Map of the results of the 2007 Great Yarmouth council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.
Map of the results of the 2007 Great Yarmouth council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.

The 2007 Great Yarmouth Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Great Yarmouth Borough Council in Norfolk, 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

Before the election the Conservatives ran the council with 22 seats, compared to 16 for Labour.[3] There was also a former Conservative, John Hudson in West Flegg, who stood down at the election.[3]

Among the candidates at the election were the wives of the Conservative and Labour leaders on the council, Mary Coleman and Hilary Wainwright, standing against each other in West Flegg, and the wife of Labour Member of Parliament Tony Wright, Barbara Wright contesting Fleggburgh.[3] The election was mainly contested between the Conservative and Labour parties, but there were also candidates from the Green Party, United Kingdom Independence Party, Liberal Democrats and National Front.[3]

Election result

Overall turnout at the election was 31.58%.[4]

Great Yarmouth Local Election Result 2007[4][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 1 0 57.1 53.0 9,919 +1.1%
  Labour 6 1 0 +1 42.9 36.0 6,736 -2.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 649 +3.0%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 617 +2.0%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 2.6 492 -3.6%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 298 -0.4%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0

Ward results

Bradwell North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Tate 872 56.6 -5.0
Labour Maurice Johnson 668 43.4 +5.0
Majority 204 13.2 -10.0
Turnout 1,540 31.5 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing
Bradwell South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Howard 874 53.2 -12.6
Labour Peter Alexander 459 27.9 -6.3
UKIP Colin Aldred 310 18.9 +18.9
Majority 415 25.3 -6.3
Turnout 1,643 31.9 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Caister North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Cunniffe 655 55.3 +0.3
Labour Nicholas Dack 356 30.1 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Dyer 173 14.6 +0.7
Majority 299 25.3 +1.3
Turnout 1,184 32.0 -0.1
Conservative hold Swing
Caister South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marie Field 691 50.4 +4.5
Conservative Sean Goodman 679 49.6 +9.2
Majority 12 0.9 -4.6
Turnout 1,370 36.8 -0.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Central and Northgate[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Easter 659 42.4 -1.2
Conservative Gerald Jarvis 492 31.6 -1.5
UKIP Gabriele Baugh 155 10.0 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Anthony Harris 150 9.6 +0.1
Green Giles Robins 99 6.4 +0.3
Majority 167 10.7 +0.2
Turnout 1,555 28.4 -0.8
Labour hold Swing
Claydon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Barker 725 43.9 -10.0
Conservative Alexander Blance 689 41.7 -4.4
Green Ian Holman 239 14.5 +14.5
Majority 36 2.2 -5.7
Turnout 1,653 30.2 +2.3
Labour hold Swing
Fleggburgh[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Thompson 872 88.3 +4.5
Labour Barbara Wright 116 11.7 -4.5
Majority 756 76.5 +8.0
Turnout 988
Conservative hold Swing
Lothingland[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Thompson 955 72.5 -2.5
Labour Christine Williamson 362 27.5 +2.5
Majority 593 45.0 -5.0
Turnout 1,317 30.4 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing
Magdalen[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Walker 822 51.8 -0.1
Conservative Patricia Page 765 48.2 +0.1
Majority 57 3.6 -0.2
Turnout 1,587 30.5 +0.8
Labour hold Swing
Nelson[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Robinson 553 42.4 +2.8
Conservative Joy Cosaitis 356 27.3 -7.2
National Front Thomas Holmes 298 22.9 -3.0
Green Filipe Dos Santos 97 7.4 +7.4
Majority 197 15.1 +10.0
Turnout 1,304 23.6 -1.5
Labour hold Swing
Ormesby[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Shrimplin 905 68.7
Labour Jennifer Livingstone 243 18.5
Liberal Democrats Rodney Cole 169 12.8
Majority 662 50.2
Turnout 1,317 38.3 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing
St Andrews[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bryan Watts 513 48.4
Labour Gary Fox 389 36.7
Green Sean Creaser 159 15.0
Majority 124 11.7
Turnout 1,061 31.1 -4.5
Conservative hold Swing
Southtown and Cobholm[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Holmes 348 44.2 +1.8
Conservative Elizabeth Giles 232 29.5 +4.2
UKIP Paul Baugh 152 19.3 +4.4
Green Peter Offord 55 7.0 +7.0
Majority 116 14.7 -2.4
Turnout 787 22.9 -1.5
Labour hold Swing
West Flegg[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Coleman 1,060 75.4
Labour Hilary Wainwright 345 24.6
Majority 715 50.8
Turnout 1,405 36.2 -5.9
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ "Great Yarmouth". BBC News Online. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Local and Mayoral elections 2007" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "Key issues for local elections". Eastern Daily Press. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Great Yarmouth Borough Council elections - 3 May 2007" (PDF). Great Yarmouth Borough Council. Retrieved 7 September 2011.