2016 South Lakeland District Council election

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2016 South Lakeland District Council election[1]
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17 of the 51 seats to South Lakeland District Council
26 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrat Conservative
Last election 32 15
Seats won 8 7
Seats after 32

16
Seat change Steady Increase1
Popular vote 7,108 5,787
Percentage 44.5% 36.3%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour Independent
Last election 3 1
Seats won 2 0
Seats after 2 1
Seat change Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 1,725 0
Percentage 10.8% 0.0%

South Lakeland UK local election 2016 map.svg
Map showing the results the 2016 South Lakeland District Council elections by ward. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, Independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2016.

Council control before election

Liberal Democrats

Council control after election

Liberal Democrats

The 2016 South Lakeland District Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of South Lakeland District Council in England.[2] This was on the same day as other local elections.

This result has the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council +/-
Liberal Democrats 32 32 Steady
Conservatives 15 16 Increase1
Labour 3 2 Decrease1
Independent 1 1 Steady
Green 0 0 Steady
UKIP 0 0 Steady
Total 51 51
Working majority  13   13 

Ward results[3][edit]

An asterisk * indicates an incumbent seeking re-election.

Arnside & Beetham[edit]

Arnside & Beetham 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Pete McSweeney 1,220
Conservative Peter Smillie 399
UKIP Alan Nigel Piper 93
Green Jill Abel 82
Labour Lois Katherine Sparling 77
Majority 821
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Burton & Holme[edit]

Burton & Holme 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Kenneth Bingham* 919
Liberal Democrat Gordon Victor Higton 308
Labour Nigel Edward Warner 111
Green Andrew Robert Chapple 59
Majority 611
Conservative hold Swing

Coniston & Crake Valley[edit]

Coniston & Crake Valley 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne Hall* 391
Liberal Democrat Val Sykes 172
Green Mark Kidd 49
Majority 219
Conservative hold Swing

Crooklands[edit]

Crooklands 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sheila Eccles* 611
Conservative David Matthews 263
Green Meg Hill 45
UKIP Malcolm James Hamilton Nightingale 32
Majority 348
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Hawkshead[edit]

Hawkshead 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David William Norman Fletcher* 478
Conservative Ann Elizabeth Myatt 240
UKIP David Rimmer Walker 55
Green Gwen Harrison 50
Majority 238
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Levens[edit]

Levens 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Annie Rawlinson* 715
Conservative Kevin Ronald Holmes 323
UKIP Yana Doidge 21
Green Claire Wickham 19
Labour Dave Cope 19
Majority 392
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Lyth Valley[edit]

Lyth Valley 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Holmes* 482
Liberal Democrat Bex Cooper 220
UKIP Stephen Willmott 43
Labour Alison Faith Gilchrist 34
Green Kate Barkes 30
Majority 262
Conservative hold Swing

Milnthorpe[edit]

Milnthorpe 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Rupert James Audland 482
Conservative Steven Hurst 253
UKIP Oksana Walker 40
Labour Jo Magne 33
Green Shona Kathleen Kidd 11
Majority 229
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale[edit]

Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nick Cotton* 1557
Conservative Alex Toubas 779
Labour Nick Cross 114
Green Daphne Mary Jackson 84
Majority 778
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Staveley-in-Cartmel[edit]

Staveley-in-Cartmel 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sue Sanderson* 512
Conservative Ted Walsh 220
UKIP Brian Donald Thornton 57
Green Ben John Barker 27
Majority 292
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Staveley-in-Westmorland[edit]

Staveley-in-Westmorland 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stan Collins* 486
Conservative Harry Taylor 125
Green Fran Richardson 112
Labour Peter Train 68
UKIP Albina Thornton 34
Majority 361
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Ulverston Central[edit]

Ulverston Central 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Bishop-Rowe 204
Labour Bharath Sundara Rajan* 187
Liberal Democrat Andrew Hudson 64
Green Christopher Loynes 25
Majority 17
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Ulverston East[edit]

Ulverston East 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Wilson* 259
Conservative Peter Hornby 143
Green Judith Ann Filmore 53
Liberal Democrat Maureen Frances Nicholson 44
Majority 116
Labour hold Swing

Ulverston North[edit]

Ulverston North 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Helen Irving* 252
Labour Judith Ann Pickthall 249
Green Simon James Filmore 110
Liberal Democrat Ray Beecham 95
Majority 3
Conservative hold Swing

Ulverston South[edit]

Ulverston South 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Amanda Rigg* 268
Labour Joan Margaret Casson 144
UKIP Peter Richards 59
Green Bob Gerry 45
Liberal Democrat Loraine Birchall 44
Majority 124
Conservative hold Swing

Ulverston Town[edit]

Ulverston Town 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Victor Clough* 272
Conservative Reuben Allonby 137
Green Bill Shaw 68
Liberal Democrat Dave Khan 42
Majority 135
Labour hold Swing

Ulverston West[edit]

Ulverston West 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Janette Ethel Jenkinson* 389
Labour Bob Brown 158
Liberal Democrat Gordon Ellis Brown 58
Green Robert O'Hara 34
Majority 231
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elise Uberoi; Chris Watson; Richard Keen (19 May 2016). "Local elections 2016". House of Commons Library. p. 23.
  2. ^ "Elections 2016". South Lakeland District Council. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  3. ^ "District Elections 2016 - Results". www.southlakeland.gov.uk. South Lakeland Council. Retrieved 4 June 2018.