Map of the results of the 2006 Hastings council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map of the results of the 2006 Hastings council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Elections to Hastings Borough Council were held on 4 May 2006. Half of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party gained overall control of the council from no overall control. Overall turnout was 37.6%. After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Hastings Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 4 0 +4 52.9 39.2 8,967 +2.2%
  Labour 6 0 4 -4 35.3 33.6 7,673 +0.6%
  Liberal Democrats 2 1 1 0 11.8 22.4 5,128 -1.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 606 -1.6%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 485 +2.1%

Ward results

Ashdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wilson 869 61.0 +5.0
Labour Ronald Rushbrook 346 24.3 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Wilfrid Pickard 209 14.7 -8.1
Majority 523 36.7 +3.5
Turnout 1,424 34.5 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Baird
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terrence Fawthrop 583 46.6 +0.8
Labour Bob Hart 477 38.1 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Oliver Maloney 192 15.3 -4.0
Majority 106 8.5 -2.4
Turnout 1,252 37.1 +3.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Braybrooke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Godfrey Daniel 747 52.3 +2.8
Conservative Dennis Williams 440 30.8 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Christine Booth 240 16.8 +4.6
Majority 307 21.5 +0.9
Turnout 1,427 40.5 -0.1
Labour hold Swing
Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Edward Armstrong 545 38.8 -1.8
Labour Melanie Rycroft 450 32.1 +1.7
Conservative Theresa Lock 236 16.8 +1.1
Green Mary Robertson 173 12.3 -0.9
Majority 95 6.7 -3.5
Turnout 1,404 36.2 +3.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Central St Leonards
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeremy Birch 543 44.5 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Evelyn Modlinger 339 27.8 -8.0
Conservative Paul Egmond 337 27.6 +3.2
Majority 204 16.7 +12.8
Turnout 1,219 33.1 +5.8
Labour hold Swing
Conquest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gladys Martin 913 60.8 +7.9
Liberal Democrats Alan Roscoe 302 20.1 -4.2
Labour Emily Westley 287 19.1 +1.2
Majority 611 40.7 +12.1
Turnout 1,502 40.2 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Gensing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dan Poulter 750 47.2 +22.8
Labour Andrew Cartwright 417 26.2 -5.8
Liberal Democrats Nathan Lauder 315 19.8 -13.2
Green David Carey-Stuart 108 6.8 -3.9
Majority 333 21.0
Turnout 1,590 42.2 +12.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Hollington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Silverson 497 45.0 +0.7
Conservative Dorothy Lyons 220 19.9 -7.6
BNP David Lovett 199 18.0 +18.0
Liberal Democrats Patricia Kennelly 130 11.8 -5.9
Green Kevin Young 58 5.3 -5.1
Majority 277 25.1 +8.3
Turnout 1,104 29.4 +4.5
Labour hold Swing
Maze Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joy Waite 843 61.1 +13.0
Labour Georgiana De Lussy 269 19.5 +2.0
Liberal Democrats Antony Davis 268 19.4 +1.1
Majority 574 41.6 +11.8
Turnout 1,380 36.6 +0.3
Conservative hold Swing
Old Hastings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Susan Palmer 625 36.6 +0.3
Labour Arthur Kitson 564 33.0 +2.9
Conservative Paul Willard 519 30.4 +5.4
Majority 61 3.6 -2.6
Turnout 1,708 42.6 -0.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Ore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Tucker 482 38.7 -7.6
Labour Richard Street 383 30.8 -2.5
Liberal Democrats David Hancock 379 30.5 +10.1
Majority 99 7.9 -5.0
Turnout 1,244 36.3 +3.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Silverhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Springthorpe 553 43.2 +2.6
Labour Annette Barton 444 34.7 +2.6
Liberal Democrats William Third 283 22.1 +3.9
Majority 109 8.5 0.0
Turnout 1,280 39.3 +0.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Helens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Bing 909 52.2 +1.5
Labour David Waller 475 27.3 -7.6
Liberal Democrats Ann Terry 357 20.5 +6.1
Majority 434 24.9 +9.1
Turnout 1,741 44.2 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Tressell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jay Kramer 393
Labour Peter Chowney 340
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Ayres 308
Green Sally Phillips 267
Conservative Terence Keen 187
Conservative Matthew Lock 187
BNP Fay Hughes 155
BNP Nicholas Prince 131
Turnout 1,968 34.6 +9.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
West St. Leonards
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Finch 602 43.0 +4.8
Labour Michael Turner 478 34.2 +13.3
Liberal Democrats Brett McLean 319 22.8 +0.8
Majority 124 8.8 -7.4
Turnout 1,399 39.2 +8.0
Conservative hold Swing
Wishing Tree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Roberts 563 46.3 -9.2
Conservative Gladys Fawthrop 337 27.7 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Andrea Bain 317 26.0 +10.9
Majority 226 18.6 -7.5
Turnout 1,217 35.5 -0.1
Labour hold Swing

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