The 2012 Hartlepool Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Hartlepool Borough Council.[1] There were a number of differences in the composition of constituencies from the 2011 elections, including the absence of the Bruns, Dyke House, Grange, Greatham, Owton, Park, Rift House, Rossmere, St. Hilda, Stranton, and Throston wards.[2] While the 2011 election had 15 available seats, the 2012 election had 36.[2] Burn Valley, Foggy Furze, Hart, and Seaton wards each had two more seats than the previous year, and De Bruce, Fens & Rossmere, Headland & Harbour, Jesmond, Manor House, Rural West, and Victoria, which did not appear in 2011, all held three seats.[2] The Labour Party once again dominated the election.[3]

Election result

Hartlepool Borough Election, 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  BNP 0 0% 0.46% 230
  Conservative 3 8.58% 13.24% 6,628
  Labour 23 65.72% 46.24% 23,146
  Labour Co-op 0 0% 0% 0
  [[Liberal Democrats|Liberal Democrats]] 0 0% 3.31% 1,658
  Putting Hartlepool First 5 14.29% 19.90% 9,960
  UKIP 0 0% 5.01% 2,509
  Independent 5 14.29% 11.82% 5,919

Ward results

Burn Valley Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Maria Blades 102 2.33%
Labour Jonathan Brash 887 20.21%
Conservative Michael Corrigan 297 6.78%
Conservative John Coward 300 6.84%
Putting Hartlepool First Alec Gough 397 9.05% -23.12%
Labour Ged Hall 790 17.99% -49.84%
Liberal Democrats Jean Kennedy 125 2.85%
Independent John Lauderdale 615 14.01%
Labour Sarah Maness 579 13.18%
Conservative Ray Pocklington 298 6.79%
Majority 2,256 51.39% -16.44%
Turnout 4,390 25.90% -4.20%
De Bruce Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Putting Hartlepool First Rosie Allison 329 8.84%
Labour Rob Cook 741 19.90%
Labour Sheila Griffin 875 23.49%
Conservative Suzzi McKenzie 140 3.76%
Liberal Democrats Michelle Plant 191 5.13%
Liberal Democrats Barry Rayner 151 4.06%
Labour Sylvia Tempest 682 18.31%
UKIP Ronnie Whitlock 247 6.64%
Liberal Democrats Edna Wright 369 9.91%
Majority 2,298 61.70%
Turnout 3,725 24.70%
Fens & Rossmere Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan Barclay 693 10.99%
Putting Hartlepool First Steve Gibbon 1,023 16.22%
Labour Trisha Lawton 716 11.35%
Putting Hartlepool First Alison Lilley 933 14.79%
Putting Hartlepool First Geoff Lilley 1,006 15.95%
Conservative Mike Ludgate 90 1.43%
Labour Ann Marshall 722 11.45%
Independent Angela McKie 117 1.86%
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Parkinson 202 3.21%
UKIP Dave Pascoe 375 5.95%
Liberal Democrats Arthur Preece 196 3.11%
Conservative Bill Reeve 135 2.14%
Conservative Ray Wells 101 1.61%
Majority 2,962 46.95%
Turnout 6,309 32.60%
Foggy Furze Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Akers-Belcher 895 21.85%
Putting Hartlepool First Fred Corbett 512 12.50%
Labour Kevin Cranney 780 19.04%
UKIP Phil Fenn 377 9.21%
Conservative Dennis Loynes 223 5.45%
Liberal Democrats Pat Rayner 148 3.61%
Putting Hartlepool First John Ringwood 427 10.43%
Labour Kaylee Sirs 654 15.97% -45.16%
Majority 2,410 58.83% -2.30%
Turnout 4,097 26.20% -2%
Hart Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Bob Addison 368 8.68% -21.93%
Putting Hartlepool First Sandra Allison 266 6.28%
Labour Paul Beck 571 13.47%
Independent Christine Blakey 333 8.68%
Labour Moss Boddy 522 12.31%
Independent Keith Fisher 532 12.55%
UKIP Tom Hind 262 6.18%
Conservative Shane Moore 417 9.84%
Independent David Nin 257 6.06%
Labour Jean Robinson 713 16.82% -30.37%
Majority 1,806 42.59% -4.60%
Turnout 4,241 28% -6.90%
Headland & Harbour Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Ainslie 763 19.62%
Putting Hartlepool First Stephen Allison 525 13.50%
Conservative Christopher Broadbent 120 3.09%
Putting Hartlepool First Kate Erskine 465 11.96%
Labour Peter Jackson 647 16.64%
Putting Hartlepool First Steve Latimer 484 12.45%
Conservative Andy Loynes 84 2.16%
Labour Robbie Payne 713 18.34%
Conservative David Young 88 2.27%
Majority 2,123 54.59%
Turnout 3,889 25.40%
Jesmond Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reuben Atkinson 298 9.73%
Putting Hartlepool First Keith Dawkins 687 22.43%
Labour Mary Fleet 762 24.88%
Labour Linda Shields 680 22.21%
Labour Stephen Thomas 636 20.77%
Majority 2,078 67.85%
Turnout 3,063 23.20%
Manor House Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Akers-Belcher 906 25.07%
BNP Ronnie Bage 230 6.37%
UKIP Peter Davis 289 8%
Labour Marjorie James 808 22.36%
Conservative Mandy Loynes 105 2.91%
Conservative Elizabeth Smith 79 2.19%
Putting Hartlepool First Mick Stevens 305 8.44%
Conservative Jayne Wells 70 1.94%
Labour Angie Wilcox 822 22.75%
Majority 2,536 70.18%
Turnout 3,614 20.30%
Jesmond Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Reuben Atkinson 298 9.73%
Putting Hartlepool First Keith Dawkins 687 22.43%
Labour Mary Fleet 762 24.88%
Labour Linda Shields 680 22.21%
Labour Stephen Thomas 636 20.77%
Majority 2,078 67.85%
Turnout 3,063 23.20%
Rural West Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Les Coverdale 369 6.63%
Putting Hartlepool First Andrew Gough 416 7.47%
Conservative Brenda Loynes 1,007 18.08%
Independent Mike McKie 422 7.58%
Conservative George Morris 1,022 18.35%
Labour Robert Steel 379 6.81%
Labour Ken Thompson 366 6.58%
Conservative Ray Wells 1,039 18.66%
UKIP Eric Wilson 550 9.88%
Majority 3,068 55.09%
Turnout 5,570 35%
Seaton Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Putting Hartlepool First Terry Allen 172 3.81%
Putting Hartlepool First Kelly Atkinson 328 7.26%
Labour Sandra Belcher 274 6.07%
Independent Cath Hill 769 17.02% -32.96%
Labour John Maxwell 287 6.36%
Conservative Jean McKenna 158 3.50%
Labour Stuart Shields 237 5.24% -17.63%
UKIP George Springer 243 5.38%
Independent Paul Thompson 883 19.54%
Independent Mike Turner 1,168 25.85%
Majority 2,820 62.41% +12.43%
Turnout 4,519 27.70% -7.70%
Victoria Ward (3 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Campbell 146 3.73%
Labour Pamela Hargreaves 745 19.01%
UKIP Kath Hill 166 4.24%
Conservative Kelvin Mayson 113 2.89%
Putting Hartlepool First Paul Mitchinson 364 9.29%
Labour Carl Richardson 737 18.81%
Labour Chris Simmons 753 19.22%
Putting Hartlepool First Maaija Sinclair 312 7.97%
Independent Jane Shaw 87 2.22%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Sneddon 77 1.97%
Putting Hartlepool First Barry Thompson 322 8.22%
Liberal Democrats Jim Tighe 97 2.48%
Majority 2,235 57.03%
Turnout 3,919 23.30%

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2012). "Hartlepool Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre Plymouth University. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Local Election Results 2012". Local Elections Archive Project. 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2021.