2011 Plymouth City Council election[1]
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20 of the 57 seats to Plymouth City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Vivien Pengelly Tudor Evans None
Party Conservative Labour UKIP
Last election 36 20 0
Seats before 36 20 1
Seats won 8 12 1
Seats after 31 25 1
Seat change Decrease5 Increase5 Steady
Popular vote 28,219 28,340 8,176
Percentage 40.5% 40.7% 11.7%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2011 Plymouth City Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2011 Plymouth City Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members to Plymouth City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election, in addition to a by-election, making twenty seats in total. The previous election produced a majority for the Conservative Party. The election resulted in Labour gaining 5 seats with Conservatives retaining control.[2]

Background

Plymouth City Council held local elections on 5 May 2011 as part of the 2011 local elections.[3] The council elects its councillors in thirds, with a third being up for election every year for three years, with no election in the fourth year.[4][5] Councillors defending their seats in this election were previously elected in 2007. In that election, eleven Conservative candidates and eight Labour candidates were elected.[6]

Ahead of this election, the Conservatives had controlled the council for four years, with the main opposition being the Labour Party.

Overall results

2011 Plymouth City Council Election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 4 0 Increase5 60.0 40.7 28,340 Increase10.8
  Conservative 8 0 4 Decrease5 40.0 40.5 28,219 Decrease2.6
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.3 3,017 Decrease10.9
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 11.7 8,176 Increase8.8
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.2 1,510 Decrease2.0
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 378 Decrease3.5
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 75 New
Total 20 69,715

Note: All changes in vote share are in comparison to the corresponding 2007 election.

The Conservatives maintained their overall majority on the council, though reduced from six seats to two.

After the previous election, the composition of the council was:

36 20 1
Conservative Labour Ind

Immediately before the election, the composition of the council was:

36 20 1
Conservative Labour UKIP

After this election, the composition of the council was:

31 25 1
Conservative Labour UKIP

Ward results

Budshead

Location of Budshead ward
Location of Budshead ward
Budshead 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jonathan Charles Thomas Drean 1,756 45.8
Labour Mike Fox 1,641 42.8
UKIP Hugh Martyn Williams 437 11.4
Majority 115 3.0
Turnout 3834 40.0
Conservative hold

Compton

Location of Compton ward
Location of Compton ward
Compton 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David John Stark 1,938 48.3
Labour Stephen Paul Randall 1,086 27.0
UKIP Michael Robert Cooke 364 9.1
Liberal Democrats Paul Huntley 359 8.9
Green Colin James Trier 268 6.7
Majority 852 21.2
Turnout 4,015 42.8
Conservative hold

Devonport

Location of Devonport ward
Location of Devonport ward
Devonport 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mark Antony Coker 1,519 52.1
Conservative Betty Gray 830 28.5
UKIP Syd Brooks 403 13.8
Green Andrew Robert Pratt 162 5.6
Majority 689 23.6
Turnout 2914 30.0
Labour hold

Drake

Location of Drake ward
Location of Drake ward
Drake 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Chaz Singh 589 37.1
Conservative Andy Fox 506 31.9
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Jane Trimnell 178 11.2
Green Wendy Margaret Miller 116 7.3
UKIP Chris Palmer 99 6.2
Independent David Santillo 97 6.1
Majority 83 5.2
Turnout 1,585 33.8
Labour gain from Conservative

Efford and Lipson

Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Location of Efford and Lipson ward
Efford and Lipson 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Pauline Murphy 1,785 53.6
Conservative Nick Kelly 832 25.0
UKIP Ramon Philip Fereday 362 10.9
Liberal Democrats Duncan Telford Beasley 189 5.7
Green Roger Michael Creagh-Osborne 161 4.8
Majority 953 28.6
Turnout 3,329 36.0
Labour hold

Eggbuckland

Location of Eggbuckland ward
Location of Eggbuckland ward
Eggbuckland 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Lynda Margaret Bowyer 2,185 48.4
Labour Mark Andrew Thompson 1,670 37.0
UKIP Roger Kenneth Thomas 664 14.7
Majority 953 21.1
Turnout 4,519 44.0
Conservative hold

Ham

Location of Ham ward
Location of Ham ward
Ham 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Tudor Evans 1,843 54.7
Conservative Tim Delbridge 969 28.8
UKIP Alan John Skuse 558 16.6
Majority 874 25.9
Turnout 3,370 35.0
Labour hold

Honicknowle

Location of Honicknowle ward
Location of Honicknowle ward
Honicknowle 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mark John Lowry 1,790 54.0
UKIP Ron Northcott 675 20.3
Conservative Paul Rielly 671 20.2
Green David Wildman 181 5.5
Majority 1,115 33.6
Turnout 3,317 32.0
Labour hold

Moor View

Location of Moor View ward
Location of Moor View ward
Moor View 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Alison Marie Casey 2,049 55.3
Conservative Mark Christie 1,655 44.7
Majority 394 10.6
Turnout 3,704 40.0
Labour hold

Peverell

Location of Peverell ward
Location of Peverell ward
Peverell 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Mahoney 2,059 45.5
Labour Jonathan Taylor 1,461 32.3
Liberal Democrats Richard Lawrie 604 13.3
UKIP John Read 405 8.9
Majority 598 13.2
Turnout 4,529 45.0
Conservative hold

Plympton Erle

Location of Plympton Erle ward
Location of Plympton Erle ward
Plympton Erle 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Terri Beer 1,597 55.2
Labour Roger Williams 834 28.8
UKIP John Roberts 461 15.9
Majority 763 26.4
Turnout 2,892 42.5
Conservative hold

Plympton St Mary

Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Location of Plympton St Mary ward
Plympton St Mary 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Patrick John Nicholson 2,687 59.8
Labour Prathees Kristino Kishore 943 21.0
UKIP Jonathan Brian Frost 581 12.9
Independent James Alexander Sanderson 281 6.3
Majority 1,744 38.8
Turnout 4,492 45.1
Conservative hold

Plymstock Dunstone

Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Location of Plymstock Dunstone ward
Plymstock Dunstone 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Nigel Andrew Churchill 2,201 49.4
Labour Bethan Rose Davey 955 21.5
Liberal Democrats Sima Davarian 515 11.6
UKIP David Salmon 781 17.5
Majority 1,246 28.0
Turnout 4,452 46.0
Conservative hold

Plymstock Radford

Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Location of Plymstock Radford ward
Plymstock Radford 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ken Foster 2,132 50.4
Labour Shirley Margaret Smith 1,071 25.3
UKIP Andrea Bullock 599 14.2
Liberal Democrats Michael James Symons 430 10.2
Majority 1,061 25.1
Turnout 4,232
Conservative hold

St Budeax

Location of St Budeaux ward
Location of St Budeaux ward
St Budeaux 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour George William Wheeler 1,901 57.2
Conservative Stuart Bernard Charles 844 25.4
UKIP Paul Bedson 579 17.4
Majority 1,057 31.8
Turnout 3,324 34.0
Labour gain from Conservative

St Peter and the Waterfront

Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
Location of St Peter and the Waterfront ward
St Peter and the Waterfront 2011 (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Chris Penberthy 1,607 24.5
Labour Ian Glenn Tuffin 1,383 21.1
Conservative Tam MacPherson 1,204 18.3
Conservative Chris Robinson 1,165 17.7
Liberal Democrats Hugh Janes 415 6.3
UKIP Roy Alfred Kettle 400 6.1
Green Matt Ray 396 6.0
Majority 224 3.4
Turnout 6,570 34.8
Labour hold
Labour gain from Conservative

Southway

Location of Southway ward
Location of Southway ward
Southway 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John David Smith 6 53.3
Conservative Brian William George Roberts 1,839 46.7
Majority 257 6.5
Turnout 3,935 41.0
Labour gain from Conservative

Stoke

Location of Stoke ward
Location of Stoke ward
Stoke 2011
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Philippa Davey 1,875 48.2
Conservative Joan Mary Watkins 1,492 38.4
UKIP Fiona Hurst-Baird 520 13.4
Majority 383 9.9
Turnout 3,887 41.0
Labour gain from Conservative

Sutton and Mount Gould

Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Location of Sutton and Mount Gould ward
Sutton and Mount Gould 2011[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jean Florence Neider 1,625 48.3
Conservative Katy Hitchman 822 22.4
UKIP Jonquil Patricia Webber 288 8.6
Green Tean Jane Mitchell 226 6.7
TUSC Louise Anne Parker 75 2.2
Liberal Democrats Peter York 327 9.7
Majority 806 24.0
Turnout 3,363 34.7
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ "Vote 2012 - Plymouth". BBC News.
  2. ^ "Plymouth Herald, 6 May 2011, Rossiter, Keith., Labour gain five seats in Plymouth City Council elections but Tories hold power". Archived from the original on 9 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Election 2011 - England council elections". BBC News. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Local government structure and elections". GOV.UK. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Election Timetable in England" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Past election results | PLYMOUTH.GOV.UK". www.plymouth.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "| PLYMOUTH.GOV.UK". www.plymouth.gov.uk.