2012 Southampton City Council election
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A third of seats to Southampton City Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats won 30 16 2
Seat change Increase11 Decrease10 Decrease1
Popular vote 25,311 20,785 5,660
Percentage 43.7% 35.9% 9.8%
Swing Increase17.4% Decrease11.5% Decrease8.8%

Map showing the election results. Each ward represents 1 seat

Majority party before election

Conservative

Majority party after election

Labour

The 2012 Southampton Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Southampton City Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council (16 seats) was scheduled for election, whilst two additional vacancies, caused by the resignation of sitting councillors, were also filled in Bitterne Park and Peartree wards, meaning a total of 18 of the city's 48 seats were elected.

The ruling Conservative party had come under intense public scrutiny for their sweeping programme of privatisation of council services and implementing pay cuts to council jobs, which led to union disputes.[1] Labour won a majority of the seats being contested, and also gained overall control of the council from the Conservatives.[2]

Election result

This summary box compares each party vote share with the corresponding elections in 2008, the last elections at which the majority of this tranche of seats were elected.

Southampton Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 11 0 Increase11 72.2 43.7 25,311 Increase17.4
  Conservative 5 0 10 Decrease10 27.7 35.9 20,785 Decrease11.5
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 9.8 5,660 Decrease8.8
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.9 2,277 Decrease0.6
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.4 1,390 Increase1.4
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.1 1,227 Increase2.1
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.4 790 Decrease0.1
  Southampton First 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 416 Increase0.2

Changes in council composition

After the election, the composition of the council was:[2]

Party Previous council New council +/-
Labour 19 30 Increase11
Conservatives 26 16 Decrease10
Liberal Democrat 3 2 Decrease1
Total 48 48
Working majority  3   4 

Ward results

Bargate[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matt Tucker 1,100 48.7 +13.4
Conservative Amy Willacy 745 33.0 -8.5
Green Joe Cox 140 6.2 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Derrick Murray 127 5.6 -5.8
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Sharon Cutler 82 3.6 +3.6
Independent Matt Rose 67 3.0 -1.7
Majority 355 15.7
Turnout 2,261 16.3 +0.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.0
Bassett[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hannides 1,641 49.5 -5.5
Labour Ian Atkins 895 27.0 +17.9
Liberal Democrats Steven Hulbert 367 11.1 -20.5
Green Jonathan Bean 260 7.8 +7.8
Southampton First James Knight 93 2.8 +2.8
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Neil Kelly 62 1.9 +1.9
Majority 746 22.5 -0.9
Turnout 3,318 30.3 -3.7
Conservative hold Swing -11.7
Bevois[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Barnes-Andrews 1,473 57.6 +14.3
Conservative Zahir Ahmed 642 25.1 -8.7
Green Shaw Green 201 7.9 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Adrian Ford 149 5.8 -5.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Andrew Howe 63 2.5 +2.5
Southampton First Max McNamara 31 1.2 +1.2
Majority 831 32.5 +23.0
Turnout 2,559 22.2 +1.4
Labour hold Swing +11.5
Bitterne[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Lloyd 1,416 46.4 +10.9
Conservative David Fuller 1,217 39.9 -10.4
UKIP William Withers 210 6.9 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Rob Naish 133 4.4 -8.9
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Perry McMillan 77 2.5 +2.5
Majority 199 6.5
Turnout 3,053 30.3 +0.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10.7
Bitterne Park (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ivan White 1,216
Conservative John Inglis 1,203
Labour Frances Murphy 1,135
Labour Mike Holder 979
Liberal Democrats Robbie Robinson 334
Independent Ann MacGillivray 333
Liberal Democrats James Read 331
Green Cara Sandys 292
Independent Charles Caplen 242
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Nick Chaffey 136
Turnout 3,266 30.8 +1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Coxford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sally Spicer 1,647 52.9 +22.2
Conservative Trevor Glasspool 667 21.4 -10.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Galton 334 10.7 -17.9
UKIP Leslie Obee 295 9.5 +0.6
Green Ronald Meldrum 75 2.4 +2.4
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Tim Cutter 57 1.8 +1.8
Independent Ricky Lambert 39 1.3 +1.3
Majority 980 31.5
Turnout 3,114 30.0 -1.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +16.3
Freemantle[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Shields 1,403 41.7 +18.9
Conservative Michael Ball 1,330 39.5 -14.1
Green Paul Garratt 288 7.9 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Paul Abbott 233 6.4 -7.3
Independent Steve Mullane 109 3.0 +3.0
Majority 73 2.2
Turnout 3,363 30.6 +3.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +16.5
Harefield[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Daunt 1,631 44.2
Labour Brian Norgate 1,489 40.4
UKIP Christine Hotson 305 8.3
Liberal Democrats Diane Robinson 190 5.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Graham O’Reilly 75 2.0
Majority 142 3.8
Turnout 3,690 35.1 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing
Millbrook[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Georgina Laming 1,769 48.8 +27.6
Conservative Steven Galton 1,603 44.2 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Darke 251 6.9 -15.1
Majority 166 4.6
Turnout 3,623 33.0 +3.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +15.7
Peartree (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eamonn Keogh 1,683
Labour Paul Lewzey 1,594
Conservative Matthew Jones 1,262
Conservative Christopher Grace 1,250
Liberal Democrats Eileen Bowers 497
Liberal Democrats Sebastian Buckle 384
Green Julie Williams 287
Southampton First Philip McShee 168
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Josh Asker 139
Turnout 3,751 35.8 +1.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Portswood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Norris 1,061 31.8 -5.8
Liberal Democrats Keith Reed 1,015 30.5 -3.3
Labour Olivia Vaughan 891 26.7 +12.7
Green Christopher Bluemel 278 8.3 -2.0
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts David Rawlinson 50 1.5 +1.5
Southampton First Joseph Malone 38 1.1 -3.1
Majority 46 1.3 -2.5
Turnout 3,333 31.6 -0.1
Conservative hold Swing -1.3
Redbridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lee Whitbread 1,775 61.6 +19.9
Conservative Spandita Woodman 703 24.4 -19.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Pete Wyatt 220 7.6 +7.6
Liberal Democrats Simon Stokes 182 6.3 -8.5
Majority 1,072 37.2
Turnout 2,880 27.8 +0.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +19.5
Shirley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Chaloner 1,825 45.3 +13.8
Conservative Terry Matthews 1,474 36.6 -15.0
Green Dudley Clark 256 6.4 -2.6
UKIP David Nightingale 235 5.8 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Harry Mitchell 184 4.6 -4.3
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Mike King 52 1.3 +1.3
Majority 351 8.7
Turnout 4,026 38.6 +2.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +14.4
Sholing[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dan Jeffery 1,805 47.0 +11.1
Conservative Casey Baldwin 1,463 38.1 -16.0
UKIP Helena Ridd 345 9.0 +9.0
Liberal Democrats John Dennis 229 6.0 -4.0
Majority 342 8.9
Turnout 3,842 35.7 +0.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +13.6
Swaythling[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Mintoff 825 34.2 +22.1
Conservative Edward Osmond 746 31.0 -10.6
Liberal Democrats Jim Cappleman 477 19.8 -12.9
Green Angela Cotton 200 8.3 +3.8
Southampton First Anthony Lewis 86 3.6 -1.8
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Kev Hayes 76 3.2 +3.2
Majority 79 3.2
Turnout 2,410 24.9 -4.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Woolston[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Williams 1,607 55.1 +13.7
Conservative Alexander Houghton 931 31.9 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Colin Bleach 243 8.3 -4.0
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Gavin Marsh 138 4.7 +4.7
Majority 676 23.2 +19.7
Turnout 2,919 29.4 -1.1
Labour hold Swing +9.8

References

  1. ^ Anna Bawden (25 June 2013). "Local government: a new era of co-operation". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Vote 2012 - Southampton". BBC News. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Declaration of Results" (PDF). Southampton City Council. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
Preceded by
2011 Southampton Council election
Southampton local elections Succeeded by
2014 Southampton Council election