2011 Colchester Borough Council election

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20 seats (out of 60 seats)
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 26 seats, 39.9% 24 seats, 37.6%
Seats before 26 24
Seats won 7 9
Seats after 26 24
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 11,890 15,806
Percentage 27.5 36.5
Swing Decrease12.4 Decrease1.1

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour Independent
Last election 7 seats, 13.0% 3 seats, 3.9%
Seats before 7 3
Seats won 3 3
Seats after 7
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 9,487 2,649
Percentage 21.9 6.1
Swing Increase8.9 Increase2.2
Map of the results of the 2011 Colchester council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and independents in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2011.
Map of the results of the 2011 Colchester council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and independents in light grey. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2011.

The 2011 Colchester Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Colchester Borough Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

No seats changed hands at the election with the Liberal Democrats remaining on 26 seats after holding 7 seats, ahead of the Conservatives, who stayed on 24 seats after retaining the 9 seats they had been defending.[3] Meanwhile, Labour retained 3 seats to keep 7 councillors and 1 independent retained his seat.[3] Among those to hold their seats were the Liberal Democrat group leader Martin Hunt in Christ Church ward and the Labour group leader Tim Young in St Andrews, while the closest result saw Conservative Pauline Hazell retain Shrub End by 123 votes from the Liberal Democrats[3][4]

The coalition between the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the independents remained in charge, with Liberal Democrat Anne Turrell staying as leader of the council,[5] after holding her seat in Mile End at the election.[3][4]

2011 Colchester Borough Council election[1][6]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 9 Steady 45.0 15 24 40.0 15,806 36.5 –1.1
  Liberal Democrats 7 Steady 35.0 19 26 43.3 11,890 27.5 –12.4
  Labour 3 Steady 15.0 4 7 11.7 9,487 21.9 +8.9
  Independent 1 Steady 5.0 2 3 5.0 2,649 6.1 +2.2
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 3,280 7.6 +2.2
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 171 0.4 New

Ward results

Berechurch[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Harris 1,565 64.6 +32.1
Conservative Andrew Bright 450 18.6 -5.2
Liberal Democrats Bruno Hickman 334 13.8 -26.9
Green Maria Iacovou 73 3.0 +0.0
Majority 1,115 46.0
Turnout 2,422 38.3 -20.2
Labour hold Swing
Birch & Winstree[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Ellis 1,430 68.7 +5.8
Labour James Spencer 282 13.5 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Gillian Collins 234 11.2 -9.9
Green Tobie Glenny 136 6.5 +1.7
Majority 1,148 55.1 +13.3
Turnout 2,082 47.1 -25.4
Conservative hold Swing
Castle[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Barlow 1,113 40.1 -1.7
Green Peter Lynn 715 25.7 +4.2
Conservative Bruce Halling 583 21.0 -5.2
Labour Luke Dopson 368 13.2 +2.6
Majority 398 14.3 -1.3
Turnout 2,779 39.5 -19.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Christ Church[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Hunt 739 43.0 -8.6
Conservative Roger Buston 569 33.1 +2.7
Green Clare Palmer 213 12.4 +2.8
Labour Tyron Wilson 196 11.4 +2.9
Majority 170 9.9 -11.3
Turnout 1,717 53.2 -20.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Copford & West Stanway[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline Maclean 465 66.7 -2.4
Labour John Spademan 95 13.6 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Robert James 90 12.9 -1.5
Green David Traynier 47 6.7 -1.4
Majority 370 53.1 -1.6
Turnout 697 46.9 +8.5
Conservative hold Swing
Fordham & Stour[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Chapman 1,246 67.3 +9.9
Labour Elizabeth Dennis 286 15.5 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Barry Woodward 177 9.6 -15.7
Green Clarice Mort 142 7.7 +1.8
Majority 960 51.9 +19.8
Turnout 1,851 45.0 -27.4
Conservative hold Swing
Great Tey[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Chillingworth 703 60.7 -11.2
UKIP Mark Cole 171 14.8 +14.8
Labour Robert Fisher 114 9.8 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Rachel Goodwin 104 9.0 -2.3
Green Stephen Ford 67 5.8 -1.4
Majority 532 45.9 -14.7
Turnout 1,159 52.8 +10.9
Conservative hold Swing
Highwoods[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Philip Oxford 1,519 61.4 +13.2
Conservative Robert Walker 413 16.7 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen Diamond 227 9.2 -10.3
Labour Michael Gilheany 204 8.2 +0.0
Green Robert Spence 111 4.5 +2.5
Majority 1,106 44.7 +16.4
Turnout 2,474 37.0 -26.0
Independent hold Swing
Mile End[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anne Turrell 1,765 60.9 +5.0
Conservative Matthew Eaton 713 24.6 -8.3
Labour Michael Donnachie 287 9.9 +1.8
Green Mary Bryan 132 4.6 +1.4
Majority 1,052 36.3 +13.3
Turnout 2,897 40.7 -24.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
New Town[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elisabeth Feltham 1,026 49.4 -9.7
Labour Lillie Dopson 486 23.4 +10.7
Green Steven McGough 294 14.1 +5.4
Conservative Lauren McManus 272 13.1 -6.4
Majority 540 26.0 -13.6
Turnout 2,078 34.0 -22.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Prettygate[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Quince 1,533 47.0 +0.4
Liberal Democrats John Loxley 1,236 37.9 -5.0
Labour Michael Dale 341 10.5 +3.2
Green Peter Appleton 152 4.7 +1.4
Majority 297 9.1 +5.4
Turnout 3,262 55.4 -18.7
Conservative hold Swing
St. Andrews[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tim Young 1,288 67.6 +24.6
Conservative Alexander Hopkins 277 14.5 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Owen Bartholomew 257 13.5 -22.5
Green Beverley Maltby 84 4.4 +1.1
Majority 1,011 53.0 +46.0
Turnout 1,906 30.0 -17.9
Labour hold Swing
St. Annes[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Barrie Cook 1,074 49.9 -8.5
Conservative Benjamin Caine 506 23.5 -0.7
Labour Paul Fryer-Kelsey 418 19.4 +6.5
Green Lucy Glover 154 7.2 +2.8
Majority 568 26.4 -7.9
Turnout 2,152 33.3 -24.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Shrub End[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Hazell 854 39.3 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Christopher Butler 731 33.7 -15.1
Labour Bruce Tuxford 462 21.3 +8.9
Green Walter Schwarz 124 5.7 +2.1
Majority 123 5.7
Turnout 2,171 32.9 -22.8
Conservative hold Swing
Stanway[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lesley Scott-Boutell 1,404 50.6 +4.6
Conservative Bryan Johnston 866 31.2 -8.7
Labour David Hough 394 14.2 +3.1
Green Pamela Nelson 109 3.9 +0.9
Majority 538 19.4 +13.3
Turnout 2,773 43.6 -26.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Tiptree[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Fairley-Crowe 1,425 58.6 +3.3
Labour Audrey Spencer 629 25.9 +8.0
Liberal Democrats Beth Gudgeon 201 8.3 -12.7
Green Katherine Bamforth 177 7.3 +1.5
Majority 796 32.7 -1.7
Turnout 2,432 40.4 -26.6
Conservative hold Swing
West Bergholt & Eight Ash Green[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marcus Harrington 1,088 54.8 +8.8
Independent John Gili-Ross 471 23.7 +1.4
Labour John Wood 191 9.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Richards 127 6.4 -11.8
Green Roger Bamforth 109 5.5 +1.4
Majority 617 31.1 +7.3
Turnout 1,986 50.1 -23.7
Conservative hold Swing
West Mersea[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Kimberley 1,596 55.2 -10.0
Independent David Bragg 659 22.8 +22.8
Labour Barbara Nichols 299 10.3 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Stevens 206 7.1 -13.2
Green Daisy Blench 131 4.5 -0.5
Majority 937 32.4 -12.5
Turnout 2,891 49.6 -19.6
Conservative hold Swing
Wivenhoe Cross[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Cory 673 51.3 +2.9
Labour Ashley Rudge 303 23.1 +15.5
Conservative Mo Metcalf-Fisher 244 18.6 -17.5
Green Karl Lausen 93 7.1 -0.8
Majority 370 28.2 +15.9
Turnout 1,313 36.8 +7.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Wivenhoe Quay[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Ford 1,279 57.1 +29.0
Conservative Mercedes Mussard 573 25.6 -11.2
Green Sandra Moog 217 9.7 -18.2
Liberal Democrats Samantha Mckay 172 7.7 +0.5
Majority 706 31.5
Turnout 2,241 53.3 +9.5
Labour hold Swing

References

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  2. ^ "Local authority elections: England". The Guardian. NewsBank. 7 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d Nelson, Alistair (6 May 2011). "Colchester: No change on Borough Council in election". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Colchester Council full results: No change". Daily Gazette. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. ^ Calnan, James (11 May 2011). "Coalition renews its vows with priorities". The Gazette. NewsBank.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Declaration of result of poll". Colchester Borough Council. Archived from the original on 9 September 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2014.