Mayor of Torbay

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Mayor of Torbay
Incumbent
Post abolished
StyleNo courtesy title or style
AppointerElectorate of Torbay
Term lengthFour years

The Mayor of Torbay was an executive mayor of the borough of Torbay in Devon, England. The post was abolished in 2019, after a referendum held in May 2016 [1]. The last holder of the post was Gordon Oliver.[2]

History[edit]

The first Mayor of Torquay was William Francis Splatt (14 April 1811 – 17 October 1893), who served from 1892 to his death one year later in 1893.

Referendums[edit]

Mayor of Torbay referendum
14 July 2005
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Elected Mayor 18,074 55.2
Leader and Cabinet System 14,682 44.8
Total votes 0
Source: Torbay Council [3]
Referendum on how Torbay is governed
5 May 2016
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Leader and Cabinet System 15,846 62.5
Elected Mayor 9,511 37.5
Valid votes 25,357 99.5
Invalid or blank votes 129 0.5
Total votes 25,486 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 100,853 25.3
Source: Torbay Council [4]

Elections[edit]

2005[edit]

Torbay Mayoral Election 20 October 2005 [5]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Conservative Nicholas Bye 5,283 21.9% 1,813 7,096 57.7%
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Pannell 3,811 15.8% 1,386 5,197 42.3%
Independent Gordon Oliver 3,516 15.6%
Independent Susan Colley 2,871 11.9%
Independent Percy Brewis 2,015 8.4%
Independent Robert Crawford 1,161 4.8%
Independent Marshall Richie 1,152 4.8%
Independent Peter Middleton 1,030 4.3%
Independent Beverley Brennan 881 3.7%
Labour David Pedrick-Friend 767 3.2%
Independent James O'Dwyer 647 2.7%
Independent Julien Parrott 526 2.2%
Independent Beverley Oxley 322 1.3%
Independent James Grimble 143 0.6%
Conservative win

2011[edit]

Mayor of Torbay election 5 May 2011 [6]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Conservative Gordon Oliver 10,630 25.7% 2,086 12,716 56.9%
Independent Nicholas Bye 7,983 19.3% 1,648 9,631 43.1%
Liberal Democrat Dennis Brewer 6,905 16.7%
Labour Co-op Patrick Canavan 3,793 9.2%
Independent Susan Colley 3,559 8.6%
Independent Paul Clifford 2,414 5.8%
Independent Martin Brook 2,090 5.1%
Voice 4 Torbay Fiona McPhail 2,084 5.0%
Green Sam Moss 1,918 4.6%
Conservative hold

2015[edit]

Mayor of Torbay election 7 May 2015 [7]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Conservative Gordon Oliver 15,354 25.1% 3,989 19,343 50.8%
Liberal Democrat Dennis Brewer 11,788 19.3% 6,934 18,722 49.2%
UKIP Julien Parrott 11,325 18.5%
Labour Darren Cowell 8,119 13.3%
Independent Susie Colley 7,541 12.3%
Independent Martin Brook 5,846 9.5%
Independent Pamela Neale 1,249 2.0%
Conservative hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2016-36241115
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 April 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Elected Mayor System of Governance" (PDF). Torbay Council. 21 July 2005. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Governance Referendum". Torbay Council. 10 May 2016. Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Result". Torbay Council. 21 October 2005. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Mayoral Election Results". Torbay Council. 5 May 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Mayoral Election Results". Torbay Council. 8 May 2015. Archived from the original on 14 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.