2021 Ipswich Borough Council election

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17 seats (out of 48 seats)
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 36 9 3
Seats won 30 15 3
Seat change Decrease6 Increase6 -
Popular vote 16,078 18,397 3,270
Percentage 39.3 45.0 8.0

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

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

Elections to Ipswich Borough Council were held on 6 May 2021. The elections included the seats that were planned to be elected on 7 May 2020, but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually 16 seats – one in each of the 16 wards – are contested at each election. However, due to the resignation of former Labour Councillor and Mayor Jan Parry in Holywells ward, as well as Conservative Councillor Robin Vickery in Castle Hill, two by-elections were held on the same day. Thus, 18 seats were up for election.[1]

The Conservatives made significant gains. Winning Gainsborough, Holywells, Sprites, Stoke Park and Whitton from the Labour Party. In addition, the Conservatives won the Holywells by-election. Thus gaining 6 seats.

The Labour Party retained a small majority of 12 seats, down from 24.

Results summary

The list candidates nominated were published on 8 April 2021.[2] There were two by-elections carried out at the same time, making 18 in total. The results were made available on 7 May 2021.[3]

2021 Ipswich Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 8 Decrease 6 44 22 30 54.6 16,078 39.3 -0.8
  Conservative 9 Increase 6 50 6 15 29.1 18,397 45.0 +14.7
  Liberal Democrats 1 Steady 6 2 3 6.3 3,270 8.0 -3.8
  Green 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 3,381 8.3 -1.0
  Burning Pink 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 78 0.2 New

Ward results

Alexandra

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adam Rae 1,266 47.6 -6.1
Conservative Sachin Karale 889 33.4 +13.7
Green Tom Wilmot 355 13.4 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Gerald Pryke 149 5.6 -3.3
Majority 377 14.2
Turnout 2,659 36.2
Labour hold Swing

Bixley

Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lee Reynolds 1,639 61.3 +11.2
Labour Paul Bones 667 24.9 -0.6
Green Stephanie Cullen 249 9.3 -6.6
Liberal Democrats Lisa Weichert 119 4.5 -4.0
Majority 972 36.4
Turnout 2,674 47.1
Conservative hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Bryony Rudkin 895 44.9 +0.1
Conservative Mike Scanes 771 38.6 +17.3
Green Adria Pittock 235 11.8 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Martine Hore 94 4.7 -0.6
Majority 124 6.3
Turnout 1,995 30.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Castle Hill

Castle Hill (2 seats up due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Fisher 1,331 58.7 +7.1
Conservative Sam Murray 1,101 48.6 -3.0
Labour Emily Bosley 785 34.6 +4.5
Labour Kimberley Clements 596 26.3 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Martine Pakes 258 11.4 -6.9
Green Jayden Dodds 247 10.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sophie Williams 217 9.6 -8.7
Turnout 2,268 40.2
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Gainsborough

Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shayne Pooley 1,066 49.0 +25.3
Labour Co-op Stephen Connelly 908 41.8 -3.5
Green Brieanna Patmore 143 6.6 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Conrad Packwood 57 2.6 -0.6
Majority 158 7.2 N/A
Turnout 2,174 35.4
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing

Gipping

Gipping
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Ellesmere 967 50.8 +2.7
Conservative Mark Phillips 713 37.4 +15.0
Green Lucy Williams 149 7.8 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Lucy Drake 76 4.0 -3.3
Majority 254 13.4
Turnout 1,905 30.4
Labour hold Swing

Holywells

Holywells (2 seats up due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philipa Gordon 1,028 48.2 +3.3
Conservative John Downie 965 45.3 +0.4
Labour James Whatling 830 39.0 +3.1
Labour Barry Studd 780 36.6 +0.7
Green Jenny Rivett 466 13.1 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Daley 193 9.1 +3.2
Turnout 2,131 40.8
Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative gain from Labour

Priory Heath

Priory Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Sarah Barber 1,062 47.7 +0.9
Conservative Andy Shannon 891 40.0 +12.8
Green Andy Patmore 187 8.4 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Jacob 86 3.9 -1.6
Majority 171 7.7
Turnout 2,226 33.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Rushmere

Rushmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alasdair Ross 1,208 44.9 +1.9
Conservative Stephen Ion 1,159 43.0 +5.6
Green Rachel Morris 200 7.4 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Julie Fletcher 126 4.7 -3.1
Majority 49 1.9
Turnout 2,693 43.6
Labour hold Swing

Sprites

Sprites
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Flood 1,039 56.6 +28.4
Labour Colin Smart 730 39.7 -9.1
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Mitchell 68 3.7 -0.4
Majority 309 16.9
Turnout 1,837 36.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

St. John's

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Neil MacDonald 1,300 47.9 -0.7
Conservative Josh Owens 1,097 40.4 +18.0
Green Jude Rook 200 7.4 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Trevor Powell 116 4.3 -1.7
Majority 203 7.5
Turnout 2,713 39.6
Labour Co-op hold Swing

St. Margaret's

St. Margaret's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Oliver Holmes 1,427 42.0 -11.4
Conservative Debbie Richards 977 28.7 +6.8
Labour Stefan Long 722 21.2 +5.9
Green Kirsty Wilmot 235 6.9 -2.5
Burning Pink Sue Hagley 40 1.2 N/A
Majority 450 13.3
Turnout 3,401 53.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stoke Park

Stoke Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rhys Ellis 1,126 58.2 +18.5
Labour Shane Spitty 569 29.4 -6.3
Green Martin Hynes 124 6.4 0.0
Liberal Democrats Adam Merritt 115 5.9 +1.7
Majority 557 28.8
Turnout 1,934 36.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Westgate

Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carole Jones 1,002 49.8 -0.8
Conservative Katherine West 631 31.3 +12.4
Green John Mann 173 8.6 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Robin Whitmore 169 8.4 +0.1
Burning Pink Jennifer McCarthy 38 1.9 N/A
Majority 371 18.5
Turnout 2,013 31.3
Labour hold Swing

Whitehouse

Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Tracy Grant 813 45.4 +3.1
Conservative Stephen Lark 783 43.8 +22.7
Green Edmund Harrison 193 10.8 +3.4
Majority 30 1.6
Turnout 1,789 27.9
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Whitton

Whitton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Gould 1,191 54.9 +23.2
Labour Co-op Sophie Meudec 978 45.1 +0.5
Majority 213 9.8 N/A
Turnout 2,169 36.4
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local Government Election Timetable of Proceedings for Thursday 7 May 2020" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk/. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Statement of the persons nominated for election" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Ipswich Borough Council Election Results 2021 | Ipswich Borough Council". www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 7 May 2021.