2008 Gloucester City Council election

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12 seats of 36 on council
19 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Paul James
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats before 15 9 12
Seats after 17 8 11
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Decrease1

The 2008 Gloucester City Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Gloucester City Council in England. Twelve of the 36 seats on the council were up for election, ten of which were the usual nominal third of the council. The other two were by-elections, being one in Barnwood ward (following the resignation of Phil Taylor of the Liberal Democrats) and the other in Barton and Tredworth ward (following the resignation of Carol Francis of Labour). The council remained under no overall control.[1] Paul James continued to serve as leader of the council after the election, leading a minority Conservative administration.[2]

Results

Gloucester City Council election, 2008[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 2 +2 44
  Liberal Democrats 4 1 -1 32
  Labour 2 1 -1 19
  Independent 2 2
  UKIP 0 2
  Green 0 1

Ward results

Abbey

Abbey 2008[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gordon Taylor 1,649 66
Labour Bernard James Mundy 411 16
Liberal Democrats John McFeely 305 12
UKIP Danny Sparkes 145 6
Turnout 2510
Conservative hold Swing

Barnwood

Barnwood 2008[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lise Noakes 1,311 25
Liberal Democrats John David McLellan 1,285 24
Conservative Eileen Margaret Barnes 1,158 22
Liberal Democrats Val O'Connor 1,034 20
Labour Jean Grigg 260 5
Labour John Garwood 223 4
Turnout 5271
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Barton and Tredworth

Barton and Tredworth 2008[4][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Usman Gani Bhaimia 937 22
Conservative Yakub Pandor 899 21
Labour Sonia Louise Friend 767 18
Labour Shaun James Shute 604 14
Conservative Tarren Anne Randle 495 11
Liberal Democrats Martin Bryan Ronald Horton 463 11
Green Jennifer Maureen Hume 164 4
Turnout 4329
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elmbridge

Elmbridge 2008[4][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Susan Angela Jones 940 55
Conservative Vic Rice 590 34
Labour David Hitchings 184 11
Turnout 1714
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Grange

Grange 2008[4][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Morgan 1,042 64
Labour Matthew William Gilson 357 22
Liberal Democrats Kevin Norman Daws 14 34
Turnout 1636
Conservative hold Swing

Hucclecote

Hucclecote 2008[4][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David John Brown 1,636 57
Conservative Brian Stanley Edge 1015 36
Labour Roger Alfred James Mills 206 7
Turnout 2857
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Longlevens

Longlevens 2008[4][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Porter 1,819 52
Liberal Democrats Di Phillips 1537 44
Labour Steve Richards 172 5
Turnout 3528
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Matson and Robinswood

Matson and Robinswood 2008[4][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Denise Smith 982 42
Conservative Ruth Lesley Jacobs 896 38
UKIP Mike Smith 243 10
Liberal Democrats Jonathon Christopher Trigg 237 10
Turnout 2358
Labour hold Swing

Moreland

Moreland 2008[4][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Anthony Hobbs 772 40
Conservative Lyn Cinderey 729 38
Liberal Democrats Andrew George Meads 155 8
Green Bryan John Meloy 130 7
UKIP Richard John Edwards 122 6
Turnout 1908
Labour hold Swing

Tuffley

Tuffley 2008[4][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Charles Dee 781 44
Independent Phil Jordan 594 33
Labour Steve Lugg 327 18
Liberal Democrats Michael Power 74 4
Turnout 1776
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election results in for councils". BBC News. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Council minutes, 19 May 2008" (PDF). Gloucester City Council. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Gloucester City Council - Thursday, 1st May 2008". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Gloucester City Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Election results for Abbey". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Election results for Barnwood". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Election results for Barton and Tredworth". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Election results for Elmbridge". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Election results for Grange". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Election results for Hucclecote". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Election results for Longlevens". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Election results for Matson and Robinswood". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  13. ^ "Election results for Moreland". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Election results for Tuffley". Democracy.gloucester. Retrieved 23 February 2021.