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2018 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election

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2018 local election results in Wakefield
2018 local election results in Wakefield
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The 2018 Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in England.[1] The election was held on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party and the Conservative Party fielded a full slate of 21 candidates, as well as 12 Liberal Democrats, 6 Yorkshire Party candidates, 4 Green Party candidates, 3 UK Independence Party candidates, 1 Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate and 1 Democrats and Veteran's Party candidate.[2]

Council make-up

The make up of the Council following the election was:

Party political make-up of Wakefield Council
   Party Seats Current Council (2018)
2014[3] 2015[4] 2016[5] 2018[6]
  Labour 54 53 53 52                                                                                                                            
  Conservative 6 6 7 11                                                                                                                              
  UKIP 2 2 2 0                                                                                                                              
  Independent 1 2 1 0                                                                                                                              

Summary

Wakefield Local Election Result 2018
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 1 2 -1 76 51.7 35,344 -1.7
  Conservative 5 4 0 +4 24 34.0 23,236 +10.7
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 4.9 3347 +1.4
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 3.9 2633 +0.0
  Yorkshire Party 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2023 +1.3
  UKIP 0 0 2 -2 0 1.1 766 -10.4
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 749 +0.0
  Democrats and Veterans 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 140 +0.2
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 135 -1.2
  • +/- compared with Wakefield Council election 2016.

Ward results

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Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton ward

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Allan Garbutt 1383 42.3 -3.4
Conservative Philip Davies 817 25 +4.5
Independent Gwen Marshall 461 14.1 N/A
Yorkshire Party Martin Roberts 286 8.8 +2.6
Green George Scogings 202 6.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mary MacQueen 119 3.6 N/A
Majority 566 17.3 -5.3
Turnout 3268 25.3 -5.3
Rejected ballots 5
Labour hold Swing

Airedale and Ferry Fryston ward

Airedale and Ferry Fryston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathryn Scott 1662 76.2 -5.9
Conservative Eamonn Mullins 520 23.8 +5.9
Majority 1142 52.4 +0.2
Turnout 2182 18.9 -4.6
Rejected ballots 10
Labour hold Swing

Altofts and Whitwood ward

Altofts and Whitwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jacquie Speight 1823 57.5 -1
Conservative Anthony Hill 888 28 +8.4
Yorkshire Party Steven Crookes 320 10.1 -0.5
Democrats and Veterans John Thomas 140 4.4 N/A
Majority 935 29.5 -9.4
Turnout 3171 23.9 -3.5
Rejected ballots 9
Labour hold Swing

Castleford Central and Glasshoughton ward

Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Denise Jeffrey 1652 60.9 -8.1
Yorkshire Party Paul Phelps 684 25.2 N/A
Conservative Joanne Smart 377 13.9 +6.1
Majority 968 35.7 -10.1
Turnout 2713 22.4 -4.3
Rejected ballots 8
Labour hold Swing

Crofton, Ryhill and Walton ward

Crofton, Ryhill and Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert Manifield 1958 54.1 +5.3
Conservative Susan Jane Lodge 1268 35 +14.9
Liberal Democrats Adam Belcher 396 10.9 +4.7
Majority 690 19.1 -4.8
Turnout 3622 29.7 -4.7
Rejected ballots 11
Labour hold Swing

Featherstone ward

Featherstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Taylor 2238 75.8 -6.2
Conservative Diane Dolby 716 24.2 +6.2
Majority 1522 51.6 -12.4
Turnout 2954 22.7 -4.9
Rejected ballots 38
Labour hold Swing

Hemsworth ward

Hemsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandra Pickin 1512 54.7 +9.8
Independent Ian Womersley 1012 36.6 +1
Conservative Terry Brown 241 8.7 +2.6
Majority 500 18.1 +8.8
Turnout 2765 23.3 -3.9
Rejected ballots 3
Labour hold Swing

Horbury and South Ossett ward

Horbury and South Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gillian Cruise 1790 44.7 +23.3
Labour Melanie Jones 1583 39.5 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Mark Goodair 432 10.8 -2.1
Green Richard Norris 202 5 -0.2
Majority 207 5.2 N/A
Turnout 4007 33.6 -2.3
Rejected ballots 11
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Knottingley ward

Knottingley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Ellis 1419 66.6 +5.1
Conservative Joshua Daniel Adrian Spencer 713 33.4 +22.7
Majority 999 46.9 +13.3
Turnout 2132 20.7 -5.7
Rejected ballots 29
Labour hold Swing

Normanton ward

Normanton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Blezard 1777 70.8 -4.5
Conservative Hilary Plumber 733 29.2 +4.5
Majority 1044 41.6 -9
Turnout 2510 20.3 -3.6
Rejected ballots 21
Labour hold Swing

Ossett ward

*Nick Farmer, previously won the seat of Ossett in the local elections of 2014. He resigned from the UK Independence Party in 2017 and took up his seat as an Independent. He later joined the Conservative Party.

Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Farmer 2124 51 +30.4
Labour Co-op Kerron Cross 1543 37 +9.6
Liberal Democrats Tony Sargeant 499 12 +5.2
Majority 581 14 N/A
Turnout 4166 33.2 -1.7
Rejected ballots 12
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Pontefract North ward

Pontefract North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clive Tennant 1724 60.2 +6.9
Conservative Chris Hyomes 714 24.9 +9.2
Yorkshire Party Arnie Craven 266 9.3 +3.7
Green Rennie Smith 162 5.7 N/A
Majority 1010 35.3 +7.2
Turnout 2866 22.5 -3.6
Rejected ballots 3
Labour hold Swing

Pontefract South

Pontefract South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Ayre 2000 52.2 +5
Conservative Amy Swift 1646 42.9 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Daniel Woodlock 188 4.9 -0.1
Majority 354 9.3 +3.2
Turnout 3834 31.9
Rejected ballots 23
Labour hold Swing

South Elmsall and South Kirkby ward

South Elmsall and South Kirkby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynne Whitehouse 1755 55.1 -28.1
Independent Wilf Benson 844 26.5 N/A
Conservative Dianne Presha 269 8.4 -7.7
Independent Laurie Harrison 233 7.9 N/A
Independent Jim Kenyon 83 2.6 N/A
Majority 911 28.6 -39.2
Turnout 3184 23.4 -2.7
Rejected ballots 7
Labour gain from Independent Politician Swing

Stanley and Outwood East ward

Stanley and Outwood East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jacqui Williams 1700 48.7 +0.1
Conservative Nathaniel Harvey 1230 35.2 +10.6
Liberal Democrats Nicola Sinclair 352 10.1 +6.2
UKIP James Johnston 209 6 -15.5
Majority 470 13.5 -10.5
Turnout 3491 27.8 -4.2
Rejected ballots 8
Labour hold Swing

Wakefield East ward

Wakefield East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Olivia Rowley 1918 64.9 -1.9
Conservative Richard Wakefield 594 20.1 +4.6
Green Jody Gabriel 183 6.2 -3.3
TUSC Michael Griffiths 135 4.6 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Margaret Dodd 124 4.2 N/A
Majority 1324 44.8 -5.9
Turnout 2954 26 -4.8
Rejected ballots 15
Labour hold Swing

Wakefield North ward

Wakefield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tracey Austin 1660 54.2 -1
Conservative Antony Calvert 890 29.1 +11.6
Yorkshire Party Lucy Brown 223 7.3 -0.3
UKIP Keith Wells 166 5.4 -14.3
Liberal Democrats Natasha De Vere 121 4 N/A
Majority 770 25.1 -5.4
Turnout 3060 26.3 -4.3
Rejected ballots 13
Labour hold Swing

Wakefield Rural ward

Wakefield Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samantha Harvey 2625 54.3 +10.5
Labour Kevin Barker 1781 36.8 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Finbarr Cronin 431 8.9 -3.2
Majority 844 17.5 +12.3
Turnout 4837 35.1 +0.9
Rejected ballots 14
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Wakefield South ward

Wakefield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nadeem Ahmed 2209 56.7 +11.6
Labour Gwen Page 1250 32.1 -6.5
Yorkshire Party Daniel Cochran 234 6 -1.1
Liberal Democrats David Currie 205 5.3 -1.5
Majority 959 24.6 +18.1
Turnout 3898 37 +0.8
Rejected ballots 6
Conservative hold Swing

Wakefield West ward

Wakefield West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Swift 1478 51.6 +2.6
Conservative Nathan Garbutt Moore 1183 41.3 +11.1
Liberal Democrats John Clayton 203 7.1 +1
Majority 295 10.3 -8.5
Turnout 2864 26.1 -4.1
Rejected ballots 8
Labour hold Swing

Wrenthorpe and Outwood West ward

Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nic Stansby 1689 44 +11.9
Labour Christine Sharman 1528 39.8 -4.1
UKIP David Dews 391 10.2 -10
Liberal Democrats Esther Amis-Hughes 227 5.9 +1.9
Majority 161 4.2 N/A
Turnout 3835 31.4 -5
Rejected ballots 6
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ Council, Wakefield Metropolitan District. "District (Local) election". www.wakefield.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/previous-election-results-electorate-statistics/local-election-results/local-election-results-2014
  4. ^ http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/previous-election-results-electorate-statistics/local-election-results/local
  5. ^ http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/current-elections/local
  6. ^ a b Council, Wakefield Metropolitan District. "Local elections 2018 - results". www.wakefield.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
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