2011 Havant Borough Council election

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10 of 38 seats to Havant Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats before 34 3 1
Seats won 10 0 0
Seats after 35 2 1
Seat change Increase1 Steady Decrease1
Popular vote 18,430 5,127 4,602

Results by Ward

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2011 Havant Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Havant 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]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background

A total of 42 candidates stood at the election for the 10 seats that were contested.[3] The only non-Conservative councillor whose seat was up for election, Liberal Democrat Ann Buckley in Bedhampton ward, stood down at the election.[3]

Election result

The Conservatives won all 10 seats contested and therefore held 35 of the 38 seats on the council, while the Liberal Democrats dropped to 2 seats and Labour remained on 1 seat.[4] The only change saw Conservative George Smith gained Bedhampton from the Liberal Democrats.[4] The Liberal Democrats saw their share of the vote fall, which was blamed on the party's role in the national coalition government.[4] Overall turnout was just over 42%, down from over 61% at the 2010 council election when it had been held at the same time as the general election.[4]

Havant local election result 2011[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 1 0 +1 100.0 59.3 18,430 +9.2%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 16.5 5,127 +0.5%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 -1 0 14.8 4,602 -13.4%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 1,710 +3.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3.9 1,227 +0.6%

Ward results

Bedhampton

Bedhampton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Smith 1,390 45.4 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Tony Welch 847 27.7 -3.3
Labour Ralph Cousins 442 14.4 +1.9
UKIP Stephen Harris 212 6.9 +1.1
Green Terry Mitchell 168 5.5 +2.9
Majority 543 17.8 +2.8
Turnout 3,059 43.0 -23.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Cowplain

Cowplain[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Majorie Smallcorn 1,928 65.4 +6.6
Labour Ken Monks 449 15.2 +3.1
Liberal Democrats John Jacobs 346 11.7 -17.4
Green David Ludlam 226 7.7 +7.7
Majority 1,479 50.2 +20.5
Turnout 2,949 40.0 -29.4
Conservative hold Swing

Emsworth

Emsworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Galloway 2,418 58.7 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Steve Marshall 558 13.5 -11.8
Labour James Smith 531 12.9 +1.4
Green Susan Kelly 363 8.8 +4.8
UKIP Alex Spurge 252 6.1 +0.7
Majority 1,860 45.1 +16.6
Turnout 4,122 52.7 -21.7
Conservative hold Swing

Hart Plain

Hart Plain[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerry Shimbart 1,694 58.9 +7.9
Labour Francesca Trowse 597 20.7 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Tamzan Crabb 587 20.4 -14.8
Majority 1,097 38.1 +22.3
Turnout 2,878 38.5 -26.0
Conservative hold Swing

Hayling East

Hayling East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dave Collins 1,757 59.7
Labour Sheila Mealy 427 14.5
UKIP Gary Kerrin 329 11.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Pritchard 265 9.0
Green Helena Youle 164 5.6
Majority 1,330 45.2
Turnout 2,942 40.2 -25.9
Conservative hold Swing

Hayling West

Hayling West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andy Lenaghan 2,213 67.6 +7.8
Labour Jack Mealy 390 11.9 -1.2
Green Sue Holt 237 7.2 +7.2
UKIP Brenda Kerrin 223 6.8 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Ann Brown 210 6.4 -12.0
Majority 1,823 55.7 +14.3
Turnout 3,273 47.4 -23.2
Conservative hold Swing

Purbrook

Purbrook[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilary Farrow 1,731 61.8 +8.1
Labour Lisa Wheeler 677 24.2 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Tasha Harper 395 14.1 -13.5
Majority 1,054 37.6 +11.5
Turnout 2,803 38.6 -28.3
Conservative hold Swing

St Faiths

St Faiths[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ray Bolton 1,819 53.6 +4.1
Labour Oliver Edwards 560 16.5 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Jane Briggs 513 15.1 -16.1
Green Tim Dawes 293 8.6 +0.9
UKIP Ray Finch 211 6.2 +6.2
Majority 1,259 37.1 +18.8
Turnout 3,396 47.8 -23.8
Conservative hold Swing

Stakes

Stakes[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cyril Hilton 1,264 53.6 +4.5
Labour David Potts 653 27.7 +6.3
Liberal Democrats Ann Bazley 441 18.7 -10.7
Majority 611 25.9 +6.2
Turnout 2,358 31.9 -27.1
Conservative hold Swing

Waterloo

Waterloo[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Buckley 2,216 66.8 +11.0
Liberal Democrats Fred Dunford 440 13.3 -18.1
Labour Diana Nottingham 401 12.1 +3.2
Green Richard Jannaway 259 7.8 +3.9
Majority 1,776 53.6 +29.2
Turnout 3,316 43.0 -26.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Local authority elections: England". The Guardian. 7 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b Brewerton, Elise (7 April 2011). "Election will be a mix of youth and experience". The News. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "Tories romp home with perfect 10 in Havant". The News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Election Results May 2011". Havant Borough Council. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014.