Shropshire Council election, 2013

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Shropshire Council election, 2013
2009 ←
2 May 2013 → 2017

All 74 seats to Shropshire Council
38 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat Labour
Seats won 48 12 9
Seat change Decrease6 Increase1 Increase2

Shropshire UK local election 2013 map.svg

Map showing the results of the 2013 elections. Blue showing Conservative, red showing Labour, yellow showing Liberal Democrats, grey showing independents and pink showing ICHC. Striped divisions have mixed representation.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to Shropshire Council were held on 2 May 2013 as part of the United Kingdom local elections, 2013. These were the second elections to the unitary authority created as part of local government restructuring in Shropshire, following on from the previous elections in 2009.[1] All 74 seats in the 63 electoral divisions (consisting of 53 single member divisions, nine 2-member divisions and one 3-member electoral division) were up for election across Shropshire. At the same time, all town and parish council contested elections took place, most notably including Shrewsbury Town Council.[2]

The Conservative party retained control of the Council, though with a slightly reduced majority, with 3 fewer seats compared to just prior to the election.

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 2 May 2013 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections.[3]

Previous council[edit]

Shropshire Council was Conservative controlled prior to the 2013 election, with 51 Conservative councillors immediately before the election. The Conservatives won 54 seats at the 2009 election, but lost three of these in by-elections during the term.

The Liberal Democrats won 11 seats at the 2009 election, but increased their numbers to 14 during the term, gaining at the by-elections from the Conservatives. Labour had 7 seats, Independent Community and Health Concern one seat, and a final seat was held by an independent.

Changes to divisions[edit]

There were no changes to division boundaries or seat allocations since 2009, but two divisions changed their names: 'Minsterley' to 'Rea Valley', and 'Selattyn and Gobowen' to 'Gobowen, Selattyn and Western Rhyn'.[4]

Uncontested elections[edit]

In six electoral divisions the number of candidates nominated equalled the number of councillors to be elected, so these seats were uncontested. They were Corvedale, Shawbury, St Oswald, The Meres, Whitchurch North (two members), and Whitchurch South. The seven candidates elected unopposed were all Conservatives.[5] This resulted in more than 20,000 people being refused a vote including the whole town of Whitchurch.[6]

Results[edit]

The results, according to the council's website:[7]

Summary[edit]

Shropshire Council election, 2013
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 48 -6 26,578
  Liberal Democrat 12 +1 15,979
  Labour 9 +2 17,592
  Health Concern 1 ±0 1,181
  Independent 4 +3 5,206
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 9,318
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1,080
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 615
  Total 77,549

Abbey[edit]

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Hannah Fraser 675 51.9 +6.6
Conservative Maria Felton 247 19.0 -25.9
UKIP Jenny Price 164 12.6 N/A
Labour Paul Morris 154 11.8 N/A
Green John Brown 61 4.7 -5.3
Majority 428
Turnout 1,308 43.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Albrighton[edit]

Albrighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Pate 690 55.0
UKIP John Smith 273 21.8
Labour Deborah Williams-Ruth 173 13.8
Green Phil Harrison 119 9.4
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Alveley and Claverley[edit]

Alveley and Claverley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tina Woodward 653 59.5
UKIP Vanessa Lee 270 24.6
Liberal Democrat Frederick Voysey 175 16.0
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Bagley[edit]

Bagley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dean Carroll 354 32.7 -8.8
Liberal Democrat Beverley Baker 346 31.9 -26.6
Labour Co-op Ashley Vaughan-Evans 324 29.9 N/A
Green Kayleigh Gough 59 5.4 N/A
Majority 8
Turnout 1,089 30.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Battlefield[edit]

Battlefield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Price 389 62.0 0.0
Labour Co-op Connor Jones 238 38.0 +16.2
Majority 151 24.1
Turnout 636 21.9
Conservative hold Swing

Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton[edit]

Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ted Clarke 2,286 21.3 +2.4
Labour Jon Tandy 2,256 21.0 +3.1
Labour Jane Mackenzie 1,866 17.5 +0.4
Conservative Will Coles 1,139 10.6 -5.8
Conservative Chris Lewis 1,105 10.3 -5.8
Conservative Tim Milsom 934 8.7 -4.9
UKIP Terrence Lee 848 7.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Robert Lea 293 2.7 N/A
Majority
Majority
Majority
Turnout 4,062 41.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Belle Vue[edit]

Belle Vue
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mansel Williams 939 76.5 +28.1
Conservative Valerie Jones 289 23.5 -11.2
Majority 650
Turnout 1,236 36.1
Labour hold Swing

Bishop's Castle[edit]

Bishop's Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Charlotte Barnes 907 62.0
Conservative James Garnier 449 30.7
Green Hilary Wendt 107 7.3
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Bowbrook[edit]

Bowbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Adams 604 65.6 -9.7
Labour Co-op Danny Sweeney 317 34.4 +9.7
Majority 287
Turnout 937 31.5
Conservative hold Swing

Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts[edit]

Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christian Lea 704 25.0
Conservative William Parr 614 21.8
UKIP Adrian Thomas 446 16.6
UKIP Sam Whitehouse 433 15.4
Liberal Democrat Vanessa Voysey 304 10.8
Liberal Democrat Glynis Frater 290 10.3
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bridgnorth West and Tasley[edit]

Bridgnorth West and Tasley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Les Winwood 830 26.8
Conservative John Hurst-Knight 656 21.6
UKIP Rod Evans 530 17.1
UKIP Roger Hipkiss 447 14.5
Liberal Democrat Helen Howell 372 12.0
Liberal Democrat Davis Walker 259 8.4
Majority
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Broseley[edit]

Broseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Jones 706 65.7
UKIP Derek Armstrong 235 21.9
Conservative Colin Cundy 133 12.4
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Brown Clee[edit]

Brown Clee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Tindall 486 50.5
Independent George Lee 250 26.0
UKIP Stephen Dean 226 23.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Burnell[edit]

Burnell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tim Barker 937 65.3 -9.8
Liberal Democrat Kate King 499 34.7 +9.8
Majority 438 30.5
Turnout 1,462 43.2
Conservative hold Swing

Castlefields and Ditherington[edit]

Castlefields and Ditherington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Mosley 937 86.1 +28.9
Conservative Jenny Hodges 108 9.9 -12.1
Liberal Democrat Janine Clarke 43 4.0 N/A
Majority 829
Turnout 1,094 31.3
Labour hold Swing

Cheswardine[edit]

Cheswardine
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Davies 545 70.9
Labour Mark Williams 224 29.1
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Chirbury and Worthen[edit]

Chirbury and Worthen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Heather Kidd 1012 81.3
Conservative Andrew Sayer 233 18.7
Majority 779
Turnout 1,256 52.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Church Stretton and Craven Arms[edit]

Church Stretton and Craven Arms (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lee Chapman 1423 28.5
Conservative David Evans 1284 25.7
Liberal Democrat Bob Welch 885 17.7
Liberal Democrat Anne Dyer 741 14.9
Labour Jean Gray 382 7.7
Labour Michael Penn 275 5.5
Majority
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Clee[edit]

Clee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Huffer 721 48.7
Conservative James Wheeler 654 44.2
Labour Sam Mann 105 7.1
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Cleobury Mortimer[edit]

Cleobury Mortimer (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Health Concern Madge Shineton 1181 35.6
Conservative Gwilym Butler 1011 30.5
UKIP Maurice Alton 673 20.3
Independent Peter Martin 452 13.7
Majority
Majority
Turnout
Health Concern hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Clun[edit]

Clun
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nigel Hartin 714 45.7
Conservative Jackie Williams 522 33.4
UKIP Deborah Brownlee 195 12.5
Green Janet Phillips 131 8.4
Majority 192
Turnout 1,566 50.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Copthorne[edit]

Copthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Nutting 569 49.7 -4.0
Labour Mark Jones 240 21.0 N/A
UKIP John Price 234 20.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Trudy Smith 101 8.8 -37.5
Majority 229
Turnout 1,152 36.7
Conservative hold Swing

Corvedale[edit]

Corvedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cecilia Motley
Conservative hold Swing

Ellesmere Urban[edit]

Ellesmere Urban
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Hartley 478 52.9
Liberal Democrat Brian Knight 425 47.1
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn[edit]

Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Lloyd 747 37.7
Conservative Robert Macey 655 33.1
Independent Paul Jones 578 29.2
Majority
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Harlescott[edit]

Harlescott
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vernon Bushell 604 68.7 +28.9
Conservative Phil Sandford 275 31.3 -2.9
Majority 329
Turnout 890 26.1
Conservative hold Swing

Highley[edit]

Ludlow East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Dave Tremellen 374 55.3
UKIP Paul Brown 178 26.3
Liberal Democrat David Voysey 124 18.3
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Hodnet[edit]

Hodnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Calder 549 67.6
UKIP Andrew Carter 263 32.4
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Llanymynech[edit]

Llanymynech
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur Walpole 654 67.4
UKIP John Adlington 317 32.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Longden[edit]

Longden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Roger Evans 817 51.5 -6.9
Conservative Dan Morris 531 33.5 -8.1
UKIP Ian Minshall 138 8.7 N/A
Labour Co-op Mohan Jones 100 6.3 N/A
Majority 286
Turnout 1,593 50.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Loton[edit]

Loton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Roberts 927 80.1 +5.3
Liberal Democrat Fred Smith 230 19.9 -5.3
Majority 697
Turnout 1,187 38.2
Conservative hold Swing

Ludlow East[edit]

Ludlow East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tracey Huffer 467 50.5
Conservative Diane Lyle 210 22.7
Labour Colin Sheward 184 19.9
Green Imogen Jones 64 6.9
Majority 257
Turnout 947 29.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Ludlow North[edit]

Ludlow North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rosanna Taylor-Smith 505 40.4
Liberal Democrat Andy Boddington 420 33.6
UKIP Chris Woodward 126 10.1
Labour James Hooper 109 8.7
Green Frances Newman 69 5.5
Independent Jennifer Leyton-Purrier 21 1.7
Majority 85
Turnout 1,252 40.6
Conservative hold Swing

Ludlow South[edit]

Ludlow South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Vivienne Parry 639 47.2
Conservative Martin Taylor-Smith 415 30.6
Independent Graeme Perks 182 13.4
UKIP Maurice Knott 119 8.8
Majority 224
Turnout 1,358 42.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Market Drayton East[edit]

Market Drayton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Cadwallader 524 45.6
Independent Roy Aldcroft 272 23.7
Labour Darren Taylor 241 21.0
Independent Roy Tydeman 112 9.8
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Market Drayton West[edit]

Market Drayton West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Hughes 684 23.1
Conservative David Minnery 653 22.0
UKIP Steve Glover 592 20.0
Labour Val Taylor 487 16.4
Labour Rob Bentley 417 14.1
BNP Phil Reddall 134 4.5
Majority
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Meole[edit]

Meole
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Owen 689 54.9 -16.4
Labour Co-op David French 473 37.7 N/A
Liberal Democrat Margaret Hamer 92 7.3 -21.4
Majority 216
Turnout 1,274 39.9
Conservative hold Swing

Monkmoor[edit]

Monkmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Pam Moseley 658 62.1 +13.3
Conservative Tony Durnell 328 31.0 -20.2
Liberal Democrat Grant Pennington 73 6.9 N/A
Majority 330
Turnout 1,067 31.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Much Wenlock[edit]

Much Wenlock
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Turner 691 48.7
Liberal Democrat Joff Watson 293 20.7
Independent David Gibbon 140 9.8
Independent Lesley Durbin 113 8.0
Independent Phill Hipkiss 113 8.0
Independent Malcolm Macintyre-Read 68 4.8
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Oswestry East[edit]

Oswestry East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Cherrington 611 25.8
Conservative Martin Bennett 583 24.7
Labour Roger Currie 551 23.4
Conservative Chris Schofield 453 19.1
BNP Jim Matthys 169 7.1
Majority
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Oswestry South[edit]

Oswestry South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Barrow 488 50.0
Green Duncan Kerr 337 31.7
UKIP Penny Cotton 175 16.5
Liberal Democrat Romer Hoseason 62 5.8
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Oswestry West[edit]

Oswestry South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vince Hunt 588 79.4
BNP Alice Matthys 145 20.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Porthill[edit]

Porthill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anne Chebsey 501 39.9 -16.9
Conservative Judie McCoy 432 34.4 -8.8
Labour Amy Liebich 189 15.1 N/A
Green Alan Whittaker 133 10.6 N/A
Majority 69
Turnout 1,266 37.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Prees[edit]

Prees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Wynn 614 63.4
UKIP Andrew Irvine-List 355 36.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Quarry and Coton Hill[edit]

Quarry and Coton Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Bannerman 451 47.1 +5.3
Conservative Carol Foster 311 32.5 +1.0
Labour Co-op John Lewis 196 20.5 -2.6
Majority 140
Turnout 966 30.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Radbrook[edit]

Radbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Roberts 592 45.8 -5.2
Liberal Democrat Christine Tinker 398 30.8 -18.2
Labour Jeanette Petherbridge 302 23.4 N/A
Majority 194
Turnout 1,302 38.5
Conservative hold Swing

Rea Valley[edit]

Rea Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tudor Bebb 512 49.0 -11.5
UKIP Peter Lewis 298 28.5 N/A
Labour Co-op Joe Crosland 137 13.1 N/A
Liberal Democrat David Ellams 98 9.4 -15.6
Majority 214
Turnout 1,048 32.5
Conservative hold Swing

Ruyton and Baschurch[edit]

Ruyton and Baschurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Bardsley 371 34.6
UKIP Jonathan Carr 331 30.9
Liberal Democrat Colin Case 279 26.0
Labour Netty Brook 91 8.5
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Severn Valley[edit]

Severn Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Claire Wild 946 78.2 N/A
Labour Co-op Jeevan Jones 174 14.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Rob Harper 90 7.4 N/A
Majority 772
Turnout 1,226 36.2
Conservative hold Swing

Shawbury[edit]

Shawbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Jones
Conservative hold Swing

Shifnal North[edit]

Shifnal North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Kevin Turley 524 40.1
Conservative Gordon Tonkinson 446 34.2
UKIP Richard Choudhary 234 17.9
Independent John Horne 102 7.8
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Shifnal South and Cosford[edit]

Shifnal South and Cosford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart West 658 59.8
UKIP Andrew Mitchell 443 40.2
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

St Martin's[edit]

St Martin's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steve Davenport 465 48.8
Labour Hannah Guntrip 301 31.6
Independent Neil Graham 187 19.6
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

St Oswald[edit]

St Oswald
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joyce Barrow
Conservative hold Swing

Sundorne[edit]

Sundorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Pardy 545 66.2 +30.1
Conservative Karen Burgoyne 219 26.6 -19.6
BNP Karl Foulkes 59 7.2 -10.4
Majority 326
Turnout 833 26.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Tern[edit]

Tern
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Everall 721 61.6 -0.4
Labour Co-op Kathryn Brooke 249 21.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Helen Woodman 200 17.1 -20.9
Majority 472
Turnout 1,183 33.2
Conservative hold Swing

The Meres[edit]

The Meres
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Williams
Conservative hold Swing

Underdale[edit]

Underdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Miles Kenny 661 64.6 -3.1
Labour Co-op Sue Batchelor 162 15.8 +6.4
UKIP Jan Allmark 122 11.9 N/A
Conservative Robert Osborne 78 7.6 -2.4
Majority 499
Turnout 1,032 32.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Wem[edit]

Wem (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Mellings 1,322 39.0
Independent Pauline Dee 1,107 32.7
Conservative Peter Broomhall 782 23.1
BNP Ian Deakin 108 5.3
Majority
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Whitchurch North[edit]

Whitchurch North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Thomas Biggins
Conservative Peggy Mullock
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Whitchurch South[edit]

Whitchurch South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerald Dakin
Conservative hold Swing

Whittington[edit]

Whittington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steve Charmley 517 56.6
UKIP David Baynham 397 43.4
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Worfield[edit]

Worfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Wood 607 70.3
UKIP Brian Seymour 256 29.7
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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