Shropshire Council election, 2013

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Shropshire Council election, 2013
England
2009 ←
2 May 2013
→ 2017

All 74 seats to Shropshire Council
38 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat Labour
Seats won 48 12 9
Seat change Decrease6 Increase1 Increase2

Shropshire UK local election 2013 map.svg

Map showing the results of the 2013 elections. Blue showing Conservative, red showing Labour, yellow showing Liberal Democrats, grey showing independents and pink showing ICHC. Striped divisions have mixed representation.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to Shropshire Council were held on 2 May 2013 as part of the United Kingdom local elections, 2013. These were the second elections to the unitary authority created as part of local government restructuring in Shropshire, following on from the previous elections in 2009.[1] All 74 seats in the 63 electoral divisions (consisting of 53 single member divisions, nine 2-member divisions and one 3-member electoral division) were up for election across Shropshire. At the same time, all town and parish council contested elections took place, most notably including Shrewsbury Town Council.[2]

The Conservative party retained control of the Council, though with a slightly reduced majority, with 3 fewer seats compared to just prior to the election.

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 2 May 2013 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections.[3]

Contents

Previous council[edit]

Shropshire Council was Conservative controlled prior to the 2013 election, with 51 Conservative councillors immediately before the election. The Conservatives won 54 seats at the 2009 election, but lost three of these in by-elections during the term.

The Liberal Democrats won 11 seats at the 2009 election, but increased their numbers to 14 during the term, gaining at the by-elections from the Conservatives. Labour had 7 seats, Independent Community and Health Concern one seat, and a final seat was held by an independent.

Changes to divisions[edit]

There were no changes to division boundaries or seat allocations since 2009, but two divisions changed their names: 'Minsterley' to 'Rea Valley', and 'Selattyn and Gobowen' to 'Gobowen, Selattyn and Western Rhyn'.[4]

Uncontested elections[edit]

In six electoral divisions the number of candidates nominated equalled the number of councillors to be elected, so these seats were uncontested. They were Corvedale, Shawbury, St Oswald, The Meres, Whitchurch North (two members), and Whitchurch South. The seven candidates elected unopposed were all Conservatives.[5]

Furthermore, in the division of Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn, at least one Conservative was bound to be elected, as just two Conservatives and one Independent candidate stood for this two member division.

Results[edit]

The results, according to the council's website:[6]

Comparisons made against the results of the 2009 election.

Summary of results[edit]

Political party Candidates Seats gained Seats lost Seats net Seats total Seats % ±% Votes +/- % ±%
Conservative 71 -6 48
Liberal Democrats 37 +1 12
Labour 36 +2 9
ICHC 1 0 0 0 1
Independents 18 +3 4
UKIP 29 0 0 0 0
Green 9 0 0 0 0
BNP 5 0 0 0 0

Conservative majority: 22.

Central area results[edit]

Summary of results for central area[edit]

Political party Candidates Seats gained Seats lost Seats net Seats total Seats % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative 24 1 2 -1 11 45.8 -4.2 13,236 38.6 -9.7
Labour 22 2 0 +2 8 33.3 +8.3 13,346 39.0 +12.2
Liberal Democrats 17 0 -1 -1 5 20.8 -4.2 5,568 16.2 -5.0
UKIP 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,804 5.3 +5.3
Green 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 253 0.7 -1.1
BNP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0.2 -0.7

Following are the results for the electoral divisions located in the Central sub-division of Shropshire Council. Unless otherwise stated, all divisions elect a single member. Sitting members which sought re-election are marked with an asterisk. The winning candidates are marked in bold.

Abbey[edit]

Abbey Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Hannah Fraser * 675 51.9% +6.6%
Conservative Maria Felton 247 19.0% -25.9%
UKIP Jenny Price 164 12.6% +12.6%
Labour Paul Morris 154 11.8% +11.8%
Green John Brown 61 4.7% -5.3%
Majority 428
Turnout 1308 43.16%
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Bagley[edit]

Bagley Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dean Carroll 354 32.7% -8.8%
Liberal Democrat Beverley Baker * 346 31.9% -26.6%
Labour Co-op Ashley Vaughan-Evans 324 29.9% +29.9%
Green Kayleigh Gough 59 5.4% +5.4%
Majority 8
Turnout 1089 30.46%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Battlefield[edit]

Battlefield Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Price * 389 62.0% 0.0%
Labour Co-op Connor Jones 238 38.0% +16.2%
Majority 151 24.08%
Turnout 636 21.86%
Conservative hold Swing

Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton[edit]

Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton is a three-member division, with voters able to cast three separate votes in the election.

Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ted Clarke * 2286 21.3% +2.4%
Labour Jon Tandy * 2256 21.0% +3.1%
Labour Jane Mackenzie 1886 17.5% +0.4%
Conservative Will Coles 1139 10.6% -5.8%
Conservative Chris Lewis 1105 10.3% -5.8%
Conservative Tim Milsom 934 8.7% -4.9%
UKIP Terrence Lee 848 7.9% +7.9%
Liberal Democrat Robert Lea 293 2.7% +2.7%
Majority
Turnout 4,062 41.47%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Belle Vue[edit]

Belle Vue Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mansel Williams * 939 76.5% +28.1%
Conservative Valerie Jones 289 23.5% -11.2%
Majority 650
Turnout 1236 36.07%
Labour hold Swing

Bowbrook[edit]

Bowbrook Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Adams * 604 65.6% -9.7%
Labour Co-op Danny Sweeney 317 34.4% +9.7%
Majority 287
Turnout 937 31.49%
Conservative hold Swing

Burnell[edit]

Burnell Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Barker * 937 65.3% -9.8%
Liberal Democrat Kate King 499 34.7% +9.8%
Majority 438 30.5%
Turnout 1462 43.23%
Conservative hold Swing

Castlefields and Ditherington[edit]

Castlefields and Ditherington Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Mosley * 937 86.1% +28.9%
Conservative Jenny Hodges 108 9.9% -12.1%
Liberal Democrat Janine Clarke 43 4.0% +4.0%
Majority 829
Turnout 1094 31.26%
Labour hold Swing

Copthorne[edit]

Copthorne Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Nutting * 569 49.7% -4.0%
Labour Mark Anthony Jones 240 21.0% +21.0%
UKIP John Price 234 20.5% +20.5%
Liberal Democrat Trudy Smith 101 8.8% -37.5%
Majority 229
Turnout 1152 36.71%
Conservative hold Swing

Harlescott[edit]

Harlescott Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vernon Bushell * 604 68.7% +28.9%
Conservative Phil Sandford 275 31.3% -2.9%
Majority 329
Turnout 890 26.11%
Conservative hold Swing

Longden[edit]

Longden Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Roger Evans * 817 51.5% -6.9%
Conservative Dan Morris 531 33.5% -8.1%
UKIP Ian Minshall 138 8.7% +8.7%
Labour Co-op Mohan Jones 100 6.3% +6.3%
Majority 286
Turnout 1593 49.97%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Loton[edit]

Loton Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Roberts * 927 80.1% +5.3%
Liberal Democrat Fred Smith 230 19.9% -5.3%
Majority 697
Turnout 1187 38.20%
Conservative hold Swing

Meole[edit]

Meole Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Owen * 689 54.9% -16.4%
Labour Co-op David French 473 37.7% +37.7%
Liberal Democrat Margaret Hamer 92 7.3% -21.4%
Majority 216
Turnout 1274 39.85%
Conservative hold Swing

Monkmoor[edit]

Monkmoor Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pam Moseley 658 62.1% +13.3%
Conservative Tony Durnell * 328 31.0% -20.2
Liberal Democrat Grant Pennington 73 6.9% +6.9%
Majority 330
Turnout 1067 31.45%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Porthill[edit]

Porthill Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anne Chebsey * 501 39.9% -16.9%
Conservative Judie McCoy 432 34.4% -8.8%
Labour Amy Liebich 189 15.1% +15.1%
Green Alan Whittaker 133 10.6% +10.6%
Majority 69
Turnout 1266 37.32%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Quarry and Coton Hill[edit]

Quarry and Coton Hill Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrew Bannerman * 451 47.1% +5.3%
Conservative Carol Foster 311 32.5% +1.0%
Labour Co-op John Lewis 196 20.5% -2.6%
Majority 140
Turnout 966 30.67%
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Radbrook[edit]

Radbrook Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Roberts * 592 45.8% -5.2%
Liberal Democrat Christine Tinker 398 30.8% -18.2%
Labour Jeanette Petherbridge 302 23.4% +23.4%
Majority 194
Turnout 1302 38.51%
Conservative hold Swing

Rea Valley[edit]

In 2009 the division was named Minsterley.[4]

Rea Valley Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tudor Bebb * 512 49.0% -11.5%
UKIP Peter Lewis 298 28.5% +28.5%
Labour Co-op Joe Crosland 137 13.1% +13.1%
Liberal Democrat David Ellams 98 9.4% -15.6%
Majority 214
Turnout 1048 32.54%
Conservative hold Swing

Severn Valley[edit]

In 2009 this division was uncontested.

Severn Valley Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Claire Wild * 946 78.2% N/A
Labour Co-op Jeevan Jones 174 14.4% N/A
Liberal Democrat Rob Harper 90 7.4% N/A
Majority 772
Turnout 1226 36.22%
Conservative hold Swing

Sundorne[edit]

Sundorne Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Pardy 545 66.2% +30.1%
Conservative Karen Burgoyne 219 26.6% -19.6%
BNP Karl Foulkes 59 7.2% -10.4%
Majority 326
Turnout 833 26.30%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Tern[edit]

Tern Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Everall 721 61.6% -0.4%
Labour Co-op Kathryn Brooke 249 21.3% +21.3%
Liberal Democrat Helen Woodman 200 17.1% -20.9%
Majority 472
Turnout 1183 33.20%
Conservative hold Swing

Underdale[edit]

Underdale Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Miles Kenny * 661 64.6% -3.1%
Labour Co-op Sue Batchelor 162 15.8% +6.4%
UKIP Jan Allmark 122 11.9% +11.9%
Conservative Robert Osborne 78 7.6% -2.4%
Majority 499
Turnout 1032 32.38%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

North area results[edit]

Following are the results for the electoral divisions located in the North sub-division of Shropshire Council. Unless otherwise stated, all divisions elect a single member. Sitting members which sought re-election are marked with an asterisk. The winning candidates are marked in bold.

Ellesmere Urban[edit]

Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn[edit]

In 2009 the division was named Selattyn and Gobowen.[4]

Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn is a two-member division, with voters entitled to vote for up to two candidates.

Hodnet[edit]

Llanymynech[edit]

Market Drayton East[edit]

Market Drayton East Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Roy Aldcroft
Conservative John Stuart Cadwallader
Labour Darren Michael Taylor
Independent Roy Stanley Tydeman
Majority
Turnout

Market Drayton West[edit]

Market Drayton West is a two-member division, with voters entitled to vote for up to two candidates.

Market Drayton West Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rob Bentley
UKIP Steve Glover
Conservative Roger Hughes *
Conservative David James Minnery *
BNP Phil Reddall
Labour Val Taylor
Majority
Turnout

Oswestry East[edit]

Oswestry East is a two-member division, with voters entitled to vote for up to two candidates.

Oswestry South[edit]

Oswestry West[edit]

Prees[edit]

Ruyton and Baschurch[edit]

Shawbury[edit]

St Martin's[edit]

St Oswald[edit]

The Meres[edit]

Wem[edit]

Wem is a two-member division, with voters entitled to vote for up to two candidates.

Whitchurch North[edit]

Whitchurch North is a two-member division, with voters entitled to vote for up to two candidates.

Whitchurch South[edit]

Whittington[edit]

South area results[edit]

These are the results for the electoral divisions located in the South area of Shropshire. Unless otherwise stated, all divisions elect a single member. Sitting members who sought re-election are marked with an asterisk. The winning candidates are marked in bold.

Albrighton[edit]

Alveley and Claverley[edit]

Bishop's Castle[edit]

Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts[edit]

Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts is a two-member division, with voters able to cast two separate votes in the election.

Bridgnorth West and Tasley[edit]

Bridgnorth West and Tasley is a two-member division, with voters able to cast two separate votes in the election.

Broseley[edit]

Brown Clee[edit]

Chirbury and Worthen[edit]

Chirbury and Worthen Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Heather Mary Kidd * 1012 81.3%
Conservative Andrew Sayer 233 18.7%
Majority 779
Turnout 1256 52.31%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Church Stretton and Craven Arms[edit]

Church Stretton and Craven Arms is a two-member division, with voters able to cast two separate votes in the election.

Cheswardine[edit]

Clee[edit]

Cleobury Mortimer[edit]

Cleobury Mortimer is a two-member division, with voters able to cast two separate votes in the election.

Clun[edit]

Clun Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Nigel John Hartin * 714 45.7%
Conservative Jackie Williams 522 33.4%
UKIP Deborah Brownlee 195 12.5%
Green Janet Helen Phillips 131 8.4%
Majority 192
Turnout 1566 50.24%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Corvedale[edit]

The Corvedale division was uncontested, resulting in the Conservative candidate being elected unopposed.

Corvedale Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cecilia Mary Anne Motley *
Conservative hold Swing

Highley[edit]

Ludlow East[edit]

Ludlow East Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tracey Huffer * 467 50.5%
Conservative Diane Lesley Lyle 210 22.7%
Labour Colin Eric James Sheward 184 19.9%
Green Imogen Jones 64 6.9%
Majority 257
Turnout 947 29.35%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Ludlow North[edit]

Ludlow North Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rosanna Theresa Daphne Taylor-Smith * 505 40.4%
Liberal Democrat Andy Boddington 420 33.6%
UKIP Chris Woodward 126 10.1%
Labour James Anthony Hooper 109 8.7%
Green Frances Michelle Newman 69 5.5%
Independent Jennifer Leyton-Purrier 21 1.7%
Majority 85
Turnout 1252 40.64%
Conservative hold Swing

Ludlow South[edit]

Ludlow South Division
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Vivienne Parry 639 47.2%
Conservative Martin Alan Taylor-Smith * 415 30.6%
Independent Graeme Perks 182 13.4%
UKIP Maurice Knott 119 8.8%
Majority 224
Turnout 1358 42.23%
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Much Wenlock[edit]

Shifnal North[edit]

Shifnal South and Cosford[edit]

Worfield[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Shropshire Council election, 2009
Shropshire local elections Succeeded by
Shropshire Council election, 2017