Map of the results of the 2007 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Sheppey First in grey, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2007.
Map of the results of the 2007 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Sheppey First in grey, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2007.

The 2007 Swale Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

The new Sheppey First party won four of the six seats they contested, taking Leysdown and Warden, Minster Cliffs, Sheppey Central and Sheerness East wards.[2] However the Conservatives remained in control of the council with 26 of the 47 councillors, despite also losing a seat in Queenborough and Halfway to Labour.[2] This gain meant Labour remained on 10 seats, while the Liberal Democrats lost 2 seats to have 6 councillors and 1 independent candidate was elected.[2][3][4]

Swale local election result 2007[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 2 4 -2 40.0 41.0 8,421 -4.1%
  Sheppey First 4 3 0 +3 26.7 18.2 3,741 +18.2%
  Labour 3 1 1 0 20.0 22.8 4,673 -4.8%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 2 -2 6.7 12.9 2,637 -7.1%
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 6.7 2.8 566 +2.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 225 +1.1%
  Against Kent Science Park's Residential Expansion 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 124 +0.6%
  Rock 'n' Roll Loony 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 94 0.5%
  Money Reform 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 38 +0.1%

Ward results

Borden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas Hampshire 429 53.7 +23.0
Liberal Democrats Brian Woodland 265 33.2 -31.0
Labour Peter Paige 105 13.1 +8.0
Majority 164 20.5
Turnout 799 42.3 +8.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Boughton and Courtenay[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Bobbin 1,023 66.7 -0.3
Labour Ash Rehal 247 16.1 +0.6
Green Timothy Valentine 225 14.7 +14.7
Money Reform Anne Belsey 38 2.5 +2.5
Majority 776 50.6 +1.0
Turnout 1,533 36.1 -6.9
Conservative hold Swing
Grove[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Duncan Dewar-Whalley 700 50.3 +10.8
Labour Mike Baldock 404 29.0 +9.9
Liberal Democrats Dave Manning 289 20.7 -13.7
Majority 296 21.2 +16.1
Turnout 1,393
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wright 1,099 66.9 -3.3
Labour Ruth Walker-Grice 274 16.7 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Bill Daw 269 16.4 +1.7
Majority 825 50.2 -4.9
Turnout 1,642
Conservative hold Swing
Leysdown and Warden[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sheppey First Pat Sandle 434 59.0 +59.0
Conservative Andy Booth 213 28.9 -29.7
Labour Matt Wheatcroft 89 12.1 -13.2
Majority 221 30.1
Turnout 736 33.3 +7.1
Sheppey First hold Swing
Milton Regis[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adam Tolhurst 504 41.7 +11.5
Liberal Democrats Berick Tomes 377 31.2 -15.8
Conservative Pat Martin 217 17.9 -0.2
Independent Andrew Crayford 65 5.4 +5.4
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Sheikh Mihand 47 3.9 -0.8
Majority 127 10.5
Turnout 1,210 34.5 -3.5
Labour hold Swing
Minster Cliffs[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sheppey First Christopher Boden 1,316 63.0 +63.0
Conservative Adrian Crowther 460 22.0 -18.7
Labour Robbie Stanbridge 183 8.8 -15.5
Liberal Democrats David Kemp 83 4.0 -21.3
Rock 'n' Roll Loony Mad Mike Young 47 2.2 +2.2
Majority 856 41.0
Turnout 2,089 37.8 +3.5
Sheppey First gain from Conservative Swing
Queenborough and Halfway[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Constable 780 40.6 -2.3
Conservative Peter Marchington 635 33.0 -10.8
Sheppey First Raymond Adams 507 26.4 +26.4
Majority 145 7.6
Turnout 1,922 34.7 -1.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Sheerness East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sheppey First Gemma Wray 332 35.1 +35.1
Labour Jennie Ronan 301 31.8 -5.0
Conservative Kelly Carruthers 210 22.2 -9.3
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Howe 103 10.9 -10.1
Majority 31 3.3
Turnout 946 26.9 -0.4
Sheppey First gain from Labour Swing
Sheerness West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Worrall 603 49.5 -9.6
Sheppey First David Cassidy 408 33.5 +33.5
Conservative Jane Morris 207 17.0 -7.7
Majority 195 16.0 -18.4
Turnout 1,218 30.2 +1.4
Labour hold Swing
Sheppey Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sheppey First Lesley Ingham 744 45.3 +45.3
Conservative Christine Coles 522 31.8 -5.9
Labour David Sargent 246 15.0 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Colin Howe 130 7.9 -2.6
Majority 222 13.5
Turnout 1,642 27.8 -3.2
Sheppey First gain from Conservative Swing
St Michaels[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nick Williams 641 46.8 +4.1
Conservative Derek Carnell 525 38.3 -4.0
Labour Shelley Cheeseman 203 14.8 -0.2
Majority 116 8.5 +8.0
Turnout 1,369 37.3 -3.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Teynham and Lynsted[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Barnicott 802 60.1 +3.5
Labour Ken Rowles 368 27.6 +8.6
Liberal Democrats David Spurling 164 12.3 +12.3
Majority 434 32.5 +0.3
Turnout 1,334 33.7 -3.0
Conservative hold Swing
West Downs[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Monique Bonney 501 57.7 +57.7
Conservative Donald Jordan 368 42.3 -33.8
Majority 133 15.4
Turnout 869 44.0 +6.2
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Woodstock[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Willicombe 1,011 55.6 +9.4
Labour Christine Truelove 366 20.1 +5.6
Liberal Democrats Anne Jenkins 316 17.4 -17.1
Against Kent Science Park's Residential Expansion Joe Brown 124 6.8 +6.8
Majority 645 35.5 +23.8
Turnout 1,817 44.8 -6.9
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Swale". BBC News Online. 3 May 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Swale: Sheppey First! wins four seats". Kent Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Election 2007 Results". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 2007. p. 8.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Local Election Results 2007". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 31 March 2015.