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2014 Havant Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2014 Havant Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, UK Independence Party in purple, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map of the results of the 2014 Havant Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, UK Independence Party in purple, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2014 Havant Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Havant Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background

Before the election Tony Briggs announced his resignation as leader of the council and the Conservative group on the council.[3] Mike Cheshire was chosen in April 2014 by the Conservatives as their new leader, defeating 3 other candidates.[3]

14 seats were contested at the election with the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats standing for every seat, while the Green party stood in 8 seats and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) stood in 6 seats.[4] The composition of the council before the election was 34 Conservatives, 3 Labour and 1 Liberal Democrat councillors.[5]

On 19 May 2014 candidates from the 5 parties standing at the election held a debate with parking, and especially the increase in parking charges in 2013, being a major issue.[5]

Election result

The Conservatives lost 3 seats, 2 to UKIP and 1 to Labour, but still won 10 of the 14 seats contested.[6][7] This reduced the Conservatives to 31 of the 38 seats on the council, Labour went up to 4 seats, UKIP won their first 2 seats, while the Liberal Democrats remained on 1 seat.[6] Overall turnout at the election was 32.8%, up from 27.5% at the 2012 election.[6]

The UKIP gains from the Conservatives came in Hayling East, where John Perry took the seat after a recount, and in Stakes ward, where Gary Kerrin won by 34 votes after the Conservative councillor Olwyn Kennedy stood down at the election.[6] Meanwhile, in the only other change Labour's Beryl Francis gained Warren Park from the Conservatives, after Mark Johnson did not stand for re-election.[6] Among those to hold their seats were the leader of the Conservatives Mike Cheshire in Hart Plain ward and the only Liberal Democrat councillor Faith Ponsonby in Battins.[6][7]

Havant local election result 2014[8][9]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 0 3 -3 71.4 45.8 14,014 -4.3%
  UKIP 2 2 0 +2 14.3 15.3 4,673 +9.5%
  Labour 1 1 0 +1 7.1 17.9 5,481 -6.7%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 7.1 11.8 3,600 -1.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 9.2 2,799 +2.5%

Ward results

Barncroft[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Fairhurst 567 51.3 +4.4
Labour Philip Pearson 357 32.3 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Susan Pook 181 16.4 +9.7
Majority 210 19.0 +1.1
Turnout 1,105 24.6 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing
Battins[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Faith Ponsonby 601 51.5 +16.4
Labour Anthony Berry 325 27.8 -12.9
Conservative Mark Johnson 241 20.7 -3.5
Majority 276 23.7
Turnout 1,167 24.9 +3.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bedhampton[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Smith 1,177 47.4 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Jane Briggs 478 19.2 -0.9
Green Terry Mitchell 466 18.8 +11.6
Labour George Smith 364 14.6 -1.4
Majority 699 28.1 +5.3
Turnout 2,485 35.1 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing
Bondfields[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frida Edwards 401 33.6 -0.9
Labour Munazza Faiz 340 28.5 -23.2
Green Tara Fisher 318 26.6 +26.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Bolt 135 11.3 -2.5
Majority 61 5.1
Turnout 1,194 24.6 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing
Cowplain[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Briggs 1,501 62.0 +4.0
Green Bruce Holman 382 15.8 +1.3
Labour Kenneth Monks 349 14.4 -4.5
Liberal Democrats John Jacobs 189 7.8 -0.7
Majority 1,119 46.2 +7.1
Turnout 2,421 33.0 +5.9
Conservative hold Swing
Emsworth[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Mackey 1,617 47.6 -10.2
UKIP John Davis 713 21.0 +21.0
Green Victoria Gould 401 11.8 -8.0
Labour Eric Whitehead 372 10.9 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher Maple 297 8.7 -1.1
Majority 904 26.6 -11.3
Turnout 3,400 42.2 +4.5
Conservative hold Swing
Hart Plain[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Cheshire 1,318 55.1 -6.4
Labour Sheila Mealy 741 31.0 +6.2
Liberal Democrats Elaine Woodard 335 14.0 +0.3
Majority 577 24.1 -12.6
Turnout 2,394 32.0 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing
Hayling East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP John Perry 1,044 39.6 +18.4
Conservative John Smith 996 37.7 -6.2
Labour Michael Clarke 313 11.9 -9.9
Green Paul Valentine 184 7.0 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Anne Martin 102 3.9 -1.4
Majority 48 1.8
Turnout 2,639 35.8 +6.6
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Hayling West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Wilson 1,359 50.4 +3.7
UKIP Philip Melhuish 708 26.2 +2.1
Labour Richard Sams 270 10.0 -7.7
Green Susan Holt 222 8.2 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Richard Brown 139 5.2 +0.8
Majority 651 24.1 +1.5
Turnout 2,698 39.0 +4.6
Conservative hold Swing
Purbrook[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gwendoline Blackett 1,475 62.5 +5.1
Labour Nicola Potts 626 26.5 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Hilary Bolt 258 10.9 -0.5
Majority 849 36.0 +9.8
Turnout 2,359 33.0 +7.2
Conservative hold Swing
St. Faiths[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacqueline Branson 1,104 38.8 -12.2
Green Timothy Dawes 626 22.0 +7.3
UKIP Wendy Coates 569 20.0 +20.0
Labour Philip Munday 364 12.8 -9.7
Liberal Democrats Michael Blanch 180 6.3 -5.5
Majority 478 16.8 -11.6
Turnout 2,843 39.6 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing
Stakes[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Gary Kerrin 792 37.9 +37.9
Conservative John Cooper 758 36.2 -13.8
Labour Barry Steel 395 18.9 -16.8
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Cosslett 147 7.0 -7.3
Majority 34 1.6
Turnout 2,092 28.0 +7.2
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Warren Park[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Beryl Francis 407 39.7 -4.6
Conservative Kristian Sapcote 309 30.2 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Margaret Brown 308 30.1 +1.0
Majority 98 9.6 -5.6
Turnout 1,024 21.2 +5.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Waterloo[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Sceal 1,191 43.4 -16.9
UKIP Carole Newnham 847 30.8 +30.8
Labour Sian Laxton 258 9.4 -14.3
Liberal Democrats David Crichton 250 9.1 -7.0
Green Arthur Plunkett 200 7.3 +7.3
Majority 344 12.5 -24.1
Turnout 2,746 34.7 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Havant". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  2. ^ Henderson, Stuart; Dearden, Lizzie (23 May 2014). "Full list of how Ukip, Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems have performed". The Independent.
  3. ^ a b "Economy and growth are the priorities says new leader of Havant Borough Council". The News. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Havant Borough Council election candidates". The News. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Havant election candidates grilled on parking and town centres". The News. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Brewerton, Elise (23 May 2014). "Success for Ukip at Havant Borough Council elections". The News. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Havant Borough Council election results". The News. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Election Notices and Results". Havant Borough Council. Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Results Elections 2014". The Times. 24 May 2014. pp. 88–89.
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