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2019 Blackpool Council election

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All 42 seats to Blackpool Council
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Simon Blackburn Tony Blackburn Debbie Coleman
Party Labour Conservative Independent Blackpool Residents Group
Seats before 26 12 3
Seats won 23 (55%) 15 (35%) 2 (5%)
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3 Decrease1
Percentage 43.9% 44.4%

  Fourth party
 
Leader None
Party Independent
Seats before 1
Seats won 2 (5%)
Seat change Increase1

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2019 Blackpool Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Blackpool Council in England.

Blackpool Council has been controlled by the Labour Party since 2011, who currently hold a majority of ten with 26 councillors. The Conservatives were defending twelve seats, and independent councillors were defending four.

Background

Blackpool Council will hold local elections on 2 May 2019 along with councils across England as part of the 2019 local elections. The council elects its members in all-out elections, with all its councillors up for election every four years.[1][2] Councillors defending their seats in this election were previously elected in 2015. In that election, 29 Labour councillors and 13 Conservative councillors were elected.

The Conservative Party held its seat in Warbreck ward following a March 2017 by-election.[3]

Following suspension by the Conservative Party, Colin Maycock left his party to sit as an independent councillor in November 2017.[4]

Follow complaints about comments he made at an event in March 2018, Ian Coleman resigned as mayor, left the Labour group on the council, and said he wouldn't stand for re-election.[5] His son and daughter-in-law, Labour councillors Gary Coleman and Debbie Coleman, left their party in June 2018 to sit as independents. Debbie Coleman had been deselected, and Gary Coleman had announced he wouldn't seek re-election.[6] The three councillors formed a new group called the Independent Blackpool Residents Group.[7]

Two Conservative councillors including former council leader Peter Callow were deselected by their party.[8]

Overall results

After the previous election, the composition of the council was:

29 13
Labour Conservative

Immediately ahead of this election, the composition of the council was:

26 4 12
Labour Independent Conservative

Following the latest election, the current composition of the council is:

23 4 15
Labour Independent Conservative

Ward results

Incumbent councillors seeking re-election are marked with an asterisk (*). Two sitting councillors—Debbie Coleman and Andrew Stansfield—are seeking election in different wards.

Anchorsholme

Anchorsholme (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Galley* 1,278 65.9
Conservative Tony Williams* 1,225 63.2
Labour Jon Bamborough 530 27.3
Labour Kendrick Fowler 376 19.4
Liberal Democrats Alexander Bettison 175 9.0
Majority
Turnout 1,938 38.2%

Bispham

Bispham (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Don Clapham* 868 50.6
Conservative Paul Wilshaw 778 45.4
Labour Robert Dewick 518 30.2
Labour Ian Treasure 493 28.7
Independent Steven Bate 440 25.7
Majority
Turnout 1,715 35.1%

Bloomfield

Bloomfield (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Cain* 646 65.7
Labour Jim Hobson* 604 61.4
Conservative Roger Jones 257 26.1
Conservative Karen Staff 291 29.6
Majority
Turnout 984 21.5%

Brunswick

Brunswick (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Blackburn* 476 38.8
Independent Gary Coleman* 453 36.9
Labour Portia Owen 440 35.9
Independent Andy Higgins 387 31.5
Conservative Shirley Cantrell 216 17.6
Conservative Mandy Cunliffe 200 16.3
Green Maureen Beck 128 10.4
Majority
Turnout 1,227 27.9%

Claremont

Claremont (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivan Taylor* 667 58.2
Labour Lynn Williams* 619 54.0
Conservative Lucy Green 276 24.1
Conservative Michaela Jackson 227 19.8
Green Garry Richardson 189 16.5
Liberal Democrats Sue Close 156 13.6
Majority
Turnout 1,147 23.8%

Clifton

Clifton (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paula Burdess 664 53.0
Labour Adrian Hutton* 653 52.1
Conservative Robert Ronson 492 39.2
Conservative Moira Graham 480 38.3
Majority
Turnout 1,254 25.7%

Greenlands

Greenlands (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rick Scott 757 49.6
Conservative Bernard Wing 718 47.1
Labour Chris Ryan* 702 46.0
Labour Christine Wright* 675 44.3
Majority
Turnout 1,525 30.3

Hawes Side

Hawes Side (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kim Critchley* 606 45.2
Labour Neil Brookes 604 45.1
Conservative Glenn Priestley 496 37.0
Conservative Lesley Wright 467 34.9
Green Dean Eden 246 18.4
Majority
Turnout 1,340 27.0

Highfield

Highfield (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Hunter* 793 50.3
Conservative Lily Henderson* 760 48.2
Conservative Gary Pennington 713 45.2
Labour Nicola Ryan 628 39.8
Majority
Turnout 1,577 31.7

Ingthorpe

Ingthorpe (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amy Cross* 901 54.1
Labour Jo Farrell 828 49.7
Conservative Peter Allen-Rogers 715 42.9
Conservative Mick Curwen 647 38.9
Majority
Turnout 1,665 32.5

Layton

Layton (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kath Benson* 776 54.5
Labour Martin Mitchell* 664 46.6
Conservative Mark Courtney-Massey 483 33.9
Conservative Thelma Stables 482 33.8
Liberal Democrats Lee Taylor-Jack 172 12.1
Majority
Turnout 1,425 29.3

Marton

Marton (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Stansfield 584 38.0
Independent Debbie Coleman 544 35.4
Labour Jim Elmes* 543 35.3
Labour Judith Costello 507 33.0
Conservative Jack Robinson 476 30.9
Majority
Turnout 1,538 30.4

Norbreck

Norbreck (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Norbreck Independents Maxine Callow* 742 39.2
Norbreck Independents Peter Callow* 717 37.9
Conservative Anne-Marie Clarke 614 32.5
Conservative Roy Haskett 585 30.9
Labour Laura White 379 20.0
Labour James Sorah 350 18.5
Liberal Democrats Simon Jowitt 200 10.6
Majority
Turnout 1,892 37.7

Park

Park (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gillian Campbell* 694 55.7
Labour Maria Kirkland* 653 52.4
Conservative Paul Carter 489 39.3
Conservative Antony Manning 421 33.8
Majority
Turnout 1,245 24.4

Squires Gate

Squires Gate (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christian Cox* 817 56.8
Conservative Gerard Walsh 669 46.5
Labour Alistair Humphreys* 477 33.1
Labour Sharon Doyle 443 30.8
Green Julie Daniels 222 15.4
Majority
Turnout 1,439 30.3

Stanley

Stanley (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Baker 1,019 61.1
Conservative Jason Roberts* 973 58.3
Labour Shaun Brookes 447 26.8
Labour Carl Webb 396 23.7
Liberal Democrats Bill Greene 201 12.0
Majority
Turnout 1,669 31.0

Talbot

Talbot (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Smith* 569 45.3
Labour Jane Hugo 561 44.7
Conservative Charlie Docherty 490 39.0
Conservative Callum Catterall 463 36.9
Green Alistair Blair 215 17.1
Majority
Turnout 1,256 27.7

Tyldesley

Tyldesley (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan Matthews* 608 48.5
Labour David Collett* 602 48.0
Conservative Samantha Bell 410 32.7
Conservative Aishley Docherty 369 29.4
Green Gina Eastwood 256 20.4
Majority
Turnout 1,253 26.2

Victoria

Victoria (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Jackson* 627 60.9
Labour David Owen* 559 54.3
Conservative Monique Mannion 353 34.3
Conservative Sue Ridyard 324 31.5
Majority
Turnout 1,030 22.5

Warbreck

Warbreck (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Danny Scott* 708 53.5
Conservative Michelle Scott* 688 52.0
Labour Jake Adams 406 30.7
Labour Desmond Harvey 376 28.4
Liberal Democrats Kevan Benfold 243 18.4
Majority
Turnout 1,323 36.6

Waterloo

Waterloo (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Robertson* 506 37.2
Labour David O'Hara* 457 33.6
Conservative Susan Whadcock 454 33.3
Labour Heather O'Hara 443 32.5
Independent David Shackleton 279 20.5
Independent Spencer Shackleton 223 16.4
Green Becky Daniels 184 13.5
Majority
Turnout 1,362 28.0

References

  1. ^ "Local government structure and elections". GOV.UK. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Election Timetable in England" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Blackpool Council elections | Warbreck ward | Results". www.blackpool.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Suspended councillor quits Tories". www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Blackpool's outgoing mayor 'heart-broken' as comment row leads to resignation". www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Blackpool's mayoral pair leave ruling Labour party". www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  7. ^ "'IRA' complaint referred to town hall monitor". www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Poll-topping Blackpool councillors are axed by their own party". www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2019.