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2014 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council election

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2014 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third of seats (21 of 63) to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour UKIP
Seats won 11 10
Seat change Decrease8 Increase10

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Conservative Independent
Seats won 0 0
Seat change Decrease2 Steady0

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Election result

Rotherham Council Election Result 2014
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  UKIP 10 10 0 Increase10 48.0 44.3 30,084 Increase28.5
  Labour 11 0 8 Decrease8 52.0 40.9 27,793 Decrease0.9
  Conservative 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 9.5 6,482 Decrease12.6
  Independents 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.8 1,886 Decrease6.8
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.7 487 Increase0.5
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.7 484 Increase0.7
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.6 395 Increase0.6
  PNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 223 Increase0.3
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 136 Decrease3.0

A total of 67,970 votes were cast. There were 508 spoiled ballots. The turnout was 34.79% The 2014 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

A third of the seats was in play. The councilmen and women from this class were previously elected during the 2010 Rotherham Council election, in which Labour swept 19 out of 21 wards with 44% of the votes, thanks to the very divided opposition (Conservative, UKIP, BNP as well as Independents).

This was the first election since the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal broke. Turnout lowered to about half of its 2010 figure (down to 34.79%). UKIP made huge gains, taking 10 of the 21 seats in play, their first ever at the Council.

Opposition to Labour is up to the levels of 2007, but Labour's majority on the Council is still safe despite being reduced from 58 to 50 (out of 63).

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

58 4 1
Labour Con Ind

After the election the composition of the council was:

50 10 2 1
Labour UKIP Con Ind
Anston and Woodsetts
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Josephine Anne Burton* 1,339 38.8 -0.8
UKIP Bernard Froggatt 1,308 37.9 +26.7
Conservative Josephine Margaret Taylor 555 16.1 -19.7
Green Charles David Foulstone 251 7.2 N/A
Majority 31 0.9
Turnout 3,453 38.9 -28.7
Labour hold Swing
Boston Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rose Margaret McNeely* 1,428 39.2 -1.8
UKIP Peter Gerard John Short 1,267 34.8 +21.5
Conservative Christian Carl Backer Kramer 424 11.7 -9.1
Respect Raisah Jan Mahmood 267 7.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Meharban 136 3.8 -11.8
TUSC Christopher James Edward Bingham 118 3.2 N/A
Majority 161 4.4
Turnout 3,640 38.8 -22.7
Labour hold Swing
Brinsworth and Catcliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Buckley* 1,651 50.6 +3.7
UKIP Julie Turner 1,611 49.4 +42.0
Majority 40 0.8
Turnout 3,262 35.2 -26.4
Labour hold Swing
Dinnington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Ian Kenneth Finnie 1,293 42.1 +20.9
Labour Jacqueline Margaret Falvey* 1,195 39.0 -10.8
Independent David Smith 579 18.9 N/A
Majority 98 3.1
Turnout 3,067 31.8 -26.9
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Hellaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Richard Arthur John Turner 1,825 51.7 +20.0
Labour Janet Martin Mallinder 1,150 32.6 -10.2
Conservative Omar Mehban 552 15.7 -5.3
Majority 201 6.5
Turnout 3,527 37.9 -27.3
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Holderness
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Smith* 1,064 31.6 -1.4
UKIP John Wilkinson 1,061 31.5 +27.4
Independent Hilda Landells Jack 557 16.5 N/A
Conservative Michael James Naughton 361 10.7 +3.3
Independent David Henry Gee 226 6.7 N/A
TUSC Paul Marshall 100 3.0 N/A
Majority 3 0.1
Turnout 3,369 35.1 -27.8
Labour hold Swing
Hoober
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Steele* 1,362 47.1 -4.1
UKIP Michael John Pallant 1,151 39.8 +23.1
Conservative Brian Eastwood Taylor 377 13.1 -9.1
Majority 211 7.3
Turnout 2,890 30.6 -27.3
Labour hold Swing
Keppel
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP David Cutts 1,658 49.6 +23.8
Labour Ian Colin Barron* 1,258 37.6 -9.3
Conservative Michael Robinson 426 12.8 -1.3
Majority 400 12.0
Turnout 3,342 36.3 -26.7
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Maltby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Amy Louise Rushforth* 1,183 41.9 +2.1
UKIP Roger Jarvis 1,120 39.6 +30.9
Independent Michael Conlon 524 18.5 +11.1
Majority 63 2.3
Turnout 2,827 31.9 -23.6
Labour hold Swing
Rawmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Caven Vines 1,563 52.0 +35.6
Labour Jayne Christine Elliot 1,220 40.5 -14.5
Conservative Beryl Charlotte Brown 227 7.5 -9.5
Majority 343 11.5
Turnout 3,010 31.5 -22.6
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Rother Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Gregory Reynolds 1,444 53.1 +22.0
Labour Richard Scott Russell* 1,097 40.4 -15.8
TUSC Neil Adshead 177 6.5 N/A
Majority 347 12.7
Turnout 2,718 30.2 -28.0
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Rotherham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shaukat Ali 1,460 49.7 -15.8
UKIP Timothy Michael Jones 1,240 42.2 +22.0
Green Richard William Penycate 236 8.1 N/A
Majority 220 7.5
Turnout 2,936 32.2 -17.5
Labour hold Swing
Rotherham West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Maureen Vines 1,567 44.0 +29.7
Labour Jahangir Akhtar 1,528 42.9 -1.8
Conservative Marilyn Marshall 248 7.0 -5.9
Respect Sarah Kiran Mahmood 217 6.1 N/A
Majority 39 1.1
Turnout 3,560 37.5 -19.7
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Silverwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Martyn Lawton Parker 1,672 51.8 +17.1
Labour Patricia Anne Russell* 1,133 35.1 -14.3
Conservative James Gedler 425 13.1 +0.7
Majority 539 16.7
Turnout 3,230 33.8 -25.3
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Sitwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Allen Cowles 1,776 42.5 +30.2
Conservative Anne Middleton 1,101 26.3 -15.2
Labour Tajamal Khan 1,084 25.9 -8.7
Patients not Profits Naveen Judah 223 5.3 N/A
Majority 675 16.2
Turnout 4,184 44.3 -24.4
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Swinton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stuart James Sansome 1,464 46.4 -9.0
UKIP Robert Eric Sanderson 1,405 44.5 +17.9
Conservative Stephen Handel Jones 286 9.1 -9.4
Majority 59 1.9
Turnout 3,155 34.5 -24.2
Labour hold Swing
Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Kathleen Ann Reeder 1,572 53.1 N/A
Labour Dave Pickering* 1,387 46.9 +2.2
Majority 185 6.2
Turnout 2,959 32.0 +22.0
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Wales
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jennifer Whysall* 1,386 44.8 +3.5
UKIP Dennis Flynn 1,108 35.8 +22.4
Conservative Lucie Helen Brittain 601 19.4 -13.3
Majority 278 9.0
Turnout 3,095 35.4 -30.6
Labour hold Swing
Wath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Atkin* 1,558 47.6 -7.5
UKIP Brian Albert Bailey 1,409 43.1 +17.6
Conservative Linda Elizabeth Higgins 303 9.3 -10.2
Majority 149 4.5
Turnout 3,270 32.5 -26.5
Labour hold Swing
Wickersley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Ellis* 1,685 47.3 -1.2
UKIP Brian Cutts 1,482 41.7 +26.5
Conservative Alex Alan John Walker 392 11.0 -15.1
Majority 203 5.6
Turnout 3,559 38.4 -24.5
Labour hold Swing
Wingfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Lee James Hunter 1,552 53.2 +47.0
Labour Keith Goulty* 1,161 39.8 +0.8
Conservative Kenneth Rodney Marshall 204 7.0 -3.0
Majority 391 13.4
Turnout 2,917 32.2 -22.8
UKIP gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "England council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
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