Map of the results of the 2011 East Dorset District Council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map of the results of the 2011 East Dorset District Council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2011 East Dorset District Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of East Dorset District Council in Dorset, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Background

Before the election the Conservatives had a majority on the council with 25 seats, compared to 11 Liberal Democrats.[2] Every seat was up for election, however 12 Conservative councillors, including the leader of the council Spencer Flower, faced no opposition at the election.[2] The candidates at the election were 36 Conservatives, 18 Liberal Democrats, 10 UK Independence Party and 3 from Labour.[2]

Election result

The Conservatives gained 5 seats from the Liberal Democrats to have 30 councillors, compared to 6 for the Liberal Democrats.[3] Conservative gains including taking seats in West Moors and Corfe Mullen from the Liberal Democrats, with the margin in Corfe Mullen South ward being only 6 votes.[4] Overall turnout at the election was 49.1%.[5]

East Dorset local election result 2011[6][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 30 5 0 +5 83.3 60.8 23,205 -1.2%
  Liberal Democrats 6 0 5 -5 16.7 29.2 11,161 -3.6%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 7.3 2,803 +3.2%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 1,027 +2.0%

Ward results

Alderholt[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Monks unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Ameysford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Reynolds 703 74.4 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Roger Hemsley 242 25.6 +5.0
Majority 461 48.8 -10.0
Turnout 945 48.0 +8.4
Conservative hold Swing
Colehill East (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Janet Dover 1,066
Liberal Democrats Donald Wallace 765
Conservative David Mitchell 668
Conservative Kevin Johnson 667
Labour Oliver Bradbury 200
UKIP Kenneth Dacombe 175
Turnout 3,541 52.2 +8.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Colehill West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Packer 729 66.0 +8.0
Liberal Democrats Linda Dickins 375 34.0 -0.7
Majority 354 32.1 +7.8
Turnout 1,104 58.9 +11.2
Conservative hold Swing
Corfe Mullen Central (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Holland 813
Conservative Sarah Burns 759
Liberal Democrats Phillip Cuckston 735
Conservative Zoe White 667
UKIP Dave Evans 299
Turnout 3,273 45.8 +5.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Corfe Mullen North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Anne Holland 540 59.3 -2.3
Conservative Graeme Smith 371 40.7 +12.2
Majority 169 18.6 -14.4
Turnout 911 48.9 +8.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Corfe Mullen South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patrick Edwards 418 43.5 +0.0
Liberal Democrats Philip Harknett 412 42.8 -13.7
UKIP Josephine Evans 132 13.7 +13.7
Majority 6 0.7
Turnout 962 46.7 +5.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Crane[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Butler unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Ferndown Central (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Burt unopposed
Conservative Steven Lugg unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ferndown Links (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Birr unopposed
Conservative John Little unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Handley Vale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Tong unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Holt[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Spencer Flower unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Longham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gladys Elliot 606 68.4 +2.5
UKIP John Baxter 280 31.6 +14.8
Majority 326 36.8 -11.8
Turnout 886 46.5 +6.7
Conservative hold Swing
Parley (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Manuel 1,482
Conservative John Wilson 1,430
Liberal Democrats Matthew Coussell 487
Turnout 3,399 52.9 +12.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St Leonards & St Ives East (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Dyer 1,520
Conservative Ann Warman 1,501
UKIP Oliver Kent 371
UKIP Allan Tallett 321
Turnout 3,713 51.6 +7.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St Leonards & St Ives West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Dudman 1,022 81.4 -4.3
UKIP Alfred Eckel 233 18.6 +4.3
Majority 789 62.9 -8.5
Turnout 1,255 61.7 +9.7
Conservative hold Swing
Stapehill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Russell 688 72.9 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Timothy Chant 132 14.0 -0.9
UKIP John Myers 124 13.1 +1.9
Majority 556 58.9 -0.1
Turnout 944 48.6 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing
Stour[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Bennett 678 73.3 +5.2
Liberal Democrats William Honeyman 247 26.7 -5.2
Majority 431 46.6 +10.4
Turnout 925 47.0 +7.3
Conservative hold Swing
Three Cross & Potterne[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Richardson 451 67.4 +21.4
Liberal Democrats Lindsey Dedden 218 32.6 +18.7
Majority 233 34.8 +15.0
Turnout 669 37.7 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing
Verwood Dewlands (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toni Coombs unopposed
Conservative Jean Hazel unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Verwood Newtown[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Boyden Mortimer 531 69.2 +6.3
Liberal Democrats Alan Dorey 236 30.8 -6.3
Majority 295 38.5 +12.7
Turnout 767 39.5 +7.7
Conservative hold Swing
Verwood Stephen's Castle (2 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lucy Clark unopposed
Conservative Simon Gibson unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
West Moors (3 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alexander Clarke 1,923
Conservative David Shortell 1,781
Conservative Andrew Skeats 1,607
Liberal Democrats Peter Holden 986
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Smith 751
UKIP David Butt 540
Labour Michael Shine 470
Turnout 8,058 50.4 +5.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Wimborne Minster (3 seats)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Hymers 1,220
Conservative Robin Cook 1,169
Liberal Democrats David Morgan 993
Conservative Michael Bartlett 973
Liberal Democrats Shane Bartlett 943
Conservative Alan Spencer 861
Labour Marion Lock 357
UKIP Nicholas Wellstead 328
Turnout 6,844 49.1 +7.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

By-elections between 2011 and 2015

A by-election was held in Colehill East ward on 17 July 2014 after the death of the Liberal Democrat councillor since 1973, Don Wallace.[7][8] The seat was held for the Liberal Democrats by Barry Roberts with a majority of 416 votes over the Conservatives.[9]

Colehill East by-election 17 July 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Barry Roberts 742 59.3 +8.7
Conservative Graeme Smith 326 26.0 -5.6
UKIP David Mattocks 184 14.7 +6.4
Majority 416 33.3
Turnout 1,252 33.7 -18.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

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  2. ^ a b c "Local elections: Third of East Dorset 's seats to be uncontested". Bournemouth Daily Echo. NewsBank. 7 April 2011.
  3. ^ "East Dorset". Western Daily Press. NewsBank. 7 May 2011.
  4. ^ John, Timothy (6 May 2011). "Conservatives strengthen hold on East Dorset District Council". Dorset Echo. Archived from the original on 15 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Summary of Results". dorsetforyou.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Local authority elections: England". The Guardian. NewsBank. 7 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Don Wallace". Bournemouth Echo. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Don Wallace". dorsetforyou.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
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