2021 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election

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One third (21) of 63 seats on the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and one by-election for Airedale and Ferry Fryston division.
32 seats needed for a majority
 
Leader Denise Jeffery Nadeem Ahmed
Party Labour Conservative
Leader's seat Castleford Central and Glasshoughton Wakefield South
Last election 13 seats, 42.5% 5 seats, 24.6%
Current seats 49 11
Seats needed Steady Increase21

 
Leader Thomas Gordon
Party Independent Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Knottingley
Last election 2 seats, 6.2% 1 seat, 9.0%
Current seats 2 1
Seats needed Steady Increase31

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

Incumbent council control

Majority administration
Labour



Wakefield Council on England map
Wakefield Council on England map

The 2021 Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council election took take place during 2021 to elect members of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in England. The election was held on the same day as other local elections. The election was originally due to take place in May 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]   

Results

2021 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 13 Decrease 6 59.1 30 43 68.3 37,139 45.1 +2.6
  Conservative 8 Increase 6 36.4 9 17 27.0 30,849 37.5 +12.9
  Liberal Democrats 1 Increase 1 4.5 1 2 3.2 2,484 3.0 -6.0
  Independent 0 Decrease 1 0.0 1 1 1.6 1,745 2.1 -4.1
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 5,307 6.4 +3.5
  Yorkshire 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 3,643 4.4 -2.5
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 309 0.4 New
  Alliance for Democracy and Freedom 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 246 0.3 New
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 220 0.3 -7.1
  Workers Party 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 123 0.1 New
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 118 0.1 New
  For Britain 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 101 0.1 New
Party   Seats
2016[2] 2018[3] 2019[4] 2021
  Labour 53 52 49 43
  Conservative 7 11 11 17
  Independent 1 0 2 1
  Lib Dems 0 0 1 2

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton

The incumbent Labour councillor Martyn Ward stood down, with the Conservative's Raymond Massey winning the seat.

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Massey 1,483 36.6 +18.3
Labour Stan Bates 1427 35.2 +0.4
Yorkshire Chris Dawson 447 11.0 -8.0
Liberal Democrats Christopher Howden 281 6.9 -1.6
Green Jody Gabriel 271 6.7 +6.7
Independent Gwen Marshall 144 3.6 -4.2
Majority 56 1.4 -15.9
Turnout 4053 30.3 +3.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing (({swing))}

Airedale and Ferry Fryston

Incumbent Les Shaw won re-election and Jackie Ferguson won her seat from independent Alex Kear who was expelled from the council after a sexual offense conviction.

Airedale and Ferry Fryston (two seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jackie Ferguson 1,190 51.1 +8.8
Labour Les Shaw 1,116
Conservative Richard Evans 567 23.1 +10.6
Independent Neil Kennedy 522 11.5 +11.5
Conservative Eamonn Mullins 480
Independent Ian Kennedy 367 8.1 +8.1
Green John Ingham 144 5.7 +5.7
Green Daniel Russell 120
Majority 628 28 +25.1
Turnout N/A
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Altofts and Whitwood

Former Mayor of Normanton Josie Farrah won the ward, holding it after former council leader Peter Box CBE's resignation.

Altofts and Whitwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Josie Farrar 1,896 47.5 +8.1
Conservative Anthony David Hill 1,522 38.1 +21.3
Green Brenden Beckett 283 7.1 +7.1
Reform UK John Thomas 209 5.2 +5.2
Workers Party Zane Carpenter 80 2.0 +2.0
Majority 374 9.4 +2.5
Turnout 3,990 28.1 +3.3
Labour hold Swing -6.6

Castleford Central and Glasshoughton

Incumbent Richard Forster won re-election.

Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Forster 2,092 62.4 +19.7
Conservative Joanne Smart 731 21.8 +13.7
Yorkshire Paul Phelps 389 11.6 -9.8
Green Alan Horne 140 4.2 +4.2
Majority 1361 40.6 +20.7
Turnout 3352 26.4 +1.1
Labour hold Swing +3.0

Crofton, Ryhill and Walton

Paul Stockhill beat incumbent councillor Faith Heptinstall by 79 votes.

Crofton, Ryhill and Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Stockhill 1,985 45.5 +13.2
Labour Faith Heptinstall 1906 43.7 -5.4
Green Cynthia Dickinson 474 10.9 +10.9
Majority 79 1.8 -18.0
Turnout 4365 34.9 +7.3
Conservative gain from Labour

Featherstone

Incumbent Maureen Tennant-King won re-election.

Featherstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Tennant-King 2,104 60.7 -10.3
Conservative Ayrton Pointon 802 23.1 -5.9
Yorkshire James Craven 292 8.4 +8.4
Green Ruth Love 169 4.9 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Nigel Ebbs 101 2.9 +2.9
Majority 1,302 37.6 -4.4
Turnout 3,468 26.3 +6.9
Labour hold

Hemsworth

Incumbent Pauline Kitching won re-election.

Hemsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauline Kitching 1,314 44.0 +6.5
Independent Jim Kenyon 647 21.6 +21.6
Conservative David Pointon 586 19.6 +13.0
Green Lyn Morton 342 11.4 +5.1
Reform UK Waj Ali 100 3.3 +3.3
Majority 667 22.4 +10.3
Turnout 2,989 24.7 +0.0
Labour hold

Horbury and South Ossett

Incumbent Darren Byford won re-election.

Horbury and South Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Darren Byford 2,231 48.1 +8.9
Conservative Jonathan Allum 2,070 44.7 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Mark Goodair 174 3.8 -3.4
Green Richard Norris 159 3.4 -6.7
Majority 161 3.4
Turnout 4,634 38.6
Labour hold

Knottingley

Adele Hayes won the seat from incumbent Graham Stokes who stood down.

Knottingley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Adele Hayes 1,624 54.2 -8.9
Labour Co-op Kerron Cross 867 28.9 +7.6
Conservative Hilary Plumbley 415 13.8 +6.0
Green Garry Newby 91 3.0 -4.8
Majority 757 25.3 -16.5
Turnout 2,997 28.6 -0.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

Normanton

Labour's Julie Medford held the seat after the death of the former councillor Alan Wassell.

Normanton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Medford 1,785 51.8 +6.2
Conservative Keith Hudson 1,069 31.0 -9.5
Alliance for Democracy and Freedom (UK) Cliff Parsons 246 7.1 +7.1
Green Gillian Dewey-Nager 214 6.2 +6.2
Liberal Democrats Susan Hayes 92 2.7 +2.7
Workers Party Marcus Whalley-Reid 43 1.2 +1.2
Majority 716 20.8 +15.7
Turnout 3,449 27.1 +3.7
Labour hold

Ossett

Incumbent councillor Lynn Masterman (Labour) lost her seat to Conservative Tony Homewood, election agent to Imran Ahmad Khan in the 2019 general election.

Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Homewood 2,395 53.8 +11.2
Labour Lynn Masterman 1,729 38.8 -0.4
Green Stephen Scott 220 4.9
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Pollack 111 2.5 -4.7
Majority 666 15.0 +11.6
Turnout 4,455 35.0 +5.6
Conservative gain from Labour

Pontefract North

Incumbent councillor Lorna Malkin (Labour) won re-election for her second term, first being elected in a 2015 by-election.

Pontefract North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lorna Malkin 1,653 46.1 +4.7
Conservative Chris Hyomes 1,120 31.2 +11.8
Yorkshire Ryan Kett 628 17.5 -21.7
Green Emma Tingle 183 5.1 +5.1
Majority 533 14.9 +12.7
Turnout 3,584 25.4 +3.3
Labour hold

Pontefract South

Pontefract South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Hames 1,842 44.7 +4.5
Labour Melanie Jones 1,712 41.5 -4.9
Yorkshire Trevor Peasant 390 9.5 +9.5
Green Katherine Dodd 178 4.3 +4.3
Majority 130 3.2 -3.0
Turnout 4,122 34.3 +6.0
Conservative gain from Labour

South Elmsall and South Kirkby

South Elmsall and South Kirkby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michelle Collins 2,002 60.8 -14.8
Conservative Chad Thomas 822 25.0 +14.2
Yorkshire Sarah Mansfield 312 9.5 +9.5
Green Stefan Ludewig 155 4.7 +4.7
Majority 1180 35.8 -26.2
Turnout 3291 23.8 +3.3
Labour hold

Stanley and Outwood East

Stanley and Outwood East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Morley 2,232 50.1 +5.3
Conservative Stephanie Fishwick 1,599 35.9 +11.4
Yorkshire Brent Hawksley 316 7.1 +7.1
Green Richard Copeland 204 4.6 +4.6
Liberal Democrats Margaret Dodd 101 2.3 -6.4
Majority 633 14.2 -6.2
Turnout 4452 34.3 +6.5
Labour hold

Wakefield East

Wakefield East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Akef Akbar 1,741 45.8 +33.6
Labour Helen Antcliff 1693 44.5 -12.4
Green Janet MacKintosh 252 6.6 -2.3
TUSC Mick Griffiths 118 3.1 +3.1
Majority 48 1.3 -42.9
Turnout 3804 32.6 +5.9
Conservative gain from Labour

Wakefield North

Wakefield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Betty Rhodes 1,707 46.9 +0.9
Conservative Naeem Formuli 1,203 33.0 +13.5
Green Lewis Elliott 320 8.8 +8.8
Yorkshire Andy Mack 263 7.2 -2.9
UKIP Keith Wells 85 2.3 -15.0
Independent Rebecca Murphy 65 1.8 +1.8
Majority 504 13.9 -12.6
Turnout 3,643 29.9 +4.4
Labour hold

Wakefield Rural

Wakefield Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cynthia Binns 2,939 58.8 +14.4
Labour Paul Wood 1,499 30.0 -3.0
Green Charlotte Myles 560 11.2 -3.0
Majority 1440 28.8 +17.4
Turnout 4998 35.9 +6.3
Conservative hold

Wakefield South

Wakefield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Hunt 2,129 50.2 +9.4
Labour Paul Belbin 1,557 36.7 +8.5
Green Krys Tal Holmes 289 6.8 N/A
Yorkshire Dan Cochran 267 6.3 -2.2
Majority 572 13.5
Turnout 4,242
Conservative hold

Wakefield West

Wakefield West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hilary Mitchell 1,682 49.2 +0.9
Conservative Laura Weldon 1,382 40.4 +18.3
Green Karen Sadler 257 7.5 +7.5
For Britain Josie Thornton 101 3.0 +3.0
Majority 300 8.8 -16.6
Turnout 3422 30.6 +3.7
Labour hold

Wrenthorpe and Outwood West

Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Annemarie Glover 1,925 43.5 +10.4
Labour Martyn Johnson 1745 39.4 +5.2
Yorkshire Richard Bentley 339 7.7 +0.1
Green Oliver Thompson 282 6.4 +6.4
UKIP David Dews 135 3.1 -11.2
Majority 180 4.1 +3.0
Turnout 4,426 33.6 +4.7
Conservative gain from Labour

References

  1. ^ "Local elections postponed for a year over coronavirus". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. ^ "2016 Local Election Results". Wakefield Council. 2 May 2016. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Local Election results 2018". Wakefield Council. Archived from the original on 1 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Local elections 2019 - Results". www.wakefield.gov.uk Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. Archived from the original on 14 October 2019.