2022 Ipswich Borough Council election

← 2021 5 May 2022

17 seats (out of 48 seats)
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 30 15 3
Seats won 32 13 3
Seat change +2 -2 0

Elections to Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) are currently taking place as of 5 May 2022. 17 seats will be contested – one in each of the 16 wards,[1] plus an additional bye election in St John's Ward.[2]

The Conservatives failed to capitalise on any of the gains they had made in the previous year, and lost two seats to Labour. They made noticeable progress in traditionally strong Labour areas such Bridge, Gainsborough and Sprites, although failed to make gains. They lost Holywells and Stoke Park to Labour, which are traditionally stronger areas for the party.

Labour, who increased their majority from 12 to 16, made two gains from the Conservatives but actually saw their vote share fall on 2018, when this round of seats were last fought.

The Liberal Democrats saw their overall votes across the Borough remain static, but scored their best ever result in St Margaret’s ward, which is a stronghold for them.

The Green Party made the most progress in terms of vote share but failed to win a seat. Their support rose most in more central areas such as Alexandra and Holywells.

Timetable

IBC published the following timetable:[3]

Results summary

IBC published the statement of the persons nominated for election as a Borough Councillor on 5 April 2022.[4] The Labour Party retained control of the Council.[5]

Results comparison based on 2018 elections in which UKIP stood, but did not contest these elections.

2022 Ipswich Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 14 Increase 2 82.0 18 32 66.7 16,645 46.8 -1.6
  Conservative 2 Decrease 2 12.0 11 13 27.0 12,393 34.8 -2.0
  Liberal Democrats 1 Steady 6.0 2 3 6.3 3,632 10.2 +0.1
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,878 8.1 +4.8
  ADF 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 31 0.1 +0.1

Alexandra

Alexandra[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Cook 1,228 53.8 -6.0
Conservative Laura Allenby 557 24.4 +0.4
Green Tom Wilmot 357 15.6 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Sophie Williams 138 6.0 -1.1
Majority 671 29
Turnout 2280 29.8
Labour hold Swing

Bixley

Bixley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Phillips 1,184 51.5 -7.6
Labour Paul Anderson 743 32.3 0.0
Green Stephanie Cullen 207 9.0 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Trevor Powell 167 7.2 -1.4
Majority 441 19.1
Turnout 2301 40.2
Conservative hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Connolly 880 50.0 -9.6
Conservative Mike Scanes 595 33.8 +4.8
Green Adria Pittock 188 10.7 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Henry Williams 98 5.6 +1.6
Majority 285 13.1
Turnout 2168 26.7
Labour hold Swing

Castle Hill

Castle Hill[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sam Murray 978 47.2 -5.8
Labour Kimberley Clements 668 32.3 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Martin Pakes 423 20.4 +11.2
Majority 310 14.9
Turnout 2069 35.6
Conservative hold Swing

Gainsborough

Gainsborough[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynne Mortimer 1,061 52.0 -2.1
Conservative Albert Demaj 793 38.8 +8.3
Green Brieanna Patmore 135 6.6 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Conrad Packwood 53 2.6 +0.8
Majority 268 13.1
Turnout 2042 33.0
Labour hold Swing

Gipping

Gipping[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Hughes 971 57.9 -2.3
Conservative Sian Gubb 474 28.3 -3.2
Green Lee Morris 145 8.6 +8.6
Liberal Democrats Lisa Weichert 87 5.2 -3.1
Majority 497 29.6
Turnout 1677 26.3
Labour hold Swing

Holywells

Holywells[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Lankester 1,095 48.3 +2.1
Conservative John Downie 842 37.1 -7.2
Green Jenny Rivett 260 11.4 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Robin Whitmore 72 3.2 -0.2
Turnout 2269 38.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Priory Heath

Priory Heath[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Maguire 1,033 53.6 -0.6
Conservative Andy Shannon 635 32.9 -2.5
Green Andy Patmore 155 8.0 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Jacob 105 5.4 +0.3
Majority
Turnout 29.0
Labour hold Swing

Rushmere

Rushmere[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stefan Long 1,308 53.5 -3.5
Conservative Paul Cawthorn 814 33.3 -2.7
Green Rachel Morris 165 6.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrats Lucy Drake 156 6.4 -0.6
Majority
Turnout 39.1
Labour hold Swing

Sprites

Sprites[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Smart 847 49.0 -10.0
Conservative Roland Mortimer 757 43.8 +12.6
Green Barry Broom 126 7.3 +7.3
Majority
Turnout 33.8
Labour hold Swing

St. John's

(2 seats up due to by-election)[16]

St. John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sophie Connolly 1,290 50.7 -4.8
Labour Kanthasamy Elavalakan 1,228 48.3 -6.8
Conservative Tim Buttle 865 34.0 +1.2
Conservative Sachin Karale 790 31.1 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Giles Turner 280 11.0 +4.0
Green Jude Rook 243 9.6 +4.5
Green Jason Williams 159 6.3 +1.2
Turnout 2,543 36.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St. Margaret's

St Margaret's[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Inga Lockington 1,765 59.0 +8.6
Conservative Stephen Ion 563 18.8 -6.0
Labour Ruman Muhith 451 15.1 -5.6
Green Kirsty Wilmot 215 7.2 +3.7
Majority 1,202 40.2
Turnout 46.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stoke Park

Stoke Park[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Blacker 855 46.6 +7.4
Conservative Nadia Cenci 817 44.5 -9.0
Green Martin Hynes 69 3.8 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Adam Merritt 62 3.4 +0.8
ADF Sandra Sparrow 31 1.7 +1.7
Majority 38
Turnout 1,834 34.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Westgate

Westgate[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Kreidewolf 939 54.4 -2.8
Conservative Debbie Richards 444 25.7 -1.3
Green John Mann 188 10.9 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Martin Hore 156 9.0 +0.2
Majority 395 28.7
Turnout 26.9
Labour hold Swing

Whitehouse

Whitehouse[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Wright 970 58.6 +1.4
Conservative David Goldsmith 511 30.9 +2.6
Green Andrea McDonald 175 10.6 +10.6
Majority
Turnout 175
Labour hold Swing

Whitton

Whitton[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Shaw 1,078 53.6 +1.0
Conservative Michelle Bevan Margetts 774 38.5 -4.1
Green Edmund Harrison 91 4.5 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Julie Fletcher 70 3.5 -1.2
Majority
Turnout 33.0
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Ipswich Borough Council elections | Ipswich Borough Council". www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  2. ^ Noble, Jason (2022). "Who is standing in your ward in Ipswich Borough Council's elections?". Ipswich Star. No. 6 April 2022. Archant. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Timetable of Proceedings for Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  4. ^ Williams, Russell. "Statement of the persons nominated and notice of Poll" (PDF). Ipsiwich.gov. Ipswich Borough Councillor. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Ipswich election results 2022: Labour increases majority". BBC News. No. 6 May 2022. 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
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  7. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Bixley on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
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  9. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Castle Hill on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  10. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Gainsborough on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  11. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Gipping on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  12. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Holywells on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  13. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Priory Heath on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  14. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Rushmere on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  15. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Sprites on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
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  17. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for St. Margaret's on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  18. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Stoke Park on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  19. ^ Williams, Russell. "Election of a Borough Councillor for Westgate on Thursday 5 May 2022" (PDF). www.ipswich.gov.uk. Ipswich Borough Council. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
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