2011 Ipswich Borough Council election

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16 of the 48 seats
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 23 18 7
Seats won 12 4 0
Seats after 28 16 4
Seat change Increase5 Decrease2 Decrease3
Popular vote 17,522 13,675 4,798
Percentage 47.4% 37.0% 13.0%

Map showing the 2011 local election results in Ipswich.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Labour

Elections for Ipswich Borough Council were held on Thursday 5 May 2011. One third of the seats were up for election and the Labour Party gained control of the council, which had previously been run under by a Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition since 2004.

After the election, the composition of the council was:[1]

Ward results

Alexandra

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Harvey Crane 1,158 49.5%
Liberal Democrats Jane Chambers 577 24.7%
Conservative Roy Flood 449 19.2%
Green Jane Scott 155 6.6%
Majority 581 24.8%
Turnout 2,339
Liberal Democrats hold

Bixley

Bixley
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Kym Stroet 1,518 55.4%
Labour Kanthasamy Elavalakan 833 30.4%
Liberal Democrats Clive Witter 388 14.2%
Majority 685 25.0%
Turnout 2,739
Conservative hold

Bridge

Bridge
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Philip Smart 1,150 55.7%
Conservative James Spencer 712 34.5%
Liberal Democrats Juliet Groves 204 9.9%
Majority 438 21.2%
Turnout 2,066
Labour hold

Castle Hill

Castle Hill
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Goldsmith 1,262 51.4%
Labour John Harris 837 34.1%
Liberal Democrats Robin Whitmore 180 7.3%
Green Jennifer Overett 174 7.1%
Majority 425 17.3%
Turnout
Conservative hold

Gainsborough

Gainsborough
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Martin Cook 1,263 62.3%
Conservative Carol Debman 623 30.7%
Liberal Democrats Jill Atkins 141 7.0%
Majority 640 31.6%
Turnout 2,027
Labour hold

Gipping

Gipping
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Peter Gardiner 1,204 61.0%
Conservative Maureen Springle 544 27.6%
Liberal Democrats Stuart McHardy 226 11.4%
Majority 660 33.4%
Turnout 1,974
Labour hold

Holywells

Holywells
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Liz Harsant 968 44.6%
Labour Kenneth Douglas 875 40.3%
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Robinson 213 9.8%
Independent Dale Jackson 114 5.3%
Majority 93 4.3%
Turnout 2,170
Conservative hold

Priory Heath

Priory Heath
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour William Knowles 1,290 60.3%
Conservative Oliver Hartley 605 28.3%
Liberal Democrats Mathew Baker 244 11.4%
Majority 685 32.0%
Turnout 2,139
Labour hold

Rushmere

Rushmere
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Tracy Grant 1,490 50.5%
Conservative Stephen Ion 1,215 41.2%
Liberal Democrats Gareth Jones 246 8.3%
Majority 275 9.3%
Turnout 2,951
Labour gain from Conservative

Sprites

Sprites
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Roger Fern 1,202 57.0%
Conservative Robert Hall 781 37.0%
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Toye 126 6.0%
Majority 421 20.0%
Turnout 2,109
Labour hold

St John's

Sprites
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Neil Macdonald 1,534 56.1%
Conservative Edward Phillips 948 34.7%
Liberal Democrats Richard Hardacre 253 9.3%
Majority 586 21.4%
Turnout 2,735
Labour hold

St Margaret's

St Margaret's
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Karen Stokes 1,167 37.0%
Liberal Democrats Kathy French 1,107 35.1%
Labour Kimberley Cook 671 21.3%
Green Amy Drayson 211 6.7%
Majority 60 1.9%
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Stoke Park

Stoke Park
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Barry Studd 985 47.1%
Conservative Richard Pope 876 41.9%
Green Barry Broom 129 6.2%
Liberal Democrats Kevin Lock 103 4.9%
Majority 109 5.2%
Turnout 2,093
Labour gain from Conservative

Westgate

Westgate
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Julian Gibbs 972 49.4%
Conservative Lee Reynolds 435 22.1%
Liberal Democrats Timothy Lockington 391 19.9%
Green John Mann 171 8.7%
Majority 537 27.3%
Turnout 1,969
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Whitehouse

Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Martin Goonan 950 52.1%
Conservative Pamela Stewart 632 34.7%
Liberal Democrats Robert Chambers 241 13.2%
Majority 318 17.4%
Turnout 1,823
Labour hold

Whitton

Whitton
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Stephen Connelly 1,108 50.2%
Conservative Michelle Bevan-Margetts 940 42.6%
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Jacob 158 7.2%
Majority 168 7.6%
Turnout 2,206
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News.