2016 West Lancashire Borough Council election

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The 2016 West Lancashire Borough Council election take place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of West Lancashire Borough Council in Lancashire, England.[1] Following the 2015 local elections Labour Party (UK) took control of the council.[2] A third of the seats were being polled during this election. Summary post election-

Political Composition after election: Conservative (Leader Councillor David Westley) 22 seats; Labour (Leader Councillor Ian Moran) 31 seats and Our West Lancashire 1 seat.


By ward[edit]

Ashurst[edit]

Ashurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gail Pamela Hodson 1011 72.3%
Green William Mason Rowan Gilmour 220 15.7%
Conservative David Jonathan Griffiths 168 12.0%
Majority 791
Turnout 1416 30.3%

Aughton and Downholland[edit]

Aughton and Downholland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sam Currie 952 58.1%
Labour Thomas George Phillips 686 41.9%
Majority 266
Turnout 1657 36.1%

Birch Green[edit]

Birch Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Claire Louise Cooper 662 88.9%
Conservative William John Weingart 83 11.1%
Majority 579
Turnout 751 25.7%

Burscough East[edit]

Burscough East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Evans 760 58.4%
Conservative Robert Bailey 541 41.6%
Majority 219
Turnout 1322 38.7%

Burscough West[edit]

Burscough West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew John Pritchard 912 62.7%
Conservative Leon Graham 542 37.3%
Majority 370
Turnout 1466 38.5%

Derby[edit]

Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Our West Lancashire Adrian Edward Owens 806 41.8%
Labour Liam David Blacklock 710 36.8%
Conservative Thomas Burton 339 17.6%
Green Heather Doyle 72 3.7%
Majority 96
Turnout 1936 38.4%

Digmoor[edit]

Digmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin William Henry Wilkie 784 92.6%
Conservative Richard Henry Shepherd 63 7.4%
Majority 721
Turnout 870 29.1%

Halsall[edit]

Halsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Kathleen Patricia Mills 313 43.5%
Conservative Doreen Joan Stephenson 289 40.1%
UKIP John Stewart Simpson Stewart 118 16.4%
Majority 24
Turnout 725 42.3%

Hesketh-with-Becconsall[edit]

Hesketh-with-Becconsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Moon 578 63.4%
Labour Sally Josephine Hodson 333 36.6%
Majority 245
Turnout 930 29.1%

Knowsley[edit]

Knowsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adam Gerard Yates 1063 51.5%
Conservative Edward James McCarthy 744 36.0%
Our West Lancashire Peter Banks 174 8.4%
Green Gaynor Anne Pickering 85 4.1%
Majority 319
Turnout 2074 45.7%

Moorside[edit]

Moorside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Aldridge 725 91.2%
Conservative George Ernest Pratt 70 8.8%
Majority 655
Turnout 802 30.8%

Rufford[edit]

Rufford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Ian Gordon 472 71.5%
Labour Natalie June McCulloch 188 28.5%
Majority 284
Turnout 671 40.4%

Scott[edit]

Scott
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin John Wright 770 43.0%
Our West Lancashire Jane Thompson 640 35.7%
Conservative David John Meadows 300 16.7%
Green Maurice Henry George 82 4.6%
Majority 130
Turnout 1797 41.9%

Skelmersdale North[edit]

Skelmersdale North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Stuart Furey 856 89.7%
Conservative Susan Ingrid Janvier 98 10.3%
Majority 758
Turnout 963 32.6%

Skelmersdale South[edit]

Skelmersdale South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donna Marie Eileen West 1099 81.3%
Conservative Jenni Mayer 138 10.2%
Green Martin John Lowe 115 8.5%
Majority 961
Turnout 1360 28.6%

Tarleton[edit]

Tarleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Philip Cairns 1077 67.4%
Labour Frederick Andrew Hodson 522 32.6%
Majority 555
Turnout 1632 35.7%

Up Holland[edit]

Up Holland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gaynar Owen 1113 67.8%
Conservative Jane Houlgrave 529 32.2%
Majority 584
Turnout 1655 33.6%

Wrightington[edit]

Wrightington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Carolyn Evans 668 53.5%
Labour Bernadette Green 432 34.6%
Green Julie Hotchkiss 148 11.9%
Majority 236
Turnout 1256 37.9%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official election and referendum notices". West Lancashire Borough Council. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Election Summary - Borough Election 2015". West Lancashire Borough Council. Retrieved 21 October 2015.