2017 Hampshire County Council election

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Hampshire County Council election, 2017

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All 78 seats to Hampshire County Council
40 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat
Last election 45 17
Seats before 47 16
Seats won 56 19
Seat change Increase 11 Increase 2

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour UKIP
Last election 4, 10.6% 10
Seats before 4 7
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 10

Hampshire UK local election 2017 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2017 Hampshire County Council election.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2017 Hampshire County Council election took place on 4 May 2017 as part of the 2017 local elections in the United Kingdom.[1] All councillors were elected from electoral divisions by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office.

Boundary changes[edit]

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England undertook a review of boundaries during the previous council's term. An Order to enact the boundary changes was made in October 2016 and took effect at this election.[2]

The changes made include:

  • Basingstoke and Deane: retained 10 seats. The west of the Norden ward was transferred from Basingstoke North to Basingstoke Central. Eastrop and the town centre was transferred from Basingstoke Central to Basingstoke South East. Kingsclere was transferred from Calleva & Kingsclere to Whitchurch & Clere, with the wards respectively renamed Calleva and Whitchurch & The Cleres. Candovers was renamed Candovers, Oakley and Overton.
  • East Hampshire retained 7 seats. Headley was renamed Liphook, Headley & Grayshott.
  • Eastleigh was increased from 7 to 8 seats. The divisions of Hedge End & Botley and West End & Hedge End Grange Park were abolished and replaced with three divisions: Botley & Hedge End North, Hedge End & West End South and West End & Horton Heath. The latter also took away territory from Bishopstoke & Fair Oak, which was shifted westwards. The East and West divisions of Eastleigh were replaced by divisions named North and South.
  • Fareham retained 7 seats. The 6 divisions had the same names as before, with Fareham Town continuing to elect 2 councillors.
  • Gosport retained 5 seats. The 5 divisions had the same names as before, with Leesland & Town continuing to elect 2 councillors.
  • Hart retained 5 seats. The Odiham and Hartley Wintney & Yateley West divisions were replaced with divisions with similar boundaries named Odiham & Hook and Hartley Wintney, Eversley & Yateley West. The Fleet division was reduced in size and renamed Fleet Town. It also gained some territory from Yateley East, Blackwater & Ancells, which was renamed Yateley East & Blackwater.
  • Havant retained 7 seats. The 2-member division of Bedhampton & Leigh Park was split and replaced by North West Havant and North East Havant, with the latter taking territory from Emsworth & St Faiths.
  • New Forest was reduced from 11 to 10 seats. The division of Lyndhurst was abolished. The town of Lyndhurst itself was added to the same division of Fordingbridge, and named Lyndhurst & Fordingbridge. Totton North added some rural areas and was renamed Totton North & Netley Marsh. An expanded Lymington division was renamed Lymington & Boldre. Milford & Hordle gained some territory from New Milton and was renamed New Milton North, Milford & Hordle.
  • Rushmoor retained 5 seats. The East and West divisions of Aldershot were replaced with North and South divisions.
  • Test Valley retained 7 seats. Romsey Extra was renamed Romsey Rural.
  • Winchester retained 7 seats. The divisions retained their names, though the boundary between Bishop's Waltham and Meon Valley was altered substantially.

Results[edit]

Hampshire County Council election, 2017[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 56 11 0 11 71.79 52.22 198,944 +14.71%
  Liberal Democrat 19 4 3 1 24.36 26.93 102,642 +5.22%
  Labour 2 0 2 -2 2.56 10.63 40,501 +0.05%
  UKIP 0 0 10 -10 0 4.12 15,702 -20.49%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.24 12,329 +0.46%
  Community Campaign ♥ 1 0 0 0 1.28 1.39 5,282 +0.68%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 1.33 5059 -0.56%
  JAC 0 0 0 0 0 0.08 288 N/A
  Pirate 0 0 0 0 0 0.03 108 N/A
  Monster Raving Loony 0 0 0 0 0 0.02 78 -0.01%
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.02 61 -0.02%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.01 30 -0.08%
  Christian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0[a] -0.06%
  1. ^ No candidates stood in 2017

Results by electoral division[edit]

Hampshire County Council is divided into 11 districts, which are split further into electoral divisions.

Basingstoke and Deane (10 seats)[edit]

East Hampshire (7 seats)[edit]

Eastleigh (8 seats)[edit]

Fareham (7 seats)[edit]

Fareham Crofton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pal Hayre 3029 49.3 +16.3
Liberal Democrat Jim Forrest 2274 37.1 +24.1
UKIP Kim Rose 411 6.7 -43.7
Labour Leslie Ricketts 267 4.3 +0.8
Green Rosemary Hobbs 158 2.6 N/A
Majority 755 12.2 N/A
Turnout 6139 46.3 +0.9
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Fareham Portchester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Roger Price 2648 47.3 -8.6
Conservative Geoff Fazackarley 2504 44.7 +18.1
Labour Stuart Rose 450 8.0 -2.0
Majority 144 2.6 -26.7
Turnout 5602 38.3 +8.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Fareham Sarisbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sean Woodward 1957 70.29
Labour Angela Carr 434 15.59
Liberal Democrat Mary Holliday-Bishop 393 14.12
Majority
Turnout 2784 23.84 −13.22
Conservative hold Swing
Fareham Titchfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Hockley 1602 51.33
Independent Jack Englefield 917 29.38
Labour Michael Prior 347 11.12
Liberal Democrat Sue Hardie 255 8.17
Majority
Turnout 3121 26.53 −13.86
Conservative hold Swing
Fareham Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Latham 2802 16.88
Conservative George Ringrow 2686 16.18
UKIP Bob Ingram 2517 15.16
UKIP David Whittingham 2207 13.30`
Liberal Democrat Paul Whittle 2028 12.22
Liberal Democrat David Norris 1933 11.65
Labour James Carr 804 4.84
Labour Richard Ryan 737 4.44
Green Dilys Harrison 470 2.83
Green David Harrison 415 2.50
Turnout 8692 30.78 −8.96
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Fareham Warsash
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Evans 2041 60.05
UKIP David Nightingale 731 21.51
Labour Andrew Mooney 250 7.36
Green Miles Grindey 216 6.35
Liberal Democrat Craig Lewis 161 4.74
Majority
Turnout 3399 30.27 −10.79
Conservative hold Swing

Gosport (5 seats)[edit]

Hart (5 seats)[edit]

Havant (7 seats)[edit]

New Forest (10 seats)[edit]

Rushmoor (5 seats)[edit]

Winchester (7 seats)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Hampshire County Council". Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Overall State of the Parties". Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 2013-05-03.