2007 New Forest District Council election

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59 of 60 seats to New Forest District Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Independent
Seats before 31 28 1
Seats won 44 14 1
Seat change Increase13[note 1] Decrease14 Steady
Popular vote 30,655 18,890 1,738

Results by Ward. White ward is Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead, which held a by-election in June 2007 instead.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2007 New Forest District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members to the New Forest District Council, on the same day as other local elections. The election for Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead was postponed due to the death of a candidate, and therefore a by-election was held on the 14th June.[1][2]

Election Summary

The Conservatives won 13 seats new seats (14 including the Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead by-election), increasing their majority, with the Liberal Democrats losing half (14) their seats, and the independent councillor Daniel Cracknell retaining his seat. Whilst not gaining representation, the Green and Labour parties increased their vote share.

New Forest local election result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 44 13 0 Increase13[note 1] 74.57 56.48 30,655 Increase4.9
  Liberal Democrats 14 0 13 Decrease14 23.72 34.80 18,890 Decrease5.68
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 1.69 3.20 1,738 Decrease4.20
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0 2.48 1,347 Increase2.22
  Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0 2.29 1,245 Increase0.68
  BNP 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.72 393 Increase0.72

Ward Results

Ashurst, Copythorne South and Netley Marsh

Ashurst, Copythorne South and Netley Marsh (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Puttock 1,202 69.60 Increase23.96
Conservative Derek Tipp 1,191
Liberal Democrats Stuart Ardern 372 21.54 Decrease1.64
Liberal Democrats Tony Gray 353
Labour Peter Sopowski 153 8.85 Decrease7.11
Labour Gary Barnett 119
Majority 830 48.06 Increase25.6
Turnout 1,727
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Barton

Barton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Goff Bek 1,574 76.81 Increase3.2
Conservative John Hutchins 1,458
Liberal Democrats Lisa Chatfield 475 23.18 Decrease3.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Chatfield 400
Majority 1,099 53.63 Increase6.41
Turnout 2,049
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bashley

Bashley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Rice 750 77.88 Decrease1.44
Liberal Democrats Roger Dagnall 213 22.11 Increase8.71
Majority 537 55.76 Decrease10.16
Turnout 963
Conservative hold Swing

Becton

Becton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fran Carpenter 1,282 75.23 Increase2.92
Conservative Paul Woods 1,238
Liberal Democrats Judith Baker 422 24.76 Decrease2.92
Liberal Democrats John Burton 383
Majority 860 50.46 Increase5.84
Turnout 1,704
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Boldre and Sway

Boldre and Sway (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Rickman 1,412 73.27 Increase1.46
Conservative Paul Woods 1,231
Liberal Democrats Susan Lewis 515 26.72 Increase5.98
Liberal Democrats Donald Green 410
Majority 897 46.54 Increase4.52
Turnout 1,927
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bransgore and Burley

Bransgore and Burley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Penwarden 1,335 50.32 Increase12.17
Conservative Peter Greenfield 1,164
Independent Sally Owen 888 33.47 Decrease1.46
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Brown 430 16.20 Decrease10.71
Majority 447 16.84 Increase13.63
Turnout 2,653
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Brockenhurst and Forest South East

Brockenhurst and Forest South East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Holding 1,479 68.66 Decrease5.14
Conservative Paul Vickers 1,302
Liberal Democrats Robin Harrison 435 20.19 Decrease6.00
Liberal Democrats David Smith 414
BNP Ian Johnson 240 11.14 Increase11.14
Majority 1,044 48.46 Increase0.86
Turnout 2,154
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Buckland

Buckland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Swain 510 54.31 Increase18.51
Liberal Democrats Brenda Vincent 429 45.68 Decrease2.77
Majority 81 8.62
Turnout 939
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu

Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brenda Smith 1,059 52.63 Decrease11.98
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Wade 977
Conservative Graham Jones 953 47.36 Increase11.98
Conservative Chris Ancrum 899
Majority 106 5.26 Decrease23.96
Turnout 2,012
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Dibden and Hythe East

Dibden and Hythe East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Harrison 808 49.20 Decrease18.83
Liberal Democrats Stan Wade 793
Conservative Eric Davey 716 43.60 Increase11.64
Conservative Robert Newell 685
Green John Pemberton 118 7.18 Increase7.18
Majority 92 5.60 Decrease30.46
Turnout 1,642
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Downlands and Forest

Downlands and Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Heron 714 57.62 Increase15.4
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Connolly 264 21.30 Decrease25.99
Green Janet Richards 261 21.06 Increase10.59
Majority 450 36.31
Turnout 1,239
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Fawley, Blackfield and Langley

Fawley, Blackfield and Langley (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexis McEvoy 1,061 57.72 Increase17.51
Conservative Bob Wappet 974
Liberal Democrats Barbara Maynard 777 42.27 Decrease17.51
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Fidler 698
Majority 284 15.45
Turnout 1,838
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Fernhill

Fernhill (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jill Cleary 1,479 63.27 Decrease1.25
Conservative Sheila Snowden 963
Liberal Democrats Zoe Gilbert 464 28.12 Decrease7.35
Liberal Democrats Michael Scott-Johns 441
Labour Amy Coakes 142 8.60 Increase8.60
Majority 580 35.15 Increase6.11
Turnout 1,650
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Fordingbridge

Fordingbridge (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Shand 1,307 48.21 Decrease19.91
Liberal Democrats Miranda Whitehead 1,051
Conservative Betty Price 987 36.40 Increase4.53
Green Ann Dennis 296 10.91 Increase10.91
Labour Brian Shemmings 121 4.46 Increase4.46
Majority 320 11.80 Decrease24.44
Turnout 2,711
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Forest North West

Forest North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Dow 669 71.62 Increase10.87
Liberal Democrats Peter Kinnison 166 17.77 Decrease21.47
Green Bundy Riley 99 10.59 Increase10.59
Majority 503 53.85 Increase32.35
Turnout 934
Conservative hold Swing

Furzedown and Hardley

Furzedown and Hardley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graham Parkes 483 60.14 Decrease12.16
Conservative Paula Wappet-Madden 320 39.85 Increase12.16
Majority 163 20.29 Decrease24.32
Turnout 803
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Holbury and North Blackfield

Holbury and North Blackfield (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lee Dunsdon 875 58.45 Decrease13.22
Liberal Democrats Kate Lord 741
Conservative Allan Glass 481 32.13 Increase3.81
Conservative Philip Pearce-Smith 445
Labour Michael Perkins 141 9.41 Increase9.41
Majority 394 26.31 Increase6.74
Turnout 1,497
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hordle

Hordle (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Tinsley 1,255 70.15 Increase19.97
Conservative Penny Lovelace 1,219
Liberal Democrats Cliff Lewis 534 29.84 Increase16.1
Liberal Democrats Jacqui Szwaczka 434
Majority 721 40.30 Increase26.19
Turnout 1,789
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Hythe West and Langdown

Hythe West and Langdown (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Maureen Robinson 1,269 64.51 Decrease7.01
Liberal Democrats Maureen McLean 1,224
Conservative Brian Uglow 698 35.48 Increase7.01
Conservative Jo Fowler 676
Majority 571 29.02 Decrease14.02
Turnout 1,967
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lymington Town

Lymington Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Lewis 1,505 69.87 Increase0.98
Conservative Anna Rostand 1,485
Liberal Democrats Anne Bene 417 19.35 Decrease9.79
Liberal Democrats Jan Harber 402
Green Caroline Pemberton 232 10.77 Increase10.77
Majority 1,088 50.51 Increase8.81
Turnout 2,154
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Wyeth 782 74.97 Increase4.35
Liberal Democrats Keith Petty 166 15.91 Decrease1.91
Labour Kenneth Kershaw 95 9.10 Decrease2.44
Majority 616 59.06 Increase6.26
Turnout 1,043
Conservative hold Swing

Marchwood

Marchwood (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alison Hoare 777 52.28 Increase10.36
Conservative Alan Shotter 669
Liberal Democrats Rolli Rowlands 539 36.27 Decrease21.8
Liberal Democrats Graham Walmsley 513
Green Beverley Golden 170 11.44 Increase11.44
Majority 238 16.01
Turnout 1,486
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Milford

Milford (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Melville Kendal 1,512 79.07 Increase3.16
Conservative Michael Pemberton 1,435
Liberal Democrats John Stokes 400 20.92 Decrease3.16
Majority 1,112 58.15 Increase6.33
Turnout 1,912
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Milton

Milton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Davies 1,087 57.88 Decrease5.64
Conservative John Ward 1,015
Liberal Democrats Ben Earwicker 666 35.46 Decrease1.01
Liberal Democrats Wyn Davies 608
Labour Peter Dance 125 6.65 Increase6.65
Labour Stephen Short 112
Majority 421 22.41 Decrease5.23
Turnout 1,878
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Pennington

Pennington (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Penny Jackman 791 47.47 Increase16.06
Liberal Democrats Paul Hickman 775 46.51 Decrease5.83
Liberal Democrats Martina Humber 767
Conservative Valya Schooling 621
Labour Desmond Williams 100 6.00 Increase6.00
Turnout 1,666
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Ringwood East and Sopley

Ringwood East and Sopley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Treleaven 665 75.74 Decrease0.26
Liberal Democrats Jan Westbury 213 24.25 Increase0.26
Majority 452 51.48 Decrease0.53
Turnout 878
Conservative hold Swing

Ringwood North

Ringwood North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Ford 909 50.61 Decrease11.77
Conservative Michael Thierry 817
Liberal Democrats Peter Chambers 541 30.12 Decrease7.49
Liberal Democrats Terry Scriven 614
Labour Peter Harper 175 9.74 Increase9.74
Green Timothy Rowe 171 9.52 Increase9.52
Majority 368 20.48 Decrease4.28
Turnout 1,796
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ringwood South

Ringwood South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Danny Cracknell 850 38.95 Decrease0.80
Conservative Steve Rippon-Swaine 689 31.57 Decrease12.54
Conservative Jeremy Heron 668
Liberal Democrats Diane Mortimer 450 20.62 Increase4.48
Liberal Democrats Robert Drew 393
Labour Colin Hale 193 8.84 Increase8.84
Turnout 2,182
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Totton Central

Totton Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Lucas 645 52.05 Increase14.23
Conservative Ron Scrivens 607
Liberal Democrats Lesley Edwards 594 47.94 Increase4.42
Liberal Democrats Lorella Weeks 558
Majority 51 4.11
Turnout 1,239
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Totton East

Totton East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dean Britton 806 48.14 Decrease0.81
Conservative Chris Lagdon 787
Liberal Democrats Lin Francis 715 42.71 Decrease8.33
Liberal Democrats John Sawyer 680
BNP David Green 153 9.13 Increase9.13
Majority 91 5.43
Turnout 1,674
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Totton North

Totton North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Reid 758 55.16 Increase6.31
Conservative George Dart 756
Liberal Democrats Neal Scott 616 44.83 Decrease6.31
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Shaw 552
Turnout 142
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Totton South

Totton South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Harrison 910 60.02 Increase1.91
Liberal Democrats Alan Weeks 877
Conservative Ronnie Belfitt 606 39.97 Decrease1.91
Conservative Geoff Read 589
Majority 304 20.05 Increase3.82
Turnout 1,516
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Totton West

Totton West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Di Brooks 681 53.53 Increase1.3
Conservative Dave Russell 624
Liberal Democrats Bill Catt 591 46.46 Decrease1.3
Liberal Democrats Len Harris 591
Majority 90 7.07
Turnout 1,272
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead by-election

Whilst an election for the ward of Bramshaw, Copythrone North and Minstead was due to take place alongside the other elections the death of a candidate lead to a by election being held in June, just over a month later.

Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead By-Election 14 June 2007[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Forse 436 78.0 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Anthony Gray 123 22.0 -4.9
Majority 313 56.0
Turnout 559 26.2
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2007 - New Forest". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  2. ^ Rallings, Collin; Thrasher, Michael. "New Forest District Council Election Results 1973-2011" (PDF). Plymouth University.
  3. ^ "By-election for district council Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead ward - 14 June 2007 - report of the returning officer" (PDF). New Forest District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-09-15.

Notes

  1. ^ a b 14 including by-election