The 2022 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022 to elect members of Sefton Council. This was on the same day as other local elections. 21 of the 66 seats were up for election, with 1 ward (St. Oswald) being uncontested.[1][2]

Background

From its creation in 1974 to the 1986 election, Sefton Council was under Conservative control.[3] It was then under no overall control until the 2012 election, when Labour won their first majority on the council.[4] In the 2021 election, Labour polled 46.6% and gained 6 seats, the Conservatives polled 26.0% for a gain of 2 seats, The Liberal Democrats took 14.1% and lost 5 seats, Formby Residents Action Group polled 2.2% and did not make any gains, and independents lost their 3 seats on the council.[5]

The seats up for election this year were last elected in 2018. In that election, Labour gained 3 seats with 50.9% of the vote, the Liberal Democrats lost 4 seats on 16.0%, and the Conservatives gained 1 seat on 22.8%. Formby Residents Action Group lost the seat they were defending.

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election[6]
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 48 Labour 46
Liberal Democrats 8 Liberal Democrats 8
Conservative 8 Conservative 8
Formby Residents Action Group 2 Formby Residents Action Group 2
Independent 0 Independent 2

Changes:

Results

2022 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 17 Increase 2 77.3 31 48 72.7 32,371 49.3 +2.7
  Liberal Democrats 2 Steady 9.1 6 8 12.1 10,000 15.2 +1.1
  Conservative 3 Decrease 1 13.6 4 7 10.6 13,296 20.2 -5.8
  FRAG[a] 0 Steady 0.0 2 2 3.0 973 1.5 -0.7
  Independent 0 Decrease 1 0.0 1 1 1.5 5,725 8.7 +5.0
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 3,119 4.7 -2.3
  Workers Party 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 142 0.2 +0.1
  Northern Independence 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 97 0.1 N/A
  1. ^ Formby Residents Action Group

Results by ward

An asterisk indicates an incumbent councillor.

Ainsdale

Ainsdale[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Brough* 1,387 33.0 +2.1
Labour Janet Harrison 1,354 32.2 +12.8
Liberal Democrats Lesley Delves 1,272 30.3 -14.2
Green Laurence Rankin 189 4.5 -0.7
Majority 33 0.8
Turnout 4,202 41.9
Conservative hold Swing Decrease5.4

Birkdale

Birkdale[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Iain Brodie-Browne* 1,518 43.4 +14.1
Labour Daniel McKee 1,093 31.2 -1.5
Conservative Lee Durkin 697 19.9 -12.1
Green David Collins 190 5.4 -0.6
Majority 425 12.2
Turnout 3,498 34.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase7.8

Blundellsands

Blundellsands[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Natasha Carlin* 2,301 66.0 +16.7
Conservative Harry Bliss 791 22.7 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Brian Dunning 394 11.3 +4.5
Majority 1,510 43.3
Turnout 3,486 37.6
Labour hold Swing Increase10.8

Cambridge

Cambridge[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Morris* 1,338 37.9 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Michael Sammon 1,313 37.2 +1.7
Labour Ian Upton 678 19.2 +2.2
Green Carla Fox 197 5.6 -0.3
Majority 25 0.7
Turnout 3,526 36.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.7

Church

Church[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daren Veidman* 1,850 64.5 +0.8
Green Neil Doolin 862 30.1 +9.0
Conservative John Campbell 155 5.4 -5.9
Majority 988 34.7 -8.0
Turnout 2,867
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.1

Derby

Derby[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brenda O'Brien* 1,757 82.6 +18.5
Independent John McDonald 204 9.6 N/A
Conservative Daniel Nuttall 165 7.8 +0.1
Majority 1,553 73.0
Turnout 2,126 23.6
Labour hold Swing N/A

Duke's

Duke's[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ron Watson* 1,479 41.9 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Jo Barton 1,224 34.7 +18.6
Labour Trevor Vaughan 824 23.4 +8.8
Majority 255 7.2
Turnout 3,527 33.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease9.3

Ford

Ford[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Dowd* 1,452 66.5 +3.1
Independent Chris Doyle 534 24.5 N/A
Conservative Margaret Middleton 114 5.2 -3.3
Workers Party Chris Haws 84 3.8 -0.8
Majority 918 42.0
Turnout 2,184 23.5
Labour hold Swing N/A

Harington

Harington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carol Richards 1,544 40.3 +7.0
Conservative Denise Dutton* 1,482 38.7 -4.1
FRAG Aimee Brodie 329 8.6 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Annie Gorski 257 6.7 +2.4
Green Michael Walsh 221 5.8 -1.6
Majority 62 1.6
Turnout 3,833 39.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase5.6

Kew

Kew[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laura Lunn-Bates 1,563 50.1 +13.5
Conservative Laura Nuttall 842 27.0 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Vic Foulds 715 22.9 -3.1
Majority 721 23.1
Turnout 3,120 30.0
Labour hold Swing Increase8.6

Linacre

Linacre[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Friel* 1,320 76.2 -12.6
Independent Lisa Ford 299 17.3 N/A
Conservative Lynne Bold 114 6.6 -4.6
Majority 1,021 58.9
Turnout 1,733 19.5
Labour hold Swing N/A

Litherland

Litherland[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Kelly* 1,703 77.2 +13.4
Independent Molli Cooke 285 12.9 N/A
Conservative Stephen Witham 121 5.5 -1.1
Northern Independence Billie Gibson 97 4.4 N/A
Majority 1,418 64.3
Turnout 2,206 24.7
Labour hold Swing N/A

Manor

Manor[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James McGinnity 1,818 59.1 +11.3
Conservative Janice Blanchard 669 21.7 -10.1
Liberal Democrats John Gibson 343 11.1 +1.2
Green James O'Keefe 248 8.1 -2.4
Majority 1,149 37.4
Turnout 3,078 31.1
Labour hold Swing Increase10.7

Meols

Meols[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gareth Lloyd-Johnson 1,326 37.0 -11.0
Conservative Thomas de Freitas 1,203 33.6 +2.1
Labour Stephen Jowett 839 23.4 +10.1
Green Pauline Hesketh 211 5.9 -1.3
Majority 123 3.4
Turnout 3,579 36.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease6.6

Molyneux

Molyneux[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Danny Burns 1,900 60.3 -6.4
Independent Tony Carr* 976 31.0 N/A
Conservative Marcus Bleasdale 274 8.7 -10.0
Majority 924 29.3
Turnout 3,150 31.1
Labour gain from Independent Swing N/A

Tony Carr was elected in 2018 for the Labour Party.

Netherton and Orrell

Netherton and Orrell[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Maher* 1,739 72.8 -2.4
Independent John Rice 473 19.8 N/A
Conservative Andrew Burgess 177 7.4 -3.1
Majority 1,266 53.0
Turnout 2,389 24.7
Labour hold Swing N/A

Norwood

Norwood[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mhairi Doyle* 1,734 55.9 +12.2
Conservative Pam Teesdale 672 21.7 -6.3
Liberal Democrats Stuart Williams 452 14.6 -6.2
Green David McIntosh 244 7.9 +0.4
Majority 1,062 34.2
Turnout 3,102 30.0
Labour hold Swing Increase9.3

Park

Park[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Burns* 1,510 45.1 -8.8
Independent Neil Spencer 723 21.6 N/A
Independent Kenneth Hughes 462 13.8 N/A
Conservative Daniel Sims 409 12.2 -22.5
Green Roy Greason 244 7.3 -4.1
Majority 787 23.5
Turnout 3,348 34.3
Labour hold Swing N/A

Ravenmeols

Ravenmeols[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nina Killen* 1,766 52.5 +13.9
Conservative Michael Shaw 660 19.6 -3.5
FRAG Bob McCann 644 19.1 -11.2
Green Alison Gibbon 294 8.7 +3.1
Majority 1,106 32.9
Turnout 3,364 35.2
Labour hold Swing Increase8.7

St. Oswald

St. Oswald[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carla Thomas* N/A N/A N/A
Majority N/A N/A N/A
Turnout N/A N/A N/A

This election was uncontested, so the poll was cancelled and Thomas was declared elected.[2]

Sudell

Sudell[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judy Hardman 1,329 37.0 -13.6
Independent Yvonne Sayers 1,065 29.6 N/A
Independent Thomas Hughes 704 19.6 N/A
Conservative Morgan Walton 283 7.9 -28.2
Liberal Democrats Emily Baker 157 4.4 N/A
Workers Party Paul McCord 58 1.6 -4.4
Majority 264 7.4
Turnout 3,596 34.7
Labour hold Swing N/A

Victoria

Victoria[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Grace* 2,297 60.3 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Hannah Gee 1,029 27.0 -1.2
Conservative Katie Burgess 264 6.9 -4.0
Green Samantha Cook 219 5.7 -2.2
Majority 1,268 33.3
Turnout 3,809 36.1
Labour hold Swing Increase4.3

References

  1. ^ "Election timetable in England". GOV.UK. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b "NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION" (PDF). Sefton Council. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Sefton Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. p. 28. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  4. ^ "BBC News - Vote 2012 - Sefton". BBC News. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  5. ^ Lally, Kate (7 May 2021). "Labour make huge gains and boost majority in Sefton". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Your Councillors by Party". Sefton.gov. 8 April 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  7. ^ Roberts-Haslam, Benjamin (28 May 2021). "Councillor to stand down at end of term amid row with colleagues". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Ward Nominations" (PDF). Sefton Council. Retrieved 8 April 2022.