2019 Plymouth City Council election
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19 of the 57 seats to Plymouth City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Tudor Evans Ian Bowyer None
Party Labour Conservative Independent
Leader's seat Ham Eggbuckland
Last election 31 26 0
Seats before 30 26 1
Seats won 10 9 0
Seats after 31 25 1
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 23,392 23,076 1,156
Percentage 37.4% 36.9% 1.8%

Plymouth City Council election 2019 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2019 Plymouth City Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2019 Plymouth City Council election was held on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England.

The Labour Party took control of the council after the 2018 election, with thirty-one members and a working majority. Labour defended nine seats, and the Conservatives defended ten. Labour won the election, winning ten of the nineteen seats up for election, with the Conservatives winning the other nine.

Background

Plymouth City Council held local elections on 2 May 2019 along with councils across England as part of the 2019 local elections. The council elects its councillors in thirds, with a third being up for election every year for three years, with no election each fourth year to correspond with councillors' four-year terms.[1][2] Councillors defending their seats in this election were previously elected in 2015. In that election, ten Conservative candidates and nine Labour candidates were elected.

Following the 2018 Plymouth City Council election, the council has been controlled by the Labour Party, initially with thirty-one councillors.

Labour held its seat in a subsequent by-election in Stoke ward, which took place in July 2018. As the councillor who stood down was elected in the same cycle as 2019, Jemima Laing, the winner of the by-election, was the incumbent up for re-election.[3] Kevin Neil, who was elected in 2018, was suspended from the Labour Party when a police investigation was launched into him. He continues to sit as an independent following the closure of the police investigation, pending an internal investigation by the party.[4]

Labour and the Conservatives contested all nineteen seats up for election, whilst the Liberal Democrats stood seventeen candidates and the UK Independence Party stood twelve.[5]

Overall results

After 2018 election Before 2019 election After 2019 election
Party Seats Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 31 Labour 30 Labour 31
Conservative 26 Conservative 26 Conservative 25
Independent 0 Independent 1 Independent 1
2019 Plymouth City Council election[6]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 10 Increase 1 52.6 21 31 54.4 23,392 37.4 –6.6
  Conservative 9 Decrease 1 47.4 16 25 43.9 23,076 36.9 –7.8
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 1.7 1,156 1.8 +1.3
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 7,072 11.3 –8.6
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 4,416 7.0 +3.6
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,416 3.9 –2.3
  Active for Plymouth 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 779 1.2 New
  Socialist Alternative 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 346 0.6 New
  Vivamus 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 20 0.1 ±0.0

Note: All changes in vote share are in comparison to the corresponding 2015 election.

Ward results

Asterisks denote sitting councillors seeking re-election.

Budshead

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Drean* 1,547 47.0 Increase5.8
Labour Charlotte Cree 1,081 32.9 Increase2.9
UKIP John McCarthy 504 15.3 Decrease5.6
Active For Plymouth Stephen Minns 157 4.8 N/A
Majority 466 14.2 Increase3.0
Turnout 3,289
Conservative hold Swing Increase1.5

Compton

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Kelly 1,497 40.7 Decrease3.7
Labour Liz Nicolls 1,352 36.7 Increase9.2
UKIP Michael Snelling 460 12.5 Decrease1.3
Liberal Democrats Stuart Spicer 373 10.1 Increase4.3
Majority 145 3.9 Decrease13.0
Turnout 3,682
Conservative hold Swing Decrease6.5

Devonport

Location of Devonport ward
Location of Devonport ward
Devonport 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Coker* 1,438 46.3 Increase6.3
Conservative Sandy Borthwick 630 20.3 Decrease7.4
UKIP Richard Ellison 628 20.2 Decrease0.7
Green Andy Pratt 238 7.7 Increase1.7
Liberal Democrats Fleur Ball 169 5.4 Increase1.2
Majority 808 26.0 Increase13.3
Turnout 3,103
Labour hold Swing Increase6.7

Drake

Location of Drake ward
Location of Drake ward
Drake 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chaz Singh* 859 44.7 Increase6.4
Independent Steve Ricketts 846 44.0 N/A
Conservative Mark Thompson 102 5.3 Decrease23.3
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Hall 90 4.7 Decrease0.5
Active For Plymouth Jules Popescu 26 1.4 N/A
Majority 13 0.7 Decrease9.0
Turnout 1,923
Labour hold Swing N/A

Efford and Lipson

Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Efford and Lipson 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauline Murphy* 1,714 54.4 Increase13.2
UKIP Stephen Austin 612 19.4 Decrease0.5
Conservative Brett Carr 583 18.5 Decrease6.9
Liberal Democrats Alex Primmer 243 7.7 Increase3.7
Majority 1,102 35.0 Increase19.2
Turnout 3,152
Labour hold Swing Increase6.8

Eggbuckland

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lynda Bowyer* 1,893 52.8 Increase4.8
Labour Co-op John Petrie 808 22.5 Decrease3.4
UKIP Wendy Noble 660 18.4 Decrease2.0
Liberal Democrats Richard Simpson 227 6.3 N/A
Majority 1,085 30.2 Increase8.1
Turnout 3,588
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.1

Ham

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Tudor Evans* 1,441 45.9 Increase7.3
UKIP Michael Arthur 633 20.2 Decrease6.6
Conservative Tim Blazevic 605 19.3 Decrease6.7
Active For Plymouth Jason Shopland 287 9.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mike Gillbard 157 5.0 Increase0.6
Socialist Alternative Nik Brookson 16 0.5 N/A
Majority 808 25.7 Increase14.5
Turnout 3,139
Labour hold Swing Increase7.0

Honicknowle

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Mark Lowry* 1,499 48.8 Increase7.1
UKIP Ivor Lucas 747 24.3 Decrease5.4
Conservative Nikki Bale 642 20.9 Increase2.8
Liberal Democrats Lloyd Jones 121 3.9 N/A
Socialist Alternative Samuel Taylor-Wickenden 61 2.0 N/A
Majority 752 24.5 Increase12.5
Turnout 3,070
Labour hold Swing Increase6.3

Moor View

Location of Moor View ward
Location of Moor View ward
Moor View 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Riley 1,311 36.9 Increase1.4
Labour Merika Kindlon 1,233 34.7 Increase4.4
UKIP John Baddeley 670 18.9 Decrease4.2
Independent Arthur Watson 171 4.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jim Spencer 168 4.7 Increase0.2
Majority 78 2.2 Decrease5.8
Turnout 3,553
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.9

Peverell

Location of Peverell ward
Location of Peverell ward
Peverell 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Allen 1,902 41.3 Increase12.1
Conservative John Mahony* 1,710 37.1 Decrease5.8
UKIP Paul McAuley 385 8.4 Decrease3.9
Green Nicholas Casley 355 7.7 Decrease0.4
Liberal Democrats Richard Lawrie 233 5.1 Decrease0.8
Vivamus Bernard Toolan 20 0.4 Decrease0.3
Majority 192 4.2 N/A
Turnout 4,605
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase9.0

Plympton Erle

Location of Plympton Erle ward
Location of Plympton Erle ward
Plympton Erle 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terri Beer* 1,468 62.7 Increase14.8
Labour Co-op Andrew Wade 544 23.2 Increase3.5
Liberal Democrats Dennis Draper 330 14.1 Increase7.5
Majority 924 39.5 Increase11.3
Turnout 2,342
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.7

Plympton St Mary

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Nicholson* 2,634 72.6 Increase13.4
Labour Co-op Paul McNamara 623 17.2 Increase0.1
Liberal Democrats Thomas Heard 373 10.3 N/A
Majority 2,011 55.4 Increase13.8
Turnout 3,630 37.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase6.7

Plymstock Dunstone

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Churchill* 1,947 57.6 Increase8.9
Labour Ben Davy 795 23.5 Increase7.1
Liberal Democrats Sima Davarian 636 18.8 Increase12.6
Majority 1,152 34.1 Increase10.6
Turnout 3,378 36.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase0.9

Plymstock Radford

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathy Watkin 1,866 50.0 Increase0.7
Labour Baz Ahmed 853 22.9 Decrease0.2
Green Matthew Faith 594 15.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Roy Plumley 419 11.2 N/A
Majority 1,013 27.1 Increase3.6
Turnout 3,732 35.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase0.5

Southway

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Deacon* 1,423 40.7 Increase5.8
Labour Sally Cresswell 1,314 37.6 Increase4.0
UKIP William Bertram 563 16.1 Decrease6.5
Liberal Democrats Jacqui Spencer 198 5.7 N/A
Majority 109 3.1 Increase1.8
Turnout 3,498 35.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase0.9

St Budeaux

Location of St Budeaux ward
Location of St Budeaux ward
St Budeaux 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Wheeler* 1,181 40.0 Increase1.0
Conservative Pat Patel 985 33.4 Increase5.3
UKIP Ross Horton 680 23.1 Decrease4.1
Socialist Alternative Andrew White 103 3.5 N/A
Majority 196 6.6 Decrease4.3
Turnout 2,949 30.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.2

St Peter and the Waterfront

Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
St Peter and the Waterfront 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Chris Penberthy* 1,528 43.5 Increase7.9
Conservative Shannon Burden 697 19.8 Decrease8.8
UKIP Hugh Davies 530 15.1 Decrease0.5
Green James Ellwood 355 10.1 Decrease1.5
Liberal Democrats Hugh Janes 219 6.2 Increase1.0
Independent Tim Francis 139 4.0 N/A
Socialist Alternative Ryan Aldred 47 1.3 N/A
Majority 831 23.6 Increase16.6
Turnout 3,515 30.2
Labour hold Swing Increase8.3

Stoke

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jemima Laing* 1,544 47.1
Conservative Chip Tofan 866 26.4
Green Ian Poyser 434 13.2
Liberal Democrats Connor Clarke 227 6.9
Active For Plymouth Alina Zanosche 206 6.3
Majority 678 20.7
Turnout 3,277 33.2
Labour hold Swing

Sutton and Mount Gould

Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Sutton and Mount Gould 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Dann* 1,683 53.7
Conservative Dan Collins 670 21.4
Green Mike Kewish 440 14.0
Liberal Democrats Peter York 233 7.1
Socialist Alternative Roxy Castell 119 3.8
Majority 1,013 32.3
Turnout 3,135 31.7
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local government structure and elections". GOV.UK. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Election Timetable in England" (PDF).
  3. ^ O'Leary, Miles (27 July 2018). "Labour hold Stoke ward seat in Plymouth by-election". plymouthherald. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  4. ^ Eve, Carl (25 September 2018). "Police investigation into suspended Labour councillor dropped". plymouthherald. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  5. ^ Oldfield, Edward (5 April 2019). "Every person standing for election in Plymouth listed". plymouthherald. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Local election results 2019". Plymouth City Council. Archived from the original on 26 October 2019.