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2014 Huntingdonshire District Council election

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Map of the results of the 2014 Huntingdonshire District Council election. Conservatives in blue, UK Independence Party in purple, independents in light grey and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2014.
Map of the results of the 2014 Huntingdonshire District Council election. Conservatives in blue, UK Independence Party in purple, independents in light grey and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2014.

The 2014 Huntingdonshire District Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire, 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

At the last election in 2012 the Conservatives stayed in control of the council with 39 seats, compared to 7 Liberal Democrats, 3 UK Independence Party, 2 independents and 1 for Labour.[3] However, in early 2013 Conservative councillors, Ken Churchill from Little Paxton ward and Bob Farrer from St Neots Eaton Ford, left the Conservatives to become independents and then joined the UK Independence Party in November 2013.[4][5] Subsequently in January 2014 another Conservative councillor, Colin Hyams of Godmanchester ward, defected to the Liberal Democrats.[6]

The changes meant that before the election the Conservatives had 35 councillors, Liberal Democrats 7, UK Independence Party 5, independents 3, Labour had 1 seat and 1 seat was vacant after the death of the Conservative councillor for Warboys and Bury, John Pethard.[7] 17 of the 52 seats on the council were contested with 5 councillors, Terry Clough, Nick Guyatt, Colin Hyams, Terry Rogers and Alan Williams, standing down at the election.[7]

Election result

The Conservatives stayed in control of the council after winning 11 of the 17 seats contested,[8] but lost 1 seat to the UK Independence Party in Yaxley and Farcet.[9] The UK Independence Party also gained a seat from the Liberal Democrats in Huntingdon East by 34 votes to end the election with 7 councillors.[10][8] The only other change came in Buckden where independent Terry Hayward won a seat, which had formerly been held by Liberal Democrat William Clough before he stood down at the election.[11] These defeats reduced the Liberal Democrats to 5 seats on the council,[8] but Sarah Conboy did hold Godmanchester for the party after Colin Hyams, who had defected to the Liberal Democrats from the Conservatives earlier in 2014, stood down.[12]

Huntingdonshire local election result 2014[8][13]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 0 1 -1 64.7 38.9 12,396 +2.6%
  UKIP 3 2 0 +2 17.6 31.4 10,003 +10.8%
  Independent 2 1 0 +1 11.8 5.4 1,734 -8.4%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 2 -2 5.9 10.7 3,398 -5.9%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 12.5 3,986 -0.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 333 +1.0%

Ward results

Alconbury and the Stukeleys[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Baker 447 38.2 -20.2
UKIP Martin Cohen 332 28.4 +28.4
Liberal Democrats Mary Watkin 311 26.6 -6.1
Labour Nick Sherratt 81 6.9 -2.0
Majority 115 9.8 -15.9
Turnout 1,171 46 -29
Conservative hold Swing
Buckden[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Terry Hayward 674 58.6 +58.6
Conservative Julie Wisson 253 22.0 -10.1
UKIP John Lloyd 169 14.7 +14.7
Labour Robert Pugh 54 4.7 +0.3
Majority 421 36.6
Turnout 1,150 44 -33
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Earith[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Francis 1,062 53.5 -8.2
UKIP Peter Verrechia 524 26.4 +16.9
Labour Margaret Cochrane 216 10.9 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Tony Hulme 184 9.3 -4.8
Majority 538 27.1 -19.9
Turnout 1,986 42 -6
Conservative hold Swing
Elton and Folksworth[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rita Mathews 531 57.0 -4.0
UKIP Roger Henson 273 29.3 +20.3
Labour Kevin Goddard 127 13.6 +3.4
Majority 258 27.7 -13.6
Turnout 931 44 -32
Conservative hold Swing
Godmanchester[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Sarah Conboy 901 46.0 +18.5
Conservative Peter Brown 470 24.0 -4.3
UKIP Paul Dickinson 404 20.6 +12.7
Labour Ruth Pugh 183 9.3 -0.1
Majority 431 22.0
Turnout 1,958 39 +5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gransden and the Offords[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard West 846 53.5 -23.1
Labour Doctor Johnson 381 24.1 +12.5
UKIP Keith Drew 353 22.3 +22.3
Majority 465 29.4 -35.4
Turnout 1,580 43 -10
Conservative hold Swing
Huntingdon East[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Andrew Hardy 882 32.5 +17.4
Liberal Democrats Ste Greenall 848 31.2 -5.7
Conservative Daryl Brown 702 25.9 -9.5
Labour David King 282 10.4 -2.2
Majority 34 1.3
Turnout 2,714 38 +6
UKIP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Huntingdon West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Cawley 654 40.6 -22.0
UKIP Dennis Brown 425 26.4 +19.3
Liberal Democrats Michael Burrell 317 19.7 +4.6
Labour Mark Johnson 215 13.3 -1.9
Majority 229 14.2 -33.2
Turnout 1,611 31 -9
Conservative hold Swing
Ramsey[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Peter Reeve 1,553 63.6 +2.7
Conservative Madeleine Jackson 650 26.6 -3.6
Labour Iain Ramsbottom 151 6.2 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Anthony Jebson 89 3.6 +3.6
Majority 903 37.0 +6.4
Turnout 2,443 37 +8
UKIP hold Swing
Sawtry[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Darren Tysoe 877 45.5 +45.5
UKIP Simon Bywater 813 42.1 +25.5
Labour Margaret Coomey 239 12.4 +4.6
Majority 64 3.3
Turnout 1,929 39 +10
Conservative hold Swing
St Ives East[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Deborah Reynolds 621 39.2 -7.3
UKIP Paul Bullen 582 36.7 +12.8
Labour Jim Lomax 226 14.3 +2.4
Liberal Democrats John Oliver 156 9.8 +0.5
Majority 39 2.5 -20.2
Turnout 1,585 31 +3
Conservative hold Swing
St. Ives South[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Angie Dickinson 866 42.5 -4.5
UKIP Margaret King 585 28.7 +24.2
Labour John Watson 340 16.7 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Colin Saunderson 246 12.1 +7.1
Majority 281 13.8 +2.6
Turnout 2,037 38 -7
Conservative hold Swing
St Neots Eynesbury[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Steve Van De Kerkhove 1,060 46.7 +46.7
UKIP Marian Appleton 457 20.1 -0.7
Conservative Louie Ruck 422 18.6 -23.5
Labour Angela Hogan 211 9.3 -13.7
Green Gareth Thomas 118 5.2 +5.2
Majority 603 26.6
Turnout 2,268 30 +9
Independent hold Swing
St Neots Priory Park[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry Chapman 1,048 48.4 -7.4
UKIP Carol Gamby 580 26.8 +26.8
Labour Stephen Hinchley 321 14.8 -2.4
Green Melina Lafirenze 215 9.9 +9.9
Majority 468 21.6 -7.2
Turnout 2,164 32 -9
Conservative hold Swing
The Hemingfords[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Doug Dew 1,303 58.5 +18.0
UKIP Philip Foster 550 24.7 +13.0
Labour Richard Allen 376 16.9 +9.8
Majority 753 33.8 +26.9
Turnout 2,229 44 +4
Conservative hold Swing
Warboys and Bury[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bucknell 864 49.4 +3.1
UKIP Andy Monk 576 32.9 +6.7
Labour Mary Howell 172 9.8 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Christine Wills 138 7.9 -4.9
Majority 288 16.5 -3.6
Turnout 1,750 36 +8
Conservative hold Swing
Yaxley and Farcet[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Barry Hyland 945 40.3 +15.7
Conservative Maddie Banerjee 780 33.3 -13.5
Labour Graeme Watkins 411 17.5 -5.8
Liberal Democrats Chris Waites 208 8.9 +3.6
Majority 165 7.0
Turnout 2,344 28 +5
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

By-elections between 2014 and 2015

Warboys and Bury

A by-election took place in Warboys and Bury on 7 August 2014 after the death of Conservative councillor John Pethard.[14] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Angie Curtis with a majority of 59 votes over the UK Independence Party.[15]

Warboys and Bury by-election 7 August 2014[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Angie Curtis 619 46.6 -2.8
UKIP Michael Tew 560 42.1 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Christine Wills 78 5.9 -2.0
Labour Mary Howell 72 5.4 -4.4
Majority 59 4.4 -12.1
Turnout 1,329 27.6 -8
Conservative hold Swing

St Neots Priory Park

A by-election was held on in St Neots Priory Park on 27 November 2014 after the death of Conservative councillor Paula Longford.[17] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Ian Gardener with a majority of 111 votes over the UK Independence Party.[17]

St Neots Priory Park by-election 27 November 2014[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Gardener 448 45.5 -2.9
UKIP Carol Gamby 337 34.2 +7.4
Labour Angela Hogan 199 20.2 +5.4
Majority 111 11.3 -10.3
Turnout 984 15 -17
Conservative hold Swing

References

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