The demands of campaigning meant I did not have time to prepare a pre-election post on trans* candidates prior to the election, but now that I am no longer delivering leaflets or knocking on doors, we can have a look at both who was standing and how people fared.
Prior to the elections, there were no full-time openly trans politicians in the UK at a District Council level or higher – May 2014 having been the first time in at least 14 years that this has been the case. We now have (at least) two elected trans politicians, back up to the pre-May-2010 peak.
As with last year, I have not produced a list of Town/Parish council election candidates, nor anyone not “full-time”. This predominantly because at that level, events are hard to track. Parish elections usually receive little media attention, are not well-publicised even on council web sites and are generally run on a non-partisan basis, even if candidates are actually party members.
|Parliamentary Candidates – Listed in order of selection, none successful|
Islington South and Finsbury
8% – 5th place
Bexleyheath and Crayford
2.2% – 5th place
Sutton and Cheam
11.1% – 3rd place
4.5% – 5th place
|District Council Elections – Successful Candidates|
Bolton Council – Westhoughton North and Chew Moor.
41.3%, majority 2.7% (Simultaneous by-election)
Cambridge City Council – Trumpington Ward
29.9%, majority 2.6%
|District Council Election Candidates – Unsuccessful Candidates|
Trafford Council – Davyhulme East Ward
2nd – 41.4%. (Majority of winner: 1.1%)
Cheshire West and Chester Council – Winnington and Castle Ward
7th – 4.21% (All-up elections: 2 places)
Wolverhampton City Council – Penn Ward
2nd – 37.6% (Majority of winner: 5.25%)