BMBC Elections

Penistone coat of armsThis page is only concerned with the BMBC Elections. The original page is being re-formatted, with election details being moved to separate pages. It was becoming far too long and difficult to navigate. A new page will come along which takes a look at local democracy, with links to this and other 'Election' pages.

Local and EU Elections, May 2014:
Election Day is Thursday 22nd May 2014. The Notice of BMBC Election (pdf) and Notice of EC Election (pdf) went live on the BMBC website Monday, 14th April. Only the EU notice was put on the PTC noticeboard but both notices were put on other council noticeboards in our area. The nomination period was from 14th April until 4pm, Thursday 24th April. Nomination Packs were available from BMBC Electoral Services' offices, 2nd Floor, Barnsley Town Hall, S70 2TA.

BMBC Local Elections - 2007 to 2014
Recent Years' Results
Winning majorities are in bold text.

Penistone West Ward Party 2007 2010 2011 2012 2014
Steve Marsh Conservative 1451   Withdrawn    
Andrew Robert Millner   ,,   ,,   2871      
Ann Rusby   ,,   ,,     1836    
Steve Webber   ,,   ,,       1337  
Richard Jenkins Independent 912        
Mick Drewry   ,,   ,,     558    
Peter John Starling Labour 562 2047 1298 1389  
Richard Beardshall Barnsley Ind Group   460      
Lynda Jacqueline Pickersgill Green 307        
Kelly Marie Barbara Thorpe British National Party 303        
Paul James   ,,   ,,   512 195    
Robert Teal Liberal Democrats       190  
Winning Party:   Con Con Con Lab  
Turnout     66.2 % 43.5% 31.3%  
Rejected/spoiled Votes     52 38 Not published  
Totals:   3535 5890 3887 Calc'd 2916  

Penistone East Ward Party 2007 2010 2011 2012 2014
Paul Francis Hand-Davis Conservative 1885   2577    
Robert John Barnard   ,,   ,,   2976      
John Wilson   ,,   ,,       1405  
John Tidball Labour 913        
Jill Hayler   ,,   ,,   1845 1811 1298  
Trish Arundel Liberal Democrat 641 1410      
Paul James British National Party 410        
Daz Burrows   ,,   ,,   350      
Samantha Marie Beardshall Barnsley Ind Group   167      
Glynis Heathcote UK Ind Pty (UKIP)       629  
Winning Party:   Con Con Con Con  
Turnout     72.5 % 48.2% 36.0%  
Rejected Votes     12 48 Not published  
Totals:   3849 6748 4388 Calc'd 3332  

BMBC Party Totals, 2011 & 2012:

2011 BMBC Totals   Gains Losses
Labour 43 5  
Barnsley Ind Group 13   5
Conservative 6 No Change  
Non-aligned Independent 1 No Change  
Turnout 36.3%    

2012 BMBC Totals   Gains Losses
Labour 52 (82.5%) 9  
Barnsley Ind Group 5   7
Conservative 5 (7.9%)   1
Non-aligned Independent 1   1
Turnout 28.9%    

BMBC Allowances
Basic Allowance for 2013/2014 is £10,426. Travel allowance for up to eight miles from Barnsley Town Hall adds £240 (total £10,666). Travel allowance above eight miles from Barnsley Town Hall (to such as Thurlstone) is £600 (total £11,026). Download the Document (pdf)

2012 Notes:
It was a very close win in 2012 for Peter J Starling (47.6%) for Penistone West, with only 52 more votes than Steve Webber (45.9%). The turnout for 2012 was given as 28.9%, revised down from an earlier published figure of 29.12%. The 'Non-Aligned Independent' number for 2012 appears to be anomalous but these are the published figures.
News item: 'Barnsley Independent Group Halved' - Yorkshire Post article


Links
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