2011 North Warwickshire Borough Council election
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All 35 seats to North Warwickshire Borough Council
18 seats needed for a majority
Turnout43.7% Increase 4.9 pp
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Seats before 15 20
Seats after 18 17
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 9,748 10,021
Percentage 47.7% 49.0%
Swing Increase9.7% Decrease0.4%

Results of the 2011 North Warwickshire Borough council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.

Composition of the council after the election.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Labour

Elections to North Warwickshire District Council were held on Thursday 5 May 2011.

A total of 35 seats were up for election, all councillors from all wards. The previous election produced a majority for the Conservative Party.[1]

Election result

These elections saw Labour narrowly win with a majority of just one seat but losing the overall popular vote to the Conservatives. The number of close results in so many wards perhaps is the reason for this.

The Conservatives lost four seats at these elections, in the following wards.

The number of seats could have flipped the other way if the Conservatives managed to have won in Atherstone North, where both of the Conservative candidates received 522 votes, which was 32 votes behind taking the second seat in that ward, which bizarrely wasn't one of the four seats the Conservatives lost at these elections. Even more astonishingly, Atherstone North had never elected a Conservative councillor in the entirety of the borough council's existence, and would not do so until the following elections in 2015, which coincided with the North Warwickshire parliamentary constituency, which incorporates all of the North Warwickshire borough except for 2 wards (Arley & Whitacre and Hartshill), as well as five Nuneaton and Bedworth wards (Bede, Exhall, Heath, Poplar, and Slough) being held by the Conservatives with an increased majority at the general election on the same day.[2][3][4][5]

Ward results

Arley and Whitacre Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Karen Barber 852
Conservative Pam Coton 730
Conservative Carol Fox 788
Independent Richard John Hancocks 252
Labour Sharon Jane Moss 770
Labour Harry Thomas George Taylor 770
Labour Nigel Ivor Turley 823
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Atherstone Central Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Denise Sandra Clews
Labour Lorna Elizabeth Dirveiks
Labour Neil Adrian David Dirveiks
Conservative Tony Wright
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Atherstone North Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gill Davis
Labour Anne Forwood
Labour Derek Nicholas Alfred Pickard
Conservative Martin George Shaw
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Atherstone South and Mancetter Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Cyril Davis
Conservative Lorraine Freer
Labour Ray Jarvis
Labour Ceri Short
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Baddesley and Grendon Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Anne Manley
Labour John Sidney Moore
Conservative Mel Smith
Labour Ray Sweet
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Coleshill North Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Bowden
Labour Adam Joseph farrell
Labour Dominic Charles Ferro
Conservative Peter John Fowler
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Coleshill South Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher David Bain
Labour Claire Breeze
Conservative Gordon James Thomas Sherratt
Conservative Andrew Watkins
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] gain from [[|N/A]] Swing
Curdworth Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Celia Banner
Labour Mike Banner
Conservative Joan Lea
Conservative Mark Simpson
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Dordon Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Steve Fowler
Conservative Dave Hanratty
Conservative Sue Hanratty
Labour Peter Frank Morson
Labour John George Winter
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Fillongley Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Ball
Conservative Colin Charles Hayfield
Labour Mary Phillips
Conservative Leslie John Smith
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Hartshill Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kath Johnston
Labour Carmel Mary Morson
Labour Kieren Luke Moss
Conservative Tim Wykes
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] gain from [[|N/A]] Swing
Hurley and Wood End Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Freer
Labour Ann Lewis
Independent Tony Moppett
Labour Hayden Albert Phillips
Conservative Howard Smith
Independent Ian Frederick Thomas
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] gain from [[|N/A]] Swing
Kingsbury Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Carol Ann Ayasamy
Independent Andrew Roy Jenns
Conservative Dave Moffatt
Labour Brian Peter Moss
Labour Margaret Ceridwen Moss
Conservative Stuart Swan
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] gain from [[|N/A]] Swing
Newton Regis and Warton Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David John Humphreys
Conservative Tilly May
Labour Owen George Phillips
Labour Eleanor Mary Pugh
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Polesworth East Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Karen Marie Mercer-West
Conservative Colin Walter Peat
Labour Mick Stanley
Labour Yvette Karen Stanley
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Polesworth West Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Butcher
Conservative Lee Clarke
Conservative Wendy Christine Smitten
Labour Alison Helen Stanley
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Water Orton Ward (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Foley
Labour Dan Hodkinson
Conservative Allan Francis Holland
Conservative Ray Pyne
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] gain from [[|N/A]] Swing

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 2007 (PDF). Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. p. 12. ISBN 9780948858420. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Local Election Results 2011 North Warwickshire". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  3. ^ "England Council Elections - North Warwickshire". BBC News. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  4. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. North Warwickshire Borough Council Elections 1973-2011 (PDF). The Elections Centre. p. 7. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  5. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 2011 (PDF). The Elections Centre. pp. 11, 180–181, 251, 256, 263. ISBN 9780948858420. Retrieved 7 December 2020.