2008 Plymouth City Council election[1]
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19 of the 57 seats to Plymouth City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Labour
Last election 31 '26
Seats won 14 5
Seats after 37 20
Seat change Increase6 Decrease6
Popular vote 28,041 16,063
Percentage 47.3% 27.1%

Plymouth City Council election 2008 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2008 Plymouth City Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2008 Plymouth City Council election was held on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Plymouth City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party remained in control of the council with an increased majority.[2][3]

Overall results

2008 Plymouth City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 14 6 0 Increase6 73.7 47.3 28,041
  Labour 5 0 6 Decrease6 26.3 27.1 16,063
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 13.7 8,115
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.5 2,655
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.6 2,710
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.0 1,173
  BNP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.0 571
Total 19 59,328

Note: All changes in vote share are in comparison to the corresponding 2004 election.

Ward results

Budshead

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jack Thompson 1,717 53.8%
Labour Chris Mavin 987 30.9%
Liberal Democrats Tracy Lang 488 15.3%
Majority 730 22.9%
Turnout 3,192 33.9%
Conservative gain from Labour

Compton

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Richard Ball 1,947 57.6%
Liberal Democrats Emma Swann 478 14.1%
Labour Ross Burns 470 13.9%
Green Josie Bannon 252 7.5%
UKIP Andrew Leigh 234 6.9%
Majority 1,469 43.4%
Turnout 3,381 37.5%
Conservative hold

Devonport

Location of Devonport ward
Location of Devonport ward
Devonport 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Nicola Wildy 1,050 41.8%
Conservative Betty Gray 954 38.0%
Liberal Democrats Charles Earl 310 12.3%
Green Colin Bannon 198 7.9%
Majority 96 3.8%
Turnout 2,512 27.0%
Labour hold

Efford and Lipson

Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Efford and Lipson 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Brian Vincent 1,366 44.5%
Conservative Mary Orchard 1,055 34.3%
Liberal Democrats Simon Hayes 387 12.6%
Green Colin Trier 2,658.6%
Majority 311 10.1%
Turnout 3,073 32.2%
Labour hold

Eggbuckland

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Peter Brookshaw 1,828 47.2%
Labour John Smith 861 22.2%
Independent Lee Finn 682 17.6%
Liberal Democrats Laura Walker 333 8.6%
Green Raymond Delamare 170 4.4%
Majority 967 25.0%
Turnout 3,874 37.9%
Conservative hold

Ham

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Christopher Pattison 1,207 41.3%
Conservative Frederick Brimacombe 1,158 39.6%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Goldthorpe 387 13.2%
Green Andrew Pratt 173 5.9%
Majority 49 1.7%
Turnout 2,925 30.3%
Labour hold

Honicknowle

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Peter Smith 1,135 41.4%
Conservative Paul Rielly 935 34.1%
Liberal Democrats Gillian Hirst 433 15.8%
Green Nicholas Byrne 241 8.8%
Majority 200 7.3%
Turnout 2,744 26.9%
Labour hold

Moor View

Location of Moor View ward
Location of Moor View ward
Moor View 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Edward Delbridge 1,453 43.7%
Labour Paul Hutchings 1,153 34.7%
Liberal Democrats David Jolly 311 9.4%
UKIP Richard Barrett 297 8.9%
Green Nicola Bannon 111 3.3%
Majority 300 9.0%
Turnout 3,325 35.8%
Conservative gain from Labour

Peverell

Location of Peverell ward
Location of Peverell ward
Peverell 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Patricia Nicholson 2,036 55.1%
Labour John Sewell 626 17.0%
Green Don Allen 521 14.1%
Liberal Democrats Deborah Earl 510 13.8%
Majority 1,410 38.2%
Turnout 3,693 36.9%
Labour hold

Plympton Chaddlewood

Location of Plympton Chaddlewood ward
Location of Plympton Chaddlewood ward
Plympton Chaddlewood 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Salter 1,133 60.0%
Labour Pauline Murphy 300 15.9%
UKIP Jonathan Frost 233 12.3%
Liberal Democrats Steve Barton 223 11.8%
Majority 833 44.1%
Turnout 1,889 33.8%
Conservative hold

Plympton Erle

Location of Plympton Erle ward
Location of Plympton Erle ward
Plympton Erle 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Lock 1,499 60.4%
Labour Valerie Burns 391 15.8%
Liberal Democrats Wesley Rowe 347 14.0%
UKIP John Roberts 243 9.8%
Majority 1,108 44.7%
Turnout 2,480 36.2%
Conservative hold

Note: This Plympton Erle seat was won by Lock for the Liberal Democrats the previous time it was contested in 2004, but he defected to the Conservatives in 2007.[4]

Plympton St Mary

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Samantha Leaves 2,283 61.3%
Labour Darren Jones 461 12.4%
Liberal Democrats Liz Barton 385 10.3%
Independent James Sanderson 304 8.2%
UKIP Hugh Williams 291 7.8%
Majority 1,822 48.9%
Turnout 3,724 37.3%
Conservative hold

Plymstock Dunstone

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Kevin Wigens 2,300 59.2%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Kearney 636 16.4%
Labour Mike Fox 477 12.3%
UKIP Alan Skuse 417 10.7%
Independent Bruce Abbott 53 1.4%
Majority 1,664 42.9%
Turnout 3,883 39.8%
Conservative hold

Plymstock Radford

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Michael Leaves 1,962 54.5%
Labour Julia Olsen 686 19.0%
UKIP Roger Bullock 508 14.1%
Liberal Democrats Steven Lemin 447 12.4%
Majority 1,276 35.4%
Turnout 3,603 37.3%
Conservative hold

St Budeax

Location of St Budeaux ward
Location of St Budeaux ward
St Budeaux 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Gloria Bragg 1,003 36.5%
Labour Margaret Storer 983 35.7%
Liberal Democrats Ray McSweeney 559 20.3%
Green Roger Creagh-Osborne 205 7.5%
Majority 20 0.7%
Turnout 2,750 28.7%
Conservative gain from Labour

St Peter and the Waterfront

Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
St Peter and the Waterfront 2003
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Sally Stephens 1,064 36.6%
Labour Valentine Hiromeris 995 34.2%
Liberal Democrats Christina MacCullie 264 9.1%
BNP Michael Antonucci 233 8.0%
UKIP Sean O'Kane 216 7.4%
Independent Jo Jo 134 4.6%
Majority 69 2.4%
Turnout 2,906 30.7%
Conservative gain from Labour

Southway

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Peter Berrow 1,318 38.8%
Labour David Weekes 1,155 34.0%
Liberal Democrats Jane Barwick 583 17.2%
BNP Lawrence Miller 338 10.0%
Majority 163 4.8%
Turnout 3,394 %
Conservative gain from Labour

Stoke

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Reynolds 1,500 46.3%
Labour David Haydon 1,014 31.3%
Liberal Democrats Kirsty Barwick 382 11.8%
Green Wendy Miller 347 10.7%
Majority 486 15.0%
Turnout 3,243 34.8%
Conservative gain from Labour

Sutton and Mount Gould

Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Sutton and Mount Gould 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Edwin Rennie 985 36.0%
Conservative Edmund Shillabeer 896 32.7%
Liberal Democrats Peter York 413 15.1%
Green Tean Mitchell 227 8.3%
UKIP Jonquil Webber 216 7.9%
Majority 89 3.3%
Turnout 2,737 28.2%
Labour hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "Local elections: Plymouth". BBC News.
  2. ^ "Local elections 2008" (PDF). parliament.uk.
  3. ^ "Local Election Results 2008". Andrew Teale.
  4. ^ "Council defector not to quit seat". BBC News. 25 January 2007.
  5. ^ "| PLYMOUTH.GOV.UK". www.plymouth.gov.uk.