2015 Brighton and Hove City Council election

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Brighton and Hove City Council election, 2015
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All 54 council seats
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
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Party Labour Conservative Green
Last election 13 seats, 31.7% 18 seats, 28.8% 23 seats, 32.8%
Seats won 23 20 11
Seat change Increase10 Increase2 Decrease12
Popular vote 126,842 107,587 93,324
Percentage 35.6% 30.2% 26.2%
Swing Increase3.8% Increase1.4% Decrease6.6%

Brighton and Hove City Council election 2015 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2015 election, by ward.

Previous Largest Party before election


Green

Subsequent Largest Party


Labour

The 2015 Brighton and Hove City Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Brighton and Hove City Council in England.[1] This is on the same day as the general election and other local elections.

The election saw the Green party lose their minority control of the council. The party had gained control of the council from the Conservative party following the previous election, with the party elected on a promise to resist cuts from central government.[2] During the administration however the council was faced with cuts of up to £80 million.[2]

Other issues faced by the party included internal disputes, which had seen several attempts to remove Green party leader (and leader of Brighton & Hove Council), Jason Kitcat.[3] In one prominent incident the Green administration faced a strike by the city's binmen, following changes to their allowances. The strike, undertaken during the summer, saw refuse go uncollected. The Green administration split over the strike, with several Green councillors (alongside Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas), including Kitcat's deputy, siding with the binmen.[3]

Results of election[edit]

Brighton & Hove Election Result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour Co-op 23 12 2 +10 42.59 35.55 126,842 +3.83%
  Conservative 20 3 1 +2 37.04 30.16 107,587 +1.40%
  Green 11 0 12 -12 20.37 26.16 93,324 -6.59%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3.72 13,263 +2.95
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 3.27 11,674 -1.37
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.75 2,684 +0.35
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.22 798 -0.61
  Left Unity 0 0 0 0 0 0.14 509 Steady
  Monster Raving Loony 0 0 0 0 0 0.02 85

Ward breakdown[edit]

Brunswick and Adelaide[edit]

Brunswick and Adelaide highlighted
Brunswick and Adelaide (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Phelim MacCafferty 1,911 19.87 -0.20
Green Ollie Sykes 1,782 18.53 -0.77
Labour Co-op Melanie Davis 1,717 17.85 +7.27
Labour Co-op Richard Stewart 1,271 13.21 +2.87
Conservative Andrew James Ryder 1,064 11.06 +4.34
Conservative Maryam Shapouri 788 8.19 +1.49
Liberal Democrat David Sears 343 3.57 -12.06
Liberal Democrat Simon Doyle 278 2.89 -5.65
UKIP Gemma Margaret Marie Theree Furness 193 2.01 +0.84
UKIP Linda Jacqueline Reid 186 1.93 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Gzunder Campbell 85 0.88 N/A
Turnout 4,428 54.05 +12.25
Green hold Swing
Green hold Swing

Central Hove[edit]

Central Hove highlighted
Central Hove (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Clare Moonan 1,533 17.09 +4.68
Conservative Andrew Wealls 1,363 15.20 -1.93
Conservative Lloyd Magee 1,277 14.24 -2.19
Green Rebecca Jones 1,159 12.92 -4.81
Green Ray Cunningham 1,053 11.74 -2.70
Labour Co-op David Trangmar 1,024 11.42 +0.95
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Gale 609 6.79 +0.67
Liberal Democrat Beatrice Christina Bass 526 5.86 +0.59
UKIP Nigel Furness 334 3.72 N/A
TUSC Glenn Kelly 91 1.01 N/A
Turnout 3,906 52.59 +9.89
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing
Conservative hold Swing

East Brighton[edit]

East Brighton highlighted
East Brighton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Gill Mitchell 3,229 18.04 -0.37
Labour Co-op Maggie Barradell 3,225 18.02 +3.57
Labour Co-op Warren Morgan 2,918 16.31 +0.34
Conservative Gail Woodcock 1,563 8.73 +0.33
Conservative Dave Plant 1,510 8.44 +1.06
Conservative Jan Young 1,416 7.91 +0.73
Green Marie Sansford 1,357 7.58 -0.96
Green Paul Philo 1,021 5.71 -1.58
Green Matt Traini 855 4.78 -0.83
Liberal Democrat Paul Chandler 546 3.05 +0.16
TUSC Julie Donovan 255 1.42 +0.15
Turnout 4,877 45.80 +6.30
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Goldsmid[edit]

Goldsmid highlighted
Goldsmid (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Jackie O'Quinn 3,291 13.96 +2.96
Labour Co-op Saoirse Horan 2,899 12.30 +2.80
Green Amanda Knight 2,767 11.74 -2.45
Labour Co-op Malcolm Prescott 2,652 11.25 +3.28
Conservative Lucy Emeile-Samy 2,310 9.80 +0.84
Conservative Linda Freedman 2,303 9.77 +0.87
Green Andrew Lippett 2,154 9.14 -4.68
Conservative Daniel Hoskins 2,045 8.67 +0.42
Green Matthew Moors 1,936 8.21 -3.69
UKIP Gloria Parks 362 1.54 N/A
UKIP Kevin Smith 348 1.48 N/A
UKIP Robert Simon Spurrier-Kimbell 262 1.11 N/A
TUSC Dave Hill 247 1.05 N/A
Turnout 6,569 53.22 -3.38
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing
Green hold Swing

Hangleton and Knoll[edit]

Hangleton and Knoll highlighted
Hangleton and Knoll (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dawn Barnett 3,801 17.61 +0.88
Conservative Tony Janio 3,177 14.72 +0.46
Conservative Nick Lewry 3,038 14.07 +1.00
Labour Co-op Nigel Jenner 2,644 12.25 -2.59
Labour Co-op Chris Henry 2,545 11.79 -1.08
Labour Co-op Martin Perry 2,024 9.38 -2.95
UKIP Stuart Nicholas Bower 848 3.93 N/A
Green Natasha Steel 687 3.18 -0.23
UKIP Patricia Ann Mountain 682 3.16 N/A
UKIP David Patrick 671 3.11 N/A
Green Demi Heath 536 2.48 -0.15
Green Lorraine Osborne 458 2.12 +0.28
Liberal Democrat Oliver Eke 372 1.72 -0.54
TUSC Andrew Stephen Clarke 104 0.48 N/A
Turnout 5,616 50.63 +3.73
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hanover and Elm Grove[edit]

Hanover and Elm Grove highlighted
Hanover and Elm Grove (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green David Gibson 4,159 17.04 -1.80
Green Dick Page 3,723 15.26 -3.18
Labour Co-op Emma Daniel 3,529 14.46 +3.51
Labour Co-op Chris Taylor 3,358 13.76 +2.82
Green Hollie Wharam-Moscrop 3,199 13.11 -3.86
Labour Co-op Ivor Anthony Fried 2,866 12.74 +1.16
Conservative Rachael Bates 914 3.75 +0.46
Conservative Lettie Egan 867 3.55 +0.65
Conservative Dominic Helfgott 784 3.21 +0.35
Liberal Democrat Andrew Oliver 536 2.20 +0.96
TUSC Phillip Clarke 467 1.91 +0.88
Turnout 7,632 61.72 +15.02
Green hold Swing
Green hold Swing
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing

Hollingdean and Stanmer[edit]

Hollingdean and Stanmer highlighted
Hollingdean and Stanmer (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Tracey Hill 3,192 16.15 +3.12
Labour Co-op Caroline Penn 2,557 12.94 +0.87
Labour Co-op Michael Inkpin-Leissner 2,529 12.80 +1.09
Green Jack Hazelgrove 2,476 12.53 -1.05
Green Vivek Rajcoomar 1,971 9.97 -3.58
Green David Walker 1,828 9.25 -2.55
Conservative Jonathan Ballard 1,277 6.46 +0.52
Conservative Karen Miles 1,096 5.55 -0.35
Conservative David Lewis 1,029 5.21 -0.46
UKIP Desmond Gary Jones 701 3.55 +2.26
UKIP Flo Lewis 511 2.59 N/A
Liberal Democrat Christopher Hurley 373 1.89 +0.82
Independent Christina Summers 224 1.13 N/A
Turnout 5,867 50.56 +10.86
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Hove Park[edit]

Hove Park highlighted
Hove Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jayne Bennett 3,752 32.22 -2.79
Conservative Vanessa Brown 3,421 29.38 -3.05
Labour Co-op John Cooper 1,272 10.92 +1.87
Labour Co-op Dominic Ford 1,128 9.69 +2.78
Green Alex Potter 516 4.43 -1.84
Green Iain Martin 502 4.31 +0.31
Liberal Democrat Bob Bailey 479 4.11 +1.40
UKIP Mark Antony Robert Simmonds 266 2.28 +0.83
UKIP Trevor John Hinkley 262 2.25 N/A
TUSC Ivan Alexander David Bonsell 47 0.40 N/A
Turnout 4,258 51.52 +4.31
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Moulsecoomb and Bevendean[edit]

Moulsecoomb and Bevendean highlighted
Moulsecoomb and Bevendean (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Mo Marsh 3,210 16.33 +0.35
Labour Co-op Anne Meadows 2,966 15.09 -0.35
Labour Co-op Dan Yates 2,326 11.83 -3.64
Green Siriol Hugh-Jones 1,779 9.05 -0.98
Conservative Robert Knight 1,377 7.00 -2.73
Conservative Martin Kenig 1,334 6.79 -1.22
Green Leila Simpson 1,315 6.69 -1.22
Green Ameilia Mills 1,276 6.49 -0.68
Conservative Sam Simson 1,193 6.07 -1.71
UKIP Leigh Farrow 1,097 5.58 N/A
UKIP Patrick Lowe 910 4.63 N/A
Left Unity Leila Erin-Jenkins 412 2.10 N/A
Independent Nicolas Paul De Conde 283 1.44 N/A
TUSC Bill North 180 0.92 -1.56
Turnout 5,854 47.25 +15.45
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

North Portslade[edit]

North Portslade highlighted
North Portslade (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Penny Gilbey 2,058 21.09 -2.07
Labour Co-op Peter Atkinson 1,963 20.12 -9.70
Conservative Sam Evans 1,865 19.12 +0.25
Conservative Noel Anthony Jennings 1,636 16.77 +4.83
UKIP Bernie Akehurst 810 8.30 +5.40
UKIP Philip Kevin Wray 538 5.51 N/A
Green Sharon Hamlin 467 4.79 +0.21
Liberal Democrat Eileen Fierheller 203 2.08 -0.27
Green Jane Prisley 173 1.77 -0.66
TUSC Andy Barber 43 0.44 N/A
Turnout 4,004 50.70 +11.10
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Patcham[edit]

Patcham highlighted
Patcham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Theobald 3,697 16.27 +1.51
Conservative Carol Theobald 3,653 16.07 +1.19
Conservative Lee Wares 3,436 15.12 -0.69
Labour Co-op Dave Little 2,482 10.92 +2.60
Labour Co-op Nick Jarvis 2,270 9.99 +3.05
Labour Co-op Chaun Wilson 1,928 8.48 +3.17
Green Hugh Woodhouse 1,193 5.25 -5.11
Green Myles Cummins 1,113 4.90 -4.77
Green Anthea Ballam 1,087 4.78 -5.13
UKIP Tesh Patel 930 4.09 +2.27
Liberal Democrat John Aloy-Hiscott 528 2.32 +0.74
Liberal Democrat Nicolas Brack 412 1.81 +0.86
Turnout 6,386 56.40 +9.66
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Preston Park[edit]

Preston Park highlighted
Preston Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Julie Anne Cattell 3,568 14.67 +1.96
Green Leo Littman 3,468 14.26 +0.14
Labour Co-op Kevin Allen 3,241 13.32 +0.35
Green Georgina Louise Turner 3,176 13.05 -3.07
Green Rob Shepherd 2,982 12.26 -3.54
Labour Co-op Neil Schofield 2,839 11.67 +0.28
Conservative Jemma Elizabeth Garrett 1,260 5.18 +0.60
Conservative Brian Freedman 1,237 5.08 +0.61
Conservative Carol Anne Ramsden 1,192 4.90 +0.79
Liberal Democrat Dominic Sokalski 367 1.51 +0.17
Liberal Democrat Billy Tipping 338 1.39 +0.29
TUSC David John Fellows 336 1.38 N/A
Liberal Democrat Matthew Trott 324 1.33 +0.29
Turnout 7,057 60.64 +17.92
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing
Green hold Swing
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing

Queen's Park[edit]

Queen's Park highlighted
Queen's Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Karen Barford 3,284 15.25 +2.23
Labour Co-op Daniel Chapman 3,017 14.01 +1.67
Labour Co-op Adrian Leonard Morris 2,764 12.84 +0.80
Green Stephanie Powell 2,555 11.87 -2.81
Green Geoffrey Bowden 2,484 11.54 -3.18
Green Richard Stanton 2,062 9.58 -4.61
Conservative Chris Shanks 1,452 6.74 +1.68
Conservative Philip Brownlie 1,366 6.35 +1.47
Conservative Daisy Shirley 1,359 6.31 +1.99
Liberal Democrat Liz Robinson 593 2.75 +1.18
Liberal Democrat Brian Stone 349 1.62 +0.37
TUSC Colin Piper 243 1.13 N/A
Turnout 6,088 50.64 +5.15
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing
Labour Co-op gain from Green Swing

Regency[edit]

Regency highlighted
Regency (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Tom Druitt 2,207 23.38 -5.15
Green Alexandra Phillips 2,142 22.69 -4.71
Labour Co-op Jonathan Skinner 1,328 14.07 +2.45
Labour Co-op Catherine Wilson 1,327 14.06 +2.87
Conservative Kevin Neil Jameson 935 9.90 +1.59
Conservative Jo Jameson 854 9.05 +1.50
Liberal Democrat Trevor Freeman 326 3.45 +0.66
Liberal Democrat Beth Johnson-Dawes 224 2.37 -0.24
Left Unity Ed Huxley 97 1.03 N/A
Turnout 4,194 51.85 +12.94
Green hold Swing
Green hold Swing

Rottingdean Coastal[edit]

Rottingdean Coastal highlighted
Rottingdean Coastal (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lynda Hyde 4,307 19.04 -0.15
Conservative Mary Mears 4,097 18.11 +0.44
Conservative Joe Miller 3,756 16.60 +0.48
Labour Co-op Peter Richard Gillman 1,880 8.31 +0.66
Labour Co-op Talullah Gunputh 1,758 7.77 +0.19
Labour Co-op Mark Craig Laverick 1,679 7.42 +0.66
Green Andrew Coleman 1,327 5.87 -1.40
Green Paul Shanks 925 4.09 -0.94
UKIP Ken Brown 811 3.58 +1.33
Green Richard Williams 735 3.25 -1.68
UKIP Graham John Townsend 692 3.06 +1.00
Liberal Democrat Christine-Reba Edge 658 2.91 -0.60
Turnout 6,128 54.54 +8.02
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

South Portslade[edit]

South Portslade highlighted
South Portslade (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Les Hamilton 2,192 23.44 -4.60
Labour Co-op Alan Robins 2,049 21.91 +0.01
Conservative Danielle Harmer-Strange 1,576 16.85 +0.15
Conservative Adrian Thomas Scott 1,208 12.92 -1.81
Green James Brooks 549 5.87 -1.19
UKIP Martin Trevor White 500 5.35 N/A
UKIP Jamie Rutherford Gillespie 496 5.30 N/A
Green David Pleavin 348 3.72 -0.95
Liberal Democrat Ken Rist 228 2.44 1-.25
Liberal Democrat Peter Denyer 205 2.19 -1.00
Turnout 3,891 53.68 +10.33
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

St Peter's and North Laine[edit]

St Peter's and North Laine highlighted
St Peter's and North Laine (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Lizzie Deane 5,026 18.82 -3.59
Green Louisa Greenbaum 4,596 17.21 -2.81
Green Pete West 4,286 16.05 -3.40
Labour Co-op Caraline Sarah Brown 3,044 11.40 +2.92
Labour Co-op Jenifer Helen Henderson 2,730 10.22 +2.88
Labour Co-op Maureen Elizabeth Winder 2,229 8.35 +1.08
Conservative Mike Long 1,116 4.18 +1.05
Conservative Pat Ward 1,072 4.01 +0.94
Conservative Heather Newberry-Martin 980 3.67 +0.60
Liberal Democrat Rob Heale 510 1.91 -0.11
Liberal Democrat William Parker 397 1.49 -0.04
Liberal Democrat Michael Wilbur 363 1.36 -0.12
TUSC Jessica Mary Marchant 353 1.32 N/A
Turnout 8,106 56.52 +15.12
Green hold Swing
Green hold Swing
Green hold Swing

Westbourne[edit]

Westbourne highlighted
Westbourne (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Tom Bewick 2,034 20.55 +4.16
Conservative Denise Cobb 1,936 19.56 +1.05
Labour Co-op Sunny Choudhury 1,689 17.07 +4.10
Conservative Shaun Gunner 1,540 15.56 -4.18
Green Karen James 1,017 10.28 -4.36
Green Guy Davidson 874 8.83 -1.05
Liberal Democrat Geoff Date 472 4.77 +0.53
UKIP Robert Harding 334 3.38 N/A
Turnout 4,188 55.18 +9.66
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wish[edit]

Wish highlighted
Wish (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Nemeth 2,102 20.67 +3.16
Conservative Garry Peltzer Dunn 2,054 20.20 +0.82
Labour Co-op Anne Pissaridou 1,856 18.25 -1.70
Labour Co-op Edward Crask 1,764 17.35 +0.42
Green Sue Baumgardt 819 8.05 +0.06
Green Anton Simanowitz 457 4.49 +0.07
Liberal Democrat Al Emery 308 3.03 +0.51
UKIP William Alan Goldstone Harden 300 2.95 +1.47
UKIP Caroline Ann Wray 219 2.15 N/A
Independent Mark Anthony Barnard 183 1.80 -1.81
Independent Hector Gow 108 1.06 N/A
Turnout 4,096 56.03 +4.93
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Withdean[edit]

Withdean highlighted
Withdean (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann Norman 3,495 14.90 +1.55
Conservative Ken Norman 3,348 14.28 +1.64
Conservative Nick Taylor 2,985 12.73 +0.73
Labour Co-op Juliet Diana McCaffery 2,552 10.88 +3.13
Green Sue Shanks 2,189 9.33 -4.53
Labour Co-op Leo Barraclough 2,170 9.25 +1.87
Labour Co-op Michael John Middleton 2,145 9.15 +2.91
Green Steve Griffiths 1,932 8.24 -3.24
Green Jamie Lloyd 1,864 7.95 -2.66
Liberal Democrat Hyder Kemal Khalil 560 2.39 +0.43
TUSC Beth Granter 210 0.90 N/A
Turnout 6,555 58.50 +7.55
Conservative gain from Green Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Woodingdean[edit]

Woodingdean highlighted
Woodingdean (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steve Bell 2,738 28.29 +0.49
Conservative Dee Simson 2,636 27.24 +0.37
Labour Co-op Judith Milton 1,697 17.54 +2.89
Labour Co-op Elizabeth McGinley 1,400 14.47 +1.33
Green Andrea Finch 439 4.54 -2.38
Green Alexis Bear 412 4.26 -0.19
Liberal Democrat Lawrence Eke 247 2.55 +0.47
TUSC Timothy Roger Halpin 108 1.12 N/A
Turnout 4,066 53.39 +10.66
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Elections 2015: Green Party loses Brighton Council to Labour". BBC News. 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b Thompson, Barney (24 February 2015). "Is Brighton a fair showground for UK Green party?". Financial Times.