2022 Portsmouth City Council election

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14 of the 42 seats to Portsmouth City Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
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Con
Leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson Simon Bosher
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader's seat Milton Drayton & Farlington
Seats before 15 17
Seats won 5 2
Seats after 17 13
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 4
Popular vote 11,882 12,037
Percentage 25.9% 26.2%
Swing Increase 0.6% Decrease 10.5%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Lab
PIP
Leader George Fielding George Madgwick
Party Labour Portsmouth Independent Party
Leader's seat Central Southsea Paulsgrove
Seats before 7 1
Seats won 5 2
Seats after 9 3
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 2
Popular vote 14,324 5,952
Percentage 31.2% 13.0
Swing Decrease 0.3% N/A

Council control before election

No Overall Control (Lib Dem minority)

Council control after election

No Overall Control (Lib Dem minority)

Elections to Portsmouth City Council took place on Thursday 5 May 2022, alongside other local elections across the country. The seats contested in this election were last contested in 2018. The Conservative Party had 6 seats they were defending, while the Liberal Democrats and Labour were both defending 4 seats. No party gained a majority from this election, and therefore the council remains under no overall control, with the Liberal Democrats continuing to run the council in a minority.[1][2]

Election results

Immediately ahead of this election, the composition of the council was:

15 7 17 1 2
Liberal Democrats Labour Conservative PI P

After the election result, the composition of the council became:

17 9 13 3
Liberal Democrats Labour Conservative PI

Results summary

2022 Portsmouth City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 5 Increase 1 35.7 12 17 40.5 11,882 25.9 Increase0.6
  Conservative 2 Decrease 4 14.3 11 13 31.0 12,037 26.2 Decrease10.5
  Labour 5 Increase 1 35.7 4 9 21.4 14,324 31.2 Decrease0.3
  Portsmouth Independent 2 Increase 2 14.3 1 3 7.1 5,952 13.0 N/A
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,498 3.3 Decrease0.4
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 135 0.3 Decrease0.3
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 73 0.2 N/A

Ward results

Comparisons for the purpose of determining a gain, hold or loss of a seat, and for all percentage changes, is to the last time these specific seats were up for election in 2018. An asterisk indicates the incumbent councillor.

Baffins

Baffins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Abdul Kadir 1,391 36.9 -0.5
Portsmouth Independent Paul Oakley-Cleife 760 20.2 N/A
Conservative Charlie Douglas 757 20.1 -13.7
Labour Jason Christopher 568 15.1 -5.8
Green Bob Simmonds 155 4.1 0.6
Independent Jeanette Smith* 135 +3.6 N/A
Majority 631 16.7 +13.1
Turnout 3,788 34.3 +0.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Central Southsea

Central Southsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Fielding* 1,849 47.9 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Sarah Shreeve 1,410 36.5 +1.2
Conservative Jack Jackson 411 10.6 -5.5
Green Menno Groen 193 5.0 +1.6
Majority 439 11.4 +2.6
Turnout 3,878 32.9 +3.1
Labour hold Swing

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yinka Adeniran 1,216 49.5 +15.6
Conservative Renu Raj 451 18.3 -6.6
Liberal Democrats Maria Cole 379 15.4 -13.9
Portsmouth Independent Chris Drake 370 15.0 N/A
TUSC Chris Pickett 43 1.7 N/A
Majority 765 31.2
Turnout 2,469 18.5 -1.2
Labour hold Swing

Copnor

Copnor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Swann* 1,062 33.9 -12.9
Portsmouth Independent Raymond Dent 922 29.4 N/A
Labour Mary Vallely 664 21.2 -7.3
Green Tim Sheerman-Chase 280 8.9 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Gordon Candlish 203 6.5 -8.1
Majority 140 4.5 -13.9
Turnout 3,138 32.2 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing

Cosham

Cosham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Asghar Shah 1,639 47.7 +16.6
Conservative Hannah Hockaday* 1,410 41.0 -11.7
Portsmouth Independent Mike Jerome 207 6.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Helena Cole 180 5.2 -1.8
Majority 229 6.7
Turnout 3,454 33.6 3.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Drayton & Farlington

Drayton & Farlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Bosher* 1,987 54.2 -13.1
Labour Pooja Jha 831 22.7 +1.2
Portsmouth Independent Tom Oulds 472 12.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Delwar Baig 376 10.3 +1.5
Majority 1,156 31.5 -11.9
Turnout 3,676 35.1 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing

Eastney & Craneswater

Eastney & Craneswater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Winnington 1,380 34.0 +10.1
Conservative Scott Green 1,112 27.4 -16.2
Labour Craig Withey 995 24.5 -3.8
Portsmouth Independent Lee Tindal 575 14.2 N/A
Majority 268 6.6
Turnout 4,079 42.0 Steady
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Fratton

Fratton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Coles* 1,214 43.5 +6.0
Liberal Democrats David Fuller 1,094 39.2 +4.2
Conservative Paul Sweeney 484 17.3 -1.1
Majority 120 4.3 1.8
Turnout 2,813 26.5 -2.0
Labour hold Swing

Hilsea

Hilsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Portsmouth Independent Russell Simpson 1,097 35.6 N/A
Conservative Frank Jonas* 1,075 34.8 -22.6
Labour Julian Lewis 624 20.2 -8.4
Liberal Democrats Peter Williams 173 5.6 -1.8
Green Emma Murphy 116 3.8 -2.8
Majority 22 0.8
Turnout 3,091 30.6 +1.3
Portsmouth Independent gain from Conservative

Milton

Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Pitt 1,651 40.3 +1.4
Labour Paula Savage 1,613 39.4 +7.6
Conservative David Chandler 630 15.4 -6.2
Green Sarah Gilbert 198 4.8 -0.1
Majority 38 0.9 -9.0
Turnout 4,121 39.2 -2.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Nelson

Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jason Fazackarley* 1,109 46.2 +6.1
Labour Aimee-Louise Geyther 584 24.8 -2.6
Conservative Spencer Gardner 539 22.5 +0.3
Green Duncan Robinson 128 5.3 -0.4
TUSC Nick Doyle 30 1.3 N/A
Majority 525 21.4 +8.7
Turnout 2,401 23.3 +3.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Paulsgrove

Paulsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Portsmouth Independent Brian Madgwick 1,549 55.6 N/A
Conservative Andy Macfarlane 719 25.8 -19.9
Labour Raj Ghosh 406 14.6 +26.4
Liberal Democrats Nicky Dodd 112 4.0 -2.6
Majority 830 29.8
Turnout 2,796 27.5 +1.1
Portsmouth Independent gain from Conservative

St. Jude

St. Jude
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Smyth* 1,360 40.2 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Martin Northern 1,161 34.4 +9.6
Conservative Alicia Denny 617 18.3 -15.1
Green Ian McCulloch 241 7.1 +1.7
Majority 199 5.8 +2.8
Turnout 3,397 36.6 +1.6
Labour hold Swing

St. Thomas

St. Thomas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Jeffery 1,263 42.2 +7.6
Conservative Robert Johnson 783 26.2 -4.2
Labour Joshua Allen 761 25.4 -5.0
Green Elliott Lee 187 6.2 +1.7
Majority 480 16.0 +11.8
Turnout 3,006 27.6 -5.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Labour's approach to running the council in the coming year - Portsmouth Labour Party". 20 May 2022.
  2. ^ @portsmouthld (17 May 2022). "Portsmouth continues with a @LibDems administration for the City Council 2022/23" (Tweet) – via Twitter.