Map of the results of the 2006 Amber Valley council election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue. Wards in grey were not contested in 2006.
Map of the results of the 2006 Amber Valley council election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue. Wards in grey were not contested in 2006.

Elections to Amber Valley Borough Council were held on 4 May 2006. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party held overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 34%.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Amber Valley Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 0 3 -3 53.3 39.4 9,361 -3.6%
  Conservative 7 3 0 +3 46.7 43.2 10,259 0.0%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 11.6 2,758 +1.8%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 4.7 1,116 +2.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 252 +1.1%

Ward results

Alfreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Walker 1,044 55.8 +8.5
Conservative David Wilson 564 30.1 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Paul Gibbons 264 14.1 -9.5
Majority 480 25.7 +7.5
Turnout 1,872 30 -11
Labour hold Swing
Belper East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Tomlinson 699 50.9 +1.8
Labour Randall Sanders 395 28.8 -7.7
Liberal Democrats Hassan Dervish 278 20.3 +5.9
Majority 304 22.1 +9.5
Turnout 1,372 31
Conservative hold Swing
Belper South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Anderson 529 43.3 -13.0
Labour Peter Shepherd 398 32.5 -11.2
Green Colin Grimley 163 13.3 +13.3
Liberal Democrats Timothy Clark 133 10.9 +10.9
Majority 131 10.8 -1.8
Turnout 1,223 32
Conservative hold Swing
Codnor & Waingroves
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Fisher 676 52.7 -5.9
Conservative Roy Wildsmith 424 33.0 -8.4
Liberal Democrats Colin Murfin 183 14.3 +14.3
Majority 252 19.7 +2.5
Turnout 1,283 33 -12
Labour hold Swing
Duffield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Short 982 64.9 +7.6
Liberal Democrats Colin Thompson 238 15.7 -5.6
Labour Diana Hancock 203 13.4 -8.0
Green Karen How 89 5.9 +5.9
Majority 744 49.2 +13.3
Turnout 1,512 43 -6
Conservative hold Swing
Heanor & Loscoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Moon 731 43.4 -10.5
BNP Paul Snell 524 31.1 +31.1
Conservative Jean Parry 327 19.4 -26.7
Liberal Democrats Sally Mcintosh 103 6.1 +6.1
Majority 207 12.3 +4.5
Turnout 1,685 41 -1
Labour hold Swing
Heanor East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glynne Cato 567 44.4 -20.5
Conservative Linda Edwards-Milsom 468 36.6 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Gavin Sarkas-Bosman 242 19.0 +19.0
Majority 99 7.8 -22.0
Turnout 1,277 29 -12
Labour hold Swing
Heanor West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Jones 607 32.0 -2.7
BNP Brian Edwards 592 31.2 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Judith Woolley 427 22.5 +6.2
Conservative Jade Wiltshire 273 14.4 -8.5
Majority 15 0.8 -7.7
Turnout 1,899 42 -3
Labour hold Swing
Ironville & Riddings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Smith 700 45.0 +0.8
Conservative Patricia Bomar 660 42.5 -13.3
Liberal Democrats Gordon Monaghan 194 12.5 +12.5
Majority 40 2.5
Turnout 1,554 34 -8
Labour hold Swing
Kilburn, Denby & Holbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Gemmell 1,396 63.3 +16.0
Labour John Grace 811 36.7 +3.2
Majority 585 26.6 +12.8
Turnout 2,207 36 -11
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Langley Mill & Aldercar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephanie Ward 472 48.7 -5.8
Conservative Terence Thorpe 343 35.4 +16.9
Liberal Democrats Keith Falconbridge 154 15.9 +6.9
Majority 129 13.3 -22.7
Turnout 969 25 -15
Labour hold Swing
Ripley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Bowley 1,042 48.3 -0.8
Labour Charles Cutting 794 36.8 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Catharine Smith 322 14.9 -4.1
Majority 248 11.5 -5.7
Turnout 2,158 32 -9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Shipley Park, Horsley & Horsley Woodhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kevin Parkinson 1,115 58.5 0.0
Labour Eric Lancashire 790 41.5 0.0
Majority 325 17.0 0.0
Turnout 1,905 42 -8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Somercotes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Lyttle 784 63.3 +8.1
Conservative Sally West 454 36.7 +9.5
Majority 330 26.6 -1.4
Turnout 1,238 28 -10
Labour hold Swing
Swanwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Allen King 983 61.7 +5.8
Labour Michael Missett 389 24.4 -7.0
Liberal Democrats Paulette Robinson 220 13.8 +13.8
Majority 594 37.3 +12.8
Turnout 1,592 37
Conservative hold Swing

BBC report of 2006 Amber Valley election result