Mayor of Torbay

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Mayor of Torbay
Incumbent
Gordon Oliver

since 5 May 2011
Style No courtesy title or style
Appointer Electorate of Torbay

The Mayor of Torbay is the executive mayor of the borough of Torbay in Devon, England. The incumbent since 2011 is Gordon Oliver.[1]

History[edit]

The first Mayor of Torquay was William Francis Splatt (14 April 1811 – 17 October 1893), who served from 1892 to his death one year later in 1893.

Referendums[edit]

Mayor of Torbay referendum
14 July 2005
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Elected Mayor 18,074 55.2
Leader and Cabinet System 14,682 44.8
Required majority 50
Total votes 0
Source: Torbay Council [2]
Referendum on how Torbay is governed
5 May 2016
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Leader and Cabinet System 15,846 62.5
Elected Mayor 9,511 37.5
Required majority 50
Total votes 0
Source: Torbay Council [3]

Elections[edit]

2005[edit]

Torbay Mayoral Election 20 October 2005 [4]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Conservative Nicholas Bye 5,283 21.9% 1,813 7,096
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Pannell 3,811 15.8% 1,386 5,197
Independent Gordon Oliver 3,516 15.6%
Independent Susan Colley 2,871 11.9%
Independent Percy Brewis 2,015 8.4%
Independent Robert Crawford 1,161 4.8%
Independent Marshall Richie 1,152 4.8%
Independent Peter Middleton 1,030 4.3%
Independent Beverley Brennan 881 3.7%
Labour David Pedrick-Friend 767 3.2%
Independent James O'Dwyer 647 2.7%
Independent Julien Parrott 526 2.2%
Independent Beverley Oxley 322 1.3%
Independent James Grimble 143 0.6%
Conservative win

2011[edit]

Mayor of Torbay election 5 May 2011 [5]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Conservative Gordon Oliver 10,630 25.7% 2,086 12,716
Independent Nicholas Bye 7,983 19.3% 1,648 9,631
Liberal Democrat Dennis Brewer 6,905 16.7%
Labour Co-op Patrick Canavan 3,793 9.2%
Independent Susan Colley 3,559 8.6%
Independent Paul Clifford 2,414 5.8%
Independent Martin Brook 2,090 5.1%
Voice 4 Torbay Fiona McPhail 2,084 5.0%
Green Sam Moss 1,918 4.6%
Conservative hold

2015[edit]

Mayor of Torbay election 7 May 2015 [6]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Conservative Gordon Oliver 15,354 25.1% 3,989 19,343
Liberal Democrat Dennis Brewer 11,788 19.3% 6,934 18,722
UKIP Julien Parrott 11,325 18.5%
Labour Darren Cowell 8,119 13.3%
Independent Susie Colley 7,541 12.3%
Independent Martin Brook 5,846 9.5%
Independent Pamela Neale 1,249 2.0%
Conservative hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.torbay.gov.uk/electedmayor
  2. ^ "Elected Mayor System of Governance" (PDF). Torbay Council. 21 July 2005. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Governance Referendum". Torbay Council. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Result". Torbay Council. 21 October 2005. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mayoral Election Results". Torbay Council. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mayoral Election Results". Torbay Council. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.