2011 Southampton City Council election

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Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats won 26 19 3
Seat change Decrease2 Increase4 Decrease2
Popular vote 23,677 25,935 8,659
Percentage 37.7 41.3 13.8

Southampton UK local election 2011 map.svg
Map showing the election results

The 2011 Southampton Council election took place on 6 May 2011 to elect members of Southampton Unitary Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council (16 seats) was up for election. Labour won a majority of the seats being contested and the Conservatives stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Southampton Council is elected in thirds, which means the vote share change is compared to the corresponding 2007 Southampton Council election.

Election result

Of the 16 Council seats up for election, Labour won 10 (up from 7 in 2010) the Conservatives won 6 (no change from 2010) and the Liberal Democrats won 0 (down from 3 in 2010).

The seats that changed hands were as follows:

Overall turnout in the election was 37.0%, boosted by the AV referendum.[2]

The night saw the Liberal Democrats lose both of their seats up for election, and their voter share reduced to under 14%. Conversely, the Conservatives saw their share of the vote improve slightly upon the previous year's, and a resurgent Labour gained their highest share of vote since 1999.[3]

This summary box compares each party vote share with the corresponding elections in 2007.

Southampton Local Election Result 2011[1][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 4 0 Increase4 62.5 41.3 25,935 Increase10.5
  Conservative 6 1 3 Decrease2 37.5 37.7 23,677 Increase0.2
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 2 Decrease2 0.0 13.8 8,659 Decrease10.0
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.9 1,824 N/A
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0 2.4 1,513 Decrease2.7
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.8 521 N/A
  Southampton First 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.8 516 Increase0.2
  BNP 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.3 196 N/A

Ward results

Bargate

Bargate[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Noon 1,475 46.9 +3.7
Conservative John Inglis 1,039 33.0 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Derrick Charles Murray 435 13.8 -0.9
TUSC Maria Felicia Gathy 158 5.0 N/A
Majority 436 13.9 +3.4
Turnout 3,143 21.7 +5.7
Labour hold Swing

Bassett

Bassett[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie John Harris 2,262 49.3 +1.9
Labour Sally Victoria Spicer 1,154 25.1 +14.2
Liberal Democrats Steven Hulbert 884 19.3 -16.9
Southampton First Joseph Francis Malone 123 2.7 N/A
TUSC Abigail Parkinson 110 2.4 N/A
Majority 1,108 24.2 +13.0
Turnout 4,586 41.0 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing

Bevois

Bevois[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacqueline Michelle Rayment 1,741 48.4 -2.4
Conservative Nathaniel Nonso Ikeazor 557 15.5 -5.8
Liberal Democrats Adrian Ford 389 10.8 -2.5
Independent Khalid Farooq 363 10.1 N/A
Green Joseph William Cox 346 9.6 -0.2
TUSC Andrew Howe 74 2.0 N/A
Southampton First James Andrew Knight 69 1.9 N/A
Majority 1,184 32.9 +3.4
Turnout 3,594 31.8 +10.9
Labour hold Swing

Bitterne

Bitterne[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Alexander Stevens 1,626 48.1 -0.2
Conservative James Edward Baillie 1,277 37.7 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Robert William Naish 290 8.6 -9.3
TUSC Perry McMillan 163 4.8 N/A
Majority 349 10.4 -4.1
Turnout 3,382 34.0 +5.4
Labour hold Swing

Bitterne Park

Bitterne Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Andrew Baillie 1,913 44.7 -4.6
Labour Mark Chaloner 1,328 31.0 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Arnold Robinson 726 17.0 -4.4
TUSC Linda Boulton 264 6.2 N/A
Majority 585 13.7 -13.9
Turnout 4,276 40.5 -7.9
Conservative hold Swing

Coxford

Coxford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Terrence Thomas 2,004 52.0 +17.1
Conservative Stephanie-Leigh Garnett 1,112 28.9 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Graham Galton 702 18.2 -15.1
Majority 892 23.1 +21.5
Turnout 3,849 37.3 +3.4
Labour hold Swing

Freemantle

Freemantle[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Edgar Parnell 1,706 40.9 -4.9
Labour Mary Christine Lloyd 1,538 36.9 +9.6
Liberal Democrats Paul Abbott 447 10.7 -2.9
Green Paul William Garratt 365 8.7 -4.5
TUSC Brent Jan Cutler 89 2.1 N/A
Majority 168 4.0 -14.7
Turnout 4,168 37.3 +9.1
Conservative hold Swing

Harefield

Harefield[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Raymond Fitzhenry 1,902 44.4 -4.8
Labour Brian Norgate 1,659 38.7 +9.7
Liberal Democrats Diane Margaret Robinson 373 8.7 -5.3
BNP Richard Dennis Booker 196 4.6 N/A
TUSC Graham O'Reilly 117 2.7 N/A
Majority 243 5.7 -14.4
Turnout 4,283 40.4 +7.2
Conservative hold Swing

Millbrook

Millbrook[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Asa Michael Thorpe 1,904 44.5
Conservative Linda Margaret Norris 1,751 41.0
Liberal Democrats Stephen Charles Plumridge 582 13.6
Majority 153 3.5
Turnout 4,273 38.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Peartree

Peartree[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Darren James Paffey 1,748 41.0 +15.2
Conservative Michael Roger Denness 1,661 38.9 +9.0
Liberal Democrats James Arnold Read 812 19.0 -25.3
Majority 87 2.1
Turnout 4,264 40.4 +8.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Portswood

Portswood[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Nicholas Claisse 1,473 31.7 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Keith Alfred Reed 1,210 26.0 -7.3
Labour Olivia Wallace Vaughan 1,185 25.5 +8.0
Green Christopher Francis Bluemel 514 11.1 +0.1
Southampton First Peter Ronald Knight 115 2.5 -6.9
TUSC Nicholas Chaffey 88 1.9 N/A
Majority 263 5.7
Turnout 4,642 42.3 +12.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Redbridge

Redbridge[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Douglas Pope 1,844 53.1 +10.1
Conservative Christopher Lewis Webb 993 28.6 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Simon David Stokes 244 7.0 -23.1
TUSC Peter Michael Wyatt 212 6.1 N/A
Independent Richard Mcquillan 158 4.5 N/A
Majority 851 24.5 +11.7
Turnout 3,470 33.2 +4.3
Labour hold Swing

Shirley

Shirley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Satvir Kaur 2,090 43.5 +11.5
Conservative Matthew Dean 1,971 41.0 -3.9
Liberal Democrats Harry Mitchell 448 9.3 -0.8
TUSC Michael King 125 2.6 N/A
Southampton First Matthew Lewis Dowland 124 2.6 N/A
Majority 119 2.5
Turnout 4,801 45.8 +7.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Sholing

Sholing[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Jane Blatchford 2,037 45.8 +9.6
Conservative Casey James Baldwin 1,896 42.6 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Christine Jean Medway 326 7.3 -2.5
TUSC Philip Michael Desborough 157 3.5 N/A
Majority 141 3.2
Turnout 4,449 41.1 +3.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Swaythling

Swaythling[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Spiros Vassiliou 1,093 35.3 -9.9
Labour Daniel John Jeffery 834 27.0 +8.2
Liberal Democrats James Gilbert Cappleman 637 20.6 -5.9
Green Angela Mary Cotton 288 9.3 -0.2
TUSC Kevin Anthony Hayes 104 3.3 N/A
Southampton First Neil Gordon Smith 85 2.7 N/A
Majority 259 8.3 -10.5
Turnout 3,091 31.7 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing

Woolston

Woolston[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Warwick Alexander Payne 1,768 52.3 +5.1
Conservative Alex Edward Butt 1,071 31.7 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Eileen Margaret Bowers 354 10.5 -12.9
TUSC Timothy George Frederick Cutter 163 4.8 N/A
Majority 697 20.6 +2.9
Turnout 3,381 33.8 +5.3
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Southampton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Tory environment boss ousted by Labour gains in Southampton". Daily Echo. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Lib Dem losses in local elections". wessexscene.co.uk. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Election: City Council Elections 6th May 2011" (PDF). Southampton City Council. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
Preceded by
2010 Southampton Council election
Southampton local elections Succeeded by
2012 Southampton Council election