2006 Wandsworth London Borough Council election
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All 60 seats to Wandsworth London Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Labour
Seats won 51 9
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 41,617 19,734
Percentage 51.0% 24.2%
Swing Increase 2.4% Decrease 7.1%

Wandsworth London UK local election 2006 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2006 Wandsworth council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2006 Wandsworth Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Wandsworth London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

The Conservatives were always expected to hold control[2] and the low rates of council tax in Wandsworth were used as an example by the Conservatives in neighbouring councils such as Hammersmith and Fulham.[3] During the campaign one Labour candidate, Nick Bowes, had said that the party was being well beaten and described the campaign as being "miserable, exhausting and lonely".[4]

Election result

Wandsworth Local Election Result 2006[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 51 2 1 +1 85.0 51.0 41,617 Increase 2.4
  Labour 9 1 2 -1 15.0 24.2 19,734 Decrease 7.1
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 13.1 10,722 Increase 6.2
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 10.7 8,747 Decrease 0.7
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 719 Decrease 0.7
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 136 New

Ward results

Balham (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Forbes 2,284 55.8
Conservative Caroline Usher 2,171
Conservative Russell King 2,090
Labour Jennifer Hill 695 17.0
Labour Martin Tupper 668
Green Siobhan Vitelli 637 15.6
Labour Kiran O'Keeffe 616
Liberal Democrats Matthew Green 474 11.6
Liberal Democrats Joan Gibbs 465
Turnout 32.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bedford (3)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Antonia Dunn 1,960 44.4
Conservative Stewart Finn 1,929
Conservative Sheldon Wilkie 1,836
Labour Peter Carpenter 1,093 24.7
Labour James Heath 1,093
Labour Wendy Speck 1,062
Green John Rattray 750 17.0
Liberal Democrats Henrietta Norman 521 11.8
Liberal Democrats Richard Williams 464
Independent Simon Phillips 95 2.1
Turnout 34.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Earlsfield (3)[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Graham 2,306 61.7
Conservative Marc Hope 2,206
Conservative Charles McNaught-Davis 2,006
Labour Nicola Brown 853 22.8
Labour Benjamin Evetts 799
Labour James Sachon 589
Green Graham Humphreys 577 15.4
Turnout 30.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
East Putney (3)[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie McDonnell 2,450 60.4
Conservative Jeremy Larsson 2,387
Conservative Brian Prichard 2,241
Green Felicity Dwyer 582 14.3
Labour Eileen Flanagan 536 13.2
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Underwood 489 12.1
Labour Victoria Anifowoshe 482
Labour Eayad El-Miqdadi 467
Liberal Democrats Gerard Walter 352
Liberal Democrats Cyril Richert 322
Turnout 32.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Fairfield (3)[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vanessa Graham 2,085 55.5
Conservative Piers McCausland 1,941
Conservative James Thom 1,891
Labour Beverley Saunders 668 17.8
Labour Brendan McMullan 664
Green Martin Williams 590 15.7
Labour Brian Tomlinson 575
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Lowe 413 11.0
Liberal Democrats Patrick Warren 404
Turnout 30.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Furzedown (3)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Claire Clay 2,033 41.1
Labour John Farebrother 2,012 40.7
Labour Judith Gasser 2,010
Labour Mark Thomas 1,869
Conservative Sean Worth 1,856
Conservative William Morgan 1,837
Green Michael Day 584 11.8
Liberal Democrats Ashley Jones 316 6.4
Liberal Democrats Alan Giles 298
Liberal Democrats Michael Rodgers 274
Turnout 44.0
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Graveney (3)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Gibbons 1,547 34.2
Labour Rex Osborn 1,464
Labour Belinda Randall 1,422
Liberal Democrats Stephanie Dearden 1,244 27.5
Liberal Democrats Norsheen Bhatti 1,213
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Ambache 1,111
Conservative Melanie Kelly 1,006 22.3
Conservative John Locker 952
Conservative Jhansi Ridgeon 848
Green Timothy Turner 489 10.8
Independent Vallipuram Kulendran 231 5.1
Turnout 38.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Latchmere (3)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Belton 1,778 44.5
Labour Leonie Cooper 1,772
Labour Maurice Johnson 1,687
Conservative Philippa Hill 1,671 41.8
Conservative Matthew Desborough-Hurst 1,668
Conservative Terence Walsh 1,482
Green Marian Hoffman 545 13.6
Turnout 38.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Nightingale (3)[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah McDermott 2,102 49.4
Conservative Ian Hart 2,021
Conservative Ravindra Govindia 2,019
Green Bruce Mackenzie 802 18.8
Labour Kathleen Anderson 773 18.2
Labour Rhian Williams 616
Labour Alexander Lisinge 614
Liberal Democrats Simon Shields 579 13.6
Liberal Democrats Anthony Fennelly 536
Turnout 32.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Northcote (3)[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Beddows 2,339 56.3
Conservative Peter Dawson 2,293
Conservative Martin Johnson 2,221
Green Guy Evans 686 16.5
Labour Karen Byrne 649 15.6
Labour Shalu Kanal 555
Labour Paul Nolan 482
Liberal Democrats Christine Green 477 11.5
Liberal Democrats Charles Cronin 456
Turnout 32.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Queenstown (3)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derdre Church 1,793 44.2
Conservative Michael Todd 1,769
Conservative David Walden 1,666
Labour Bindu Joshi 1,362 33.5
Labour Olugbeminiyi Ijaola 1,346
Labour Daniel Lodge 1,336
Green Caroline Austin 586 14.4
Independent Brian Barnes 320 7.9
Turnout 34.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Roehampton (3)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Scott Caisley 1,872 49.8
Conservative Penelope Bradford 1,811
Conservative Adrian Knowles 1,737
Labour Donald Roy 1,275 33.9
Labour Amanda Webster 1,196
Labour John Russell 1,186
Liberal Democrats Valerie Shelmerdine 322 8.6
Green Michael Turner 290 7.7
Liberal Democrats Hugh Brown 245
Liberal Democrats Godfrey Shocket 232
Turnout 32.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Shaftesbury (3)[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Cousins 2,036 54.3
Conservative John Ellis 2,024
Conservative John Senior 1,883
Labour Essie Linton 811 21.6
Labour Geoffrey Boyd 742
Labour Aaron Quinn 672
Green Vincent Pollard 517 13.8
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Porter 388 10.3
Liberal Democrats Alef Rosenbaum 327
Turnout 30.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Southfields (3)[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Nickels 2,285 52.3
Conservative Lucy E. Allan 2,232
Conservative Paul Reeve 2,207
Liberal Democrats Anna Ahmed 867 19.9
Liberal Democrats Adam Towner 761
Liberal Democrats Anthony Burrett 690
Labour Josephine Simpson 680 15.6
Labour Trevor Smith 654
Labour Raskai Amole 617
Green Dorothy Horsler 460 10.5
Independent Edward Larkin 73 1.7
Turnout 35.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St Mary's Park (3)[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Davies 2,048 56.5
Conservative Tessa Strickland 2,003
Conservative John Hallmark 2,000
Labour Edward Ainsworth 705 19.4
Labour Sally Gear 697
Labour Peter Taylor 696
Green Hugo Charlton 517 14.3
Liberal Democrats David McCullough 355 9.8
Liberal Democrats David Owen-Jones 353
Turnout 30.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Thamesfield (3)[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Lister 2,470 60.0
Conservative Rosemary Torrington 2,446
Conservative James Maddan 2,423
Labour Emily Robinson 595 14.5
Labour Christopher Locke 581
Green Monica Vickery 553 13.4
Labour Ewen Mitchell 546
Liberal Democrats Christopher Jefferey 498 12.1
Liberal Democrats Moira Sanders 447
Liberal Democrats Martha Zantides 391
Turnout 34.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Tooting (3)[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan John-Richards 1,707 38.9
Conservative Alexander Jacob 1,682
Labour Nicholas Bowes 1,643 37.4
Labour Elisabeth Davies 1,616
Conservative Matthew Maxwell Scott 1,596
Labour Stuart King 1,560
Green Sarah Henderson 507 11.5
Liberal Democrats Michael Clifton 399 9.1
Liberal Democrats Jaya Patel 393
Liberal Democrats Christian Moon 368
Communist Philip Brand 136 3.1
Turnout 37.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Wandsworth Common (3)[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Katharine Tracey 2,657 59.9
Conservative Maurice Heaster 2,628
Conservative Henry Pugh 2,623
Green Albert Vickery 629 14.2
Labour Michael Dolan 625 14.1
Labour Anna Turley 553
Liberal Democrats David Patterson 524 11.8
Labour Mark Panto 496
Turnout 37.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
West Hill (3)[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Howlett 2,149 58.3
Conservative Nicholas Cuff 1,992
Conservative Malcolm Grimston 1,964
Labour Carol Anderton 677 18.4
Labour John Slater 568
Labour Alexander Guite 561
Liberal Democrats Catherine Devons 438 11.9
Green Tomasz Sokolowski 421 11.4
Liberal Democrats Laurence Spicer 319
Liberal Democrats Christopher Ward 285
Turnout 30.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
West Putney (3)[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ruth Stokes 2,364 66.3
Conservative Jane Cooper 2,361
Conservative Andrew Penfold 2,317
Labour Maureen Booker 757 21.2
Labour Pauline Brueseke 650
Labour John Slinger 587
Liberal Democrats Susan Shocket 443 12.4
Liberal Democrats John Ryan 422
Liberal Democrats Robert Williams 373
Turnout 34.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections". The Times. 5 May 2006. p. 9.
  2. ^ "Tories bask in biggest wins since Falklands factor boost ; London analysis". Evening Standard. 5 May 2006. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Inner-city yuppies give Labour good reason to fear the future". The Times. 6 May 2006. p. 8.
  4. ^ Murphy, Joe (21 April 2006). "Labour candidate tells of 'cold sweat'". Evening Standard. p. 19.
  5. ^ "Local Election Results 2006 - Wandsworth". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Balham". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
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  10. ^ "Fairfield". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Furzedown". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
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  13. ^ "Latchmere". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Nightingale". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Northcote". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  16. ^ "Queenstown". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  17. ^ "Roehampton". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  18. ^ "Shaftesbury". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  19. ^ "Southfields". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  20. ^ "St Mary's Park". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  21. ^ "Thamesfield". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  22. ^ "Tooting". Wandsworth Council. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
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