2016 North East Lincolnshire Council election

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2016 local election results in North East Lincolnshire

The 2016 North East Lincolnshire Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of North East Lincolnshire Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Council make up[edit]

After the 2016 local election, the political make up of the council was as follows:[2]

Party Number of councillors
Labour 18
Conservative 11
Liberal Democrats 5
UKIP 5
Green 0
Independent 2
Vacant 1

Labour remained in minority control of the authority, despite losing one seat (Park) to the Liberal Democrats and failing to regain the East Marsh seat they lost to UKIP in a by-election the previous year, which was gained by the Liberal Democrats as UKIP didn't field a candidate in that ward. These were the first gains by the Liberal Democrats in the borough since the 2008 local elections, prior to being almost wiped out over the next four years.

Since the previous year's elections, two UKIP councillors (Matthew Stinson[3] and Stephen Harness[4]) resigned from their party and sat as Independents, and would go on to join the Conservatives, while Ron Shepherd by this point had already defected directly to the Conservatives and successfully defended his seat in Scartho at these elections in the process.[5]

Shortly after these elections took place, a by-election was held to fill the vacancy in the South ward in June 2016 due to the resignation of councillor Chris Stanland in the South ward. Although he resigned before these local elections, it happened after close of nominations. Labour held the seat and thus increased their number of councillors to 19.[6]

Ward results[edit]

Croft Baker[edit]

Croft Baker 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathryn Helen Wheatley 975 40.5
UKIP Victoria Jane Mutton 551 22.9
Conservative Michael Rudkin 389 16.1
Liberal Democrat Roy Horobin 348 14.4
Green James William Barker 99 4.1
TUSC Kieran Ian Barlow 48 2.0
Majority 424 17.6
Labour hold Swing

Note: Wheatley is a former councillor for the East Marsh ward from 1999 to 2003, while Rudkin is also a former councillor for Scartho from 1999 to 2006.

East Marsh[edit]

East Marsh 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kay Rudd 901 57.2
Labour Neil Martin Trenchard 507 32.2
TUSC Phil Tuplin 87 5.5
Conservative James Adam Chaudry 81 5.1
Majority 394 25.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Note: A by-election was held for this seat in 2015 which resulted in a UKIP gain, but the candidate that won resigned within months and the seat was left vacant until this election took place.

Freshney[edit]

Freshney 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cliff Barber 876 48.9
UKIP Guy Thomas Twisleton Haxby 434 24.2
Conservative Max Logan Burnett 386 21.5
Green Andy Lingwood 68 3.8
TUSC Julian Darren Best 29 1.6
Majority 442 24.7
Labour hold Swing

Haverstoe[edit]

Haverstoe 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bill Parkinson 1,650 61.9
Labour Stephen Russell Naulls 566 21.2
Liberal Democrat Katherine Collett 227 8.5
Green Catherine Susan Harper 136 5.1
TUSC Cameron James William Edward Allan Best 88 3.3
Majority 1084
Conservative hold Swing

Note: Harper previously contested Scartho in 2014 for Labour.

Heneage[edit]

Heneage 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ros James 948 47.4
UKIP Stephen Whittingham 500 25.0
Conservative Holly Joanne Amanda Hill 345 17.2
Liberal Democrat Gloria Lond 158 7.9
TUSC Val O’Flynn 51 2.5
Majority 448 22.4
Labour hold Swing

Humberston & New Waltham[edit]

Humberston & New Waltham 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Fenty 1,481 53.4
UKIP Monica Ruth Brasted 693 25.0
Labour Chris Nichols 519 18.7
Green Andy Dickson 54 1.9
TUSC David William Mitchell 29 1.0
Majority 788 28.4
Conservative hold Swing

Immingham[edit]

Immingham 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Aaron Watson 1,128 42.3
Conservative Stewart Swinburn 1,073 40.2
TUSC Richard Cragg 282 10.6
Green Martin Leslie Reed 186 7.0
Majority 55 2.1
Labour hold Swing

Note: A recount for the seat was called, due to how close the result between Watson and Swinburn was. Swinburn previously represented this ward from 2003 to 2011.

Park[edit]

Park 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Philip Barfield 905 32.2
Labour Jonathan Martyn Spurr 617 21.9
UKIP Tony Blake 586 20.8
Conservative Martin Peter Johnson 541 19.2
Green Vicky Dunn 124 4.4
TUSC Ian Michael Radford 39 1.4
Majority 288 10.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Note: The incumbent Labour councillor, Matthew Barrow, was deselected and this was blamed by some for the loss of the seat.

Scartho[edit]

Scartho 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ron Shepherd 1,011 35.2
Labour Janet Angela Goodwin 813 28.3
UKIP Beckey Jane Brumpton 716 24.9
Liberal Democrat David Michael De Freitas 313 10.9
TUSC Joe Carter 18 0.6
Majority 198 6.9
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

Note: Ron Shepherd held his seat, as he was elected as UKIP when the seat was last fought in 2012, but defected to the Conservatives shortly before these elections. Goodwin became a councillor for South ward after a by-election which was held mere weeks after these elections. De Freitas is the son of Park councillor Andrew and previously stood in Freshney in 1999.

Sidney Sussex[edit]

Sidney Sussex 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catherine Margaret Gaynor Rogers 787 45.7
UKIP Tanya Brasted 538 31.2
Conservative Callum Procter 246 14.3
Liberal Democrat Graham Robert Nicholson 83 4.8
TUSC Angela Heather Greenfield 68 3.9
Majority 249 14.5
Labour hold Swing

South[edit]

South 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Oxby 913 53.7
UKIP Ludmila Berezina 483 28.4
Conservative Richard Hardy 251 14.8
TUSC Karen Michelle Manley 54 3.2
Majority 430 25.3
Labour hold Swing

Yarborough[edit]

Yarborough 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Diana Hyldon-King 1,012 48.3
UKIP Jane Whittingham 590 28.2
Conservative Deborah Elsie Florence May Hill 453 21.6
TUSC Val Pow 40 1.9
Majority 422 20.1
Labour hold Swing

Note: Hill previously contested South as an Independent in 2006 and 2014; and contested Sidney Sussex in 2008 and Immingham in 2010 as a Liberal Democrat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ "North East Lincolnshire Council". Archived from the original on 25 August 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  3. ^ http://vote-2012.proboards.com/post/630615/thread
  4. ^ http://exposingukip.blogspot.com/p/the-ukip-suspensions-resignations-list.html
  5. ^ https://www.grimsbyconservatives.co.uk/single-post/2016/01/04/UKIP-Group-Leader-defects-to-Conservatives
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/741046218655203328