2011 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election

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20 of 60 seats to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
Turnout45%
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Labour
Seats won 34 11
Seat change Steady 2
Popular vote 23,607 10,489
Percentage 54.0 24.0

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Independent
Seats won 13 2
Seat change -2 Steady
Popular vote 7,937 1,335
Percentage 18.1 3.1

Basingstoke and Deane UK local election 2011 map.svg

Council control before election

Conservative Party (UK)

Council control after election

Conservative Party (UK)

The 2011 Basingstoke and Deane Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Election result

The election had 21 seats being contested, with the contest in Popley East being a by-election after Mary Brian resigned from the council.[2] The Conservatives remained in control of the council with 34 seats, while Labour gained 2 seats to have 11 councillors.[3] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats lost one seat, but remained the second largest group with 13 seats.[3] Independents stayed on 2 seats, while the Basingstoke First Community Party lost its only seat on the council.[4] Overall turnout in the election was 45%.[5]

Labour narrowly gained the seat of Brighton Hill North from the Liberal Democrats and took South Ham from the Conservatives.[6] However the Conservatives won Hatch Warren and Beggarwood, where the previous councillor, Phil Heath from the Basingstoke First Community Party, had stood down at the election.[6] The winner in Hatch Warren and Beggarwood, Conservative Rebecca Bean, became the youngest councillor at the age of 24.[6] There were also close results in Baughurst and Tadley North, and Winklebury, with the Conservatives holding both seats over the Liberal Democrat and Labour parties respectively. Meanwhile, independent Martin Biermann held his seat in Chineham with 1,335 votes, compared to 1,252 votes for Conservative John Downes.[6]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Basingstoke and Deane Local Election Result 2011[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 1 1 0 61.9 54.0 23,607 +7.2%
  Labour 4 2 0 +2 19.0 24.0 10,489 +6.7%
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 1 -1 14.3 18.1 7,937 -12.4%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 4.8 3.1 1,335 +0.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 371 +0.2%
  Basingstoke First Community Party 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 -1.9%

Ward results

Basing[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Marks 2,325 70.5 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Emily Lawrence 524 15.9 -7.8
Labour Leslie Clarke 448 13.6 +3.0
Majority 1,801 54.6 +12.6
Turnout 3,297 50 -25
Conservative hold Swing
Baughurst and Tadley North[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Round 930 44.7
Liberal Democrats Warwick Lovegrove 900 43.3
Labour David Carr 249 12.0
Majority 30 1.4
Turnout 2,079 51 +10
Conservative hold Swing
Bramley and Sherfield[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ranil Jayawardena 1,324 66.2
Liberal Democrats Janice Spalding 385 19.2
Labour Stephen Rothman 292 14.6
Majority 939 47.0
Turnout 2,001 48 +9
Conservative hold Swing
Brighton Hill North[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carolyn Wooldridge 579 36.9 +20.8
Liberal Democrats Thomas Mitchell 536 34.2 -20.9
Conservative Marc Wheelhouse 454 28.9 +0.1
Majority 43 2.7
Turnout 1,569 40 -23
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Izett 1,563 69.9 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Anthony Davies 305 13.6 -11.9
Labour Romilla Wickremeratne 228 10.2 +10.2
UKIP Emily Blatchford 139 6.2 +0.3
Majority 1,258 56.3 +19.2
Turnout 2,235 51 -23
Conservative hold Swing
Chineham[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Martin Biermann 1,335 46.6 +38.0
Conservative John Downes 1,252 43.7 -15.6
Labour Simon Broad 275 9.6 -4.8
Majority 83 2.9
Turnout 2,862 43 -28
Independent hold Swing
Eastrop[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stuart Parker 791 54.1 +3.3
Conservative Katie Black 421 28.8 -3.4
Labour Philip Courtenay 251 17.2 +0.3
Majority 370 25.3 +6.7
Turnout 1,463 38 -22
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Grove[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ronald Hussey 1,238 58.7 +3.2
Conservative Penny Bates 634 30.1 -3.9
Labour Nigel Wooldridge 237 11.2 +0.7
Majority 604 28.6 +7.1
Turnout 2,109 46 -23
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hatch Warren and Beggarwood[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rebecca Bean 1,754 68.8 +10.7
Labour Carl Reader 403 15.8 +15.8
Liberal Democrats Ruth Day 394 15.4 -14.4
Majority 1,351 53.0 +24.7
Turnout 2,551 39 -31
Conservative gain from Basingstoke First Community Party
Kempshott[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rita Burgess 1,855 68.0 +12.6
Labour Walter McCormick 584 21.4 +7.5
Liberal Democrats Stephen Whitechurch 289 10.6 -8.4
Majority 1,271 46.6 +10.2
Turnout 2,728 49 -32
Conservative hold Swing
Kingsclere[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donald Sherlock 1,366 72.6
Labour James Gibb 516 27.4
Majority 850 45.2
Turnout 1,882 48 +7
Conservative hold Swing
Norden[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Hood 1,328 60.9 +14.8
Conservative Jim Holder 642 29.4 -3.4
Liberal Democrats Richard Whitechurch 211 9.7 -11.3
Majority 686 31.5 +18.2
Turnout 2,181 36 -24
Labour hold Swing
Oakley and North Waltham[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Golding 2,017 69.3 +7.9
Labour Barnaby Wheller 514 17.7 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Cooper 378 13.0 -13.4
Majority 1,503 51.7 +16.8
Turnout 2,909 53 -22
Conservative hold Swing
Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paula Baker 852 41.2 +17.1
Conservative Lyn Hardy 630 30.4 +1.6
Labour Colin Phillimore 497 24.0 +24.0
UKIP George Garton 91 4.4 +4.4
Majority 222 10.8
Turnout 2,070 54 -19
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Pamber and Silchester[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marilyn Tucker 1,507 78.7
Labour Terry Price 407 21.3
Majority 1,100 57.4
Turnout 1,914 53 +9
Conservative hold Swing
Popley East[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shelley Phelps 829 67.0 +19.1
Conservative Paul Watts 309 25.0 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Liam Elvish 99 8.0 -13.1
Majority 520 42.0 +25.0
Turnout 1,237 34 -22
Labour hold Swing
South Ham[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Watts 1,359 54.0 +14.8
Conservative Rebecca Sanders 852 33.8 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Madeline Hussey 307 12.2 -12.1
Majority 507 20.1 +17.4
Turnout 2,518 39 -23
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Tadley Central[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen West 609 59.3 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Jo Slimin 321 31.3 -11.2
Labour Stanley Howes 97 9.4 +6.2
Majority 288 28.0 +16.2
Turnout 1,027 49 +3
Conservative hold Swing
Tadley South[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Musson 1,084 59.2
Labour Simon Cooper 306 16.7
Liberal Democrats Ian Hankinson 300 16.4
UKIP John Bentham 141 7.7
Majority 778 42.5
Turnout 1,831 42 +10
Conservative hold Swing
Upton Grey and The Candovers[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Ruffell 1,077 85.1 -6.4
Labour Nigel Pierce 189 14.9 +6.4
Majority 888 70.1 -13.0
Turnout 1,266 57 +10
Conservative hold Swing
Winklebury[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steven Peach 1,002 49.9 -0.7
Labour Lea Jeff 901 44.8 +14.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Berwick-Gooding 107 5.3 -10.2
Majority 101 5.0 -14.8
Turnout 2,010 44 -21
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  2. ^ Richards, Adam (5 May 2011). "Election day for Basingstoke and Deane". Basingstoke Observer. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Conservatives keep Basingstoke but Labour gain seats". BBC News Online. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  4. ^ Meredith, Jane (6 May 2011). "Conservatives retain control of borough council". Newbury Weekly News. Retrieved 20 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Result of Borough Election of 5 May 2011". Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
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Preceded by
2010 Basingstoke and Deane Council election
Basingstoke and Deane local elections Succeeded by
2012 Basingstoke and Deane Council election