Map of the results of the 2011 Taunton Deane Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and independents in grey.
Map of the results of the 2011 Taunton Deane Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and independents in grey.

The 2011 Taunton Deane Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Taunton Deane Borough Council in Somerset, England. The whole council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. The Conservatives won 28 seats, exactly half, while the Liberal Democrats took 23. Labour only won three seats, with the two remaining held by independent candidates.[1] Falling only one seat short of an overall majority, the Conservatives took on the leadership of the council as a minority administration, under Councillor John Williams.[2]

After the 2007 elections, the council was under no overall control, with the Conservatives having 26 seats, the Liberal Democrats 25 and the five remaining seats shared between Labour and Independent councillors.[3] Four subsequent by-elections were all held by the incumbent party.

Results

Seats held:

  Conservative Party, 28 (50.0%)
  Liberal Democrats, 23 (41.1%)
  Labour Party, 3 (5.4%)
  Independents, 2 (3.6%)
Taunton Deane Borough Council
Election result: 2011[1][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 2 0 +2 50.0 43.9 33,634
  Liberal Democrats 23 2 4 –2 41.1 37.2 28,465
  Labour 3 2 0 +2 5.4 12.3 9,428
  Independent 2 0 2 –2 3.6 4.7 3,622
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 1,427

References

  1. ^ a b "Borough Council Election: 5 May 2011" (PDF). Taunton Deane Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ "John Williams re-appointed Taunton Deane Council leader". Somerset County Gazette. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "England council elections: Taunton Deane". BBC. Retrieved 26 March 2015.