2015 Swindon Borough Council election

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The 2015 Swindon Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015, to elect members of Swindon Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. The Conservative Party increased their majority after gaining two seats. Of the 19 seats up for election, four seats changed hands to leave the Conservatives (32) with a majority of seven seats over Labour (23) and the Lib Dems (2).

Ward Elections[edit]

The results of the election are:[2]

Blunsdon & Highworth Ward[edit]

Blunsdon & Highworth Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan John Bishop 3502
Labour Pam Adams 1523
UKIP Ross Shugar 838
Green Andrew Donald Day 466
Turnout 6329 71.3

Central Ward[edit]

Central Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Wright 2567
Liberal Democrat Antonio Banjamino Lopes 1176
Conservative Dave Bell 1187
UKIP Bob Sheppard 499
Independent Karsten Evans 48
Green Adam Grizzly Wilkinson-Moore 218
Turnout 5695 58.9

Chiseldon & Lawn Ward[edit]

Chiseldon & Lawn Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Fionuala Foley 2056
UKIP Jennifer Mary Jefferies 445
Labour Dave Cox 648
Green Paul Sunners 301
Liberal Democrat Clive James Hooper 194
Majority
Turnout 3644 77.4

Covingham & Dorcan Ward[edit]

Covingham & Dorcan Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dale James Heenan 2952
Labour Steve Wakefield 1634
UKIP Brian James Osbourn 1052
Green Lucy Rebecca Wilkinson-Moore 214
Liberal Democrat Gerry Taylor 201
Majority
Turnout 6083 68.4

Eastcott Ward[edit]

Eastcott Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Toby Robson 1247
Labour Paul Dixon 1692
UKIP Graham Hyde 420
Conservative Niki Bartoszewka 1072
Green Graham Peter Mattingley 396
Majority
Turnout 4827

Gorse Hill & Pinehurst Ward[edit]

Gorse Hill & Pinehurst Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clive Duncan Austin 1643
Labour John Ballman 2169
UKIP Ian Robertson 1013
Green Andy Bentley 335
Turnout 5160 56.4

Haydon Wick Ward[edit]

Haydon Wick Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Charles Renard 3274
Labour Manetta Martha Rodrigues 1551
UKIP Ed Gerrard 975
Green Simon Johnathon Fairbourn 308
Turnout 6108 66.6

Liden, Eldene & Park South Ward[edit]

Liden, Eldene & Park South Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Charles Cherry 1968
Labour Chris Watts 2007
UKIP John Short 962
Green Rachel Edwards 199
Liberal Democrat Raymond Martin James 157
Turnout 5303 60.7

Lydiard and Freshbrook[edit]

Lydiard and Freshbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Caryl Ann Sydney-Smith 2439
Labour Cindy Matthews 1640
UKIP John Lenton 940
Green Livio Pavone 225
Liberal Democrat Christopher Shepherd 331
Turnout 5575 64.5

Mannington and Western[edit]

Mannington and Western
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Richard Statham Gould 1522
Labour Steph Exell 1820
UKIP Lincoln Williams 691
Green Tracey Michelle Jeapes 214
Majority
Turnout 4401 58.1

Old Town[edit]

Old Town Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Claire Ann Ellis 2952
Labour Steve Wakefield 1634
UKIP Brian James Osbourn 1052
Green Lucy Rebecca Wilkinson-Moore 214
Liberal Democrat Gerry Taylor 201
Majority
Turnout 6083 68.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Election Results". Swindon Borough Council. Retrieved 20 June 2016.