The 2008 Cambridge City Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Cambridge City Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other nationwide local elections.

Results summary

2008 Cambridge City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 8 Decrease 1 57.1 20 28 66.7 9,718 32.8 -0.3
  Labour 3 Decrease 2 21.4 8 11 26.2 7,624 25.7 -1.4
  Conservative 1 Increase 1 7.1 0 1 2.4 7,410 25.0 +0.1
  Green 1 Increase 1 7.1 0 1 2.4 3,374 11.4 -1.3
  Independent 1 Increase 1 7.1 0 1 2.4 851 2.9 N/A
  Left List 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 328 1.1 N/A
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 165 0.6 -0.5
  English Democrat 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 161 0.5 N/A

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Margaret Wright 812 41.4 +11.4
Labour John Durrant 645 32.9 -2.6
Conservative Andrew Bower 376 19.2 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Callie Leroux 129 6.6 -7.8
Majority 167 8.5
Turnout 1,962 31.0 +0.2
Green gain from Labour Swing Increase7.0

Arbury

Arbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Todd-Jones 941 35.3 ±0.0
Liberal Democrats Rhodri James 908 34.1 -1.7
Conservative Shapour Meftah 468 17.6 -2.7
Green Catherine Terry 187 7.0 -1.5
English Democrat Tim Hawke 161 6.0 N/A
Majority 33 1.2
Turnout 2,665 40.8 +3.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase0.9

Castle

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Hipkin 851 39.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Valerie Holt 707 32.4 -10.1
Conservative Edward MacNaghten 255 11.7 -14.1
Labour Sam Wakeford 225 10.3 -5.1
Green Stephen Lawrence 145 6.6 -9.7
Majority 144 6.6
Turnout 2,183 33.9 +4.1
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase24.6

Cherry Hinton

Cherry Hinton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Dryden 1,247 52.0 +5.9
Conservative Sarah El-Neil 827 34.5 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Savid Willingham 167 7.0 -3.5
Green Neil Ford 157 6.5 +1.2
Majority 420 17.5 +4.4
Turnout 2,398 39.2 -0.2
Labour hold Swing Increase2.0

Coleridge

Coleridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Howell 955 40.2 +8.3
Labour Tariq Sadiq 941 39.7 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Alain Desmeir 219 9.2 -4.6
Green Valerie Hopkins 193 8.1 -3.1
UKIP Albert Watts 65 2.7 -2.4
Majority 14 0.5
Turnout 2,373 39.4 +3.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase3.3

East Chesterton

East Chesterton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Liddle 777 38.4 +3.8
Conservative Kevin Francis 576 28.5 +0.9
Labour Stefan Haselwimmer 368 18.2 -3.4
Green Peter Pope 203 10.0 -0.7
UKIP Peter Burkinshaw 100 4.9 -0.5
Majority 201 9.9 +2.9
Turnout 2,024 34.5 -1.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase1.5

King's Hedges

King's Hedges
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Neil McGovern 760 40.6 +4.7
Labour Gerri Bird 562 30.1 -4.9
Conservative Cyril Weinman 419 22.4 +2.9
Green James Youd 129 6.9 -2.7
Majority 198 10.6 +9.6
Turnout 1,870 33.1 +0.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase4.8

Market

Market
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tim Bick 645 44.1 +1.7
Conservative Sheila Lawlor 342 23.4 +2.1
Labour Nick Dale 255 17.4 +2.6
Green Shayne Mitchell 222 15.2 -6.3
Majority 303 20.7 -0.2
Turnout 1,464 24.6 -1.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease0.2

Newnham

Newnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sian Reid 870 50.1 +5.2
Conservative James Strachan 427 24.6 -1.5
Green Jennifer Butler 238 13.7 -2.3
Labour William Redfern 200 11.5 -1.6
Majority 443 25.5 +6.7
Turnout 1,735 26.9 -1.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase3.2

Petersfield

Petersfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Bradnack 857 44.3 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Parkin 541 28.0 -6.9
Conservative Jonathan Newton 301 15.6 +5.4
Green Simon Sedgwick-Jell 236 12.2 +2.6
Majority 316 16.3 +5.8
Turnout 1,935 31.4 -7.3
Labour hold Swing Increase3.0

Queen Edith's

Queen Edith's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Amanda Taylor 1,250 49.9 -3.5
Conservative Donald Douglas 838 33.5 +3.8
Labour Jonathan Goodacre 233 9.3 +0.7
Green Martin Lawson 183 7.3 -0.9
Majority 412 16.5 -7.1
Turnout 2,504 40.9 -1.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease3.7

Romsey

Romsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Catherine Smart 791 37.2 +1.0
Labour Len Freeman 535 25.1 +1.9
Left List Tom Woodcock 328 15.4 N/A
Conservative Sam Barker 285 13.4 +2.3
Green Keith Garrett 189 8.9 -3.8
Majority 256 12.0 -1.0
Turnout 2,128 33.2 -1.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease0.5

Trumpington

Trumpington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Salah al-Bandar 985 45.9 +0.7
Conservative Peter Hase 828 38.6 +0.3
Green Ceri Galloway 178 8.3 -0.2
Labour Pamela Stacey 154 7.2 -0.7
Majority 157 7.3 +0.4
Turnout 2,145 38.7 +0.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase0.2

West Chesterton

West Chesterton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Nimmo-Smith 969 43.2 +3.2
Conservative Steven Mastin 513 22.9 ±0.0
Labour Mike Sargeant 461 20.5 ±0.0
Green Sarah Peake 302 13.5 -3.2
Majority 456 20.3 +3.2
Turnout 2,245 37.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase1.6

References

  1. ^ "Cambridge City Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. Retrieved 28 December 2021.