Map of the results of the 2007 Richmondshire District Council election. independents in light grey, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map of the results of the 2007 Richmondshire District Council election. independents in light grey, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2007 Richmondshire District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Richmondshire District Council in North Yorkshire, England. The whole council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

Election result

Richmondshire local election result 2007[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 15 0 4 -4 44.1 34.6 4,781 +13.1%
  Conservative 13 6 0 +6 38.2 29.9 4,133 +0.8%
  Liberal Democrats 6 0 2 -2 17.6 30.9 4,267 +3.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 421 +3.0%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 221 +1.6%

Ward results

Addlebrough[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Yvonne Peacock 539 88.5
Liberal Democrats John Weedon 70 11.5
Majority 469 77.0
Turnout 609 54.8
Independent hold Swing
Barton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Campbell Dawson 345 66.2 +66.2
Liberal Democrats Amanda Adams 176 33.8 -8.7
Majority 169 32.4
Turnout 521 51.4 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing
Bolton Castle[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Fairhurst unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Brompton on Swale and Scorton (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Heseltine 643
Independent James Fryer 475
Green Leslie Rowe 421
Turnout 1,539 41.0 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Catterick (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Branch 403
Independent Rob Johnson 318
Liberal Democrats Patrick Brennan 247
BNP Chris Goodwin 123
BNP Jack Goodwin 98
Turnout 1,189 42.4 +5.4
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Independent hold Swing
Colburn (3 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Bill Glover unopposed
Independent Helen Grant unopposed
Independent Peter Wood unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Croft[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jane Parlour unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gilling West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William Heslop unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Hawes and High Abbotside[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Blackie unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Hipswell (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alicia Tye 246
Independent Paul Cullen 240
Liberal Democrats Paula Quirie 164
Liberal Democrats Mark Goff 141
Turnout 791 23.0 +6.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Independent hold Swing
Hornby Castle[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Melva Steckles 294 65.0 +65.0
Independent Tony Pelton 158 35.0 -52.3
Majority 136 30.1
Turnout 452 41.7 +6.4
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Leyburn (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Duff 516
Conservative Fleur Butler 478
Liberal Democrats Kitty Weedon 286
Independent Derek Wallace 192
Turnout 1,472 40.0 +8.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Lower Wensleydale[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Keith Loadman 462 86.2
Independent Bernard Borman 74 13.8
Majority 388 72.4
Turnout 536 48.4
Independent hold Swing
Melsonby[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jimmy Wilson-Petch 171 34.9 +34.9
Liberal Democrats Celia Catesby 165 33.7 +33.7
Independent Tim Place 154 31.4 -25.1
Majority 6 1.2
Turnout 490 43.9 +6.5
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Middleham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Harrison-Topham 330 75.5
Liberal Democrats Gillian Wilson 107 24.5
Majority 223 51.0
Turnout 437 41.8
Conservative hold Swing
Middleton Tyas[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jill McMullon unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Newsham with Eppleby[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hamish Newhouse unopposed
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Penhill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Howard Thomas unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Reeth and Arkengarthdale[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Martin Bearpark unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Richmond Central (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Robinson 493
Liberal Democrats Clive World 480
Conservative David Johnson 465
Turnout 1,438 41.0 +0.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Richmond East (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Russell Lord 649
Liberal Democrats John Harris 560
Independent Tom Burrows 487
Turnout 1,696 49.4 +3.8
Independent hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Richmond West (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stuart Parsons 707
Liberal Democrats Linda Curran 671
Conservative Clare Grainger 242
Turnout 1,620 41.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Scotton (2 seats)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mark Bradbury 245
Independent Ken Lambert 189
Independent Malcolm Spark 161
Turnout 595 20.4 +2.6
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Swaledale[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Raymond Alderson 342 78.1 +51.1
Independent Patricia Whelan 96 21.9 +21.9
Majority 246 56.2
Turnout 438 46.1 -0.5
Independent hold Swing

By-elections between 2007 and 2011

Newsham with Eppleby

A by-election took place in Newsham with Eppleby on 7 August 2008 after the resignation of Conservative councillor Hamish Newhouse.[4] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Mick Griffiths with a majority of 165 votes over Liberal Democrat Amanda Adams.[4]

Newsham with Eppleby by-election 7 August 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mick Griffiths 295 59.4
Liberal Democrats Amanda Adams 130 26.2
Independent Tim Place 72 14.5
Majority 165 33.2
Turnout 497 46.8
Conservative hold Swing

Hipswell

A by-election was held in Hipswell on 15 October 2009 after the resignation of Cnservative councillor Alicia Tye.[5] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Stephanie Todd with a majority of 18 votes over Liberal Democrat Ann Bagley.[4]

Hipswell by-election 15 October 2009[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephanie Todd 144 39.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Ann Bagley 126 34.1 +8.9
Independent Kim Menham 99 26.8 -10.1
Majority 18 4.9
Turnout 369 12.5 -10.5
Conservative hold Swing

Middleham

A by-election was held in Middleham on 15 October 2009 after the resignation of Conservative councillor Roger Harrison-Topham.[5] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Rachel Allen with a majority of 210 votes over Liberal Democrat Gina Ramsbottom.[4]

Middleham by-election 15 October 2009[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rachel Allen 253 85.5 +10.0
Liberal Democrats Gina Ramsbottom 43 14.5 -10.0
Majority 210 70.9 +19.9
Turnout 296 27.9 -13.9
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Richmondshire". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  2. ^ 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 "District Council election" (PDF). Richmondshire District Council. Retrieved 25 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Results - Election 2007". The Times. NewsBank. 5 May 2007. p. 83. ISSN 0140-0460.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "District Council by-elections results 1973 to 2015" (PDF). Richmondshire District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b Willis, Joe (12 September 2009). "Power in the balance as councillors resign". The Northern Echo. NewsBank. p. 10. ISSN 2043-0442.