2010 Ipswich Borough Council election[1]

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16 of the 48 seats
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 21 19 8
Seats won 8 6 3
Seats after 23 18 7
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Decrease1
Popular vote 20,073 22,012 14,544
Percentage 34.9% 38.3% 25.3%

Ipswich UK local election 2010 map.svg
Map showing the 2010 local election results in Ipswich.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

Elections for Ipswich Borough Council were held on Thursday 6 May 2010. One third of the seats were up for election and the council remained under no overall control, with Labour as the largest party.

After the election, the composition of the council was:[2]

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition, which had governed Ipswich since 2004, continued in office.

Ward results

Alexandra

Alexandra[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Ken Bates 1,293
Liberal Democrats Nigel Cheeseman 1,271
Labour Julian Gibbs 1,150
Labour David Rowley 1,084
Conservative Oliver Hartley 899
Conservative Edward Phillips 828
Turnout 6,525
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats hold

Bixley

Bixley[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Russell Harsant 2,241 54.7%
Liberal Democrats Clive Witter 943 23.0%
Labour Alex Mayer 912 22.3%
Majority 1,298 31.7%
Turnout 4,096
Conservative hold

Bridge

Bridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour James Powell 1,364 40.6%
Conservative James Spencer 1,190 35.4%
Liberal Democrats Ric Hardacre 631 18.8%
Green Rick Deeks 175 5.2%
Majority 174 5.2%
Turnout 3,360
Labour hold

Castle Hill

Castle Hill[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Mary Young 1,927 47.8%
Labour John Harris 1,053 26.1%
Liberal Democrats Robert Chambers 849 21.1%
Green Jenny Overett 200 5.0%
Majority 874 21.7%
Turnout
Conservative hold

Gainsborough

Gainsborough[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Keith Rawlingson 1,618 46.6%
Conservative Julie Mayes 1,150 33.1%
Liberal Democrats Mat Baker 707 20.3%
Majority 468 13.5%
Turnout 3,475
Labour hold

Gipping

Gipping[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jeannette MacArtney 1,458 46.8%
Conservative Steve Flood 980 31.5%
Liberal Democrats Ann Groves 676 21.7%
Majority 478 15.3%
Turnout 3,114
Labour hold

Holywells

Holywells[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative George Debman 1,528 44.3%
Liberal Democrats David Jermy 999 29.0%
Labour Bex Robinson 919 26.7%
Majority 529 15.3%
Turnout 3,446
Conservative hold

Priory Heath

Priory Heath[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John Legrys 1,525 42.8%
Conservative Kym Stroet 1,211 34.0%
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Jacob 823 23.1%
Majority 314 8.8%
Turnout 3,559
Labour hold

Rushmere

Rushmere[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Denise Terry 1,702 41.1%
Labour Lindsey Rawlingson 1,541 37.2%
Liberal Democrats Robin Whitmore 896 21.6%
Majority 161 3.9%
Turnout 4,139
Conservative hold

Sprites

Sprites[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Hamil Clarke 1,432 43.8%
Conservative Bob Hall 1,347 41.2%
Liberal Democrats Jamie Scott 492 15.0%
Majority 85 2.6%
Turnout 3,271
Labour gain from Conservative

St John's

St John's[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sandy Martin 1,700 40.1%
Conservative Pam Kelly 1,564 36.9%
Liberal Democrats Jill Atkins 974 23.0%
Majority 136 3.2%
Turnout 4,238
Labour hold

St Margaret's

St Margaret's[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Inga Lockington 2,101 48.6%
Conservative Stephen Ion 1,420 32.9%
Labour Liz Cooper 613 14.2%
Green Amelia Drayson 186 4.3%
Majority 681 15.7%
Turnout 4,320
Liberal Democrats hold

Stoke Park

Stoke Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Nadia Cenci 1,386 42.3%
Labour Barry Studd 1,089 33.2%
Liberal Democrats Sarolta Lillywhite 485 14.8%
BNP Dennis Boater 190 5.8%
Green Barry Broom 128 3.9%
Majority 297 9.1%
Turnout 3,278
Labour gain from Conservative

Westgate

Westgate[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mary Blake 1,363 41.4%
Liberal Democrats Timothy Lockington 1,005 30.5%
Conservative Robert Brown 925 28.1%
Majority 358 10.9%
Turnout 3,293
Labour hold

Whitehouse

Whitehouse[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Ball 1,127 35.4%
Conservative Paul Carter 1,125 35.3%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Williams 931 29.2%
Majority 2 0.1%
Turnout 3,183
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Whitton

Whitton[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Christopher Stewart 1,417 42.1%
Labour Stephen Connelly 1,129 33.6%
Liberal Democrats Heidi Williams 819 24.3%
Majority 288 8.5%
Turnout 3,365
Conservative gain from Labour

References

  1. ^ Andrew Teale. "Local Election Results 2010". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Election 2010". BBC News.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Ipswich Borough Council Election - 6th May 2010" (PDF). Ipswich Borough Council. 6 May 2010.