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2018 Redditch Borough Council election

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The 2018 Redditch Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Redditch Borough Council in England.[1] The Conservatives won control of the council from Labour with 17 seats, compared to 12 for Labour and 0 for the UKIP.[2]

2018 Redditch Borough Council election

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Third of the council, 10 seats
15 seats needed for a majority
 
Con
Lab
UKIP
Leader Juliet Brunner Bill Hartnett Paul Swansborough
Party Conservative Labour UKIP
Leader's seat Matchborough Church Hill Winyates
(lost re-election)
Last election 13 15 1
Current seats 17 12 0

Incumbent Council control

Labour



Contents

BackgroundEdit

Redditch Borough Council was one of the smallest councils in England to hold elections in 2018 and ten of its 29 councillors were up for election.[3] The election came with the Labour majority council being under criticism for "controversial" proposals for four new 'quarters' of Redditch, the demolition of the library and police station and the relocation of the borough's civic headquarters.[4]

Three sitting councillors did not seek re-election at this election (1 Labour, 2 Conservatives).[4]

The Conservatives ultimately gained four seats to take their total to 17 and which meant that they took control of the council, the only example of a direct change of power from Labour to Conservatives at these elections. Labour lost three seats while UKIP lost its last remaining councillor in the Winyates ward. The result also meant that Labour no longer controlled any local authority in Worcestershire.[5]

ResultsEdit

Redditch Local Election Result 2018
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 3 -3 41 39.73 6,665
  Conservative 17 4 0 +4 59 43.98 7,379
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.20 873
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 3.19 536
  UKIP 0 0 1 -1 0 7.89 1,324

Ward ResultsEdit

AbbeyEdit

Abbey Ward [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Grubb 767 46.3%
Labour Nayab Patel 687 41.5%
Liberal Democrat Russel Taylor 95 5.7%
UKIP Sandra Swansborough 52 3.1%
Green Gabby Hemming 50 3.0%
Majority 80 4.83%
Turnout 1,655 37.4%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Astwood Bank & FeckenhamEdit

Astwood Bank & Feckenham Ward [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Craig Warhurst 1,077 65.4%
Labour David McDonald 376 22.8%
Green Simon Venables 136 8.3%
UKIP Bernard Pritchard 59 3.6%
Majority 701
Turnout 1,649 35.6%
Conservative hold Swing

Batchley & BrockhillEdit

Batchley & Brockhill Ward [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gemma Monaco 809 46.9%
Labour Natalie Brooks 777 45.0%
UKIP Melvin Haigh 71 4.1%
Green Steven Pound 68 3.9%
Majority 32
Turnout 1,727 29.4%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

CentralEdit

Central Ward [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Debbie Chance 883 60.8%
Conservative Kurt Warhurst 376 25.9%
Green Rachel Wardell 71 4.9%
Liberal Democrat Diane Thomas 63 4.3%
UKIP Jim Swansborough 60 4.1%
Majority 507
Turnout 1,457 33.8%
Labour hold Swing

Church HillEdit

Church Hill Ward [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Rouse 766 42.56% 19.60%
Labour Nina Wood-Ford 765 42.50% 9.89%
UKIP Kathy Haslam 128 7.11% -28.15%
Liberal Democrat David Gee 87 4.83%
Green Robert Wardell 54 3.00%
Majority 1
Turnout 1,802 31.1%
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 14.74%

Crabbs CrossEdit

Crabbs Cross Ward [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Salman Akbar 737 50.0%
Labour Monica Fry 398 27.0%
Green Claire Davies 133 9.0%
UKIP Chris Harrison 130 8.8%
Liberal Democrat Ann Gee 75 5.1%
Majority 339
Turnout 1,476 33.3%
Conservative hold Swing

GreenlandsEdit

Greenlands Ward [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wanda King 762 47.8%
Conservative David Checkley 556 34.9%
Liberal Democrat Tony Pitt 108 6.8%
UKIP Scott Preston 95 6.0%
Green Rylma White 74 4.6%
Majority 206
Turnout 1,598 24.5%
Labour hold Swing

Headless Cross & OakenshawEdit

Headless Cross & Oakenshaw Ward [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joanne Beecham 1,128 51.0%
Labour Phil Berry 780 35.3%
UKIP Trevor Magner 151 6.8%
Green Alistair Waugh 151 6.8%
Majority 348
Turnout 2,216 34.3%
Conservative hold Swing

Lodge ParkEdit

Lodge Park Ward [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Fry 610 55.5%
Conservative Nicolas Houslip 306 27.8%
UKIP Trevor Blake 85 7.7%
Green Kevin White 56 5.1%
Liberal Democrat Ian Webster 42 3.8%
Majority 304
Turnout 1,099 29.6%
Labour hold Swing

WinyatesEdit

Winyates Ward [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Lovell 857 40.4%
Labour Jim Heaney 627 29.5%
UKIP Paul Swansborough 493 23.2%
Green Angela Day 80 3.8%
Liberal Democrat Hans Windheuser 66 3.1%
Majority 230
Turnout 2,127 35.2%
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Notice of Election 2018" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/c7ry2v2mez7t/redditch-borough-council
  3. ^ "2018 local elections: How the BBC is reporting the results". BBC News. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  4. ^ a b "Brickbats and bouquets as Redditch council battle it out before elections". Redditch Standard. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  5. ^ "Local elections 2018: Tories gain control of Redditch council". BBC News. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  7. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  8. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  9. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  10. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  11. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  12. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  13. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  14. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  15. ^ "Persons Nominated" (PDF). Redditch Borough Council. Retrieved 2018-04-09.