2006 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third of seats (21 of 63) to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Barnsley Ind. Conservative
Seats won 12 7 3
Seat change Increase1 Steady Steady
Popular vote 20,986 15,144 7,207
Percentage 38.3% 27.7% 13.2%
Swing Increase 1.9% Increase 27.7% Decrease 1.1%

Barnsley UK local election 2006 map.svg
Map of the 2006 Barnsley council election results. Labour in red, Barnsley Independents in teal and Conservatives in blue.

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

The 2006 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election, with an extra vacancy in Penistone East caused by a resignation,[1] and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[2][3]

Background

The Barnsley Independent Group, which had been formed by independents on the council, were contesting an election for the first time.[4] They put up candidates in 17 of the 21 wards which had seats up for election and 7 of their councillors were defending seats.[4]

Election result

The results saw Labour stay in control of the council, making a net gain of 1 to hold 34 seats.[5]

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Result 2006[6][7][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 2 1 +1 54.5 38.4 20,986 +2.0%
  Barnsley Ind. 7 1 1 0 31.8 27.7 15,144 +27.7%
  Conservative 3 0 0 0 13.6 13.2 7,207 -1.1%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 8.2 4,462 +1.3%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 -1 0.0 8.0 4,393 -5.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 4.1 2,251 -25.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 281 +0.5%

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[3][7][8][9]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 33 34
Barnsley Independent 22 22
Conservatives 5 5
Liberal Democrats 3 2
Total 63 63
Working majority  3   5 

Ward results

+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Central[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Bruff 910 40.2 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Donovan Hutton 527 23.3 -18.0
BNP Dennis Seilly 347 15.3 +1.0
Independent Peter Doyle 327 14.4 +14.4
Conservative Gillian Millner 155 6.8 -2.3
Majority 383 16.9 +10.8
Turnout 2,266 30.4 -4.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +11.5
Cudworth[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Hayward 1,413 57.4 +6.0
Barnsley Ind. Ian Sanders 900 36.6 +36.6
Conservative Jean Rowley 149 6.1 +0.3
Majority 513 20.8 -8.6
Turnout 2,462 31.4 -6.8
Labour hold Swing -15.3
Darfield[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Barnsley Ind. Trevor Smith 1,112 44.4 +44.4
Labour Caroline Saunders 711 28.4 -1.9
BNP Paul Tibble 332 13.3 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Susan Garner 182 7.3 -1.0
Conservative Marjorie Cale-Morgan 168 6.7 -0.2
Majority 401 16.0 -0.8
Turnout 2,505 32.9 -7.5
Barnsley Ind. hold Swing +23.1
Darton East[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Barnsley Ind. Harry Spence 1,249 45.8 +45.8
Labour Thomas Cullum 808 29.6 -6.3
Conservative Clive Watkinson 396 14.5 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Patrick Logan 274 10.0 -2.6
Majority 441 16.2 +3.1
Turnout 2,727 33.1 -5.5
Barnsley Ind. gain from Labour Swing +26.0
Darton West[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Howard 935 32.0 +1.3
Barnsley Ind. Susan Simmons 853 29.2 +29.2
BNP Ian Sutton 701 24.0 +14.0
Conservative Tony Short 431 14.8 -1.8
Majority 82 2.8 -0.3
Turnout 2,920 36.0 -4.8
Labour gain from Barnsley Ind. Swing -13.9
Dearne North[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Hancock 1,011 55.3 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Ian Garner 453 24.8 -14.6
Barnsley Ind. Raymond Murdoch 234 12.8 +12.8
Conservative Paul Buckley 129 7.1 -4.8
Majority 558 30.5 +21.1
Turnout 1,827 23.3 -9.1
Labour hold Swing +10.6
Dearne South[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour May Noble 1,158 41.5 -4.5
Liberal Democrats Sarah Brook-Gardiner 1,065 38.2 -8.3
BNP Robert Garrett 491 17.6 +17.6
Conservative Dorothy Shaw 75 2.7 -4.8
Majority 93 3.3 +2.8
Turnout 2,789 32.1 -5.7
Labour hold Swing +1.9
Dodworth[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Barnsley Ind. John Carr 1,378 48.1 +48.1
Labour Deborah Dunlop 1,018 35.6 +8.7
Conservative George Hill 466 16.3 +2.9
Majority 360 12.6 -20.3
Turnout 2,862 37.1 -7.6
Barnsley Ind. hold Swing +19.7
Hoyland Milton[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Barnsley Ind. Trevor Naylor 1,229 47.4 +47.4
Labour Robin Franklin 1,088 42.0 +8.0
Conservative Elizabeth Hill 276 10.6 +0.0
Majority 141 5.4 -16.2
Turnout 2,593 30.5 -9.1
Barnsley Ind. hold Swing +19.7
Kingstone[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Barnsley Ind. Donna Hollins 1,154 53.5 +53.5
Labour Alice Cave 721 33.4 -5.4
Independent Frank Watson 148 6.9 -45.3
Conservative Stuart Wilkinson 135 6.3 -2.7
Majority 433 20.1 +6.8
Turnout 2,158 28.4 -5.6
Barnsley Ind. hold Swing +29.4
Monk Bretton[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Richardson 906 40.3 +3.1
Barnsley Ind. Michael Dunlavey 557 24.8 +24.8
BNP Susan Harris 323 14.4 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Smith 277 12.3 +12.3
Conservative Geoffrey Turvey 185 8.2 -2.5
Majority 349 15.5 +11.0
Turnout 2,248 28.3 -7.3
Labour hold Swing -10.8
North East[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leah Higginbottom 1,680 69.9 +19.6
Conservative Lesley Watkinson 725 30.1 +21.3
Majority 955 39.7 +18.6
Turnout 2,405 27.2 -11.4
Labour hold Swing -0.8
Old Town[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Barnsley Ind. Peter Middleton 1,479 56.6 +56.6
Labour Martin Dyson 633 24.2 -1.0
BNP Lancer White 299 11.4 +3.9
Conservative Grace Morrell 203 7.8 +1.4
Majority 846 32.4 +14.6
Turnout 2,614 32.7 -8.0
Barnsley Ind. hold Swing +28.8
Penistone East (2)[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Barnard 1,539 32.6 -8.2
Conservative John Wilson 1,518
Labour Jill Hayler 929 19.7 -7.3
Labour William Jones 838
Liberal Democrats Teresa Arundel 808 17.1 -6.0
Independent John Smith 749 15.9 +15.9
Barnsley Ind. Lisa Murdoch 691 14.7 +14.7
Majority 610 12.9 -0.9
Turnout 7,072 41.4 -6.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -0.4
Penistone West[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Milner 1,012 31.0 -3.6
Barnsley Ind. Paul Hand-Davis 808 24.8 +24.8
Labour Joseph Unsworth 763 23.4 +0.6
BNP Kelly Thorpe 399 12.2 +3.5
Green Lynda Pickersgill 281 8.6 +8.6
Majority 204 6.3 +5.6
Turnout 3,263 39.1 -7.3
Conservative hold Swing -14.2
Rockingham[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Andrews 1,255 46.2 +7.6
Barnsley Ind. Alison Robinson 846 31.1 +31.1
Independent Robert Hannagan 320 11.8 -29.5
Conservative Michael Toon 297 10.9 +1.4
Majority 409 15.0 +12.3
Turnout 2,718 32.0 -9.9
Labour hold Swing -11.7
Royston[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim Cheetham 959 39.1 -4.6
Barnsley Ind. John Race 464 18.9 +18.9
Liberal Democrats Edward Gouthwaite 437 17.8 +17.8
BNP Paul Harris 393 16.0 +2.1
Conservative Andrew Barr 197 8.0 -6.8
Majority 495 20.2 +4.0
Turnout 2,450 30.3 -4.9
Labour hold Swing -11.7
St. Helen's[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Bostwick 905 50.0 +11.9
Independent Jack Brown 707 39.1 +2.8
Conservative Jack Orr 197 10.9 +5.5
Majority 198 10.9 +9.0
Turnout 1,809 23.7 -7.0
Labour hold Swing +4.5
Stairfoot[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Barnsley Ind. James Smith 1,014 41.8 +41.8
Labour Steven Redford 871 35.9 -5.1
BNP James Smith 386 15.9 +15.9
Conservative Anne Campbell 154 6.4 +0.5
Majority 143 5.9 +5.9
Turnout 2,425 31.1 -6.1
Barnsley Ind. hold Swing +23.4
Wombwell[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Wilde 1,347 53.2 +16.7
Barnsley Ind. Arthur O'Loughlin 610 24.1 +24.1
BNP David Bailey 396 15.6 +4.9
Conservative Garry Needham 179 7.1 -3.0
Majority 737 29.1 +15.3
Turnout 2,532 31.6 -5.2
Labour hold Swing -3.7
Worsbrough[6][3][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eunice Taylor 965 39.6 -2.0
Barnsley Ind. Jillian Aranyi 566 23.2 +23.2
BNP Malcolm Jennings 395 16.2 +16.2
Liberal Democrats Patricia Durie 370 15.2 -7.2
Conservative Elizabeth Elders 139 5.7 -9.1
Majority 399 16.4 -2.8
Turnout 2,435 33.1 -6.6
Labour hold Swing -12.6

By-elections between 2006 and 2007

Penistone West 13 July 2006 By-election[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Marsh 897 50.3 +19.3
Labour Joseph Unsworth 558 31.3 +7.9
Green Lynda Pickersgill 328 18.4 +9.8
Majority 339 19.0 +12.7
Turnout 1,783 21.4 -17.7
Conservative gain from Independent Swing +5.7
Worsborough 16 November 2006 By-election[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Betty Barlow 615 37.0 -2.6
Barnsley Ind. Jillian Aranyi 510 30.7 +7.5
BNP Malcolm Jennings 310 18.6 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Donald Wood 137 8.2 -7.0
Respect Kate Burland 91 5.5 +5.5
Majority 105 6.3 -10.1
Turnout 1,663 22.0 -11.1
Labour hold Swing -5.0

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