Asked By: Geoffrey Russell Date: created: Nov 20 2023

Who won Horsham local election 2023

Answered By: Daniel Morgan Date: created: Nov 22 2023

The Liberal Democrats gained control of the council from the Conservatives with an 8 seat majority.

Who got elected in ARDS and North Down?

District summary –

Results of the 2023 Ards and North Down Borough Council election by District Electoral Area

District Electoral Area (DEA) % Cllrs % Cllrs % Cllrs % Cllrs % Cllrs % Cllrs % Cllrs % Cllrs Total cllrs
DUP Alliance UUP Green SDLP TUV Sinn Féin Independents and others
Ards Peninsula 44.71 3 13.78 1 8.05 1 1.62 0 13.93 1 6.45 0 10.29 0 1.18 0 6
Bangor Central 16.73 1 1 28.75 2 1 14.55 1 6.90 0 1 0.00 0 5.37 0 0.00 0 27.69 2 1 6
Bangor East and Donaghadee 23.39 2 23.90 2 1 34.18 2 4.18 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 14.35 0 1 6
Bangor West 25.72 2 1 30.09 1 1 13.33 1 11.33 1 4.57 0 5.09 0 0.00 0 9.87 0 5
Comber 38.48 2 28.83 2 1 19.31 1 2.72 0 0.0 0 5.61 0 1 0.00 0 5.00 0 5
Holywood and Clandeboye 19.81 1 41.03 2 12.80 1 14.67 1 6.97 0 4.71 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 5
Newtownards 32.38 3 23.51 2 13.54 1 2.43 0 0.00 0 6.44 0 0.00 0 21.70 1 7
Total 29.02 14 26.59 12 2 16.50 8 5.94 2 1 3.72 1 4.83 0 1 1.66 0 11.75 3 40

Who won Bramhall South?


Election Councillor Councillor
2019 John McGahan (Con) Mike Hurleston (Con)
2021 John McGahan (Con) Mike Hurleston (Con)
2022 Ian Powney (Lib Dem) Mike Hurleston (Con)
2023 Ian Powney (Lib Dem) Dallas Jones (Lib Dem)

How many seats did the Conservatives lose in the local elections?

The Conservatives lost 1,063 seats, while Labour gained 537 and the Liberal Democrats 407.

Who won local election in brighton 2023?

Background – Results map of the 2019 election The outcome of the saw the form a minority administration, with support from the, This shifted following resignations and expulsions of councillors from the Labour Party, leading to the Green Party forming a minority administration instead, with their leader Phélim Mac Cafferty being appointed in July 2020.

In 2022, the selection process in the major parties and political groupings in Brighton began. Of the 16 Labour councillors, 7 announced that they were standing down at the next election. This included the co-leaders of the Labour group, Carmen Appich and John Allcock, and previous leaders Nancy Platts and Daniel Yates.

In 2022, the undertook a review of ward boundaries in the city. Following the review, there were 23 wards across the council, an increase of two, and only five wards remained the same. The overall number of seats on the council stayed the same at 54. At the 2023 election Labour won a majority on the council for the first time since 1999.

Is Horsham still Conservative?

Its Member of Parliament (MP) was Francis Maude between 1997 and 2015; since then it has been Jeremy Quin, both of the Conservative Party.

Who won mid Sussex council?

Election result

2023 Mid Sussex District Council election
Party Candidates Votes
Liberal Democrats 39 28,248
Conservative 48 25,147
Independent 20 7,858
Asked By: Nathaniel Campbell Date: created: Feb 15 2023

Who is the member of parliament for North Down

Answered By: Juan Adams Date: created: Feb 16 2023

North Down is a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom House of Commons. The current MP is Stephen Farry of the Alliance Party.

Asked By: Samuel Hayes Date: created: Feb 18 2023

Who is the mayor of ARDS and North Down

Answered By: Horace Miller Date: created: Feb 18 2023

Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected Wednesday 7th June 2023 Councillor Jennifer Gilmour and Councillor Hannah Irwin elected to the roles of Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the incoming term of office. Ards and North Down Borough Council has elected Councillor Jennifer Gilmour and Councillor Hannah Irwin to the roles of Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the incoming term of office. The appointments were made earlier today (7 June) during the Annual Meeting of the Council.

  1. Speaking as she took up the role of Mayor, Councillor Gilmour said: “It is a great honour to become the Mayor of Ards and North Down and I look forward to meeting many of the groups and individuals across the entire Council area who make this such a great place.
  2. Having grown up on a farm I am not afraid to get my hands dirty and get stuck into hard work and I look forward to the challenges ahead during my term.

This appointment today makes me the youngest female Mayor of Ards and North Down, something that I am very proud of. “As a mother to three young girls, I understand the challenges of busy family life faced by many homes and residents across the Borough.

  • I would like to thank my girls for all their love and support, they inspire me to be the best I can be.
  • With this in mind, I wish to make Families a theme for my Mayoral year.
  • Following on from the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, I would also like to build upon the Coronation focus of ‘the big help out’ and the significant role volunteering plays within our communities.

“Ards and North Down Borough Council is part of the community, elected and appointed by you. As a part of this community, living here and raising my family here, I want to use my time as Mayor to ensure the Council works in partnership with the wider community to make this Borough the best place it can be.” The first monthly meeting of the Council under the direction of the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor will take place on Monday 12 June 2023.

Asked By: Joseph Wright Date: created: Aug 15 2023

How many Councillors are there in ARDS and North Down

Answered By: Jason Wilson Date: created: Aug 17 2023

The Council Ards and North Down Borough Council has 40 councillors representing seven district electoral areas.

Ards Peninsula Bangor Central Bangor West Bangor East and Donaghadee Comber Holywood and Clandeboye Newtownards

These members provide leadership and oversee the day to day running of Ards and North Down Borough Council. They represent the interests of their constituents and ensure the views of people across Ards and North Down are reflected in the council’s decisions and how services are delivered. : The Council

Asked By: Louis Bennett Date: created: May 02 2024

Who won the local election in Hazel Grove

Answered By: Blake Gonzales Date: created: May 03 2024


Election Councillor Councillor
May 2019 Paul Ankers (Lib Dem) Jon Twigge (Lib Dem)
By-election 1 August 2019 Paul Ankers (Lib Dem) Charles Gibson (Lib Dem)
2021 Paul Ankers (Lib Dem) Oliver Johnstone (Con)
2022 Paul Ankers (Lib Dem) Oliver Johnstone (Con)

Which political party runs Stockport?

Politics – Stockport Council has 63 elected members, belonging to five different parties. The Liberal Democrats have 28 seats, Labour 24, Conservatives four, Heald Green Ratepayers three, Greens two, and there are two independent councillors. No party has overall control : the council is led by a Liberal Democrat minority administration.

In the 2004 election, all councillors on the council were put up for election at the same time. This election was conducted exclusively by postal voting, Each elector was given three votes, and asked to pick three candidates. The number of votes each candidate received then determined when they would next stand for election.

Elections were then scheduled for 2006, 2007, and 2008. In the council elections on Thursday 1 May 2008, in which one third of the seats were up for re-election, there were two main changes. In the Cheadle & Gatley ward, incumbent councillor Paul Carter of the Liberal Democrat party lost his seat to the Conservative candidate Mick Jones.

Similarly in the Brinnington and Central Ward, Labour councillor Maureen Rowles lost her seat to the Liberal Democrat candidate Christian Walker. However, a short time after this election, he chose to serve as an Independent Councillor, then returned to the Liberal Democrats, then declared himself Independent again.

During 2009, which was supposed to be a “fallow year” (one without elections), there were three by-elections following the deaths of serving councillors. Subsequently, Labour councillor Anne Graham joined the Liberal Democrat group, bringing them to 36 Councillors of 63.

  1. On 2 February 2011, Councillors David White, Roy Driver and Anne Graham all resigned from the Liberal Democrat Group.
  2. All three cited unhappiness with the national party’s involvement with a “Tory-led” government.
  3. They became Independent Left Councillors, forming the Independent Left Group on the Council, whilst awaiting the result of membership applications to the Labour Party and subsequently joined the Labour Group after the 2011 elections.

Roy Driver was not selected for a seat in the May 2011 and unsuccessfully contested Bredbury and Woodley for Labour in May 2012. He was eventually elected councillor for Reddish North in 2015. On 21 January 2012, Patrick McAuley, Labour councillor for Manor since May 2011, announced on Twitter that he had resigned from the Labour Party but that would continue to serve as a councillor; he subsequently joined the Liberal Democrat group in December 2012, but quit in April 2016, a month after being re-elected.

In October and November 2014, Stockport Labour lost 3 seats with Brian Hendley, Paul Moss and Laura Booth all leaving the party. Hendley was deselected without his knowing, Moss resigned due to house building on Reddish Vale Country Park and Booth quit over allegations of a “culture of systematic bullying”.

Heald Green Ratepayers are the only non-mainstream candidates to win seats. Following the 2022 Local Elections, the Liberal Democrats became the largest group on the council and Mark Hunter became leader.

Who has won Oatley?

It is currently held by Mark Coure of the Liberal Party.

Which party has ruled UK the most?

  • ^ Mayor of London and nine combined authority mayors.
  • ^ Councillors of local authorities in England (including 25 aldermen of the City of London ) and Scotland, principal councils in Wales and local councils in Northern Ireland.

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party and also known colloquially as the Tories, is one of the two main political parties in the United Kingdom, along with the Labour Party, It is the current governing party, having won the 2019 general election, and has been the primary governing party in the United Kingdom since 2010.

On the political spectrum the party has been described as right-wing by various sources and as centre-right by others. It encompasses various ideological factions including one-nation conservatives, Thatcherites, and traditionalist conservatives, The party currently has 354 members of Parliament, 260 members of the House of Lords, 9 members of the London Assembly, 31 members of the Scottish Parliament, 16 members of the Welsh Parliament, 4 directly elected mayors, 30 police and crime commissioners, and around 5,647 local councillors,

The Conservative Party was founded in 1834 from the Tory Party and was one of two dominant political parties in the 19th century, along with the Liberal Party, Under Benjamin Disraeli, it played a preeminent role in politics at the height of the British Empire,

In 1912, the Liberal Unionist Party merged with the party to form the Conservative and Unionist Party. Since the 1920s, the Labour Party emerged to be the Conservatives’ main rival and the Conservative–Labour political rivalry has shaped modern British politics for the last century. The party has generally adopted liberal economic policies favouring free markets, including deregulation, privatisation, and marketisation, since the 1980s, although historically it advocated for protectionism,

The party is British unionist, opposing a united Ireland as well as Scottish and Welsh independence, and has been critical of devolution, Historically, the party supported the continuance and maintenance of the British Empire, The party has taken various approaches towards the European Union (EU), with eurosceptic and, to an increasingly lesser extent, pro-European factions within it.

Historically, the party once took a socially conservative approach. Its social policy has since become more liberal. In defence policy, it supports an independent nuclear weapons programme and commitment to NATO membership. For much of modern British political history, the United Kingdom exhibited a wide urban–rural political divide ; the Conservative Party’s voting and financial support base has historically consisted primarily of homeowners, business owners, farmers, real estate developers and middle class voters, especially in rural and suburban areas of England,

However, since the EU referendum in 2016, the Conservatives have also targeted working class voters from traditional Labour strongholds. The Conservatives’ domination of British politics throughout the 20th century—having governed for 65 nonconsecutive years—and its re-emergence in the 2010s has led to it being referred to as one of the most successful political parties in the Western world.

Who won UK local elections?

Labour – Labour saw a net gain of 537 councillors and 22 councils. Labour became the party with most members elected to local government for the first time since 2002, The only council that Labour lost was Slough Borough Council, where 16 Tory gains took the council into no overall control, the first time in 15 years.

Have the Tories lost 1,000 seats?

Tories lose 1,000 seats as Starmer eyes Labour general election win T he Tories have lost more than 1,000 councillors and key strongholds such as Swindon and Medway, local election results on Friday showed, as and the Lib Dems made significant gains.

Labour leader Sir said the party is “going to bottle this feeling we have today” and “turn it into a General Election win next year”. Labour has become the largest party in local Government for the first time since 2002. The Lib Dems said that they are “exceeding all expectations in the capital’s commuter belt” but leader Sir would not be drawn on whether his party would seek to enter a coalition with Labour at the General Election.

With results still flooding in, the Tories had lost control of 48 councils, Labour gained 22 and the Lib Dems had gained 12. The Greens took overall control of their first council, Mid Suffolk. Labour has gained more than 500 councillors, and the Lib Dems more than 400.

  • The Labour leader said the “fantastic” results combined with a hoped-for recovery in Scotland would give him a majority in Westminster after a national poll.
  • Labour seized councils in Tory MPs’ seats that would be hotly contested at a general election – including in Swindon,, Dover and East Staffordshire.
  • Mr Sunak conceded the results were “disappointing”, but said he was “not detecting any massive groundswell of movement towards the Labour Party or excitement for its agenda”.
  • But the Tories will be concerned by Labour wins in the North, South and Midlands and a resurgent Lib Dems, as the prospect of a general election in 2024 looms.
  • With just three councils to declare their results, this is how it stands:
  • Labour: 2,630 (+518)
  • Conservatives: 2,253 (-1,062)
  • Liberal Democrats: 1,588 (+419)
  • Others: 979 (-111)
  • Green Party: 472 (+236)

A day of celebration for Sir Keir started with a visit to Medway, where he welcomed “fantastic results across the country” in “places we need to win”, citing victories in, Stoke and Middlesbrough, where his party won the mayoralty. “Make no mistake, we are on course for a Labour majority at the next general election,” Sir Keir said.

  1. We’ve changed our party.
  2. We’ve won the trust, the confidence of voters, and now we can go on to change our country.
  3. Change is possible.
  4. A better Britain is possible.” His party will run the Kent authority for the first time since 1998, with the outgoing Conservative council leader telling No 10 to “get their act together” on several fronts.

Both Swindon in Wiltshire and Erewash Council in Derbyshire had been controlled by the Conservatives for 20 years until the results of Thursday’s local elections. Dover had been controlled by the Tories since 2007.

  1. North Swindon Tory MP Justin Tomlinson said the Conservatives had to take the “dreadful” results as a “wake-up call”.
  2. The Lib Dems won Windsor & Maidenhead, Dacorum in Hertfordshire, Stratford-on-Avon and South Hams in Devon from the Conservatives.
  3. In central London, Mr Sunak was understood to have thanked staff for their efforts, and said the results were always going to be tough but that the state of play has improved since he took over six months ago after the leaderships of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss.
  4. The Prime Minister told broadcasters it was “hard to draw firm conclusions” from the initial results.
  5. “It’s always disappointing to lose hardworking Conservative councillors, they’re friends, they’re colleagues and I’m so grateful to them for everything they’ve done,” he said.

“But in terms of the results, it’s still early. We’ve just had a quarter of the results in, but what I am going to carry on doing is delivering on the people’s priorities.” Mr Sunak cited his priorities as halving inflation, growing the economy, reducing debt, cutting NHS waiting lists and “stopping the boats”, adding: “That’s what people want us to do.

  • In Hertsmere, where Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden is MP, the Tories have lost control of the council, with 13 councillors voted out, while Labour has gained seven and the Lib Dems six.
  • The Conservatives lost control of Welwyn Hatfield, represented in Parliament by Energy Secretary Grant Shapps, where both the Lib Dems and Labour made gains.
  • The Tories also lost overall control in North West Leicestershire, Brentwood, East Lindsey and Hertsmere, as Labour won Blackpool.
  • Polling expert Professor Sir John Curtice told the PA news agency the “jury is still out” on whether Labour has made progress as a party and said it is not experiencing the level of success seen ahead of Sir Tony Blair’s 1997 landslide.
  • “Labour are going to have their biggest lead over the Conservatives in terms of votes than at any point since 2010, but it’s going to be as much to do with the Conservatives being down as much as it is Labour being up,” he said.
  • Veterans minister and local MP Johnny Mercer said Labour gaining control of Plymouth, where the Tories had run a minority administration, was “terrible”.
  • Stoke-on-Trent North Tory MP Jonathan Gullis told Sky News councillors have “suffered because, at the end of 2022, the Conservative Party as a brand was certainly damaged”.
  • But Labour’s attempts to regain Hull from the Lib Dems failed, with Sir Ed Davey’s party tightening its grip on the authority, and Labour lost control of Slough to the Tories.
  • Sir Ed said it has been a “groundbreaking night” for the Lib Dems.

“We are exceeding all expectations. We have delivered a hammer blow to the Conservative Party in the blue wall ahead of next year’s general election,” he said.

  1. But the elections were described as a “dark day for British democracy” by campaigners opposed to the introduction of photo ID, who claimed thousands of people were denied their right to vote.
  2. The contests were the first to be held under new rules requiring voters to carry photographic ID and the elections watchdog said some people were turned away from polling stations.
  3. An Electoral Commission spokesman said: “We already know from our research that the ID requirement posed a greater challenge for some groups in society and that some people were regrettably unable to vote as a result.
  4. “It will be essential to understand the extent of this impact, and the reasons behind it, before a final view can be taken on how the policy has worked in practice and what can be learned for future elections.”
  5. Here are some of the key results:
  6. – Swindon (Lab gain from Con)
  7. This is where Sir Keir Starmer launched Labour’s local election campaign and where the party hopes to pick up at least one of the area’s two Conservative-held parliamentary seats at the general election.
  8. Labour needed to win big to take control of the council but the party managed it, gaining 10 seats while the Tories lost 11.
  9. – Dacorum (Lib Dem gain from Con)
  10. Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey launched his party’s campaign in the Hertfordshire council by driving a yellow tractor through a “blue wall” of painted hay bales.
  11. His party has now taken control of Dacorum from the Conservatives, after gaining nine seats while the Tories lost 13.
  12. – Stratford-on-Avon (Lib Dem gain from Con)
  13. This is an area represented in parliament by Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi, who was vaccines minister at the start of the pandemic and briefly Chancellor of the Exchequer at the end of Boris Johnson’s premiership.
  14. But Stratford council is now under Lib Dem control, with the party up 13 seats and the Tories down seven.
  15. – Surrey Heath (Lib Dem gain from no overall control)
  16. Another Conservative big beast who may be feeling nervous is Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.
  17. Mr Gove is the MP for Surrey Heath, where the Liberal Democrats gained 14 seats and the Tories lost 10 – enough to give the Lib Dems overall control of the council.
  18. – East Staffordshire (Lab gain from Con)
  19. A straight switch from Tory to Labour control, with Labour up 10 seats and the Conservatives down eight.
  20. The result will give Labour cheer in a part of the country that will be a key battleground at the next general election.
  21. – Medway (Lab gain from Con)
  22. Labour had this Kent council firmly in its sights, with Sir Keir visiting the area on the final day of the campaign.

The party gained 13 seats, enough to take full control of Medway for the first time since 1998. The Conservatives fell by 11 seats and lost overall control. : Tories lose 1,000 seats as Starmer eyes Labour general election win

How many safe seats are there in the UK?

United Kingdom

Party Safe seats
Conservatives 172
Labour 165
Lib Dems 29

How did Scotland vote in the last general election?

Television debates – Like the rest of the United Kingdom, Scottish broadcasters hosted television debates. On 20 November, BBC Scotland ‘s flagship political programme, Debate Night, moderated by Stephen Jardine, hosted a Young Voter’s Special with representatives from the main parties where they debated in front of an audience of voters aged under 30.

Date Organisers Venue Moderators P Present S Standing-in NI Not invited A Absent I Invited
Con Lab SNP LD Green Brexit
20 November BBC Scotland ( Debate Night ) Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow Stephen Jardine S Gallacher S Sweeney S Linden S Cole-Hamilton P Slater NI
26 November Sky News City Observatory, Edinburgh Adam Boulton S Greene P Leonard S Blackford P Rennie A Harvie NI
2 December BBC ( Victoria Derbyshire Election Debate) North Berwick, East Lothian Victoria Derbyshire S Hoy S Whitfield S MacAskill S O’Riordan NI NI
3 December STV STV Pacific Quay, Glasgow Colin Mackay P Carlaw P Leonard P Sturgeon P Rennie NI NI
10 December BBC Scotland BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow Sarah Smith P Carlaw P Leonard P Sturgeon P Rennie NI NI

The Scottish National Party have been represented in UK-wide television debates in addition due to being the third largest party in the House of Commons,

How many votes per seat in the UK?

How many votes cast per seat won? The disproportionality between votes and seats can also be calculated in terms of votes-per-seat-won. In 2019 the Conservatives got one seat for every 38,264 votes, while Labour got one seat for every 50,837 votes.

Asked By: Luke Harris Date: created: Jul 17 2023

How many seats are in the House of Commons

Answered By: Rodrigo Jackson Date: created: Jul 18 2023

Members and electoral districts – The House of Commons has 338 members, each of whom represents a single electoral district (also called a riding ). The constitution specifies a basic minimum of 295 electoral districts, but additional seats are allocated according to various clauses.

  • Seats are distributed among the provinces in proportion to population, as determined by each decennial census, subject to the following exceptions made by the constitution.
  • Firstly, the “senatorial clause” guarantees that each province will have at least as many MPs as senators,
  • Secondly, the “grandfather clause” guarantees each province has at least as many Members of Parliament now as it had in 1985.

(This was amended in 2021 to be the number of members in the 43rd Canadian Parliament,) As a result of these clauses, smaller provinces and territories that have experienced a relative decline in population have become over-represented in the House.

Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta are under-represented in proportion to their populations, while Quebec’s representation is close to the national average. The other six provinces (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) are over-represented.

Boundary commissions, appointed by the federal government for each province, have the task of drawing the boundaries of the electoral districts in each province. Territorial representation is independent of the population; each territory is entitled to only one seat.

  1. The electoral quotient was defined by legislation as 111,166 for the redistribution of seats after the 2011 census and is adjusted following each decennial census by multiplying it by the average of the percentage of population change of each province since the previous decennial census.
  2. The population of the province is then divided by the electoral quotient to equal the base provincial-seat allocation.

The “special clauses” are then applied to increase the number of seats for certain provinces, bringing the total number of seats (with the three seats for the territories) to 338. The most recent redistribution of seats occurred subsequent to the 2011 census,

The Fair Representation Act was passed and given royal assent on December 16, 2011, and effectively allocated fifteen additional seats to Ontario, six new seats each to Alberta and British Columbia, and three more to Quebec. A new redistribution began in October 2021 subsequent to the 2021 census, it is expected to go into effect at the earliest for any federal election called after April 2024.

After initial controversy that Quebec would lose a seat in the redistribution under the existing representation formula established by the Fair Representation Act, the Preserving Provincial Representation in the House of Commons Act was passed and given royal assent on June 23, 2022, and effectively allocated three additional seats to Alberta and one new seat each to Ontario and British Columbia.

Province Population (2021 census) Total seats allocated 2012 redistribution Electoral quotient (average population per electoral district)
Ontario 14,223,942 121 117,553
Quebec 8,501,833 78 108,998
British Columbia 5,000,879 42 119,069
Alberta 4,262,635 34 125,372
Manitoba 1,342,153 14 95,868
Saskatchewan 1,132,505 14 80,893
Nova Scotia 969,383 11 88,126
New Brunswick 775,610 10 77,561
Newfoundland and Labrador 510,550 7 72,936
Prince Edward Island 142,907 4 35,726
Total for provinces 36,873,821 335 110,071
Northwest Territories 41,070 1 41,070
Yukon 40,232 1 40,232
Nunavut 36,858 1 36,858
Total for territories 118,160 3 37,868
National total 36,991,981 338 109,444