2007 Plymouth City Council election[1]
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19 of the 57 seats to Plymouth City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 25 28 3
Seats before 26 29 2
Seats won 11 8 0
Seats after 31 26 0
Seat change Increase5 Decrease3 Decrease2
Popular vote 28,199 19,591 9,959
Percentage 43.1% 29.9% 15.2%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2007 Plymouth City Council elections.
Councillor John Lock of Plympton Erle ward defected from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservatives in January 2007.[2]

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2007 Plymouth City Council election was held on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party gained control of the council from the Labour Party.[3][4]

Overall results

2007 Plymouth City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 5 0 Increase5 57.9 43.1 28,199
  Labour 8 1 4 Decrease3 42.1 29.9 19,591
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 15.2 9,959
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.9 1,896
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.2 2,718
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.0 2,597
  BNP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 498
Total 19 65,458

Ward results

Budshead

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jonathan Drean 1,731 47.5%
Labour Michael Fox 1,387 38.0%
Liberal Democrats Janet Crocker 528 14.5%
Majority 344 9.4%
Turnout 3,646 38.7%
Conservative gain from Labour

Compton

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Stark 2,025 52.6%
Liberal Democrats Steve Smith 776 20.2%
Labour Margaret Storer 599 15.6%
Green Josie Bannon 236 6.1%
UKIP Ronald Coombes 212 5.5%
Majority 1,249 32.5%
Turnout 3,848 42.8%
Conservative hold

Devonport

Location of Devonport ward
Location of Devonport ward
Devonport 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mark Coker 1,258 44.2%
Conservative Jim Bell 854 30.0%
Liberal Democrats Sarah Flockton 416 14.6%
UKIP Syd Brooks 316 11.1%
Majority 404 14.2%
Turnout 2,844 31.6%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Note: The seat was won for Labour the previous time it was contested in 2003, by Bernard Brotherton who subsequently defected to the Liberal Democrats.[5]

Drake

Location of Drake ward
Location of Drake ward
Drake 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Andy Fox 542 31.9%
Liberal Democrats Karen Gillard 527 31.0%
Labour Carol Blackburn 289 17.0%
Green Saul Walker 137 8.1%
Independent David Santillo 133 7.8%
UKIP Andrew Leigh 71 4.2%
Majority 15 0.9%
Turnout 1,699 27.0%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Efford and Lipson

Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Efford and Lipson 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Claude Miller 1,346 42.4%
Conservative Mary Orchard 994 31.3%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Goldthorp 568 17.9%
Green Tean Mitchell 263 8.3%
Majority 352 11.1%
Turnout 3,171 33.3%
Labour hold

Eggbuckland

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Lynda Bowyer 1,847 44.6%
Labour Derick Bray 1,155 27.9%
Independent Lee Finn 502 12.1%
Liberal Democrats Robert McVicar 492 11.9%
Green Raymond Delamare 141 3.4%
Majority 692 16.7%
Turnout 4,137 40.8%
Conservative gain from Labour

Ham

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Tudor Evans 1,460 44.4%
Conservative Stuart Charles 1,227 37.4%
Liberal Democrats Emma Swann 598 18.2%
Majority 233 7.1%
Turnout 3,285 34.2%
Labour hold

Honicknowle

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mark Lowry 1,272 38.2%
Conservative Edward Delbridge 753 22.6%
Independent Paul Carter 669 20.1%
Liberal Democrats Gillian Hirst 349 10.5%
Independent Ivor Lucas 178 5.3%
Green Daniel Knaeble 108 3.2%
Majority 519 15.6%
Turnout 3,329 32.7%
Labour hold

Moor View

Location of Moor View ward
Location of Moor View ward
Moor View 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Susan Dann 1,506 40.3%
Conservative Anna Chapman 1,444 38.7%
Liberal Democrats David Jolly 357 9.6%
Independent Geoffrey Shepherdson 292 7.8%
Green Nicola Bannon 136 3.6%
Majority 62 1.7%
Turnout 3,735 39.8%
Labour hold

Peverell

Location of Peverell ward
Location of Peverell ward
Peverell 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Mahony 2,228 52.5%
Liberal Democrats Deborah Earl 792 18.7%
Labour John Sewell 693 16.3%
Green Don Allen 349 8.2%
UKIP Graeme Peters 182 4.3%
Majority 1,436 33.8%
Turnout 4,244 43.4%
Labour hold

Plympton Erle

Location of Plympton Erle ward
Location of Plympton Erle ward
Plympton Erle 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Terri Beer 1,331 49.2%
Liberal Democrats Paul Rowe 514 19.0%
Labour Ross Burns 449 16.6%
UKIP John Roberts 172 6.4%
BNP Mark Cooper 144 5.3%
Green Colin Bannon 93 3.4%
Majority 817 30.2%
Turnout 2,703 39.2%
Liberal Democrats hold

Plympton St Mary

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Partick Nicholson 2,807 67.9%
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Dustan 681 16.5%
Labour Steven Lemin 463 11.2%
Green Nicola Hawker 186 4.5%
Majority 2,126 51.4%
Turnout 4,137 42.2%
Conservative hold

Plymstock Dunstone

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Viney 2,666 65.8%
Labour Kenneth Morrish 666 16.4%
Liberal Democrats Charlotte Smith 507 12.5%
Green Wendy Miller 213 5.3%
Majority 2,000 49.4%
Turnout 4,052 41.0%
Conservative hold

Plymstock Radford

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ken Foster 1,958 50.8%
Labour Valerie Burns 599 15.6%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Radmore 409 10.6%
UKIP Roger Bullock 408 10.6%
Independent Roger Dodd 328 8.5%
Green Colin Trier 150 3.9%
Majority 1,359 35.3%
Turnout 3,852 41.0%
Conservative hold

St Budeax

Location of St Budeaux ward
Location of St Budeaux ward
St Budeaux 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour George Wheeler 1,317 42.9%
Conservative Peter Berrow 900 29.3%
Liberal Democrats Raymond McSweeney 437 14.2%
Independent Tom Williams 416 13.6%
Majority 417 13.6%
Turnout 3,070 32.8%
Labour hold

St Peter and the Waterfront

Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
St Peter and the Waterfront 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mark King 1,138 36.1%
Conservative Richard Ball 1,060 33.7%
Liberal Democrats Hugh Janes 395 12.5%
UKIP Ray Rees 312 9.9%
Green Clare O'Neill 166 5.3%
Independent Jo Jo 79 2.5%
Majority 78 2.5%
Turnout 3,150 33.5%
Labour hold

Southway

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Brian Roberts 1,547 40.1%
Conservative Pauline Murphy 1,520 39.4%
Liberal Democrats Jane Barwick 441 11.4%
BNP Robert Perkins 354 9.2%
Majority 27 0.7%
Turnout 3,862 41.1%
Conservative gain from Labour

Stoke

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke 2007
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Joan Watkins 1,459 39.7%
Conservative Michael Fletcher 1,182 32.2%
Liberal Democrats Mike Gillbard 595 16.2%
UKIP Richard Ellison 223 6.1%
Green Nicholas Byrne 217 5.9%
Majority 277 7.5%
Turnout 3,676 38.6%
Conservative gain from Labour

Sutton and Mount Gould

Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Sutton and Mount Gould 2007[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jean Nelder 1,292 42.8%
Conservative Edmund Shillabeer 826 27.4%
Liberal Democrats Peter York 577 19.1%
Green Louise Parker 323 10.7%
Majority 466 15.4%
Turnout 3,018 32.3%
Labour hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "English local elections 2007 - Plymouth". BBC News.
  2. ^ "Council defector not to quit seat". BBC News. 25 January 2007.
  3. ^ "Local elections 2007" (PDF). parliament.uk.
  4. ^ "Local Election Results 2007". Andrew Teale.
  5. ^ "Plymouth City Council - Councillors and Committees". Plymouth City Council. Archived from the original on 10 March 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  6. ^ http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/councilanddemocracy/elections/pccelections/pccelectionresults/pccelectionresults2003.htm