2021 Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council election

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23 of the 69 seats on Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council
35 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Shabir Pandor David Hall John Lawson
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Batley West Liversedge and Gomersal Cleckheaton
Seats before 32 17 10
Seats after 33 19 9
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 2 Decrease 1

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

Council control before election


Labour minority administration

Elected Council control


Labour minority administration

The 2021 Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2021 to elect members of Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.[1] One-third of the seats were up for election, with two wards Almondbury (Birstall & Birkenshaw and Golcar) electing two councillors.[2] In November 2020, 3 Labour Councillors resigned in protest over the handling of the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn. This resulted in Labour losing overall control of Kirklees Council. [3]

Results

2021 Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 12 Increase1 47.1 21 33 47.8 42,488 35.9 Decrease0.8
  Conservative 9 Increase2 34.6 10 19 27.5 44,974 38.0 Increase12.8
  Liberal Democrats 2 Decrease1 7.7 7 9 13.0 12,022 10.2 Decrease4.1
  Green 1 Steady 3.8 2 3 4.3 12,292 10.4 Decrease2.3
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 3 3 4.3 4,700 4.0 Increase1.1
  Heavy Woollen Independents 1 Steady 3.8 0 1 1.4 692 0.6 New
  Dewsbury Borough Independents 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 1.4 0 0.0 Decrease1.7
  Yorkshire 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 527 0.4 New
  Freedom Alliance 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 328 0.3 New
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 83 0.1 New
  Five Star Direct Democracy 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 67 0.1 New
  Heritage 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 27 <0.1 New
  SDP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 23 <0.1 New

Ward results

Almondbury

Almondbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard McGuin 2,533 51.21 Increase 23.99
Liberal Democrats Patrycja Bartosinka 1,170 23.66 Decrease 2.33
Labour Tyler Hawkins 846 17.10 Decrease 8.70
Green Peter Taylor 322 6.51 Decrease 3.00
Freedom Alliance Emma Kirkham 52 1.05 N/A
SDP John Whittaker 23 0.47 N/A
Majority 1,363 27.56 Increase 26.33
Turnout 4,946
Conservative hold Swing

Ashbrow

Ashbrow[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Homewood 2,258 49.81 Decrease 8.51
Conservative Tony Butler 1,595 35.26 Increase 6.38
Green Joan Smithson 447 9.88 Decrease 2.13
Liberal Democrats Manjit Singh 224 4.95 Increase 1.16
Majority 663 14.66 Decrease 17.77
Turnout 4,524
Labour hold Swing

Batley East

Batley East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fazila Loonat 3,520 67.56 Decrease 2.22
Conservative Keiron Gavaghan 1,160 22.26 Increase 10.37
Green James Hansford 308 5.91 Increase 2.79
Liberal Democrats Christopher Kane 139 2.67 Decrease 2.29
Reform UK Dave Carrington 83 1.59 N/A
Majority 2,390 45.87 Decrease 12.02
Turnout 5,210
Labour hold Swing

Batley West

Batley West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shabir Pandor 2,950 57.08 Decrease 5.42
Conservative Lewis Roberts 1,501 29.04 Increase 14.74
Green Jack Senior 293 5.67 Increase 1.30
Independent John Duggan 251 4.86 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Long 173 3.35 Decrease 0.09
Majority 1,449 28.04
Turnout 5,168
Labour hold Swing

Birstall and Birkenshaw

Birstall and Birkenshaw (2 seats)[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Thompson 2,449 50.74
Conservative Joshua Sheard 2,175 45.06
Labour Gina Harding 1,121 23.22
Labour Julie Smith 977 20.24
Green Ross Peltier 419 8.68
Green Ty Akram 361 7.48
Liberal Democrats Louise Walsh 238 4.93
Liberal Democrats David Shepherd 225 4.66
Majority
Turnout 4,827
Total votes 7,965
Conservative hold Swing

Cleckheaton

Cleckheaton[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kath Pinnock 2,422 48.68 Decrease 6.93
Conservative Piers Briggs 1,728 34.73 Increase 20.21
Labour J Hayat 589 11.84 Decrease 0.41
Green Nicholas Whittingham 236 4.74 Increase 2.29
Majority 694 13.95 Decrease 26.49
Turnout 4,975 36.87
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Colne Valley

Colne Valley[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew McLoughlin 2,156 37.16 Increase 4.74
Conservative Trevor Bellamy 1,895 32.66 Increase 14.65
Liberal Democrats Nicola Turner 1,358 23.41 Decrease 7.69
Green Julia Norman 393 6.77 Decrease 0.14
Majority 261 4.50 Increase 3.18
Turnout 5,802
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Crosland Moor and Netherton

Crosland Moor and Netherton[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Manisha Kaushik 2,490 50.65 Decrease 2.59
Conservative Neil Allsopp 1,470 29.90 Increase 11.59
Green Chris Green 413 8.40 Increase 0.83
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Barraclough 324 6.59 Increase 0.86
Independent Steve Bradbury 149 3.03 Increase 0.21
Freedom Alliance Clare Wilson 70 1.42 N/A
Majority 1,020 20.75 Decrease 14.18
Turnout 4,916
Labour hold Swing

Dalton

Dalton[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Naheed Mather 1,535 40.17 Decrease 3.35
Conservative Eileen Marchant 1,382 36.17 Increase 19.81
Green Clare Walters 529 13.84 Increase 8.72
Liberal Democrats Roger Battye 375 9.81 Decrease 5.74
Majority 153 4.00 Decrease 20.04
Turnout 3,821
Labour hold Swing

Denby Dale

Denby Dale[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Bamford 2,880 47.85 Increase 2.15
Labour Graham Turner 2,398 39.84 Decrease 8.57
Green Andrew Stimson 444 7.38 N/A
Liberal Democrats Craig Armistead 218 3.62 Decrease 2.27
Freedom Alliance Jonathan Tilt 79 1.31 N/A
Majority 482 8.01
Turnout 6,019
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Dewsbury East

Dewsbury East[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eric Firth 1,902 43.21 +3
Conservative Keith Mallinson 1,343 30.51 +19
Heavy Woollen Independents Mark Thackray 692 15.72 -26
Green Simon Duffy 156 3.54 -
Liberal Democrats Dennis Hullock 150 3.41 -
Yorkshire Dan Woodcock 138 3.0 N/A
Majority 559
Labour hold Swing

Dewsbury South

Dewsbury South[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jackie Ramsay 2,259 41.37 -23
Conservative Imtiaz Ameen 1,534 28.1 +10.5
Independent Khizar Iqbal 1,361 24.93 New Party
Liberal Democrats Bernard Disken 156 2.86 -4
Green Marnie Cope 150 2.75 -7.5
Majority 725
Labour hold Swing

Dewsbury West

Dewsbury West[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mussarat Pervaiz 3,159 55.3 -17
Conservative Basharat Rafiq 1,467 25.68 +13
Independent Tanisha Bramwell 627 11.18 New Party
Green Simon Cope 154 2.7 -6.5
Yorkshire Emma Stirling 183 3.0 New Party
Liberal Democrats John Rossington 122 2.14 -3.5
Majority 1,692
Labour hold Swing

Golcar

Golcar (2 seats)[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Reynolds 1,394 32.85
Liberal Democrats Robert Iredale 1,392 32.80
Labour Dathan Tedesco 1,141 26.89
Conservative Isaac Barnett 1,069 25.19
Conservative Jackie Walker 1,049 24.72
Liberal Democrats Gina Dungworth 1,002 23.61
Green Nina Roberts 433 10.20
Green Ian Vincent 272 6.41
Freedom Alliance Ruth Lewis 74 1.74
Majority 251
Labour gain from Independent
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Greenhead

Greenhead[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheikh Ullah 3,003 57.73 -7
Conservative David Daniel 1,083 20.82 +11
Green Sarah Newton 831 15.97 +6
Liberal Democrats Howard Cohen 285 5.48 -2
Majority 1,920
Labour hold Swing

Heckmondwike

Heckmondwike[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Hall 2,095 45.22 -2.5
Conservative Itrat Ali 1,947 42.02 +22
Green Alan Freeman 391 8.44 -1
Liberal Democrats Josie Pugsley 200 4.32 -
Majority 148
Labour hold Swing

Holme Valley North

Holme Valley North[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Charles Greaves 2,024 34.82 -2
Conservative Tony McGrath 1,911 32.88 +15
Labour Harry McCarthy 1,278 21.99 +2
Green Jeffrey Fox 346 5.95 -2
Liberal Democrats Kingsley Hill 173 2.98 -1.5
Freedom Alliance Rebecca Curtis-Haries 53 1.0 New Party
Heritage Susan Laird 27 0.4 New Party
Majority 113
Independent hold Swing

Holme Valley South

Holme Valley South[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Firth 3,289 46.89 +18.5
Labour Moses Crook 2,511 35.8 +4
Green Darryl Gould 490 6.99 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Caroline Anstey 451 6.43 -3
Yorkshire Will Thompson 206 2.9 New Party
5 Star Direct Democracy Party James Dalton 67 0.9 New Party
Majority 778
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkburton

Kirkburton[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Smith 2,913 54.34 +8
Green David Knight 1,835 34.23 -
Labour Imran Safdar 552 10.3 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Waheed Anwar 61 1.14 -2
Majority 1,078
Conservative hold Swing

Lindley

Lindley[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Gregg 2,417 39.66 +9.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Eastwood 2,172 35.64 +3
Labour Audrey Owen 1,131 18.56 -4
Green Christine Parker 373 6.15 +1
Majority 245
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Liversedge and Gomersal

Liversedge and Gomersal[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Melanie Stephen 2,801 58.23 -3
Labour Jude McKaig 1,207 25.09 +2
Green Linda Simmons 321 6.67 -3
Independent Tracey King 288 5.99 New Party
Liberal Democrats David Snee 193 4.01 -2
Majority 1,594
Conservative hold Swing

Mirfield

Mirfield[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martyn Bolt 4,266 69.06 +10
Labour Geoff Kernan 1,230 19.91 +2
Green Catherine Whittingham 523 8.47 -9.5
Liberal Democrats Stephen Bird 158 2.56 -3
Majority 3,036
Conservative hold Swing

Newsome

Newsome[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Andrew Cooper 2,592 60.97 -2
Labour Pauline Wheat-Bowen 1,102 25.92 -2
Conservative Maria Ackroyd 488 11.48 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Andrew Wilkinson 69 1.62 -1
Majority 1,490
Green hold Swing

References

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