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2019 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election

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2019 local election results in Wakefield
2019 local election results in Wakefield
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The 2019 Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2019 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 14 Liberal Democrats, 8 Yorkshire Party candidates, 7 UK Independence Party candidates, 6 Green Party candidates, 6 Independent candidates, 1 Socialist Alternative 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 (2019)
2015[3] 2016[4] 2018[5] 2019[6]
  Labour 53 53 52 49                                                                                                                            
  Conservative 6 7 11 11                                                                                                                              
  Independent 2 1 0 2                                                                                                                              
  Lib Dems 0 0 0 1                                                                                                                              

Summary

Wakefield Local Election Result 2019
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 0 3 -3 62 42.5 28,750 -9.2
  Conservative 5 0 0 0 24 24.6 16,669 -9.4
  Independent 2 2 0 +2 10 6.2 4179 +2.3
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 +1 5 9.0 6119 +4.1
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 7.4 4992 +6.3
  Yorkshire Party 0 0 0 0 0 6.9 4686 +3.9
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 1987 +1.8
  Democrats and Veterans 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 219 +0.1
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 87 -0.1
  • +/- compared with Wakefield Council election 2018.

Ward results

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Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton ward

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jessica Carrington 1224 34.8 -7.5
Yorkshire Party Martin Roberts 670 19.0 +10.2
Conservative Philip Davies 642 18.3 -6.7
Independent John Hardman 412 11.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrats Nick Gray 293 8.3 +4.7
Independent Gwen Marshall 276 7.8 -6.3
Majority 554 17.3 -1.5
Turnout 3520 27.3 +2.0
Rejected ballots 118
Labour hold Swing

Airedale and Ferry Fryston ward

Airedale and Ferry Fryston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Alex Kear 1166 45.2 +45.2
Labour Yvonne Crewe 1091 42.3 -31.0
Conservative Eamonn Mullins 321 12.5 -11.3
Majority 75 2.9 -49.5
Turnout 2578 22.4 +3.5
Rejected ballots 31
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Altofts and Whitwood ward

Altofts and Whitwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jo Hepworth 1318 39.4 -18.1
Yorkshire Party Laura Walker 1089 32.5 +22.4
Conservative Anthony Hill 562 16.8 -11.2
Democrats and Veterans John Thomas 219 6.5 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Pollack 159 4.8 +4.8
Majority 229 6.9 -22.6
Turnout 3347 24.8 +0.9
Rejected ballots 35
Labour hold Swing

Castleford Central and Glasshoughton ward

Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Wallis 1316 42.7 -18.2
UKIP Lawrence Burrows 828 26.9 +26.9
Yorkshire Party Paul Phelps 689 22.4 -2.8
Conservative Joanne Smart 249 8.1 -5.8
Majority 488 15.8 -19.9
Turnout 3082 25.3 +2.9
Rejected ballots 13
Labour hold Swing

Crofton, Ryhill and Walton ward

Crofton, Ryhill and Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Cummings 1645 49.1 -5.0
Conservative James Hardwick 1082 32.3 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Adam Belcher 621 18.5 +7.6
Majority 563 16.8 -2.3
Turnout 3348 27.6 -2.1
Labour hold Swing

Featherstone ward

Featherstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Isherwood 1794 71.0 -4.8
Conservative Rodney Williams 733 29.0 +4.8
Majority 1061 42.0 -9.6
Turnout 2527 19.4 -3.3
Rejected ballots 157
Labour hold Swing

Hemsworth ward

Hemsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ian Womersley 1459 49.6 +13.0
Labour Glyn Lloyd 1104 37.5 -17.2
Conservative Nathaniel Harvey 194 6.6 -2.1
Green Lyn Morton 184 6.3 +6.3
Majority 355 12.1 -6.0
Turnout 2941 24.7 +1.4
Rejected ballots 31
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Horbury and South Ossett ward

Horbury and South Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Fishwick 1478 39.2 -5.5
Labour Melanie Jones 1240 32.8 -6.7
Liberal Democrats Mark Goodair 413 10.9 +0.1
Independent Mark Harrop 327 8.7 +8.7
Green Richard Norris 317 8.4 +3.4
Majority 238 6.4 +1.2
Turnout 3775 32.2 -1.4
Rejected ballots 43
Conservative hold Swing

Knottingley ward

Knottingley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Thomas Gordon 1906 63.1 +63.1
Labour Glenn Burton 642 21.3 -45.3
Green Willow Tolley 237 7.8 +7.8
Conservative Joshua Spencer 235 7.8 -25.6
Majority 1264 41.8 -5.1
Turnout 3020 29.4 +8.7
Rejected ballots 52
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Normanton ward

Normanton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Dagger 1322 45.6 -25.2
UKIP Cliff Parsons 1174 40.5 +40.5
Conservative Luke Thomas 405 14.0 -15.2
Majority 148 5.1 -36.5
Turnout 2901 23.4 +3.1
Rejected ballots 37
Labour hold Swing

Ossett ward

Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Angela Taylor 1551 42.6 -8.4
Labour Duncan Smith 1427 39.2 +2.2
Green Stephen Scott 405 11.1 +11.1
Liberal Democrats Tony Sargeant 261 7.2 -4.8
Majority 124 3.4 -10.6
Turnout 3644 29.4 -3.8
Rejected ballots 88
Conservative hold Swing

Pontefract North ward

Pontefract North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Garbutt 1214 41.4 -18.8
Yorkshire Party Steven Crookes 1148 39.2 +29.9
Conservative Chris Hyomes 570 19.4 -5.5
Majority 66 2.2 -20.3
Turnout 2932 22.1 -0.4
Rejected ballots 54
Labour hold Swing

Pontefract South

Pontefract South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Jones 1560 46.4 -5.8
Conservative Tony Hames 1351 40.2 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Salli Martlew 450 13.4 +8.5
Majority 209 6.2 -3.1
Turnout 3361 28.3 -3.6
Rejected ballots 160
Labour hold Swing

South Elmsall and South Kirkby ward

South Elmsall and South Kirkby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Tulley 2120 75.6 +20.5
Liberal Democrats Michael Keeton 383 13.6 +13.6
Conservative Pepe Ruzvidzo 303 10.8 +2.4
Majority 1737 62.0 +33.4
Turnout 2806 20.5 -2.0
Rejected ballots 135
Labour hold Swing

Stanley and Outwood East ward

Stanley and Outwood East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Hemingway 1567 44.8 -3.9
Conservative Gillian Laidler 859 24.5 -10.7
UKIP James Johnston 770 22.0 +16.0
Liberal Democrats Mary Macqueen 304 8.7 -1.4
Majority 708 20.3 +6.8
Turnout 3500 27.8 +0.0
Rejected ballots 40
Labour hold Swing

Wakefield East ward

Wakefield East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stuart Heptinstall 1725 56.9 -8.0
UKIP Colin Thornton 386 12.7 +12.7
Conservative Dianne Presha 370 12.2 -7.9
Green Terence Emmingham 270 8.9 +2.7
Yorkshire Party Stuart Rick 194 6.4 +6.4
Socialist Alternative Michael Griffiths 87 2.9 -1.7
Majority 1339 44.2 -0.6
Turnout 3032 26.7 +0.7
Rejected ballots 13
Labour hold Swing

Wakefield North ward

Wakefield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Isherwood 1377 46.0 -8.2
Conservative Angela Holwell 583 19.5 -9.6
UKIP Keith Wells 517 17.3 +11.9
Yorkshire Party Arnie Craven 302 10.1 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Natasha De Vere 214 7.0 +3.2
Majority 794 26.5 +1.4
Turnout 2993 25.5 -0.8
Rejected ballots 24
Labour hold Swing

Wakefield Rural ward

Wakefield Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Sanders 1796 44.4 -9.9
Labour Kevin Barker 1335 33.0 -3.8
Green Sarah Greenwood 574 14.2 +14.2
Liberal Democrats Catherine Budgen 343 8.5 -0.4
Majority 461 11.4 -6.1
Turnout 4048 29.6 -5.5
Rejected ballots 107
Conservative hold Swing

Wakefield South ward

Wakefield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karl Johnson 1532 40.8 -15.9
Labour Pete Rosser 1060 28.2 -3.9
Independent Norman Hazell 539 14.4 +14.4
Yorkshire Party Daniel Cochran 320 8.5 +2.5
Liberal Democrats David Currie 303 8.1 +2.8
Majority 472 12.6 -12.0
Turnout 3754 36.0 -1.0
Rejected ballots 34
Conservative hold Swing

Wakefield West ward

Wakefield West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Graham 1429 48.3 -3.3
UKIP Josie Thornton 678 22.9 +22.9
Conservative Tony Ayoade 655 22.1 -19.2
Liberal Democrats John Clayton 198 6.7 -0.4
Majority 751 25.4 +15.1
Turnout 2960 26.9 +0.8
Rejected ballots 27
Labour hold Swing

Wrenthorpe and Outwood West ward

Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charlie Keith 1240 34.2 -5.6
Conservative Henry Drabble 1198 33.1 -10.9
UKIP David Dews 639 17.6 +7.4
Yorkshire Party Brent Hawksley 274 7.6 +7.6
Liberal Democrats Esther Amis-Hughes 271 7.5 +1.6
Majority 42 1.1 -3.1
Turnout 3622 28.9 -2.5
Rejected ballots 10
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Information for voters". Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ Council, Wakefield Metropolitan District. "Statement of Persons Nominated". www.wakefield.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  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. ^ Council, Wakefield Metropolitan District. "Local elections 2019 - results". www.wakefield.gov.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  7. ^ Council, Wakefield Metropolitan District. "Local elections 2019". www.wakefield.gov.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
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