2012 Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council election

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One third (21 of 63) seats to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 16 3 1
Seat change Increase 8 0 Decrease 3
Popular vote 34,603 12,247 5,621
Percentage 50.9% 18% 8.3%
Swing Increase 21.7% Decrease 6.8% Decrease 7.4%

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Map showing the results of the 2012 Doncaster Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2012 Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect one third of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England.[1] This was on the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections.

The Labour Party retained its control of the council with an increased majority after increasing its vote share by 21.7% and gaining three seats from the Liberal Democrats and five from various independents. The Conservatives held the three seats it was defending with a reduced vote share. After the election, the composition of the council was:[2]

Result

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 8 0 +8 50.9 34,603
  Conservative 3 0 0 0 18 12,247
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 3 -3 8.3 5,621
  Community Group 1 0 0 0 2.4 1,618
  Independent 0 0 5 -5 10.2 6,949
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 7.8 5,276
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.9 643
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.8 575
  Democratic Nationalists 0 0 0 0 0.6 410

Ward results

The results in each ward are shown below. Changes are compared with the previous election in 2008. Spoilt ballots are not included in the below results.[3]

Adwick

Adwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ted Kitchen 2,058 76.2 +24.8
Liberal Democrats Dave Farrell 358 13.2 −12.6
Conservative Kerry Wood 286 10.6 −5.2
Majority 1,700 62.9
Turnout 2,702 25.3 −4.0
Labour hold Swing

Armthorpe

Armthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue McGuinness 1,677 52.5 +23.3
Independent Scott Pickles 1,289 40.4 N/A
Conservative Chris Allen 226 7.1 −5.9
Majority 388 12.2
Turnout 3,192 29.2 −2.1
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Askern Spa

Askern Spa
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Austen White 2,269 70.4 +38.3
Conservative Martin Greenhalgh 954 29.6 −0.7
Majority 1,315 40.8
Turnout 3,223 33.3 −4.6
Labour hold Swing

Balby

Balby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nuala Fennelly 1,436 45.7 +17.3
Independent Mark Thompson 1,136 36.2 −7.5
Conservative Richard Eaton 435 13.8 −2.0
Liberal Democrats Edwin Simpson 135 4.3 N/A
Majority 300 9.5
Turnout 3,142 28.3 −3.7
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Bentley

Bentley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Nightingale 1,750 64.5 +26.4
English Democrat Barbara Hewitt 681 25.1 N/A
Conservative Alexandra Allen 282 10.4 −6.4
Majority 1,069 39.4
Turnout 2,713 27.4 −4.1
Labour hold Swing

Bessacarr & Cantley

Bessacarr & Cantley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Monty Cuthbert 1,764 42.5 −9.9
Labour Paul Bissett 1,230 29.6 +15.2
Conservative Mark Wells 623 15.0 −13.5
English Democrat Glenn Bluff 535 12.9 N/A
Majority 534 12.9
Turnout 4,152 36.8 −4.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Central

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glyn Jones 1,957 64.5 +21.6
English Democrat Howard Dove 533 17.6 N/A
Conservative Ian Hutchinson 297 9.8 −4.5
Liberal Democrats Barbara Bell 226 7.5 −25.9
Majority 1,424 47.0
Turnout 3,033 26.0 −6.5
Labour hold Swing

Conisbrough & Denaby

Conisbrough & Denaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Mills 2,420 87.3 +26.9
Conservative Jonathan Broughton 352 12.7 −7.0
Majority 2,068 74.6
Turnout 2,772 26.8 −3.1
Labour hold Swing

Edenthorpe, Kirk Sandall & Barnby Dun

Edenthorpe, Kirk Sandall & Barnby Dun
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Hall 1,409 38.4 +16.4
English Democrat Keith Hewitt 731 19.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Karen Hampson 579 15.8 −39.2
Conservative Barbara Fletcher 518 14.1 −9.0
Independent Karl Goodman 437 11.9 N/A
Majority 678 18.5
Turnout 3,674 34.6 −2.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Edlington & Warmsworth

Edlington & Warmsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phil Cole 1,830 53.1 +12.7
Independent Ray Mullis 1,356 39.3 −4.4
Conservative Liz Jones 261 7.6 −8.3
Majority 474 13.8
Turnout 3,447 33.2 −1.2
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Finningley

Finningley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yvonne Woodcock 1,803 40.3 −8.4
Labour Thomas Scott-Chambers 1,237 27.7 +15.9
English Democrat Nigel Berry 1,163 26.0 +4.4
Liberal Democrats John Brown 270 6.0 −1.9
Majority 566 12.7
Turnout 4,473 37.3 −4.4
Conservative hold Swing

Great North Road

Great North Road
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debbie Hutchinson 2,378 62.2 +34.5
Conservative Frank Calladine 643 16.8 −3.8
Green Stephen Platt 575 15.0 +3.4
Liberal Democrats John Butterfield 227 5.9 N/A
Majority 1,735 45.4
Turnout 3,823 32.8 −3.6
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Hatfield

Hatfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Haith 1,049 32.9 ?
English Democrat Mick Glynn 827 26.0 N/A
Independent Jessie Credland 791 24.8 −1.4
Conservative James Hart 343 10.8 −17.6
Community Group Stewart Rayner 176 5.5 −9.1
Majority 222 +7.0
Turnout 3,186 37.7 +2.6
Labour hold Swing

Mexborough

Mexborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tracey Leyland-Jepson 1,577 55.6 +23.1
Independent Andrew Pickering 687 24.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Jevons 472 16.7 −38.8
Conservative Phyllis Calladine 98 3.5 −8.5
Majority 890 31.4
Turnout 2,834 24.6 −5.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Rossington

Rossington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Cooper-Holmes 1,581 56.3 +30.5
Independent Terry Wilde 880 31.3 N/A
Conservative Kathleen Beard 240 8.5 −5.3
Liberal Democrats Richard Johnson 108 3.8 N/A
Majority 701 25.0
Turnout 2,809 28.5 −4.9
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Sprotbrough

Sprotbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Wood 1,637 46.6 −7.8
Labour Peter Millar 1,565 44.5 +26.0
Liberal Democrats Diana Simpson 312 8.9 N/A
Majority 72 2.0
Turnout 3,514 37.9 −2.2
Conservative hold Swing

Stainforth & Moorends

Stainforth & Moorends
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Keegan 1,627 65.8 +30.1
Conservative Martin Drake 436 17.6 −4.6
Democratic Nationalists Dave Owen 410 16.6 New
Majority 1,191 48.2
Turnout 2,473 25.4 −3.4
Labour hold Swing

Thorne

Thorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Group Martin Williams 1,442 46.7 −3.6
Labour Susan Durant 1,176 38.1 +24.8
Conservative Richard Walker 467 15.1 +1.1
Majority 266 8.6
Turnout 3,085 28.8 −5.7
Community Group hold Swing

Torne Valley

Torne Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Ford 1,563 42.7 −8.8
Labour Shane McAleavey 1,112 30.4 +16.0
UKIP Rebecca Walters 643 17.6 +10.9
Liberal Democrats David Adgar 339 9.3 −3.7
Majority 451 12.3
Turnout 3,657 37.1 −5.5
Conservative hold Swing

Town Moor

Town Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Wray 1,569 49.0 +20.5
Liberal Democrats Cliff Hampson 831 25.9 −12.5
Conservative Stephen Cox 432 13.5 −5.6
Independent Michelle Goodman 373 11.6 N/A
Majority 738 23.0
Turnout 3,205 31.4 −3.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Wheatley

Wheatley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eva Hughes 1,696 59.4 +22.0
English Democrat Roy Penketh 806 28.3 N/A
Conservative Malcolm Knight 351 12.3 −7.6
Majority 890 31.2
Turnout 2,853 29.1 −4.4
Labour hold Swing

Mayoral referendum

Alongside the council election, and election took place to decide whether to have an elected mayor in Doncaster. Doncaster was one of the two cities on the night to vote 'Yes'.

Doncaster Mayoral referendum 2012
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed
Yes
42,196 61.7
No 25,879 37.8
Total votes 68,075 100.00

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Vote 2012 - Doncaster". BBC News. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Local Election results 2012". Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 27 July 2017.