2007 Havant Borough Council election

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10 of 38 seats to Havant Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Seats before 30 4 4
Seats won 9 1 0
Seats after 31 3 4
Seat change Increase1 Decrease Steady
Popular vote 14,660 5,949 1,621

Havant UK local election 2007 map.svg
Results by Ward

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2007 Havant Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Havant 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

Before the election the Conservatives had 30 councillors, while both the Labour party and the Liberal Democrats had 4 seats.[3] There was no election in the 4 Leigh Park wards in 2007 and as a result Labour was not defending any of their 4 seats on the council,[3] while the Conservatives were defending 8 of the 10 seats that were contested.[4]

Election result

The Conservatives won 9 of the 10 seats contested, taking 1 seat from the Liberal Democrats.[5] This took the Conservatives to 31 seats on the council, which the Conservative council leader David Gillett said he believed was "the largest Conservative majority on the south coast".[5] The only seat not won by the Conservatives was in Bedhampton where the Liberal Democrats held on by a majority of 319 votes.[5] Overall turnout at the elections was 35.2%.[6]

Havant local election result 2007[2][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 1 0 +1 90.0 57.5 14,660 +3.7%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 -1 10.0 23.3 5,949 -0.8%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 6.4 1,621 -6.9%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 5.7 1,454 +5.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 1,079 -3.1%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 523 +1.2%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 197 +0.2%

Ward results

Bedhampton

Bedhampton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ann Buckley 1,351 48.3 +10.6
Conservative Richard Galloway 1,032 36.9 -9.2
Labour Anne Edwards 145 5.2 -1.0
English Democrat George Herbert 120 4.3 -2.3
UKIP Ray Finch 90 3.2 +3.2
Green Karen Griffiths 60 2.1 -1.2
Majority 319 11.4
Turnout 2,798 40.7 -0.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cowplain

Cowplain[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marjorie Smallcorn 1,708 74.5 +14.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Bolt 401 17.5 -2.9
Labour Kim Vassallo 184 8.0 +0.4
Majority 1,307 57.0 +16.9
Turnout 2,293 31.0 -0.2
Conservative hold Swing

Emsworth

Emsworth[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Virginia Wilson-Smith 1,999 57.4 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Hugh Benzie 834 24.0 -3.1
Labour Barry Gardner 238 6.8 +0.6
Green Ellie Dawes 218 6.3 -1.2
UKIP Stephen Harris 193 5.5 +5.5
Majority 1,165 33.5 +1.4
Turnout 3,482 45.2 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing

Hart Plain

Hart Plain[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Shimbart 1,216 58.5 +10.3
Liberal Democrats John Jacobs 861 41.5 +2.5
Majority 355 17.1 +7.8
Turnout 2,077 28.2 -3.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Hayling East

Hayling East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dave Collins 1,463 60.7 -2.4
Independent Nigel Brown 491 20.4 +20.4
Liberal Democrats Janis Shawashi 319 13.2 -0.4
Green Ann Gleed 139 5.8 -3.7
Majority 972 40.3 -8.9
Turnout 2,412 33.7 -1.3
Conservative hold Swing

Hayling West

Hayling West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andy Lenaghan 1,818 63.3 -4.8
Independent Jim Phillips 550 19.2 +19.2
Liberal Democrats Margaret Causer 254 8.8 -4.6
UKIP Russell Thomas 127 4.4 +4.4
Green Gill Leek 122 4.2 -4.8
Majority 1,268 44.2 -10.5
Turnout 2,871 42.0 +2.2
Conservative hold Swing

Purbrook

Purbrook[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilary Farrow 1,216 54.3 -9.2
Independent Steve Long 413 18.4 +18.4
Labour Nicola Potts 252 11.2 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Moore-Blunt 219 9.8 -4.2
Green Julie Blenkham 141 6.3 -4.2
Majority 803 35.8 -13.7
Turnout 2,241 31.2 -1.9
Conservative hold Swing

St Faiths

St Faiths[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ray Bolton 1,425 48.3 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Ray Cobbett 900 30.5 +4.2
Labour Ralph Cousins 229 7.8 -0.4
Green Tim Dawes 207 7.0 -6.0
UKIP Andrew Little 113 3.8 +3.8
English Democrat Grant Greenham 77 2.6 +2.6
Majority 525 17.8 -8.4
Turnout 2,951 42.8 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing

Stakes

Stakes[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Hilton 922 51.6 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Ann Bazley 339 19.0 +3.0
Labour Barry Steel 335 18.7 -0.3
Green Wendy Smith 192 10.7 -0.3
Majority 583 32.6 -2.5
Turnout 1,788 24.1 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing

Waterloo

Waterloo[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Buckley 1,861 72.4 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Jane Briggs 471 18.3 -2.6
Labour William Gilchrist 238 9.3 -2.9
Majority 1,390 54.1 +8.1
Turnout 2,570 34.0 +0.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Havant". BBC News Online. 3 May 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Election 2007 Results". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 2007. p. 8.
  3. ^ a b "Tories tipped to regain control of Portsmouth". The News. NewsBank. 10 April 2007.
  4. ^ "Tories could be dented - Portsmouth News". The News. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Zagzoule, Sofia (4 May 2007). "Havant Tories hail one of south's biggest majorities - Portsmouth News". The News. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Borough Council Election Results May 2007". Havant Borough Council. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on 5 October 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2014.