Map of the results of the 2010 Barnsley council election.
Map of the results of the 2010 Barnsley council election.

The 2010 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background

The previous election in 2008 saw Labour's majority reduced to just one seat.[3] The Barnsley Independent Group formed the main opposition with 22 seats compared to 32 for Labour, with Conservatives, a couple of other independents and 1 Liberal Democrat making up the council.[3]

Election result

The results saw Labour increase their majority from 1 to 11 seats after making 5 gains from the Barnsley Independent Group.[4][5]

Barnsley Local Election Result 2010[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 17 5 0 +5 81.0 44.2 45,131 +13.8%
  Barnsley Ind. 2 0 5 -5 9.5 19.5 19,891 -4.9%
  Conservative 2 0 0 0 9.5 17.1 17,428 +2.0%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 12.2 12,423 -4.9%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 6,175 -0.3%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 855 -4.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 140 -0.6%

Ward results

Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Bruff 2,024 47.6 +7.4
Liberal Democrats Peter Politano 693 16.3 -7.0
BNP Colin Porter 585 13.7 -1.6
Barnsley Ind. Robert Warburton 486 11.4 N/A
Conservative Howard Oldfield 468 11.0 +4.2
Majority 1,331 31.3
Turnout 4,256 53.5
Labour hold Swing
Cudworth[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joe Hayward 2,441 53.8 -3.6
BNP Terry Hubbard 619 13.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Pam Kershaw 577 12.7 N/A
Conservative Paul Buckley 378 8.3 +2.2
Independent Noel Shaw 249 5.5 N/A
Barnsley Ind. Jim Johnson 196 4.3 -32.3
Independent Tony Devoy 73 1.6 N/A
Majority 1,822 40.2 +16.2
Turnout 4,533 55.9
Labour hold Swing
Darfield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauline Markham 1,945 43.0 +14.6
Barnsley Ind. Trevor Smith 1,383 30.6 -13.8
Conservative Pamela Jenner 688 15.2 +8.5
BNP Steven O'Connor 507 11.2 -2.1
Majority 562 12.4
Turnout 4,523 56.6
Labour gain from Barnsley Ind. Swing
Darton East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Barnsley Ind. Harry Spence 2,263 43.7 -2.1
Labour Pauline Haigh 1,683 32.5 -+2.9
Conservative Peter Murray 741 14.3 -0.2
BNP Sharon Sutton 487 9.4 N/A
Majority 580 11.2
Turnout 5,174 60.9
Barnsley Ind. hold Swing
Darton West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Howard 2,351 43.8 -11.5
Barnsley Ind. Tony Conway 1,115 20.8 +8.0
Conservative Gordon Wilkinson 1,061 19.8 +12.7
BNP Ian Sutton 838 15.6 N/A
Majority 1,236 23.0 +15.0
Turnout 5,365 64.9
Labour hold Swing
Dearne North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Hancock 2,278 58.9 +3.6
Barnsley Ind. Kurt Garner 647 16.7 +3.9
BNP Raymond Hinchcliffe 595 15.4 N/A
Conservative Michael Toon 348 9.0 +1.9
Majority 1,631 42.2 +20.5
Turnout 3,868 48.2
Labour hold Swing
Dearne South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour May Noble 2,448 49.8 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Sarah Brook 1,381 28.1 -10.1
BNP John Bettney 690 14.0 -3.6
Conservative Stuart Wilkinson 328 6.7 +1.4
Barnsley Ind. Susan Garner 70 1.4 +4.0
Majority 1,067 21.7
Turnout 4,917 54.1
Labour hold Swing
Dodworth[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Barnsley Ind. Jack Carr 1,782 34.2 -13.9
Labour Dave Leech 1,705 32.8 -2.8
Conservative Andrew Barr 1,199 23.0 +6.7
BNP Alan Brown 517 9.9 N/A
Majority 77 1.5 -25.2
Turnout 5,203 66.3
Barnsley Ind. hold Swing
Hoyland Milton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robin Franklin 2,269 43.3 +1.3
Barnsley Ind. John Carr 1,114 21.3 -26.1
Conservative Geoffrey Thomas 709 13.5 +2.9
BNP Claire Holland 539 10.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mandy Saadallah 470 9.0 N/A
Green Paul White 140 2.7 N/A
Majority 1,155 22.0
Turnout 5,241 46.7
Labour gain from Barnsley Ind. Swing
Kingstone[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kath Mitchell 1,768 43.0 +9.6
Barnsley Ind. Noel Cowdell 1,378 33.5 -20.0
BNP Kevin Fisher 532 12.9 N/A
Conservative Howard Pearson 436 10.6 +4.3
Majority 390 9.5
Turnout 4,114 51.8
Labour gain from Barnsley Ind. Swing
Monk Bretton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Richardson 2,060 45.8 +5.5
Barnsley Ind. Clive Pickering 1,151 25.6 +0.8
BNP Jane Hubbard 853 19.0 +4.6
Conservative George Hill 436 9.7 +1.5
Majority 909 20.2
Turnout 4,500 54.6
Labour hold Swing
North East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Higginbottom 2,570 45.9 -24.0
Barnsley Ind. Stella Milner 1,539 27.5 N/A
Conservative Stephen Fowler 614 11.0 -19.1
BNP Winn Dashwood 580 10.4 N/A
Independent Eddie Devoy 294 5.3 N/A
Majority 1,031 18.4
Turnout 5,597 56.9
Labour hold Swing
Old Town[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Penny Lofts 2,067 40.5 +16.3
Barnsley Ind. Peter Middleton 1,767 34.6 -22.0
Conservative Clive Watkinson 704 13.8 +4.0
BNP Dean Walker 562 11.0 -0.4
Majority 300 5.9
Turnout 5,100 60.1
Labour gain from Barnsley Ind. Swing
Penistone East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Barnard 2,976 44.1 -
Labour Jill Hayler 1,845 27.3 -
Liberal Democrats Trish Arundel 1,410 20.9 -
BNP Daz Burrows 350 5.2 -
Barnsley Ind. Samantha Beardshall 167 2.5 -
Majority 1,131 16.8 -14.7
Turnout 6,748 72.5
Conservative hold Swing
Penistone West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Milner 2,871 48.7 +17.7
Labour Peter Starling 2,047 34.8 +11.4
BNP Paul James 512 8.7 -3.5
Barnsley Ind. Richard Beardshall 460 7.8 -17.0
Majority 824 14.0 -9.2
Turnout 5,890 66.2
Conservative hold Swing
Rockingham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Andrews 2,430 45.8 -0.4
Barnsley Ind. Martyn Burdin 1,381 26.0 -5.1
Conservative Elizabeth Hill 710 13.4 +2.5
BNP Robert Ellis 544 10.3 N/A
Independent Nigel Bailey 239 4.5 N/A
Majority 1,049 19.8
Turnout 5,304 60.8
Labour hold Swing
Royston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim Cheetham 2,175 46.1 +7.0
Liberal Democrats Danny Oates 1,078 22.8 +5.0
Conservative Lesley Watkinson 628 13.3 +5.3
BNP Paul Harris 564 12.0 -4.0
Barnsley Ind. Daniel Pickering 274 5.8 -13.1
Majority 1,097 23.2 -3.7
Turnout 4,719 56.4
Labour hold Swing
St. Helen's[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Butterwood 2,593 70.5 +20.5
BNP Lisa Brooksbank 634 17.2 N/A
Conservative Gillian Millner 453 12.3 +1.4
Majority 1,959 53.2 +37.5
Turnout 3,680 47.9
Labour hold Swing
Stairfoot[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Mathers 2,011 45.5 +9.6
Barnsley Ind. Jim Smith 1,361 30.8 -11.0
BNP Susan Harris 559 12.6 -3.3
Conservative Robert Kena 491 11.1 +4.7
Majority 650 14.7
Turnout 4,422 52.6
Labour gain from Barnsley Ind. Swing
Wombwell[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Wilde 2,617 57.7 +4.5
Conservative Keith Jenner 764 16.8 +9.7
BNP Jackie Bettney 738 16.3 +0.7
Barnsley Ind. Raymond Murdoch 419 9.2 -14.9
Majority 1,853 40.8 +13.4
Turnout 4,538 52.5
Labour hold Swing
Worsbrough[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Clarke 1,804 41.5 +1.9
Barnsley Ind. John Sanderson 938 21.6 -1.6
BNP Daniel Cooke 618 14.2 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Pat Durie 566 13.0 -2.2
Conservative Garry Needham 425 9.8 +4.1
Majority 866 19.9
Turnout 4,351 57.0
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Barnsley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "2010 Local Elections". Barnsley Council. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b Tingle, Len (3 May 2010). "Local elections may herald power shift in Yorkshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Local elections: Labour majority grows in Barnsley". Sheffield Star. 8 May 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
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