The 2022 Fareham Borough Council election will take place on 5 May 2022 to elect members of Fareham Borough Council. This is on the same day as other local elections. 16 of the 31 seats will be up for election.[1]

Background

Since its first election in 1973, Fareham has been under Conservative control, apart from periods of no overall control from 1973 to 1976, 1986 and 1987, and 1994 to 1999. The Liberal Democrats briefly overtook the Conservatives to become the largest party from 1994 to 1999.[2] In the 2021 election the Conservatives gained 1 seat with 56.2% of the vote, the Liberal Democrats made no gains or losses with 22.0%, independents made no gains or losses with 7.7%, and UKIP lost their seat on the council without contesting any seats.

The seats up for election this year were last elected in 2018. In that election, the Conservatives gained 1 seat with 54.1% of the vote, the Liberal Democrats made no net gains or losses with 28.4%, independents made no gains or losses with 3.5%, and UKIP lost the seat they were defending with 0.2%.

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election[3]
Party Seats Party Seats
Conservative 23 Conservative 23
Liberal Democrats 5 Liberal Democrats 5
Independent 3 Independent 3

Results

2022 Fareham Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative
  Fareham Independent Group
  Green
  Labour
  Liberal Democrats
  Monster Raving Loony
  Reform UK
  Independent

Results by ward

An asterisk indicates an incumbent councillor.

Fareham East

Fareham East[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Hamilton 1,059 43.26
Conservative Tom Davies* 967 39.50
Labour Gemma Oughton 272 11.11
Green Lydia Brown 150 6.13
Majority 92 3.76
Turnout 2,448 41
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Fareham North

Fareham North[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pamela Bryant* 962 43.10
Fareham Independent Group Jean Wigmore 528 23.66
Liberal Democrats Ciaran Urry-Tuttiett 365 16.35
Green David Harrison 220 9.86
Labour Sean Schofield 157 7.03
Majority 434 19.44
Turnout 2,232 40
Conservative hold Swing

Fareham North West

Fareham North West[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Foot 766 44.38
Liberal Democrats Pauline Galea 416 24.10
Fareham Independent Group Kerry Stubbs 293 16.98
Labour Andrew Mooney 251 14.54
Majority 350 20.28
Turnout 1,726 31
Conservative hold Swing

Fareham South

Fareham South[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Ingram 608 36.52
Labour Gemma Furnivall 484 29.07
Liberal Democrats Jim Palmer 236 14.17
Fareham Independent Group Paul Sturgess 224 13.45
Green Nick Lyle 113 6.79
Majority 124 7.45
Turnout 1,665 30
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Fareham West

Fareham West[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Bird 1,235 53.88
Liberal Democrats Rowena Palmer 383 16.71
Labour James Webb 275 12.00
Fareham Independent Group Tony Goodridge 229 9.99
Green John Vivian 126 5.50
Reform UK Steve Richards 44 1.92
Majority 852 37.17
Turnout 2,292 43
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Hill Head

Hill Head[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Dugan* 1,214 46.04
Liberal Democrats Gerry Drabble 881 33.41
Labour Lynne Murray 418 15.85
Monster Raving Loony Charlie Read 124 4.70
Majority 333 12.63
Turnout 2,637 40
Conservative hold Swing

Locks Heath

Locks Heath[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Bayford* 1,237 52.28
Fareham Independent Group Julie Kidby 634 26.80
Labour Angela Carr 263 11.12
Liberal Democrats Darren Alderson-Hall 232 9.81
Majority 603 25.49
Turnout 2,366 43
Conservative hold Swing

Park Gate

Park Gate[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Bastable* 1,110 47.68
Labour Nicholas Knight 448 19.24
Liberal Democrats Graham Everdell 368 15.81
Green Tom Newman 210 9.02
Fareham Independent Group Jan Mondey 192 8.25
Majority 662 28.44
Turnout 2,328 27
Conservative hold Swing

Portchester East

Portchester East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Trevor Alford
Liberal Democrats Chrissie Bainbridge
Conservative Harry Davis
Conservative Manny Martins
Liberal Democrats Paul Nother
Labour Les Ricketts
Labour Richard Ryan
Majority
Turnout

Portchester West

Portchester West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ashley Brown
Green James Durrant
Labour Dominic Martin
Conservative Susan Walker*
Fareham Independent Group David Wiltshire
Majority
Turnout

Sarisbury

Sarisbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Hughes
Labour Verden Meldrum
Conservative Seán Woodward*
Majority
Turnout

Stubbington

Stubbington[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivan Gray
Conservative Jacquie Needham
Liberal Democrats Jimmy Roberts
Fareham Independent Group Aimee White
Majority
Turnout

Titchfield

Titchfield[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Justin Grimley
Conservative Connie Hockley*
Fareham Independent Group Bob Murphy
Labour Michael Prior
Majority
Turnout

Titchfield Common

Titchfield Common[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Abrams
Labour James Carr
Independent Jack Englefield*
Conservative Sarah Jolliffe
Majority
Turnout

Warsash

Warsash[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frair Burgess
Labour Antony Ferraro
Liberal Democrats John Murray
Fareham Independent Group Kirsten Wiltshire
Majority
Turnout

References

  1. ^ "Election timetable in England". GOV.UK. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Fareham Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Your Councillors by Party". fareham.gov. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED" (PDF). Fareham Borough Council. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g George, David. "Local elections 2022: Full list of Fareham Borough Council results from election count". portsmouth.co.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2022.