2006 Plymouth City Council election[1][2][3]
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19 of the 57 seats to Plymouth City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 35 19 2
Seats before 32 19 4
Seats won 7 12 1
Seats after 28 25 3
Seat change Decrease4 Increase6 Decrease1
Popular vote 16,988 24,088 11,864
Percentage 27.9% 39.6% 19.5%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2006 Plymouth City Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2006 Plymouth City Council election was held on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election on the day, with an additional seat in Southway Ward remaining vacant until a by-election on 22 June. After the election, Labour were reduced to 28 out of the 56 filled seats, thus temporarily losing control of the council to No Overall Control.[4] However, Labour won the Southway by-election on 22 June, thus restoring their overall control of the council.[5]

Overall results

2006 Plymouth City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 6 0 Increase6 63.2 39.6% 24,088
  Labour 7 0 5 Decrease5 36.8 27.9% 16,988
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 19.5% 11,864
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 6.3% 3,835
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.0% 2,422
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.5% 1,495
  Respect 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2% 112
Total 19 60,804

Ward results

Budshead

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Grant Monahan 1,260 37.8%
Labour Bill Coleman 1,052 31.5%
Liberal Democrats Janet Crocker 541 16.2%
UKIP Carole Bragg 483 14.5%
Majority 208 6.2%
Turnout 3,336 35.7%
Conservative gain from Labour

Compton

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ted Fry 1,830 51.3%
Liberal Democrats Steven Smith 840 23.6%
Labour Thomas Taylor 549 15.4%
Green Nicola Bannon 345 9.7%
Majority 990 27.8%
Turnout 3,564 38.5%
Conservative hold

Devonport

Location of Devonport ward
Location of Devonport ward
Devonport 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour William Stevens 968 34.5%
Conservative Jim Bell 802 28.6%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Radmore 396 14.1%
Independent William Goffin 363 12.9%
Green Wendy Miller 163 5.8%
Respect Andrew Symons 112 4.0%
Majority 166 5.9%
Turnout 2,804 29.3%
Labour hold

Drake

Location of Drake ward
Location of Drake ward
Drake 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Steven Ricketts 488 30.4%
Liberal Democrats Christina MacCullie 361 22.5%
Labour Mark Coker 323 20.1%
Independent David Santillo 317 19.8%
Green Colin Bannon 116 7.2%
Majority 127 7.9%
Turnout 1,605 26.5%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Efford and Lipson

Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Efford and Lipson 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Andrew Kerswell 1,149 37.9%
Conservative Mary Orchard 885 29.2%
Liberal Democrats Lilli Miller 715 23.6%
Green Tean Mitchell 284 9.4%
Majority 264 8.7%
Turnout 3,033 31.8%
Labour hold

Eggbuckland

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ian Bowyer 1,624 39.8%
Liberal Democrats Lee Finn 1,037 25.4%
Labour Debbie Roche 921 22.6%
UKIP Malcolm Hipwell 355 8.7%
Green Colin Trier 139 3.4%
Majority 587 14.4%
Turnout 4,076 41.1%
Conservative gain from Labour

Ham

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ian Gordon 1,233 39.5%
Conservative Lynda Bowyer 753 24.2%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Goldthorp 498 16.0%
UKIP Julia Langmaid 479 15.4%
Green Melanie Roach 155 5.0%
Majority 480 15.4%
Turnout 3,118 32.4%
Labour hold

Honicknowle

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Pauline Purnell 1,191 38.7%
Conservative Eileen Willey 666 21.7%
UKIP Michael Parr 626 20.4%
Liberal Democrats Gillian Hirst 593 19.3%
Majority 525 17.1%
Turnout 3,076 31.0%
Labour hold

Moor View

Location of Moor View ward
Location of Moor View ward
Moor View 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Michael Foster 1,320 40.3%
Labour Michael Fox 1,214 37.1%
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Shepherdson 740 22.6%
Majority 106 3.2%
Turnout 3,274 35.3%
Conservative gain from Labour

Peverell

Location of Peverell ward
Location of Peverell ward
Peverell 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Martin Leaves 2,219 54.4%
Liberal Democrats Deborah Earl 861 21.1%
Labour Anthony Portman 617 15.1%
Green Don Allen 381 9.3%
Majority 1,358 33.3%
Turnout 4,078 41.1%
Labour hold

Plympton Chaddlewood

Location of Plympton Chaddlewood ward
Location of Plympton Chaddlewood ward
Plympton Chaddlewood 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Glenn Jordan 964 55.5%
Liberal Democrats Robert McVicar 457 26.3%
Labour Ross Burns 315 18.1%
Majority 507 29.2%
Turnout 1,736 28.9%
Conservative hold

Plympton St Mary

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David James 1,862 48.0%
Liberal Democrats Paul Rowe 928 23.9%
UKIP James Sanderson 548 14.1%
Labour John Sewell 538 13.9%
Majority 934 24.1%
Turnout 3,876 40.3%
Conservative hold

Plymstock Dunstone

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Vivien Pengelly 2,434 62.7%
Labour Simon Barrett 543 14.0%
Liberal Democrats Steven Turner 539 13.9%
UKIP Hugh Williams 366 9.4%
Majority 1,891 48.7%
Turnout 3,882 39.9%
Conservative hold

Plymstock Radford

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Wendy Foster 1,801 48.0%
Independent Roger Dodd 656 17.5%
Liberal Democrats Justin Robbins 453 12.1%
Labour John Davey 442 11.8%
UKIP Alan Skuse 401 10.7%
Majority 1,145 30.5%
Turnout 3,753 39.8%
Conservative hold

St Budeax

Location of St Budeaux ward
Location of St Budeaux ward
St Budeaux 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sallyanne Letcher 1,178 40.0%
Conservative Brian Roberts 681 23.1%
UKIP Thomas Williams 577 19.6%
Liberal Democrats Raymond McSweeney 506 17.2%
Majority 497 16.9%
Turnout 2,942 31.7%
Labour hold

St Peter and the Waterfront

Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
St Peter and the Waterfront 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Susan McDonald 1,058 37.7%
Conservative Sally Stephens 928 33.0%
Liberal Democrats Hugh Janes 460 16.4%
Green Clare O'Neill 205 7.3%
Independent Jo Jo 159 5.7%
Majority 130 4.6%
Turnout 2,810 30.8%
Labour hold

Southway

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Thomas Browne 1,400 40.2%
Labour James Kirk 1,371 39.4%
Liberal Democrats Terrance O'Connor 712 20.4%
Majority 29 0.8%
Turnout 3,483 37.4%
Conservative gain from Labour

Stoke

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jill Dolan 1,358 39.0%
Labour Mark Lowry 1,232 35.4%
Liberal Democrats Emma Swann 552 15.9%
Green Hannah Ross 338 9.7%
Majority 126 3.6%
Turnout 3,480 36.4%
Conservative gain from Labour

Sutton and Mount Gould

Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Sutton and Mount Gould 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mary Aspinall 1,094 38.0%
Conservative Edmund Shillabeer 813 28.2%
Liberal Democrats Peter York 675 23.5%
Green Louise Parker 296 10.3%
Majority 281 9.8%
Turnout 2,878 30.4%
Labour hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2006" (PDF). parliament.uk.
  2. ^ "Local Election Results 2006". Andrew Teale.
  3. ^ "Local elections: Plymouth". BBC News.
  4. ^ "Labour loses control in Plymouth". BBC News. 5 May 2006.
  5. ^ "Labour regains control of Plymouth city council". The Guardian. 23 June 2006.