2007 Ipswich Borough Council election

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16 of the 48 seats
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Labour
Last election 19 18
Seats won 6 7
Seats after 20 18
Seat change Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 11,067 12,349
Percentage 35.6% 39.7%
Swing Decrease0.1% Increase3.7%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Independent
Last election 9 2
Seats won 3 0
Seats after 9 1
Seat change Steady Decrease1
Popular vote 6,470 310f
Percentage 20.8% 1.0%
Swing Decrease4.7% Increase0.6%

Map showing the 2007 local election results in Ipswich.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

Elections for Ipswich Borough Council were held on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Following the election the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats continued to form the executive of the council.[1]

Election result

Ipswich Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 1 1 0 43.8 35.6 11,067 +3.7%
  Conservative 6 0 0 0 37.5 39.7 12,349 -0.1%
  Liberal Democrats 3 1 1 0 18.8 20.8 6,470 -4.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 851 +0.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 310 +0.6%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 77 +0.2%

Ward results

Alexandra

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jane Chambers 756 40.8 +3.4
Labour Albert Grant 531 28.7 -2.0
Conservative Edward Phillips 377 20.4 -0.6
Green John Taylor 188 10.2 -0.7
Majority 225 12.1 +5.4
Turnout 1,852 31.9 -1.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bixley

Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gavin Maclure 1,496 65.0 +2.2
Labour Barry Studd 406 17.7 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Clive Witter 398 17.3 -4.7
Majority 1,090 46.3 +5.5
Turnout 2,300 39.8 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing

Bridge

Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Smart 762 45.5 -1.2
Conservative Kevern Mulley 585 35.0 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher Newbury 193 11.5 -6.1
Green Rick Deeks 133 7.9 +7.9
Majority 177 10.5 -0.5
Turnout 1,673 28.7 -0.6
Labour hold Swing

Castle Hill

Castle Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Goldsmith 1,081 48.8 -10.9
Liberal Democrats Nigel Cheeseman 502 22.7 +1.5
Labour John Harris 425 19.2 +0.1
Independent Sally Wainman 111 5.0 +5.0
Green Jason White 96 4.3 +4.3
Majority 579 26.1 -12.4
Turnout 2,215 37.4 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing

Gainsborough

Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Don Edwards 925 54.0 +6.7
Conservative Stephen Baldrey 523 30.5 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Robin Whitmore 264 15.4 -0.5
Majority 402 23.5 +8.1
Turnout 1,712 27.9 -1.0
Labour hold Swing

Gipping

Gipping
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Gardiner 824 52.3 +7.2
Conservative Maureen Springle 477 30.3 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Les Nicholls 274 17.4 -3.1
Majority 347 22.0 +11.4
Turnout 1,575 27.3 -0.6
Labour hold Swing

Holywells

Holywells
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Harsant 851 50.8 +3.5
Labour Jamie McMahon 518 30.9 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Kevin Walker 305 18.2 -12.4
Majority 333 19.9 +3.2
Turnout 1,674 33.5 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing

Priory Heath

Priory Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Knowles 852 45.4 +5.5
Conservative Tanya De Hoedt 789 42.1 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Nick Jacob 234 12.5 -5.0
Majority 63 3.3 -1.1
Turnout 1,875 31.7 +1.7
Labour hold Swing

Rushmere

Rushmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eileen Smith 1,014 43.1 +2.5
Labour Alasdair Ross 905 38.5 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Cathy French 269 11.4 -14.7
Green Brenda Cavanagh 165 7.0 +7.0
Majority 109 4.6 -2.7
Turnout 2,353 39.0 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing -1.35

Sprites

Sprites
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Fern 1,035 50.6 +8.2
Conservative Kathy Kenna 840 41.1 -5.6
Liberal Democrats Oliver Holmes 171 8.4 -2.4
Majority 195 9.5
Turnout 2,046 38.0 +1.7
Labour hold Swing

St John's

St John's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil MacDonald 1,004 44.0 +4.8
Conservative Pamela Kelly 915 40.1 +5.9
Liberal Democrats Jill Atkins 362 15.9 -4.5
Majority 89 3.9 -1.1
Turnout 2,281 37.8 -2.1
Labour hold Swing

St Margaret's

St Margaret's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Cooper 1,011 38.2 -12.2
Conservative Sophie Stanbrook 968 36.5 +3.7
Labour Steve Buckingham 289 10.9 +1.0
Independent Leonard Woolf 199 7.5 +7.5
Green Amy Drayson 183 6.9 -0.1
Majority 43 1.7 -15.9
Turnout 2,650 44.6 -2.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Stoke Park

Stoke Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Pope 871 52.0 +4.4
Labour Keith Rawlingson 610 36.4 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Timothy Lockington 194 11.6 -4.0
Majority 261 15.6 +4.8
Turnout 1,675 30.2 -1.3
Conservative hold Swing

Westgate

Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Cann 735 38.7 +4.0
Labour Martin Cook 722 38.0 +2.2
Conservative Ian Fisher 279 14.7 -7.6
Green Colin Rodgers 86 4.5 -2.8
UKIP Russell Metcalfe 77 4.1 +4.1
Majority 13 0.7
Turnout 1,899 30.8 +0.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Whitehouse

Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Lewis 563 38.1 +6.2
Liberal Democrats Howard Stanley 512 34.7 -9.7
Conservative Ben Matthews 401 27.2 +3.5
Majority 51 3.4
Turnout 1,476 25.2 -4.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Whitton

Whitton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michelle Bevan-Margetts 882 47.2 -5.0
Labour Susan Crocker 696 37.3 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Heidi Williams 290 15.5 +2.1
Majority 186 9.9 -7.9
Turnout 1,868 31.6 -2.8
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Labour frozen out of decision making". Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2007.