United Kingdom local elections, 2014

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United Kingdom local elections, 2014

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162 councils in England
5 directly-elected mayors
All 11 councils in Northern Ireland

  First party Second party Third party
  Ed Miliband David Cameron Nick Clegg
Leader Ed Miliband David Cameron Nick Clegg
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader since 25 September 2010 6 December 2005 18 December 2007
Popular vote 31%[a] 29% 13%
Swing Increase2%[b] Increase4% Decrease1%
Councils 82 41 6
Councils +/– Increase6 Decrease11 Decrease2
Councillors 2,121 1,364 427
Councillors +/– Increase324 Decrease236 Decrease310

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Nigel Farage Peter Robinson Martin McGuinness
Leader Nigel Farage Peter Robinson Martin McGuinness
Party UKIP DUP Sinn Féin
Leader since 5 November 2010 31 May 2008 8 May 2007
Popular vote 17%
Swing Decrease5%
Councils 0 0 0
Councils +/– Steady Steady Steady
Councillors 166[c] 130 105
Councillors +/– Increase163[c] Decrease15 Decrease10

UK council results 2014.svg
Map showing results of English and Northern Irish local elections, 2014. Black represents No Overall Control, white represents areas that did not hold an election, blue represents the Conservative Party, red represents the Labour Party and gold represents the Liberal Democrats. Areas in light red represent the Democratic Unionist Party. Dark green represents Sinn Féin and light green represents the SDLP. Areas shown in grey are outside England and Northern Ireland.

The 2014 United Kingdom local elections were held on 22 May 2014. Usually these elections are held on the first Thursday in May but were postponed to coincide with the 2014 European Parliament Elections. Direct elections were held for all 32 London boroughs, all 36 metropolitan boroughs, 74 district/borough councils, 20 unitary authorities and various mayoral posts in England and elections to the new councils in Northern Ireland.

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on the day of the election were entitled to vote in the local elections.

The BBC's projected national vote share (PNV) put Labour on 31%, the Conservatives on 29%, UKIP on 17%, and the Liberal Democrats on 13%.[1] Rallings and Thrasher of Plymouth University's national equivalent vote share (NEV) estimated 31% for Labour, 30% for the Conservatives, 18% for UKIP, and 11% for the Liberal Democrats.[2]

For the fourth year running, the Labour Party enjoyed the largest share of the vote in local elections, but its share of the vote was its smallest since 2010. UKIP, which topped the same day's European Parliament elections, finished third in vote share, claiming council seats from Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

Overview of results[edit]

UK-wide results[edit]

Party Councillors Councils
Number Change Number Change
Labour 2,121 Increase324 82 Increase5
Conservative 1,364 Decrease236 41 Decrease11
Liberal Democrat 427 Decrease310 6 Decrease2
UKIP 166 Increase163 0 Steady
DUP 130 Decrease15 0 Steady
Sinn Féin 105 Decrease10 0 Steady
UUP 88 Increase11 0 Steady
Independent 71 Increase18 0 Steady
SDLP 66 Decrease1 0 Steady
Residents 53 Increase14 0 Steady
Green 38 Increase18 0 Steady
Alliance 32 Decrease2 0 Steady
Tower Hamlets First 18 Increase18 0 Steady
TUV 13 Increase10 0 Steady
Green (NI) 4 Increase1 0 Steady
PUP 4 Increase1 0 Steady
NI21 1 Increase1 0 Steady
Liberal 2 Decrease2 0 Steady
BNP 1 Decrease1 0 Steady
Health Concern 1 Decrease2 0 Steady
No overall control n/a n/a 43 Increase8

England results[edit]

Party Councillors Councils
Number Change Number Change
Labour 2,121 Increase324 82 Increase5
Conservative 1,364 Decrease236 41 Decrease11
Liberal Democrat 427 Decrease310 6 Decrease2
UKIP 163 Increase161 0 Steady
Independent 71 Increase18 0 Steady
Residents 53 Increase14 0 Steady
Green 38 Increase18 0 Steady
Tower Hamlets First 18 Increase18 0 Steady
Liberal 2 Decrease2 0 Steady
BNP 1 Decrease1 0 Steady
Health Concern 1 Decrease2 0 Steady
No overall control n/a n/a 32 Increase8

The Respect Party lost both their remaining councillors.[3]

English Councils - shift of control[edit]

This table depicts how the control of local councils shifted in this election.

The data along the diagonal represents no shift in control in that number of councils: for example, Chorley was among the solid colour no change 73 Labour controlled councils. The other cells represent the shifts of control: for example, Harrow was one of five councils of which Labour gained control from No Overall Control. The intensity of the colour in a table cell other than the diagonal reflects the relative number of losses in council control suffered by each party.

after election N.O.C. Labour Cons. Lib.
Dem.
Old
total
losses
before election
No Overall Control 19 5 - - 24 − 5
Labour 4 73 - - 77 − 4
Conservative 8 4 40 - 52 −12
Liberal Democrats 1 - 1 6 8 − 2
New total 32 82 41 6 161 -
gains +13 + 9 + 1 - - -
Net change + 8 + 5 −11 − 2 - -

Last updated at 11:30:10 on 27 May 2014[4]

Northern Ireland results[edit]

Party Councillors % of councillors First preference votes % of FP votes
2011[5] 2014 +/- 2011[6] 2014 +/- 2011[7] 2014[8] +/- 2011 2014 +/-
DUP 145 130 Decrease15 31.4% 28.1% Decrease3.3% 179,436 144,928 Decrease 27.2% 23.1% Decrease4.1%
Sinn Féin 115 105 Decrease10 24.9% 22.7% Decrease2.2% 163,712 151,137 Decrease 24.8% 24.1% Decrease0.7%
UUP 77 88 Increase11 16.7% 19.0% Increase2.3% 100,643 101,385 Increase 15.2% 16.1% Increase0.9%
SDLP 67 66 Decrease1 14.5% 14.2% Decrease0.3% 99,325 85,237 Decrease 15.0% 13.6% Decrease1.4%
Alliance 34 32 Decrease2 7.4% 6.9% Decrease0.5% 48,859 41,769 Decrease 7.4% 6.7% Decrease0.7%
TUV 3 13 Increase10 0.6% 2.8% Increase2.2% 13,079 28,310 Increase 2.0% 4.5% Increase2.5%
PUP 1 4 Increase3 0.2% 0.8% Increase0.6% 3,858 12,753 Increase 0.6% 2.0% Increase1.4%
Green (NI) 1 4 Increase3 0.2% 0.8% Increase0.6% 6,317 5,515 Decrease 1.0% 0.8% Decrease0.2%
UKIP 1 3 Increase2 0.2% 0.6% Increase0.4% 2,550 9,311 Increase 0.4% 1.4% Increase1.0%
NI21 0 1 Increase1 0.0% 0.2% Increase0.2% 0 11,495 Increase 0.0% 1.8% Increase1.8%
People Before Profit 0 1 Increase1 0.0% 0.2% Increase0.2% 1,721 1,923 Increase 0.3% 0.3% Increase0.0%
NI Conservatives 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 1,321 2,527 Increase 0.2% 0.4% Increase0.2%
Éirígí 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 2,062 1,756 Decrease 0.3% 0.3% Decrease0.0%
Workers' Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 760 985 Increase 0.1 0.2% Increase0.1%
Fermanagh Against Fracking 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 0 555 Increase 0.0% 0.1% Increase0.1%
Republican Network for Unity 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 0 502 Increase 0.0% 0.1% Increase0.1%
Community Partnership 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 800 388 Decrease 0.1 0.1% Decrease0.0%
Socialist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 682 272 Decrease 0.1% 0.0% Decrease0.1%
BNP 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 491 174 Decrease 0.1% 0.0% Decrease0.1%
Democracy First 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 0 173 Increase 0.0% 0.0% Increase0.0%
Others 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 2,142 0 Decrease 0.3% 0.0% Decrease0.3%
Independent 18 15 Decrease 3 3.9% 3.2% Decrease0.7% 32,151 26,682 Decrease 4.9% 4.2% Decrease0.7%
Total 462 462 Steady 100% 100% Steady 660,631 627,777 Decrease 100% 100% Steady

London boroughs[edit]

All seats in the 32 London Borough Councils were up for election.

Summary of results[edit]

Party[9] Votes won % votes Change Seats % seats Change Councils Change
Labour 944,967 37.6 +5.1 1,060 57.3 +185 20 +3
Conservative 663,847 26.4 −5.3 612 33.1 −105 9 −2
Liberal Democrat 267,769 10.6 −11.8 116 6.3 −130 1 −1
Green 246,805 9.8 +3.2 4 0.2 +2 0 ±0
UKIP 239,001 9.5 +8.4 12 0.6 +12 0 ±0
Others 152,684 6.1 +0.4 47 2.5 +26 0 ±0
No overall control N/A 2 −6

Individual council results[edit]

Council Previous control Result
Con Lab LD UKIP Green Ind Others
Barking and Dagenham Labour Labour 51
Barnet Conservative Conservative 32 27 1
Bexley Conservative Conservative 45 15 3
Brent Labour Labour 6 56 1
Bromley Conservative Conservative 51 7 2
Camden Labour Labour 12 40 1 1
Croydon Conservative Labour 30 40
Ealing Labour Labour 12 53 4
Enfield Labour Labour 22 41
Greenwich Labour Labour 8 43
Hackney Labour Labour 4 50 3
Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative Labour 20 26
Haringey Labour Labour 48 9
Harrow No overall control Labour 26 34 1 2
Havering Conservative No overall control 22 1 7 24
Hillingdon Conservative Conservative 42 23
Hounslow Labour Labour 11 49
Islington Labour Labour 47 1
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative 37 12 1
Kingston upon Thames Liberal Democrat Conservative 28 2 18
Lambeth Labour Labour 3 59 1
Lewisham Labour Labour 53 1
Merton No overall control Labour 20 36 1 3
Newham Labour Labour 60
Redbridge No overall control Labour 25 35 3
Richmond upon Thames Conservative Conservative 39 15
Southwark Labour Labour 2 48 13
Sutton Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 9 45
Tower Hamlets Labour No overall control 4 20 18
Waltham Forest Labour Labour 16 44
Wandsworth Conservative Conservative 41 19
Westminster Conservative Conservative 44 16
Totals 612 1,052 118 12 4 2 45
Councils whose control changed hands highlighted thus.

Harrow's Council was elected in 2010 with a Labour majority but divisions within this majority in 2013 led to a coalition struck between the Conservatives and the Independent Labour Group (formed of eight ex-Labour councillors). Conservatives withdrew their support for Independent Labour on 16 September 2013 leading to a brief Conservative minority administration.

Metropolitan boroughs[edit]

One third of the seats in all 36 Metropolitan Boroughs were up for election (showing those elected and each party's total in the new council).

Council Previous control Result
Con Lab LD UKIP Others
Barnsley Labour Labour 1, 4 18, 52 2, 7
Birmingham Labour Labour 13, 31 22, 77 5, 12
Bolton Labour Labour 5, 15 13, 40 1, 3 2, 2
Bradford Labour Labour 7, 21 17, 46 3, 8 1, 1 1,3Grn
2,11Ind
Bury Labour Labour 2, 11 15, 38 0, 1 0, 1
Calderdale No overall control No overall control
(Lab minority, then
Con-Ind minority)
6, 19 9, 25 1, 6 1, 1
Coventry Labour Labour 6, 11 13, 43
Doncaster Labour Labour 3, 8 15, 48 1, 1 2, 6
Dudley Labour Labour 7, 20 10, 40 7, 9 0,1Grn
0,2Ind
Gateshead Labour Labour 18, 55 4, 11
Kirklees No overall control No overall control
(Lab minority)
6, 18 10, 32 5, 11 1,5Grn
1,3Ind
Knowsley Labour Labour 21, 63
Leeds Labour Labour 6, 19 20, 62 4, 9 1,3Grn
2,6Ind
Liverpool Labour Labour 27, 79 0, 3 2,4Grn
1,4Ind
Manchester Labour Labour 33, 95 1, 1
Newcastle upon Tyne Labour Labour 18, 52 8, 24 0, 2
North Tyneside Labour Labour 3, 12 15, 44 1, 4
Oldham Labour Labour 0, 2 14, 45 3, 10 2, 2 1, 1
Rochdale Labour Labour 3, 11 16, 48 1, 1
Rotherham Labour Labour 0, 2 11, 50 10, 10 0, 1
St Helens Labour Labour 1, 3 14, 43 1, 2
Salford Labour Labour 3, 8 17, 52
Sandwell Labour Labour 0, 1 23, 70 1, 1
Sefton Labour Labour 2, 7 13, 40 6, 17 1, 2
Sheffield Labour Labour 18, 60 6, 17 3, 3 2,4Grn
Solihull Conservative Conservative 9, 29 0, 2 3, 8 1, 1 4,10Grn
South Tyneside Labour Labour 0, 1 17, 49 0, 1 1, 3
Stockport No overall control No overall control
(Lib Dem minority)
4, 10 7, 22 9, 28 1, 3
Sunderland Labour Labour 3, 8 21, 63 1, 4
Tameside Labour Labour 2, 6 17, 51
Trafford Conservative Conservative 12, 33 9, 27 1, 3
Wakefield Labour Labour 1, 6 17, 54 2, 2 1, 1
Walsall No overall control No overall control
(Lab minority)
6, 21 9, 30 0, 3 3, 3 1, 3
Wigan Labour Labour 1, 2 23, 62 1, 11
Wirral Labour Labour 8, 22 11, 37 2, 6 1,1Grn
Wolverhampton Labour Labour 4, 12 15, 45 0, 2 1, 1
Totals 117,
373
563,
1,741
62,
189
33,
37
28,
104

Unitary authorities[edit]

Two unitary authorities had all of their seats up for election following boundary changes.

Council Previous control Result
Con Lab LD UKIP
Milton Keynes No overall control No overall control (Lab minority) 18 25 13 1
Slough Labour Labour 8 33 1

One third of the council seats were up for election in 17 unitary authorities (elected and totals shown).

Council  Previous control Result
Con Lab LD UKIP Ind Others
Blackburn
   with Darwen
  Labour won the most seats 4 16 1
Labour Labour 12 48 4
Bristol     6 10 6 1 - 3 Green
No overall control No overall control 15 31 16 1 1 6 Green
Derby     6 8 3 1 -
Labour Labour 14 27 7 2 1
Halton   Labour won the most seats 16 1
Labour Labour 2 51 3
Hartlepool   Labour won the most seats 1 6 2 2
Labour Labour 3 19 2 9
Kingston
   upon Hull
  Labour won the most seats 1 12 7 - -
Labour Labour 2 37 15 1 4
North East
   Lincolnshire
    3 3 2 7
Labour No overall control
(Labour minority)
10 21 3 8
Peterborough     10 2 3 3 2
Conservative No overall control
(Conservative minority)
28 12 4 3 10
Plymouth     9 7 3
Labour Labour 24 30 3
Portsmouth     5 - 3 6 -
Liberal Democrat No overall control (Con
with UKIP & Lab support)
12 4 19 6 1
Reading   Labour won the most seats 2 11 1 2 Green
Labour Labour 10 31 2 3 Green
Southampton     8 8 1
Labour Labour 18 28 2
Southend-
  on-Sea
    4 4 1 5 4 -
Conservative No overall control
(Ind/Lab/LD coalition)
19 9 5 5 10
Swindon   Conservatives won most seats 11 8 1
Conservative Conservative 30 23 4
Thurrock     5 6 5 -
Labour No overall control
(Labour minority)
18 23 6 2
Warrington   Labour won the most seats 1 15 5
Labour Labour 3 43 11
Wokingham   Conservatives won most seats 15 1 2 - [10]
Conservative Conservative 44 1 7 2
Totals   seats won in May 2014 91 133 36 33 9 5 Green
Total membership of new councils 264 438 100 37 42 9 Green
source: BBC News, retrieved June 2014 Cons Lab LD UKIP Ind others

Non-metropolitan districts[edit]

Whole council[edit]

Two district councils had all of their seats up for election following boundary changes.

Council Previous control Result
Con Lab LD Others
Hart No overall control No overall control 14 9 10
Three Rivers Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 10 3 23

Half of council[edit]

Seven district councils had half of their seats up for election (showing those elected and the new council).

Council Previous control Result
Con Lab LD UKIP Others
Adur Conservative Conservative 9, 20 0, 1 4, 6 1, 2
Cheltenham Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 4, 11 13, 24 2, 5
Fareham Conservative Conservative 11, 23 3, 5 1, 1 1, 2
Gosport Conservative Conservative 12, 21 2, 6 2, 6 0, 1
Hastings Labour Labour 5, 8 11, 24
Nuneaton and Bedworth Labour Labour 2, 3 14, 28 1,2Grn
0,1Ind
Oxford Labour Labour 17, 33 5, 8 3,6Grn
0,1Ind
Totals 43, 86 44, 92 23, 43 5, 8 7, 19

Third of council[edit]

65 district councils had one third of their seats up for election.

Council Previous control Result
Con Lab LD UKIP Others
Amber Valley Conservative Labour 4, 21 11, 23 0, 1
Basildon Conservative No overall control Con minority 4, 17 0, 10 0, 1 11, 12 0, 2
Basingstoke and Deane No overall control No overall control Con minority 8, 28 8, 17 3, 9 1, 2 2, 4
Bassetlaw Labour Labour 3, 11 12, 34 1, 3
Brentwood Conservative No overall control LibDem/Ind/Lab coalition 6, 18 1, 3 5, 11 0, 5
Broxbourne Conservative Conservative 9, 26 1, 3 1, 1
Burnley Labour Labour 1, 5 10, 28 4, 12
Cambridge No overall control Labour 0, 1 10, 25 4, 14 1, 2
Cannock Chase Labour Labour 1, 6 6, 25 1, 2 4, 6 1, 2
Carlisle Labour Labour 7, 19 9, 29 0, 2 1, 2
Castle Point Conservative No overall control Con minority 20, 20 5, 5 0, 16
Cherwell Conservative Conservative 12, 40 4, 7 1, 2 0, 1
Chorley Labour Labour 3, 13 13, 32 1, 2
Colchester No overall control No overall control LibDem/Lab/Ind coalition 8, 23 2, 8 9, 25 1, 4
Craven Conservative Conservative 7, 18 0, 2 2, 10
Crawley Conservative Labour 5, 16 8, 20 0, 1
Daventry Conservative Conservative 10, 28 0, 4 0, 1 2, 3
Eastleigh Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 2, 4 13, 40
Elmbridge Conservative Conservative 12, 33 2, 6 4, 21
Epping Forest Conservative Conservative 0, 37 0, 1 2, 3 0, 2 0,1Grn
5,14Ind
Exeter Labour Labour 2, 10 10, 27 1, 3
Gloucester No overall control No overall control Con minority 8, 18 3, 9 4, 9
Great Yarmouth Labour No overall control Lab minority 2, 14 1, 15 10, 10
Harlow Labour Labour 3, 11 4, 17 5, 5
Harrogate Conservative Conservative 9, 34 8, 15 2, 5
Havant Conservative Conservative 10, 31 1, 4 1, 1 2, 2
Hertsmere Conservative Conservative 11, 34 2, 5
Huntingdonshire Conservative Conservative 11, 34 0, 1 1, 6 3, 7 0,4Grn
2,3Ind
Hyndburn Labour Labour 2, 8 7, 23 0, 2 2, 2
Ipswich Labour Labour 4, 10 12, 35 1, 3
Lincoln Labour Labour 2, 6 9, 27
Maidstone Conservative No overall control Con minority 5, 25 1, 2 9, 19 4, 4 1, 5
Mole Valley No overall control No overall control 6, 19 4, 15 1, 1 3, 6
Newcastle-under-Lyme Labour Labour 5, 16 11, 32 5, 6 0,5 0,1Grn
North Hertfordshire Conservative Conservative 12, 33 5, 12 0, 3 0, 1
Norwich Labour Labour 8, 21 1, 3 5,15Grn
Pendle No overall control No overall control 5, 19 7, 18 3, 11 1, 1
Preston Labour Labour 6, 19 7, 32 2, 5 0, 1
Purbeck No overall control No overall control Con minority 6, 12 2, 11 0, 1
Redditch Labour Labour 3, 9 6, 17 2, 2 0, 1
Reigate and Banstead Conservative Conservative 12, 37 1, 2 1, 1 1,3Grn
2,8Ind
Rochford Conservative Conservative 6, 26 1, 1 1, 3 3, 3 1,2Grn
1,4Ind
Rossendale Labour Labour 5, 10 6, 24 1, 2
Rugby Conservative Conservative 7, 23 3, 10 3, 7 2, 2
Runnymede Conservative Conservative 12, 35 0, 1 2, 6
Rushmoor Conservative Conservative 8, 24 4, 12 1, 3
St Albans No overall control No overall control Con minority 12, 29 3, 10 7, 17 0,1Grn
0,1Ind
South Cambridgeshire Conservative Conservative 10, 35 0, 1 7, 13 2, 8
South Lakeland Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 2, 15 0, 3 15, 33
Stevenage Labour Labour 2, 2 34, 34 3, 3
Stratford-on-Avon Conservative Conservative 15, 35 0, 1 3, 12 0, 5
Stroud No overall control No overall control Lab/Green/LibDem coalition 10, 22 6, 20 0, 2 2,6Grn
0,1Ind
Tamworth Conservative Conservative 6, 16 3, 12 1, 1 0, 1
Tandridge Conservative Conservative 13, 34 1, 6 0, 2
Tunbridge Wells Conservative Conservative 14, 38 1, 3 1, 3 0, 2 0, 2
Watford Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 1, 1 4, 11 7, 23 1,1Grn
Welwyn Hatfield Conservative Conservative 13, 31 4, 14 1, 2 0, 1
West Lancashire Conservative No overall control Con minority 11, 27 8, 27
West Oxfordshire Conservative Conservative 15, 40 1, 5 1, 3 0, 1
Weymouth and Portland No overall control No overall control Lab/LibDem coalition 4, 11 5, 15 1, 6 1, 1 1, 1
Winchester No overall control No overall control Con minority 11, 28 1, 3 7, 25 0, 1
Woking Conservative Conservative 7, 23 1, 1 3, 11 1, 1
Worcester No overall control No overall control Con minority 6, 17 6, 16 0, 1 0,1Grn
Worthing Conservative Conservative 9, 27 1, 7 1, 1 1,1Grn
0,1Ind
Wyre Forest No overall control No overall control 5, 15 2, 9 5, 5 1, 13
Totals 446, 1,348 283, 796 163, 421 66, 88 47, 211

† Elected councillors will hold office for one year only as Purbeck District will adopt whole council elections from 2015.[11][12]

Mayoral elections[edit]

There were five mayoral elections.

Local Authority Previous Mayor New Mayor
Hackney Jules Pipe (Labour) Jules Pipe (Labour)
Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock (Labour) Sir Steve Bullock (Labour)
Newham Robin Wales (Labour) Robin Wales (Labour)
Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman (Independent) Lutfur Rahman (Tower Hamlets First)
Watford Dorothy Thornhill (Liberal Democrat) Dorothy Thornhill (Liberal Democrat)

Northern Ireland[edit]

These were the first elections to the 11 new 'super-councils' in Northern Ireland, following a reorganisation. These will operate in shadow form for one year, with the current 26 councils existing in parallel.[13]

The eleven new districts
Leading party in each new council. Sinn Féin won more seats than any other party in (1) Belfast, (9) Mid-Ulster, (10) Derry & Strabane and (11) Fermanagh & Omagh. Sinn Féin and the SDLP each elected more councillors in (5) Newry, Mourne & Down than any other party. The Democratic Unionist Party won more seats than any other party in each of the other six councils, and won as many as all the other parties combined in (4) Lisburn & Castlereagh.

Party composition of new councils[edit]

The party abbreviations in this table are explained in the total-vote table that follows it.

Seats won[14]
# Council
SF SDLP Alliance UUP DUP TUV Ind Others
3 Antrim and Newtownabbey 3 4 4 12 15 2
6 Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon 8 6 12 13 1 1 UKIP
1 Belfast City 19 7 8 7 13 1 5 *
8 Causeway Coast and Glens 7 6 1 10 11 3 1 1 PUP
10 Derry and Strabane 16 10 2 8 4
11 Fermanagh and Omagh 17 8 9 5 1
4 Lisburn and Castlereagh 3 7 8 20 1 1 NI21
7 Mid and East Antrim 3 1 3 9 16 5 2 1 UKIP
9 Mid-Ulster 18 6 7 8 1
5 Newry, Mourne and Down 14 14 2 3 4 3 1 UKIP
2 North Down and Ards 1 7 9 17 1 2 3 GPNI
Total 105 66 32 88 130 13 15 13
1 * Belfast other: 3 Progressive Unionist, 1 Green (N.I.) & 1 People Before Profit
source: BBC News, retrieved on 1 June 2014

Votes cast[edit]

These elections used the Single Transferable Vote method of proportional representation. Votes and percentages for each party reflect the first preference on each ballot.

Party Councillors % of councillors First preference votes % of FP votes
2011 (notional)[15] 2014 +/- 2011 (notional) 2014 +/- 2011[16] 2014[17] +/- 2011 2014 +/-
DUP 145 130 Decrease15 31.4% 28.1% Decrease3.3% 179,436 144,928 Decrease 27.2% 23.1% Decrease4.1%
Sinn Féin 115 105 Decrease10 24.9% 22.7% Decrease2.2% 163,712 151,137 Decrease 24.8% 24.1% Decrease0.7%
UUP 77 88 Increase11 16.7% 19.0% Increase2.3% 100,643 101,385 Increase 15.2% 16.1% Increase0.9%
SDLP 67 66 Decrease1 14.5% 14.2% Decrease0.3% 99,325 85,237 Decrease 15.0% 13.6% Decrease1.4%
Alliance 34 32 Decrease2 7.4% 6.9% Decrease0.5% 48,859 41,769 Decrease 7.4% 6.7% Decrease0.7%
TUV 3 13 Increase10 0.6% 2.8% Increase2.2% 13,079 28,310 Increase 2.0% 4.5% Increase2.5%
PUP 1 4 Increase3 0.2% 0.8% Increase0.6% 3,858 12,753 Increase 0.6% 2.0% Increase1.4%
Green (NI) 1 4 Increase3 0.2% 0.8% Increase0.6% 6,317 5,515 Decrease 1.0% 0.8% Decrease0.2%
UKIP 1 3 Increase2 0.2% 0.6% Increase0.4% 2,550 9,311 Increase 0.4% 1.4% Increase1.0%
NI21 0 1 Increase1 0.0% 0.2% Increase0.2% 0 11,495 Increase 0.0% 1.8% Increase1.8%
People Before Profit 0 1 Increase1 0.0% 0.2% Increase0.2% 1,721 1,923 Increase 0.3% 0.3% Increase0.0%
NI Conservatives 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 1,321 2,527 Increase 0.2% 0.4% Increase0.2%
Éirígí 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 2,062 1,756 Decrease 0.3% 0.3% Decrease0.0%
Workers' Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 760 985 Increase 0.1 0.2% Increase0.1%
Fermanagh Against Fracking 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 0 555 Increase 0.0% 0.1% Increase0.1%
Republican Network for Unity 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 0 502 Increase 0.0% 0.1% Increase0.1%
Community Partnership 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 800 388 Decrease 0.1 0.1% Decrease0.0%
Socialist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 682 272 Decrease 0.1% 0.0% Decrease0.1%
BNP 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 491 174 Decrease 0.1% 0.0% Decrease0.1%
Democracy First 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 0 173 Increase 0.0% 0.0% Increase0.0%
Others 0 0 Steady 0.0% 0.0% Steady 2,142 0 Decrease 0.3% 0.0% Decrease0.3%
Independent 18 15 Decrease 3 3.9% 3.2% Decrease0.7% 32,151 26,682 Decrease 4.9% 4.2% Decrease0.7%
Total 462 462 Steady 100% 100% Steady 660,631 627,777 Decrease 100% 100% Steady

Electoral administration[edit]

Eligibility to vote[edit]

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on the day of the election 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,[18] although those who have moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. Those who were registered to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who has a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) were entitled to vote in the local elections at each address, as long as they were not in the same local government area.[19][20]

Enacting legislation[edit]

These elections were held on 22 May 2014 as provided by 'The Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2014) Order 2013' (S.I. 2013/2277).[13][21][22][23]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All vote shares in the infobox are projected national vote shares calculated by the BBC.
  2. ^ Swing figures are between the BBC national projected vote share extrapolation from United Kingdom local elections, 2013, and the BBC equivalent vote share projection from these local elections held in different areas
  3. ^ a b England: 163 councillors (+161 net). Northern Ireland: 3 councillors (+2 net)

References[edit]

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