The 2022 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022 to elect members of Sefton Council. This is on the same day as other local elections. 21 of the 66 seats will be up for election, with 1 ward (St. Oswald) being uncontested.[1][2] Carla Maria Thomas of the Labour Party holds her seat after being elected unopposed. Cllr Carla Thomas has been a Sefton Councillor since 2016. She is also the Deputy Portfolio Holder for Policy, Reform and Resources to Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

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.