Elections for Cambridge City Council were held on Thursday 4 May 2006. As Cambridge City Council is elected by thirds, one seat in each of the city's 14 wards was up for election. The exception was Romsey, where two seats were up for election as a by-election for the other seat was held on the same day. Therefore, 15 of the 42 seats on the council were up for election. Overall turnout was 34.4%, down from 37.0% in 2004. The lowest turnout (28.4%) was in Abbey ward and the highest (40.8%) in Queen Edith's.

Results summary

2006 Cambridge City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 11 Increase 1 73.3 18 29 69.0 12,668 38.6 -2.7
  Labour 4 Steady 26.7 9 13 31.0 8,328 25.4 -0.5
  Conservative 0 Decrease 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 7,015 21.4 -0.8
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 4,124 12.6 +3.8
  Respect 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 562 1.7 N/A
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 138 0.4 -0.4

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Miriam Lynn 668 37.4 -3.0
Green Margaret White 464 26.0 +8.1
Conservative Simon Mitton 362 20.3 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Edward Sexton 292 16.3 -3.8
Majority 204 11.4
Turnout 1,786 28.5 +0.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.6

Arbury

Arbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Timothy Ward 1,022 40.3 +4.2
Labour Michael Todd-Jones 816 32.1 +4.0
Conservative Shapour Meftah 482 19.0 -2.6
Green Michael Smith 219 8.6 -5.6
Majority 206 8.2
Turnout 2,539 36.9 -6.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase0.1

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Simon Kightley 985 48.3 +2.3
Conservative Edward MacNaghten 476 23.3 +3.5
Green Stephen Lawrence 298 14.6 -3.2
Labour Lucy Sheerman 282 13.8 -2.6
Majority 509 25.0
Turnout 2,041 31.5 -1.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease0.6

Cherry Hinton

Cherry Hinton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Newbold 1,071 42.9 +1.8
Conservative Eric Barrett-Payton 864 34.6 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Natalie Mayer-Hutchings 367 14.7 -3.2
Green Neil Ford 193 7.7 -0.1
Majority 207 8.3
Turnout 2,495 39.7 -6.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase0.2

Coleridge

Coleridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lewis Herbert 909 41.8 +8.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Blackhurst 477 22.0 +0.8
Conservative Stephen Jones 463 21.3 -0.9
Green Hamish Downer 186 8.6 -6.1
UKIP Albert Watts 138 6.4 -1.7
Majority 432 19.8
Turnout 2,173 36.3 -0.8
Labour hold Swing Increase3.6

East Chesterton

East Chesterton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Marian Holness 884 40.6 +4.8
Labour Richard Layfield 583 26.8 +1.4
Conservative Kevin Francis 482 22.1 +6.7
Green Peter Pope 228 10.5 -4.0
Majority 301 13.8
Turnout 2,177 35.9 -1.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase1.7

King's Hedges

King's Hedges
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Neale Upstone 718 40.0 +14.0
Labour Gerri Bird 533 29.7 -2.6
Conservative Mark Taylor 350 19.5 -8.0
Green Gerhard Golbeck-Wood 193 10.8 -3.3
Majority 185 10.3
Turnout 1,794 29.6 +2.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase8.3

Market

Market
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Rosenstiel 772 42.7 +1.8
Conservative Timothy Haire 392 21.7 +3.5
Green Martin Lucas-Smith 359 19.9 +2.8
Labour Maureen Donnelly 285 15.8 +4.9
Majority 380 21.0
Turnout 1,808 28.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease0.9

Newnham

Newnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rod Cantrill 974 46.2 -0.8
Conservative James Strachan 475 22.6 +2.8
Labour Joseph Powell 336 16.0 +1.4
Green Anna Gomori-Woodcock 321 15.2 -3.3
Majority 499 23.7
Turnout 2,106 31.7 +0.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease1.0

Petersfield

Petersfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Blencowe 879 39.0 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Steven Cooper 848 37.7 +3.4
Green John Collins 282 12.5 -2.7
Conservative Rosemary Clarkson 243 10.8 -1.1
Majority 31 1.4
Turnout 2,252 35.8 -1.3
Labour hold Swing Increase0.5

Queen's Edith

Queen's Edith
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alan Baker 1,489 56.7 +3.6
Conservative Donald Douglas 735 28.0 +7.2
Labour Leonard Freeman 219 8.3 -0.5
Green Shayne Mitchell 181 6.9 -3.8
Majority 754 28.7
Turnout 2,624 40.8 -2.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease1.8

Romsey

Romsey (2 seats due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Sarah Ellis-Miller 1,065 44.6
Liberal Democrats Raj Shah 815 34.1
Labour Jonathan Goodacre 623 26.1
Labour Tariq Sadiq 491 20.6
Green Jesse Griffiths 358 15.0
Respect Thomas Woodcock 294 12.3
Respect Samuel Caldwell 268 11.2
Conservative Hugh Mennie 235 9.8
Green Neil Hewett 216 9.0
Conservative Angela Ozturk 216 9.0
Turnout 2,388 37.0
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Trumpington

Trumpington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sheila Stuart 960 45.5 -1.9
Conservative John Ionides 752 35.7 +4.6
Green Ceri Galloway 205 9.7 -4.1
Labour Pamela Stacey 191 9.1 +1.4
Majority 208 9.8
Turnout 2,108 39.5 -2.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease3.3

West Chesterton

West Chesterton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Max Boyce 1,000 42.5 -4.6
Conservative Steven Mastin 488 20.8 +3.5
Labour Simon Watkins 442 18.8 +0.6
Green Sarah Peake 421 17.9 +0.5
Majority 512 21.8
Turnout 2,351 36.7 -4.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease4.1

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