Elections to West Lindsey District Council were held on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrat Party held overall control of the council after what was seen as a straight fight with the Conservative Party.[1][2]

The election in Scotter ward was decided by the toss of a coin which the Conservative candidate won.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

West Lindsey Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 1 2 -1 50.0 47.8 6,429 +1.5%
  Liberal Democrats 5 2 1 +1 41.7 44.6 5,997 -2.5%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 8.3 2.0 263 +1.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 333 -1.8%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 225 +1.7%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 191 -0.1%

One Independent candidate was unopposed.

Ward results

Caistor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Alan Caine unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Gainsborough East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kristan Smith 716 70.3 +3.3
Conservative Paul Howitt-Cowan 303 29.7 -3.3
Majority 414 40.6 +6.6
Turnout 1,019 21.0 -2.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gainsborough North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pat O'Connor 668 46.7 -20.4
Conservative Gillian Bardsley 499 34.9 +10.0
Independent Stuart Morley 202 14.1 +14.1
UKIP Gordon Simmonds 60 4.2 +4.2
Majority 169 11.8 -30.4
Turnout 1,429 28.9 +4.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Gainsborough South-West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Judy Rainsforth 665 74.4 +16.4
Conservative Alan Beverley 168 18.8 +0.2
Independent Mike Parker 61 6.8 -1.7
Majority 497 55.6 +16.2
Turnout 894 24.6 -11.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Kelsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lewis Strange 808 84.3
Liberal Democrats Neil Taylor 110 11.5
UKIP Steven Pearson 41 4.3
Majority 698 72.8
Turnout 959 46.8
Conservative hold Swing
Lea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jessie Milne 525 56.0 +37.2
Liberal Democrats Ian Parsons 412 44.0 +9.9
Majority 113 12.0
Turnout 937 52.4 +8.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Middle Rasen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gary Fenwick 534 49.9 -4.7
Conservative Geoffrey Wiseman 425 39.7 +8.9
UKIP Dave Ranby 111 10.4 +10.4
Majority 109 10.2 -13.6
Turnout 1,070 47.5 +2.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Saxilby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jackie Brockway 934 54.0 -22.8
Conservative Giles McNeill 709 41.0 +17.8
UKIP Tony Wells 86 5.0 +5.0
Majority 225 13.0 -40.6
Turnout 1,729 42.0 -8.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Scotter
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Underwood-Frost 781 50.0 -4.2
Liberal Democrats John Burtenshaw 781 50.0 +4.2
Majority 0 0 -8.4
Turnout 1,562 42.1 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Torksey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Kinch 594 53.6 -7.8
Liberal Democrats Sue Bartle 289 26.1 -12.5
BNP Malcolm Porter 225 20.3 +20.3
Majority 305 27.5 +4.7
Turnout 1,108 48.8 +0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Welton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Parish 995 52.8 +10.1
Liberal Democrats Marlene Chapman 888 47.2 -10.1
Majority 107 5.6 -9.0
Turnout 1,883 43.7 -9.2
Conservative hold Swing
Yarborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Owen Bierley 622 73.3 +12.2
Labour John Indian 191 22.5 -16.4
UKIP Carol Pearson 35 4.1 +4.1
Majority 431 50.8 +28.6
Turnout 848 44.1 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Tories make gains in Lincolnshire". BBC Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Tories eyeing success in Lincoln". BBC Online. 28 April 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Heads or tails wins the seat". The Independent. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2008.