Elmbridge Borough Council elections 2021

We are pleased to announce that Gill Coates (left), the Hinchley Wood and Weston Green Residents candidate in the Elmbridge Borough Council election on 6th May 2021, was duly elected with a comfortable majority.


The full result was:


 COATES Gill    Hinchley Wood / Weston Green Residents' Associations    1711    59.2%    Elected
 HERBERT Geoff    The Conservative Party Candidate    575    19.9%    Not elected
 AMBEKAR Liz    Liberal Democrats    502    17.4%    Not elected
 SAMUEL James William    Labour Party    101    3.5%    Not elected


The turnout was 45.1%.


Gill is a Weston Green resident who has been been a commuter, a mum, a dog
owner, a carer and a volunteer. She is a trustee of Citizens Advice and has personally delivered nearly 1500 Meals on Wheels to vulnerable people during the pandemic.


Gill will join our experienced team of Hinchley Wood & Weston Green
Residents’ Associations Councillors, alongside Nigel Haig-Brown (centre) and Janet Turner (right).





The 2016 Elmbridge Borough Council elections were held following a boundary review which saw Hinchley and Weston Green combined into a new ward with three councillors.  Thanks to the support of voters in the new ward, the three residents' candidates, Tannia Shipley, Nigel Haig-Brown and Janet Turner were elected with large majorities.


From 2018 onwards, Council elections returned to the normal pattern of 'election by thirds'. Nigel Haig-Brown was re-elected in that year, and Janet Turner in 2019.  The 2020 election was cancelled because of covid.


In the 2019 election, the Conservatives lost three seats, Residents gained 2 and Liberal Democrats 1.  The result was No Overall Control, with the Conservatives on 21, Residents on 17 and Liberal Democrats on 10, but  Residents successfully formed an administration with Liberal Democrat support.


It is expected that a Residents and Liberal Democrat administration will again be formed following the 2021 election.


You can download our 2021 election manifesto here, and please bookmark this site and return for more updates and information as our campaign progresses.


You can also keep up with local developments through the websites of our constituent Associations:


Hinchley Wood Residents Association


Thames Ditton and Weston Green Residents' Association

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact us at:






Meet Gill Coates and other Residents candidates at a virtual Zoom meeting at 8 p.m on Tuesday 20th April.


Go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89629874082 (Meeting ID: 896 2987 4082) or dial in on 0203 481 5240 or 0203 901 7895.


If you have questions or issues you would like discussed, please email the Thames Ditton and Weston Green Secretary, Florian Traub (secretary@residents-association.com) at least one day before the meeting.


Voter Registration

Please visit


for information about registering as a voter and applying for a postal or proxy vote.



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