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

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