2008 Stevenage Borough Council election

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13 of the 39 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 32 3
Seats before 32 2
Seats won 8 4
Seats after 30 5
Seat change Decrease2 Increase3
Popular vote 8,361 7,382
Percentage 40.1% 35.4%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Liberal Democrats UKIP
Last election 4 0
Seats before 4 1
Seats won 1 0
Seats after 3 1
Seat change Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 3,489 853
Percentage 16.8% 4.1%

Stevenage UK local election 2008 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2007 Stevenage Borough Council elections.
Councilor Marion Mason defected from Conservatives to UKIP in January 2008.[1]

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

Elections to Stevenage Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election; the seats which were last contested in 2004. The Labour Party stayed in overall control of the council.

The election saw the Conservative party gain 3 seats but the Labour party remained firmly in control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:[2]

Election result

Stevenage Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 1 3 -2 61.5 40.1 8,361 -6.7%
  Conservative 4 3 0 +3 30.8 35.4 7,382 +5.2%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 -1 7.7 16.8 3,489 -4.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 853 +4.1%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 517 +2.5%
  Free England Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 158 +0.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 67 -0.5%

Ward results

Bandley Hill

Location of Bandley Hill ward
Location of Bandley Hill ward
Bandley Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lilian Strange 671 41.7 -10.1
Conservative Anita Speight 486 30.2 -0.3
English Democrat Carl Cooper 301 18.7 +18.7
Liberal Democrats Gordon Knight 153 9.5 -8.2
Majority 185 11.5 -9.8
Turnout 1,611 33.9 +1.5
Labour hold Swing

Bedwell

Location of Bedwell ward
Location of Bedwell ward
Bedwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Cullen 788 52.6 -8.1
Conservative Christine Saint-Leitner 467 31.2 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Leonard Lambert 243 16.2 +2.1
Majority 321 21.4 -14.1
Turnout 1,498 32.0 -4.3
Labour hold Swing

Chells

Location of Chells ward
Location of Chells ward
Chells
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vickie Warwick 792 43.8 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Gareth Steiner 540 29.8 -11.0
Conservative Matthew Wyatt 478 26.4 +9.1
Majority 252 14.0 +12.9
Turnout 1,810 38.0 -1.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Longmeadow

Location of Longmeadow ward
Location of Longmeadow ward
Longmeadow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Hurst 688 40.4 +1.2
Labour Bruce Jackson 640 37.6 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Ralph Baskerville 199 11.7 -7.3
UKIP Julie Seddon 177 10.4 +10.4
Majority 48 2.8
Turnout 1,704 39.5 +1.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Manor

Location of Manor ward
Location of Manor ward
Manor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Graham Snell 805 40.8 -13.6
Conservative Susan Smith 609 30.9 +7.7
Labour Joseph Sherry 458 23.2 +0.8
UKIP Carol Knowles 101 5.1 +5.1
Majority 196 9.9 -21.3
Turnout 1,973 41.3 +0.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Martins Wood

Location of Martins Wood ward
Location of Martins Wood ward
Martins Wood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dilys Clark 611 37.6 -1.4
Labour Janet Raynor 574 35.3 -8.3
English Democrat John Cooper 216 13.3 +13.3
Liberal Democrats Barbara Segadelli 116 7.1 -10.3
Green Tom Moore 67 4.1 +4.1
UKIP Andrew Elwell 40 2.5 +2.5
Majority 37 2.3
Turnout 1,624 35.9 +1.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Old Town

Location of Old Town ward
Location of Old Town ward
Old Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Fraser 886 42.1 +8.4
Labour Hugh Tessier 860 40.9 -8.1
Liberal Democrats Tennille Steiner 193 9.2 +0.1
UKIP Rick Seddon 165 7.8 +7.8
Majority 26 1.2
Turnout 2,104 41.2 -1.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Pin Green

Location of Pin Green ward
Location of Pin Green ward
Pin Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Speller 649 47.6 -4.0
Conservative Leslie Clark 402 29.5 +6.5
Free England Party Richard Aitkins 158 11.6 +11.6
Liberal Democrats Mary Griffith 155 11.4 -1.1
Majority 247 18.1 -10.5
Turnout 1,364 32.0 -5.3
Labour hold Swing

Roebuck

Location of Roebuck ward
Location of Roebuck ward
Roebuck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Lloyd 578 39.7 -12.5
Conservative Roger Gill 482 33.1 +2.4
UKIP Vicky Peebles 229 15.7 +15.7
Liberal Democrats Denise Baskerville 168 11.5 -5.5
Majority 96 6.6 -14.9
Turnout 1,457 32.9 -1.8
Labour hold Swing

St Nicholas

Location of St Nicholas ward
Location of St Nicholas ward
St Nicholas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Henry 605 44.5 -6.3
Conservative Gillian Mould 460 33.8 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Heather Snell 295 21.7 -0.2
Majority 145 10.7 -12.8
Turnout 1,360 31.6 -2.2
Labour hold Swing

Shephall

Location of Shephall ward
Location of Shephall ward
Shephall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Pickersgill 646 47.4 -8.9
Conservative Ralph Dimelow 355 26.0 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Baskerville 221 16.2 -3.2
UKIP Bob Layson 141 10.3 +10.3
Majority 291 21.4 -10.6
Turnout 1,363 31.3 -1.3
Labour hold Swing

Symonds Green

Location of Symonds Green ward
Location of Symonds Green ward
Symonds Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laurie Chester 733 47.6 -14.0
Conservative Paul Mould 599 38.9 +11.1
Liberal Democrats Clive Hearmon 209 13.6 +3.0
Majority 134 8.7 -25.1
Turnout 1,541 35.8 -3.0
Labour hold Swing

Woodfield

Location of Woodfield ward
Location of Woodfield ward
Woodfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Notley 859 60.6 +5.3
Labour Richard Rawlings 367 25.9 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Katherine Lloyd 192 13.5 -2.2
Majority 492 34.7 +8.4
Turnout 1,418 36.3 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Stevenage Conservative councillor defects to UKIP". The Comet. 29 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Elections 2008". BBC News.