2016 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2016
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← 2015 5 May 2016 (2016-05-05) 2018 →

23 of 66 seats (One Third and one by-election)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout35.6% (Decrease33.5%)[1]
  First party Second party
 
Cllr Phil Davies portrait.jpg
Cllr Jeff Green.jpg
Leader Phil Davies Jeff Green
Party Labour Conservative
Leader's seat Birkenhead
and
Tranmere
West Kirby
and
Thurstaston
Last election 14 seats,
47.9%
7 seats,
28.1%
Seats before 38 21
Seats won 14 7
Seats after 39 21
Seat change Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 38,832 25,956
Percentage 46.1% 30.8%
Swing Decrease1.8% Increase2.7%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Cllr Phil Gilchrist.jpg
Cllr Pat Cleary.jpg
Leader Phil Gilchrist Pat Cleary
Party Liberal Democrat Green
Leader's seat
Eastham
Birkenhead
and
Tranmere
Last election 1 seat,
8.2%
0 seats,
6.3%
Seats before 5 1
Seats won 2 0
Seats after 5 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 9,216 5,703
Percentage 10.9% 6.8%
Swing Increase2.7% Increase0.5%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 2011, 2012 and 2016.svg
Map of results of 2016 election

Leader of the Council before election

Phil Davies
Labour

Leader of the Council after election

Phil Davies
Labour

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

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 39 Increase1
Conservative 21 Steady
Liberal Democrats 5 Steady
Green 1 Steady
Independent 0 Decrease1

[3]

Election results[edit]

Overall election result[edit]

Overall result compared with 2015.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election result, 2016
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % Net %
  Labour 23 14 1 0 Increase1 59.1 46.1 38,832 Decrease1.8
  Conservative 23 7 0 0 Steady 31.8 30.8 25,956 Increase2.7
  Liberal Democrat 19 2 0 0 Steady 9.1 10.9 9,216 Increase2.7
  Green 21 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 6.8 5,703 Increase0.5
  UKIP 9 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.7 3,088 Decrease5.3
  Independent 1 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 1.2 985 Increase1.1
  TUSC 7 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 394 Increase0.1

[2] [1] [n 1]

Changes in council composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

38 21 5 1 1
Lab Con LD G I

After the election the composition of the council was:

39 21 5 1
Lab Con LD G
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council composition after the 2016 election

Ward results[edit]

Results compared directly with the previous local election in 2015.

Bebington[edit]

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christina Muspratt 2,505 57.0 Decrease0.6
Conservative Des Drury 952 21.7 Decrease2.1
UKIP Jim Bradshaw 516 11.8 Increase1.2
Liberal Democrat Penelope Golby 233 5.3 Increase2.4
Green Anthony Smith 187 4.3 Decrease0.8
Majority 1,553 35.4 Increase1.5
Registered electors 11,919
Turnout 4,425 37.1 Decrease36.6
Rejected ballots 32 0.7
Labour hold Swing Increase0.7

[4] [5]

Bidston and St James[edit]

Bidston and St James
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie McManus 1,702 70.6 Decrease6.3
UKIP Debbie Caplin 329 13.7 New
Conservative Nick Hanna 190 7.9 Decrease2.8
Green Jayne Clough 107 4.4 Decrease1.3
Liberal Democrat Brian Gill 82 3.3 Increase0.8
TUSC Benjamin Halligan 52 2.1 Decrease1.5
Majority 1,373 57.0 Decrease19.9
Registered electors 9,985
Turnout 2,473 24.8 Decrease31.2
Rejected ballots 12 0.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease10.0

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Birkenhead and Tranmere[edit]

Birkenhead and Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Stapleton 1,555 47.9 Decrease8.2
Green Steve Hayes 1,383 42.6 Increase11.0
UKIP Graeme Foster 203 6.3 Decrease1.7
Conservative June Cowin 59 1.8 Decrease1.5
Liberal Democrat Mary Price 35 1.1 Steady
TUSC Jack Yarlett 11 0.3 New
Majority 172 5.3 Decrease19.2
Registered electors 9,703
Turnout 3,264 33.6 Decrease23.3
Rejected ballots 18 0.6
Labour hold Swing Decrease9.6

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Bromborough[edit]

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Warren Ward 1,805 50.5 Decrease8.8
Independent Steve Niblock [n 2] 985 27.6 N/A
Conservative Pete Welch 442 12.4 Decrease6.1
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Lane 151 4.2 Decrease0.6
Green Percy Hogg 131 3.7 Decrease0.7
TUSC Mark Halligan 60 1.7 Increase0.1
Majority 820 22.9 Decrease17.9
Registered electors 11,384
Turnout 3,599 31.6 Decrease34.7
Rejected ballots 25 0.7
Labour gain from Independent Swing Decrease12.5

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Clatterbridge[edit]

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cherry Povall 2,333 51.7 Increase10.4
Labour Jenny Holliday 1,668 37.0 Decrease1.1
Liberal Democrat Jan Cambridge 334 7.4 Increase0.1
Green Jim McGinley 177 3.9 Increase0.3
Majority 665 14.7 Increase11.5
Registered electors 11,454
Turnout 4,538 39.6 Decrease36.6
Rejected ballots 26 0.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.8

[13] [14]

Claughton[edit]

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Davies 2,337 66.6 Increase9.8
Conservative Barbara Sinclair 628 17.9 Decrease0.2
Liberal Democrat Christopher Teggin 237 6.8 Decrease0.3
Green Moira Gommon 219 6.2 Decrease0.5
TUSC Phil Simpson 89 2.5 New
Majority 1709 48.7 Increase10.0
Registered electors 11,161
Turnout 3,372 31.6 Decrease32.9
Rejected ballots 22 0.6
Labour hold Swing Increase5.01

[15] [16]

Eastham[edit]

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Phillip Gilchrist 2,695 67.0 Increase21.9
Labour Giuseppe Roberto 951 23.6 Decrease11.2
Conservative Peter Taylor 294 7.1 Decrease9.2
Green Perle Sheldricks 83 2.1 Decrease1.6
Majority 1,744 43.4 Increase33.1
Registered electors 10,995
Turnout 4,050 36.8 Decrease35.7
Rejected ballots 27 0.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Increase16.6

[17] [18]

Greasby, Frankby and Irby[edit]

Greasby, Frankby and Irby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Anderson 2,182 48.5 Increase8.1
Labour Frank Harrison 1,294 28.8 Decrease4.2
Liberal Democrat John Cresswell 792 17.6 Increase2.9
Green Cathy Page 232 5.2 Increase1.3
Majority 888 19.7 Increase12.3
Registered electors 11,369
Turnout 4,529 39.8 Decrease38.6
Rejected ballots 29 0.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase6.1

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Heswall[edit]

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kathryn Hodson 2,776 65.0 Increase5.6
Labour Jeff Judge 868 20.3 Increase0.1
Green Barbara Burton 334 7.8 Increase2.4
Liberal Democrat David Tyrrell 290 6.8 Increase0.5
Majority 1908 44.7 Increase5.5
Registered electors 10,768
Turnout 4,304 40.0 Decrease38.5
Rejected ballots 24 0.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.8

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Hoylake and Meols[edit]

Hoylake and Meols
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hale 2,186 54.2 Increase3.4
Labour Jean Robinson 1,218 30.2 Increase1.0
Green Alix Cockcroft 372 9.2 Decrease0.1
Liberal Democrat Peter Reisdorf 261 6.5 Increase1.9
Majority 968 24.0 Increase2.3
Registered electors 10,429
Turnout 4,063 39.0 Decrease38.0
Rejected ballots 26 0.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase1.2

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Leasowe and Moreton East[edit]

Leasowe and Moreton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anita Leech 2,349 69.3 Increase8.5
Conservative William Eborall 802 23.7 Decrease1.0
Green Gillian Homeri 240 7.1 Increase3.0
Majority 1,547 45.6 Increase9.5
Registered electors 10,690
Turnout 3,413 31.9 Decrease34.0
Rejected ballots 22 0.6
Labour hold Swing Increase4.8

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Liscard[edit]

Liscard (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tom Usher [n 3] 2,240 55.3 Decrease7.6
Labour Janette Williamson [n 4] 1,672
Conservative Ann Lavin 690 17.0 New
UKIP Lynda Williams 504 12.4 Decrease7.0
Conservative Ann Parry 427
Green Trevor Desrosiers 338 8.3 Increase0.5
Liberal Democrat Daniel Clein 280 6.9 Decrease1.4
Majority 1,550 38.3 Decrease5.2
Registered electors 10,982
Turnout 3,604 32.8 Decrease31.7
Rejected ballots 12 0.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.6
Labour hold Swing

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Moreton West and Saughall Massie[edit]

Moreton West and Saughall Massie
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Chris Blakeley 2,384 56.8 Increase12.5
Labour Karl Greaney 1,425 34.0 Decrease8.5
UKIP Beryl Jones 301 7.2 Decrease2.3
Green Lindsey Stowell-Smith 86 2.0 Decrease1.6
Majority 959 22.8 Increase21.0
Registered electors 10,682
Turnout 4,213 39.4 Decrease29.9
Rejected ballots 17 0.4
Conservative hold Swing Increase10.5

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New Brighton[edit]

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Jones 2,214 51.9 Decrease0.6
Conservative Tony Pritchard 1,452 34.1 Increase3.5
UKIP Paula Walters 257 6.0 Decrease2.2
Green Cynthia Stonall 197 4.6 Decrease4.1
Liberal Democrat Jackie Usher 93 2.2 New
TUSC Gregory North 51 1.2 New
Majority 762 17.8 Decrease4.1
Registered electors 10,946
Turnout 4,280 39.1 Decrease27.3
Rejected ballots 16 0.4
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.1

[34] [35] [36]

Oxton[edit]

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stuart Kelly 2,381 54.0 Increase18.1
Labour Vicky Nowak 1,568 35.6 Decrease4.1
Conservative Philip Merry 275 6.2 Decrease4.8
Green Liz Heydon 183 4.2 Decrease1.3
Majority 813 18.4 N/A
Registered electors 11,044
Turnout 4,434 40.1 Decrease29.3
Rejected ballots 27 0.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Increase11.1

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Pensby and Thingwall[edit]

Pensby and Thingwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Sullivan 2,243 48.5 Increase9.4
Conservative Andrew Gardner 1,541 33.3 Decrease3.6
UKIP Jan Davison 417 9.0 Decrease1.1
Liberal Democrat Damien Cummins 296 6.4 Decrease1.2
Green Allen Burton 125 2.7 Decrease2.1
Majority 702 15.2 Increase13.0
Registered electors 10,388
Turnout 4,651 44.8 Decrease30.4
Rejected ballots 29 0.6
Labour hold Swing Increase6.5

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Prenton[edit]

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Norbury 2,028 60.3 Increase1.0
Conservative Hilary Jones 647 19.2 Increase1.5
Liberal Democrat Allan Brame 355 10.6 Increase4.0
Green Christopher Cooke 334 9.9 Increase5.3
Majority 1,381 41.1 Decrease0.5
Registered electors 10,680
Turnout 3,401 31.8 Decrease36.6
Rejected ballots 37 1.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.2

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Rock Ferry[edit]

Rock Ferry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Davies 1,642 66.8 Increase0.1
UKIP Billy Foster 327 13.3 Increase2.4
Conservative Robert Hughes 209 8.5 Decrease1.3
Green Kenny Peers 158 6.4 Decrease1.2
Liberal Democrat Edward Smith 86 3.5 Increase0.9
TUSC Leah Halligan 38 1.5 Increase0.3
Majority 1,315 53.4 Decrease2.3
Registered electors 9,641
Turnout 2,480 25.7 Decrease32.6
Rejected ballots 20 0.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.2

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Seacombe[edit]

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Stuart 2,245 85.3 Increase14.2
Conservative John Laing 386 14.7 Increase4.8
Majority 1,859 70.7 Increase9.5
Registered electors 10,091
Turnout 2,690 26.7 Decrease30.4
Rejected ballots 59 2.2
Labour hold Swing Increase4.8

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Upton[edit]

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Matthew Patrick 2,218 61.0 Decrease1.4
Conservative Geoffrey Gubb 900 24.7 Increase3.6
Green Lily Clough 256 7.0 Increase3.4
Liberal Democrat Alan Davies 169 4.6 Increase1.5
TUSC Philip Jones 94 2.6 New
Majority 1,318 36.3 Decrease5.0
Registered electors 12,181
Turnout 3,693 30.3 Decrease39.3
Rejected ballots 56 1.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.5

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Wallasey[edit]

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Lewis 2,249 50.1 Increase5.3
Labour Bill McGenity 1,574 35.1 Decrease3.6
Green John Rodgers 241 5.4 Steady
UKIP Adam Heatherington 234 5.2 Decrease2.4
Liberal Democrat John Codling 191 4.3 Increase0.8
Majority 675 15.0 Increase8.9
Registered electors 11,672
Turnout 4,508 38.6 Decrease33.9
Rejected ballots 19 0.4
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.5

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West Kirby and Thurstaston[edit]

West Kirby and Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Watt 2,379 57.5 Increase6.9
Labour James Laing 1,182 28.6 Increase0.1
Green Yvonne McGinley 320 7.7 Increase0.5
Liberal Democrat Mike Redfern 255 6.2 Decrease0.7
Majority 1,197 28.9 Increase6.8
Registered electors 10,198
Turnout 4,162 40.8 Decrease37.9
Rejected ballots 26 0.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.4

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Changes between 2016 and 2018[edit]

Claughton by-election 2017[edit]

By-election, 4 May 2017: Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gillian Wood 1,761 52.4 Decrease14.2
Liberal Democrat David Evans 740 22.0 Increase15.3
Conservative Barbara Sinclair 567 16.9 Decrease1.0
Green Liz Heydon 136 4.1 Decrease2.2
UKIP Beryl Jones 130 3.9 New
TUSC Leon Wheddon 27 0.8 Decrease1.7
Majority 976 30.4 Decrease18.3
Registered electors 11,336
Turnout 3,372 29.7 Decrease1.9
Rejected ballots 11 0.3 Decrease0.3
Labour hold Swing Decrease20.4

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Other changes[edit]

Cllr Walter Smith (Bebington) died on 9 November 2017.[57]

Cllr John Hale (Hoylake and Meols) retired in March 2018.[58]

Both seats were filled at the next regular election in May 2018.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ % of total refers to % of wards won.
  2. ^ Deselected by Labour Party.
  3. ^ Elected to serve a 4-year term.
  4. ^ Elected to serve a 2-year term.

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Summaries 2016". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Election results by party, Local election - Thursday, 5th May 2016". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  3. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Election results for Bebington". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Councillor Christina Muspratt". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  6. ^ "Election results for Bidston and St James". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  7. ^ "Councillor Julie McManus". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Election results for Birkenhead and Tranmere". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  9. ^ "Councillor Jean Stapleton". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  10. ^ "Election results for Bromborough". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  11. ^ "Councillor Warren Ward". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  12. ^ "Councillor Steve Niblock". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  13. ^ "Election results for Clatterbridge". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  14. ^ "Councillor Cherry Povall, JP". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  15. ^ "Election results for Claughton". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  16. ^ "Councillor George Davies". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  17. ^ "Election results for Eastham". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  18. ^ "Councillor Phil Gilchrist". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  19. ^ "Election results for Greasby, Frankby and Irby". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  20. ^ "Councillor Tom Anderson". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  21. ^ "Election results for Heswall". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  22. ^ "Councillor Kathy Hodson". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  23. ^ "Election results for Hoylake and Meols". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  24. ^ "Councillor John Hale". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  25. ^ "Councillor Jean Robinson". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  26. ^ "Councillor Peter Reisdorf". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  27. ^ "Election results for Leasowe and Moreton East". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  28. ^ "Councillor Anita Leech". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  29. ^ "Election results for Liscard". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  30. ^ "Councillor Thomas Usher". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  31. ^ "Councillor Janette Williamson". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  32. ^ "Election results for Moreton West and Saughall Massie". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  33. ^ "Councillor Chris Blakeley". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  34. ^ "Election results for New Brighton". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  35. ^ "Councillor Tony Jones". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  36. ^ "Councillor Tony Pritchard". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  37. ^ "Election results for Oxton". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  38. ^ "Councillor Stuart Kelly". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  39. ^ "Election results for Pensby and Thingwall". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  40. ^ "Councillor Michael Sullivan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  41. ^ "Councillor Andrew Gardner". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  42. ^ "Election results for Prenton". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  43. ^ "Councillor Tony Norbury". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  44. ^ "Councillor Allan Brame". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  45. ^ "Election results for Rock Ferry". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  46. ^ "Councillor Bill Daives". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  47. ^ "Election results for Seacombe". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  48. ^ "Councillor Paul Stuart". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  49. ^ "Election results for Upton". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  50. ^ "Councillor Matthew Patrick". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  51. ^ "Election results for Wallasey". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  52. ^ "Councillor Ian Lewis". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  53. ^ "Election results for West Kirby and Thurstaston". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  54. ^ "Councillor Geoffrey Watt". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  55. ^ "Election results for Claughton". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  56. ^ "Councillor Gillian Wood". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.
  57. ^ "Tributes paid to 'selfless' Wirral Councillor Walter Smith who has passed away". Wirral Globe. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  58. ^ "Wirral's longest-serving councillor retires". Wirral Globe. Retrieved 1 April 2018.