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Redditch Borough Council election, 2018

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]

Redditch Borough Council election, 2018

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Third of the council, 10 seats
15 seats needed for a majority

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Leader Juliet Brunner Bill Hartnett Paul Swansborough
Party Conservative Labour UKIP
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, while Conservative councillor Gay Hopkins (Headless Cross & Oakenshaw) was allegedly deselected by her party.[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. 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
  Conservative 17 4 0 +4
  Green 0 0 0 0
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0
  UKIP 0 0 1 -1

Ward ResultsEdit

AbbeyEdit

Abbey Ward [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Julian Grubb 767
Labour Nayab Patel 687
Liberal Democrat Russel Taylor 95
UKIP Sandra Swansborough 52
Green Gabby Hemming 50
Majority 80
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 65.3%
Labour David McDonald 376
Green Simon Venables 136
UKIP Bernard Pritchard 59
Majority 701
Turnout 1,649 35.6%
Conservative hold Swing

Batchley & BrockhillEdit

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

CentralEdit

Central Ward [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Debbie Chance 883
Conservative Kurt Warhurst 376
Green Rachel Wardell 71
Liberal Democrat Diane Thomas 63
UKIP Jim Swansborough 60
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
Labour Monica Fry 398
Green Claire Davies 133
UKIP Chris Harrison 130
Liberal Democrat Ann Gee 75
Majority 339
Turnout 1,476 33.3%
Conservative hold Swing

GreenlandsEdit

Greenlands Ward [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wanda King 762
Conservative David Checkley 556
Liberal Democrat Tony Pitt 108
UKIP Scott Preston 95
Green Rylma White 74
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
Labour Phil Berry 780
UKIP Trevor Magner 151
Green Alistair Waugh 151
Majority 348
Turnout 2,216 34.3%
Conservative hold Swing

Lodge ParkEdit

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

WinyatesEdit

Winyates Ward [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Lovell 857
Labour Jim Heaney 627
UKIP Paul Swansborough 493
Green Angela Day 80
Liberal Democrat Hans Windheuser 66
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. 
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  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.