2015 Medway Council election

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2015 Medway Council election
CoA of Medway.svg
  2011 7 May 2015 (2015-05-07) 2019  

All 55 seats to Medway Council
28 seats needed for a majority
 First partySecond partyThird party
 
Con
Lab
UKIP
LeaderRodney ChambersVince MapleNone
Party Conservative Labour UKIP
Leader's seat Hempstead
and Wigmore
Chatham
Central
None
Last election35 seats,
46.05%
15 seats,
34.46%
0 seats,
1.80%
Seats won36154
Seat changeIncrease2.svg1Steady2.svgIncrease2.svg4
Popular vote120,31978,19561,272
Percentage42.9%27.9%21.8%
SwingIncrease2.svg3.2Decrease2.svg6.6Increase2.svg20.0

Leader of the Council before election

Rodney Chambers
Conservative

Leader of the Council

Alan Jarrett
Conservative

The 2015 Medway Council election took place on 7 May 2015, alongside the 2015 UK General Election. The elections were to elect all 55 seats across 22 wards. The Conservatives held the council, with 36 seats (a majority of 16). The Labour Party has 15 seats, and UKIP has 4.

Contents

Following the announcement of the results, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition called for a re-count in Rainham North ward after their candidate received no votes, despite claiming that he had voted for himself; however, the council's returning officer confirmed that the result was correct and no further action could be taken. [1]

Results

Medway Council Local Election 2015
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 36+165.542.9120,319+3.2
  Labour 15027.327.978,195-6.6
  UKIP 4+47.221.861,272+20.0
  Liberal Democrats 000-303.28,998-5.6
  Green 000002.36,5510.3
  TUSC 000001.23,402+0.7
  Independent 000-200.61,759-3.8
  English Democrat 000000.1120-1.5

A total of 1,735 ballot papers were rejected.

Council Composition

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

351532
ConservativeLabourLDI

After the election, to composition of the council was:

36154
ConservativeLabourUKIP

I - Independent

Ward Results

An asterisk denotes an incumbent councillor seeking re-election.

Chatham Central

Chatham Central
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Paul Goodwin*2,25817.3-3.7
Labour Vince Maple*2,23817.1-3.5
Labour Julie Nora Shaw*1,98715.2-6.4
UKIP Robin Charles Johnson1,53511.7+8.2
Conservative Patricia Anne Gulvin1,39410.6+1.7
Conservative David Peter Jarrett1,2589.6+1.0
Conservative Andrew Kennedy1,2089.2+1.0
Green Luke Ashley Balnave7275.6N/A
Green John Lesley Gibson2632.0N/A
TUSC Steven Hancock2191.7N/A
Majority4523.5
Turnout 13,087
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cuxton and Halling

Cuxton and Halling
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Matt Fearn1,76153.8-9.6
UKIP Paul Monck95829.3N/A
Labour Michael Gerald Evans51815.8-20.8
TUSC Allan Yates371.1N/A
Majority80324.5
Turnout 3,274
Conservative hold Swing

Gillingham North

Gillingham North
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Pat Coper*2,44916.5+5.8
Labour Andy Stamp*2,25815.2+4.5
Labour Adam Robert William Price*2,02613.7+2.5
UKIP Mark Mencattelli1,84612.4N/A
Conservative Nusrat Bibi Ahmed1,4759.9+2.7
Conservative Bob Russell1,3969.4+3.3
Conservative Kwashie Amartei Anang1,3689.2+4.2
Green Trich Marchant6464.4+2.1
Liberal Democrats Steve Kearney4362.9-0.2
Liberal Democrats Sid Kingman3342.3-0.7
Liberal Democrats Anita Sheila Webber3272.2-0.4
TUSC Andrew Paul Travers2781.9+0.9
Majority1801.3
Turnout 14,839
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cllrs Cooper and Stamp both were previously elected as Independent councillors in 2011.

Gillingham South

Gillingham South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Clive Stanley William Johnson1,99511.20
Labour Naushabah Parveen Khan1,90910.7+0.3
Labour Dan McDonald1,87710.6+1.0
UKIP Terry Allen1,77710.0+7.2
Conservative Saboor Ahmed1,5378.6+1.7
UKIP John Farrell1,4698.3+6.0
UKIP Rob McCulloch Martin1,4138.0N/A
Conservative Shirley Margaret Pamela Griffiths1,4057.9-0.1
Conservative John Richard Amey1,3437.5+2.2
Liberal Democrats Geoff Juby*8714.9-6.5
Liberal Democrats Tony Jeacock6973.9-6.7
Liberal Democrats Chris Sams6293.5-6.9
Green Simon Philip Marchant5523.1+0.2
TUSC Jacqui Berry3161.8-0.3
Majority1000.6
Turnout 17,790
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hempstead and Wigmore

Hempstead and Wigmore
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Diane Margaret Chambers*3,66640.5+11.9
Conservative Rodney Brian Chambers*3,55539.3+11.2
Labour Ahmed Mutahir Khan8289.2+1.5
Labour Nabilah Khan7498.3+1.8
TUSC Stephen John Wilkins2452.7N/A
Majority2,72730.1
Turnout 9,043
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lordswood and Capstone

Lordswood and Capstone
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Alan Leslie Jarrett*2,71136.1+4.3
Conservative David Robert Wildey*2,34131.7+2.8
Labour Nick Alderson-Rice1,11015.0-0.8
Labour Ambrose Nwodoh98713.4-0.8
TUSC Tony Baker2333.2N/A
Majority1,23116.7
Turnout 7,382
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Luton and Wayfield

Luton and Wayfield
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Tristan John Osborne*1,77412.5-3.0
Labour Sam Craven*1,74812.3-5.1
Conservative Michael Franklin1,74512.3-0.7
Labour Christine Janice Godwin*1,68511.9-5.2
UKIP Stephen Harper1,50810.6N/A
Conservative Stephen John Peachell1,49610.6-4.2
Conservative Simon John Wray1,41110.0-1.6
UKIP Claire Rachel Sparham1,3539.6N/A
UKIP Maurice Granville Sparham1,1718.3N/A
TUSC Alison Burns1541.1-0.8
English Democrat Mike Russell1200.8N/A
Majority600.4
Turnout 14,165
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Peninsula

Peninsula
PartyCandidateVotes%±
UKIP Roy Freshwater2,86614.7N/A
Conservative Phil Filmer*2,72214.0-7.9
UKIP Mick Pendergast2,61013.4N/A
Conservative Michael Dale2,46112.6-7.2
Conservative Jim Nugent2,44012.5-5.7
UKIP Mike Yates2,31011.9N/A
Labour Julia Cherry1,2006.2-2.1
Labour Peter John Tungate1,0915.6-2.1
Labour Patrick Minhard9314.8-2.7
Independent Ron Sands6913.5N/A
TUSC Chas Berry1470.8N/A
Majority1490.8
Turnout 19,469
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Sands previously stood as a candidate for the English Democrats in 2011.

Princes Park

Princes Park
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Tashi Bhutia1,81124.5-4.6
Conservative Gloria Blessing Chukwuka Opara1,63322.1-3.7
UKIP Adam Crombie1,14415.4N/A
Labour Alan Higgins1,02913.9-4.5
UKIP Richard John Wozencroft90712.2N/A
Labour Simon Wady82111.1-7.9
TUSC Janet Sylvia Baker600.8N/A
Majority4896.7
Turnout 7,405
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rainham Central

Rainham Central
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Rehman Chishti 4,38625.6+1.8
Conservative Barry Joseph Kemp3,47320.3-0.1
Conservative Mike O'Brien3,11518.2+2.4
UKIP Rebecca Mencattelli1,85410.8+7.4
Labour Mark Anthony Last1,4058.2+0.6
Labour Tarek James Maddison1,0186.0+1.5
Labour James Richard Smith9465.5+1.9
Green Mary Winifred Smtih6653.9+1.6
TUSC Carole Diane Sammon1651.0N/A
Independent Karen Dawn Streatfield920.5N/A
Majority1,2617.4
Turnout 17,119
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rainham North

Rainham North
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative David John Carr*2,24726.5-1.2
Conservative Martin Potter1,91022.6-3.7
UKIP Vaughan Baden Hewett*1,24514.7+10.8
UKIP Emily Catherine Knowles85010.0+6.8
Labour John William Lloyd8379.9-1.1
Labour Chiron Peter Mottram5987.1-3.5
Liberal Democrats John Edward Castle2723.2-6.3
Green Neil Peter Williams2543.0N/A
Liberal Democrats Terry Lucy2513.0-4.8
TUSC Paul Andrew Dennis00.0N/A
Majority6657.9
Turnout 8,464
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hewett was previously elected in 2011 as a Conservative councillor.

Rainham South

Rainham South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Howard Francis Doe*3,60622.1+2.5
Conservative David Royle*2,89217.7-1.3
Conservative Leslie Alan Wicks*2,25713.8-2.8
UKIP Jean Katherine Shirly Appleton1,81711.1+7.2
Labour Gillian Valerie Pearson1,4859.1-0.8
UKIP Susan Mary Marsh1,4689.0N/A
Labour Josh Henry Gray1,3428.2-1.2
Labour Louwella Margaret Prenter1,0376.4-1.0
Independent Mike Walters2491.5N/A
TUSC Susan Mason-Saunders1771.1N/A
Majority4402.7
Turnout 16,330
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

River

River
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Andrew Mackness*1,69824.3-0.7
Conservative Habib Odunlamin Sulaiman Tejan1,35419.3-7.5
Labour John Alun Charles Jones1,03314.8-7.0
Labour Mark William Edwin Jones1,00114.3-1.5
UKIP Chris Spalding86312.3N/A
UKIP June Winton6268.9N/A
Green Michael Edward Phillips3655.2+2.2
TUSC Naomi Catherine Sayers620.9N/A
Majority3214.5
Turnout 7,002
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rochester East

Rochester East
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Teresa Margaret Murray*1,86120.7-10.0
Labour Nick Bowler*1,72119.2-10.7
Conservative Sean Michael Varnham1,40615.6-0.7
UKIP Chris Irvine1,20913.4N/A
Conservative Mohamed Rizvi Rawoof1,09512.2-0.5
UKIP Trevor James Shields1,03911.6N/A
Green William James Davies5606.2+1.2
TUSC Daniel Burn981.1N/A
Majority3153.6
Turnout 8,989
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rochester South and Horsted

Rochester South and Horsted
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Trevor Anthony Clarke*2,98415.6-5.1
Conservative Sylvia Mary Griffin*2,67914.0-4.6
Conservative Rupert David Fearon Turpin*2,60413.6-2.4
UKIP Keith Fletcher1,8859.9+5.4
UKIP Alan William Collins1,6668.7N/A
UKIP Frank Moreton1,6628.7N/A
Labour Del Munton1,6178.5-2.3
Labour Elaine Thomas1,4317.5-2.5
Labour Joe Murray1,4057.3-2.9
Green Bernard Edward Hyde5763.0-0.1
Liberal Democrats Viv Parker5022.6-1.6
TUSC Emma Sarah White1160.6-1.3
Majority7193.7
Turnout 19,127
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rochester West

Rochester West
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Kelly Tolhurst*2,41823.9-4.2
Conservative Stuart Albert Tranter1,88418.6-9.5
Labour Rachel Catherine Garrick1,16911.6-5.9
UKIP Helen Knight1,13111.2N/A
UKIP Stephen Knight1,06610.5N/A
Labour Tony John Scudder1,05410.4-4.0
Green Clive Byrn Malcolm Gregory5755.7-0.9
Green David Fredrick John Heritage4054.0-0.5
Liberal Democrats Ken Juby2062.0-2.2
Liberal Democrats Nem Juby1421.4-1.9
TUSC Riven Gray650.7N/A
Majority7157.0
Turnout 10,115
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Strood North

Strood North
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Elizabeth Jane Chitty*2,67315.1-2.3
Conservative Stephen Ian Richard Iles2,23012.6-4.6
Conservative Phil Hall2,13812.1-2.6
Labour Stephen Alan Hubbard*1,84110.4-4.9
UKIP Ray Banks1,79110.1N/A
Labour Gareth Wilf Batts1,6369.3-2.7
UKIP Paul O'Rouke1,6309.2N/A
Labour Linda Beatrice Robson1,5008.5-4.3
UKIP Paul Rai1,4138.0N/A
Green Stephen William Dyke6303.6N/A
TUSC Sue Berry1951.1-0.7
Majority2971.7
Turnout 17,677
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Strood Rural

Strood Rural
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Williams3,01514.9-4.7
Conservative Peter Martin Hicks*2,82814.0-5.4
Conservative Gary David James Etheridge2,73713.5-3.2
UKIP Ben Cook2,58212.8N/A
UKIP Tom Mason*2,47512.2N/A
UKIP Peter Rodberg*2,29411.4N/A
Labour Julia Hawkins1,2786.3-3.3
Labour Avril Margaret Sime1,1445.7-2.3
Labour Jim Wyper9344.6-2.8
Liberal Democrats Vanessa Ann Roach4212.1-1.1
Liberal Democrats Andrew Lawrence Millsom3491.7-1.4
TUSC Rosilla Jane Ellwood1650.8N/A
Majority1550.7
Turnout 20,222
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Strood South

Strood South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
UKIP Catriona Brown-Reckless2,52714.5N/A
Conservative John Fernley Nicholas Avey*2,28913.1-3.3
UKIP Mark Paul Joy2,20312.6N/A
Conservative Josie Iles*2,08512.0-2.7
UKIP Richard Thorne1,89810.9N/A
Conservative Harold Ogunfemi1,7349.9-3.9
Labour Rob Heathfield1,5839.1-5.4
Labour Ikechukwu Isaac Igwe1,5769.0-6.2
Labour Harinder Singh Mahil1,4118.1-6.3
TUSC Alec David Price1410.8N/A
Majority1180.6
Turnout 17,447
UKIP gain from Labour Swing
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Twydall

Twydall
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Dorte Marianne Gilry*2,54716.9-0.5
Labour Glyn David Griffiths*2,35315.6-1.2
Conservative Anne-Claire Marie Andree Howard2,28715.2+3.7
Conservative Diana Marion Lawrence2,21414.7+1.2
Labour Mark Prenter1,96013.0-5.1
Conservative Tony Rocco1,70011.2-1.2
Green Rebecca Jane Lehmann6234.1+1.5
Liberal Democrats Veronica Anne Lewis4342.90
Liberal Democrats Sheila Veronica Rose Kearney4322.9+0.5
Liberal Democrats David Alfred McDonnell2681.8-0.6
TUSC Ivor Andrew Lindsey Riddell2571.7N/A
Majority730.5
Turnout 15,075
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Walderslade

Walderslade
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative David Frederick Brake*2,44530.0+6.4
Conservative Adrian Victor Henry Gulvin*2,09725.7+6.9
UKIP Linda Veronica Russell1,21114.8N/A
Labour Eddie Peake1,02412.6+3.6
Labour Robert Lee Pitt89711.0+2.9
Liberal Democrats Jim Percy3704.5+2.3
TUSC Liz Robinson1111.4N/A
Majority88610.9
Turnout 8,155
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Watling

Watling
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Wendy Purdy2,07024.6+6.8
Conservative Asha Rani Rita Saroy1,63219.4+2.0
Liberal Democrats Diana Mary Smith*1,18014.1-7.6
Labour Benjamin Pranczke1,03012.3-0.5
Labour Raja Miah1,01712.1-2.1
Liberal Democrats Paul Chaplin87710.4-6.7
Green Richard James Lehmann4375.2N/A
TUSC Avril Eleene Roberts1611.9N/A
Majority4525.3
Turnout 8,404
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative hold Swing

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