The 2019 Mole Valley District Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect approximately one-third of members to Mole Valley District Council in England, coinciding with other local elections held simultaneously across 248 councils in England and all 11 councils in Northern Ireland. The 2019 Mole Valley local election outcomes are outlined below in the summary results chart and the detailed results charts for each ward. The 2019 election results are compared (in terms of percentage points gained or lost) against the results when these wards were last contested four years previously, on the same day as the General Election of May 2015. The difference in the results for certain political parties is stark. This is largely influenced by an excellent result for the Conservatives on their general election winning day in May 2015, but a terrible result for the Conservatives in May 2019 when, nationally, the Government of Theresa May had failed to ‘deliver Brexit’ by the anticipated date of 29 March 2019. But even taking the national backdrops of these two very different local elections into account, it was still a spectacularly poor set of results for the Conservatives in Mole Valley in these 2019 local elections and a very good set of results for the Liberal Democrats. Some Mole Valley wards did not hold a local election in 2019, being contested instead in even-numbered years.[1]

Summary of Results

Mole Valley District Council Election, 2019
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 11 9 0 +9 78.6 50.4 9,680 +21.9
  Conservative 2 0 10 -10 14.3 24.5 4,697 -21.8
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 8.1 1,555 +1.2
  Ashtead Independents 1 1 0 +1 7.1 6.6 1,277 +3.0
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 5.1 988 -6.1
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 3.9 746 +0.4
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.2 234 N/A
  SDP 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 32 N/A

Results by Ward

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Ashtead Village

Ashtead Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ashtead Independent Chris Hunt 1,277 67.3 +35.3
Liberal Democrats Rita Antonelli 236 12.4 +7.6
Conservative Angus Fraser Gillan 219 11.5 -40.6
Green Jacquetta Jane Fewster 85 4.5 +0.3
Labour Clive George Scott 80 4.2 -2.8
Majority 1,041 54.9
Turnout 40.5
Ashtead Independent gain from Conservative

Beare Green

Beare Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Caroline Mary Salmon 355 51.8 +20.1
Conservative Michelle Watson 220 32.1 -7.1
UKIP Ian Bignell 68 9.9 -12.7
Green Muriel Lily Passmore 22 3.2 -3.3
Labour Christine Mary Foster 20 2.9 N/A
Majority 135 19.7
Turnout 44.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Bookham North

Bookham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Martin Adams 1,217 67.6 +43.1
Green Richard Essex 455 25.3 +16.3
Labour Marc Patrick Green 128 7.1 N/A
Majority 762 42.3
Turnout 41.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Bookham South

Bookham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nancy Julia Goodacre 1,321 61.0 +29.8
Conservative John Frederick Chandler 648 29.9 -21.8
Green Damian Michael McDevitt 158 7.3 +0.1
Labour Giles Cawley 40 1.8 N/A
Majority 673 31.1
Turnout 49.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Box Hill & Headley

Box Hill & Headley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Kennaugh Preedy 449 54.8 +14.0
Conservative Malcolm Bailey Ladell 276 33.7 -7.4
UKIP Marion Caroline Woodville 95 11.6 -12.8
Majority 173 21.1
Turnout 51.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland

Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul James Potter 787 45.8 +8.9
Conservative John Edwin Muggeridge 636 37.0 -8.5
Green Roger Abbot 260 15.1 +9.8
Labour Kevin Alan Stroud 35 2.0 -1.8
Majority 151 8.8
Turnout 48.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Capel, Leigh and Newdigate

Capel, Leigh and Newdigate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lesley Jean Bushnell 835 50.9 +34.5
Conservative Corinna Osborne-Patterson 586 35.7 -20.4
UKIP Geoff Cox 154 9.4 -8.7
Green John Francis Roche 65 4.0 -5.3
Majority 269 15.2
Turnout 49.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Charlwood

Charlwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Iain Yarwood 282 46.4 -17.2
Green Lisa Claire Scott 171 28.1 +21.7
UKIP Marjorie Joan Dixon 86 14.1 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Timothy Edward Brooks 69 11.3 -0.5
Majority 111 18.3
Turnout 33.4
Conservative hold Swing

Dorking South

Dorking South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen John Cooksey 1,632 67.6 +27.9
Conservative Roger Edwin Riseley Jones 450 18.6 -17.2
Labour James Rushcombe Stringer 172 7.1 -0.2
UKIP Michael John Hird Foulston 159 6.6 -1.4
Majority 1,182 49.0
Turnout 42.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Holmwoods

Holmwoods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Claire Philomena Malcolmson 912 54.3 +4.1
Conservative Fiona Gail Meadows 336 20.0 -10.7
UKIP Margaret Mary Curran 196 11.7 -0.8
Green Tracey Harwood 120 7.2 +0.6
Labour Laurence Paul Nasskau 80 4.8 N/A
SDP Pip English 32 1.9 N/A
Majority 576 34.3
Turnout 35.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Leatherhead North

Leatherhead North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keira Rowena Vyvyan-Robinson 726 42.6 +13.3
Conservative Paul Patrick Purcell 564 33.1 -0.9
Labour Mark John Coote 175 10.3 -4.3
UKIP David Gordon Payne 154 9.0 -9.3
Green Vicki Elcoate 87 5.1 +1.2
Majority 162 9.5
Turnout 32.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Leith Hill

Leith Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hazel Valerie Ann Watson 532 76.1 +32.2
Conservative David Karim Mir 138 19.7 -27.9
Green Lucy Jane Barford 29 4.1 -0.3
Majority 394 56.4
Turnout 53.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Mickleham, Westhumble & Pixham

Mickleham, Westhumble & Pixham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elsie Rosam 440 53.1 +13.7
Independent David Campbell Irvine 234 28.3 -18.1
Conservative Gavin Timothy Charles Musgrave 102 12.3 -34.1
Green Susan McGrath 36 4.3 -3.2
Labour Kim Rosslyn Coote 16 1.9 N/A
Majority 206 24.8
Turnout 54.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Note: David Campbell Irvine was the sitting councillor, having been elected as a Conservative in 2015.

Okewood

Okewood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helyn Clack 240 43.5 -11.9
Liberal Democrats Steven Robert Round 169 30.6 +17.7
UKIP Leigh Jones 76 13.8 -3.8
Green Jennifer Lindsay Smith 67 12.1 -2.1
Majority 71 12.9
Turnout 38.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Mole Valley District Council". BBC. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ "District Elections May 2019 - Mole Valley Results". Mole Valley District Council. Archived from the original on 26 December 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.