BMBC Ward Elections

Penistone

This page attempts to tabulate the voting trends in Penistone East and Penistone West wards of the Barnsley Borough (BMBC).
The term of office is four years, so only one third of councillors is submitted for re-election each time. Winning votes are shown in bold text.
A full list of BMBC Ward Election results can be found on the 'Wayback Machine' for the years of 1973 to 2012 (pdf).


Next BMBC Election
A Conservative Party flyer of October 2017 has put forward Mr Alexander Charles Stuart Wilkinson as Conservative candidate for Penistone West in the next BMBC ward elections. Mr Wilkinson lives in Huthwaite, Thurgoland, and has fought several BMBC elections for the Conservative Party. A search on BMBC Recent Elections has revealed these previous candidatures: Barnsley Old Town - 2008: Royston - 2011; Wombwell - 2012; Wombwell - 2014; Wombwell West - 2015, and Dodworth - 2016.


BMBC Wards, May 2016 Election
The three candidates for the 7th May 2016 Penistone East Ward Election:

Penistone East - BMBC Ward Election Results
Name Party 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016
Robert John Barnard Conservative     2976     1511
41.7%
   
Paul Francis Hand-Davis   ,,   ,, 1885     2577     3647
55.7%
 
John Major Wilson   ,,   ,,   2050     1405     1657
49.83%
Jill Hayler Labour   827 1845 1811 1298 1142
31.5%
  1254
37.71%
John Tidball   ,,   ,, 913              
Dave Webster   ,,   ,,             1952
29.8%
 
Glynis Heathcote UK Ind P'ty         629      
Chris Wood   ,,   ,,           971
26.8%
   
Trish Arundel Liberal Dems 641 654 1410          
Samantha Marie Beardshall B'sley Ind Gp     167          
Daz Burrows Brit Nat P'ty     350          
Paul James   ,,   ,, 410              
Kelly Marie Barbara Thorpe   ,,   ,,   355            
Kate Helen Raynor Green Party             949
14.5%
 
Dale Turner   ,,   ,,               414
12.45%
Winning Party:   Con Con. Con Con Con Con Con Con
Turnout   Not
pub'ed
Not
pub'ed
72.5% 48.2% 36.7% 37.8% 70.09% 35%
Est.
Rejected Votes   Not
pub'ed
Not
pub'ed
12 48 19 22 49 Not
published
Valid Votes   3849 3886 6748 4388 3332 3624 6548 3325

The four candidates for the 7th May 2016 Penistone West Ward Election:

Penistone West - BMBC Ward Election Results
Name Party 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2014 2014 By 2015 2016
Steve Marsh Conservative 1451     W'drew          
Andrew Robert Millner   ,,   ,,     2871     973 719
29.2%
2385
36.8%
 
Mike Ogle   ,,   ,,                 894
27.42%
Ann Rusby   ,,   ,,       1836          
Steve Webber   ,,   ,,   1439     1337        
Mick Drewry Independent       558          
Brenda Hinchliff   ,,   ,,   654              
Richard Jenkins   ,,   ,, 912                
Steve Webber   ,,   ,,           635 348
14.1%
600
9.3%
790
24.23%
David Griffin Labour             772
31.4%
  1285
39.42%
Jill Hayler   ,,   ,,               2023
31.2%
 
Peter John Starling   ,,   ,, 562 447 2047 1298 1389        
Joe Unsworth   ,,   ,,           1015      
David Arthur Wood UK Ind Pty           891 622
25.3%
1126
17.4%
 
Robert Teal Liberal Dems         190        
Richard Beardshall B'sley Ind Gp     460            
Lynda Jacqueline Pickersgill Green Pty 307 295              
Richard Thomas Trotman   ,,   ,,                 291
8.93%
Kelly Marie Barbara Thorpe Brit Nat P'ty 303                
Paul James   ,,   ,,   550 512 195          
Wayne Robert Chadburn A Voice for the Region               328
5%
 
Winning Party:   Con Con. Con Con Lab Lab Lab Con Lab
Turnout   Not
pub'ed
Not
pub'ed
66.2% 43.5% 31.6% 37.5% 25.7% 66.52% 33%
Est.
Rejected Votes   Not
pub'ed
Not
pub'ed
52 38 25 15 Not
published
37 Not
published
Valid Votes   3535 3385 5890 3887 2916 3514 2461 6462 3260

2016 Notes
The PCC election was held at the same time. A Penistone West Hustings was held Friday 29th April, Penistone Community Centre. Candidates outlined their Manifestos and answered audience questions. This was video-recorded and posted on Community Action Penistone (Facebook).

Cllr David Griffin's home address was not consistent. BMBC's Register of Interests 2014 (and updated June 2016) shown as Pogmoor/Gawber but Penistone West 'Notice of Poll' shown as Silkstone Common. This anomaly was not corrected.

Barnsley MBC votes May 2016 - Details from the Electoral Commission's Electoral Report page.
Total Electorate - 175,688
Total valid votes - 46,333 (out of 46,790 at the count)
Ballot Turnout (including rejected votes) - 26.63%
Total Vote Turnout (inc. postal and rejected) - 27.31% (Compare this with 70.0% Barnsley turnout for the EU Referendume).
No. of applications to register after the deadline - 4,145

See also the Electoral Commission Report (pdf) on the May 2016 'Local and PCC Elections', dated October 2016, linked from the Electoral Report page.

2015 Notes
Election Day was Thursday 7th May 2015. Source: BMBC Wards.
Further information added to the tables in 2016 from the Electoral Commission.
Electorate in 2015: Penistone East, 9,342; Penistone West, 9,715.

2014 Notes
Election Day was 22nd May 2014 with EU Elections on the same day.
The 2014 Notice of BMBC Election (pdf) and Notice of EC Election (pdf) went live on BMBC website 14th April 2014.
PTC noticeboard did not display the BMBC NOP until after the nomination period (14th - 24th April) had expired.
Further information added to the tables in 2016 from the Electoral Commission. Electorate Penistone East 9,287, Penistone West 9557.
NB. BMBC gives much higher electorates for 1st Sept. 2014, (Polling - pdf), Penistone East - 9.444; Penistone West - 9721.

2014 By-Election Notes
A By-election was held on Thursday 10th July 2014, following the sudden death of the well-respected Cllr Peter Starling (Labour Party), who passed away in May 2014.

2012 Notes
Further information added to the tables in 2016 from the Electoral Commission.
Electorate Penistone East 9,246, Penistone West 9317.

General Notes
There are minor differences between BMBC figures and Electoral Commission spreadsheets. The Commission's results are taken as definitive.


Local Election Parties:

Party Gains and Losses - 2011 to 2014
Party 2011 2012 2014
Labour 43 +5 52 (82.5%) +9 52 No Change
Barnsley Ind Group 13 -5 5 -7 2  
Conservative 6 No Change 5 (7.9%) -1 4 -1
Independent 1 No Change 1 -1 6 +1
Turnout 36.3%   28.9%   ??  

National Postal Voting Trends in Local Elections
Postal versus ‘In Person’ votes at English Local Elections (such as the BMBC Wards) 2008-2014*

UK Postal v. 'In Person' Votes
Year Postal In Person
2014 69.5 % 30.0 %
2013 67.1 % 25.0 %
2012 68.0 % 24.2 %
2011 72.8 % 36.7 %
2009 68.7 % 35.2 %
2008 71.5 % 28.7 %

Source: The Electoral Commission
*Elections in 2010 are excluded because of clashing with the 2010 general election. The local elections in 2011 were held on the same day as a Referendum on the parliamentary voting system. In 2009 and 2014 they coincided with European Parliament elections.

For BMBC election results 1973 to 2012, please download 'Barnsley 1973-2012' (pdf).


BMBC Allowances
Current up to the end of March 2016, the Basic Allowance for ordinary BMBC members is £10,665, although not all councillors take the full amount they are entitled to. Members may also receive an extra allowance for Special Responsibilities, such as Chairman of Area Council - £8,218, but are not allowed more than one extra allowance.

BMBC Members' may apply for their Annual Travel Allowance, for travel within the Barnsley Borough, calculated on the distance from Barnsley Town hall to the member's postcode. See the link below for details of other allowances and for official journeys outside the Borough:

Band A - Up to 2 Miles, No Allowance;
Band B - 2 to 4 Miles, £120
Band C - 4 to 8 Miles, £240
Band D - Above 8 Miles, £600.

BMBC Link:
Table of Allowances 2015 - 2016 (pdf).


Links
Some interesting BMBC references.


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