24th Jun, 2021

FINAL RESULTS - Coventry City Council Election - Labour finish with 13, Conservatives on 6

Tristan Harris 7th May, 2021 Updated: 7th May, 2021

ALL the results of the 2021 Coventry City Council election are now in with Labour taking 13 seats and the Conservatives six.

Labour lost two seats to the Conservatives but still has 39 seats and a strong majority on the council with only a fraction of the seats up for grabs this year.

We followed all the action live and you can see how the results unfolded below.

Henley

The first result is in and it’s a Labour hold in Henley for Ed Ruane who took 56 per cent of the vote there. He had a majority of 1,083 over Conservative candidate Laura Frances Ridley. Those two were literally polls apart from the rest of the field who shared the other 594 votes between them.

Result

Ed Ruane – Labour – 2,237 – ELECTED

Laura Frances Ridley – Conservative – 1,154

Thomas Andrew Shakespeare – Liberal Democrat – 156

Lesley Clare Sim – Green Party – 219

Ian Christopher Wardle – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 57

Charlie Ann Wilson – Coventry Citizens Party – 162

 

Upper Stoke

Labour have also taken Upper Stoke with a similar result – Kamran Asif Caan polled 1,865 – 965 votes more than Conservative Gurdeep Singh Sohal in second. Again the rest of the votes were split between the other parties but the next one (the Green Party’s Laura Vestey) had 289 – a few hundred off the top two.

Result

Kamran Asif Caan – Labour – 1,865 – ELECTED

Terri Hersey – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 62

Gurdeep Singh Sohal – Conservative and Unionist – 900

Caroline Dorothy Solange Spence – Liberal Democrat – 179

Laura Katherine Vesty – Green Party – 289

Thomsas Watts – Coventry Citizens Party – 168

 

Whoberley

Three in a row for Labour as Jayne Innes sees off Conservative Jackie Gardiner with a 626 majority. The Green Party also finished third here – above the Lib Dems and the Coventry Citizens Party.

Result

Russell David Field – Liberal Democrat – 195

Teri Fogden – Coventry Citizens Party – 138

Jackie Gardiner – Conservative and Unionist – 1,310

Jayne Innes – Labour – 1,936 – ELECTED

Anne Patterson – Green Party – 500

Radford

Mal Mutton triumphs for Labour in Radford with a 1,011 majority over Conservative Neil Worwood. Once again the Green Party finishes third – ahead of the rest of the chasing pack – there seems to be a pattern developing here.

Result

Dave Anderson – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 124

Irena Bosworth – Coventry Citizens Party – 187

Mal Mutton – Labour – 1,846 – ELECTED

Jules Sprutton – Green Party – 299

Jonathan David Ward – Liberal Democrat – 121

Neil Worwood – Conservative and Unionist – 835

Holbrook

Rachel Lancaster (LAB) saw off a valiant challenge from the Green Party’s Stephen Gray hold onto the Holbrook seat. The margin was a bit closer than the others with Coun Lancaster polling 1,744 – just 325 votes more than Mr Gray.

Result

Alan Gavin – Coventry Citizens Party – 166

Stephen Robert George Gray – Green Party – 1,419

Rachel Elizabeth Lancaster – Labour – 1,744 – ELECTED

Zeeshan Qazi – Conservative and Unionist – 668

 

St Michael’s

Five in a row for Labour this afternoon and the biggest majority so far – Naeem Akhtar scooped 2,028 votes with the second-placed Conservative Daniel Partington on 385.

Result

Naeem Akhtar – Labour – 2,028 – ELECTED

Allan John Aspinall – Green Party – 166

Benoit David Jones – Liberal Democrat – 94

Dave Nellist – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 274

Daniel James Partington – Conservative and Unionist – 385

Karen Wilson – Coventry Citizens Party 100

Sherbourne

The slenderest of victories in the wards declared so far ends in the first gain for the Conservatives – Ryan Simpson beat Labour’s Amanda Eccles by just 99 votes. It puts the Tories on the board, although Labour still leading 5-1.

Result

Amanda Eccles – Labour -1,672

Sian Jones – Coventry Citizens Party -143

Aidan Spencer O’Toole – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 62

Nukey Proctor – Liberal Democrat – 189

Ryan Martin Thomas Simpson – Conservative and Unionist – 1,771 – ELECTED

George Brian – Green Party – 361

Foleshill

Shakila Nazir was next to take a seat for Labour – beating the Independent who finished second – Zia Ahmed Khan – by 2,019 votes to 1,536. The Conservatives finished third. followed by the Greens, the Coventry Citizens Party, The Trade Unionist and Social Coalition and last the Lib Dems.

Result

Jim Hensman – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 67

Zia Ahmed Khan – Independent – 1,536

Raja Reddy Meesala – Conservative and Unionist – 440

Shakila Nazir – Labour – 2,019 – ELECTED

Paul Newland – Liberal Democrat – 66

David Neil Priestly – Green Party – 172

Nicola Spalding – Coventry Citizens Party – 123

Woodlands

A resounding victory for sitting councillor Gary Ridley – and a Conservative hold. The victory over Labour’s Mark Farr an impressive 1,319 majority.

Result

Mark Leslie Farr – Labour – 1,454

Marcus Luke Paris Fogden – Coventry Citizens Party – 110

Andy Hilton – Liberal Democrat – 254

Gary Christopher Ridley – Conservative and Unionist – 2,773 – ELECTED

Sudhir Kumar Sard – Green Party – 152

Sarah Stephanie Smith – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 58

 

Bablake

A Conservative gain and the Tories’ third seat of the day as Steve Keough polls 1,645, seeing off the Labour candidate Balvinder Kaur by 339 votes. The Independent Glenn Williams also polled well with his 1,276 votes taking him into second.

Result

Balvinder Kaur – Labour – 1,304

Steve Keough – Conservative and Unionist – 1,645 – ELECTED

Tony Middleton – Coventry Citizens Party – 132

Mark James Perryman – Liberal Democrat – 74

Niall Webb – Green Party – 273

Glenn Michael Williams – Independent – 1,276

 

Westwood

This Conservative hold for Asha Masih ensures all three seats in the Westwood ward stay blue. A comfortable victory by 434 votes and the Green Party polling well again here in third.

Result

Jim Donnelley – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 85

Abdul Jobbar – Labour – 1,382

Jess Marshall – Green Party – 454

Asha Masih – Conservative and Unionist – 1,816 – ELECTED

Jamie Simpson – Liberal Democrat – 191

Danielle Stringfellow – Coventry Citizens Party 101

Iddrisu Suffan – Reform UK – 80

 

Longford

The Coventry City Council leader George Duggins held onto his seat with ease. A strong 57 per cent of the vote went his way with the Conservative second and Independent Jim Bench in third.

Jaspal Singh Bahara – Liberal Democrat – 151

Jim Bench – Independent – 343

Balbir Singh Dhami – Conservative and Unionist – 861

George Arthur Duggins – Labour – 2,229 – ELECTED

Joe McAvoy-Boss – Green Party – 188

Ian Arthur Rogers – Coventry Citizens Party – 139

 

Wyken (two seats)

It was a double Labour victory in Wyken as sitting councillor Angela Hopkins kept her seat and Robert Thay held the other one for the party. It was close for Mr Thay, polling just 89 votes more than Conservative Manjeet Rai in third place.

Result

Sunny Singh Braitch – Coventry Citizens Party – 194

Chrissie Lynn Brown – Green Party – 348

Gary Ronald Cooper – Coventry Citizens Party – 195

Angela Betty Hopkins – Labour – 1,594 – ELECTED

Farie Madzikanda – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 60

Manjeet Rai – Conservative and Unionist – 1,304

Myooran Srikantha – Conservative and Unionist – 1,144

Robert Richard Thay – Labour – 1,393 – ELECTED

Juliet Emily Sarah Thomas – Liberal Democrat – 260

Earlsdon

It’s a Labour gain in Earlsdon as Antony James Tucker polled 2,619 and the party are in double figures now for the number of seats they have won today. Conservative Zaid Rehman finished second on 2,133. The pair were streets ahead of the field with Stephen Richmond on 590, way back in third and the rest behind him.

Result

Cameron Ewart Baxter – Coventry Citizens Party – 252

John David Campbell Finlayson – Green Party – 364

Adam Joachim Harmsworth – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 52

Zaid Rehman – Conservative and Unionist – 2,133 – ELECTED

Stephen John Richmond – Liberal Democrat – 590

Antony James Tucker – Labour – 2,619

 

Lower Stoke

Labour’s Catherine Miks held onto her seat here in emphatic style with almost double the number of votes of the next nearest challenger – Tory Michael Arthur Ballinger. Another good result for the Greens who finished third with Esther Reeves.

Result

Michael Arthur Ballinger – Conservative and Unionist – 1,229

Andre Soares Rodrigues Esorcio – Liberal Democrat – 168

Catherine Miks – Labour – 2,327 – ELECTED

John Patrick O’Sullivan – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 100

Esther Mary Reeves – Green Party – 393

Lorna Kareen Williams – Coventry Citizens Party – 174

 

Cheylesmore

The Conservatives gained this seat in Cheylesmore with a 483-vote win for Catharina Mosterman. Rois Ali finished second for Labour and another third place for the Green Party.

Result

Rois Ali – Labour – 1,520

Anna Caroline Grainger – Liberal Democrat -211

Judy Griffiths – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 70

Nate Lewis – Coventry Citizens Party – 122

Catharina Barbara Mosterman – Conservative and Unionist – 2,003 – ELECTED

John Vedult – Green Party – 336

Wainbody

Conservative John Anthony Blundell held onto his seat in this contest by a massive gaping margin of 1,003. Next up was Labour’s John Tallentire and the Greens continuing to establish themselves as the third most favourable party in Coventry.

Result

John Anthony Blundell – Conservative and Unionist – 2,427 – ELECTED

Becky Finlayson – Green Party – 310

George Charles Alfie Ireland – Coventry Citizens Party – 93

James Frederick Morshead – Liberal Democrat – 213

John Philip Tallentire – Labour – 1,324

 

Binley and Willenhall

Coventry Citizens Party polled well in this ward – finishing third with 817 votes. But it was not enough to stop the two front-runners. That contest was separated by 263 votes in favour of Labour’s Elizabeth Thomas who holds onto the seat for her party. Conservative Amarjit Khangura finished second.

Paul Cowley – Coventry Citizens Party – 817

Danny Foulstone – Green Party – 213

Amarjit Singh Khangura – Conservative and Unionist – 1,167

Michael Morgan – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 37

Nigel Peter Plowman – Liberal Democrat – 158

Elizabeth Christine Thomas – Labour – 1,430 – ELECTED

 

Final Scores

LAB – 13, CON – 6, LIB DEM – 0, GREENS – 0, TRADE UN – 0. CCP – 0

 

 

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