The Broxbourne Council election, 2010 was held to elect council members of the Broxbourne Borough Council, a local government authority in Hertfordshire, England.[1]

Composition of expiring seats before election

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 2006 Joyce Ball No
Bury Green Conservative 2006 Martin Greensmyth Yes
Cheshunt Central Conservative 2006 Keith Brown Yes[Table note 1]
Cheshunt North Conservative 2006 Kay Leese No
Flamstead End Conservative 2006 Paul Seeby Yes
Goffs Oak Conservative 2006 Mark Mills-Bishop Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 2006 Alan Smith No
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 2006 Kenneth Ayling Yes
Rosedale Conservative 2006 David Lewis Yes
Rye Park Conservative 2006 Moyra O'Neill No
Theobalds Conservative 2006 Carol Crump-Eynon Yes
Waltham Cross Labour 2006 Malcolm Aitken Yes
Wormley & Turnford Conservative 2006 Gordon Nicholson Yes
  1. ^ Keith Brown stood in Hoddesdon North Ward in 2010.

Election results

Broxbourne Local Election Result 2010
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 0 0 0 92.31 59.69 25,615 -3.77
  Labour 1 0 0 0 7.69 21.09 9,051 +1.89
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0.00 11.26 4,830 +9.27
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.00 7.96 3,417 -7.38

Results summary

An election was held in all 13 wards on Thursday 6 May 2010.

The May 2010 election saw the largest number of Liberal Democrat candidates in a Broxbourne election since the whole council was elected in 1999 following the Boundary Commission review.

The Liberal Democrats succeeded in achieving 3rd place in the popular vote despite fielding the smallest number of candidates (9) of any party.

The overall BNP result was the worst achieving by the party in recent years. All of the BNP candidates finished in last place in the 10 wards the BNP contested.

Additionally the BNP share of the vote fell by over 7% when compared with the last Broxbourne Council elections held in 2008.

No seats changed hands in this election.

The new political balance of the council following this election was:

The next Local Government Election was scheduled to be held on 5 May 2011 when seats will be contested in all of the 13 wards.

In December 2010 Councillor Joanne Welch left the Conservative Group[2] and sat as an Independent member. As a result of this the new political balance of the council was:

Ward results

Broxbourne Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sheila Ann Benford 2,359 65.60 -5.43
Liberal Democrats Peter Raymond Huse 826 22.97 +10.80
Labour Raymond Harold Cook 411 11.43 +1.86
Majority 1,533
Turnout 3,596 71.59
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Greensmyth 1,566 53.91 -5.76
Labour Ian Graham Hunter 534 18.38 0.56
Liberal Democrats Michael Robert Hanks 432 14.87 +14.87
BNP Wendy Jane Ward 373 12.84 -10.17
Majority 1,032
Turnout 2,905 61.45
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jason Brimson 2,251 64.83 -2.02
Labour Christopher John Simonovitch 813 23.42 +6.65
BNP Ramon Paul Johns 408 11.75 -4.63
Majority 1,438
Turnout 3,472 61.68
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Kenneth Clark 1,852 56.17 -8.42
Labour Peter George Charles Alford 676 20.50 +1.76
Liberal Democrats Amanda Jane Newman 427 12.96 +12.96
BNP Carolyn Iles 342 10.37 -6.30
Majority 1,176
Turnout 3,297 59.75
Conservative hold Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Nicholas Seeby 2,056 60.36 -7.73
Labour Shirley McInnes 524 18.38 +3.97
Liberal Democrats Michael Cripps 471 13.83 +13.83
BNP Ian John Seeby 355 10.42 -7.08
Majority 1,532
Turnout 3,406 64.67
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Bevis James Mills-Bishop 3,194 76.72 -0.51
Labour Cherry Lorraine Robbins 649 15.59 +4.30
BNP Russell Jesse Shevill 320 7.69 -3.79
Majority 2,545
Turnout 4,163 67.14
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Martin Brown 2,317 62.67 -10.33
Liberal Democrats Fraser Scott 556 15.04 +15.04
Labour Edward Herbert Hopwood 548 14.82 +0.07
BNP Terence Frederick Savage 276 7.47 -4.78
Majority 1,761
Turnout 3,697 66.75
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Alan Ayling 1,832 56.60 -3.08
Liberal Democrats Kirstie Jane Mounsteven De Rivaz 742 22.92 +9.57
Labour Neil Harvey 663 20.48 +5.68
Majority 1,090
Turnout 3,237 58.79
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Arthur Lewis 1,167 57.15 -3.68
Labour Alexander David McInnes 456 22.33 +11.21
BNP Stephen McCole 419 20.52 -7.23
Majority 711
Turnout 2,042 61.02
Conservative hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Victor Bellamy 1,559 50.50 -6.20
Labour Annette Judith Marples 783 25.36 -5.68
Liberal Democrats Michael John Winrow 482 15.61 +15.61
BNP William James Dewick 263 8.52 -3.64
Majority 776
Turnout 3,087 59.32
Conservative hold Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Ann Crump-Eynon 2,197 66.02 +0.89
Labour Ronald Douglas McCole 1,131 33.98 +11.80
Majority 1,066
Turnout 3,328 61.12
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm David Aitken 1,137 41.53 -0.26
Conservative Jill Thatcher 1,027 37.51 +6.27
Liberal Democrats Nigel Francis De Rivaz 326 11.91 +11.91
BNP Christopher David Francis 248 9.06 -17.90
Majority 110
Turnout 2,738 53.52
Labour hold Swing
Wormley & Turnford Ward Result 6 May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gordon Nicholson 2,238 56.73 -6.56
Labour Tom Michael Stone 726 18.40 -1.11
Liberal Democrats Doreen Angela Bossis 568 14.40 +14.40
BNP Mark Anthony Gerrard 413 10.47 -6.73
Majority 1,512
Turnout 3,945 58.31
Conservative hold Swing

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References

  1. ^ "Trailer - Local Elections May 2010". 4 May 2008. Archived from the original on 10 June 2008.
  2. ^ Ford, Martin (31 December 2010). "Independent councillor refuses to resign Cheshunt seat after leaving Tories". Archived from the original on 4 January 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Borough Election 2010 Results". Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-29.