2021 Hart District Council election
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12 of the 33 seats to Hart District Council
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Community Campaign Hart Liberal Democrats
Last election 3 4 4
Seats before 11 11 10

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Last election 1

Hart UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2021 Hart District Council election

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

TBD

Elections to Hart District Council took place on 6 May 2021 as part of the 2021 United Kingdom local elections.[1] This took place at the same time as the elections for Hampshire County Council and the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner.[2]

Background

Council composition prior to the election
Council composition prior to the election

The previous election saw the Conservatives lose five seats, two each to Community Campaign Hart and the Liberal Democrats, and one to an Independent Candidate. The council remained under no overall control, with the Conservative Party and Community Campaign the joint largest parties with eleven seats each overall.[3][4] Subsequently, an administration was formed by Community Campaign Hart and the Liberal Democrats, with Liberal Democrat Councillor David Neighbour becoming leader of the council, and Community Campaign Hart Councillor James Radley becoming deputy leader of the council.[5]

Results summary

2021 Hart District Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 6 Increase 1 50.0 6 12 37.5 16,181 49.2 +18.5
  Liberal Democrats 3 Steady 25.0 7 10 31.3 7,363 22.4 -6.6
  Community Campaign Hart 3 Decrease 1 25.0 7 10 31.3 6,163 18.7 -4.2
  Labour 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,972 6.0 +1.9
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 888 2.7 -1.1
  Monster Raving Loony 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 194 0.6 +0.2
  Hampshire Independents 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 99 0.3 New
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 57 0.2 New

Candidates

Blackwater & Hawley

Blackwater & Hawley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Blewett 1,281 57.6 -12.8
Conservative John Burton 764 34.4 +16.1
Labour Carly Bidwell 179 8.0 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,235 36.12
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Crookham East

Crookham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Campaign Hart Edward Radley 1,501 56.7 -15.6
Conservative Stephen Parker 1,144 43.3 +20.1
Majority
Turnout 2,678 44.77
Community Campaign Hart hold Swing

Crookham West & Ewshot

Crookham West & Ewshot (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Campaign Hart Tina Collins 1,431 47.4 -27.0
Community Campaign Hart Simon Ambler 1,417 47.0 -27.4
Conservative Richard Martin 1,223 40.5 +20.2
Conservative Michael Thorne 1,008 33.4 +13.1
Labour Ollie Royan 269 8.9 +3.7
Majority
Turnout 3,037 38.52
Community Campaign Hart hold Swing
Community Campaign Hart hold Swing

Fleet Central

Fleet Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Butcher 1,333 47.4 +22.2
Community Campaign Hart Wendy Makepeace-Browne 955 33.9 -30.3
Labour Andrew Perkins 237 8.4 +2.5
Green Lucy Purdy 219 7.8 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 71 2.5 -2.2
Majority
Turnout 2,831 41.49
Conservative gain from Community Campaign Hart Swing

Fleet East

Fleet East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Wright 1,343 49.6 +16.0
Liberal Democrats Paul Einchcomb 1,018 37.6 -22.8
Labour Val Wainhouse 221 8.2 +2.2
Monster Raving Loony Miss Young Powerhouse 123 4.5 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,715 44.86
Conservative hold Swing

Fleet West

Fleet West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Forster 1,682 56.8 +26.8
Community Campaign Hart Mandie Bedford 859 29.0 -27.1
Green Wayne Rozier 194 6.6 -3.3
Labour Mike Mellor 167 5.6 +1.7
Reform UK Roy Fang 57 1.9 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,968 43.61
Conservative hold Swing

Hartley Wintney

Hartley Wintney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Crampton 2,301 74.2 +32.1
Liberal Democrats Alex Brewer 800 25.8 -8.2
Majority 1,501 48.4
Turnout 3,152 42.26
Conservative hold Swing

Hook

Hook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Selena Coburn 1,561 55.2 +23.4
Liberal Democrats Russell Elliss 916 32.4 +0.9
Labour Amanda Affleck-Cruise 352 12.4 +0.5
Majority
Turnout 2,850 40.17
Conservative hold Swing

Odiham

Odiham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Kennett 1,898 67.6 +11.6
Green Lars Mosesson 475 16.9 -2.6
Liberal Democrats Tony Over 436 15.5 -8.9
Majority
Turnout 2,824 41.93
Conservative hold Swing

Yateley East

Yateley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graham Cockarill 1,279 48.7 -19.1
Conservative Christopher Barnes 914 34.8 +7.8
Labour John Davies 335 12.8 +7.6
Hampshire Independents Caroline Mussared 99 3.8 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,646 38.68
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Yateley West

Yateley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gerry Crisp 1,633 57.2 -6.7
Conservative Shawn Dickens 1,010 35.4 +14.1
Labour Joyce Still 212 7.4 +2.6
Majority
Turnout 2,873 43.14
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election Timetable in England" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Elections and voting". www.hants.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  3. ^ Strudwick, Matt (3 May 2019). "Tories keep control of Rushmoor Borough Council". getsurrey. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  4. ^ Lloyd, Stephen (4 May 2018). "Hart District Council remains hung following local elections". getsurrey. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  5. ^ "New Chairman and Cabinet Portfolios for Hart District Council | Hart District Council". www.hart.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 September 2020.