Map of the results of the 2012 Portsmouth council election. Liberal Democrats in orange, Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.
Map of the results of the 2012 Portsmouth council election. Liberal Democrats in orange, Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.

The 2012 Portsmouth City Council elections took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council (14 seats) was contested using the first-past-the-post voting system. The ruling Liberal Democrats won a majority of the seats being contested, and remained in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

All comparisons are to the 2008 local elections, at which the same tranche of seats were last elected.

Portsmouth Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 9 3 0 +3 64.3 36.1 13,956 +0.8
  Conservative 3 0 5 -5 21.4 30.7 11,892 -13.6
  Labour 2 2 0 +2 14.3 27.1 10,495 +13.9
  Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.8 1,093 +2.8
  Green 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2.0 782 +0.8
  Independent 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.3 487 0.0

Ward results

Comparisons for the purpose of determining a gain, hold or loss of a seat, and for all percentage changes, is to the last time these specific seats were up for election in 2008.

Baffins[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Darren Sanders 1,518 48.3 +7.6
Conservative Jonathan Kemp 720 22.9 -18.3
Labour Barbara Spiegelhalter 560 17.8 +9.7
Green Sarah Coote 344 10.9 +6.4
Majority 798 25.4
Turnout 3,142 27.9 -6.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing 13.0% Con to LD
Central Southsea[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Phil Smith 1,192 42.4 +1.5
Labour Rob Smith 722 25.7 +15.9
Conservative Kevan Chippindall-Higgin 476 16.9 -15.4
Green Lucy MacLennan 270 9.6 +1.6
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Frances Pilling 151 5.4 +5.4
Majority 470 16.7 +8.1
Turnout 2,811 23.3 -9.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 7.2% LD to Lab
Charles Dickens[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Foster 1,135 46.1 +1.1
Labour Sarah Cook 782 31.7 +13.4
Conservative Luke Franks 282 11.4 -9.9
Green Russell Anderson 168 6.8 +6.8
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Aron Fielder 96 3.9 +3.9
Majority 353 14.4 -9.3
Turnout 2,463 21.2 -2.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 6.2% LD to Lab
Copnor[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neill Young 828 32.3 -15.3
Labour John Spiegelhalter 576 22.5 +10.7
Liberal Democrats Alex Bentley 539 21.0 -9.7
Independent Malcolm Hey 487 19.0 +19.0
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Mick Tosh 131 5.1 +5.1
Majority 252 9.8 -7.1
Turnout 2,561 25.5 -5.3
Conservative hold Swing 13.0% Con to Lab
Cosham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Aiden Grey 1,019 33.3 +21.2
Labour Graham Heaney 976 31.9 +10.6
Conservative Jim Fleming 924 30.2 -25.9
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Simon Wade 141 4.6 +4.6
Majority 43 1.4
Turnout 3,060 29.9 -1.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing 23.6% Con to LD
Drayton and Farlington[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Wemyss 2,110 60.0 -0.1
Labour Terry King 885 25.1 +18.0
Liberal Democrats Suzy Horton 524 14.9 -11.6
Majority 1,225 34.9 +1.3
Turnout 3,519 34.6 -7.9
Conservative hold Swing 14.8% LD to Lab
Eastney and Craneswater[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Winnington 1,400 45.3 -1.4
Conservative Terry Henderson 1,080 35.0 -11.3
Labour Rosalie Ward 474 15.3 +8.6
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Ben Norman 136 4.4 +4.4
Majority 320 10.3 +9.9
Turnout 3,090 32.3 -4.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 5.0% Con to LD
Fratton[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Fuller 1,091 49.6 -6.0
Labour Geoff Wade 558 25.4 +16.1
Conservative Perry Taylor 376 17.1 -9.3
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts John Pickett 173 7.9 +7.9
Majority 533 24.2 -5.3
Turnout 2,198 20.3 -4.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 11.1% LD to Lab
Hilsea[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Donna Jones 1,207 44.4 -16.3
Labour Sue Castillon 1,133 41.7 +22.8
Liberal Democrats Simon Dodd 379 13.9 +1.9
Majority 74 2.7 -39.1
Turnout 2,719 26.3 -4.1
Conservative hold Swing 19.6% Con to Lab
Milton[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Will Purvis 1,402 52.1 +10.3
Labour Michelle Treacher 658 24.5 +18.9
Conservative Joan Payne 631 23.4 -24.7
Majority 744 27.6
Turnout 2,691 26.1 -13.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing 17.5% Con to LD
Nelson[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Ferrett 920 37.2 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Ben French 886 35.8 +6.7
Conservative James Williams 668 27.0 -4.3
Majority 34 1.4
Turnout 2,474 23.5 -3.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 6.6% Con to Lab
Paulsgrove[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Ferrett 1,370 62.8 +23.5
Conservative Matt Davies 622 28.5 -31.7
Liberal Democrats Roger Inkpen 191 8.7 -1.5
Majority 748 34.3
Turnout 2,183 21.8 -3.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 27.6% Con to Lab
St Jude[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hugh Mason 1,247 44.9 -1.7
Conservative David Tompkins 966 34.7 -7.8
Labour Julian Wright 439 15.8 +9.0
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Andy Waterman 128 4.6 +4.6
Majority 281 10.2 +6.1
Turnout 2,780 29.9 -3.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 3.1% Con to LD
St Thomas[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Stockdale 1,433 47.5 +1.4
Conservative Angus Ross 1,002 33.2 -12.0
Labour Taj Uddin 442 14.7 +6.6
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Billy Perry 137 4.5 +4.5
Majority 431 14.3 +13.4
Turnout 3,014 27.5 -5.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 6.7% Con to LD

References

  1. ^ "Vote 2012 - Portsmouth". BBC News. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Baffins". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Central Southsea". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Charles Dickens". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Copnor". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Cosham". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Drayton & Farlington". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Eastney & Craneswater". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Fratton". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  10. ^ "Hilsea". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Milton". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Nelson". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  13. ^ "Paulsgrove". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  14. ^ "St Jude". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  15. ^ "St Thomas". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.

Portsmouth City Council - Statement of Persons Nominated

Preceded by
2011 Portsmouth City Council election
Portsmouth City Council elections Succeeded by
2014 Portsmouth City Council election