Map of the results of the 2007 Wyre Forest District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Health Concern in pink, Labour in red, Liberal in orange and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.
Map of the results of the 2007 Wyre Forest District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Health Concern in pink, Labour in red, Liberal in orange and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.

The 2007 Wyre Forest District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Wyre Forest District Council in Worcestershire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

The Conservatives remained the largest party on the council after winning 5 seats, but failing to gain a majority.[3] They gained a seat in Bewdley and Arley ward but lost one back in Mitton.[4] Health Concern were the only party to increase their number of seats after taking a seat from Labour by 11 votes in Areley Kings.[4][5] The defeated Labour councillor was their leader on the council, Jamie Shaw, who had been a councillor for 23 years.[4] The Liberals held both the seats they were defending, with Mike Price holding Offmore and Comberton where a long term councillor Mike Oborski had died in February.[6]

Following the election the leader of the council, Conservative Stephen Clee, stood down after 3 years in charge of the council after the disappointing results for his party.[7] He had been leader of his party in Wyre Forest for 6 years and was succeeded by John Campion.[7]

Wyre Forest local election result 2007[8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 5 1 1 0 35.7 35.7 8,486 -3.8%
  Health Concern 4 2 1 +1 28.6 30.8 7,327 -1.5%
  Labour 2 0 1 -1 14.3 15.8 3,760 -0.1%
  Liberal 2 0 0 0 14.3 10.4 2,463 +1.6%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 7.1 6.0 1,434 +2.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 169 +0.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 120 +0.3%

Ward results

Aggborough and Spennells[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Dyke 787 39.7 +15.8
Conservative Ammar Ahmad 648 32.7 -13.8
Health Concern John Griffiths 422 21.3 +0.3
Labour Adrian Sewell 127 6.4 +0.1
Majority 139 7.0
Turnout 1,984 38.1 +2.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Areley Kings[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Health Concern John Thomas 648 33.7 -5.1
Labour James Shaw 637 33.2 +10.2
Conservative Michael Partridge 636 33.1 -5.1
Majority 11 0.5
Turnout 1,921 41.2 +3.7
Health Concern gain from Labour Swing
Bewdley and Arley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Greener 956 46.4 +0.7
Health Concern Mavis Baillie 584 28.3 -4.6
Labour William Mason 383 18.6 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Dixon 138 6.7 +6.7
Majority 372 18.1 +5.3
Turnout 2,061 39.0 -3.2
Conservative gain from Health Concern Swing
Blakebrook and Chaddesley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Williams unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Broadwaters[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Health Concern Kenneth Stokes 822 41.7 +9.1
Conservative Mumshad Ahmed 498 25.3 -2.2
Liberal Shazu Miah 399 20.2 -5.6
Labour Paul Mills 253 12.8 -1.4
Majority 324 16.4 +11.3
Turnout 1,972 38.1 +5.6
Health Concern hold Swing
Cookley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Nicholls 448 46.9 +0.2
Conservative Julian Phillips 224 23.4 -8.4
Health Concern Caroline Godfrey 128 13.4 -8.2
Independent Stephen Rushton 120 12.6 +12.6
Liberal Democrats Vicky Dixon 36 3.8 +3.8
Majority 224 23.5 +8.6
Turnout 956 48.4 -2.0
Labour hold Swing
Franche[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Hingley 1,087 50.4 +16.3
Health Concern Christopher Thomas 578 26.8 -12.3
Labour Leroy Wright 403 18.7 -8.1
Liberal Kevin Hill 90 4.2 +4.2
Majority 509 23.6
Turnout 2,158 39.7 -1.5
Conservative hold Swing
Greenhill[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Harrison 971 52.3 +2.4
Health Concern Margaret Bradley 477 25.7 +2.8
Conservative Paul Marchant 294 15.8 +0.4
Green Vicky Dunn 114 6.1 +6.1
Majority 494 26.6 -0.4
Turnout 1,856 31.1 -1.1
Liberal hold Swing
Habberley and Blakebrook[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Kelly 736 35.6 +10.2
Health Concern Elizabeth Davies 641 31.0 -7.9
Conservative Arthur Buckley 590 28.5 -7.2
Liberal Alane Harvey 102 4.9 +4.9
Majority 95 4.6
Turnout 2,069 39.8 -2.0
Labour hold Swing
Lickhill[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Health Concern Jill Fairbrother-Millis 1,081 55.1 +1.4
Conservative David Little 624 31.8 -1.9
Labour Donovan Giles 207 10.6 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Clive Parsons 50 2.5 +2.5
Majority 457 23.3 +3.3
Turnout 1,962 35.5 -0.1
Health Concern hold Swing
Mitton[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Health Concern David Millis 827 42.6 -0.8
Conservative June Salter 819 42.2 -1.8
Labour Gary Watson 205 10.6 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Pamela Dixon 89 4.6 +4.6
Majority 8 0.4
Turnout 1,940 34.7 -0.2
Health Concern gain from Conservative Swing
Offmore and Comberton[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Price 901 44.3 +6.4
Conservative Gillian Onslow 686 33.8 -0.4
Health Concern James Parish 291 14.3 -3.2
Labour Daniel Watson 154 7.6 -2.8
Majority 235 10.5 +6.8
Turnout 2,032 37.8 -4.9
Liberal hold Swing
Sutton Park[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tracey Onslow 911 47.3 -2.2
Health Concern Raymond Barber 513 26.6 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Samantha Walker 294 15.3 +7.8
Labour David Prain 207 10.8 -2.8
Majority 398 20.7 +0.5
Turnout 1,925 35.2 +0.7
Conservative hold Swing
Wolverley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Hazlewood 513 55.6 +9.2
Health Concern Nigel Addison 315 34.1 +34.1
Green Katherine Spohrer 55 6.0 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Adrian Beavis 40 4.3 +4.3
Majority 198 21.5 +14.0
Turnout 923 52.3 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Wyre Forest". BBC News Online. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Election 2007 Results". The Times. 4 May 2007. p. 8.
  3. ^ Murphy, Emma (6 May 2007). "Blue blitz; Polling day misery for Labour as Tories take charge in Brum". Sunday Mercury. p. 30.
  4. ^ a b c "Shock as voters dump Labour party leader". Malvern Gazette. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Tory surge breaks Labour grip". Express & Star. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Win is tribute to veteran councillor's memory". Malvern Gazette. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Council's leader steps down". Express & Star. 7 May 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "District Council Election Results 2007". Wyre Forest District Council. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  9. ^ "Local election result for Blakebrook and Chaddesley". Malvern Gazette. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2010.[permanent dead link]