2015 Blackpool Borough Council election

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The 2015 Blackpool Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Blackpool Borough Council in England.[1] All 21 wards of 2 seats each on the council were contested with newly elected members next due to serve a four-year term and next contest their seats in 2019. This election took place on the same day as other local elections as well as the 2015 UK General Election.

The Labour Party retained an overall control on the council, winning 29 of the 42 seats on the council. The Conservative Party won the remaining 13 seats, wiping out the Liberal Democrats.

Map of Blackpool showing the results of the 2015 local election

Result[edit]

Blackpool Borough Council Election Result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 29 2 0 +2 69.0 43.6 46,672 -6.6%
  Conservative 13 0 1 -1 31.0 39.1 41,904 -2.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 13.7 14,703 +11.7%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 -1 0 1.6 1,750 -3.6%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 1,606 +1.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 269 -0.9%
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 193 N/A

A total of 107,097 votes were cast, with 345 ballots being spoilt. The turnout was 58.1%.

Council Composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

27 14 1
Labour Conservative Lib Dem

After the election, the composition of the council was:

29 13
Labour Conservative

Lib Dem - Liberal Democrats

Ward Results[edit]

Asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election. All results are listed below:[2]

Anchorsholme[edit]

Anchorsholme (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul David Stuart Galley* 1,879 52.6
Conservative Tony Williams* 1,620
Labour John Bamborough 1,054 29.5
Labour Jane Hugo 1,048
UKIP Jaqueline Georgina Margaret Sidwell 637 17.8
Majority
Turnout 6,238 67.2 +19.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bispham[edit]

Bispham (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Don Clapham* 1,559 41.1
Conservative Colin Alan Maycock 1,144
Labour John Hawkins-Arkwright 1,121 29.6
Labour Nita Doreen 839
UKIP Sandra Patricia Braithwaite 787 20.8 N/A
Green Gordon Stuart Anthony Sinclair 325 8.6 N/A
Majority
Turnout 5,775 66.0 24.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bloomfield[edit]

Bloomfield (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Cain* 1,045 44.8
Labour John Jones 902
UKIP Liam James Jan Bleeker 585 25.1
Conservative Mandy Louise Cunliffe 463 19.9
Conservative Annemarie Slack 294
Green Phil Armstrong 202 8.7 N/A
Independent Olga Helena Krzyzaniak 37 1.6 N/A
Majority 317 8.99
Turnout 3,528 45.4 +18.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Brunswick[edit]

Brunswick (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gary Ian Coleman* 1,187 51.5
Labour Simon Howard Blackburn* 1,181
Conservative Joey Blower 642 27.9
Conservative Shirley Margaret Tracy Anne Cantrell 626
UKIP Colin Porter 432 18.8
UKIP Joanna Jones Trafford 358
Independent Marek Marian Radomski 42 1.8 N/A
Turnout 4,468 51.9 +18.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Claremont[edit]

Claremont (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ivan John Taylor* 1,276 45.4
Labour Lynne Suzanne Williams 1,035
Conservative Geraldine Anne Brown 584 20.8
Conservative Fred Winston Barnes 563
UKIP Alex Ewan 519 18.5 N/A
Green Gary Michael Richardson 215 7.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sue Close 168 6.0
Independent Jaguar Man 46 1.6
Turnout 4,406 48.8 +20.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Clifton[edit]

Clifton (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adrian Leonard Hutton 1,315 28.62 +0.71
Labour Luke Taylor 1,074 23.37 -10.02
UKIP John Edward Braithwaite 823 17.91 N/A
Conservative Bev Ramsden 732 15.93 -1.44
Conservative Phil Ramsden 651 14.17 -0.38
Majority 251 5.46
Turnout 4,595 54.12 +19.22
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Greenlands[edit]

Greenlands (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Ryan* 1,280 23.91 +2.51
Labour Christine Elizabeth Wright* 1,191 22.25 +0.65
Conservative Angela Immacolata Brown 1,129 21.09 +2.09
Conservative Vince McNulty 1,061 19.82 -0.68
UKIP Danny Fox 692 12.93 +6.43
Majority 62 1.16
Turnout 5,353 60.89 +20.49
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hawes Side[edit]

Hawes Side (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Debbie Coleman 1,287 25.62 -8.98
Labour Kim Elizabeth Critchley 1,204 23.97 -8.73
Conservative Vicky Cunningham 713 14.19 -2.91
Conservative Andy Miller 686 13.66 -0.74
UKIP Debbie Jane Brailsford 610 12.14 N/A
UKIP Barry Anthony Wells 523 10.41 N/A
Majority 491 9.78
Turnout 5,023 52.43 +17.03
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Highfield[edit]

Highfield (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Hunter 1,374 24.53 +1.23
Conservative Lily Henderson 1,233 22.01 -1.89
Conservative Graham James Baker 1,150 20.53 -0.87
Labour James John Sorah 1,110 19.81 +0.51
UKIP Lee David White 735 13.12 N/A
Majority 83 1.48
Turnout 5,353 61.54 22.94
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ingthorpe[edit]

Ingthorpe (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kath Rowson* 1,438 25.11 -1.83
Labour Amy Louise Cross* 1,363 24.42 -0.28
Conservative Michael Dillon 1,236 22.15 +6.75
Conservative Matthew John Morris 869 15.57 +0.17
UKIP Susan Howlett 675 12.09 N/A
Majority 127 2.27
Turnout 5,581 62.83 +20.43
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Layton[edit]

Layton (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathryn Mary Benson 1,218 25.57 -3.13
Labour Martin Mitchell* 998 20.95 -3.25
Conservative John Ridyard 966 20.28 +1.72
Conservative Sue Ridyard 931 19.54 -1.96
UKIP Steve Werry 561 11.78 N/A
TUSC Philip Watt 90 1.89 N/A
Majority 32 0.67
Turnout 4,764 57.50 +18.50
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Marton[edit]

Marton (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim Elmes 1,422 25.22 +1.22
Labour Vikki Irene Singleton 1,166 20.68 -4.72
Conservative Roger Stansfield 1,136 20.15 -5.55
Conservative Duncan James Stirling Whitehead 1,101 19.53 -1.47
UKIP Paul Michael Nield 813 14.42 N/A
Majority 30 0.53
Turnout 5,638 61.52 +22.82
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cllr Elmes previously stood as a candidate in 2011 but was not elected.

Norbeck[edit]

Norbeck (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maxine Callow* 1,866 28.81 -2.69
Conservative Peter Callow* 1,839 28.39 -3.11
Labour Neil Timothy Brookes 1,089 16.81 -2.19
Labour Rex George Langford 985 15.21 -2.79
UKIP Catherine Grimbilakos 699 10.79 N/A
Majority 750 11.58
Turnout 6,478 68.97 +20.97
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Park[edit]

Park (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gillian Campbell* 1,485 29.58 -0.72
Labour Maria Lilian Kirkland 1,258 25.05 -5.25
Conservative Brian Lawrence Coope 932 18.56 -3.34
Conservative Karen Coope 794 15.81 -1.79
UKIP John Hilston Bebbington 552 10.99 N/A
Majority 326 6.49
Turnout 5,021 55.11 +17.81
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Squires Gate[edit]

Squires Gate (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christian John Cox* 1,279 24.15 +3.05
Labour Alistair James Duncan Humphreys 804 15.18 -1.22
Conservative Gerard John Sean Walsh 802 15.15 -1.65
Labour Ben Singleton 775 14.64 -1.36
UKIP Paul Martin White 668 12.62 N/A
Liberal Democrats Douglas Henry Green* 608 11.48 -6.42
Liberal Democrats Bill Greene 359 6.78 -5.02
Majority 2 0.03
Turnout 5,295 63.32 +23.02
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Stanley[edit]

Stanley (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jason Roberts 1,468 26.11 +1.51
Conservative Andrew Charles Stansfield* 1,355 24.10 +1.90
Labour Pamela Ann Jackson 1,026 18.25 -3.25
Labour Robert Wood 806 14.34 -5.46
UKIP Martin Bleeker 756 13.45 +8.25
Liberal Democrats Irene Greene 211 3.75 +1.75
Majority 329 5.85
Turnout 5,622 63.40 +20.00
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Talbot[edit]

Talbot (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Coleman 1,145 26.67 -2.33
Labour Mark Peter Smith* 981 22.85 -4.95
Conservative Charlie Docherty 796 18.54 -4.16
Conservative Billy Cloughin 756 17.61 -2.11
UKIP Jordan Braithwaite 512 11.93 N/A
TUSC Stephen Troy 103 2.40 N/A
Majority 185 4.31
Turnout 4,293 50.88 +20.98
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tyldesley[edit]

Tyldesley (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward George Collett* 1,145 23.50 +8.10
Labour Allan Mathews* 1,145 23.50 +7.20
Conservative Moira Stephanie Graham 872 17.90 -1.20
Conservative Adam Philip McCance 741 15.21 -3.29
UKIP Kim Sherrie Knight 658 13.51 N/A
Liberal Democrats Paul Richard Hindley 167 3.43 N/A
Independent Mark Earnest Tugwood 144 2.96 N/A
Majority 273 5.60
Turnout 4,872 55.40 +19.80
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Victoria[edit]

Victoria (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fred Jackson* 1,209 27.74 -9.36
Labour David Owen* 966 22.16 -10.94
UKIP Terry Knight 735 16.86 +1.06
Conservative Mark Courtney Massey 636 14.59 +0.59
Conservative Tony Jones 539 12.37 N/A
Green Gina Eastwood 274 6.29 N/A
Majority 231 5.30
Turnout 4,359 51.65 +17.95
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Warbeck[edit]

Warbeck (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Brown* 1,237 22.94 -2.66
Conservative Danny Scott 1,197 22.20 -2.70
Labour David Collett 962 17.84 +0.84
Labour Matthew Haynes 876 16.25 +0.35
UKIP Warwick Charles Stockman Howlett 633 11.74 +6.64
Green Kathryn Sinclair 250 4.64 +1.54
Liberal Democrats Kevin Michael Benfold 237 4.40 -0.7
Majority 235 4.36
Turnout 5,392 62.98 +25.58
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Waterloo[edit]

Waterloo (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Robertson 1,043 21.76 -1.74
Labour David O'Hara* 966 20.15 -7.55
Labour Heather O'Hara 921 19.21 -0.29
Conservative Barry Leslie Vernon 784 16.35 -5.15
UKIP Spencer David Shackleton 740 15.44 N/A
Green June Irene Daniels 340 7.09 N/A
Majority 45 0.94
Turnout 4,794 58.90 +24.30
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Your-Council/Voting-and-elections/Elections/Council-elections-2015/Results.aspx