2006 local election results in Kirklees
2006 local election results in Kirklees

Elections to Kirklees Metropolitan 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.

Council results

Kirklees[1]
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 23 7 3 1 Increase2 30.4 25.2 31,103 Decrease3.0
  Conservative 23 8 1 2 Decrease1 34.8 23.6 29,200 Decrease3.5
  Liberal Democrats 23 4 1 5 Decrease4 17.4 19.8 24,445 Decrease7.8
  BNP 23 2 2 0 Increase2 8.7 18.5 22,914 Increase12.9
  Green 23 1 0 0 0 4.3 8.3 10,300 Decrease1.5
  Save Huddersfield NHS 3 1 1 0 Increase1 4.3 2.3 2,827 Increase2.3
  Independent 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.6 1,917 Increase0.6
  English Democrat 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 436 Increase0.4
  New Party 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 395 Increase0.3
  Monster Raving Loony 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 66 0.0

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

25 22 17 3 1 1
Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour Gr B I

After the election the composition of the council was:

21 21 19 3 3 1 1
Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour Gr B I S
Party Previous council New council
Liberal Democrats 25 21
Conservative 22 21
Labour 17 19
Green 3 3
BNP 1 3
Independent 1 1
Save Huddersfield NHS 0 1
Total 69 69

Ward results

Almondbury ward

Almondbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Linda Wilkinson 1,854 37.9 +0.9
Conservative Martin Leonard 1,137 23.3 +1.5
BNP Susan Auty 615 12.6 +7.0
Labour Naheed Arshad-Mather 542 11.1 -5.9
Green Brian Strudwick 377 7.7 -6.8
Independent Ian Brooke 362 7.4 +3.1
Majority 717 14.7 -
Turnout 4,887 38.6 -8.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The incumbent was Linda Wilkinson.

Ashbrow ward

Ashbrow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Calvert 1,959 43.2 -3.0
Conservative Andrea Stephenson 1,046 23.1 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Sandra Gordon-Overton 830 18.3 -11.5
BNP Christine Thompson 440 9.7 +9.7
Green Edward Adams 261 5.8 -1.9
Majority 913 20.1 -
Turnout 4,536 35.5 -9.7
Labour hold Swing

The incumbent was Jean Calvert.

Batley East ward

Batley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mahmood Akhtar 2,779 49.6 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Jon Bloom 1,103 19.7 -11.0
BNP Jillian Exley 869 15.5 +10.0
Conservative Mohamed Akram 621 11.1 -3.1
Green Heidi Smithson 232 4.1 +0.9
Majority 1,676 29.9 -
Turnout 5,604 47.9 -11.4
Labour hold Swing

The incumbent was Mahmood Akhtar.

Batley West ward

Batley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gwen Grailey 2,209 40.6 +5.9
BNP Jonathan Pygott 1,169 21.5 +12.3
Liberal Democrats David Lowe 1,125 20.7 -16.0
Conservative Sharon Light 735 13.5 -3.3
Green Timothy Sykes 209 3.8 +1.1
Majority 1,040 19.1 -
Turnout 5,447 44.7 -5.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The incumbent was Geoffrey Alvy who stood down at this election.

Birstall and Birkenshaw ward

Birstall and Birkenshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Smaje 1,878 37.8 -12.3
Labour Suzy Brain-England 1,136 22.9 -1.0
BNP John Christopher Wilkinson 1,101 22.2 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Jean Tasker 350 7.1 -6.4
Green Clive Richard Lord 264 5.3 +0.8
Independent Mark Palfreeman 234 4.7 +4.7
Majority 742 15.0 -
Turnout 4,963 40.9 -7.0
Conservative hold Swing

The incumbent was Liz Smaje.

Cleckheaton ward

Cleckheaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ann Raistrick 1,761 33.6 -10.3
BNP Mike Thompson 1,621 30.9 +18.9
Conservative Harvey Mawston 1,064 20.3 -2.0
Labour Mohammed Laher 541 10.3 -8.1
Green Ruth Walker 253 4.8 +1.6
Majority 140 2.7 -
Turnout 5,240 43.9 -6.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The incumbent was Ann Raistrick.

Colne Valley ward

Colne Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nicola Turner 1,824 31.7 -8.4
Conservative Dorothy Lindley 1,765 30.7 +5.2
BNP Christine Hanson 910 15.8 +9.3
Labour Helen Singleton 576 10.0 -3.8
Green Sandra Leyland 431 7.5 -3.2
Save Huddersfield NHS David Ellis 239 4.2 +4.2
Majority 59 1.0 -
Turnout 5,745 45.7 -4.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The incumbent was Dorothy Lindley.

Crosland Moor and Netherton ward

Crosland Moor and Netherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Save Huddersfield NHS Jackie Grunsell 2,176 35.0 +35.0
Liberal Democrats Shahida Awan 1,369 22.0 -19.0
Labour Jamil Akhtar 1,296 20.8 -14.0
Conservative Judith Roberts 576 9.3 -10.7
BNP Skye Turner 564 9.1 +9.1
Green Daniel Greenwood 236 3.8 -0.9
Majority 807 13.0 -
Turnout 6,217 49.4 -4.6
Save Huddersfield NHS gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The incumbent was Shahida Awan

Dalton ward

Dalton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Ellam 1,447 33.6 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Ritchie 1,272 29.6 -0.1
Conservative Roger Jessop 674 15.7 +0.2
BNP Andrew Watson 639 14.9 +9.2
Green Paul Cooney 271 6.3 -3.6
Majority 175 4.1 -
Turnout 4,303 35.0 -6.6
Labour hold Swing

The incumbent was Angela Ellam.

Denby Dale ward

Denby Dale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Dodds 2,012 38.4 +3.3
Labour Graham Turner 1,391 26.5 -8.9
Liberal Democrats Andrew Brown 558 10.6 -0.6
English Democrat Paul McEnhill 436 8.3 +8.3
BNP Nicola King 434 8.3 +2.9
Green Stephen Turnbull 414 7.9 -5.0
Majority 621 11.8 -
Turnout 5,245 43.2 -8.8
Conservative hold Swing

The incumbent was Jim Dodds.

Dewsbury East ward

Dewsbury East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Colin Auty 1,902 35.6 +23.9
Labour Eric Firth 1,612 30.2 +5.9
Liberal Democrats Nisar Choudhary 1,010 18.9 -15.8
Conservative Robert Haycroft 632 11.8 -2.9
Green Peter Cunnington 182 3.4 +0.6
Majority 290 5.4 -
Turnout 5,338 43.3 -3.4
BNP gain from Labour Swing

The incumbent was Eric Firth.

Dewsbury South ward

Dewsbury South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Masood Ahmed 2,322 39.6 +9.8
Conservative Jonathan Scott 1,568 26.7 -19.2
BNP Robert Ryan 1,457 24.8 +14.7
Liberal Democrats Bernard Disken 293 5.0 -6.6
Green Adrian Cruden 229 3.9 +1.2
Majority 754 12.8 -
Turnout 5,869 48.4 -9.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

The incumbent was Jonathan Scott.

Dewsbury West ward

Dewsbury West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mumtaz Hussain 1,966 35.1 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Kingley Hill 1,861 33.2 -15.8
BNP Frank Atack 1,216 21.7 +14.6
Conservative Keith Sibbald 262 4.7 -4.4
Independent Keith Oldroyd 173 3.1 +3.1
Green Joan Smithson 127 2.3 -0.2
Majority 105 1.9 -
Turnout 5,605 47.6 -5.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The incumbent was Keith Oldroyd.

Golcar ward

Golcar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Marchington 1,453 28.9 -10.7
BNP Robert Walker 1,104 22.0 +22.0
Labour Co-op Pat Colling 760 15.1 -7.6
Conservative Jackie Firth 732 14.6 -6.3
Green Lesley Hedges 558 11.1 -4.9
Save Huddersfield NHS Mary Granger 412 8.2 +8.2
Majority 349 7.0 -
Turnout 5,019 38.5 -3.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The incumbent was Andrew Marchington.

Greenhead ward

Greenhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohan Sokhal 3,343 57.0 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Jim O'Reilly 1,089 18.6 -7.1
Conservative Paul Murphy 608 10.4 -0.7
Green John Phillips 433 7.4 -2.3
BNP Stuart Exley 394 6.7 +6.7
Majority 2,254 38.4 -
Turnout 5,867 45.2 -8.3
Labour hold Swing

The incumbent was Mohan Sokhal.

Heckmondwike ward

Heckmondwike
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Steve Cass 2,035 36.6 +22.5
Labour Stephen Hall 1,309 23.5 -5.1
Liberal Democrats Abdul Qayoom 1,207 21.7 -9.0
Conservative Amelia Bolton 820 14.7 -8.0
Green Julian Flynn 194 3.5 -0.5
Majority 726 13.0 -
Turnout 5,565 46.2 -6.8
BNP gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The incumbent was Tabasum Aslam who stood down at this election.

Holme Valley North ward

Holme Valley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Royston Rogers 1,421 24.9 -1.3
Liberal Democrats David Woodhead 1,288 22.6 -9.9
Independent Peter Searby 1,148 20.1 -4.9
BNP Barry Fowler 858 15.1 +15.1
Labour Keir Tankard 547 9.6 -4.3
Green Leslie Bailey 370 6.5 -3.9
Monster Raving Loony Boney Maroney 66 1.2 -0.6
Majority 133 2.3 -
Turnout 5,698 45.5 -7.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

The incumbent was Mike Bower who stood down at this election.

Holme Valley South ward

Holme Valley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Patrick 2,596 46.4 -1.2
Labour Chris Chapple 979 17.5 -4.0
Liberal Democrats John Turner 811 14.5 -3.4
Green Simon Anscombe 662 11.8 -1.1
BNP Richard Brown 548 9.8 +9.8
Majority 1,617 28.9 -
Turnout 5,596 41.0 -10.0
Conservative hold Swing

The incumbent was Nigel Patrick.

Kirkburton ward

Kirkburton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Smith 1,981 37.8 -0.5
Green Derek Hardcastle 1,903 36.3 +3.5
Labour Mike Greetham 567 10.8 -5.2
BNP Russell Scott 457 8.7 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Gerald Edinburgh 333 6.4 -1.4
Majority 78 1.5 -
Turnout 5,241 42.0 -6.0
Conservative hold Swing

The incumbent was Christine Smith.

Lindley ward

Lindley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Brice 1,974 34.9 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Cahal Burke 1,873 33.1 -4.4
Labour Douglas Morgan 761 13.4 -4.5
BNP Richard Langford 658 11.6 +11.6
Green Richard Plunkett 398 7.0 -3.3
Majority 101 1.8 -
Turnout 5,664 42.0 -7.0
Conservative hold Swing

The incumbent was Tony Brice.

Liversedge and Gomersal ward

Liversedge and Gomersal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hall 1,791 35.3 -7.8
BNP Peter Horsfield 1,643 32.4 +22.5
Labour Ann Foxton 1,017 20.1 -10.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Leigh 393 7.8 -5.2
Green Gillian Redshaw 226 4.5 +1.6
Majority 148 2.9 -
Turnout 5,070 39.7 -8.3
Conservative hold Swing

The incumbent was David Hall.

Mirfield ward

Mirfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivien Lees 2,843 43.4 -9.2
BNP Nick Cass 1,789 27.3 +16.4
Labour Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton 904 13.8 -9.5
New Party David Pinder 395 6.0 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Brian Firth 368 5.6 -4.3
Green Richard Burton 253 3.9 +0.5
Majority 1,054 16.1 -
Turnout 6,552 45.7 -6.3
Conservative hold Swing

The incumbent was Beverley Warby who stood down at this election.

Newsome ward

Newsome
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Graham Simpson 1,817 41.9 -1.2
Labour Mohammad Iqbal 1,140 26.3 +5.4
BNP Simon Towers 491 11.3 +6.1
Conservative Neil Drake 464 10.7 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Kuldip Brar 420 9.7 -7.4
Majority 677 15.6 -
Turnout 4,332 36.4 -6.6
Green hold Swing

The incumbent was Sharon Fallows who stood down at this election.

References

  1. ^ "Election of Local Councillors 2006 - 04/05/2006". Election results. Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees. Retrieved 30 June 2016.