2019 Cotswold District Council Election

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All 34 seats to Cotswold District Council
  First party Second party
 
Leader Joe Harris Tony Berry
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader since October 2014 December 2018
Leader's seat St Michael's Kemble
Last election 10 24
Seats before 11 22
Seats won 18 14
Seat change Increase8 Decrease10
Popular vote 12,255 10,727
Percentage 44.5% 38.9%

Cotswold District Council election 2019 map.svg
Map of results of 2019 election, with Cirencester shown inset.

Leader of the Council before election

Tony Berry
Conservative

Leader of the Council after election

Joe Harris
Liberal Democrats

The 2019 Cotswold District Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect all members of Cotswold District Council, as part of the United Kingdom local elections. The Conservatives had controlled the council since 2003 but lost ten seats. The Liberal Democrats won overall control of the council for the first time since local government reorganisation in 1973.

Results

Cotswold District Council election, 2019
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 18 8 0 +8 53 44.5 12,255 +11.1%
  Conservative 14 0 10 -10 41 38.9 10,727 -15.9%
  Green 1 1 0 +1 2.9 5.0 1,370 +2.3%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 857 -0.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 793 -1.7%
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 2.9 5.7 1,570 +4.4%

Ward results

Abbey Ward

Cirencester Abbey Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Harris* 573 75.2 +22.0
Conservative Rebecca Senior 127 16.7 -20.4
Labour Alan Mackenzie 62 8.1 N/A
Majority 446 58.5
Turnout 40.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Blockley Ward

Blockley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Jepson* 394 56.2 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Bella McMillan-Scott 179 25.5 -12.4
Green Clare Turner 128 18.3 N/A
Majority 215 30.7
Turnout 34.2
Conservative hold Swing

Bourton Vale Ward

Bourton Vale Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Keeling* 494 64.4 -8.1
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Lilley 273 35.6 +8.1
Majority 221 28.8
Turnout 35.7
Conservative hold Swing

Bourton Village Ward

Bourton Village Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nick Maunder 470 55.0 +5.8
Conservative Len Wilkins* 385 45.0 -5.8
Majority 85 10.0
Turnout 35.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Campden and Vale Ward

Campden and Vale Ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gina Blomefield 888 49.2 -5.1
Conservative Mark Annett* 829 46.0 -11.7
UKIP Rob McNeil-Wilson 623 34.5 +17.3
Liberal Democrats Marcus Efstratiou 521 28.9 +7.4
Majority 206
Turnout 37.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Chedworth and Churn Valley Ward

Chedworth and Churn Valley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jenny Forde* 586 57.6 +7.5
Independent David Broad 201 19.7 -30.2
Conservative Stephen Senior 180 17.7 -32.2
UKIP Christopher Harlow 52 5.1 N/A
Majority 385 37.9
Turnout 51.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Chesterton Ward

Cirencester Chesterton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roly Hughes* 538 85.5 +39.6
Conservative Diana Mackenzie-Charrington 91 14.5 -17.1
Majority 447 71.0
Turnout 34.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Coln Valley Ward

Coln Valley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ray Theodoulou* 459 58.7 -10.1
Liberal Democrats Joanna Walker 186 23.8 +5.0
Green Michael Poole 137 17.5 +5.2
Majority 273 34.9
Turnout 39.7
Conservative hold Swing

Ermin Ward

Ermin Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julia Judd 464 57.9 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Ed Smith 338 42.1 +9.3
Majority 126 15.8
Turnout 39.9
Conservative hold Swing

Fairford North Ward

Fairford North Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Doherty* 493 69.2 +41.4
Conservative Rob Stead 219 30.8 -20.3
Majority 274 38.4
Turnout 36.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Fosseridge Ward

Fosseridge Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julian Beale* 620 68.7 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Dominique Simpson 282 31.3 +17.0
Majority 338 37.4
Turnout 42.9
Conservative hold Swing

Four Acres Ward

Cirencester Four Acres Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ray Brassington* 407 69.6 +17.1
Conservative Edward Horsfall 140 23.9 -10.5
Labour Richard Guilding 38 6.5 N/A
Majority 267 45.7
Turnout 38.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Grumbolds Ash with Avening Ward

Grumbolds Ash with Avening Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Morgan* 460 61.3 -10.2
Liberal Democrats Nicky Baber 172 22.9 -5.6
Labour Ed Shelton 118 15.7 N/A
Majority 288 38.4
Turnout 37.2
Conservative hold Swing

Kemble Ward

Kemble Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Berry* 538 57.9 -4.3
Green Sabrina Poole 262 28.2 N/A
Labour Sian Smith 68 7.3 N/A
UKIP John Fleming 61 6.6 -3.6
Majority 276 29.7
Turnout 44.2
Conservative hold Swing

Lechlade, Kempsford and Fairford South Ward

Lechlade, Kempsford and Fairford South Ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Andrews* 829 52.0 +2.2
Conservative Steve Trotter 826 51.8 -5.2
Liberal Democrats Kara Wise 483 30.3 +10.2
Green Xanthe Messenger 468 29.4 N/A
Labour Trevor Smith 235 14.7 +1.3
Majority 343
Turnout 33.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Moreton East Ward

Moreton East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rachel Coxcoon 585 62.8 +48.3
Conservative David Cunningham 314 33.7 -33.6
Labour Simon Cohen 33 3.5 -14.7
Majority 271 29.1
Turnout 41.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Moreton West Ward

Moreton West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Clive Webster 468 55.2 +32.1
Conservative Alison Coggins* 380 44.8 -32.1
Majority 88 10.4
Turnout 44.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

New Mills Ward

Cirencester New Mills Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Claire Bloomer 353 75.9 +20.3
Conservative Frederick Hart 112 24.1 -20.3
Majority 241 51.8
Turnout 25.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Northleach Ward

Northleach Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Dale 557 62.2 +27.1
Conservative Jolyon Grey 338 37.8 -19.8
Majority 219 24.4
Turnout 41.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Sandywell Ward

Sandywell Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robin Hughes* 536 67.0 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Harry Chalklin 199 24.9 -4.5
Labour Ian Pillinger 65 8.1 N/A
Majority 337 42.1
Turnout 38.5
Conservative hold Swing

Siddington and Cerney Rural Ward

Siddington and Cerney Rural Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Evemy 565 71.4 +22.9
Conservative Richard Davies 226 28.6 -22.9
Majority 339 42.8
Turnout 38.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

South Cerney Village Ward

South Cerney Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Juliet Layton* 565 83.7 +35.1
Conservative Margaret Saunders 110 16.3 -13.5
Majority 455 67.4
Turnout 33.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Michael's Ward

Cirencester St Michael's Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joe Harris* 554 73.0 +22.9
Conservative Harry Coutts 147 19.4 -12.4
Labour Terence Pomroy 58 7.6 N/A
Majority 407 53.6
Turnout 41.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stow Ward

Stow Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dilys Neill* 577 65.3 +21.4
Conservative Tom Bradley 307 34.7 -21.4
Majority 270 30.6
Turnout 42.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Stratton Ward

Cirencester Stratton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Coleman* 497 57.1 +5.2
Independent Phillip Coleman 223 25.6 N/A
Conservative Malcolm Gilmore 115 13.2 -24.9
Labour Gunther Strait 35 4.0 N/A
Majority 274 31.5
Turnout 42.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Tetbury East and Rural Ward

Tetbury East and Rural Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nikki Ind 603 73.5 N/A
Conservative Maggie Heaven* 217 26.5 -47.0
Majority 386 47.0
Turnout
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Tetbury Town Ward

Tetbury Town Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Hirst* 232 40.3 -6.8
Independent Kevin Painter 231 40.2 +15.5
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Halifax 112 19.5 +11.2
Majority 1 0.1
Turnout 33.6
Conservative hold Swing

Tetbury with Upton Ward

Tetbury with Upton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Norris 334 48.0 -13.5
Independent Georgina Osman 223 32.0 N/A
Labour Jon Easterbrook 76 10.9 -9.0
Liberal Democrats Nigel Bass 63 9.1 -9.5
Majority 111 16.0
Turnout 42.0
Conservative hold Swing

The Ampneys and Hampton Ward

The Ampneys and Hampton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lisa Spivey 727 58.5 +21.5
Conservative David Fowles* 516 41.5 -21.5
Majority 211 17.0
Turnout 57.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The Beeches Ward

Cirencester Beeches
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Robbins* 526 79.6 +40.1
Conservative Robin McCorkell 135 20.4 -15.1
Majority 391 59.2
Turnout 30.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The Rissingtons Ward

The Rissingtons Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Andrew Maclean 375 52.6 +31.9
Conservative Mark Mackenzie-Charrington* 338 47.4 -19.0
Majority 37 5.2
Turnout 36.8
Green gain from Conservative Swing

Watermoor Ward

Cirencester Watermoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gary Selwyn 406 57.8 +9.1
Independent Jenny Hincks* 89 12.7 -36.0
Conservative Christopher Daniels 82 11.7 -21.3
Labour Will Downes-Hall 69 9.8 N/A
UKIP Pete Elliot 57 8.1 -10.1
Majority 317 45.1
Turnout 33.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

By-elections

Fosseridge

Fosseridge, 6 May 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Cunningham 641 63.7 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Dominique Simpson 251 25.0 -6.3
Green Clare Turner 114 11.3 N/A
Majority 390 38.7
Turnout 1,009 47.09
Conservative hold Swing

Campden and Vale

Campden and Vale, 3 February 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Stowe 1,180 56.2 +10.2
Liberal Democrats Danny Loveridge 920 43.8 +14.9
Majority 260 12.4
Turnout 2,100 42.35
Conservative hold Swing

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