2021 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

← 2019 6 May 2021

One third (21) of 63 seats on the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 19 seats, 58.9% 1 seat, 9.8% 3 seats, 18.1%
Current seats 48 4 3
Seats needed Steady Increase28 Increase29

 
Party Democrats and Veterans Independent
Last election 0 seats, 1.7% 0 seats, 1.9%
Current seats 0 4
Seats needed Increase32 Steady

Barnsley UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2021 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

Incumbent council control

Majority administration
Labour



The 2021 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place in 2021 to elect members of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in England. It took place on the same day as other local elections.[1] The election was originally due to take place in May 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Results summary

2021 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 17 Decrease 1 81.0 32 49 76.6 19,309 40.4 +5.5
  Liberal Democrats 3 Increase 3 14.3 4 7 10.9 5,623 11.8 -5.1
  Conservative 1 Steady 4.8 2 3 4.7 11,975 25.1 +12.3
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 2 2 3.1 1,122 2.3 -6.8
  Democrats and Veterans 0 Steady 0.0 2 2 3.1 0 N/A N/A
  Barnsley Independent 0 Decrease 2 0.0 1 1 1.6 5,041 10.6 +6.0
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 3,152 6.6 +1.4
  SDP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 461 1.0 New
  English Democrat 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 339 0.7 -2.5
  Yorkshire 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 233 0.5 -3.0
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 182 0.4 New
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 166 0.3 New
  For Britain 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 98 0.2 New
  Keep Equality Safe 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 75 0.2 New

Ward Results

Central ward

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Summer Risebury 964 48.88 +4.7
Conservative Adrian Thompson 529 26.83 +9.7
Green Ian Guest 366 18.56 -9.4
Liberal Democrats Catherine Rogerson 113 5.73 -5.0
Majority 435 22.05
Turnout 1,972 23.87
Total votes 1,989
Registered electors 8,373
Labour hold Swing

Cudworth ward

Cudworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Houghton 1,368 66.9 +5.2
Conservative Mark Brook 316 15.5 -0.4
Barnsley Independent Mark Arnold 285 13.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Waters 75 3.7 -18.8
Majority 1,052
Turnout 2,044
Total votes
Registered electors 8,307
Labour hold Swing

Darfield ward

Darfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Osborne 1,166 50.0 +16.2
Conservative Benjamin Harrison 600 25.7 +17.3
Barnsley Independent Victoria Semley 372 15.9 N/A
For Britain Graham Stringer 98 4.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Kevin Bennett 77 3.3 -6.8
Independent Kris Tonkinson 21 0.9 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Darton East ward

Darton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mat Crisp 1,119 38.8 -31.7
Labour Dave Webster 722 25.0 +3.1
Barnsley Independent Sharon Love 587 20.3 N/A
Conservative John Miller 323 11.2 +3.6
Green Kirsty Mcara-Marsh 135 4.7 N/A
Majority
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Darton West ward

Darton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alice Cave 1,051 37.5 -2.2
Conservative Marie Bates 914 32.6 +10.4
Green Tom Heyes 755 26.9 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Waters 85 3.0 -10.6
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Dearne North ward

Dearne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy Cain 1,052 61.1 +4.8
Conservative George Hill 412 23.9 +14.5
English Democrat Maxine Spencer 162 9.4 -24.8
Liberal Democrats Simon Hulme 49 2.8 N/A
SDP Savannah Jarvis 47 2.7 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Dearne South ward

Dearne South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Coates 1,364 60.2 +24.9
Conservative Jacob Grifffin 398 17.6 +12.4
SDP David Jarvis 359 15.8 N/A
English Democrat Janus Polenceusz 74 3.3 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Linda Fielding 70 3.1 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Dodworth ward

Dodworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Wray 804 26.2 -19.4
Barnsley Independent Phillip Birkinshaw 757 24.7 N/A
Labour Emma Johnson-Henshaw 677 22.1 -0.5
Conservative Lee Ogden 651 21.2 +13.8
Green Rebecca Trotman 178 5.8 N/A
Majority
Liberal Democrats gain from Barnsley Independent Swing

Hoyland Milton ward

Hoyland Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Stowe 1,153 39.6 -4.4
Conservative David White 1,040 35.7 +24.9
Independent Daniel Simpson 331 11.4 -20.0
Green John Evans 232 8.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Glenn Lawrence 99 3.4 -5.4
TUSC Angela Waller 60 2.1 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Kingstone ward

Kingstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pooja Ramchandani 699 38.1 +0.9
Barnsley Independent Peter Doyle 396 21.6 -8.3
Conservative Ian Levitt-Smillie 310 16.9 +10.4
Green Peter Giles 181 9.9 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Philip Wright 123 6.7 -0.9
Independent Carlo Turner 85 4.6 N/A
TUSC Tracey-Ann Holland 41 2.2 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Monk Bretton ward

Monk Bretton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Green 1,260 54.6 +25.5
Conservative Michael Toon 486 21.0 +16.4
Barnsley Independent Gary McNair 415 18.0 N/A
Green Chris Scarfe 102 4.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Matthew Nicholson 46 2.0 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

North East ward

North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeff Ennis 1,268 49.2 +13.0
Barnsley Independent Raymond Archer 746 28.9 -3.9
Conservative Samuel Wilkinson 498 19.3 +9.8
Liberal Democrats Sam Christmas 65 2.5 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Old Town ward

Old Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phil Lofts 1,084 43.1 +8.0
Conservative Clive Watkinson 578 23.0 +14.0
Barnsley Independent Liam Hardcastle 390 15.5 N/A
Green Gillian Nixon 203 8.1 -4.5
Independent Donald Wood 124 4.9 -29.1
Liberal Democrats Will Fielding 112 4.4 -4.9
TUSC Estelle Mageean 26 1.0 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Penistone East ward

Penistone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wilson 1,954 45.6 +6.2
Liberal Democrats Susan Waters 1,034 24.1 -2.8
Labour Alex Burnett 988 23.1 +5.7
Green Kate Raynor 309 7.2 N/A
Majority
Conservative hold Swing

Penistone West ward

Penistone West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mandy Lowe-Flello 1,444 37.4 -6.3
Conservative Martin Bancroft 1,172 30.3 +9.5
Labour Sarah Grainger 745 19.3 +6.5
Green Richard Trotman 338 8.7 +1.7
Reform UK Edward Dillingham 166 4.3 N/A
Majority
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Rockingham ward

Rockingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicola Sumner 1,085 39.1 +2.6
Conservative Roy Garratt 1,084 39.1 +28.0
Green James Grinham 289 10.4 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Nugent 124 4.5 +0.5
TUSC Karen Fletcher 115 4.2 N/A
Keep Equality Safe Party Andy Belk 75 2.7 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Nicola Sumner won on the toss of a coin. In the result this is shown as her winning an extra vote.

Royston ward

Royston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caroline Makinson 1,034 43.5 -5.9
Barnsley Independent Kirk Harper 700 29.5 -9.5
Conservative Michael Davies 422 17.8 +6.1
Independent Neil Fisher 95 4.0 N/A
Green Simon Layton 78 3.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Patrick Smith 46 1.9 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

St Helen's ward

St Helen's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Tattersall 983 56.9 -4.4
Conservative Donna Cutts 330 19.1 +7.6
Yorkshire Mick Chambers 233 13.5 N/A
Green Alan Jones 91 5.3 -22.0
Liberal Democrats Sarah Booth 52 3.0 N/A
SDP Steve Vajda 38 2.2 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Stairfoot ward

Stairfoot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Dyson 895 38.0 +2.2
Independent Wayne Johnson 689 29.3 N/A
Barnsley Independent Kay Thewlis 364 15.5 -38.4
Conservative Elizabeth Hill 363 15.4 +9.2
Liberal Democrats James Kitching 42 1.8 -2.4
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Wombwell ward

Wombwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Higginbottom 1,346 55.4 +1.0
Conservative Alex Wilkinson 648 26.7 +25.2
Green Simon Kusners 127 5.2 N/A
Independent Amy Stewart 108 4.4 N/A
English Democrat Jon Seymour 103 4.2 -7.0
Liberal Democrats Susan Rose 79 3.3 -4.9
SDP Rachel Thompson 17 0.7 N/A
Majority
Labour hold Swing

Worsbrough ward

Worsbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Bowser 827 37.3 +4.4
Barnsley Independent Gillian Carr 775 35.0 N/A
Conservative Michael Barraclough 485 21.9 +12.4
Liberal Democrats Sarah Calvert 129 5.8 -1.9
Majority
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local government elections". www.local.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Local elections postponed for a year over coronavirus". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.