Results by ward.
Results by ward.

The 2012 North East Lincolnshire Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of North East Lincolnshire Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections.

Council make up

After the 2012 local election, the political make up of the council was as follows:[2]

Party Number of councillors
Labour 25
Conservative 12
Liberal Democrats 4
UKIP 1
Green 0
Independent 0

Labour won a majority of the seats on the authority for the first time since the 1999 local elections, making considerable gains from the Liberal Democrats who failed to win a single seat on the council at these elections. Labour gained a seat in Park ward - once seen as the safest Lib Dem ward on the council and only ever won by Lib Dem candidates since the creation of the authority. The Liberal Democrats were also reduced to just four seats - below their previous low point of just 5 seats after the 1999 local elections.

The Conservatives won no wards within the Great Grimsby constituency on the authority - only the second time this had happened in the authority's history, the first being the inaugural elections in 1995. UKIP also won their first seat on the authority in Scartho, a seat that was considered safe for the Conservatives, having won it at every local election since 1999.[3]

UKIP also made considerable progress in many other wards which they would go on to win over the next few years, including Humberston & New Waltham, where at these elections, UKIP came little over 200 votes short of defeating Conservative councillor and Grimsby Town Football Club chairman John Fenty, a seat which UKIP would gain at a by-election in 2013 following the death of Fenty's fellow councillor, John Colebrook, and successfully held this seat when it was next up for election in 2014.

Ward results

Croft Baker

Croft Baker 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Thurogood 1327
UKIP Philip Raymond Wilson 448
Liberal Democrats Leanor Mary Pidgen 418
Conservative Debbie Landymore 364
Majority 879
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

East Marsh

East Marsh 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jon-Paul Howarth 789
Liberal Democrats Jeanette Mary McLeod Ferguson 335
UKIP Henry Richard Hudson 215
Conservative Phillip John Dumbrell 105
Green Martin Leslie Reed 61
Majority 454
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Note: Jon-Paul Howarth theoretically holds his seat, as he was elected as a Liberal Democrat when the seat was last fought in 2008, but quit the party to sit as an Independent, and went on to defect to the Labour Party mid-term.

Freshney

Freshney 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cliff Barber 1043
Conservative David Anthony Hasthorpe 332
UKIP Stephen Whittingham 332
Liberal Democrats Kevin Bakr 112
Independent Keith Watkin 87
Majority 711
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Note: Cliff Barber theoretically holds his seat, as he was elected as a Liberal Democrat when the seat was last fought in 2008, but defected to the Labour Party mid-term. Watkin is a former West Marsh councillor from 1999 to 2010.

Haverstoe

Haverstoe 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bill Parkinson 1447
Labour Rhys Harrison 889
Liberal Democrats Roy Horobin 365
Majority 558
Conservative hold Swing

Heneage

Heneage 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ros James 1039
Liberal Democrats Stephen Hocknell 366
UKIP Jamie Stephen Watkinson 304
Conservative Karen Lesley Webb-Meek 244
Independent Mark Smith 51
Majority 673
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Note: Ros James theoretically holds her seat, as she was elected as a Liberal Democrat when the seat was last fought in 2008, but defected to the Labour Party mid-term. Hocknell is a former councillor who represented the ward from 2003 to 2011.

Humberston & New Waltham

Humberston & New Waltham 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Fenty 1231
UKIP Stephen William Harness 1001
Labour Tim Mickleburgh 596
Majority 230
Conservative hold Swing

Immingham

Immingham 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Aaron Watson 1407
Conservative Stewart Swinburn 1045
Majority 362
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Note: Swinburn is a former councillor who lost his seat the previous year after serving two terms as an Immingham councillor.

Park

Park 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Craig Barrow 808
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Richard Lowis 696
Conservative Bob Callison 655
UKIP Timothy John Veal 453
Green Jacqueline Vessey 158
Majority 112
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Note: This was the first time that Park had been won by any party other than the Liberal Democrats and to date remains Labour's only victory in the ward in a local election since North East Lincolnshire Council's creation.

Scartho

Scartho 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Ronald Edward Shepherd 931
Conservative Sally Michelle Dixon 718
Labour Marian Jervis 630
Liberal Democrats Bernardette Chapman 144
Green Victoria Anne Dunn 96
Majority 213
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

Notes: This was the second occasion (the first being 1995 when Labour won all three seats) that the Conservatives failed to win a council seat in Scartho, and the first time UKIP won a seat on the authority. Dixon previously contested this ward as a Liberal Democrat in 2010 and 2011.

South

South 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Oxby 968
UKIP John Matthew Stockton 421
Liberal Democrats Ernie Brown 264
TUSC Karen Michelle Manley 54
Majority 547
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Note: Ernie Brown previously contested Great Grimsby in the 2010 general election and the Scartho ward in 2011 as an Independent.

Sidney Sussex

Sidney Sussex 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher David Shaw 1098
UKIP Scott Owen 329
Conservative Richard Hardy 298
Liberal Democrats Nicola Dawn Hocknell 169
Majority 769
Labour hold Swing

Yarborough

Yarborough 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Diana Hyldon-King 1067
Liberal Democrats Leslie Bonner 765
UKIP James David Cairns 482
Majority 422
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Note: Hyldon-King previously represented Freshney from 1995 to 2003, and again from 2004 to 2008. Bonner previously represented this ward from 2007 to 2011.

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "North East Lincolnshire Council". Archived from the original on 25 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ "North East Lincolnshire Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 June 2018.