2011 Winchester City Council election

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19 of 57 seats to Winchester City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 26 29
Seats won 11 6
Seats after 27 27
Popular vote 18,966 13,556
Percentage 48.2% 34.5%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour Independent
Seats before 0 2
Seats won 1 1
Seats after 1 2
Popular vote 4,598 1,360
Percentage 11.7% 3.5%

Council control before election

Liberal Democrats

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2011 Winchester Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Winchester City Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election. The Conservatives won 11 seats, the Liberal Democrats 6, and Labour and Independents one each.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:[2][3][4]

Whilst the council remained under no overall control, with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats both holding 27 seats, the Conservatives gained control of the council. The two independent and one Labour councillors abstained, with the then-Conservative mayor holding the casting vote.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2011 - Winchester". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  2. ^ "BBC News - Election 2011 - England council elections - Winchester". BBC News. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Lib Dems secure Eastleigh and Portsmouth councils". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Conservatives to run Winchester City Council". BBC News. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2021.