Saturday, 11 April 2015

Councillors elected Unopposed/guaranteed May 2015

So much for democracy it seems for all the bluster of that you have to vote, and how terrible it is that you don't. In councils up and down the country over a 100 candidates will be returned unopposed because no one stood against them. Or Guaranteed because there is 3 seats and only 1 or 2 candidates from opposition parties.

Conservatives 91
Labour 30
Independent 12
LibDems 6


Darlington - Haughton/Springfield: 1 guaranteed Labour seat (3 to be elected: 3 Lab candidates, 1 Con, 1 Green)

East Hampshire: 3 Con and 2 LDs elected unopposed

West Norfolk: 4 unpposed Tories (Hilgay with Denver, St Lawrence, Walton, Wimbotsham and Fincham)+ 2 further guaranteed seats in Upwell/ Delph and Emneth with Outwel (2 Con vs 1 UKIP)

Breckland: 6 unpposed Conservatives (Bedingfeld, Harling & Heathlands, Launditch, Swaffhamx3) + 2 guaranteed in Lincoln and Upper Wensum

Bolsover: 5 unpposed Labour (2 each in Bolsover South and Pleasley + 1 in Shirebrook South West). 10 guaranteed seats (1 in Barlborough, 1 in Blackwell, 1 in Bolsover NW, 1 in Clowne North, 2 in Elmton with Creswell, 1 in Scarcliffe, 1 in South Normanton East, 2 in South Normanton West)

Tewkesbury, four unopposed Cons and a further two guaranteed election

South Bucks five Conservatives guaranteed

South Hams 2 unopposed Conservatives.

Knowsley - Two labour candidates returned unopposed (Halewood North and Shevington)
Halewood West have a guaranteed Labour seat too. 2 Lab vs 1 Con standing

Torridge - 2 Conservative, 1 UKIP, 1 Independent returned unopposed

Swale - Minster Cliffs - 1 Conservative guaranteed

Staffordshire Moorlands - Biddulph East (3 seats) has three Labour, one Independent and one UKIP, so Labour guaranteed one seat. 

Also two Conservatives unopposed in Cellarhead ward.
East Dorset 4 Tories unopposed, plus 2 more incumbent Tory councillors who stood as independents.
one unopposed Labour seat in Halton - Broadheath ward. It was also unopposed last year.
North Dorset Motcombe and Bourton Ward 2 seats 2 Conservative 1 Green Tories guaranteed 1 seat

A few in the New Forest

Ringwood East and Sopley is an unopposed Conservative win

Forest North West is an unopposed Conservative win

Milford has 2 Cons and 1 Labour for 2 seats, so 1 guaranteed for the Tories

Boldre and Sway has 2 Tories 1 Green for 2 seats, so 1 guaranteed for the Tories

2 Con unopposed in Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount
2 Con assured in Hartley and Hodsoll Street
1 Con unopposed in Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway

East Preston - 1 Conservative guaranteed; 3 seats/Candidates=3xCon/UKIP/Lab
Yapton - 1 Conservative guaranteed; 2 seats/Candidates=2xCon/UKIP
Wealden - 6x Con unopposed in Cross in Hand/Five Ashes, Hailsham East, Heathfield East, Horan, Ninfield and Hooe with Wartling, Rotherfield. 3x Con guaranteed in Buxted & Maresfield (2 seats, only 2 Con and 1 Ind standing), Crowborough East (2 seats, only 2 Con and 1 Lib Dem standing), Heathfield North and Central (3 seats, only 3 Con and 1 Lab and 1 Green standing). 

South Somerset - 1x Lib Dem guaranteed in South Petherton (2 seats, only 2 Lib Dem and 1 Con standing).
Wychavon: 1 Con unopposed in Bredon.

In Eden:
38 seats
12 unopposed Conservatives: Crosby Ravensworth, Eamont, Greystoke, Kirkby Stephen x1, Lazonby, Long Marton, Orton with Tebay, Penrith East x1, Ravenstonedale, Shap, Skelton, Ullswater
6 unopposed Independents: Appleby (Appleby), Kirkby Stephen x1, Kirkby Thore, Kirkoswald, Morland, Warcop
3 unopposed Lib Dems: Appleby (Bongate), Penrith East x1, Penrith Pategill

Of the 17 contested seats:
One Independent is guaranteed election in Alston Moor
One Conservative is guaranteed election in Hesket
1 Seat unopposed in Burnley, Daneshouse with Stoneyholme Ward.  Labour Candidate only
Bassetlaw 8 lab guaranteed

Fenland: 5 Tories unopposed and a further seat guaranteed

Five candidates elected unopposed: three Conservatives, two Independents.

Conservatives guaranteed one seat in Cottesmore, and one seat in Ryhall and Casterton.
Ryedale DC - 2 unopposed returns. Both Conservative. Ryedale South West and Wolds Wards.

6 uncontested Conservative returns: Boxgrove, Donnington, North Mundham, Sidlesham, Tangmere, Westbourne
2 guaranteed Conservative returns: 1 in Bosham (2 seats; 2 C/2LD standing) 1 in Selsey South (2 seats; 2C/1Lab standing)


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