2006 Ipswich Borough Council election

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16 of the 48 seats
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Labour
Last election 18 23
Seats before 16 23
Seats won 7 6
Seats after 19 18
Seat change Increase3 Decrease5
Popular vote 12,817 10,278
Percentage 39.8% 31.9%
Swing Decrease0.6% Decrease0.2%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Independent
Last election 7 0
Seats before 7 2
Seats won 3 0
Seats after 9 2
Seat change Increase2 Steady
Popular vote 8,198 125
Percentage 25.5% 0.4%
Swing Decrease0.5% Steady0.0%

Ipswich UK local election 2006 map.svg
Map showing the 2006 local election results in Ipswich.

Council control before election

Labour Party (UK)

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

Elections for Ipswich Borough Council were held on 4 May 2006. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control with the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition continuing.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election results

Ipswich Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 3 0 +3 43.8 39.8 12,817 -0.6%
  Labour 6 0 5 -5 37.5 31.9 10,278 -0.2%
  Liberal Democrats 3 2 0 +2 18.8 25.5 8,198 -0.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 696 +2.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 125 0.0%
  Monster Raving Loony 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 88 +0.1%

Ward results

Alexandra

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Philip Green 734 37.4 -3.8
Labour Elizabeth Cooper 603 30.7 -3.3
Conservative Edward Phillips 413 21.0 -3.8
Green John Taylor 213 10.9 +10.9
Majority 131 6.7 -0.5
Turnout 1,963 33.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Bixley

Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Wright 1,438 62.8 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Gareth Jones 503 22.0 -6.6
Labour Barry Studd 347 15.2 +1.0
Majority 935 40.8 +15.6
Turnout 2,288 39.2
Conservative hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Powell 786 46.7 +8.1
Conservative Richard Pope 602 35.7 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Christine Chambers 296 17.6 -4.1
Majority 184 11.0
Turnout 1,684 29.3
Labour hold Swing

Castle Hill

Castle Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Davies 1,411 59.7 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Nigel Cheeseman 502 21.2 -0.8
Labour John Harris 451 19.1 -3.1
Majority 909 38.5 +4.9
Turnout 2,364 39.7
Conservative hold Swing

Gainsborough

Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Brown 842 47.3 +2.4
Conservative Kevern Mulley 569 31.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Robin Whitmore 283 15.9 -0.9
Monster Raving Loony Paul Billingham 88 4.9 +0.8
Majority 273 15.4 +1.5
Turnout 1,782 28.9
Labour hold Swing

Gipping

Gipping
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeannette MacArtney 724 45.1 +1.1
Conservative Maureen Springle 554 34.5 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Dafydd Taylor 329 20.5 -5.5
Majority 170 10.6 -2.4
Turnout 1,607 27.9
Labour hold Swing

Holywells

Holywells
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Debman 802 47.3 -2.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Chambers 520 30.6 +8.9
Labour Steve Buckingham 375 22.1 -6.8
Majority 282 16.7 -3.9
Turnout 1,697 34.5
Conservative hold Swing

Priory Heath

Priory Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Cook 704 39.9 -2.3
Conservative Michelle Bevan-Margetts 626 35.5 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Jill Atkins 308 17.5 -3.2
Independent Sally Wainman 125 7.1 +7.1
Majority 78 4.4 -0.7
Turnout 1,763 30.0
Labour hold Swing

Rushmere

Rushmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Denise Terry 982 40.6
Labour Alasdair Ross 805 33.3
Liberal Democrats Catherine French 630 26.1
Majority 177 7.3
Turnout 2,417 39.6
Conservative hold Swing

Sprites

Sprites
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Hall 926 46.7 +4.9
Labour Ian Grimwood 841 42.4 -0.8
Liberal Democrats John Whitear 215 10.8 -4.2
Majority 85 4.3
Turnout 1,982 36.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

St John's

St John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alexander Martin 946 39.2 +2.2
Conservative Gavin Maclure 826 34.2 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Howard Stanley 493 20.4 -3.4
Green Lois Hickey 150 6.2 +6.2
Majority 120 5.0
Turnout 2,415 39.9
Labour hold Swing

St Margaret's

St Margaret's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Inga Lockington 1,426 50.4 +2.5
Conservative Andrew Booth 929 32.8 -7.3
Labour William Knowles 280 9.9 -2.2
Green Amelia Drayson 197 7.0 +7.0
Majority 497 17.6 +9.8
Turnout 2,832 47.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stoke Park

Stoke Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nadia Cenci 847 47.6 -0.4
Labour Roger Fern 655 36.8 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Adrian Brown 277 15.6 -3.6
Majority 192 10.8 -4.5
Turnout 1,779 31.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Westgate

Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Blake 670 35.8 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Cann 650 34.7 +7.3
Conservative Clare Disney 418 22.3 -5.6
Green Colin Rodgers 136 7.3 +7.3
Majority 20 1.1 -7.8
Turnout 1,874 30.4
Labour hold Swing

Whitehouse

Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Williams 757 44.4 +9.4
Labour Albert Grant 544 31.9 -2.6
Conservative Christopher Stewart 405 23.7 -6.8
Majority 213 12.5 +12.0
Turnout 1,706 29.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Whitton

Whitton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steven Wells 1,069 52.2 +7.9
Labour George Clarke 705 34.4 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Sally Scott 275 13.4 -6.7
Majority 364 17.8 +9.1
Turnout 2,049 34.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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