2006 Hart District Council election

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13 of 35 seats to Hart District Council
18 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 18 12
Seats won 6 3
Seats after 16 12
Popular vote 7,535 5,025
Percentage 41.0 27.3

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Community Campaign Hart Independent
Seats before 2 2
Seats won 3 2
Seats after 5 2
Popular vote 2,967 1,788
Percentage 16.1 9.7

Hart UK local election 2006 map.svg
Results by Ward

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2006 Hart Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Hart District Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

The results saw 2 seats change hands with the Community Campaign (Hart) (CCH) group winning them both.[3] One gain saw the Conservatives lose the seat of Church Crookham East, which Peter Hutcheson had held for the Conservatives for over 20 years, to the CCH.[3] The other gain saw the CCH win Crondall by 2 votes over the Conservatives, gaining the seat which had formerly been held by Independent Norman Lambert.[3] Lambert had resigned from the Conservative group in 2005 after admitting making false claims for council tax and housing benefit.[4] The changes meant that the Conservatives remained the largest party on the council with 16 seats but were vulnerable to a coalition among the other groups.[3] Overall turnout in the election was 39.35%.[5]

Following the election the Conservative administration of the council, which had run the council for the previous 8 years, was voted out.[6] They were replaced by a new Coalition Political Group, which was formed by the 12 Liberal Democrats, 5 Community Campaign (Hart) councillors and 1 of the 2 Independents, Denis Gotel.[6] The leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the council, David Neighbour, became leader of the new group and the new leader of the council.[6]

Hart Local Election Result 2006[5][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 0 1 -1 46.2 42.9 8,158 -2.6%
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 0 0 15.4 26.5 5,025 -4.8%
  Community Campaign Hart 3 2 0 +2 23.1 15.6 2,967 +0.6%
  Independent 2 0 1 -1 15.4 9.4 1,788 +4.0%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 418 +0.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 323 +1.7%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 318 +0.6%

Ward results

Church Crookham East

Church Crookham East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Campaign Hart Gillian Butler 887 54.8 -0.4
Conservative Christopher Butler 643 39.7 -5.1
Labour Sarah Snape 88 5.4 +5.4
Majority 244 15.1 +4.6
Turnout 1,618 43.4 -0.3
Community Campaign Hart gain from Conservative Swing

Church Crookham West

Church Crookham West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Campaign Hart Simon Ambler 1,001 69.2 +5.6
Conservative Michael Hall 396 27.4 -9.0
Labour Mitchell Wensley 50 3.5 +3.5
Majority 605 41.8 +14.7
Turnout 1,447 38.8 +2.8
Community Campaign Hart hold Swing

Crondall

Crondall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Campaign Hart John Bennison 590 50.1 +19.9
Conservative David Evans 588 49.9 -0.1
Majority 2 0.2
Turnout 1,178 40.3 -4.5
Community Campaign Hart gain from Conservative Swing

Fleet Central

Fleet Central[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Denis Gotel 726 47.6 -0.3
Conservative Virginia Heffernan 702 46.0 -6.1
Labour John Davies 97 6.4 +6.4
Majority 24 1.6
Turnout 1,525 37.7 -1.7
Independent hold Swing

Fleet North

Fleet North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Parker 850 55.8 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Maria Van Dolen 672 44.2 -4.4
Majority 178 11.7 +9.0
Turnout 1,522 34.2 +10.6
Conservative hold Swing

Fleet Pondtail

Fleet Pondtail[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sharyn Wheale 912 46.9 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Rodney Fisher 836 43.0 -25.5
Independent David Green 160 8.2 +8.2
Labour Sheila Stone 37 1.9 +1.9
Majority 76 3.9
Turnout 1,945 54.1 +6.6
Conservative hold Swing

Fleet West

Fleet West (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Appleton 782
Conservative Andrew Davies 623
Liberal Democrats Christopher Griffin 525
Community Campaign Hart Peter Keep 489
Green Maria Keith 232
Turnout 2,651 39.1 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Frogmore and Darby Green

Frogmore and Darby Green[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Harward 992 70.7 +8.6
Conservative Nigel Milton-Tomkins 326 23.2 -3.2
Labour Joyce Still 85 6.1 -5.4
Majority 666 47.5 +11.9
Turnout 1,403 35.0 +11.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hartley Wintney

Hartley Wintney[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Susan Band 902 54.4 +54.4
Liberal Democrats Nicola Dommett 438 26.4 +2.1
BNP Roger Robertson 318 19.2 +19.2
Majority 464 28.0
Turnout 1,658 44.2 +13.9
Independent hold Swing

Hook

Hook[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Glen 1,448 73.4 +16.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Robinson 526 26.6 -7.6
Majority 922 46.7 +24.4
Turnout 1,974 34.2 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing

Long Sutton

Long Sutton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Wallis 452 71.2
Liberal Democrats Roger Carter 92 14.5
Green Lars Mosesson 91 14.3
Majority 360 56.7
Turnout 635 36.5
Conservative hold Swing

Yateley North

Yateley North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Ive 944 65.5 +4.4
Conservative Edward Dawson 436 30.3 -3.6
Labour Mary Jenkins 61 4.2 -0.8
Majority 508 35.3 +8.1
Turnout 1,441 38.1 +5.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections: Hart". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 April 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 "Community charge as toppled Tories lose Hart". gethampshire. 9 May 2006. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Disgraced councillor loses key power post". gethampshire. 28 June 2005. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Election Results for 4 May 2006". Hart District Council. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "Coalition takes over at Hart council". gethampshire. 16 May 2006. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Local elections". The Times. 5 May 2006. p. 9.
Preceded by
2004 Hart Council election
Hart local elections Succeeded by
2007 Hart Council election