2012 South Lakeland District Council election
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18 of the 51 seats to South Lakeland District Council
26 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour
Last election 32 18 1
Seats won 9 6 3
Seats after 34 14 3
Seat change Increase2 Decrease4 Increase2
Popular vote 7,569 6,885 1,637
Percentage 44.9% 40.8% 9.7%

South Lakeland UK local election 2012 map.svg
Map showing the results the 2012 South Lakeland District Council elections by ward. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, Labour in red. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2012.

Council control before election

Liberal Democrats

Council control after election

Liberal Democrats

The 2012 South Lakeland District Council election was held on 3 May 2012[1] to elect members of South Lakeland District Council in Cumbria, England. One third of the council was up for election, having been elected "all out" in 2008 and "in thirds" every year thereafter.

Election results summary

Party Previous council New council +/-
Liberal Democrats 33 34 Increase1
Conservatives 17 14 Decrease3
Labour 1 3 Increase2
Total 51 51
Working majority  15   17 
South Lakeland Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 9 1 1 0 50.0 44.66 7,202
  Conservative 6 1 3 -2 33.3 42.26 6,815
  Labour 3 2 0 +2 16.7 9.02 1,454
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.06 655

Ward results

Arnside & Beetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pru Jupe* 1,265 70.5 +10.3
Conservative Mike Nicholson 529 29.5 -8.6
Majority 736 41.0 +18.9
Turnout 1,794 50.79 -11.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Burton & Holme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Bingham* 991 59.8 -7.4
Liberal Democrats Vic Brown 666 40.2 +4.8
Majority 325 19.6 -12.2
Turnout 1,657 54.2 -2.9
Conservative hold Swing
Coniston and Crake Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Hall* 418 60.0 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Carter 279 40.0 +4.0
Majority 139 20.0 -8.1
Turnout 697 53.53 -5.8
Conservative hold Swing
Crooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sheila Eccles* 599 66.5 -3.9
Conservative Jess Alston 267 29.6 ±0.0
Green Ko Koens 35 3.9 N/A
Majority 332 36.9 -3.9
Turnout 901 50.7 -14.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hawkshead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Fletcher 412 53.4 -0.1
Conservative Sarah Ibbetson 305 39.5 -7.0
Green Paul Milling 55 7.1 N/A
Majority 107 13.9 +6.9
Turnout 772 52.19 -8.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Kendal Fell (by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Giles Archibald 387 53.8 -21.5
Labour Lois Sparling 183 25.5 +0.8
Conservative Patrick Birchall 70 9.7 N/A
Green Paul Metsers 49 6.8 N/A
UKIP Malcolm Nightingale 30 4.2 N/A
Majority 204 28.3 -22.4
Turnout 1,722 41.87 -24.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Levens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mary Orr 635 55.8 -8.3
Conservative Brian Rendell 458 40.2 +4.3
Green Leigh Martindale 45 4.0 N/A
Majority 177 15.6 -12.7
Turnout 1,138 67.53 +0.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lyth Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Holmes* 633 61.8 +17.4
Liberal Democrats Danny Gallagher 341 33.3 -22.3
Labour Marilyn Molloy 50 4.9 N/A
Majority 292 28.5 +17.3
Turnout 1,024 54.23 -3.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Milnthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Ryder 590 66.9 -8.5
Conservative Stell Clark 245 27.8 +3.2
Green Frank Airey 47 5.3 N/A
Majority 345 39.1 -11.7
Turnout 882 52.34 -1.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nick Cotton 1,184 47.5 +4.4
Conservative Kevin Lancaster* 1,115 44.7 -7.5
Labour Martin Holborn 103 4.1 N/A
Green Mandy Barnett 92 3.7 N/A
Majority 69 2.8 N/A
Turnout 2,494 50.89 -5.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Staveley-in-Cartmel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sue Sanderson 436 56.8 +4.2
Conservative Ted Walsh 331 43.2 -4.2
Majority 105 13.6 +8.4
Turnout 767 49.42 -6.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Staveley-in-Westmorland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stan Collins* 581 72.1 -8.0
Conservative Sandra Lilley 153 19.0 -0.9
Green Rachael Milling 72 8.9 N/A
Majority 428 53.1 -7.1
Turnout 806 47.19 -6.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ulverston Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bharath Rajan 211 42.3 +11.1
Conservative Norman Bishop-Rowe* 209 41.9 -15.5
Liberal Democrats Andrew Hudson 45 9.0 -2.4
Green Alison Morris 34 6.8 N/A
Majority 2 0.4 N/A
Turnout 499 33.13 +0.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Ulverston East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op John Wilson* 214 51.8 +7.6
Conservative Peter Hornby 111 26.9 -13.2
UKIP Ian Jackson 34 8.2 N/A
Green Judith Filmore 31 7.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Maureen Nicholson 23 5.6 -10.1
Majority 103 24.9 +24.5
Turnout 413 25.12 -4.3
Labour hold Swing
Ulverston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helen Irving 280 39.4 -15.9
Labour Co-op Colin Pickthall 248 34.9 +11.3
Green Chris Loynes 114 16.0 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Ann Downe 69 9.7 -0.6
Majority 32 4.5 -27.1
Turnout 711 46.26 -0.5
Conservative hold Swing
Ulverston South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Rigg 239 47.7 -17.2
Labour Co-op Judith Ann Pickthall 210 41.9 +20.2
Green Kate Rawles 31 6.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Khan 21 4.2 -9.2
Majority 29 5.8 -37.4
Turnout 501 33.51 -7.4
Conservative hold Swing
Ulverston Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Clough 271 54.1 +11.4
Conservative James Samson* 150 29.9 -13.6
Green Simon Filmore 50 10.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Mellor 30 6.0 -7.8
Majority 121 24.2 N/A
Turnout 501 33.80 +0.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Ulverston West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janette Jenkinson* 381 63.2 -6.8
Labour Ian Hunt 147 24.4 +7.1
Green Robert O'Hara 49 8.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Loraine Birchall 26 4.3 -8.4
Majority 234 38.8 -13.9
Turnout 603 39.96 -1.2
Conservative hold Swing

By-Elections

Windermere Bowness North, 29 August 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Jones 431 60.9 -4.1
Conservative Ian Keeling 248 35.0 +5.1
Labour Rae Cross 29 4.1 -0.9
Majority 183 25.9 -9.2
Turnout 708 42.75 -14.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Levens, 17 October 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Annie Rawlinson 569 57.0 +1.2
Conservative Brian Rendell 430 43.0 +2.8
Majority 139 14.0 -2.3
Turnout 999 58.8 -11.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

See also

South Lakeland local elections

References

  1. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated Archived 7 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine South Lakeland Council