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Gloucester City Council local election results 2014 live from the count

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 22, 2014

  • Jennie Dallimore keeps her seat. Pictured with Paul James, Conservative leader, and city MP Richard Graham

  • Lib Dem leader Jeremy Hilton with partner Rebecca Trimnell after his victory

  • Labour's Jan Lugg and Terry Pullen celebrate their wins with a hug

  • Pam Tracey wins Westgate again

  • The counting gets under way

  • Polling station

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The Conservatives have held all of their seats in the fight for Gloucester City Council, leaving Labour humiliated and UKIP failing to make their first victory.

The no overall control at the council remains - 18 Conservatives, nine Labour and nine Liberal Democrats - after the elections on Thursday.

Two new faces join the council, Terry Pullen, who won Moreland for Labour, and Dave Norman, who won Quedgeley Fieldcourt, but they were replacements for retiring councillors.

The Tories held their share of the vote at 37 per cent whilst Labour’s dropped from 28 per cent to 24 per cent and the Liberal Democrats shed support, falling from 31 per cent to just 18 per cent. UKIP soared to 15 per cent but were unable to win a seat.

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Attentions are already turn toward who will run the council.

Conservative leader Paul James wants to continue running it as a minority administration but Liberal Democrat leader Jeremy Hilton has not ruled out asking for a coalition. He said: “We have done very well. We have held the four seats that we were defending.

“The council is still a stalemate. It is finely balanced but it needs everyone’s co-operation. We will want to have discussions about how the council works going forward. The important thing for us is that Liberal Democrat policies are implemented.”

But Mr James hit back, saying: “I think anyone making demands needs to take a look at the results tonight. Bearing in mind we were defending eight of the 15 seats we have had a pretty good result. It is of course disappointing not to have made a gain.

“Labour threw a great deal of resources into their target wards but were unable to win any of them. It has been a bad night for them.

“As for the council, we have always been pretty inclusive and taken on board ideas from other people. That will continue.”

Labour had hoped to snatch Podsmead, Tuffley and Grange from the Tories but were unsuccessful. Podsmead councillor Jennie Dallimore had a nail-biting evening as she wondered if her 26-vote majority four years ago would get her re-elected, but she in fact doubled her majority, defeating Garry Mills, for Labour. He said: “This is democracy and it is the people’s night whatever the outcome. I have done my bit.”

THE RESULTS

* denotes a sitting councillor.

ABBEY WARD

Sarah Dobson, Liberal Democrats: 173

*Andrew Gravells, Conservatives: 1382

Bernard Mundy, Labour: 531

Danny Sparkes, UKIP: 611

ELECTED: ANDREW GRAVELLS

BARNWOOD

*Philip McLellan, Liberal Democrats: 1148

Laura Pearsall, Conservatives: 745

Stephen Pottage, UKIP: 496

Susan Powell, TUSC: 11

Shaun Shute, Labour: 355

Adam Van Coevorden, Green: 76

ELECTED: PHIL McLELLAN

BARTON AND TREDWORTH

Catherine Bailey, TUSC: 93

*Said Hansdot, Labour: 1,097

David Harber, UKIP: 359

Paul Harries, Liberal Democrats: 86

Hasan Patel, Conservatives: 879

ELECTED: SAID HANSDOT

ELMBRIDGE

Frances Griffiths, Green: 81

Roger Martin, Labour: 252

Joseph McAleer, Conservatives: 315

Chris Wallin, UKIP: 277

*Chris Witts, Liberal Democrats: 692

ELECETED: CHRIS WITTS

GRANGE

James Gowing, Liberal Democrats: 63

*Nigel Hanman, Conservatives: 725

Pat Juby, Labour: 532

Rosemarie Marchmont, UKIP: 498

ELECTED: NIGEL HANMAN

HUCCLECOTE

*Jim Beeley, Liberal Democrats: 1455

Tom Coole, Labour: 382

Chris Etheridge, Conservatives: 918

ELECTED: JIM BEELEY

KINGSHOLM AND WOTTON

*Jeremy Hilton, Liberal Democrats: 880

Jonathan Hoad, Labour: 342

Jonathan Ingleby, Green: 153

Matthew Stevens, Conservatives: 317

ELECTED: JEREMY HILTON

LONGLEVENS

Christopher Britton, Green: 135

Susannah Collier, UKIP: 693

Terry Haines, Labour: 463

*Paul James, Conservatives: 1545

Jonathan Whittaker, Liberal Democrats: 282

ELECTED: PAUL JAMES

MATSON AND ROBINSWOOD

Gary Cleaver, UKIP: 731

Ros Durrant, Green: 127

John Ewers, TUSC: 29

Duncan Hall, Conservatives: 456

*Jan Lugg, Labour: 906

John McFeely, Liberal Democrats: 74

ELECTED: JAN LUGG

MORELAND

Lyn Ackroyd, Conservatives: 727

Mike Anderton, Liberal Democrats: 62

Charley Bircher, Green: 213

Richard Edwards, UKIP: 563

Terry Pullen, Labour: 788

ELECTED: TERRY PULLEN

PODSMEAD

*Jennie Dallimore, Conservatives: 366

Vicki Field, Liberal Democrats: 15

Garry Mills, Labour: 308

Mike Smith, UKIP: 189

ELECTED: JENNIE DALLIMORE

VIDEO: JENNIE DALLIMORE ON HER RE-ELECTION

QUEDGELEY FIELDCOURT

Kira Barnes-Moffatt, Liberal Democrats: 326

Kevin Neal, Labour: 749

David Norman, Conservatives: 1,060

ELECTED: DAVID NORMAN

QUEDGELEY SEVERN VALE

Joanne Brown, Liberal Democrats: 226

*Andrew Lewis, Conservatives: 813

Wayne Roberts, Labour: 473

ELECTED: ANDREW LEWIS

TUFFLEY

Paul Harris, Liberal Democrats: 70

Tracy Millard, Labour: 607

*Colin Organ, Conservatives:  789

Daryl Stanbury, UKIP: 491

ELECTED: COLIN ORGAN

WESTGATE

Abdul Atcha, Labour: 325

Howard Hyman, Liberal Democrats: 248

Matthew Sidford, Green: 178

*Pam Tracey, Conservatives: 853

ELECTED: PAM TRACEY

HOW THE NIGHT UNFOLDED

Citizen public affairs correspondent Michael Wilkinson was at the count, charting the twists and turns of the night. Here is how it unfolded:

 

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  • Mike_Smith_Gl  |  May 23 2014, 3:08PM

    @P I Stalker - you betray your ignorance - there are no deposits in local elections. And if there were, none of our candidates would have lost them, unlike some Lib Dems.!

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  • gowpen66  |  May 23 2014, 11:20AM

    Well MikeMorrisOBE, at least they would vote. If the electorate in Gloucester are unhappy with the way things are then they should get off their backsides and put their cross on the piece of paper. Not difficult. No good moaning if you don't exercise your democratic right.

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  • SELINA30  |  May 23 2014, 11:14AM

    A disastrous night for the coalition parties.

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  • MikeMorrisOBE  |  May 23 2014, 10:40AM

    The smug posh boy will be even smugger today. Another 12 months of visions from him and desperate Dick and more meetings for Ne=igel Hanman to miss. Im sure that if a horses rear end stood for the conservatives, their forever faithful would vote for it.

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  • Lecorche  |  May 23 2014, 9:28AM

    @8589thingie: Paul James is not and never has been an MP . Grunt? Yes. MP? No.

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  • 8589brian  |  May 23 2014, 8:41AM

    I just unhappy Paul James kept his seat...he is definitely one of the most arrogant MP's Gloucester has ever been lumbered with.

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  • MrGarnet  |  May 23 2014, 8:29AM

    Looking at the results UKIP took a lot of votes which for a new party is outstanding.

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  • Lecorche  |  May 23 2014, 8:21AM

    If one thing is obvious it's that Gloucester hasn't fallen for UKIP's toxic spells. Better the devil we know?

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  • Studley1975  |  May 22 2014, 10:42PM

    Fair Play, That Has To Be The Most Unpopular Comment For Red Thumbs I've Ever Seen On Here...As Below! :D

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  • P_I_Staker  |  May 22 2014, 6:13PM

    I wish Danny Sparkes, Stephen Pottage, David Harber, Chris Wallin, Rosemarie Marchmont, Susannah Collier, Gary Cleaver, Richard Edwards, Daryl Stanbury and especially Mike Smith the best of luck in losing their deposits ;)

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