Map of the results of the 2011 Craven District Council election. Independents in light grey, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2011.
Map of the results of the 2011 Craven District Council election. Independents in light grey, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2011.

The 2011 Craven District Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Craven District Council in North Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

Election result

There was no change in the political composition of the council after the election, with the Conservatives retaining a majority.[3] All nine councillors who were defending seats held them, with the closest result being in Skipton West where Liberal Democrat Polly English held the seat with a majority of 7 votes over Conservative candidate David Walsh.[3] The only new councillor after the election came in Gargrave and Malhamdale, where Conservative Simon Myers held the seat previously held by party colleague David Crawford, who stood down at the election.[3]

The results meant the Conservatives retained 18 seats and there were 8 independent and 4 Liberal Democrat councillors following the election, while Labour did not win any seats despite standing in 8 of the 10 seats contested.[4]

Craven local election result 2011[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 5 0 0 0 50.0 35.1 4,127 +14.9%
  Conservative 4 0 0 0 40.0 35.6 4,186 -8.4%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 10.0 10.3 1,207 -17.9%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 17.2 2,025 +11.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 213 +1.8%

Ward results

Bentham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Linda Barrington 838 60.3 +32.0
Conservative Gerald Hurtley 552 39.7 -2.6
Majority 286 20.6
Turnout 1,390 47.1 -23.3
Independent hold Swing
Embsay with Eastby[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Quinn 496 61.5 -1.9
Labour James Black 217 26.9 +26.9
Liberal Democrats John Manley 93 11.5 -25.1
Majority 279 34.6 +7.8
Turnout 806 53.7 +8.0
Conservative hold Swing
Gargrave and Malhamdale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Myers 907 65.6 +3.4
Labour Christopher Baker 346 25.0 +25.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Rankine 130 9.4 -28.4
Majority 561 40.6 +16.1
Turnout 1,383 55.6 -20.1
Conservative hold Swing
Glusburn[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Graham Beck 816 60.0 -7.7
Conservative James Stafford 303 22.3 +0.6
Labour Robert Holland 241 17.7 +7.2
Majority 513 37.7 -8.3
Turnout 1,360 43.3 -27.0
Independent hold Swing
Skipton East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Harbron 589 44.8 -5.7
Liberal Democrats Eric Jaquin 405 30.8 -8.6
Labour Christine Rose 322 24.5 +14.4
Majority 184 14.0 +2.9
Turnout 1,316 47.7 +5.4
Conservative hold Swing
Skipton North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marcia Turner 518 34.8 -22.6
Independent John Kerwin-Davey 376 25.2 +25.2
Green Claire Nash 213 14.3 +14.3
Liberal Democrats Roland Wohlrapp 203 13.6 -29.0
Labour Brigid Reeves 180 12.1 +12.1
Majority 142 9.5 -5.3
Turnout 1,490 53.1 +6.6
Conservative hold Swing
Skipton South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Heseltine 520 56.8 +56.8
Labour Duncan Hall 197 21.5 +0.5
Conservative Martin Bellamy 133 14.5 -14.1
Liberal Democrats Lindsay Bottomley 65 7.1 -43.3
Majority 323 35.3
Turnout 915 32.9 +5.2
Independent hold Swing
Skipton West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pauline English 311 27.1 -29.8
Conservative David Walsh 304 26.5 -16.6
Labour Peter Madeley 250 21.8 +21.8
Independent Bernard Clarke 203 17.7 +17.7
Independent James Paton 80 7.0 +7.0
Majority 7 0.6 -35.1
Turnout 1,148 39.1 +3.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Sutton-in-Craven[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kenneth Hart 871 76.2 +8.9
Labour Keith Reeves 272 23.8 +11.5
Majority 599 52.4 +5.5
Turnout 1,143 40.4 -27.7
Independent hold Swing
West Craven[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Mason 423 52.4 -0.9
Conservative Piers Tempest 384 47.6 +0.9
Majority 39 4.8 -1.8
Turnout 807 51.5 +0.9
Independent hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Local authority elections: England". The Guardian. NewsBank. 7 May 2011. ISSN 0261-3077.
  3. ^ a b c "Tories retain control of Craven District Council". Craven Herald & Pioneer. NewsBank. 6 May 2011. ISSN 0961-1908.
  4. ^ "As you were for rural council". The Yorkshire Post. NewsBank. 6 May 2011. ISSN 0963-1496.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Declaration of result of poll". Craven District Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2015.