2021 Election Results - Hampshire County Council (focusing on Eastleigh)

Hamble - LD HOLD
Eastleigh South - LD HOLD
Botley and Hedge End North - LD HOLD
Eastleigh North - LD HOLD
Chandlers Ford - LD GAIN FROM CON
Hedge End and West End South - LD HOLD
Bishopstoke and Fair Oak - IND GAIN from LD
West End and Horton Heath - CON GAIN from LD

So, HCC make up in terms of Eastleigh (change in brackets)
LD = 6 (lost 1)
Independent = 1 (gained 1)
Conservatives = 1

Source: Results for Hampshire County Council wards in Eastleigh Borough - 6 May 2021

Eastleigh Borough Council election results

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Great writeup @DazzaRPD , here’s the specific results.

Ward Candidate Party Votes
Bishopstoke and Fair Oak PARKER-JONES, Louise Anne IND 1917
THORNTON, Mike LIB DEM 1657
BURCOMBE-FILER, Ben CON 1394
PHILLIPS, Jacob LAB 379
LOVELL, Robert David TU & SC 39
Botley and Hedge End North KYRLE, Rupert Gregory Miles LIB DEM 2242
HALL, Susan Elizabeth CON 1766
WILLIAMSON, Kevin LAB 459
Eastleigh North PARK, Tanya LIB DEM 1629
CROSHER, Lisa CON 1355
CONSTABLE, JOSH LAB & CO 920
EDWARDS, John Peter H IND 150
CULLEY, Alexander R UK 104
GREENWOOD, Chris UKIP 98
Eastleigh South IRISH, Wayne LIB DEM 2161
LEE, Sheelagh CON 1796
JORDAN, Sam LAB 980
MOORE, Andy H IND 201
WELLER, Jan UKIP 74
Hamble HOUSE, Keith LIB DEM 2915
PRESTON, Mike CON 1808
HOMER, Hayley LAB 665
Hedge End CRAIG, Tonia LIB DEM 2206
HALL, Jerry CON 2189
PHILLIPS, Steve LAB 359
West End & Horton Heath BROOMFIELD, Steve CON 2008
TENNENT, Bruce LIB DEM 1664
WILLOUGHBY, Steve LAB 419
MCGUINNESS, Hugh UKIP 88

Some surprising results here:

  • Opposition at county now more varied, which sounds better to me!
  • So close for Jerry in Hedge End by just 17 votes! I bet that was recounted!
  • Bishopstoke & Fair Oak, and West End & Horton Heath are leading the way on demonstrating escape from the Eastleigh Lib Dem stranglehold is possible!

All in all, I’d say positive results, but what can be done to improve people’s awareness that local elections are not the same as national.

People seem very confused by this when voting, and people are voting LD in opposition to CON or LAB, not realising LD are approaching 30 years in power! :exploding_head:. (Aware CON have the majority at county!).

Worth pointing out;

There were 5 recounts yesterday. More votes were found every single time. 100 extra votes were found in Hedge End South.

Chandlers Ford x 2
Hedge End South x 3

Covid is a problem, yes. But it’s difficult to trust a system where there are so many recounts.

There are alternatives to the current way in which the votes happen. I will write to EBC after this election requesting a review.

Let’s also point that Labour vote is up across the board. In a campaign where we opted not to canvass for safety reasons, we didn’t use tellers and we had to optimise our budget, that’s an excellent performance.

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Still puzzled why Martin was missed off the Bishopstoke and Fair Oak results. His votes are in the Democracy Club database though.

https://elections.openeastleigh.uk/

My phone blew up with the comments from the HCC count. The EBC count is underway as we speak. I sense its going to blow up again lol

Why is Martin missing from the official EBC post, did you ask them to fix it?

(And @jtonline )

Got hold of Mr House, he has acknowledged that there was indeed an error, and will ask the Elections/website team to update the results of the Bishy count

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Nicely done! I hearby nominate you for the Eastleigh Online position of EBC elections police!

Just because you and Mr House have disagreements! Haha

Eastleigh Labour vote up across all wards by average 80% in 2021.

Lib Dems lose a massive amount of votes from their majorities.

Tories spend thousands and get one seat.

Can’t wait to see what 2022 looks like! Lots of promises made by the elected parties! Let’s see if they deliver.

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