Map of the results of the 2010 Hastings council election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue.
Map of the results of the 2010 Hastings council election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue.

The 2010 Hastings Borough Council elections were held on 6 May 2010, with half of the council's seats up for election. The Labour Party regained control of the council from no overall control, despite suffering a heavy defeat in the nationwide general election that was held on the same day. Overall turnout was 61.9%. The election in Ore ward was delayed due to the death of the Conservative candidate following the close of nominations.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Hastings Local Election Result 2010
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 5 0 +5 64.7 40.2 15,352 +5.5
  Conservative 6 0 3 -3 35.3 37.2 14,222 -5.3
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 2 -2 0 20.6 7,857 +1.6
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 531 -0.7
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 252 +0.7

Ward results

Ashdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wilson 1,568 51.2 -13.2
Labour Terri Dowling 867 28.3 +9.4
Liberal Democrats Alan Roscoe 625 20.4 +3.8
Majority 701 22.9 -22.6
Turnout 3,060 65.8 +31.1
Conservative hold Swing
Baird
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Turner 889 42.8 +4.8
Conservative Terry Fawthrop 829 39.9 -11.1
Liberal Democrats Susan Tait 359 17.3 +6.3
Majority 60 2.9
Turnout 2,077 58.3 +20.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Braybrooke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Godfrey Daniel 1,360 54.5 +1.3
Conservative Amanda Charlesworth 702 28.1 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Oliver Maloney 432 17.3 +4.5
Majority 658 26.4 +7.2
Turnout 2,494 66.1 +24.8
Labour hold Swing
Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lee Clark 1,226 50.0 +3.5
Conservative Graeme Williams 627 25.6 +9.7
Liberal Democrats Colin Dormer 598 24.4 +5.9
Majority 599 24.4 -3.6
Turnout 2,451 55.8 +19.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Central St Leonards
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeremy Birch 1,123 53.5 +7.0
Conservative Bhatti Anwar 530 25.2 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Paul Smith 447 21.3 +5.9
Majority 593 28.3 +8.6
Turnout 2,100 50.3 +18.9
Labour hold Swing
Conquest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eve Martin 1,461 53.0 +4.1
Labour David Baker 745 27.0 +13.5
Liberal Democrats Anne Gallop 551 20.0 -10.5
Majority 716 26.0 -19.4
Turnout 2,757 72.1 +26.7
Conservative hold Swing
Gensing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Cartwright 1,095 46.6 +9.5
Conservative Rob Lee 682 29.0 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Chris Benner 573 24.4 -7.8
Majority 413 17.6 +12.7
Turnout 2,350 57.6 +20.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Hollington (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bruce Dowling 844 21.7
Labour Emily Westley 734 18.9
Conservative Liam Atkins 707 18.2
Conservative Mark Charlesworth 631 16.2
Liberal Democrats Vanessa Burton 428 11.0
Liberal Democrats Tricia Kennelly 328 8.4
BNP David Lovett 217 5.6
Turnout 3,889 53.1 +28.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Maze Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joy Waite 1,195 48.8 -14.1
Labour Ted Bacon 749 30.6 +8.2
Liberal Democrats Christopher Dodwell 506 20.7 +6.0
Majority 446 18.2 -22.3
Turnout 2,450 60.4 +25.7
Conservative hold Swing
Old Hastings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hodges 1,153 39.5 +9.3
Conservative Stuart Padget 952 32.6 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Stuart Murphy 811 27.8 -7.2
Majority 201 6.9
Turnout 2,916 67.1 +24.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Ore (Delayed until 17 June 2010)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Wincott 608 47.7 +12.8
Conservative Stuart Padget 475 37.3 -13.0
Liberal Democrats Anne Scott 158 12.4 -2.4
BNP Nick Prince 33 2.6 +2.6
Majority 133 10.4
Turnout 1,274 34.2 -0.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Silverhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Gurney 854 36.5 -10.8
Labour Nigel Sinden 838 35.8 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Beamount 397 17.0 +3.4
Independent Stephen Springthorpe 252 10.8 +10.8
Majority 16 0.7 -7.4
Turnout 2,341 67.4 +34.1
Conservative hold Swing
St Helens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Corello 1,276 43.4 -15.1
Labour Michael Ward 1,098 37.4 +13.2
Liberal Democrats John Tunbridge 546 19.2 +2.0
Majority 178 6.0 -28.3
Turnout 2,920 73.4 +23.3
Conservative hold Swing
Tressell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jay Kramer 876 45.8 +8.8
Conservative John Dawson 487 25.5 -2.2
Liberal Democrats Charlene Floyd 401 21.0 +0.3
BNP Nick Prince 147 7.7 -6.9
Majority 389 20.3 +11.1
Turnout 1,911 54.8 +25.3
Labour hold Swing
West St. Leonards
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Finch 1,105 44.6 -3.9
Labour Ken Maitland 830 33.5 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Tony Seymour 542 21.9 +8.3
Majority 275 11.1 +0.4
Turnout 2,477 63.9 +28.1
Conservative hold Swing
Wishing Tree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Roberts 1,051 43.4 -3.3
Conservative Chris Pillow 772 31.9 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Jane Wainwright 465 19.2 +3.8
BNP Mick Turner 134 5.5 +5.5
Majority 279 11.5 +2.7
Turnout 2,422 62.7 +26.4
Labour hold Swing

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