Map of the results of the 2007 North Devon council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in grey.
Map of the results of the 2007 North Devon council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in grey.

The 2007 North Devon District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of North Devon District Council in Devon, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Liberal Democrats.[1]

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives gain 12 seats to take control of the council from the Liberal Democrats with 22 councillors.[2] These gains came at the expense of the Liberal Democrats who were down 5 to 17 seats and the independents who fell 7 to have 4 seats.[2] Overall turnout in the election was 40.25%.[3]

North Devon Local Election Result 2007[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 22 12 0 +12 51.2 39.8 17,737 +8.7%
  Liberal Democrats 17 2 7 -5 39.5 42.8 19,101 +0.9%
  Independent 4 0 7 -7 9.3 7.5 3,360 -17.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 9.3 4,152 +8.6%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 109 +0.2%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 96 +0.2%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 63 -0.2%

1 Conservative and 1 Liberal Democrat candidates were unopposed.[3]

Ward results

Bickington & Roundswell (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rodney Cann 792
Liberal Democrats Carol McCormack-Hole 540
Green Linda Mack 343
Turnout 1,675 34.9 -0.1
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bishops Nympton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Eric Ley 728 84.2 +6.5
Green John Hextall 137 15.8 +15.8
Majority 591 68.3 +12.8
Turnout 865 52.1 -17.2
Independent hold Swing
Bratton Fleming[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Prowse 702 78.9 +14.9
Conservative Margaret Keene 188 21.1 -14.9
Majority 514 57.8 +29.8
Turnout 890 56.6 -8.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Braunton East (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Lucas 653
Conservative Philip Daniel 531
Liberal Democrats Mark Alexander 514
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Welch 469
Green Liz Wood 220
Turnout 2,387 40.6 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Braunton West (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Caroline Chugg 808
Conservative Jasmine Chesters 732
Liberal Democrats Marquerite Shapland 493
Liberal Democrats John Hoult 462
Labour Danny Neary 109
Turnout 2,604 43.4 -0.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Central Town (Barnstaple) (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Faye Webber 658
Liberal Democrats John Wilsher 584
Conservative Simon Harvey 446
Conservative Debbie Lewis 267
Green Simon Clift 186
Green Martin Hewlett 179
Turnout 2,320 33.5 +2.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Chittlehampton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Albert Cook 578 72.3
Liberal Democrats Marek Donaldson 222 27.8
Majority 356 44.5
Turnout 800 43.7
Independent hold Swing
Chulmleigh[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Croft 433 48.5 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Kevin Butt 315 35.3 -20.7
Green Matthew Knight 145 16.2 +16.2
Majority 118 13.2
Turnout 893 50.3 -3.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Combe Martin (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Yvette Gubb 922
Conservative Susan Sussex 909
Liberal Democrats Julia Clark 753
Conservative Arthur Yelton 534
Turnout 3,118 50.9 -5.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Forches & Whiddon Valley (Barnstaple) (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sue Haywood 505
Liberal Democrats Julie Hunt 427
Conservative Eileen Lyons 210
Green Robert Cornish 183
Green Earl Bramley-Howard 158
Turnout 1,483 26.1 -3.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Fremington (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dick Jones 563
Conservative John Gill 537
Liberal Democrats Christopher Pascoe 383
Liberal Democrats Pauline Batt 380
Independent Bowser Harris 335
Independent Charles Piper 255
Green Stephen Barnes 123
Turnout 2,576 42.9 +6.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Georgeham & Mortehoe (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Wilkinson 602
Conservative Pat Barker 464
Liberal Democrats Stuart Maskell 461
Conservative Eddie Short 417
Green Michael Harrison 203
Green Rosemary Brian 165
Turnout 2,312 41.1 +4.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Heanton Punchardon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrea Davis 345 71.0 +17.0
Liberal Democrats Rod Hawes 141 29.0 -17.0
Majority 204 42.0 +34.0
Turnout 486 32.0 -1.6
Conservative hold Swing
Ilfracombe Central (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Crabb 594
Conservative Brian Yabsley 493
Liberal Democrats Wendy Butler 313
Liberal Democrats Frank Pearson 313
Turnout 1,713 30.3 -3.7
Independent hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Ilfracombe East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mike Edmunds 386 48.3 +9.9
Conservative Paul Crockett 351 43.9 +11.7
BNP Dave Moore 63 7.9 +7.9
Majority 35 4.4 -1.8
Turnout 800 42.4 -3.9
Independent hold Swing
Ilfracombe West (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Wright 740
Conservative Robert Darell 588
Liberal Democrats Geoff Fowler 525
Liberal Democrats Janice Donovan 419
Turnout 2,272 34.1 -3.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Instow[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Moores 316 53.2 +17.9
Liberal Democrats Reginald Cane 278 46.8 +12.5
Majority 38 6.4 +5.4
Turnout 594 44.3 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Landkey, Swimbridge & Taw (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Butt 630
Conservative David Luggar 621
Liberal Democrats Walter White 603
Independent Cliff Bell 484
Conservative Robert Street 424
Green Ian Godfrey 222
Green Anna Wotton 162
Turnout 3,146 43.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Longbridge (Barnstaple) (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Des Brailey 895
Conservative Silvia Harrison 667
Liberal Democrats Andrew Cann 418
Liberal Democrats Steve Upcott 310
Green Clive Robins 209
Turnout 2,499 41.1 -2.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Lynton & Lynmouth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Suzette Hibbert unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Marwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joe Tucker 416 47.5 -8.1
Conservative Jim Pile 373 42.6 -1.8
Green Micky Darling 87 9.9 +9.9
Majority 43 4.9 -6.3
Turnout 876 58.0 +2.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Newport (Barnstaple) (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Harrison 623
Conservative John Mathews 611
Liberal Democrats Frank Edwards 495
Liberal Democrats Brian Macbeth 470
Green Ricky Knight 450
Green Amanda Wycherley 281
Turnout 2,930 43.6 +7.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
North Molton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Edgell unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Pilton (Barnstaple) (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Greenslade 768
Liberal Democrats Mair Manuel 727
Green L'Anne Knight 310
Conservative June Pearson 280
Conservative Robert Tickell 254
Turnout 2,339 39.7 -1.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
South Molton (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Worden 664
Liberal Democrats Susan Sewell 612
Conservative Jeremy Yabsley 532
Conservative Douglas Dowling 430
Green Jackie Morningmist 199
Turnout 2,437 37.4 -10.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Witheridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nancy Lewis 511 58.7 +6.7
Liberal Democrats Kate Palmer 360 41.3 -6.7
Majority 151 17.3 +13.4
Turnout 871 48.6 +4.3
Conservative hold Swing
Yeo Valley (Barnstaple) (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Haywood 637
Liberal Democrats Colin Payne 610
Conservative Kath Chugg 199
Green Sarah Willoughby 190
Communist Paul Dyer 96
Turnout 1,732 28.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "North Devon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Tories get control of North Devon". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "District Elections Thursday May 3rd 2007: District Elections Results". North Devon Council. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011.