2014 United Kingdom local elections

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2014 United Kingdom local elections
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  2013 22 May 2014 2015  

161 councils in England
5 directly-elected mayors
All 11 councils in Northern Ireland
 First partySecond partyThird party
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Leader Ed Miliband David Cameron Nick Clegg
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since25 September 20106 December 200518 December 2007
Popular vote31% [lower-alpha 1] 29%13%
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Councils82416
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Councillors2,1211,364427
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 Fourth partyFifth partySixth party
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Leader Nigel Farage Peter Robinson Martin McGuinness
Party UKIP DUP Sinn Féin
Leader since5 November 201031 May 20088 May 2007
Popular vote17%
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Councils000
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Councillors166 [lower-alpha 3] 130105
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Map showing results of English and Northern Irish local elections, 2014. Council control in England and in Northern Ireland the largest parties are shown (where all councils had no overall control). 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, 19 unitary authorities and various mayoral posts in England and elections to the new councils in Northern Ireland.

Contents

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

UK-wide results

PartyCouncillorsCouncils
NumberChangeNumberChange
Labour 2,121Increase2.svg32482Increase2.svg5
Conservative 1,364Decrease2.svg23641Decrease2.svg11
Liberal Democrats 427Decrease2.svg3106Decrease2.svg2
UKIP 166Increase2.svg1630Steady2.svg
DUP 130Decrease2.svg150Steady2.svg
Sinn Féin 105Decrease2.svg100Steady2.svg
UUP 88Increase2.svg110Steady2.svg
Independent 71Increase2.svg180Steady2.svg
SDLP 66Decrease2.svg10Steady2.svg
Residents 53Increase2.svg140Steady2.svg
Green 38Increase2.svg180Steady2.svg
Alliance 32Decrease2.svg20Steady2.svg
Tower Hamlets First 18Increase2.svg180Steady2.svg
TUV 13Increase2.svg100Steady2.svg
Green (NI) 4Increase2.svg10Steady2.svg
PUP 4Increase2.svg10Steady2.svg
NI21 1Increase2.svg10Steady2.svg
Liberal 2Decrease2.svg20Steady2.svg
BNP 1Decrease2.svg10Steady2.svg
Health Concern 1Decrease2.svg20Steady2.svg
No overall control n/an/a43Increase2.svg8

England results

PartyCouncillorsCouncils
NumberChangeNumberChange
Labour 2,121Increase2.svg32482Increase2.svg5
Conservative 1,364Decrease2.svg23641Decrease2.svg11
Liberal Democrats 427Decrease2.svg3106Decrease2.svg2
UKIP 163Increase2.svg1610Steady2.svg
Independent 71Increase2.svg180Steady2.svg
Residents 53Increase2.svg140Steady2.svg
Green 38Increase2.svg180Steady2.svg
Tower Hamlets First 18Increase2.svg180Steady2.svg
Liberal 2Decrease2.svg20Steady2.svg
BNP 1Decrease2.svg10Steady2.svg
Health Concern 1Decrease2.svg20Steady2.svg
No overall control n/an/a32Increase2.svg8

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

English Councils - shift of control

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 electionN.O.C.LabourCons.Lib.
Dem.
Old
total
losses
before election
No Overall Control195--24 5
Labour473--77 4
Conservative8440-5212
Liberal Democrats1-168 2
New total3282416161-
gains+13+ 9 + 1---
Net change+ 8+ 5−11− 2--

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

Northern Ireland results

PartyCouncillors% of councillorsFirst preference votes% of FP votes
2011 [5] 2014+/-2011 [5] 2014+/-2011 [6] 2014 [7] +/-20112014+/-
DUP 145130Decrease2.svg1531.4%28.1%Decrease2.svg3.3%179,436144,928Decrease2.svg27.2%23.1%Decrease2.svg4.1%
Sinn Féin 115105Decrease2.svg1024.9%22.7%Decrease2.svg2.2%163,712151,137Decrease2.svg24.8%24.1%Decrease2.svg0.7%
UUP 7788Increase2.svg1116.7%19.0%Increase2.svg2.3%100,643101,385Increase2.svg15.2%16.1%Increase2.svg0.9%
SDLP 6766Decrease2.svg114.5%14.2%Decrease2.svg0.3%99,32585,237Decrease2.svg15.0%13.6%Decrease2.svg1.4%
Alliance 3432Decrease2.svg27.4%6.9%Decrease2.svg0.5%48,85941,769Decrease2.svg7.4%6.7%Decrease2.svg0.7%
TUV 313Increase2.svg100.6%2.8%Increase2.svg2.2%13,07928,310Increase2.svg2.0%4.5%Increase2.svg2.5%
PUP 14Increase2.svg30.2%0.8%Increase2.svg0.6%3,85812,753Increase2.svg0.6%2.0%Increase2.svg1.4%
Green (NI) 14Increase2.svg30.2%0.8%Increase2.svg0.6%6,3175,515Decrease2.svg1.0%0.8%Decrease2.svg0.2%
UKIP 13Increase2.svg20.2%0.6%Increase2.svg0.4%2,5509,311Increase2.svg0.4%1.4%Increase2.svg1.0%
NI21 01Increase2.svg10.0%0.2%Increase2.svg0.2%011,495Increase2.svg0.0%1.8%Increase2.svg1.8%
People Before Profit 01Increase2.svg10.0%0.2%Increase2.svg0.2%1,7211,923Increase2.svg0.3%0.3%Increase2.svg0.0%
NI Conservatives 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg1,3212,527Increase2.svg0.2%0.4%Increase2.svg0.2%
Éirígí 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg2,0621,756Decrease2.svg0.3%0.3%Decrease2.svg0.0%
Workers' Party 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg760985Increase2.svg0.10.2%Increase2.svg0.1%
Fermanagh Against Fracking00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg0555Increase2.svg0.0%0.1%Increase2.svg0.1%
Republican Network for Unity 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg0502Increase2.svg0.0%0.1%Increase2.svg0.1%
Community Partnership00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg800388Decrease2.svg0.10.1%Decrease2.svg0.0%
Socialist Party 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg682272Decrease2.svg0.1%0.0%Decrease2.svg0.1%
BNP 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg491174Decrease2.svg0.1%0.0%Decrease2.svg0.1%
Democracy First00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg0173Increase2.svg0.0%0.0%Increase2.svg0.0%
Others00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg2,1420Decrease2.svg0.3%0.0%Decrease2.svg0.3%
Independent 1815Decrease2.svg 33.9%3.2%Decrease2.svg0.7%32,15126,682Decrease2.svg4.9%4.2%Decrease2.svg0.7%
Total462462Steady2.svg100%100%Steady2.svg660,631627,777Decrease2.svg100%100%Steady2.svg

London boroughs

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

Summary of results

Party [8] Votes won% votesChangeSeats% seatsChangeCouncilsChange
Labour 944,96737.6+5.11,06057.3+18520+3
Conservative 663,84726.4−5.361233.1−1059−2
Liberal Democrats 267,76910.6−11.81166.3−1301−1
Green 246,8059.8+3.240.2+20±0
UKIP 239,0019.5+8.4120.6+120±0
Others152,6846.1+0.4472.5+260±0
No overall control N/A2−6

Individual council results

CouncilPrevious controlResult
Con Lab LD UKIP Green Ind Others
Barking and Dagenham Labour Labour 51
Barnet Conservative Conservative 32271
Bexley Conservative Conservative 45153
Brent Labour Labour 6561
Bromley Conservative Conservative 5172
Camden Labour Labour 124011
Croydon Conservative Labour 3040
Ealing Labour Labour 12534
Enfield Labour Labour 2241
Greenwich Labour Labour 843
Hackney Labour Labour 4503
Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative Labour 2026
Haringey Labour Labour 489
Harrow No overall control Labour 263412
Havering Conservative No overall control 221724
Hillingdon Conservative Conservative 4223
Hounslow Labour Labour 1149
Islington Labour Labour 471
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative 37121
Kingston upon Thames Liberal Democrats Conservative 28218
Lambeth Labour Labour 3591
Lewisham Labour Labour 531
Merton No overall control Labour 203613
Newham Labour Labour 60
Redbridge No overall control Labour 25353
Richmond upon Thames Conservative Conservative 3915
Southwark Labour Labour 24813
Sutton Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats 945
Tower Hamlets Labour No overall control 42018
Waltham Forest Labour Labour 1644
Wandsworth Conservative Conservative 4119
Westminster Conservative Conservative 4416
Totals6121,052118124245
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

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).

CouncilPrevious controlResult
ConLabLDUKIPOthers
Barnsley Labour Labour 1, 418, 522, 7
Birmingham Labour Labour 13, 3122, 775, 12
Bolton Labour Labour 5, 1513, 401, 32, 2
Bradford Labour Labour 7, 2117, 463, 81, 11,3Grn
2,11Ind
Bury Labour Labour 2, 1115, 380, 10, 1
Calderdale No overall control No overall control
(Lab minority, then
Con-Ind minority)
6, 199, 251, 61, 1
Coventry Labour Labour 6, 1113, 43
Doncaster Labour Labour 3, 815, 481, 12, 6
Dudley Labour Labour 7, 2010, 407, 90,1Grn
0,2Ind
Gateshead Labour Labour 18, 554, 11
Kirklees No overall control No overall control
(Lab minority)
6, 1810, 325, 111,5Grn
1,3Ind
Knowsley Labour Labour 21, 63
Leeds Labour Labour 6, 1920, 624, 91,3Grn
2,6Ind
Liverpool Labour Labour 27, 790, 32,4Grn
1,4Ind
Manchester Labour Labour 33, 951, 1
Newcastle upon Tyne Labour Labour 18, 528, 240, 2
North Tyneside Labour Labour 3, 1215, 441, 4
Oldham Labour Labour 0, 214, 453, 102, 21, 1
Rochdale Labour Labour 3, 1116, 481, 1
Rotherham Labour Labour 0, 211, 5010, 100, 1
St Helens Labour Labour 1, 314, 431, 2
Salford Labour Labour 3, 817, 52
Sandwell Labour Labour 0, 123, 701, 1
Sefton Labour Labour 2, 713, 406, 171, 2
Sheffield Labour Labour 18, 606, 173, 3 2,4Grn
Solihull Conservative Conservative 9, 290, 23, 81, 1 4,10Grn
South Tyneside Labour Labour 0, 117, 490, 11, 3
Stockport No overall control No overall control
(Lib Dem minority)
4, 107, 229, 281, 3
Sunderland Labour Labour 3, 821, 631, 4
Tameside Labour Labour 2, 617, 51
Trafford Conservative Conservative 12, 339, 271, 3
Wakefield Labour Labour 1, 617, 542, 21, 1
Walsall No overall control No overall control
(Lab minority)
6, 219, 300, 33, 31, 3
Wigan Labour Labour 1, 223, 621, 11
Wirral Labour Labour 8, 2211, 372, 6 1,1Grn
Wolverhampton Labour Labour 4, 1215, 450, 21, 1
Totals117,
373
563,
1,741
62,
189
33,
37
28,
104

Unitary authorities

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

CouncilPrevious controlResult
ConLabLDUKIP
Milton Keynes No overall control No overall control (Lab minority)1825131
Slough Labour Labour 8331

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

Council Previous controlResult
ConLabLDUKIPIndOthers
Blackburn with Darwen  Labour won the most seats4161
Labour Labour || 12 || 48 || 4 || || ||
Bristol   61061-3 Green
No overall control No overall control || 15 || 31 || 16 || 1 || 1 ||style = "background:#6AB023; color:white; text-align:left;"|6 Green
Derby   6831-
Labour Labour || 14 || 27 || 7 || 2 || 1 ||
Halton  Labour won the most seats161
Labour Labour || 2 || 51 || 3 || || ||
Hartlepool  Labour won the most seats1622
Labour Labour || 3 || 19 || || 2 || 9 ||
Kingston upon Hull  Labour won the most seats1127--
Labour Labour || 2 || 37 || 15 || 1 || 4 ||
North East Lincolnshire   3327
Labour No overall control
(Labour minority) || 10 || 21 || 3 || 8 || ||
Peterborough   102332
Conservative No overall control
(Conservative minority)|| 28 || 12 || 4 || 3 || 10 ||
Plymouth   973
Labour Labour || 24 || 30 || || 3 || ||
Portsmouth   5-36-
Liberal Democrats No overall control (Con
with UKIP & Lab support) || 12 || 4 || 19 || 6 || 1 ||
Reading  Labour won the most seats21112 Green
Labour Labour || 10 || 31 || 2 || || ||style = "background:#6AB023; color:white; text-align:left;"|3 Green
Southampton   881
Labour Labour || 18 || 28 || || || 2 ||
Southend-on-Sea   44154-
Conservative No overall control
(Ind/Lab/LD coalition) || 19 || 9 || 5 || 5 || 10 ||
Swindon  Conservatives won most seats1181
Conservative Conservative || 30 || 23 || 4 || || ||
Thurrock   565-
Labour No overall control
(Labour minority) || 18 || 23 || || 6 || 2 ||
Warrington  Labour won the most seats1155
Labour Labour || 3 || 43 || 11 || ||
Wokingham  Conservatives won most seats1512- [9]
Conservative Conservative || 44 || 1 || 7 || || 2 ||
Totals seats won in May 201491133363395 Green
Total membership of new councils26443810037429 Green
source: BBC News, retrieved June 2014ConsLabLDUKIPIndothers

Non-metropolitan districts

Whole council

CouncilPrevious controlResult
ConLabLDOthers
Hart No overall control No overall control 14910
Three Rivers Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats 10323

Half of council

CouncilPrevious controlResult
ConLabLDUKIPOthers
Adur Conservative Conservative 9, 200, 14, 61, 2
Cheltenham Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats 4, 1113, 242, 5
Fareham Conservative Conservative 11, 233, 51, 11, 2
Gosport Conservative Conservative 12, 212, 62, 60, 1
Hastings Labour Labour 5, 811, 24
Nuneaton and Bedworth Labour Labour 2, 314, 281,2Grn
0,1Ind
Oxford Labour Labour 17, 335, 83,6Grn
0,1Ind
Totals43, 8644, 9223, 435, 87, 19

Third of council

CouncilPrevious controlResult
ConLabLDUKIPOthers
Amber Valley Conservative Labour 4, 2111, 230, 1
Basildon Conservative No overall control Con minority4, 170, 100, 111, 120, 2
Basingstoke and Deane No overall control No overall control Con minority8, 288, 173, 91, 22, 4
Bassetlaw Labour Labour 3, 1112, 341, 3
Brentwood Conservative No overall control LibDem/Ind/Lab coalition6, 181, 35, 110, 5
Broxbourne Conservative Conservative 9, 261, 31, 1
Burnley Labour Labour 1, 510, 284, 12
Cambridge No overall control Labour 0, 110, 254, 141, 2
Cannock Chase Labour Labour 1, 66, 251, 24, 61, 2
Carlisle Labour Labour 7, 199, 290, 21, 2
Castle Point Conservative No overall control Con minority20, 205, 50, 16
Cherwell Conservative Conservative 12, 404, 71, 20, 1
Chorley Labour Labour 3, 1313, 321, 2
Colchester No overall control No overall control LibDem/Lab/Ind coalition8, 232, 89, 251, 4
Craven Conservative Conservative 7, 180, 22, 10
Crawley Conservative Labour 5, 168, 200, 1
Daventry Conservative Conservative 10, 280, 40, 12, 3
Eastleigh Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats 2, 413, 40
Elmbridge Conservative Conservative 12, 332, 64, 21
Epping Forest Conservative Conservative 0, 370, 12, 30, 20,1Grn
5,14Ind
Exeter Labour Labour 2, 1010, 271, 3
Gloucester No overall control No overall control Con minority8, 183, 94, 9
Great Yarmouth Labour No overall control Lab minority2, 141, 1510, 10
Harlow Labour Labour 3, 114, 175, 5
Harrogate Conservative Conservative 9, 348, 152, 5
Havant Conservative Conservative 10, 311, 41, 12, 2
Hertsmere Conservative Conservative 11, 342, 5
Huntingdonshire Conservative Conservative 11, 340, 11, 63, 70,4Grn
2,3Ind
Hyndburn Labour Labour 2, 87, 230, 22, 2
Ipswich Labour Labour 4, 1012, 351, 3
Lincoln Labour Labour 2, 69, 27
Maidstone Conservative No overall control Con minority5, 251, 29, 194, 41, 5
Mole Valley No overall control No overall control 6, 194, 151, 13, 6
Newcastle-under-Lyme Labour Labour 5, 1611, 325, 60,50,1Grn
North Hertfordshire Conservative Conservative 12, 335, 120, 30, 1
Norwich Labour Labour 8, 211, 35,15Grn
Pendle No overall control No overall control 5, 197, 183, 111, 1
Preston Labour Labour 6, 197, 322, 50, 1
Purbeck No overall control No overall control Con minority6, 122, 110, 1
Redditch Labour Labour 3, 96, 172, 20, 1
Reigate and Banstead Conservative Conservative 12, 371, 21, 11,3Grn
2,8Ind
Rochford Conservative Conservative 6, 261, 11, 33, 31,2Grn
1,4Ind
Rossendale Labour Labour 5, 106, 241, 2
Rugby Conservative Conservative 7, 233, 103, 72, 2
Runnymede Conservative Conservative 12, 350, 12, 6
Rushmoor Conservative Conservative 8, 244, 121, 3
St Albans No overall control No overall control Con minority12, 293, 107, 170,1Grn
0,1Ind
South Cambridgeshire Conservative Conservative 10, 350, 17, 132, 8
South Lakeland Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats 2, 150, 315, 33
Stevenage Labour Labour 2, 234, 343, 3
Stratford-on-Avon Conservative Conservative 15, 350, 13, 120, 5
Stroud No overall control No overall control Lab/Green/LibDem coalition10, 226, 200, 22,6Grn
0,1Ind
Tamworth Conservative Conservative 6, 163, 121, 10, 1
Tandridge Conservative Conservative 13, 341, 60, 2
Tunbridge Wells Conservative Conservative 14, 381, 31, 30, 20, 2
Watford Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats 1, 14, 117, 231,1Grn
Welwyn Hatfield Conservative Conservative 13, 314, 141, 20, 1
West Lancashire Conservative No overall control Con minority11, 278, 27
West Oxfordshire Conservative Conservative 15, 401, 51, 30, 1
Weymouth and Portland No overall control No overall control Lab/LibDem coalition4, 115, 151, 61, 11, 1
Winchester No overall control No overall control Con minority11, 281, 37, 250, 1
Woking Conservative Conservative 7, 231, 13, 111, 1
Worcester No overall control No overall control Con minority6, 176, 160, 10,1Grn
Worthing Conservative Conservative 9, 271, 71, 11,1Grn
0,1Ind
Wyre Forest No overall control No overall control 5, 152, 95, 51, 13
Totals446, 1,348283, 796163, 42166, 8847, 211

† Elected councillors will hold office for one year only as Purbeck District will adopt whole council elections from 2015. [10] [11]

Mayoral elections

There were five mayoral elections.

Local AuthorityPrevious MayorNew 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)

In Copeland, there was a referendum to establish a post of directly elected mayor, which passed.

Northern Ireland

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. [12]

The eleven new districts NI11w.jpg
The eleven new districts
Leading party in each new council Sinn Fein won more seats than any other party in (1) Belfast, (9) Mid-Ulster, (10) Derry & Strabane and (11) Fermanagh & Omagh. Sinn Fein 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 Northern Ireland local elections, 2014.svg
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

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

Seats won [7]
Council
SFSDLPAllianceUUPDUPTUVIndOthers
3 Antrim and Newtownabbey 34412152
6 Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon 86121311 UKIP
1 Belfast City 197871315 *
8 Causeway Coast and Glens 7611011311 PUP
10 Derry and Strabane 1610284
11 Fermanagh and Omagh 178951
4 Lisburn and Castlereagh 3782011 NI21
7 Mid and East Antrim 313916521 UKIP
9 Mid-Ulster 186781
5 Newry, Mourne and Down 141423431 UKIP
2 North Down and Ards 17917123 GPNI
Total105663288130131513
1* Belfast other: 3 Progressive Unionist, 1 Green (N.I.) & 1 People Before Profit
source: [7]

Votes cast

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

PartyCouncillors% of councillorsFirst preference votes% of FP votes
2011 (notional) [13] 2014+/-2011 (notional)2014+/-2011 [6] 2014 [7] +/-20112014+/-
DUP 145130Decrease2.svg1531.4%28.1%Decrease2.svg3.3%179,436144,928Decrease2.svg27.2%23.1%Decrease2.svg4.1%
Sinn Féin 115105Decrease2.svg1024.9%22.7%Decrease2.svg2.2%163,712151,137Decrease2.svg24.8%24.1%Decrease2.svg0.7%
UUP 7788Increase2.svg1116.7%19.0%Increase2.svg2.3%100,643101,385Increase2.svg15.2%16.1%Increase2.svg0.9%
SDLP 6766Decrease2.svg114.5%14.2%Decrease2.svg0.3%99,32585,237Decrease2.svg15.0%13.6%Decrease2.svg1.4%
Alliance 3432Decrease2.svg27.4%6.9%Decrease2.svg0.5%48,85941,769Decrease2.svg7.4%6.7%Decrease2.svg0.7%
TUV 313Increase2.svg100.6%2.8%Increase2.svg2.2%13,07928,310Increase2.svg2.0%4.5%Increase2.svg2.5%
PUP 14Increase2.svg30.2%0.8%Increase2.svg0.6%3,85812,753Increase2.svg0.6%2.0%Increase2.svg1.4%
Green (NI) 14Increase2.svg30.2%0.8%Increase2.svg0.6%6,3175,515Decrease2.svg1.0%0.8%Decrease2.svg0.2%
UKIP 13Increase2.svg20.2%0.6%Increase2.svg0.4%2,5509,311Increase2.svg0.4%1.4%Increase2.svg1.0%
NI21 01Increase2.svg10.0%0.2%Increase2.svg0.2%011,495Increase2.svg0.0%1.8%Increase2.svg1.8%
People Before Profit 01Increase2.svg10.0%0.2%Increase2.svg0.2%1,7211,923Increase2.svg0.3%0.3%Increase2.svg0.0%
NI Conservatives 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg1,3212,527Increase2.svg0.2%0.4%Increase2.svg0.2%
Éirígí 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg2,0621,756Decrease2.svg0.3%0.3%Decrease2.svg0.0%
Workers' Party 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg760985Increase2.svg0.10.2%Increase2.svg0.1%
Fermanagh Against Fracking00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg0555Increase2.svg0.0%0.1%Increase2.svg0.1%
Republican Network for Unity 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg0502Increase2.svg0.0%0.1%Increase2.svg0.1%
Community Partnership00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg800388Decrease2.svg0.10.1%Decrease2.svg0.0%
Socialist Party 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg682272Decrease2.svg0.1%0.0%Decrease2.svg0.1%
BNP 00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg491174Decrease2.svg0.1%0.0%Decrease2.svg0.1%
Democracy First00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg0173Increase2.svg0.0%0.0%Increase2.svg0.0%
Others00Steady2.svg0.0%0.0%Steady2.svg2,1420Decrease2.svg0.3%0.0%Decrease2.svg0.3%
Independent 1815Decrease2.svg 33.9%3.2%Decrease2.svg0.7%32,15126,682Decrease2.svg4.9%4.2%Decrease2.svg0.7%
Total462462Steady2.svg100%100%Steady2.svg660,631627,777Decrease2.svg100%100%Steady2.svg

Electoral administration

Eligibility to vote

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, [14] 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. [15] [16]

Enacting legislation

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). [12] [17] [18] [19]

See also

Notes

  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 2013 United Kingdom local elections, and the BBC equivalent vote share projection from these local elections held in different areas
  3. 1 2 England: 163 councillors (+161 net). Northern Ireland: 3 councillors (+2 net)

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