2012 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

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22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout36.4% (Decrease6.8%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Phil Davies Jeff Green Tom Harney
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Birkenhead
and
Tranmere
West Kirby
and
Thurstaston

Eastham
Last election 12 seats,
43.8%
9 seats,
33.8%
2 seats,
12.5%
Seats before 30 27 9
Seats won 13 7 2
Seats after 37 22 7
Seat change Increase7 Decrease5 Decrease2
Popular vote 38,455 26,426 9,375
Percentage 44.6% 30.6% 10.9%
Swing Increase0.8% Decrease3.2% Decrease1.6%

Map of results of 2012 election

Leader of the Council before election

Jeff Green (Conservative)
No Overall Control

Leader of the Council after election

Phil Davies
Labour

The 2012 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

Overall, Labour gained seven seats at the expense of the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats and gained overall control of the council, with a majority of eight.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 37 Increase7
Conservative 22 Decrease5
Liberal Democrat 7 Decrease2

[1]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 2011.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election result, 2012
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 22 13 7 0 Increase7 59.1 44.6 38,455 Increase0.8
  Conservative 22 7 0 5 Decrease5 31.8 30.6 26,426 Decrease3.2
  Liberal Democrats 16 2 0 2 Decrease2 9.1 10.9 9,375 Decrease1.6
  UKIP 22 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 7.4 6,378 Increase2.4
  Green 22 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 5.9 5,064 Increase1.1
  Independent 3 0 0 1 Steady 0.0 0.4 364 Increase0.3
  TUSC 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 130 N/A
  BNP 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 61 N/A

[1]

Changes in council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

30 27 9
Lab Con LD

After the election the composition of the council was:

37 21 7
Lab Con LD

Ward results

Results compared directly with the last local election in 2011.

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christina Muspratt 2,572 53.8 Decrease2.9
Conservative Sheila Clarke 1,513 31.6 Increase0.4
UKIP Hilary Jones 386 8.1 Decrease0.2
Green Michael Harper 173 3.6 Decrease0.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Faulkner 40 2.9 New
Majority 1,059 22.2 Decrease3.3
Registered electors 11,886
Turnout 40.4 Decrease7.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease1.7

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Bidston and St James

Bidston and St James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Crabtree 1,992 78.2 Decrease1.2
Conservative Peter Dawson 179 7.0 Decrease3.0
UKIP Helen Romnes 136 5.3 Increase0.3
Green Colin Dignam-Gill 85 3.3 New
Independent John Brace 82 3.2 New
Liberal Democrats Roy Wood 73 2.9 Decrease2.7
Majority 1,813 71.2 Increase1.8
Registered electors 9,817
Turnout 26.0 Decrease3.3
Labour hold Swing Increase0.9

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Birkenhead and Tranmere

Birkenhead and Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Stapleton 1,474 49.7 Decrease4.1
Green Pat Cleary 1,215 41.0 Increase6.1
UKIP David Martin 99 3.3 Decrease0.3
Liberal Democrats Allan Brame 61 2.1 Decrease0.9
BNP Joe Killen 61 2.1 New
Conservative June Cowin 54 1.8 Decrease2.7
Majority 259 8.7 Decrease10.3
Registered electors 9,527
Turnout 31.2 Decrease2.0
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.1

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Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Niblock 2,292 64.8 Increase6.9
Conservative Kathryn Hodson 466 13.2 Decrease3.3
UKIP Timothy Pass 298 8.4 Increase3.4
Liberal Democrats Penelope Golby 296 8.4 Decrease8.7
Green Percy Hogg 187 5.3 Increase1.8
Majority 1,826 51.6 Increase10.8
Registered electors 10,969
Turnout 32.4 Decrease9.6
Labour hold Swing Increase5.4

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Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cherry Povall 2,220 47.0 Increase0.3
Labour Phillip Brightmore 1,623 34.4 Increase3.2
UKIP Roger Jones 370 7.8 Increase3.0
Liberal Democrats Simon Thomson 337 7.1 Decrease7.1
Green Jim McGinley 174 3.7 Increase0.5
Majority 597 12.6 Decrease2.9
Registered electors 11,640
Turnout 40.7 Decrease9.2
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.5

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Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Davies 2,367 65.6 Increase5.3
Conservative Barbara Sinclair 575 15.9 Decrease6.1
UKIP Bethan Williams 304 8.4 Increase2.3
Liberal Democrats Christopher Teggin 187 5.2 Decrease1.9
Green Cathy Page 177 4.9 Increase0.4
Majority 1,792 49.7 Increase11.4
Registered electors 11,054
Turnout 32.7 Decrease6.0
Labour hold Swing Increase5.7

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Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Phillip Gilchrist 2,151 50.2 Increase6.7
Labour Mike Thompson 1,539 36.0 Increase1.6
Conservative Kevin Sharkey 315 7.4 Decrease9.5
UKIP Laurence Jones 219 5.1 Steady
Green Jackie Smith 55 1.3 New
Majority 612 14.3 Increase5.1
Registered electors 10,964
Turnout 39.2 Decrease4.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase2.6

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Greasby, Frankby and Irby

Greasby, Frankby and Irby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Cox 1,820 37.3 Decrease1.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Reisdorf 1,277 26.1 Decrease0.5
Labour Lee Rushworth 1,159 23.7 Decrease0.2
UKIP Derek Snowden 421 8.6 Increase3.3
Green Rachel Markey 208 4.3 Decrease1.0
Majority 543 11.2 Decrease1.0
Registered electors 11,485
Turnout 42.6 Decrease10.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease0.5

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Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Johnson 2,766 62.7 Decrease2.2
Labour Audrey Moore 785 17.8 Decrease0.6
UKIP David Scott 413 9.4 Increase4.4
Green Barbara Burton 261 5.9 Increase1.0
Liberal Democrats David Tyrrell 186 4.2 Decrease2.6
Majority 1,981 44.9 Decrease1.6
Registered electors 10,926
Turnout 40.5 Decrease12.4
Conservative hold Swing Decrease0.8

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Hoylake and Meols

Hoylake and Meols
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hale 2,134 53.6 Decrease3.3
Labour Alan Milne 1,056 26.5 Increase1.0
Liberal Democrats Joseph McDowell 187 4.7 Decrease3.3
Green Yvonne McGinley 334 8.4 Increase1.5
UKIP George Robinson 274 6.9 Increase4.1
Majority 1,078 27.1 Decrease4.3
Registered electors 10,327
Turnout 38.8 Decrease10.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.2

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Leasowe and Moreton East

Leasowe and Moreton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anita Leech 2,094 51.0 Decrease4.4
Conservative Ian Lewis 1,776 43.3 Increase7.8
UKIP Catherine Williams 144 3.5 Increase0.1
Green Cynthia Stonall 89 2.2 Decrease1.0
Majority 318 7.7 Decrease12.2
Registered electors 10,466
Turnout 39.3 Decrease2.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease6.1

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Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janette Williamson 1,882 49.9 Decrease4.2
Conservative James Keeley 1,261 33.4 Decrease2.4
UKIP Lynda Williams 400 10.6 Increase6.2
Green Kenneth Peers 230 6.1 Increase3.0
Majority 621 16.5 Decrease1.8
Registered electors 10,991
Turnout 34.5 Decrease7.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease0.9

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Moreton West and Saughall Massie

Moreton West and Saughall Massie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Blakeley 2,269 57.4 Increase6.9
Labour Karl Greaney 1,369 34.6 Decrease5.1
UKIP Susan Whitham 223 5.6 Increase1.2
Green Perle Sheldricks 95 2.4 Increase0.3
Majority 900 22.8 Increase12.0
Registered electors 10,655
Turnout 37.2 Decrease4.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase6.0

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New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Gregson 1,908 52.8 Increase3.2
Conservative Sue Taylor 1,032 28.5 Decrease6.7
UKIP Bill Duffey 366 10.1 Increase4.6
Green James Brady 309 8.5 Increase2.8
Majority 876 24.3 Increase9.9
Registered electors 10,669
Turnout 34.0 Decrease8.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase5.0

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Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pat Williams 2,026 45.8 Increase6.0
Labour Matthew Patrick 1,763 39.8 Increase2.6
UKIP Philip Grittiths 258 5.8 Increase0.9
Conservative Tina McDonnell 232 5.2 Decrease8.4
Green Elisabeth Heydon 149 3.4 Decrease1.2
Majority 263 6.0 Increase3.4
Registered electors 11,140
Turnout 39.9 Decrease3.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase1.7

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Pensby and Thingwall

Pensby and Thingwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Sullivan 1,406 32.8 Increase0.7
Conservative Tom Anderson [n 1] 1,217 28.4 Decrease8.5
Liberal Democrats Damien Cummins 1,079 25.2 Increase1.5
UKIP Janet Davison 394 9.2 Increase5.4
Green Allen Burton 190 4.4 Increase0.9
Majority 189 4.4 N/A
Registered electors 10,462
Turnout 41.1 Decrease7.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase4.6

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Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Norbury 2,061 53.9 Increase2.7
Liberal Democrats Frank Doyle 895 23.4 Decrease2.9
Conservative Cyrus Ferguson 357 9.3 Decrease5.0
UKIP James Bradshaw 313 8.2 Increase3.1
Green Mark Mitchell 200 5.2 Increase2.1
Majority 1,166 30.5 Increase5.6
Registered electors 10,595
Turnout 36.2 Decrease6.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase2.8

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Rock Ferry

Rock Ferry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Davies 1,941 70.7 Decrease0.6
Conservative Barbara Poole 202 7.4 Decrease5.0
UKIP Ann Flynn 195 7.1 Decrease0.4
TUSC Morag Reid 130 4.7 New
Green Joy Hogg 115 4.2 Increase0.9
Liberal Democrats Brian Hall 85 3.1 Decrease2.4
Independent Jim Pritchard 76 2.8 New
Majority 1,739 63.3 Increase4.4
Registered electors 9,564
Turnout 28.7 Decrease2.5
Labour hold Swing Increase2.2

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Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Salter 1,996 74.8 Increase10.4
UKIP Christopher Wellstead 278 10.4 Increase1.7
Conservative Ann Lavin 258 9.7 Decrease10.9
Green Timothy Denton 135 5.1 Increase1.9
Majority 1,718 64.4 Increase20.6
Registered electors 10,338
Turnout 25.9 Decrease5.6
Labour hold Swing Increase10.3

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Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Hodrien 2,504 59.6 Increase2.0
Conservative Denis Knowles 948 22.6 Decrease7.6
UKIP Patricia Lamb 381 9.1 Increase4.6
Green Lesley Hussenbux 205 4.9 Increase1.7
Liberal Democrats Alan Davies 164 3.9 Decrease0.7
Majority 1,556 37.0 Increase9.6
Registered electors 12,171
Turnout 34.6 Decrease6.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase4.8

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Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leah Fraser 2,652 56.1 Increase6.9
Labour Alan Hannaford 1,590 33.6 Decrease3.8
UKIP Ian Watson 276 5.8 Increase1.4
Green Janet Wright 208 4.4 Increase0.2
Majority 1,062 22.5 Increase10.7
Registered electors 11,863
Turnout 40.0 Decrease5.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.4

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West Kirby and Thurstaston

West Kirby and Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Watt 2,180 51.9 Decrease1.1
Labour Louise Reecejones 1,082 25.8 Increase0.3
Green Shirley Johnson 270 6.4 Increase1.2
Liberal Democrats John Cresswell 231 5.5 Decrease3.6
UKIP Frank Whitham 230 5.5 Increase1.3
Independent Charles Barnes 206 4.9 Increase2.0
Majority 1,098 26.1 Decrease1.4
Registered electors 10,276
Turnout 40.9 Decrease10.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease0.7

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Changes between 2012 and 2014

Leasowe and Moreton East by-election 2013

By-election, 17 January 2013: Leasowe and Moreton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Lewis 1,620 50.5 Increase7.2
Labour Pauline Daniels 1,355 42.2 Decrease8.8
UKIP Susan Whitham 148 4.6 Increase1.1
TUSC Mark Halligan 31 1.0 New
Liberal Democrats Daniel Clein 28 0.9 New
Green Jim McGinley 28 0.9 Decrease1.3
Majority 265 8.3 N/A
Registered electors 10,551
Turnout 30.5 Decrease8.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase8.0

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Heswall by-election 2013

By-election, 17 January 2013: Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kathryn Hodson 1,254 58.8 Decrease3.9
UKIP David Scott 460 21.6 Increase12.2
Labour Mike Holliday 289 13.6 Decrease4.2
Green Barbara Burton 110 5.2 Decrease0.7
TUSC Greg North 19 0.9 New
Majority 794 37.2 Decrease7.7
Registered electors 10,855
Turnout 19.7 Decrease20.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease3.9

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Pensby and Thingwall by-election 2013

By-election, 28 February 2013: Pensby and Thingwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phillip Brightmore 1,411 38.5 Increase5.7
Conservative Sheila Clarke 868 23.7 Decrease4.7
Liberal Democrats Damien Cummins 834 22.7 Decrease2.5
UKIP Jan Davison 426 11.6 Increase2.4
Green Allen Burton 74 2.0 Decrease2.4
English Democrat Neil Kenny 53 1.4 New
Majority 543 14.8 Increase10.4
Registered electors 10,487
Turnout 35.0 Decrease6.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase5.2

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Upton by-election 2013

By-election, 24 October 2013: Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Patrick 1,954 65.4 Increase5.8
Conservative Geoffrey Gubb 762 25.5 Increase2.9
Green Jim McGinley 143 4.8 Decrease0.1
Liberal Democrats Alan Davies 130 4.3 Increase0.4
Majority 1,192 39.9 Increase2.9
Registered electors 12,154
Turnout 3,031 24.9 Decrease9.7
Rejected ballots 21 0.7
Labour hold Swing Increase1.5

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Other changes

Date Ward Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
30 April 2013 Pensby and Thingwall Mark Johnston Liberal Democrats Independent Resigned.[63]

Notes

  1. ^ Incumbent councillor for Upton ward.

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

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