2010 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

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20 seats of 60 to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
Turnout67.5
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 34 14
Seat change +1
Popular vote 30,179 19,664
Percentage 46.8 30.5

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour Independent
Seats won 9 2
Popular vote 11,169 1,706
Percentage 17.3 2.6


Council control before election

Conservative Party (UK)

Council control after election

Conservative Party (UK)

The 2010 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. It was part of the wider English Local Elections, which were postponed from their usual date of the first Thursday of May so that they could coincide with the General Election of that year. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1][2]

Background

Between the 2008 election and 2010, 2 Conservatives councillors left the party.[3] Husband and wife Phil and Christine Heath split from the Conservatives in 2008 and formed the Basingstoke First Community Party,[3] which would contest the 2010 election.[2]

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives increase their majority on the council from 5 to 7 seats, after making 1 gain to have 34 councillors.[2] They retook Kempshott, which had formerly been held by the leader of the Basingstoke First Community Party, Christine Heath.[2] Heath did not defend the seat which she had held for the previous 7 years, instead she stood in Hatch Warren and Beggarwood ward, which was held by the Conservatives.[2] The other parties retained all the seats they had been defending, meaning the Liberal Democrats remained on 14 seats, Labour 9 and independents 2, while the Basingstoke First Community Party was left with 1 seat which was not contested at the election.[2] Overall turnout in the election was 67.5%.[4]

Basingstoke and Deane Local Election Result 2010[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 1 0 +1 45.0 46.8 30,179 -10.0%
  Liberal Democrats 6 0 0 0 30.0 30.5 19,664 +4.8%
  Labour 4 0 0 0 20.0 17.3 11,169 +2.2%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.0 2.6 1,706 +0.4%
  Basingstoke First Community Party 0 0 1 -1 0 1.9 1,200 +1.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 360 +0.6%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 202 +0.3%

Ward results

Basing[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Onnalee Cubitt 3,288 65.7
Liberal Democrats Stav O'Doherty 1,187 23.7
Labour Leslie Clarke 530 10.6
Majority 2,101 42.0
Turnout 5,005 75 +26
Conservative hold Swing
Brighton Hill North[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Gurden 1,393 55.1
Conservative Laura Edwards 728 28.8
Labour Carolyn Wooldridge 406 16.1
Majority 665 26.3
Turnout 2,527 63 +34
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Brighton Hill South[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Barnes 1,064 44.4
Conservative Marc Wheelhouse 900 37.6
Labour Shelley Phelps 431 18.0
Majority 164 6.8
Turnout 2,395 61 +32
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Brookvale and Kings Furlong[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Shaw 1,353 50.1
Conservative John Downes 840 31.1
Labour Philip Courtenay 510 18.9
Majority 513 19.0
Turnout 2,703 63 +32
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Buckskin[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Taylor 1,153 45.0
Labour Tony Jones 676 26.4
Liberal Democrats Tom Mitchell 529 20.7
BNP Ray Dobing 202 7.9
Majority 477 18.6
Turnout 2,560 55 +22
Conservative hold Swing
Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Horace Mitchell 2,130 65.6
Liberal Democrats Anthony Davies 925 28.5
UKIP Emily Blatchford 193 5.9
Majority 1,205 37.1
Turnout 3,248 74 +30
Conservative hold Swing
Chineham[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Miller 2,805 59.3
Liberal Democrats Liam Elvish 839 17.7
Labour Simon Broad 684 14.4
Independent Jo Walke 406 8.6
Majority 1,966 41.5
Turnout 4,734 71 +38
Conservative hold Swing
East Woodhay[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clive Sanders 1,211 71.2 -14.5
Liberal Democrats Pauleen Malone 491 28.8 +14.5
Majority 720 42.3 -29.2
Turnout 1,702 75 +34
Conservative hold Swing
Eastrop[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gavin James 1,172 50.8
Conservative Fiona Taylor 744 32.2
Labour Pauline Courtenay 391 16.9
Majority 428 18.6
Turnout 2,307 60 +28
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Grove[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Day 1,763 55.5
Conservative Penny Bates 1,081 34.0
Labour Nigel Wooldridge 333 10.5
Majority 682 21.5
Turnout 3,177 69 +27
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hatch Warren and Beggarwood[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terri Reid 2,686 58.1
Liberal Democrats Ruth Day 1,379 29.8
Basingstoke First Community Party Chris Heath 556 12.0
Majority 1,307 28.3
Turnout 4,621 70 +42
Conservative hold Swing
Kempshott[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hayley Eachus 2,586 55.4
Liberal Democrats Madeline Hussey 887 19.0
Labour Walter McCormick 647 13.9
Basingstoke First Community Party Tracy Cross 549 11.8
Majority 1,699 36.4
Turnout 4,669 81 +42
Conservative gain from Basingstoke First Community Party
Norden[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laura James 1,695 46.1
Conservative Rebecca Bean 1,206 32.8
Liberal Democrats Richard Whitechurch 773 21.0
Majority 489 13.3
Turnout 3,674 60 +30
Labour hold Swing
Oakley and North Waltham[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Finney 2,550 61.4
Liberal Democrats Robert Cooper 1,099 26.4
Labour Rick Dady 507 12.2
Majority 1,451 34.9
Turnout 4,156 75 +30
Conservative hold Swing
Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ian Tilbury 1,300 47.1
Conservative Lyn Hardy 797 28.8
Liberal Democrats Jeff Teagle 666 24.1
Majority 503 18.2
Turnout 2,763 73 +27
Independent hold Swing
Popley East[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew McCormick 988 47.9
Conservative Steve Oakley 638 31.0
Liberal Democrats Stephen Whitechurch 435 21.1
Majority 350 17.0
Turnout 2,061 56 +30
Labour hold Swing
Popley West[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Frankum 815 41.5
Conservative Sandra Miller 708 36.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Berwick-Gooding 443 22.5
Majority 107 5.4
Turnout 1,966 60 +32
Labour hold Swing
South Ham[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Keating 1,606 39.2
Conservative John Holley 1,495 36.5
Liberal Democrats Janice Spalding 995 24.3
Majority 111 2.7
Turnout 4,096 62 +27
Labour hold Swing
Whitchurch[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Watts 1,792 59.1
Conservative Bill Judge 1,073 35.4
UKIP George Garton 167 5.5
Majority 719 23.7
Turnout 3,032 74 +28
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Winklebury[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Donnell 1,560 50.6
Labour Lea Jeff 950 30.8
Liberal Democrats Jade Doswell 479 15.5
Basingstoke First Community Party Karen Campbell 95 3.1
Majority 610 19.8
Turnout 3,084 65 +26
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Basingstoke & Deane". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Price, David Connop (10 May 2010). "Borough stays true blue". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b Price, David Connop (11 May 2009). "New party won't have name on ballot papers". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Election Result - Basingstoke borough election - 6 May 2010". Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Results by ward, announced today". Southern Daily Echo. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2011.


Preceded by
2008 Basingstoke and Deane Council election
Basingstoke and Deane local elections Succeeded by
2011 Basingstoke and Deane Council election