The 2019 Vale of White Horse District Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Vale of White Horse District Council in England. This was held on the same day as other local elections as part of the 2019 United Kingdom local elections. The election saw a landslide for the Liberal Democrats, who regained control of the council from the Conservatives after having previously lost control in 2011.[1]

Election results

Vale of White Horse Local Election Result 2019
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 31 22 0 22 Increase 55.4 21,421
  Conservative 6 0 23 23 Decrease 31.2 12,088
  Labour 0 0 0 0 6.8 2,636
  Green 1 1 0 1 Increase 5.1 1,965
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 1.3 485
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.3 103

Ward Results

Abingdon Abbey Northcourt (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Helen Pighills* 1,417 72.9
Green Cheryl Karen Briggs 1,250 64.3
Conservative Katie Anne Finch* 449 23.1
Conservative Dennis Edward Garrett 439 22.6
Turnout 1,967 41.94
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Green gain from Conservative Swing
Abingdon Caldecott (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Samantha Bowring 1,154 56.0
Liberal Democrats Neil Fawcett 1,153 56.0
Conservative Alice Elizabeth Badcock* 654 31.8
Conservative Mike Badcock* 617 30.0
Labour Jon Bounds 296 14.4
Turnout 2,124 37.93
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Abingdon Dunmore (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Louise Crick* 1,367 65.0
Liberal Democrats Andy Foulsham 1,300 61.8
Conservative Sandy Lovatt* 602 28.6
Conservative David James Pope 587 27.9
Labour Paul Anthony Burton 174 8.3
Turnout 2,135 45.86
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Abingdon Fitzharris (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eric Richmond de la Harpe 1,172 58.8
Liberal Democrats Robert James Maddison 1,155 58.0
Conservative Monica Mary Lovatt* 639 32.1
Conservative Christopher Francis Palmer* 569 28.5
Labour Marek Tadeusz Dryzmalski 158 7.9
Turnout 2,046 42.68
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Abingdon Peachcroft (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Pighills 1,407 63.7
Liberal Democrats Max Thompson 1,372 62.1
Conservative Vicky Jenkins* 689 31.2
Conservative Simon Peter John Hutton 629 28.5
Independent George Douglas Ryall 103 4.7
Turnout 2,243 42.61
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

George Ryall was the Labour candidate, but appeared on the ballot paper without a party description due to an administrative error.[2]

Blewbury & Harwell (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hayleigh Marie Gascoigne 1,502 61.0
Liberal Democrats Sarah Ann Medley 1,452 59.0
Conservative Reg Waite* 698 28.4
Conservative Mike Johnston 683 27.7
UKIP David Roberts 219 8.9
Turnout 2,484 41.24
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Botley & Sunningwell (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Emily Smith* 1,336 63.0
Liberal Democrats Debby Hallett* 1,329 62.7
Conservative Michael Francis Murray 338 16.0
Conservative James Moreton Wakeley 319 15.1
Green Katherine Elizabeth Phillips 288 13.6
Labour Erica Elizabeth Davis 271 12.8
Labour Maurice Paul O'Donoghue 222 10.5
Turnout 2,141 43.61
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Cumnor (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alison Elizabeth Jenner 1,347 63.5
Liberal Democrats Judy Roberts* 1,321 62.3
Conservative Alison Mary Thomson 591 27.9
Conservative Oliver Langton Wright 543 25.6
Labour Mileva Bella Bond 214 10.1
Turnout 2,145 43.11
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Drayton (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andy Cooke 653 73.9 +38.4
Conservative Justin Richard Gilroy 231 26.1 -11.7
Turnout 900 35.41
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Faringdon (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bethia Jane Thomas 1,132 56.0
Liberal Democrats David Andrew Grant 933 46.2
Conservative David James Barron 509 25.2
Conservative David Price 469 23.2
Labour Al Cane 368 18.2
Green Liz Swallow 228 11.3
Labour Steve Leniec 206 10.2
Turnout 2,046 34.90
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Grove North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ron Batstone 605 49.5
Liberal Democrats Ruth Isabel Molyneaux 572 46.8
Conservative Ben Mabbett* 399 32.6
Conservative Chris McCarthy* 316 25.8
Labour Dave Gernon 158 12.9
UKIP Martin Freeman 151 12.3
Turnout 1,235 31.04
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Hendreds (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Shelley 430 57.0 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Farrell 324 43.0 +31.8
Turnout 773 33.92
Conservative hold Swing
Kennington & Radley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bob Johnston* 1,526 71.9
Liberal Democrats Diana Lugova 1,349 63.6
Conservative Ed Blagrove* 674 31.8
Conservative Julia Lorraine Reynolds 462 21.8
Turnout 2,158 42.99
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Kingston Bagpuize (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Batts* Unopposed
Turnout N/A N/A
Conservative hold Swing
Marcham (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Catherine Margaret Webber* 594 70.7 +22.1
Conservative Dianna Rose Swale 246 29.3 -10.8
Turnout 853 34.06
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ridgeway (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dr Paul Barrow 504 50.2 +30.5
Conservative Amos Gordon Lundie 499 49.8 -15.6
Turnout 1,035 41.97
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Stanford (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nathan Boyd 528 48.0 -11.1
Liberal Democrats Philipa Grace Mugleston 218 19.8 +7.1
Green Kevin Frederick Middleton 199 18.1 N/A
Labour John Kenneth Williams 155 14.1 -14.1
Turnout 1,132 39.86
Conservative hold Swing
Steventon & the Hanneys (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew David Barber* 512 48.2 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Jennie Corrigan 436 41.0 +27.8
UKIP Peter Shields 115 10.8 -3.6
Turnout 1,080 35.56
Conservative hold Swing
Sutton Courtenay (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard John Webber 700 75.9 +63.5
Conservative Christopher Charles Campbell 222 24.1 -23.7
Turnout 935 39.07
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Thames (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jerry Avery 531 53.0 +24.4
Conservative Anthony Robert Hayward 470 47.0 -23.2
Turnout 1,023 39.05
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Wantage & Grove Brook (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jenny Hannaby* 1,215 62.2
Liberal Democrats Amos Duveen 939 48.1
Conservative James Anthony Goodman 596 30.5
Conservative Peter Giles Henry Kirby-Harris 493 25.2
Labour Jean Elizabeth Nunn-Price 378 19.3
Turnout 1,977 34.36
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Wantage Charlton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Crawford 1,163 60.5
Liberal Democrats Patrick Martin O'Leary 1,159 60.3
Conservative Charlotte Emma Carolyn Dixon* 541 28.1
Conservative Charles St John Dixon* 501 26.1
Labour Richard Francis Joseph Heron 270 14.0
Turnout 1,956 37.75
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Watchfield & Shrivenham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elaine Linda Ware* 1,178 63.2
Conservative Simon Paul Howell* 1,133 60.8
Liberal Democrats Björn Hugh Henry Watson 472 25.3
Liberal Democrats Brian George Sadler 416 22.3
Labour Peter Stone 194 10.4
Labour James Sweeten 142 7.6
Turnout 1,897 34.50
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Wootton (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Val Shaw 646 62.2 +24.3
Conservative Dina Black 393 37.8 -13.6
Turnout 1,056 39.39
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

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By-elections 2019-2023

Grove North, 6 May 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Mabbett 704 44.9 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Andy Przybysz 575 36.7 -10.1
Labour Marci Sandels 191 12.2 -0.7
Green Viral Patel 98 6.3 N/A
Turnout 1,585 34.47 +3.43
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Lib Dems win council control from Tories". May 3, 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ George Ryall [@GRyall] (3 May 2019). "Yes, there was a mix up with paperwork" (Tweet). Retrieved 16 November 2020 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Vale of White Horse Council 2019 Candidate List". Retrieved 2 May 2019.