Breckland District Council election, 2015

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Breckland District Council election, 2015
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All 49 council seats
26 seats needed for a majority

  First party Second party Third party
  Blank Blank Blank
Party Conservative UKIP Labour
Last election 47 0 4
Seats won 42 4 2
Seat change Decrease 5 Increase 4 Decrease 2

  Fourth party
  Blank
Party Independent
Last election 3
Seats won 1
Seat change Decrease 2

Breckland UK results map 2015.svg
Map of the 2015 election results. For vote leaders in the split wards, see the full results section.

Party before election

Conservative

Elected Party

Conservative

The 2015 Breckland District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Breckland District Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

There had been major boundary changes since the previous district council election in 2011. The changes reduced the number of wards from 32 to 27, and the number of councillors from 54 to 49. The new boundaries did not change the Conservative party's dominance of Breckland's local politics, as they held onto around 85% of the council seats, essentially the same share of the seats as they had held in 2011. This election saw the presence of a formal UKIP group on the district council, as the party elected four councillors to become the largest opposition party.

Results[edit]

Breckland Council election result 2015[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 42 85.7 46.8 25747 -5.6
  UKIP 4 8.2 21.9 12054 +16.3
  Labour 2 4.0 18.9 10374 -2.9
  Independent 1 2.0 5.0 2732 -0.5
  Green 0 0 6.6 3633 -1.2
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0.9 471 -2.5

Total votes cast: 55011

Breckland Politics 2011-2015[edit]

After the 2011 election, 47 councillors were Conservatives, 4 were Labour and 3 were independent. This had changed by 2015 in the following ways:

Party Seats (2011 election) Seats (April 2015)
Conservative 47 46
Labour 4 3
Independent 3 3
Christian Peoples - 1
UKIP - 1
Total 54

In the run-up to the 2015 election, the parties nominated a variable number of candidates. Only the Conservatives came close to standing a full slate of candidates across the district. Despite the reduced number of candidates needed, most parties fell back in their number of fielded candidates: only UKIP fielded more candidates (18, up from 7) than in 2011. Labour fielded ten fewer, the Greens five, the Liberal Democrats four, and six fewer independents stood in the election.

Conservative Party (48/49)





Labour Party (25/49)





UKIP (18/49)





Green Party (9/49)





Independent (3/49)





Liberal Democrats (2/49)






Full results by ward[edit]

Note that the holds and gains mentioned here are strictly nominal and should only be treated as a rough guideline, as the ward map changed significantly between 2011 and 2015.

The seats of Bedingfield, Harling and Heathland, Launditch, and Swaffham were uncontested. All elected a single unopposed Conservative with the exception of Swaffham, which elected three unopposed Conservatives.

Ashill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis John Sharpe 755
UKIP Emma Parker 495
Green Anne Patricia Melba Rix 237
Majority
Turnout 69.33
Conservative hold Swing
Attleborough Burgh & Havercroft (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Martin 1422
Conservative Adrian Charles Stasiak 998
Labour Timothy Robert Mantripp 628
Independent Taila Joan Taylor 617
Majority
Turnout 62.29
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Attleborough Queens & Besthorpe (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Stephanie Pettitt 1573 40.3
Conservative David RR Oliver 1429
Conservative Tristan John Ashby 1408
UKIP Anthony Crouch 900 23.0
Labour Julian Patrick Crutch 726 18.6
Independent Samantha Taylor 702 18.0
Majority
Turnout 62.19
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
The Buckenhams and Banham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian Peter Joel 1272
Labour Victor Peters 432
Majority
Turnout 69.14
Conservative hold Swing
Dereham Neatherd (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Linda Helen Monument 1589
Conservative William Robert James Richmond 1339
Conservative Alison Mary Webb 1326
UKIP Christopher Harwood 844
Labour Marie Ines Jesus Almeida 755
Green Ann Patricia Robertson Bowyer 708
Labour John Herbert Williams 530
Majority
Turnout 62.59
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Dereham Toftwood (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip James Duigan 1060
Conservative Michael Steven Hirst 1003
UKIP Peter Doolan 782
Labour Benedict Baldwin 597
Labour Graham George Hayden 524
Green Timothy Edward Birt 465
Green Michael Steven Hirst 209
Majority
Turnout 63.10
Conservative hold Swing
Dereham Withburga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Frederick Crawford Monument 1135
Labour Harry Edward Jonathan Clarke 849
Labour Linda Goreham 805
Conservative Jeremy Robert Reynolds 795
Green Philip Neil Morton 478
Majority
Turnout 56.71
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel Hayden Chapman-Allen 712
Conservative John William Nunn 708
Green Jeffrey Prosser 324
Green Sandra Elizabeth Walmesley 278
Labour Dennis Wilbert Robert Sully 268
Labour Yvonne Sully 217
Majority
Turnout 65.24
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Guiltcross
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marion Penelope Chapman-Allen 1242
Labour James Waters 530
Majority
Turnout 72.62
Conservative hold Swing
Hermitage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Trevor Richard Carter 1016
UKIP John Savory 472
Majority
Turnout 72.84
Conservative hold Swing
Lincoln (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard William Duffield 1743
Conservative Robert Ramsay Richmond 1374
Green Alison Jane Keidan-Cooper 1010
Majority
Turnout 68.82
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Mattishall (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pablo Martin Marino Dimoglou 1552
Conservative Paul Donald Claussen 1518
Labour Elizabeth Hunton 848
UKIP Philip Tye 680
Labour Julia Ann Onassis 640
Majority
Turnout 72.03
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Nar Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Samuel Wilkinson 816
UKIP David Rhys Williams 530
Majority
Turnout 68.15
Conservative hold Swing
Necton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Charles Wilkin 882
Labour Joseph Manuel Sisto 567
Majority
Turnout 70.40
Conservative hold Swing
Saham Toney (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Godfrey Carter 1194 50.9
Conservative John David Rogers 920
UKIP Janet Brown 743 31.6
UKIP Daniel Fishlock 535
Green Peter Kevin Bate 411 17.5
Majority
Turnout 62.25
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Shipdham With Scarning (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Jonathan Hewett 1387
Conservative Lynda Susan Turner 1260
UKIP Susan Hebborn 885
Labour Kimberley Louise Wills 766
Majority
Turnout 63.85
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Thetford Boudica (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Jennifer Hollis 750
Conservative Mark Steven Robinson 738
Conservative Robert George Kybird 717
Labour David Hodgkinson 500
Labour Francesca Robinson 412
Liberal Democrat Margaret Ann Rutter 219
Majority
Turnout 57.00
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Thetford Burrell (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terry Jermy 905
UKIP Denis Melvin Crawford 828
Labour Sadie Harvey 680
Conservative Gloria-Jean Bamber 557
Conservative Louise Sharman 447
Majority
Turnout 49.05
Labour hold Swing
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
Thetford Castle (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roy Frederick William Brame 949
UKIP John Newton 811
Conservative John Charles Moorman 683
Labour Christopher Harvey 512
Labour Jake Shannon 407
Liberal Democrat Daniel John Jeffrey 252
Majority
Turnout 53.08
Conservative hold Swing
UKIP gain from Independent Swing
Thetford Priory (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Mark Taylor 981 37.1
Conservative Elizabeth Jane Bishop 877 33.2
Labour Michael Brindle 786 29.7
Labour Brenda Canham 671
Majority
Turnout 44.67
UKIP gain from Independent Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Upper Wensum (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Patrick Borett 1965
Conservative Stanley Gordon Bambridge 1812
UKIP Gillian Savory 1185
Majority
Turnout 70.55
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Watton (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Keith Stephen Gilbert 1413
Conservative Claire Rosemary Bowes 1311
Conservative Michael Arthur Wassell 1235
UKIP Jennifer Fishlock 1168
UKIP Keith Hebborn 1049
Conservative Kathryn Jane Hughes 981
Labour Margaret Evelyn Holmes 705
Majority
Turnout 59.80
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Election results by party". Andrew Teale.