2011 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
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← 2010 5 May 2011 (2011-05-05) 2012 →

23 of 66 seats (One Third and one by-election)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout43.2% (Decrease22.1%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Cllr Steve Foulkes.jpg
Cllr Jeff Green.jpg
Cllr Simon Holbrook.jpg
Leader Steve Foulkes Jeff Green Simon Holbrook
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat
Claughton
West Kirby
and
Thurstaston

Prenton (lost)
Last election 12 seats,
37.6%
8 seats,
32.1%
3 seats,
22.5%
Seats before 24 27 15
Seats won 12 9 2
Seats after 29 27 10
Seat change Increase5 Steady Decrease5
Popular vote 45,006 34,738 12,815
Percentage 43.8% 33.8% 12.5%
Swing Increase6.2% Increase1.7% Decrease10.0%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 2011.svg
Map of results of 2011 election

Leader of the Council before election

Jeff Green (Conservative)
No Overall Control

Leader of the Council after election

Steve Foulkes (Labour)
No Overall Control

The 2011 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 29 Increase5
Conservative 27 Steady
Liberal Democrat 10 Decrease5

[1]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 2010.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election result, 2011
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 23 12 5 0 Increase5 54.5 43.8 45,006 Increase6.2
  Conservative 23 9 3 3 Steady 36.4 33.8 34,738 Increase1.7
  Liberal Democrats 22 2 0 5 Decrease5 9.1 12.5 12,815 Decrease10.0
  UKIP 23 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 5.0 5,165 Increase1.6
  Green 20 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.8 4,904 Increase1.2
  Independent 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 154 N/A

[1] [n 1]

Changes in council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

24 27 14 1
Lab Con LD V

After the election the composition of the council was:

29 27 10
Lab Con LD

Ward results

Results compared directly with the last local election in 2010.

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jerry Williams 3,200 56.7 Increase10.8
Conservative Kevin Sharkey 1,762 31.2 Increase1.4
UKIP Hilary Jones 466 8.3 Increase2.1
Green Michael Harper 212 3.8 Increase1.6
Majority 1,438 25.5 Increase9.4
Registered electors 11,756
Turnout 48.2 Decrease23.2
Labour hold Swing Increase4.7

[2][3]

Bidston and St James

Bidston and St James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Smith 2,259 79.4 Increase16.3
Conservative Jerrold Vickers 284 10.0 Decrease0.8
Liberal Democrats John Brace 160 5.6 Decrease9.4
UKIP Helen Romnes 142 5.0 Increase1.7
Majority 1,975 69.4 Increase21.3
Registered electors 9,781
Turnout 29.3 Decrease18.8
Labour hold Swing Increase10.7

[4][5]

Birkenhead and Tranmere

Birkenhead and Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Davies 1,750 53.9 Increase2.1
Green Pat Cleary 1,133 34.9 Increase11.3
Conservative June Cowin 148 4.6 Decrease3.6
UKIP David Martin 120 3.7 Decrease0.6
Liberal Democrats Allan Brame 95 3.0 Decrease9.3
Majority 617 19.0 Decrease9.3
Registered electors 9,807
Turnout 33.2 Decrease14.1
Labour hold Swing Decrease4.6

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Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joe Walsh 2,609 57.9 Increase13.3
Liberal Democrats Robert Moon 768 17.1 Decrease9.8
Conservative Kathryn Hodson 742 16.5 Decrease4.6
UKIP Timothy Pass 227 5.0 New
Green Percy Hogg 157 3.5 Increase1.0
Majority 1,841 40.8 Increase23.1
Registered electors 10,762
Turnout 42.0 Decrease21.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase11.6

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Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Sykes 2,688 46.7 Increase3.3
Labour Audrey Moore 1,798 31.2 Increase7.8
Liberal Democrats Simon Thomson 816 14.2 Decrease12.7
UKIP Philip Griffiths 275 4.8 Increase0.6
Green Jim McGinley 182 3.2 Increase1.0
Majority 890 15.5 Decrease1.0
Registered electors 11,611
Turnout 49.9 Decrease24.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Decrease0.5

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Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Foulkes 2,613 60.3 Increase8.8
Conservative Barbara Sinclair 952 22.0 Decrease1.0
Liberal Democrats Roy Wood 308 7.1 Decrease10.2
UKIP Bethan Williams 265 6.1 Increase1.4
Green Cathy Page 197 4.5 Increase1.0
Majority 1,661 38.3 Increase9.8
Registered electors 11,272
Turnout 38.7 Decrease22.3
Labour hold Swing Increase4.9

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Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dave Mitchell 2,091 43.6 Decrease6.4
Labour Robert Gregson 1,648 34.4 Increase9.0
Conservative Colin Hughes 809 16.9 Decrease4.6
UKIP Laurence Jones 244 5.1 Increase2.0
Majority 443 9.2 Decrease15.4
Registered electors 10,977
Turnout 43.9 Decrease25.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease7.7

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Greasby, Frankby and Irby

Greasby, Frankby and Irby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Hornby [n 2] 2,409 38.8 Decrease1.5
Conservative Tony Cox [n 3] 2,292
Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf 1,652 26.6 Decrease6.9
Labour Andrew Hollingworth 1,483 23.9 Increase3.4
Liberal Democrats Frank Doyle 1,220
Labour Lee Rushworth 1,208
UKIP Patricia Lamb 331 5.3 Increase2.0
Green Kathryn Peers 327 5.3 Increase2.8
UKIP Timothy Crooke 246
Majority 757 12.2 Increase5.4
Registered electors 11,497
Turnout 52.6 Decrease23.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase2.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

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Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Hodson 3,745 64.9 Increase5.8
Labour Alan Hannaford 1,065 18.4 Increase1.1
Liberal Democrats David Tyrrell 392 6.8 Decrease11.3
UKIP David Scott 290 5.0 Increase2.5
Green Barbara Burton 281 4.9 Increase1.9
Majority 2,680 46.5 Increase5.5
Registered electors 10,965
Turnout 52.9 Decrease24.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.8

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Hoylake and Meols

Hoylake and Meols
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerry Ellis 2,866 56.9 Increase7.6
Labour Sylvia Hodrien 1,283 25.5 Increase1.2
Liberal Democrats Jane Otterson 402 8.0 Decrease10.6
Green Yvonne McGinley 349 6.9 Increase1.7
UKIP Frank Whitham 141 2.8 Increase0.2
Majority 1,583 31.4 Increase6.4
Registered electors 10,397
Turnout 48.8 Decrease24.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.2

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Leasowe and Moreton East

Leasowe and Moreton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Abbey 2,442 55.4 Increase3.5
Conservative Steven Smith 1,564 35.5 Increase5.8
UKIP Russell Jones 149 3.4 Increase0.1
Green Jackie Smith 143 3.2 Increase1.2
Liberal Democrats Gerald Hainsworth 111 2.5 Decrease10.7
Majority 878 19.9 Decrease2.3
Registered electors 10,629
Turnout 41.8 Decrease18.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.2

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Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernie Mooney 2,523 54.1 Increase7.3
Conservative Karen Hayes 1,673 35.8 Decrease0.2
UKIP Lynda Williams 204 4.4 Increase0.9
Green Kenny Peers 146 3.1 Decrease0.3
Liberal Democrats Daniel Clein 121 2.6 Decrease7.8
Majority 850 18.3 Increase7.5
Registered electors 11,082
Turnout 42.3 Decrease20.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase3.8

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Moreton West and Saughall Massie

Moreton West and Saughall Massie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Williams 2,246 50.5 Increase9.0
Labour Karl Greaney 1,768 39.7 Increase3.0
UKIP Susan Whitham 198 4.4 Increase1.1
Liberal Democrats Eric Copestake 144 3.2 Decrease10.6
Green Perle Sheldricks 94 2.1 Increase0.5
Majority 478 10.8 Increase6.0
Registered electors 10,724
Turnout 41.7 Decrease25.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase3.0

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New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Hackett 2,283 49.6 Increase5.6
Conservative Tony Pritchard 1,621 35.2 Increase4.0
Green Cynthia Stonall 264 5.7 Increase0.8
UKIP Bill Duffey 254 5.5 Increase2.3
Liberal Democrats Julia Codling 177 3.8 Decrease12.9
Majority 662 14.4 Increase1.6
Registered electors 10,825
Turnout 42.8 Decrease20.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase0.8

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Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stuart Kelly 1,918 39.8 Decrease0.7
Labour Matthew Patrick 1,792 37.2 Increase5.4
Conservative Tina McDonnell 655 13.6 Decrease6.0
UKIP Catherine Williams 234 4.9 Increase0.7
Green Garnette Bowler 222 4.6 Increase0.8
Majority 126 2.6 Decrease6.1
Registered electors 11,108
Turnout 43.6 Decrease21.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease3.1

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Pensby and Thingwall

Pensby and Thingwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Don McCubbin 1,881 36.9 Increase5.8
Labour Michael Sullivan 1,636 32.1 Increase11.1
Liberal Democrats Damien Cummins 1,209 23.7 Decrease12.1
UKIP Oliver Sayle-Adam 196 3.8 Decrease2.7
Green Allen Burton 180 3.5 Decrease2.1
Majority 245 4.8 N/A
Registered electors 10,493
Turnout 48.8 Decrease22.7
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.8

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Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Doughty 2,376 51.2 Increase11.6
Liberal Democrats Simon Holbrook 1,219 26.3 Decrease5.3
Conservative Cyrus Ferguson 662 14.3 Decrease4.1
UKIP James Bradshaw 238 5.1 Decrease0.1
Green Mark Mitchell 146 3.1 Increase1.0
Majority 1,157 24.9 Increase16.9
Registered electors 10,820
Turnout 43.1 Decrease21.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase8.5

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Rock Ferry

Rock Ferry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Meaden 2,129 71.3 Increase11.6
Conservative Barbara Poole 369 12.4 Decrease1.8
UKIP Ann Flynn 225 7.5 New
Liberal Democrats Peter Heppinstall 164 5.5 Decrease10.7
Green Joy Hogg 100 3.3 Steady
Majority 1,760 58.9 Increase15.4
Registered electors 9,630
Turnout 31.2 Decrease19.4
Labour hold Swing Increase7.7

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Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Jones 2,111 64.4 Increase1.6
Conservative Denis Knowles 677 20.6 Increase3.4
UKIP Christopher Wellstead 286 8.7 Increase4.2
Green Timothy Denton 104 3.2 Increase1.2
Liberal Democrats Steve Pitt 101 3.1 Decrease10.5
Majority 1,434 43.8 Decrease1.8
Registered electors 10,482
Turnout 31.5 Decrease20.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease0.9

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Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Smith 2,850 57.6 Increase7.4
Conservative Geoff Gubb 1,495 30.2 Increase2.1
Liberal Democrats Alan Davies 226 4.6 Decrease13.4
UKIP Emma Sayle-Adam 221 4.5 New
Green Lesley Hussenbux 158 3.2 Decrease0.6
Majority 1,355 27.4 Increase5.3
Registered electors 12,087
Turnout 41.1 Decrease21.8
Labour hold Swing Increase2.7

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Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Hayes 2,670 49.2 Increase6.4
Labour Phil Mount 2,030 37.4 Increase1.0
Liberal Democrats John Codling 258 4.8 Decrease10.2
UKIP Ian Watson 236 4.4 Increase1.4
Green James Brady 230 4.2 Increase1.4
Majority 640 11.8 Increase5.4
Registered electors 11,873
Turnout 45.9 Decrease25.0
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.7

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West Kirby and Thurstaston

West Kirby and Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Elderton 2,820 53.0 Increase1.3
Labour Tony Norbury 1,358 25.5 Increase4.5
Liberal Democrats John Cresswell 483 9.1 Decrease11.6
Green Shirley Johnson 279 5.2 Increase1.5
UKIP George Robinson 223 4.2 Increase1.3
Independent Charles Barnes 154 2.9 New
Majority 1,462 27.5 Decrease3.2
Registered electors 10,343
Turnout 51.7 Decrease23.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.6

[56][57][58]

Changes between 2011 and 2012

Date Ward Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
16 May 2011 Bromborough Steve Niblock Liberal Democrats Labour Defected.[59]

Notes

  1. ^ % of total refers to % of wards won.
  2. ^ Elected to serve a 4-year term.
  3. ^ Elected to serve a 1-year term.

References

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