Map of the results of the 2007 Basingstoke and Deane council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.
Map of the results of the 2007 Basingstoke and Deane council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.

The 2007 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, 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:

Background

The Conservative party had run the council since the 2006 election and won an overall majority for the first time in 11 years after gaining a seat in a by-election in Buckskin from Labour in December 2006.[3] In March 2007 the Conservatives also held a seat in a by-election in Rooksdown.[3] This meant that the Conservative held 31 seats going into the election, compared to 15 Liberal Democrat, 11 Labour and 3 Independent councillors.[3]

5 councillors stood down at the election, 3 Conservatives and 2 Liberal Democrats, Jonathan Curry, Terence Faulkner, Paul Findlow, Alex Green and John Wall.[3] 20 seats were up for election, with the leader of the Conservatives on the council, Mark Ruffell, being unopposed in Upton Grey and the Candovers.[3] Candidates stood from the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour parties, as well as 2 independents.[3][4]

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives stay in control with 31 seats, with no changes taking place in the political balance on the council.[5] The Liberal Democrats remained on 15 seats, Labour on 11 and independents on 3 seats.[2]

Basingstoke and Deane Local Election Result 2007[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 0 0 0 60.0 54.4 18,593 +4.7%
  Labour 4 0 0 0 20.0 18.4 6,282 +2.8%
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 0 0 15.0 23.6 8,053 -6.9%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.0 3.7 1,250 +0.9%

Ward results

Basing[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Marks 1,864 65.1 +9.9
Liberal Democrats Anna Archibald 906 31.6 -8.0
Labour Amal Sarkar 93 3.2 -2.0
Majority 958 33.5 +18.0
Turnout 2,863 44 -5
Conservative hold Swing
Brookvale and Kings Furlong[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Doris Jones 823 56.9 +4.5
Conservative Ranil Jayawardena 430 29.7 +3.0
Labour Philip Courtenay 193 13.3 -1.4
Majority 393 27.2 +1.5
Turnout 1,446 36 +1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Buckskin[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Taylor 539 52.9 +21.0
Labour Gill Gleeson 387 38.0 -10.8
Liberal Democrats Obi Nwasike 93 9.1 +9.1
Majority 152 14.9
Turnout 1,019 31 +6
Conservative hold Swing
Calleva[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Gardiner 1,288 78.3 +15.8
Labour Terence Price 356 21.7 +5.5
Majority 932 56.7 +15.5
Turnout 1,644 38 +0
Conservative hold Swing
Chineham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Downes 1,258 63.2 +24.5
Independent Christopher Tomblin 393 19.7 -34.5
Labour Eileen Cavanagh 191 9.6 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Janice Spalding 149 7.5 +7.5
Majority 865 43.5
Turnout 1,991 34 +0
Conservative hold Swing
Grove[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Day 1,261 66.6 +5.0
Conservative Hayley Eachus 538 28.4 -5.5
Labour Hema Krishan 94 5.0 +0.5
Majority 723 38.2 +10.5
Turnout 1,893 43 -4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hatch Warren and Beggarwood[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Robinson 1,398 69.6 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Roger Barnard 363 18.1 -1.0
Labour Julie Worthington 248 12.3 +0.5
Majority 1,035 51.5 +1.5
Turnout 2,009 29 -2
Conservative hold Swing
Kempshott[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Heath 1,749 70.9 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Tom Mitchell 381 15.5 +0.3
Labour Colin Regan 336 13.6 +0.4
Majority 1,368 55.5 -0.9
Turnout 2,466 41 -1
Conservative hold Swing
Kingsclere[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cathy Osselton 1,277 78.4 -1.5
Labour James Gibb 186 11.4 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Roger Ward 165 10.1 +1.7
Majority 1,091 67.0 -1.2
Turnout 1,628 44 +1
Conservative hold Swing
Norden[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Harvey 1,057 54.4 -2.1
Conservative Onnalee Cubitt 615 31.7 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Richard Whitechurch 270 13.9 -0.5
Majority 442 22.8 -4.6
Turnout 1,942 33 +1
Labour hold Swing
Oakley and North Waltham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diane Taylor 1,801 74.6 +10.3
Liberal Democrats John Burbidge-King 442 18.3 -17.4
Labour David Cavanagh 171 7.1 +7.1
Majority 1,359 56.3 +27.6
Turnout 2,414 43 -2
Conservative hold Swing
Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ian Tilbury 857 49.2 +49.2
Conservative Marion Jones 481 27.6 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Jacky Lessware 328 18.8 -45.2
Labour Warwick Dady 76 4.4 -1.2
Majority 376 21.6
Turnout 1,742 50 -1
Independent hold Swing
Popley East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy McCormick 629 63.6 +11.9
Conservative Stephen McConnell 223 22.5 -9.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Berwick-Gooding 137 13.9 -2.8
Majority 406 41.1 +21.1
Turnout 989 31 +2
Labour hold Swing
Popley West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Frankum 534 53.5 +3.9
Conservative Zoe Wheddon 354 35.4 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Angela Old 111 11.1 -10.4
Majority 180 18.0 -2.7
Turnout 999 39 +9
Labour hold Swing
South Ham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Keating 959 49.4 -4.0
Conservative Valerie Valentine 741 38.2 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Stephen Whitechurch 240 12.4 +1.3
Majority 218 11.2 -6.6
Turnout 1,940 35 -1
Labour hold Swing
Tadley North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen West 1,048 55.3 +16.6
Liberal Democrats Josephine Slimin 732 38.6 -22.7
Labour Stephen Rothman 114 6.0 +6.0
Majority 316 16.7
Turnout 1,894 43 +0
Conservative hold Swing
Tadley South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Musson 872 66.1 +26.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Hankinson 337 25.5 +25,5
Labour Upali Wickremeratne 110 8.3 -3.7
Majority 535 40.6
Turnout 1,319 31 -2
Conservative hold Swing
Upton Grey and The Candovers[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Ruffell unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Whitchurch[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Watts 1,163 58.4
Conservative William Judge 828 41.6
Majority 335 16.8
Turnout 1,991 52 +4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Winklebury[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Golding 1,289 64.8 +2.2
Labour Lea Jeff 548 27.6 -9.8
Liberal Democrats Chijioke Nwasike 152 7.6 +7.6
Majority 741 37.3 +12.2
Turnout 1,989 39 -4
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Basingstoke & Deane". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b Martin, Kate (9 May 2007). "Tories keep their grip on power". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Martin, Kate (12 April 2007). "Campaigns begin for borough seats". Basingstoke Gazette. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Local election candidates". Basingstoke Gazette. 10 April 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Mixed results in Hampshire vote". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Borough Election Results - Thursday 3 May 2007". Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
Preceded by
2006 Basingstoke and Deane Council election
Basingstoke and Deane local elections Succeeded by
2008 Basingstoke and Deane Council election