Carlisle City Council election, 2014

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Map of the results of the 2014 Carlisle City Council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2014.

The 2014 Carlisle City Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Carlisle District Council in Cumbria, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background[edit]

17 seats were contested in 2014 and four sitting councillors stood down at the election from Castle, Denton Holme, Harraby and Wetheral wards.[3]

Election result[edit]

Labour gained one seat from the Liberal Democrats to win 9 of the 17 seats contested.[4] The Labour gain came in Castle ward and took Labour to 29 councillors, while the Liberal Democrats dropped to 2 seats on the council after failing to win any seats in 2014.[4] The Conservatives also gained a seat in Dalston from independent Bryan Craig and thus won 7 seats in 2014 to have 19 councillors overall. There did remain two independent councillors however, as independent Rob Betton retained his seat in Botcherby.[4] Meanwhile, the UK Independence Party failed to win any seats, but did come second in 10 of the 17 seats contested.[4] Overall turnout at the election was 34.2%.[5]

Carlisle local election result 2014[6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 1 0 +1 52.9 32.2 8,394 -15.1%
  Conservative 7 1 0 +1 41.2 31.3 8,158 +2.5%
  Independent 1 0 1 -1 5.9 5.6 1,468 +1.7%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 22.1 5,741 +15.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 1,388 +0.3%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 1 -1 0 2.7 705 -4.7%
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 174 +0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Belah[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gareth Ellis 823 42.4 -0.2
Labour Allan Stevenson 535 27.6 -12.5
UKIP Philip Douglass 442 22.8 +9.7
Green Claire Unwin 140 7.2 +3.0
Majority 288 14.8 +12.4
Turnout 1,940 39.2 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing
Belle Vue[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jessica Riddle 632 40.7 -17.0
Conservative Nigel Christian 505 32.6 -1.5
UKIP Paul Chapman 358 23.1 +23.1
Green Gillian Curwen 56 3.6 -1.5
Majority 127 8.2 -15.4
Turnout 1,551 31.0 -0.8
Labour hold Swing
Botcherby[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Robert Betton 773 52.3 +27.9
Labour Ruth Alcroft 358 24.2 -30.1
UKIP Robert Strong 217 14.7 +6.3
Conservative Teresa Evans 131 8.9 -2.2
Majority 415 28.1
Turnout 1,479 31.8 +4.7
Independent hold Swing
Brampton[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Mitchelson 700 53.1 +2.0
Labour Gerard Champney 244 18.5 -15.9
UKIP Christian Forster 206 15.6 +1.0
Green Dallas Brewis 113 8.6 +8.6
Liberal Democrat James Osler 56 4.2 +4.2
Majority 456 34.6 +17.9
Turnout 1,319 36.2 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing
Castle[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Caig 435 37.3 -19.5
UKIP Robert Reid-Sinclair 267 22.9 +22.9
Conservative Kevin Reynolds 221 19.0 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Manwara Begum 127 10.9 -8.7
Green Richard Hunt 87 7.5 -1.9
TUSC Robert Charlesworth 28 2.4 +2.4
Majority 168 14.4 -22.8
Turnout 1,165 26.8 +0.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Currock[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Heather Bradley 599 50.3 -19.4
UKIP Robert Scott 310 26.0 +26.0
Conservative Genna Martin 197 16.5 +1.3
Green Hazel Graham 49 4.1 +4.1
TUSC Brent Kennedy 36 3.0 -5.0
Majority 289 24.3 -30.2
Turnout 1,191 25.7 -1.0
Labour hold Swing
Dalston[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann McKerrell 707 32.4 +8.3
Liberal Democrat David Wood 467 21.4 -30.4
Independent David Craig 409 18.7 +18.7
UKIP Robert Dickinson 319 14.6 +5.9
Labour Jo-Anne Williams 281 12.9 -2.4
Majority 240 11.0
Turnout 2,183 45.2 +3.6
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Denton Holme[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Southward 638 44.7 -18.0
UKIP John Warmingham 328 23.0 +15.1
Conservative Barbara Eden 273 19.1 +2.2
Green James Tucker 134 9.4 +0.5
TUSC John Higginson 54 3.8 +3.8
Majority 310 21.7 -24.1
Turnout 1,427 28.5 +0.7
Labour hold Swing
Harraby[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Burns 662 42.8 -20.8
UKIP Edward Haughan 451 29.2 +20.6
Conservative Lawrence Fisher 353 22.8 +3.0
Green John Reardon 81 5.2 +1.2
Majority 211 13.6 -30.2
Turnout 1,547 30.4 +0.5
Labour hold Swing
Longtown and Rockcliffe[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Raynor Bloxham 467 47.2 -8.0
UKIP Susan Parker 313 31.6 +18.9
Labour Graham Bartlett 185 18.7 -9.3
Liberal Democrat Marjorie Richardson 24 2.4 +2.4
Majority 154 15.6 -11.6
Turnout 989 29.4 -4.4
Conservative hold Swing
Morton[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Stothard 734 45.6 -20.1
UKIP William Bertham 424 26.3 +15.7
Conservative Charlotte Fisher 368 22.8 +12.9
Green Helen Atkinson 51 3.2 +0.7
TUSC David Barton 34 2.1 +2.1
Majority 310 19.2 -35.2
Turnout 1,611 33.4 -3.5
Labour hold Swing
St. Aidans[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Quilter 550 40.3 -10.5
UKIP Michael Bradford 309 22.6 +13.9
Conservative David Shepherd 274 20.1 +0.6
Green Neil Boothman 232 17.0 -4.0
Majority 241 17.7 -12.2
Turnout 1,365 29.5 +1.8
Labour hold Swing
Stanwix Rural[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Marilyn Bowman 747 52.9 -11.1
UKIP Carol Weaver 333 23.6 +14.2
Labour Elizabeth Furneaux 253 17.9 -1.5
Green Charmian McCutcheon 79 5.6 -1.8
Majority 414 29.3 -15.3
Turnout 1,412 38.1 -4.5
Conservative hold Swing
Stanwix Urban[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Mallinson 915 44.3 +1.6
Labour Craig Nicholson 566 27.4 -8.1
UKIP Fiona Mills 349 16.9 +6.5
Green Helen Davison 235 11.4 +0.0
Majority 349 16.9 +9.7
Turnout 2,065 43.9 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Upperby[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Wilson 653 52.8 -20.0
UKIP John Denholm 316 25.6 +25.6
Conservative Shaidat Danmole-Ellis 193 15.6 -0.1
Green Emma Hughes 52 4.2 +4.2
TUSC Daniel Thorburn 22 1.8 +1.8
Majority 337 27.3 -29.8
Turnout 1,236 30.4 +1.8
Labour hold Swing
Wetheral[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Higgs 727 43.7 -12.4
UKIP Geoffrey Round 305 18.3 +4.5
Independent Ian Yates 286 17.2 +17.2
Labour Christine Bowditch 236 14.2 -6.9
Green Ian Brewis 79 4.7 -4.3
Liberal Democrat Henry Wheatcroft 31 1.9 +1.9
Majority 422 25.4 -9.6
Turnout 1,664 42.8 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing
Yewdale[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steven Bowditch 833 44.2 -15.0
Conservative Christina Finlayson 557 29.6 -5.8
UKIP Michael Owen 494 26.2 +26.2
Majority 276 14.6 -9.2
Turnout 1,884 39.3 -3.4
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 2014 and 2015[edit]

A by-election was held in Castle ward on 11 September 2014 after the death of Labour councillor Willie Whalen.[9] The seat was held for Labour by Alan Taylor with a 152-vote majority over Conservative Robert Currie.[9]

Castle by-election 11 September 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Taylor 364 38.4 +1.1
Conservative Robert Currie 212 22.4 +3.4
UKIP Fiona Mills 208 22.0 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Lawrence Jennings 121 12.8 +1.9
Green Richard Hunt 42 4.4 -3.1
Majority 152 16.1 +1.7
Turnout 947 21.7 -5.1
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlisle". BBC News Online. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Henderson, Stuart; Dearden, Lizzie (23 May 2014). "Local elections results 2014: Full list of how Ukip, Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems have performed - Ukip take more than 140 seats as Liberal Democrats and Tories make huge losses". The Independent. NewsBank. 
  3. ^ "Carlisle's big names standing down at elections". News and Star. 26 April 2014. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Labour retain control of Carlisle Council after elections". News and Star. 23 May 2014. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Previous Election Results". Carlisle City Council. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Results Elections 2014". The Times. NewsBank. 24 May 2014. pp. 88–89. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Carlisle City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 November 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Elections 2014". Carlisle City Council. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c Duncan, Ian (12 September 2014). "Labour hold city and county council seats in Carlisle". News and Star. Archived from the original on 1 October 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2015.