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%

Ipswich UK local election 2011 map.svg
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.