2014 Tandridge District Council election

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Map of the results of the 2014 Tandridge District Council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2014.

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

Election result[edit]

There was no change in the party composition of the council, with the Conservatives holding all 13 seats they had been defending, while the Liberal Democrats held the other seat contested in Warlingham East, Chelsham and Farleigh.[3] This left the Conservatives with 34 councillors, compared to 6 for the Liberal Democrats and 2 independents.[4] Overall turnout at the election was 42.57%.[5]

The UK Independence Party failed to win any seats, but came second in 10 of the 14 seats contested.[6] They reduced the Conservative majority in many of the wards, coming closest to taking a seat in Godstone, which was held by the Conservatives with a majority of 68 votes.[4] There was only one new councillor elected, with Maureen Young holding the Conservative seat in Dormansland and Felcourt that had been held by fellow Conservative Michael Sydney before he stood down at the election.[7]

Tandridge local election result 2014[2][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 0 0 0 92.9 46.3 9,537 -3.5%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 7.1 18.2 3,750 -6.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 25.6 5,264 +9.1%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 9.9 2,032 +2.8%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 15 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Bletchingley and Nutfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Elias 926 51.7 -4.3
UKIP Ian Crabb 500 27.9 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Richard Fowler 189 10.5 -8.8
Labour Linda Baharier 162 9.0 +9.0
English Democrat Daniel Beddoes 15 0.8 +0.8
Majority 426 23.8 -7.5
Turnout 1,792 42.3 +10.6
Conservative hold Swing
Burstow, Horne and Outwood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bond 910 50.7 -11.3
UKIP Mark Fowler 573 31.9 +10.8
Labour Stephen Case-Green 184 10.2 -6.7
Liberal Democrats Ingrid De Boer 129 7.2 +7.2
Majority 337 18.8 -22.1
Turnout 1,796 41.6 +11.7
Conservative hold Swing
Dormansland and Felcourt[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maureen Young 676 56.9 -13.9
UKIP Ron Palmer 318 26.7 +15.7
Liberal Democrats Ron Hardisty 195 16.4 -1.8
Majority 358 30.1 -22.5
Turnout 1,189 41.0 -8.1
Conservative hold Swing
Godstone[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rose Thorn 708 40.9 -16.3
UKIP Richard Grant 640 37.0 -5.8
Liberal Democrats Colin White 247 14.3 +14.3
Labour Sarah MacDonnell 136 7.9 +7.9
Majority 68 3.9 -10.4
Turnout 1,731 42.3 +12.5
Conservative hold Swing
Harestone[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Beverley Connolly 621 50.6 -12.7
UKIP Martin Ferguson 268 21.8 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Alun Jones 193 15.7 -5.2
Labour John Burgess 146 11.9 +11.9
Majority 353 28.7 -13.7
Turnout 1,228 41.3 +7.8
Conservative hold Swing
Limpsfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Pannett 774 58.4 -7.8
UKIP Roger Watts 276 20.8 +12.7
Liberal Democrats Sheelagh Crampton 195 14.7 -10.9
Labour Michael Vogt 80 6.0 +6.0
Majority 498 37.6 -3.0
Turnout 1,325 48.8 -9.1
Conservative hold Swing
Lingfield and Crowhurst[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Perkins 687 55.2 +55.2
UKIP David Milne 319 25.6 +4.3
Labour Rebecca Pritchard 123 9.9 +9.9
Liberal Democrats David Martin 116 9.3 +9.3
Majority 368 29.6
Turnout 1,245 39.5 -9.1
Conservative hold Swing
Oxted North and Tandridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Weightman 1,033 51.1 -2.2
UKIP Christopher Dean 421 20.8 +7.1
Liberal Democrats Stuart Paterson 356 17.6 +1.2
Labour Sarah-Jane Wilkinson 211 10.4 +1.6
Majority 612 30.3 -6.6
Turnout 2,021 46.7 +9.1
Conservative hold Swing
Oxted South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry Compton 732 39.5 -5.3
Labour Barbara Harling 527 28.5 -1.8
UKIP Colin Poland 409 22.1 +8.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Wingate 183 9.9 +3.3
Majority 205 11.1 -3.4
Turnout 1,851 43.2 +4.4
Conservative hold Swing
Queens Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rod Stead 543 42.5 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Jane Pugh 401 31.4 -8.8
UKIP Kim Minter 241 18.9 +8.0
Labour Peter McNeil 92 7.2 +1.2
Majority 142 11.1 +8.5
Turnout 1,277 45.2 +3.8
Conservative hold Swing
Warlingham East and Chelsham and Farleigh[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Simon Morrow 743 39.7 -5.3
UKIP Martin Haley 521 27.9 +11.7
Conservative Tony Roberts 506 27.1 -11.6
Labour John Watts 100 5.3 +5.3
Majority 222 11.9 +5.6
Turnout 1,870 45.9 +9.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Warlingham West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Glynis Whittle 593 51.6 -11.0
UKIP John Hill 319 27.7 +13.4
Liberal Democrats Sarah Morrow 238 20.7 -2.4
Majority 274 23.8 -15.7
Turnout 1,150 43.6 +8.1
Conservative hold Swing
Westway[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eithne Webster 358 35.1 +12.4
Liberal Democrats Costel Petre 265 26.0 -29.2
UKIP Tony Baker 243 23.8 +15.0
Labour Robin Clements 155 15.2 +1.9
Majority 93 9.1
Turnout 1,021 34.5 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing
Whyteleafe[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sakina Bradbury 470 42.6 -5.6
Liberal Democrats David Lee 300 27.2 -12.5
UKIP Peter Gerlach 216 19.6 +7.5
Labour Mark Bristow 116 10.5 +10.5
Majority 170 15.4 +6.9
Turnout 1,102 38.0 +3.6
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2014 and 2015[edit]

A by-election was held in Whyteleafe on 1 April 2015 following the disqualification of Conservative Cllr Tom Dempsey for not attending any meetings of the council in six months[8].

David Lee gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.[9]

Whyteleafe by-election 1 April 2015[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats David Lee 393 50.0 +22.8
Conservative Peter Sweeney 274 34.9 -7.7
UKIP Martin Ferguson 119 15.1 -4.5
Majority 119 15.1
Turnout 786 26.4 -11.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tandridge". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Results Elections 2014". The Times. NewsBank. 24 May 2014. pp. 88–89.
  3. ^ Martin, Guy (23 May 2014). "Local elections 2014: Tandridge District Council". getSurrey. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b Haran, Brian (29 May 2014). "Tandridge remains true blue in district elections". Surrey Mirror. NewsBank. p. 8.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Tandridge District Council". Tandridge District Council. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  6. ^ "UKIP remain positive after winning no Tandridge district seats". Surrey Mirror. NewsBank. 29 May 2014. p. 8.
  7. ^ Gilbert, Jo (28 May 2014). "Tories hold onto 13 seats seats at Tandridge District Council elections". East Grinstead Courier. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Lib Dem David Lee wins Whyteleafe By election". The Caterham & District Independent online. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Whyteleafe District By Election". Tandridge District Council. Retrieved 2 April 2015.