2021 Winchester City Council election

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15 of the 45 seats to Winchester City Council
23 seats needed for a majority
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Independent
Last election 27 18 0
Current seats 26 15 3

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

Incumbent Council control

Liberal Democrats



Elections to Winchester City 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][3]

Background

Whilst an election for the County Council had already been planned, District Council Elections were delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that they are due to be held at the same time as the Hampshire County Council Elections.[4]

After the previous elections, the Liberal Democrats took control of the council from the Conservative Party, with the Liberal Democrats holding 27 seats of the 23 required for a majority, and the Conservatives holding the remaining 18. The Liberal Democrats had last been in control of the council between 2010 and 2011, with the council under either Conservative administration or no overall control since then.

Subsequent to the 2019 election, two Conservative Councillors left the party and a further was suspended, whilst a Liberal Democrat councillor resigned, leaving a vacancy.[5][6][7][8] As such, prior to the 2021 election, the Liberal Democrats held 26 seats, the Conservatives 15, and three councillors sat as independents.[9]

The Count for these elections took place on Saturday, 8 May 2021, and results were published by the Council. [10]

Results summary

2021 Winchester City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 8 Decrease 1 53.3 19 27 60.0 16,648 39.6 -8.0
  Conservative 7 Increase 2 46.7 9 16 35.6 19,049 45.3 +5.9
  Independent 0 Decrease 1 0.0 2 2 4.4 88 0.2 N/A
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 3,810 9.1 +1.9
  Labour 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,273 5.4 +1.1
  Hampshire Independents 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 76 0.2 New
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 66 0.2 New
  Justice & Anti-Corruption 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 56 0.1 -0.1

Results

Alresford & Itchen Valley

Alresford & Itchen Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fiona Isaacs 1,798 47.37 +7.18
Liberal Democrats Yvette Riley 1,692 44.57 -1.33
Green Alex Blower 249 6.56 -5.33
Labour Tessa Valentine 57 1.50 -0.50
Majority 106 2.80
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Badger Farm & Oliver's Battery

Badger Farm & Oliver's Battery
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jan Warwick 2,021 55.83 +11.60
Liberal Democrats James Batho 1,269 35.06 -10.20
Green Max Priesemann 232 6.41 -1.74
Labour Adrian Field 98 2.71 +0.38
Majority 752 20.77
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Bishops Waltham

Bishops Waltham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Kurn 1,504 55.23 +6.21
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Williams 682 25.05 -9.16
Green Richard Cannon 353 12.96 +1.14
Labour Steve Haines 184 6.76 +1.83
Majority 822 30.18
Conservative hold Swing

Central Meon Valley

Central Meon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Pearson 1,669 47.92 -7.84
Green Malcolm Wallace 1,139 32.70 +19.10
Liberal Democrats Sheila Campbell 542 15.56 -11.14
Labour June Kershaw 133 3.82 -0.10
Majority 530 15.22
Conservative hold Swing

Denmead

Denmead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Read 1,585 65.66 +13.99
Liberal Democrats Derrick Murray 409 16.94 -18.31
Green Robert Parker 195 8.08 -0.49
Labour David Picton-Jones 137 5.68 +1.18
No Description Alan Weir 88 3.65 N/A
Majority 1,176 48.72
Conservative hold Swing

Southwick & Wickham

Southwick & Wickham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Angela Clear 964 51.66 -10.78
Conservative David Roberts 704 37.73 +4.15
Green Hilary Elphick 112 6.00 N/A
Labour Paul Sony 86 4.61 +0.64
Majority 260 13.93
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Barnabas

St Barnabas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kelsie Learney 1,809 48.01 -10.92
Conservative Andy Lai 1,594 42.30 +10.66
Green Lucinda Graham 230 6.10 -0.27
Labour John-James Entwistle 135 3.58 +0.54
Majority 215 6.31
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Bartholomew

St Bartholomew
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Tippett-Cooper 1,490 52.87 -7.86
Conservative Marcus Wood 748 26.54 +2.50
Green Charlotte Harley 302 10.72 +4.15
Labour Patrick Davies 222 7.88 +2.04
Justice & Anti-Corruption Teresa Skelton 56 1.99 -0.80
Majority 742 26.33
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Luke

St Luke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jamie Scott 686 51.19 +15.55
Liberal Democrats Cameron Johnson 436 32.54 -10.21
Labour Megan Ball 136 10.15 -3.72
Green Oliver Bell 82 6.12 -1.60
Majority 250 18.65
Conservative hold Swing

St Michael

St Michael (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Edwards 1,405 43.81 -12.96
Liberal Democrats Charles Radcliffe 1,151 35.89 -20.88
Conservative Fiona Mather 1,133 35.33 +6.45
Conservative Nicola Rule 899 28.03 -0.85
Green Sarah Gooding 436 13.60 +5.11
Independent Ian Tait 227 7.08 N/A
Labour Janet Berry 299 9.32 +3.48
Labour Antony De Peyer 209 6.52 +0.68
Hampshire Independents Duncan Stone 56 1.75 N/A
Majority 18 0.56
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Paul

St Paul
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Westwood 1,473 48.57 -13.27
Conservative Harry Johnson-Hill 893 29.44 +9.84
Green Giles Gooding 480 15.83 +4.81
Labour Zoe Lewis 187 6.17 -1.36
Majority 580 19.13
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The Worthys

The Worthys
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Cramoysan 1,327 52.62 -12.85
Conservative Signe Biddle 991 39.29 +14.69
Labour Kimberley Torkington 138 5.47 +2.44
Reform UK Dave Brockless 66 2.62 N/A
Majority 336 13.33
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Whiteley & Shedfield

Whiteley & Shedfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Vivian Achwal 1,020 50.52 -6.47
Conservative David Newberry 870 43.09 +3.80
Labour Daniel Reid 129 6.39 +2.68
Majority 150 7.43
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Wonston & Micheldever

Wonston & Micheldever
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Godfrey 1,954 62.39 +0.39
Liberal Democrats Andrew Adams 979 31.26 -1.48
Labour Jude Wilkinson 123 3.93 -1.31
Hampshire Independents Alan Stone 76 2.43 N/A
Majority 975 31.13
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election Timetable in England" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Elections Schedule". Winchester City Council. Retrieved 24 January 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Elections and voting". www.hants.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Coronavirus: English local elections postponed for a year". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Winchester city councillor resigns from the Conservative group". Hampshire Chronicle. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Councillor under investigation for racism is now listed as an independent". Hampshire Chronicle. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  7. ^ "City councillor resigns from Tories over fears work could embarrass party". Hampshire Chronicle. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  8. ^ "UPDATED: Controversial city councillor resigns after seeing 'opportune moment to step down'". Hampshire Chronicle. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Your Councillors". Winchester City Council. 24 January 2021. Archived from the original on 24 January 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Winchester City Council local election results - 6 May 2021". Winchester City Council. Archived from the original on 8 May 2021. Retrieved 8 May 2021.