7% N/A
Turnout 456 23.5%
Labour hold Swing

Misterton

Map of Misterton ward.
Map of Misterton ward.
Misterton (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hazel Brand* 473 81.4% Increase23.3
Conservative Alastair Bowman 108 18.6% Decrease7.2
Turnout 592 29.4%
Independent hold Swing

Rampton

Map of Rampton ward.
Map of Rampton ward.
Rampton (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Coultate 372 72% Increase2.6
Labour Raymond Fielding 145 28% Decrease2.6
Turnout 550 32.6
Conservative hold Swing

Ranskill

Map of Ranskill ward.
Map of Ranskill ward.
Ranskill (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Nicholls 278 39.5% Increase15%
Conservative Beverley Fear 204 29% Decrease34%
Independent Michael Gray* 177 25.1% N/A
Liberal Democrats Mark Hunter 45 6.4% Decrease6.1%
Turnout 710 38.2%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Sturton

Map of Sturton ward.
Map of Sturton ward.
Sturton (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Naish 436 62.4% Increase40.8%
Conservative Daniel Gregory 263 37.6% N/A
Turnout 731 39.5%
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Sutton

Map of Sutton ward.
Map of Sutton ward.
Sutton (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rob Boeuf 381 61.7% N/A
Conservative Emma Auckland 163 26.4% Decrease39.6
Labour Gary Moore 74 12% Decrease13.7
Turnout 627 37.5%
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Tuxford and Trent

Map of Tuxford and Trent ward.
Map of Tuxford and Trent ward.
Tuxford and Trent (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Isard* 453 43.5% Decrease18.9%
Conservative Shirley Isard* 412
Independent Matt Richards 385 36.9% N/A
Labour Rebecca Littler-Leigh 204 19.6% Decrease18%
Labour Michael Ouzman 159
Turnout 974 27.9%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Welbeck

Map of Welbeck ward.
Map of Welbeck ward.
Welbeck (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Dukes* 324 60.3% Increase13.1%
Conservative Matthew Evans 213 39.7% Decrease4.1%
Turnout 563 36.8%
Labour hold Swing

Worksop East

Map of Worksop East ward.
Map of Worksop East ward.
Worksop East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cliff Entwistle* 834 51.4% Decrease2.9%
Labour Debbie Merryweather* 785
Labour Jo White* 767
UKIP David Kirton 480 29.6% Increase1.9%
Conservative Deidre Vernon 167 10.3% Decrease7.6%
Conservative Arthur Dernie 161
Conservative Susan Radcliffe 156
Liberal Democrats Helen Cooper 143 8.8% N/A
Turnout 1,481 29.5%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Worksop North

Map of Worksop North ward.
Map of Worksop North ward.
Worksop North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Charlesworth 874 49.5% Increase3.4%
Labour Neil Sanders 843
Labour Gwynneth Jones 826
UKIP Glen Marshall 482 27.3% Increase0.5%
Conservative Neil Dexter 410 23.2% Decrease3.8%
Conservative Alan Tonks 344
Conservative Roger Vernon 338
Turnout 1,706 24.8%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Worksop North East

Map of Worksop North East ward.
Map of Worksop North East ward.
Worksop North East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Rhodes* 863 71.3% Increase26%
Labour Simon Greaves* 828
Labour Maddy Richardson* 774
Conservative Alec Thorpe 347 28.7% Increase1.2%
Conservative Matthew Peck 344
Conservative John Anderson 330
Turnout 1,355 27.4%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Worksop North West

Map of Worksop North West ward.
Map of Worksop North West ward.
Worksop North West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sybil Fielding* 885 67.8% Increase22.2%
Labour David Pressley* 830
Labour Dean Brett* 793
Conservative Richard Barnes 420 32.2% Increase6%
Conservative Tim Chapman 324
Conservative Pamela Briggs 317
Turnout 1,477 25.3%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Worksop South

Map of Worksop South ward.
Map of Worksop South ward.
Worksop South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Leigh* 832 42.2% Increase10.4%
Labour Kevin Greaves* 790
Labour Tony Eaton 766
Conservative Rachel Briggs 657 33.4% Increase1%
Conservative Helen Colton 619
Conservative Lewis Stanniland 608
Independent Nigel Turner 481 24.4% N/A
Turnout 1,919 34.1%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Worksop South East

Map of Worksop South East ward.
Map of Worksop South East ward.
Worksop South East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Josie Potts* 945 57.7% Increase1.5%
Labour Clayton Tindle* 815
Labour John Shephard* 788
UKIP Ash Henderson 418 25.5% Increase0.3%
Liberal Democrats Leon Duveen 156 9.5% N/A
Conservative Colin Barton † 120 7.3% N/A
Conservative Ethel Boddy 88
Conservative Angela Chambers 74
Turnout 1,462 25.9%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
† Colin Barton was expelled from the Conservative Party in April 2019, however he remained a nominated Conservative candidate in this election as the deadline for withdrawals had passed.[5]

References

  1. ^ "2019 District & Parish Council Elections". Bassetlaw District Council. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Council Results". www.electionscentre.co.uk. Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Elections 2008: Bassetlaw". BBC News. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Bassetlaw District Council".
  5. ^ "Conservatives bar council candidates over Facebook posts". BBC News. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.