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2016 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election

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2016 local election results in Wakefield
2016 local election results in Wakefield

The 2016 Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party and the Conservative Party fielded a full slate of 21 candidates, with UK Independence Party putting forward 11 candidates, 9 Liberal Democrat candidates, 6 Trade Union and Socialist Coalition candidates, 5 Yorkshire First candidates, 3 Green Party candidates and 4 Independent candidates.[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 (2014)
2014[3] 2015[4] 2016[5]
  Labour 54 53 53                                                                                                                              
  Conservative 6 6 7                                                                                                                              
  UKIP 2 2 2                                                                                                                              
  Independent 1 2 1                                                                                                                              

Summary

Wakefield Local Election Result 2016
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 19 1 1 0 90 53.4 39,305 +4.4
  Conservative 2 1 0 +1 10 23.3 17,171 -3.2
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 11.5 8478 -6.4
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 3.9 2901 +3.5
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 2577 +1.5
  Yorkshire Party 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 1270 +1.3
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 1044 +0.3
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 855 -1.5
  • +/- compared with Wakefield Council election 2015.

Ward results

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton ward

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martyn Ward 1631 45.7 0.0
Conservative Don Marshall 776 20.5 -7.7
UKIP Nathan Garbutt 639 16.9 -4.1
Independent Steven Pallett 500 13.2 N/A
Yorkshire First Martin Roberts 234 6.2 -0.4%
Majority 855 22.6 +4.6
Turnout 3780 30.6 -27.9
Labour hold Swing

Airedale and Ferry Fryston ward

Airedale and Ferry Fryston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Les Shaw 2142 82.1 +12
Conservative Amy Swift 467 17.9 +0.0
Majority 1675 52.2 +12
Turnout 2609 23.5 -26.6
Labour hold Swing

Altofts and Whitwood ward

Altofts and Whitwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Box 1994 58.5 +3.5
Conservative Anthony Hill 668 19.6 -2.4
Independent Matthew Jeans 384 11.3 N/A
Yorkshire First Steve Crookes 363 10.6 N/A
Majority 1326 38.9 +6.4
Turnout 3409 27.4 -30.0
Labour hold Swing

Castleford Central and Glasshoughton ward

Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Forster 2133 69.0 +6.3
UKIP Dawn Lumb 718 23.2 -1.6
Conservative Joanne Smart 241 7.8 -4.7
Majority 1415 45.8 +7.9
Turnout 3092 27.0 -25.4
Labour hold Swing

Crofton, Ryhill and Walton ward

Crofton, Ryhill and Walton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Faith Heptinstall 1968 48.8 +1.2
UKIP Steve Ashton 1003 24.9 -2.8
Conservative Tony Ayoade 812 20.1 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Adam Belcher 252 6.2 N/A
Majority 965 23.9 +4.0
Turnout 4035 34.4 -28.2
Labour hold Swing

Featherstone ward

Featherstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Tennant-King 2778 82.0 +22.8
Conservative Rodney Williams 611 18.0 +4.5
Majority 2167 64.0 +26.6
Turnout 3389 27.6 -26.1
Labour hold Swing

Hemsworth ward

Hemsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Pauline Kitching 1391 44.9 -25.6
Independent Ian Womersley 1104 35.6 N/A
UKIP Penny Ashton 413 13.3 -11.7
Conservative John Martin 190 6.1 -7.3
Majority 287 9.3 -27.2
Turnout 3098 27.2 -25.1
Labour hold Swing

Horbury and South Ossett ward

Horbury and South Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Darren Byford 1611 39 +6.2
UKIP Neil Coleman 890 21.5 +1
Conservative Madalena Mestre 883 21.4 -12
Liberal Democrats Mark Goodair 531 12.9 +4.3
Green Richard Norris 216 5.2 +1.3
Majority 721 17.5 +16.9
Turnout 4131 35.9 -27.4
Labour hold Swing

Knottingley ward

Knottingley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Stokes 1597 61.5 -15.0
UKIP Lewis Thompson 724 27.9 N/A
Conservative Eamonn Mullins 277 10.7 -12.8
Majority 873 33.6 -19.4
Turnout 2598 26.4 -24.3
Labour hold Swing

Normanton ward

Normanton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Wassell 2147 54.4 +20.9
Conservative Matthew Gilligan 706 24.7 +5.7
Majority 1441 50.6 +22.8
Turnout 2853 23.9 -28.2
Labour hold Swing

Ossett ward

Ossett
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynn Masterman 1168 27.4 -0.9
UKIP Jonathon Cook 1017 23.8 -1.3
Independent Tony Richardson 913 21.4 N/A
Conservative Terry Brown 880 20.6 -16
Liberal Democrats Tony Sargeant 290 6.8 +1.2
Majority 151 3.6 -4.7
Turnout 4268 34.9 -28.3
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Pontefract North ward

Pontefract North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lorna Malkin 1601 53.3
UKIP Joshua Daniel-Adrian Spencer 762 25.4
Conservative Chris Hyomes 470 15.7
Yorkshire First Arnie Craven 168 5.6
Majority 839 27.9
Turnout 3001 26.1
Labour hold Swing

Pontefract South

Pontefract South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Celia Loughran 1917 47.2 -1.9
Conservative Geoff Walsh 1669 41.1 -2.7
TUSC John Gill 271 6.7 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Daniel Woodlock 203 5.0 N/A
Majority 248 6.1 +0.8
Turnout 4060 35.3 -25.8
Labour hold Swing

South Elmsall and South Kirkby ward

South Elmsall and South Kirkby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michelle Collins 2802 83.9 +15.6
Conservative Chris I'Anson 536 16.1 +7.7
Majority 2266 67.8 +22.8
Turnout 3338 26.1 -27.1
Labour hold Swing

Stanley and Outwood East ward

Stanley and Outwood East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Matthew Morley 1873 48.6 +6.3
Conservative Gill Laidler 950 24.6 -5.2
UKIP James Johnston 831 21.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Margaret Dodd 151 3.9 -1.5
TUSC Dave Byrom 52 1.3 -0.3
Majority 923 24.0 +11.5
Turnout 3857 32.0 -30.7
Labour hold Swing

Wakefield East ward

Wakefield East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosaline Lund 2225 66.8 +6.3
Conservative Richard Wakefield 550 16.5 -6.2
Green Jody Gabriel 315 9.5 +1.1
TUSC Mick Griffiths 243 7.3 +2.2
Majority 1675 50.3 +12.5
Turnout 3333 30.8 -20.9
Labour hold Swing

Wakefield North ward

Wakefield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elizabeth Rhodes 1781 55.2 +12.6
UKIP Keith Wells 636 19.7 -1.4
Conservative Allan Couch 564 17.5 -6.4
Yorkshire First Lucy Brown 246 7.6 +5.0
Majority 1171 35.5 +16.8
Turnout 3227 30.5 -24.9
Labour hold Swing

Wakefield Rural ward

Wakefield Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cynthia Binns 1978 43.8 +5.5
Labour Jayne Wilby 1744 38.6 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Finbarr Cronin 546 12.1 +5.4
TUSC Sam Lynch 246 5.4 +4.4
Majority 234 5.2 -3.5
Turnout 4514 34.2 -30.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Wakefield South ward

Wakefield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Hunt 1643 45.1 -8.2
Labour Ian Bain 1408 38.6 +7.0
Yorkshire First Daniel Cochran 259 7.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Currie 248 6.8 +0.9
TUSC John Sibbald 89 2.4 +0.5
Majority 235 6.5 -15.2
Turnout 3647 36.2 -26.6
Conservative hold Swing

Wakefield West ward

Wakefield West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hilary Mitchell 1563 49.0 +6.5
Conservative Dianne Presha 962 30.2 +1.3
Green Brian Else 324 10.2 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Williams 196 6.1 N/A
TUSC Neil Taylor 143 4.5 +3.3
Majority 601 18.8 +5.2
Turnout 3188 30.2 -22.3
Labour hold Swing

Wrenthorpe and Outwood West ward

Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martyn Johnson 1831 43.9 +4.2
Conservative Sam Harvey 1338 32.1 -0.3
UKIP Ian Sheldrake 845 20.2 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Natasha De Vere 160 3.8 -2.0
Majority 493 11.8 +4.5
Turnout 4174 36.4 -28.0
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ Council, Wakefield Metropolitan District. "District (Local) election". www.wakefield.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  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
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