2021 Fareham Borough Council election
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Half of seats (15 of 31) to Fareham Borough Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Seán Woodward Roger Price
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 13 (23 total) 2 (5 total)
Seat change Increase1 Steady0
Percentage 56% 22%
Swing Increase4% Decrease2%

Fareham UK local election 2021 map.svg

Elections to Fareham Borough Council took place on 6 May 2021, as part of the 2021 United Kingdom local elections. These elections were originally scheduled for 2020 but were suspended for a year due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Following the previous elections, in 2018 the council consisted of 24 Conservatives, 5 Liberal Democrats, 1 Independent member and 1 UKIP member. Since the Conservatives regained majority control of the council in 1999, the Liberal Democrats had formed the main opposition.

Background

In January 2020, opposition Liberal Democrat councillor Shaun Cunningham left the party to sit as an independent citing the party's poor general election results. [1] Two months later, in March 2020, two Conservative councillors, Leslie Keeble and Keith Barton left their party. These three councillors alongside the other independent councillor Jack Englefield and the former UKIP councillor, Carolyn Heneghan, formed a new independent opposition group. In late March 2021, a dispute between council leader Sean Woodward and Geoff Fazackarley led to Fazackarley also parting with the Conservatives and joining the independent opposition group. With six members, this group has replaced the four-strong Liberal Democrat group as the main opposition on the council.[2][3][4]

The Statement of Persons Nominated was published on 9 April 2021.[5]

Results

2021 Fareham Borough Council election[6]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 13 Increase 1 86.7 10 23 74.2 20,374 56.2 +2.1
  Liberal Democrats 2 Steady 13.3 3 5 16.1 7,984 22.0 -6.4
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 3 3 9.7 2,798 7.7 +4.2
  Labour 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 4,472 12.3 -0.6
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 477 1.3 +0.4
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 87 0.2 New
  Workers Party 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 63 0.2 New
  UKIP 0 Decrease 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 N/A N/A -0.2

Results by Ward

Fareham East

Fareham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Katrina Kathleen Trott* 1,204 47.1 -8.2
Conservative Stephen Paul Ingram 950 37.2 +4.7
Labour Gemma Oughton 296 11.6 -0.6
Independent Paul Sturgess 105 4.1 +4.1
Majority 254 9.9 -12.9
Turnout 2,555
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -6.5

Fareham North

Fareham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Louise Elizabeth Clubley* 1,121 49.9 -1.9
Independent Jean Wigmore 536 23.9 +23.9
Liberal Democrats Ciaran Urry-Tuttiett 206 9.2 -17.4
Labour Nicholas John Knight 205 9.1 -3.2
Green David Barton Harrison 178 7.9 -1.4
Majority 585 26.0 +0.9
Turnout 2,246
Conservative hold Swing -12.9

Fareham North West

Fareham North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fred Birkett* 1,009 55.9 +12.3
Independent Jan Mondey 309 17.1 +17.1
Labour Gemma Furnivall 305 16.9 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Dominic Leung Yan Wong 181 10.0 +0.7
Majority 700 38.8 +18.4
Turnout 1,804
Conservative hold Swing -2.1

Fareham South

Fareham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Gregory 802 46.0 +2.0
Labour Andrew Peter Mooney 361 20.7 -0.9
Independent Keith Alexander Barton* 238 13.6 -30.4
Liberal Democrats James Fowler 194 11.1 +1.6
Green Nick Lyle 150 8.6 +8.6
Majority 441 32.3 +13.3
Turnout 1,745
Conservative hold Swing +1.5

Keith Barton (Independent) was the leader of the Independent Group (6 councillors) on Fareham Council.

Fareham West

Fareham West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tina Lesley Ellis* 1,571 67.0 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Rowena Rose 311 13.3 -1.6
Labour Verden Alluin Meldrum 228 9.7 -5.5
Green John Peter Vivian 149 6.4 +6.4
Reform UK Steve Richards 87 3.7 +3.7
Majority 1,260 53.7 -0.9
Turnout 2,346
Conservative hold Swing -0.7

Hill Head

Hill Head
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kay Mandry* 1,720 59.5 +7.8
Liberal Democrats David John Hamilton 710 24.6 +13.3
Labour Ivan Lincoln Gray 292 10.1 +2.9
Independent Gerald Clayton Drabble 170 5.9 +5.9
Majority 1,010 34.9 +13.2
Turnout 2,892
Conservative hold Swing -2.8

Locks Heath

Locks Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Roy Daniells 1,614 69.4 -2.8
Labour Angela Carr 392 16.9 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Darren Alderson-Hall 318 13.7 +13.7
Majority 1,226 52.6 -4.7
Turnout 2,324
Conservative hold Swing -2.4

Park Gate

Park Gate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon David Martin* 1,440 56.7 -9.8
Labour John Michael Boyle 396 15.6 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Graham Stanley Everdell 366 14.4 +14.4
Independent Bob Murphy 276 10.9 +10.9
Workers Party David George William Gilbert Smith 63 2.5 +2.5
Majority 1,044 41.1 -6.6
Turnout 2,541
Conservative hold Swing -3.3

Portchester East

Portchester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jean Kelly 1,569 44.4 -1.1
Conservative Melojane Herbert 1,417 40.1 +1.3
Labour Richard Edward Ryan 402 11.4 -4.3
Independent Trevor Alford 145 4.1 -34.7
Majority 152 4.3 -2.4
Turnout 3,533
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -1.2

Portchester West

Portchester West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas John Walker* 1,211 54.2 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Ashley Stephen Brown 788 35.3 -2.6
Labour Leslie Charles Ricketts 235 10.5 +0.6
Majority 423 18.9 +4.7
Turnout 2,234
Conservative hold Swing +2.4

Sarisbury

Sarisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joanne Bull 1,529 60.5 -11.1
Independent Geoffrey Ian Townley 417 16.5 +16.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Davison 335 13.3 -1.7
Labour James Michael Webb 245 9.7 -3.7
Majority 1,112 47.3 -9.4
Turnout 2,526
Conservative hold Swing -13.8

Stubbington

Stubbington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pal Kaur Hayre 1,443 54.6 +24.5
Liberal Democrats Jimmy Roberts 834 31.5 +1.5
Labour Tom Fowler 196 7.4 +2.6
Independent Carolyn Heneghan* 171 6.5 -28.5
Majority 609 23.0 +18.1
Turnout 2,644
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing +11.5

Titchfield

Titchfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tiffany Georgina Harper* 1,579 69.2 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Justin Grimley 368 16.1 +0.1
Labour Michael Alan Prior 336 14.7 -1.6
Majority 1,211 53.0 +1.6
Turnout 2,283
Conservative hold Swing +0.7

Titchfield Common

Titchfield Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Pankhurst* 1,222 56.3 -3.4
Independent Aimee Jane White 431 19.9 +19.9
Labour James Wilson Carr 271 12.5 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Sandra Lynn Abrams 245 11.3 -6.4
Majority 791 36.5 -5.6
Turnout 2,169
Conservative hold Swing -11.7

Warsash

Warsash
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael John Ford* 1,746 72.4 -5.8
Liberal Democrats Jim Palmer 355 14.7 +9.2
Labour Antony John 312 12.9 +4.3
Majority 1,391 57.6 -11.8
Turnout 2,413
Conservative hold Swing -7.5

References

  1. ^ "Fareham Liberal Democrat councillor resigns from party citing 'huge' impact of general election results". www.portsmouth.co.uk.
  2. ^ "New political group launched in Fareham after councillors' clash with leader Sean Woodward". www.portsmouth.co.uk.
  3. ^ Hunt, Natalie. "Fareham Borough Council – New party formed after Councillor leaves the Conservative Group | Business South".
  4. ^ "Councillor 'resigns' from ruling Tory group - but leader says he was expelled". Daily Echo. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Fareham Borough Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ Council, Fareham Borough (7 November 2012). "Election results by party, 6 May 2021". moderngov.fareham.gov.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
Preceded by
2018 Fareham Council election
Fareham local elections Succeeded by
2022 Fareham Council election