2006 Fareham Borough Council election
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16 of 31 seats to Fareham Borough Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 22 9
Seats won 6 10
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 19,735 14,074
Percentage 51.8% 37.0%
Swing Decrease3.6% Increase4.2%

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Council control before election

Conservatives

Council control after election

Conservatives

The 2006 Fareham Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Fareham Borough Council in Hampshire, England. Half of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives keep control of the council, after the party defended all the seats they had been holding.[3] The Liberal Democrats held the 6 seats they had been defending, while Labour failed to win any seats with their vote share dropping to 8%.[3] This meant the Conservatives had 22 seats, compared to 9 for the Liberal Democrats.[4] The first British National Party candidate standing in Fareham[5] finished with more votes than either of the Labour candidates in Portchester East and said the party would contest more seats at the next election.[3] Overall turnout in the election was 40.86%,[6] similar to the turnout in 2004.[3]

Fareham Local Election Result 2006[6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 0 0 0 62.5 51.8 19,735 -3.6%
  Liberal Democrats 6 0 0 0 37.5 37.0 14,074 +4.2%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 8.1 3,096 -3.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 633 +1.1%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 389 +1.0%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 148 +0.4%

Ward results

Fareham East

Fareham East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Donald Murray 1,173 50.4 +1.6
Conservative Raymond Ellis 998 42.9 +0.9
Labour Edgar Webb 158 6.8 -2.4
Majority 175 7.5 +0.7
Turnout 2,329 42.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Fareham North

Fareham North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pamela Bryant 1,544 66.6 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Doreen Baker 371 16.0 -6.1
Green David Harrison 226 9.8 +1.2
Labour Alan Mayes 176 7.6 -3.4
Majority 1,173 50.6 +14.4
Turnout 2,317 42.0
Conservative hold Swing

Fareham North West

Fareham North West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Davies 1,233 64.0 +17.4
Conservative Timothy Geoghegan 545 28.3 -12.4
Labour Angela Carr 149 7.7 -5.1
Majority 688 35.7 +29.8
Turnout 1,927 36.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Fareham South

Fareham South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dennis Steadman 886 51.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Rowena Leonard 512 29.5 +5.4
Labour James Carr 338 19.5 -6.6
Majority 374 21.5 -2.1
Turnout 1,736 33.8
Conservative hold Swing

Fareham West

Fareham West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Keeble 1,763 71.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrats David Savage 495 20.0 -2.5
Labour Cameron Crouchman 215 8.7 -1.8
Majority 1,268 51.3 +6.8
Turnout 2,473 45.9
Conservative hold Swing

Hill Head

Hill Head[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Mandry 1,712 62.9 -5.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Cannon 675 24.8 +0.9
Green Joseph D'Souza 181 6.6 +6.6
Labour Janet Gay 155 5.7 -2.4
Majority 1,037 38.1 -6.0
Turnout 2,723 45.9
Conservative hold Swing

Locks Heath

Locks Heath[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Godrich 1,371 65.3 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Sharon Englefield 545 25.9 -0.7
Labour Nicholas Knight 185 8.8 -1.7
Majority 826 39.3 +3.0
Turnout 2,101 38.3
Conservative hold Swing

Park Gate

Park Gate[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Bayford 1,343 71.6 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Martin Haysom 343 18.3 -1.3
Labour Brenda Caines 189 10.1 -2.4
Majority 1,000 53.3 +5.0
Turnout 1,875 34.4
Conservative hold Swing

Portchester East

Portchester East (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Price 2,394
Liberal Democrats Diana East 2,105
Conservative Bernard Munden 939
Conservative Charles Livingstone 820
BNP Roger Knight 389
Labour Stuart Rose 345
Labour Richard Ryan 320
Turnout 7,312 44.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Portchester West

Portchester West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernest Crouch 1,196 47.1 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Keith Barton 1,011 39.8 -1.1
Labour Leslie Ricketts 185 7.3 -1.6
UKIP Peter White 148 5.8 +5.8
Majority 185 7.3 -2.0
Turnout 2,540 44.6
Conservative hold Swing

Sarisbury

Sarisbury[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Woodward 1,483 80.3 +8.4
Liberal Democrats Christine Savage 195 10.6 -8.3
Green Nicola Graham 93 5.0 +5.0
Labour Clive Coldwell 76 4.1 -5.0
Majority 1,288 69.7 +13.7
Turnout 1,847 38.3
Conservative hold Swing

Stubbington

Stubbington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Forrest 1,240 48.7 +2.1
Conservative Christopher Thomas 1,174 46.1 -0.9
Labour Ian Christie 130 5.1 -1.3
Majority 66 2.6
Turnout 2,544 45.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Titchfield

Titchfield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Constance Hockley 1,508 70.1 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Chaloner 393 18.3 -4.7
Labour Michael Prior 249 11.6 -0.5
Majority 1,115 51.9 +10.0
Turnout 2,150 38.9
Conservative hold Swing

Titchfield Common

Titchfield Common[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Englefield 1,134 54.0 +14.0
Conservative Stephen Mcsevich 856 40.8 -10.3
Labour Andrew Mooney 109 5.2 -3.7
Majority 278 13.2
Turnout 2,099 40.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Warsash

Warsash[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Cartwright 1,597 76.0 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Alice Herron 255 12.1 -6.7
Green Lois Tarbet 133 6.3 +6.3
Labour June Stevenson 117 5.6 -4.5
Majority 1,342 63.8 +11.4
Turnout 2,102 40.2
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections: Fareham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  2. ^ Wilson, Graeme (5 May 2006). "Conservatives Cameron's crusade puts Tories back on victory trail". The Daily Telegraph. p. 4.
  3. ^ a b c d "Fareham Borough Council Results 2006". The News. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Status quo maintained as leaders take delight". Southern Daily Echo. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Who's your candidate in local elections?". The Portsmouth Evening News. 5 April 2006.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Election of borough councillors : 4 May 2006" (PDF). Fareham Borough Council. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Local elections". The Times. 5 May 2006. p. 9.
Preceded by
2004 Fareham Council election
Fareham local elections Succeeded by
2008 Fareham Council election