Elections to Daventry District Council in Northamptonshire, England were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.

No seats changed hands at the election with the Conservative Party winning 10 of the 12 seats up for election.[1] The British National Party were pleased with the second place they achieved in Drayton ward feeling they could build on the performance but the other parties were happy that they had been defeated.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Daventry Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 0 0 0 83.3 60.4 6,488 -8.5%
  Labour 1 0 0 0 8.3 18.8 2,016 +0.0%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 8.3 16.6 1,780 +14.0%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 451 +4.2%

Two Conservative candidates were unopposed.[3]

Ward results

Abbey North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gloria Edwards-Davidson 1,045 62.9 +13.2
Labour Chris Myers 356 21.4 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Neil Farmer 261 15.7 -9.3
Majority 689 41.5 +17.2
Turnout 1,662 25.9
Conservative hold Swing
Abbey South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deanna Eddon 686 68.1 +15.7
Labour Maureen Luke 197 19.6 -0.9
Liberal Democrats John Lathan 124 12.3 +12.3
Majority 489 48.5 +23.2
Turnout 1,007 35.4
Conservative hold Swing
Barby & Kilsby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Catherine Lomax 793 54.4 +2.6
Conservative John Richards 666 45.6 -2.6
Majority 127 8.8 +5.2
Turnout 1,459 53.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Boughton and Pitsford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Shephard Unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Braunston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet McCarthy 447 60.3 -11.7
Conservative Ian Nott 294 39.7 +11.7
Majority 153 20.6 -23.4
Turnout 741 51.8
Labour hold Swing
Brixworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Wiig Unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Drayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Annette Dunn 654 45.4 -10.9
BNP David Jones 451 31.3 +31.3
Labour Peter Luke 337 23.4 -20.3
Majority 203 14.1 +1.5
Turnout 1,442 30.8
Conservative hold Swing
Flore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wendy Amos 553 78.4 +1.5
Labour Beatrice Price 98 13.9 -9.2
Liberal Democrats Liz Pym 54 7.7 +7.7
Majority 455 64.5 +10.7
Turnout 705 46.0
Conservative hold Swing
Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thelma Hills 751 70.8 +23.8
Labour Nigel Carr 310 29.2 +7.2
Majority 441 41.6 +25.6
Turnout 1,061 25.9
Conservative hold Swing
Ravensthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Pasley-Tyler 535 74.2 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Bob Pratchett 123 17.1 +17.1
Labour Sue Myers 63 8.7 -12.1
Majority 412 57.1 -1.3
Turnout 721 49.8
Conservative hold Swing
Weedon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David White 679 70.1 -4.8
Liberal Democrats Chris Salaman 289 29.9 +17.2
Majority 390 40.2 -22.0
Turnout 968 37.4
Conservative hold Swing
Woodford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Griffin 625 64.5
Labour Hilary Bradley 208 21.5
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Adcock 136 14.0
Majority 417 43.0
Turnout 969 34.0
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "No change as Tories hold Daventry". BBC Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Election 'is backing for town vision'". Daventry Express. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Local elections to be held". Daventry Express. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008.