Map of the results of the 2006 Huntingdonshire District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2006.
Map of the results of the 2006 Huntingdonshire District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2006.

The 2006 Huntingdonshire District Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire, England. One third 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 Liberal Democrat gain in Huntingdon East by David Priestman was the first time the party had won a seat in the town of Huntingdon on the council.[3]

Huntingdonshire local election result 2006[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 2 2 0 76.5 55.5 15,962 +2.3%
  Liberal Democrats 3 2 2 0 17.6 32.6 9,382 -0.7%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.9 3.4 978 +0.2%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 8.5 2,450 -0.4%

Ward results

Alconbury and The Stukeleys[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Baker 820 68.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Ann Monk 315 26.3 +8.4
Labour David Brown 65 5.4 -0.2
Majority 505 42.1 -4.0
Turnout 1,200 48.5 -2.7
Conservative hold Swing
Buckden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Bailey 745 56.8 +11.7
Liberal Democrats Mark Rainer 516 39.3 -12.3
Labour Deidre Lee 51 3.9 +0.6
Majority 229 17.5
Turnout 1,312 51.8 -6.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Earith[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Rogers 1,082 68.6
Liberal Democrats Leona Graham-Elen 389 24.7
Labour Susan Coomey 107 6.8
Majority 693 43.9
Turnout 1,578 34.4 -4.6
Conservative hold Swing
Elton and Folksworth[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Guyatt 640 72.8 +6.1
Liberal Democrats John Davidson 169 19.2 +1.0
Labour Margaret Cochrane 70 8.0 -7.0
Majority 471 53.6 +5.1
Turnout 879 42.0 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing
Godmanchester[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Hyams 984 50.5
Liberal Democrats Graham Wilson 834 42.8
Labour William Hennessy 129 6.6
Majority 150 7.7
Turnout 1,947 43.1 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing
Gransden and The Offords[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard West 1,048 72.2
Liberal Democrats Julia Hayward 310 21.4
Labour David Nicholls 93 6.4
Majority 738 50.8
Turnout 1,451 41.6 -7.6
Conservative hold Swing
Huntingdon East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Priestman 1,326 50.1
Conservative Susan Mulcahy 1,073 40.6
Labour David King 247 9.3
Majority 253 9.5
Turnout 2,646 39.8 -0.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Huntingdon West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Sadler 872 63.4
Liberal Democrats Michael Burrell 365 26.5
Labour Ann Beevor 139 10.1
Majority 507 36.9
Turnout 1,376 32.1 -6.8
Conservative hold Swing
Ramsey[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Raymond Powell 1,042 50.4
Conservative David Wallwork 1,026 49.6
Majority 16 0.8
Turnout 2,068 32.9 -4.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Sawtry[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Garner 978 51.5
Conservative Iris Weatherley 664 34.9
Liberal Democrats John Souter 186 9.8
Labour Marie Baker 72 3.8
Majority 314 16.6
Turnout 1,900 37.9 -5.1
Independent hold Swing
St Ives East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deborah Reynolds 722 58.2
Liberal Democrats Robin Waters 374 30.2
Labour Angela Richards 144 11.6
Majority 348 28.0
Turnout 1,240 24.9 -10.0
Conservative hold Swing
St Ives South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Douglas Dew 934 55.5
Liberal Democrats David Hodge 606 36.0
Labour Richard Allen 142 8.4
Majority 328 19.5
Turnout 1,682 35.4 -4.5
Conservative hold Swing
St Neots Eynesbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Gilbert 1,012 48.9
Liberal Democrats Ian Taylor 840 40.6
Labour William O'Connor 217 10.5
Majority 172 8.3
Turnout 2,069 28.6 -1.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
St Neots Priory Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Eaton 870 53.9
Conservative Paul Ursell 619 38.4
Labour Patricia Nicholls 124 7.7
Majority 251 15.5
Turnout 1,613 35.6 -1.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
The Hemingfords[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Stephens 1,356 65.8
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Sefton 597 29.0
Labour John Watson 109 5.3
Majority 759 36.8
Turnout 2,062 45.3 -10.1
Conservative hold Swing
Warboys and Bury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bucknell 1,012 58.0
Liberal Democrats Terry Palmer 643 36.8
Labour Mary Howell 90 5.2
Majority 369 21.2
Turnout 1,745 38.0 -9.3
Conservative hold Swing
Yaxley and Farcet[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Madhabi Banerjee 1,353 67.5
Labour Graeme Watkins 651 32.5
Majority 702 35.0
Turnout 2,004 27.3 -5.2
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2006 and 2007

Earith

Earith by-election 12 October 2006[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 703 67.4 -1.2
Liberal Democrats 295 28.3 +3.6
Labour 45 4.3 -2.5
Majority 408 39.1 -4.8
Turnout 1,043 22.6 -11.8
Conservative hold Swing

St Neots Eaton Ford

St Neots Eaton Ford by-election 23 November 2006[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 658 53.3 +0.9
Liberal Democrats 577 46.7 +6.5
Majority 81 6.6
Turnout 1,235 23.4 -18.4
Conservative hold Swing

Warboys and Bury

Warboys and Bury by-election 15 February 2007[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,122 64.7 +27.9
Conservative 495 28.5 -29.5
UKIP 97 5.6 +5.6
Labour 20 1.2 -4.0
Majority 627 36.2
Turnout 1,734 37.0 -1.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections: Huntingdonshire". BBC News Online. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Councillors". Huntingdonshire District Council. Archived from the original on 27 August 2004. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Election history is made". Peterborough Evening Telegraph. NewsBank. 5 May 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "District Council Election" (PDF). Huntingdonshire District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Local Authority Byelection Results". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Mixed fortunes for Tories and Lib Dems". Press Association. The Guardian. 13 October 2006. Retrieved 5 July 2014.