Congratulations to our District Councillors

8 May 2015

Election results from last night are in, and we've managed to retain our 5 existing seats on Stroud District Council despite strong opposition in some wards.  This means we retain a total of 6 seats on the council.  A big thank you to all our candidates and activists!  And welcome to Kevin Cranston, our new Green Councillor for Stroud Central, replacing previous Green Councillor Caroline Molloy.

Stroud District Council Elections

Full results for Stroud District Council are as follows:

Ward Turnout % Green Lab. Cons. LibDem UKIP Other Result
Cainscross 71.6 668 1893 1455     112 Lab.
Cam East 76.3 303 847 1441       Cons.
Cam West 73.0 171 944 848   394   Lab.
Central 71.5 489 430 362       Green
Chalford 79.8 781 919 1920   431   Cons.
Dursley 69.9   1679 1282 632     Lab.
Eastington & Standish 73.2 144 467 477       Cons.
Farmhill & Paganhill 71.6 141 376 472   161 7 Cons.
Minchinhampton   304 424 1471 402   40 Cons.
Nailsworth 76.1 794 1263 1744     196 Cons.
Rodborough 77.2 576 953 765 485     Lab.
Slade 69.8 443 375 273       Green
Stonehouse 69.8 557 2168 1441     71 Lab.
Thrupp 79.7 722 221 414   125   Green
Trinity 75.6 737 307 267       Green
Uplands 73.7 326 507 345     23 Lab.
Valley 73.3 685 432 261     42 Green
Wotton   411 380 1001 1393   519 Lib Dem
                 

General Election Results

In the General election, Stroud seems to be a true "barometer", with the results here very closely mirroring the results nationwide.  Neil Carmichael holds the seat for the Conservatives, with Labour unexpectedly losing ground.  As usual, the Green vote was heavily squeezed by "tactical voting", with many Green supporters opting to support Labour in an attempt to keep Carmichael out.  It's perhaps worth noting, however, that if everyone who voted Green had voted Labour, Labour still wouldn't have won.

All the same, Sarah Lunnon made a modest gain for the Greens with 2779 votes, notably beating the Lib Dems (she got 4.6% of the vote share, up 1.9 percentage points on last years results).  The big changes since 2010 were the disintegration of the Lib Dems (down 12%) and the rise of UKIP (up 5.7%).

General Election results for Stroud in full: Conservative 27,813; Labour 22,947; UKIP 4,848; Green 2,779; Lib Dem 2,086; Rich Wilson ("My MP") 246; Free Public Transport Party 100.

Sarah Lunnon at last night's election count

 

Sarah Lunnon at last night's count (Image: Gary Learmonth, Red Piranha Photography)

The Cotswolds has long been a safe Tory seat, so no particular surprise that Conservative Geoffrey Clifton-Brown romped home with 56.5% of the vote in the Parliamentary election.  However, Penny Burgess made a respectable showing for the Greens with 4.6%, a gain of 2.9 percentage points since 2010.

General election results in full for The Cotswolds: Conservative 32,045; Lib Dem 10,568; UKIP 6,188; Labour 5,240; Green 2,626.

Cotswold District Council Elections

The Cotswolds seems to be one of the few places in the country where (in the local elections at least) it's deemed OK to be a Liberal Democrat. With total dominance of the District Council by the Conservatives and Lib Dems, and with Labour standing only 7 candidates in 34 seats, many electors would have been faced with no left wing option of any kind on their papers; were it not for a few plucky Greens throwing their hats into the ring.

Here are The Cotswolds District Council results in full:

Ward Votes Cast Green Lab. Cons. LibDem UKIP Other Result
Abbey 1404 133   509 762     Lib Dem
Blockley 1529     949 580     Cons.
Bourton Vale 1615     1171 444     Cons.
Bourton Village 1328     675 653     Cons.
Campden & Vale
(2 member seat)
5457     1850 689 552   Cons.
    1740 626     Cons.
Chedworth & Chum Valley 1618     808 810     Lib Dem.
Chesterton 1312 127   414 602 169   Lib Dem.
Coin Valley 1492 184   1027 281     Cons.
Ermin 1584     921 519 144   Cons.
Fairford North 1261     644 351 266   Cons.
Fosseridge 1609 227   1152 230     Cons.
Four Acres 1045 136   360 549     Lib Dem.
Grumbolds Ash with Avening 1550     1108 442     Cons.
Kemble 1557     969 430 158   Cons.
Lechlade, Kempsford
&Fairford South
(2 member seat)
5416   423 1798 633 384   Cons.
    1572 323 283   Cons.
Moreton East 1286   234 866 186     Cons.
Moreton West 1282     986 296     Cons.
New Mills 1163     516 647     Lib Dem
Northleach 1575   114 908 553     Cons.
Sandywell 1622     1145 477     Cons.
Siddington & Cerney Rural 1364     702 662     Cons.
South Cerney Village 1454     433 707   314 Lib Dem
St Michael's 1328 90   422 665 118 33 Lib Dem
Stow 1396     783 613     Cons.
Stratton 1561 156   595 810     Lib Dem
Tetbury East & Rural 1201   222 733 246     Cons.
Tetbury Town 1098   219 517 91   271 Cons.
Tetbury with Upton 1249   248 768 233     Cons.
The Ampneys & Hampton 1676     1055 621     Cons.
The Beeches 1375   154 488 543 190   Lib Dem
The Rissingtons 1111 230   738 143     Cons.
Watermoor 1307     432 637 238   Lib Dem

 






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