2021 Gloucestershire County Council election

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All 53 seats to Gloucestershire County Council
27 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Con LD Lab
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Last election 31 14 5
Seats before 28 13 5
Seats won 28 16 5
Seat change Decrease3 Increase2 Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Grn PAB Ind
Party Green PAB Independent
Last election 2 1 0
Seats before 2 1 3
Seats won 4 0 0
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Decrease3

Gloucestershire UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2021 Gloucestershire County Council election

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2021 Gloucestershire County Council election took place on 6 May 2021 alongside other local elections. All 53 seats to Gloucestershire County Council were up for election.[1] The Conservatives retained their majority, albeit a smaller one than in 2017.[2]

Background and election campaign

Gloucestershire in 2017.
Gloucestershire in 2019.

In the 2017 Gloucestershire County Council election, the Conservatives won overall control of the council.[3]

At the 2019 United Kingdom general election, the Labour Party lost their only parliamentary seat in Gloucestershire.

Before the election, the council consisted of 28 Conservatives, 13 Liberal Democrats, 5 Labour (4 being Labour Co-op), 2 Green, 1 People Against Bureaucracy, 3 Independents and 1 vacant seat.[4]

There was some controversy over alleged delivery of election material and campaigning due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. One candidate in the election was reported to the Gloucestershire Constabulary for allegedly breaching lockdown regulations but she denied this and claimed that the leaflets were not election related. The Liberal Democrats in the county claimed that it was a politically motivated attack on their campaign by the Conservative Party.[5]

Council composition

After 2017 election[6] Before 2021 election[4] After 2021 election[2]
Party Seats Party Seats Party Seats
Conservative 31 Conservative 28 Conservative 28
Liberal Democrats 14 Liberal Democrats 13 Liberal Democrats 16
Labour 3 Labour Co-op 4 Labour Co-op 4
Green 2 Independent 3 Green 4
Labour Co-op 2 Green 2 Labour 1
PAB 1 Labour 1
PAB 1
Vacant 1

Results

Gloucestershire County Council election, 2021
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 4 7 -3 52.8 43.9 87,833 -1.2
  Liberal Democrats 16 3 1 +2 30.2 24.8 49,528 -2.6
  Labour 5 2 2 0 9.4 15.4 30,832 +1.0
  Green 4 3 1 +2 7.5 13.0 25,916 +5.3
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 4,340
  Reform UK 0 0 0 0 0 0.22 436
  Freedom Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.16 315
  No Description 0 0 0 0 0 0.15 296
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.09 179
  Libertarian 0 0 0 0 0 0.08 169
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.05 91
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 0.04 77
  Heritage 0 0 0 0 0 0.03 68
  PAB 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0

Results by Division

Cheltenham

All Saints and Oakley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Hay 1,385 47.00 -6
Conservative Jake Hardy 897 30.44 -1
Green Jessica West 396 13.44 +6
Labour Isobel Laing 269 9.13 -1
Majority 488 16.56 -5
Turnout 2,947 34.78 +2.01
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Battledown and Charlton Kings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matt Babbage 1,988 45 -1
Liberal Democrats Paul McCloskey 1,767 40 -5
Green Lorraine Mason 430 10 +5
Labour Ella Rees 216 5 ±0
Majority 221 5 +4
Turnout 4,401 48.49 +2.15
Conservative hold Swing


Benhall and Up Hatherley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Whyborn 2,037 50 -2
Conservative Jonathan Beeston 1,557 38 -2
Green Samantha Hodges 360 9 +5
Labour Robin Carey 148 4 ±0
Majority 480 12 ±0
Turnout 4,102 50.77 +4.43
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Charlton Park and College
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Baker 2,106 48 -13
Conservative Graham Bocking 1,608 37 +5
Green Sharon Wallington 432 10 +6
Labour Robert Arnott 216 5 +2
Majority 498 11 -18
Turnout 4,362 52.57 +5.64
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Hesters Way and Springbank
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Williams 1,333 48 -6
Conservative Laura Haley 972 35 +5
Labour Thomas Johnson 252 9 +1
Green Adrian Becker 220 8 +5
Majority 361 13 -11
Turnout 2,777 27.82 +1.51
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Lansdown and Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Harman 2,101 48 -2
Liberal Democrats Paul Wheat 1,636 38 -4
Green Stephen Bell 620 14 +10
Majority 465 10 +2
Turnout 4,357 48.07 -2.15
Conservative hold Swing


Leckhampton and Warden Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Nelson 1,982 42 -1
Liberal Democrats Iain Dobie 1,878 40 -9
Green Peter Frings 684 15 +11
Labour Ian White 133 3 -1
Majority 104 2 -4
Turnout 4,677 53.70 +3.48
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing


Pittville and Prestbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephan Fifield 2,327 53 +32
Liberal Democrats Jason Potter-Peachey 1,143 26 -9
Green Billy Wassell 561 13 +10
Labour Julie Farmer 375 9 +6
Majority 1,184 27 +24
Turnout 4,406 45.82 +0.79
Conservative gain from PAB Swing


St Mark’s and St Peter’s
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Willingham 1,651 49 -10
Conservative Daniel Ruff 941 28 +5
Green Malcolm Allison 404 12 +5
Labour Clive Harriss 344 10 +2
Majority 710 21 -15
Turnout 3,340 32.71 +1.96
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


St Paul’s and Swindon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bernie Fisher 1,135 40 -10
Conservative Rhiannon Evans 755 27 +3
Green Tabi Joy 650 23 +16
Labour Kenneth Syme 297 10 -8
Majority 380 13 -13
Turnout 2,837 32.52 +5.26
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cotswold

Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Hodgkinson 2,136 56 -4
Conservative Tom Bradley 1,241 32 -8
Labour Timothy Davies 242 6 +6
Green Bob Irving 150 4 +4
Liberal Byron Hadley 77 2 +2
Majority 895 24 +4
Turnout 3,846 43.69 -2.71
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Campden-Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lynden Stowe 2,323 63 -5
Green Clare Turner 735 20 +15
Reform UK Robert McNeil-Wilson 359 10 +7
Labour John Callinan 290 8 +8
Majority 1,588 43 -2
Turnout 3,707 43.20 +4.70
Conservative hold Swing


Cirencester Beeches
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joe Harris 2,085 54 -4
Conservative David Fowles 1,422 37 +3
Green Erin Hughes 207 5 +1
Labour Sebastian Parkinson 126 3 +3
TUSC Alan Mackenzie 33 1 +1
Majority 663 17 -7
Turnout 3,873 43.41 +4.61
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Cirencester Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Halifax 1,824 54 -9
Conservative Robert Gibson 1,106 33 +6
Green Ariana Strait 225 7 +5
Labour Robin Layfield 215 6 +1
Majority 718 21 -15
Turnout 3,370 40.49 -1.01
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Fairford and Lechlade on Thames
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dom Morris 2,326 59 +4
Liberal Democrats Tony Dale 1,344 34 +2
Labour Sharon Aldrick 261 7 +1
Majority 982 25 +2
Turnout 3,931 45.20 +5.40
Conservative hold Swing


South Cerney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lisa Spivey 2,133 51 +3
Conservative Shaun Parsons 1,816 43 -6
Labour Maggie Elsey 189 4 +4
Reform UK Simon Moxon 77 2 +2
Majority 317 8 +7
Turnout 4,215 48.38 +6.38
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing


Stow-on-the-Wold
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Mackenzie-Charrington 2,272 53 -10
Liberal Democrats Clive Webster 1,780 42 +15
Labour John Beer 226 5 +5
Majority 492 11 -25
Turnout 4,278 41.54 +3.84
Conservative hold Swing


Tetbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Hirst 2,006 56 -13
Green Sabrina Poole 1,155 32 +7
Labour Simon Bye 425 12 +12
Majority 851 24 -20
Turnout 3,586 41.16 +4.16
Conservative hold Swing

Forest of Dean

Blakeney and Bream
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Beki Hoyland 1,345 34 +24
Conservative Richard Boyles 1,328 34 +1
Independent Richard Leppington 662 17 -11
Labour Khady Gueye 622 16 -4
Majority 17 0.4 -5
Turnout 3,957 42
Green gain from Conservative Swing


Cinderford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Morgan 1,125 51 -3
Conservative Carol Thomas 736 33 +8
Green Alison Bruce 264 12 +4
Liberal Democrats Peter Brown 65 3 ±0
TUSC Ian Quick 22 1 +1
Majority 489 18 -11
Turnout 2,212 27
Labour hold Swing


Coleford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carole Allaway-Martin 1,149 44 -4
Labour Matt Bishop 688 26 ±0
Independent Ian Whitburn 633 24 +24
Liberal Democrats Peter Taylor 158 6 -4
Majority 461 18 -4
Turnout 2,628 31
Conservative hold Swing


Drybrook and Lydbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terry Hale 1,039 33 ±0
Independent Thom Forester 804 26 +26
Labour Co-op Di Martin 775 25 -1
Green Sid Phelps 411 13 +13
Liberal Democrats Andrew Cooley 73 2 -3
Majority 235 7 +5
Turnout 3,102 38
Conservative hold Swing


Lydney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Preest 1,514 54 +8
Labour Mel Farrant 566 20 -4
Green Andy Wright 417 15 +4
Liberal Democrats Terry Tull 137 5 -1
UKIP Alan Grant 91 3 -11
TUSC Claude Mickleson 63 2 +2
Majority 948 34 +12
Turnout 2,788 34
Conservative hold Swing


Mitcheldean
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Robinson 1,669 48 -7
Independent Brian Robinson 795 23 -32
Labour Shaun Stammers 565 16 +2
Green Jackie Dale 429 12 +7
Majority 874 25 -10
Turnout 3,458 41
Conservative hold Swing


Newent
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gill Moseley 1,651 51 +42
Conservative Will Windsor-Clive 1,579 49 -14
Majority 72 2 -50
Turnout 3,230 38
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing


Sedbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Chris McFarling 2,326 61 +38
Conservative Patrick Molyneux 1,492 39 ±0
Majority 834 22 +6
Turnout 3,818 47
Green gain from Conservative Swing

Gloucester

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Gravells 2,499 65 -5
Liberal Democrats Alwin Wiederhold 712 19 +7
Labour Sam Maynard 607 16 -2
Majority 1,787 46 -6
Turnout 3,818 40.59
Conservative hold Swing


Barnwood and Hucclecote
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Brown 2,173 51 +1
Conservative Fred Ramsey 1,416 33 -8
Labour Trevor Howard 376 9 +2
Green Frances Griffiths 148 3 +1
Independent Jim Woods 107 2 +2
Green Anthony Bergonzi 66 2 ±0
Majority 757 18 +9
Turnout 4,286 46.13
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Barton and Tredworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sajid Patel 1,791 54 +3
Labour Usman Bhaimia 1,194 36 -4
Independent Simon Collins 154 5 +5
Liberal Democrats Sandra Adams 152 5 +1
Majority 525 18 +7
Turnout 3,291 37.29
Conservative hold Swing


Coney Hill and Matson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alastair Chambers 1,271 51 +14
Labour Lesley Williams 677 27 -16
Liberal Democrats Luke Shervey 215 9 -1
Independent Robert McCormick 157 6 +6
Green Adam Shearing 152 6 +6
TUSC Susan Powell 30 1 +1
Majority 594 24 +18
Turnout 2,502 29.95
Conservative gain from Labour Swing


Grange and Kingsway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Norman 1,774 57 ±0
Labour Gary Mills 725 23 -2
Green Robert Brookes 236 8 +4
Independent Scott Clacher 213 7 +7
Liberal Democrats Paul Caiden 169 5 -2
Majority 1,049 34 +2
Turnout 3,117 30.40
Conservative hold Swing


Hempsted and Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pam Tracey 1,365 42 -8
Labour Jake Pier 803 25 -5
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Trimnell 746 23 +14
Green Mike Byfield 213 7 +2
Independent Philip Nash 94 3 +3
Majority 563 17 -3
Turnout 3,221 35.30
Conservative hold Swing


Kingsholm and Wotton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Hilton 1,574 50 -2
Conservative Peter Sheehy 779 25 +1
Labour Ola Kareem 500 16 -2
Green Jonathan Ingleby 196 6 +3
Independent John McStay 73 2 +2
Majority 795 25 -3
Turnout 3,122 38.46
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Longlevens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathy Williams 2,087 52 +3
Liberal Democrats Sarah Sawyer 1,350 33 -3
Labour Ellis Fincham 461 11 +3
Libertarian Matthew Young 101 2 -2
Independent Stuart Love 46 1 +1
Majority 737 19 +6
Turnout 4,045 43.10
Conservative hold Swing


Quedgeley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Hawthorne 1,633 53 +3
Liberal Democrats Liam Harries 665 22 -6
Labour Jack Fayter 438 14 +2
No Description Anna Mozol 296 10 -18
Freedom Alliance Rhondda Lee 29 1 +1
Majority 968 31 +9
Turnout 3,061 35.29
Conservative hold Swing


Tuffley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Miller 1,817 51 -1
Labour Tracy Millard 1,006 28 -8
Liberal Democrats Sebastian Field 327 9 +3
Green Sharon Byfield 244 7 +7
Independent Gary Cleaver 187 5 +5
Majority 811 23 +7
Turnout 3,581 37.97
Conservative hold Swing

Stroud

Bisley and Painswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Williams 2,386 47 -3
Green Alan Mossman 2,001 39 +11
Labour Co-op Helen Fenton 694 14 +14
Majority 385 8 -14
Turnout 5,081 52
Conservative hold Swing


Cam Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Tipper 2,431 55 +1
Labour Co-op Natalie Bennett 1,231 28 -8
Green Martyn Cutcher 417 9 +9
Liberal Democrats Richard Blackwell-Whitehead 331 8 -2
Majority 1,200 27 +9
Turnout 4,410 42
Conservative hold Swing


Dursley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Wendy Thomas 2,080 50.45 +12
Conservative Loraine Patrick 2,043 49.55 +5
Majority 37 0.90 -6
Turnout 4,123 45
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


Hardwicke and Severn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Davies 2,197 61 +3
Labour Oakley Pollard 857 24 +8
Liberal Democrats Mike Stayte 551 15 -2
Majority 1,340 37 -4
Turnout 3,605 39
Conservative hold Swing


Minchinhampton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Chloe Turner 3,390 61 +11
Conservative Julia Judd 2,041 37 -13
Freedom Alliance Karen McWalter 103 2 +2
Majority 1,349 24 +24
Turnout 5,534 54
Green hold Swing


Nailsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Steve Robinson 2,582 54 +12
Conservative Ewan Denning 1,732 37 -1
Liberal Democrats Rhianna Wilsher 424 9 ±0
Majority 850 17 +13
Turnout 4,738 52
Labour hold Swing


Rodborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op John Bloxsom 1,598 35 -10
Conservative Bob Trusty 1,306 29 -2
Green Philip Blomberg 1,048 23 +8
Independent Graham Stanley 415 9 +9
Liberal Democrats Adam Cain 125 3 -6
Heritage Richard Nurse 68 1 +1
Majority 292 6 -8
Turnout 4,560 44
Labour hold Swing


Stonehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Housden 1,244 43 +11
Labour Co-op Taz Jones 790 27 -19
Green Carol Kambites 651 22 +14
Liberal Democrats Robert Jewell 128 4 -3
Libertarian Glenville Gogerly 68 2 -4
TUSC Chris Moore 31 1 +1
Majority 454 16 +2
Turnout 2,912 37
Conservative gain from Labour Swing


Stroud Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op David Drew 2,265 43.90 +14
Green Molly Scott Cato 1,668 32.33 -9
Conservative Anthony Blackburn 1,019 19.75 -4
Freedom Alliance Arthur Edwards 118 2.29 +2
Liberal Democrats George James 90 1.76 -4
Majority 597 11.57
Turnout 5,160 49
Labour gain from Green Swing


Wotton-under-Edge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Linda Cohen 1,899 46 -1
Conservative Graham Smith 1,777 43 +2
Labour David Carter 451 11 +2
Majority 122 3 -3
Turnout 4,127 48
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Tewkesbury

Bishop's Cleeve
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alex Hegenbarth 2,655 54 +27
Conservative Robert Bird 1,910 39 -22
Labour Andrew Williams 327 7 -1
Freedom Alliance Richard Brooke 65 1 +1
Majority 745 15 -19
Turnout 4,957 40.39
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing


Brockworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Vines 2,073 53 ±0
Labour Joe Ambrose 967 25 +25
Liberal Democrats Clare Softley 846 22 -10
Majority 1,106 28 +7
Turnout 3,886 32.28
Conservative hold Swing


Churchdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ben Evans 1,978 59 +8
Conservative Paul Grierson 1,003 30 -10
Labour Rosy Varden 234 7 -2
Green Campbell Milne 149 4 +4
Majority 975 29 +18
Turnout 3,364 40.14
Liberal Democrats hold Swing


Highnam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phil Awford 2,723 66.22 -5
Green Su Billington 492 11.96 +5
Liberal Democrats Martin Griffiths 458 11.14 +1
Labour Stephen Miller 439 10.68 -2
Majority 2,231 54.26 -4
Turnout 4,112 37.69
Conservative hold Swing


Tewkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Cate Cody 1,781 52 +52
Conservative Kevin Cromwell 1,444 42 +1
Labour Simon O’Rourke 219 6 -3
Majority 337 10 +8
Turnout 3,444 41.43
Green gain from Conservative Swing


Tewkesbury East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vernon Smith 1,510 46 -18
Liberal Democrats Christopher Coleman 1,145 35 +18
Labour Zoe Darlington 328 10 -4
Green Jan Millett 269 8 +3
Majority 365 11 -36
Turnout 3,252 35.14
Conservative hold Swing


Winchcombe and Woodmancote
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Gray 2,416 53 -11
Liberal Democrats Nigel Adcock 1,358 30 +5
Labour Susan Sturgeon 418 9 +2
Green Stuart Galey 374 8 +3
Majority 1,058 23 -16
Turnout 4,566 44.90
Conservative hold Swing

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