Map of the results of the 2007 Fenland council election. Conservatives in blue and independent in grey.
Map of the results of the 2007 Fenland council election. Conservatives in blue and independent in grey.

The 2007 Fenland District Council election took place on 4 May 2007 to elect members of Fenland District Council in Cambridgeshire, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

2007 Fenland District Council election

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All 40 seats to Fenland District Council
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Last election ? seats, ?% ? seats, ?% ? seats, ?%
Seats won 39 0 0

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
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Leader N/A
Party Independent UKIP Green
Last election 0 seats, 0% 0 seats, %
Seats before 0 0
Seats won 1 0 0
Seat change 0
Popular vote 0
Percentage 0 %

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives strengthen their majority on the council after winning 39 of the 40 seats on the council.[2] Only 13 of the 27 wards were contested, with Conservatives taking the seats in the other 14 wards without opposition.[2] This meant the Conservatives had been guaranteed a majority even before voting, as 18 of their candidates were unopposed and another 4 were in multi seat wards were there were not enough candidates from other parties.[3]

Labour lost the 3 seats they had been defending, 2 in Waterlees ward in Wisbech and 1 in March East.[2] What was remarkable, however, about the results was areas such as Waterlees ward, traditionally, had been part of larger wards (until the 2003 boundary changes) that were opposition strongholds. [3] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats failed to win any seats, but did come within 37 votes in Slade Lode ward in Chatteris.[2] The only non-Conservative elected was independent Mark Archer, who gained Manea from Conservative Robert Sears by almost 200 votes,[4] in a seat which Sears had won in a by-election in 2006.[3]

Fenland Local Election Result 2007[5][6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 39 4 1 +3 97.5 67.6 14,898 +0.1%
  Independent 1 1 1 0 2.5 5.6 1,236 -1.1%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 19.3 4,250 +16.4%
  Labour 0 0 3 -3 0 7.6 1,668 -14.1%

Ward results

Bassenhally[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Mayor unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Benwick, Coates and Eastrea (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Butcher 841
Conservative Pamela Potts 774
Independent 430
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Birch[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Melton 316
Liberal Democrats Christine Colbert 252
Labour David Biggs 55
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Clarkson[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Cox unoppposed
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Delph[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kay Mayor unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Doddington[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Harper unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Elm and Christchurch (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Cotterell 700
Conservative Philip Webb 540
Independent Robert Pinnock
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hill (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon King unopposed
Conservative Bruce Wegg unopposed
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Kingsmoor[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Curtis unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Kirkgate[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Sims unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Lattersey[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Garratt unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Manea[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Mark Archer 487
Conservative Robert Sears unopposed
Swing
March East (3 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fred Yeulett 1,026
Conservative John Clark 1,011
Conservative Bernard Keane 981
Labour Barry Howlett 724
Liberal Democrats Heather Kinnear 357
Liberal Democrats Chris Hancox 322
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
March North (3 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Quince 862
Conservative John West 818
Conservative Peter Tunley 737
Liberal Democrats Paul Adams 586
Liberal Democrats Anthony Fey 573
Liberal Democrats Verity Roscoe 470
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
March West (3 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Owen 1,049
Conservative Janet French 1,045
Conservative Peter Skoulding 883
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Medworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Farmer 360
Labour Mark Plumb 196
Conservative hold Swing
Parson Drove and Wisbech St Mary (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Bellamy
Conservative Clifford Edwards
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Peckover[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Oliver unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Roman Bank (3 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Hatton
Conservative Michael Humphrey
Conservative Chris Seaton
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Slade Lode[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Florence Newell 260
Liberal Democrats Chris Howes 223
Labour Grant Osbourn 67
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
St Andrews[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Speechley unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
St Marys[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Peachey unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Staithe[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Green unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
The Mills[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ray German 400
Liberal Democrats Diane Baldrey 301
Majority
Turnout
Waterlees (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Liberal Democrats
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Wenneye[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Murphy
Liberal Democrats
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Wimblington[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative
Labour
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

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Ward results

Bassenhally[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Mayor unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Benwick, Coates and Eastrea (2)[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Butcher 841
Conservative Pamela Potts 774
Independent Linda Keppel-Spoor 430
Turnout 2,045 39
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Birch[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Melton 316 50.7 -15.8
Liberal Democrats Christine Colbert 252 40.4 +40.4
Labour David Biggs 55 8.8 -24.7
Majority 64 10.3 -22.7
Turnout 623 33 +4
Conservative hold Swing
Clarkson[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Cox unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Delph[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kay Mayor unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Doddington[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Harper unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Elm and Christchurch (2)[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Cotterell 700
Conservative Philip Webb 540
Independent Robert Pinnock 319
Turnout 1,559 28 +1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hill (2)[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon King unopposed
Conservative Bruce Wegg unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Kingsmoor[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Curtis unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Kirkgate[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Sims unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Lattersey[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Garratt unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Manea[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mark Archer 487 61.4
Conservative Robert Sears 306 38.6
Majority 181 22.8
Turnout 793 54
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
March East (3)[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Yeulett 1,026
Conservative John Clark 1,011
Conservative Bernard Keane 981
Labour Barry Howlett 724
Liberal Democrats Heather Kinnear 357
Liberal Democrats Christopher Hancox 322
Turnout 4,421 34 +5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
March North (3)[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Quince 862
Conservative John West 818
Conservative Peter Tunley 737
Liberal Democrats Paul Adams 586
Liberal Democrats Anthony Fey 573
Liberal Democrats Verity Roscoe 470
Turnout 4,046 29 +5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
March West (3)[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Owen 1,049
Conservative Janet French 1,045
Conservative Peter Skoulding 883
Liberal Democrats Stephen Court 727
Turnout 3,704 32
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Medworth[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Farmer 360 64.7
Labour Mark Plumb 196 35.3
Majority 164 29.4
Turnout 556 32
Conservative hold Swing
Parson Drove and Wisbech St Mary (2)[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Bellamy unopposed
Conservative Clifford Edwards unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Peckover[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Oliver unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Roman Bank (3)[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Hatton unopposed
Conservative Michael Humphrey unopposed
Conservative Christopher Seaton unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Slade Lode[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Florence Newell 260 47.3 +7.9
Liberal Democrats Christopher Howes 223 40.5 +9.7
Labour Grant Osbourn 67 12.2 -17.6
Majority 37 6.7 -1.9
Turnout 550 31 +5
Conservative hold Swing
St Andrews[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Speechley unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
St Marys[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Peachey unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Staithe[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Green unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
The Mills[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Albert German 400 57.1 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Diane Baldry 301 42.9 +42.9
Majority 99 14.1 -9.6
Turnout 701 35 +4
Conservative hold Swing
Waterlees (2)[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Griffin 538
Conservative David Wheeler 528
Labour Ann Purt 316
Labour Avis Gilliatt 310
Turnout 1,692 44 +26
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Wenneye[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Murphy 488 68.3 +12.2
Liberal Democrats Colleen Bryce 226 31.7 -12.2
Majority 262 36.7 +24.5
Turnout 714 36 +1
Conservative hold Swing
Wimblington[5][6][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jillian Tuck 435 67.1 -12.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Watkins 213 32.9 +32.9
Majority 222 34.3 -25.5
Turnout 648 38 +1
Conservative hold Swing

References

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