2009 Leicestershire County Council election

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All 55 seats to Leicestershire County Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 30 12
Seats before 31 11
Seats won 36 14
Seat change Increase 6 Increase 2
Popular vote 96,123 58,814
Percentage 44.3 27.1
Swing Increase 2.6 Decrease 1.4

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour BNP
Last election 13 0
Seats before 12 0
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Decrease 9 Increase 1
Popular vote 33,549 26,279
Percentage 15.5 12.1
Swing Decrease 10.5 Increase 10.9

Map showing the results of the 2009 Leicestershire County Council elections.

Party before election

Conservative

Elected Party

Conservative

Elections to Leicestershire County Council took place on 4 June 2009,[1] having been delayed from 7 May, in order to coincide with elections to the European Parliament. A total of 55 councillors were elected from 52 wards across the county's 7 districts. The Conservatives held control of the council and increased their majority from 5 to 17 seats after gaining many seats from Labour who lost 70% of their seats. The BNP fielded many more candidates than at the last election which caused their vote share to increase dramatically.

Results

Leicestershire County Council election, 2009
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 36 7 1 +6 65.5 44.3 96,123 +2.6
  Liberal Democrats 14 3 1 +2 25.5 27.1 58,814 −1.4
  Labour 4 0 9 −9 7.2 15.5 33,549 −10.5
  BNP 1 1 0 +1 1.8 12.1 26,279 +10.9
  Independent 0 0 0 ±0 0.0 0.9 1,941 −1.4
  English Democrat 0 0 0 ±0 0.0 0.1 436 N/A

Division results

Results for individual divisions are shown below.[2] They have been divided into their respective Districts or Boroughs and listed alphabetically.

District of Blaby

Blaby and Glen Parva (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alan Bailey 1,949 54.1 +3.7
Conservative Marian Broomhead 960 26.7 −3.8
BNP Roy Dodge 455 12.6 N/A
Labour Gary Jacques 238 6.6 −12.5
Turnout 3,602 38.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.8
Braunstone Town (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jo Fox 1,214 37.7 −9.9
Conservative Damian Stuart 1,045 32.5 −1.1
BNP Gary Reynolds 547 17.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Felicity Pollard 412 12.8 −6.0
Turnout 3,218 38.3
Labour hold Swing −4.4
Cosby and Countesthorpe (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Jennings 2,097 57.9 +7.8
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Welsh 597 16.5 −8.7
Labour Michael Howkins 488 13.5 −11.2
BNP Martin Brown 442 12.2 N/A
Turnout 3,624 40.4
Conservative hold Swing +8.3
Enderby Meridian (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jackie Dickinson 1,543 53.4 +16.5
Labour Bill Wright 720 24.9 −10.7
BNP Michael Robinson 626 21.7 +14.2
Turnout 2,889 32.2
Conservative hold Swing +13.6
Glenfields (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Page 1,253 39.9 +1.1
Liberal Democrats John Springthorpe 1,161 37.0 +6.7
BNP John Walton 505 16.1 +11.7
Labour David Hodgen 218 6.9 −16.3
Turnout 3,137 40.2
Conservative hold Swing −2.8
Kirby Muxloe and Leicester Forest East (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Parsons 2,122 59.2 +5.2
Labour Malcolm Fox 502 14.0 −11.6
Liberal Democrats David Pollard 488 13.6 −1.7
BNP Paul Preston 474 13.2 +8.1
Turnout 3,586 40.7
Conservative hold Swing +8.4
Narborough and Whetstone (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Garner 1,960 54.4 +10.8
Liberal Democrats Alex Dilks 628 17.4 ±0.0
BNP Kerri Sharpe 532 14.8 N/A
Labour David Hodgen 483 13.4 −12.3
Turnout 3,603 35.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.4
Stanton Croft and Normanton (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernie White 2,197 57.2 −9.2
Liberal Democrats David Searle 768 20.0 N/A
BNP Maurice Collett 506 13.2 N/A
Labour Sandra Parkinson 368 9.6 −24.0
Turnout 3,839 40.5
Conservative hold Swing −14.6

Borough of Charnwood

Birstall (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Wilson 1,489 36.9 −24.0
Conservative Stuart Jones 1,442 35.7 −3.4
BNP Peter Cheeseman 644 15.9 N/A
Labour Claire Poole 464 11.5 N/A
Turnout 4,039 42.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing −10.3
Bradgate (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Snartt 2,475 57.9 +5.9
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Welsh 1,259 29.5 −11.2
BNP James Taylor 538 12.6 +5.3
Turnout 4,272 44.5
Conservative hold Swing +8.6
Loughborough East (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jewel Miah 1,597 48.8 −7.2
Conservative Jenny Bokor 674 20.6 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Christopher Maden 572 17.5 +1.5
BNP Kevan Stafford 432 13.2 N/A
Turnout 3,275 35.0
Labour hold Swing −3.8
Loughborough North (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Betty Newton 1,321 40.1 −1.1
Conservative Jane Hunt 1,035 31.4 +0.8
BNP Julia Green 506 15.4 +11.2
Liberal Democrats Diane Horn 432 13.1 −10.9
Turnout 3,294 33.2
Labour hold Swing −1.0
Loughborough North West (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Max Hunt 1,408 44.0 −2.7
Conservative David Goss 884 27.6 −4.5
Independent Roy Campsall 625 19.5 N/A
BNP Gavin Leist 281 8.8 N/A
Turnout 3,198 33.0
Labour hold Swing +0.9
Loughborough South (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Slater 1,289 36.1 +2.9
Labour Neville Stork 1,264 35.4 −3.2
Liberal Democrats Roy Kershaw 573 16.1 −5.4
BNP Michael Pickering 442 12.4 N/A
Turnout 3,568 32.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing −3.1
Loughborough South West (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Lewis 1,947 50.3 +6.7
Liberal Democrats David Walker 1,034 26.7 −2.3
Labour David Goss 617 15.9 −6.2
BNP Christopher Canham 272 7.0 N/A
Turnout 3,870 42.2
Conservative hold Swing +4.5
Quorn and Barrow (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Kershaw 1,983 53.3 +8.5
Liberal Democrats Stephen Coltman 662 17.8 −4.4
Labour Sandie Forrest 619 16.6 −12.7
BNP Maurice Oatley 459 12.3 +8.6
Turnout 3,723 41.6
Conservative hold Swing +6.5
Rothley and Mountsorrel (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Osborne 1,878 51.7 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Ted Smith 664 18.3 +1.7
BNP Carol Collett 650 17.9 +11.6
Labour Justin Smith 443 12.2 −19.0
Turnout 3,635 38.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.1
Shepshed (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Radford 1,466 32.9 −3.9
Labour Kevin Parker 1,123 25.2 −17.7
Liberal Democrats Cynthia Popley 1,094 24.5 +4.2
BNP Edmond Thomson 778 17.4 N/A
Turnout 4,461 41.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing −6.9
Sileby and the Wolds (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Shepherd 1,795 52.1 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Collingswood 724 21.0 +0.3
BNP Stephen Denham 497 14.4 N/A
Labour Ivor Perry 431 12.5 −16.0
Turnout 3,447 40.3
Conservative hold Swing +0.5
Syston Fosse (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dave Houseman 1,714 56.3 +5.5
BNP Catherine Duffy 779 25.6 +14.9
Labour Terry Bark 549 18.0 −20.5
Turnout 3,042 36.2
Conservative hold Swing −4.7
Syston Ridgeway (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Preston 1,688 52.6 −2.8
BNP John Hurst 621 19.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Fiona Henry 558 17.4 +1.6
Labour Mike McLoughlin 341 10.6 −18.1
Turnout 3,208 39.7
Conservative hold Swing +0.5

The Conservative councillor for Syston Ridgeway died on Thursday 18 August 2011. A by-election was held on 3 November 2011 and was won by Stephen John Hampson.

Thurmaston (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Harley 1,322 48.9 +7.6
Labour Steve Brown 593 21.9 −14.3
BNP John Hurst 529 19.6 +12.6
Liberal Democrats Bernard Singleton 260 9.6 −1.9
Turnout 2,704 36.9
Conservative hold Swing +11.0

References

  1. ^ Leicestershire County Council election, 2009 overall results, Leicestershire County Council website
  2. ^ Leicestershire County Council election, 2009 ward results, Leicestershire County Council website