2016 Cannock Chase District Council election

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Map of the results of the 2016 Cannock Chase District Council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and Greens in green. White areas indicate wards where no seat was up for election.

Elections to Cannock Chase District Council took place on 5 May 2016.[1] This election was held on the same day as other local elections as well as Police and Crime Commissioner elections. A total of 13 councillors were elected from all but two of the council's wards as a third of the council was up for election.

The Labour Party held control of the council with a slightly reduced majority of one compared with their tally following the previous election. Labour lost one seat of their 2012 election total but held all of the other seats they were defending, albeit many with reduced majorities.

The Conservative Party won the highest number of seats and votes at the previous election but did not make any net gains on their 2012 result. They did, however, regain a seat in Hawks Green which was held by a former Conservative councillor who had defected to UKIP. This left the Conservatives with 13 seats on the council, confirming their status as the official opposition party. UKIP failed to match their 2014 success and did not win any seats at this election.

The Liberal Democrats only fielded two candidates, both in former areas of strength for them in Rugeley. Although one of these wards went to a recount, they did not manage to regain any of the losses they suffered in 2012. Meanwhile, the Green Party once again stood candidates in every ward and made a surprise gain in the Hednesford South ward, ousting a sitting Labour councillor and giving them their first representation on Cannock Chase District Council. Unlike previous years, there are no independent candidates.

Results[edit]

Cannock Chase District Council election, 2016
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 0 1 Decrease1 69.2 36.9 7,018 Decrease16.7
  Conservative 3 0 0 Steady0 23.1 27.5 5,219 Decrease3.8
  Green 1 1 0 Increase1 7.7 6.9 1,321 N/A
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady0 0.0 25.4 4,821 N/A
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 Steady0 0.0 3.3 619 Decrease5.2

Council Composition[edit]

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

22 11 5 1 1 1
Labour Conservative UKIP LD Ind Vac

After the election, the composition of the council was:

21 13 4 1 1 1
Labour Conservative UKIP LD Grn Ind

Ward results[edit]

Vote share changes are based on the results achieved by parties in 2012 when these seats were last contested.

Brereton and Ravenhill[edit]

Brereton and Ravenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Dudson 478 31.6 Decrease13.8
Liberal Democrat Paul Fisher 475 31.4 Decrease9.2
UKIP Sarah Thomas-Dean 302 20.0 N/A
Conservative Pam Owen 223 14.7 Increase0.7
Green Michael Lees 34 2.3 N/A
Majority 3 0.2 Decrease4.6
Turnout 1,523 30.0 Increase3.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.3

Cannock East[edit]

Cannock East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christine Mitchell 687 44.6 Decrease29.6
UKIP Dave Morris 495 32.2 N/A
Conservative Phil Hewitt 315 20.5 Decrease5.3
Green Glen Tapper 42 2.7 N/A
Majority 192 12.4 Decrease36.0
Turnout 1,546 30.1 Increase6.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease30.9

Cannock North[edit]

Cannock North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Alcott 760 53.2 Decrease27.7
UKIP Rob Branson 399 27.9 N/A
Conservative Phil Jones 201 14.1 Decrease5.0
Green Jodie Winter 68 4.8 N/A
Majority 361 25.3 Decrease36.5
Turnout 1,432 26.1 Increase2.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease27.8

Cannock South[edit]

Cannock South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Freeman 749 46.6 Decrease20.0
Conservative Johnny McMahon 423 26.3 Steady0
UKIP Kev Whittaker 389 24.2 N/A
Green Leo Harrison 46 2.9 N/A
Majority 326 20.3 Decrease20.0
Turnout 1,615 27.7 Increase4.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease10.0

Cannock West[edit]

Cannock West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Doug Smith 982 51.5 Decrease7.1
Labour Pat Frondigoun 510 26.8 Decrease14.6
UKIP Paul Allen 310 16.3 N/A
Green Maire Smith 102 5.4 N/A
Majority 472 24.7 Increase7.5
Turnout 1,915 33.9 Increase3.7
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.8

Etching Hill and the Heath[edit]

Etching Hill and The Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Justin Johnson 500 32.7 Decrease2.6
UKIP Danny Davies 451 29.4 N/A
Labour Jeffrey Winter 389 25.4 Decrease6.0
Liberal Democrat Ray Jones 144 9.4 Decrease16.3
Green David Thawley 47 3.1 N/A
Majority 49 3.3 Decrease0.6
Turnout 1,539 29.5 Increase6.6
Conservative hold Swing Decrease16.0

Hagley[edit]

Hagley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Martin 409 47.9 Increase0.5
UKIP Mark Deakin 234 27.4 N/A
Conservative Robert Hughes 175 20.5 Increase7.7
Green Stuart Crabtree 36 4.2 N/A
Majority 175 20.5 Increase3.3
Turnout 862 26.0 Increase1.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease13.5

Hawks Green[edit]

Hawks Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dan Snape 483 36.0 Decrease4.0
UKIP Ann Bernard ^ 419 31.2 N/A
Labour Matthew Freeman 374 27.8 Decrease8.9
Green Kelly Tuft 67 5.0 N/A
Majority 64 4.8 Increase1.5
Turnout 1,347 24.5 Increase6.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease17.6

^ Anne Bernard was the sitting councillor for the Hawks Green ward and previously defected from the Conservatives to UKIP.

Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury[edit]

Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Diane Todd 505 40.1 Decrease21.3
UKIP John Bernard 373 29.6 N/A
Conservative Helen Borton 310 24.6 Decrease14.0
Green Kenny Beardmore 71 5.7 N/A
Majority 132 10.5 Decrease12.3
Turnout 1,270 26.5 Increase3.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease25.5

Hednesford North[edit]

Hednesford North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Pearson 697 47.9 Decrease14.2
UKIP Sue Hardman 382 26.3 N/A
Conservative James Moffat 317 21.8 Decrease4.6
Green Arlette Carmichael 59 4.0 N/A
Majority 315 21.6 Decrease14.2
Turnout 1,463 27.6 Increase0.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease20.3

Hednesford South[edit]

Hednesford South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Paul Woodhead 618 42.6 N/A
Conservative Olivia Lyons 322 22.2 Decrease10.9
Labour Brian Gamble 298 20.5 Decrease31.8
UKIP Grahame Wiggin 213 14.7 N/A
Majority 296 20.4 N/A
Turnout 1,462 35.7 Increase9.3
Green gain from Labour Swing Increase37.2

Norton Canes[edit]

Norton Canes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Zaphne Stretton 659 39.4 Decrease16.3
Conservative Val Jones 512 30.6 Decrease9.4
UKIP Chris Cox 444 26.5 N/A
Green Richard Jenking 59 3.5 N/A
Majority 147 8.8 Decrease6.9
Turnout 1,679 29.8 Increase2.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease3.5

Western Springs[edit]

Western Springs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carl Bennett 503 34.9 Decrease4.1
Conservative Sara Allt 456 31.6 Decrease3.2
UKIP Sarah Rose 410 28.5 N/A
Green Sara Anderson 72 5.0 N/A
Majority 47 3.3 Decrease0.9
Turnout 1,452 28.5 Increase6.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Election Results 2016". Cannock Chase District Council. Retrieved 28 April 2016.