2021 Southampton City Council election

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16 of the 48 seats to Southampton City Council
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Dan Fitzhenry Christopher Hammond n/a
Party Conservative Labour Independent
Leader's seat Harefield Woolston n/a
Last election 5 (2016) 12 (2016) 1 (2016)
Seats before 18 29 1
Seats won 11 5 0
Seats after 25 23 0
Seat change Increase7 Decrease6 Decrease1

Southampton UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2021 Southampton City Council election

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2021 Southampton City Council election took place in on 6 May 2021, on the same day as other local elections,[1] to elect members of Southampton City Council.[2] The election was originally due to take place in May 2020, to elect to the seats of councillors last elected in 2016, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Council elections for the Southampton City Council were last held on 2 May 2019 as part of the 2019 United Kingdom local elections. The 2019 Southampton City Council election resulted in an increased number of seats for the Labour Party, from 26 to 29.

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who are aged 18 or over on polling day were entitled to vote in the local elections.

The Statement of Persons Nominated was published on Friday 9 April 2021.[4]

The Conservatives gained 6 seats from the Labour Party and one seat from an Independent giving them a total of 25 seats on the new council, as compared with 23 seats for Labour. This gave the Conservative Party control of the council for the first time since 2012.

In the Ward results which appear below, increases/decreases in shares of the vote, and resultant swings, are calculated by reference to the 2016 election, when these seats were last fought.

Results summary

2021 Southampton City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 11 Increase 7 68.8 14 25 52.1 24,119 42.8 +11.5
  Labour 5 Decrease 6 31.3 18 23 47.9 21,281 37.8 -3.9
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 5,118 9.1 +3.0
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 4,760 8.5 +1.5
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 590 1.0 -0.9
  Independent 0 Decrease 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 281 0.5 -3.6
  Hampshire Independents 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 98 0.2 New
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 61 0.1 New

Ward results

Bargate[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Darren Paffey 1,493 46.0 -0.5
Conservative Charles Perez-Storey 992 30.6 -0.8
Green Joe Cox 338 10.4 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Josh Smith 214 6.6 +1.6
Hampshire Independents Kim Rose 98 3.0 N/A
TUSC Graham Henry 66 2.0 N/A
Majority 501 15.4
Turnout 3,244 24.14 +1.75
Labour hold Swing +0.2
Bassett[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hannides 1,795 44.4 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Richard Blackman 1,373 34.0 +0.6
Labour Ashley Minto 614 15.2 -2.6
Green Steve Gore 204 5.0 -1.7
TUSC Mike Marx 24 0.6 -0.3
Majority 422 10.4
Turnout 4,041 40.42 +9.22
Conservative hold Swing -6.9
Bevois[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Denness 1,914 58.4 -10.8
Conservative Michaela Dowse 517 15.8 +4.0
Green Ronald Meldrum 329 10.0 +2.4
No description Sam Shahid 281 8.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Vijay Chopra 167 5.1 +1.0
TUSC Larry Kazingizi 40 1.2 +0.1
Majority 1,397 42.6
Turnout 3,279 27.53 +1.13
Labour hold Swing -7.4
Bitterne[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matt Magee 1,642 55.5 +17.3
Labour Andy Frampton 999 33.7 -0.1
Green Michael Mawle 182 6.1 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Alex Clifton-Melhuish 116 3.9 -1.2
Majority 643 21.8
Turnout 2,961 29.44 +1.53
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.7
Bitterne Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ivan White 1,927 49.0 +7.0
Labour Victoria Ugwoeme 1,213 30.9 -5.8
Green Lindsi Bluemel 533 13.6 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Debbie Adebayo 229 5.8 -2.0
Majority 714 18.1
Turnout 3,929 37.68 +5.58
Conservative hold Swing +6.4
Coxford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diana Galton 1,723 52.4 +40.8
Labour Amanda Ford 1,090 33.1 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Sam Chapman 229 7.0 +3.7
Green Joelle Hawes 162 4.9 +2.8
TUSC Maggie Fricker 63 1.9 N/A
Majority 633 19.3
Turnout 3,291 32.08 -1.1
Conservative gain from Independent Swing +17.4
Freemantle[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op David Shields 1,728 45.7 -1.6
Conservative Vikkie Cheng 1,201 31.8 +0.8
Green Laura Crawford 420 11.1 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Andrew Beal 292 7.7 +2.5
Reform UK Guy Ireland 61 1.6 N/A
TUSC Catherine Clarke 58 1.5 N/A
Majority 527 13.9
Turnout 3,781 32.59 -0.5
Labour hold Swing -1.2
Harefield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Baillie 2,020 56.3 +9.8
Labour Co-op Alan Lloyd 1,221 34.0 +1.9
Green Chris Bluemel 220 6.1 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Catrine McDougall 117 3.3 -2.9
Majority 799 22.3
Turnout 3,590 34.13 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing +4.0
Millbrook[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Moulton 1,804 49.7 +13.3
Labour Co-op Lisa Fricker 1,314 36.2 -5.2
Green Jonathan Bean 326 9.0 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Nicholas McGeorge 159 4.4 -0.2
Majority 490 13.5
Turnout 3,632 32.60 -1.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.3
Peartree[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joshua Payne 1,910 47.5 +15.5
Labour Eamonn Keogh 1,696 42.2 -2.8
Green Rosanna Newey 193 4.8 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Robert Naish 166 4.1 -0.8
TUSC Bevis Fenner 35 0.9 +0.3
Majority 214 5.3
Turnout 4,020 38.45 +2.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.2
Portswood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Savage 1,455 36.4 +3.1
Green Katherine Barbour 1,082 27.1 +17.7
Liberal Democrats James Read 718 18.0 -6.8
Conservative Calvin Smith 670 16.8 -8.8
TUSC Tony Twine 39 1.0 0
Majority 373 9.3
Turnout 3,996 36.86 +4.4
Labour hold Swing -7.3
Redbridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Guest 1,577 47.1 +32.7
Labour Lee Whitbread 1,480 44.2 -2.2
Green Kathryn Cook 116 3.5 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Simon Stokes 102 3.0 -0.3
TUSC Peter Wyatt 48 1.4 N/A
Majority 97 2.9
Turnout 3,348 30.18 +1.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +17.5
Shirley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Chaloner 1,790 42.9 -3.3
Conservative Andrew Hetherton 1,558 37.2 +9.9
Liberal Democrats Colin McDougall 409 9.8 +3.8
Green Lucy Mundell 341 8.2 +3.5
TUSC Andrew Howe 40 1.0 N/A
Majority 232 5.7
Turnout 4,171 39.30 -1.9
Labour hold Swing -6.6
Sholing[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Baillie 2,163 61.4 +21.1
Labour Elaine Fullaway 995 28.2 -7.7
Green Helen Makrakis 197 5.6 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Roland Dauncey 128 3.6 +0.5
TUSC Declan Clune 65 1.8 +0.4
Majority 1,168 33.2
Turnout 3,524 32.86 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing +14.4
Swaythling[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Spiros Vassiliou 1,046 40.3 +11.5
Labour Co-op Sharon Mintoff 1,026 39.5 -8.1
Green Angela Cotton 265 10.2 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Sarah Wood 194 7.5 -1.0
TUSC Nick Chaffey 38 1.5 -2.7
Majority 20 0.8
Turnout 2,596 30.52 +1.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.8
Woolston[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Stead 1,584 48.1 +23.6
Labour Sue Blatchford 1,253 38.1 -11.5
Green Clive Hillman 210 6.4 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Colin Bleach 147 4.5 -5.0
TUSC Sue Atkins 74 2.2 -5.3
Majority 331 10.0
Turnout 3,293 29.34 +1.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +17.6

References

  1. ^ "Local government elections". www.local.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  2. ^ [1] Southampton City Council
  3. ^ "Local elections postponed for a year over coronavirus". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Southampton City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 April 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Declaration of Results" (PDF). Southampton City Council. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 10 May 2021.[permanent dead link]