The 2012 Worthing Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Worthing Borough Council in West Sussex, England. One third of the council was elected, including a double vacancy in Offington ward. The Conservative Party remained in overall control of the council.[1]

The composition of the council after the election was:

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again Gain/Hold
Broadwater Conservative 2008 Don Allen No Conservative hold
Castle Liberal Democrats 2008 David Potter Yes Liberal Democrat hold
Central Conservative 2008 Martin Coppard No Conservative hold
Durrington Liberal Democrats 2008 Michael Donnin Yes Liberal Democrat hold
Gaisford Conservative 2008 Ann Barlow No Conservative hold
Goring Conservative 2008 Mary Lermite Yes Conservative hold
Heene Conservative 2008 Paul High Yes Conservative hold
Marine Conservative 2008 Joan Bradley Yes Conservative hold
Northbrook Conservative 2008 Mary Harding Yes Liberal Democrat gain
Offington Conservative 2008 Elizabeth Sparkes Yes Conservative hold
Offington Conservative 2010 Vacant N/A Conservative hold
Salvington Independent 2008 Jacqui Marsh No Conservative gain
Selden Independent 2008 James Doyle No Conservative gain
Tarring Liberal Democrats 2008 Norah Fisher Yes Liberal Democrat hold

Election result

Worthing local election result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 2 1 +1 71.4 41.4 9,888
  Liberal Democrats 4 1 0 +1 28.6 24.6 5,858
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 16.9 4,043
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 15.2 3,636
  Independent 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0

Ward results

Broadwater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vic Walker 585 33.14
Liberal Democrats James Nelson 513 29.07
Labour Lynda Newbury 371 21.01
UKIP Colin Avis 296 16.77
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Potter 701 40.33
Conservative Anne Chapman 505 29.06
UKIP Christopher Chatfield 270 15.54
Labour Ian Walker 262 15.07
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vino Vinojan 494 29.49
Labour Russell Deen 404 24.12
Liberal Democrats Laura Scott 327 19.52
UKIP Christopher Wooward 254 15.16
Green Margaret Pearce 196 11.70
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Durrington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Donnin 505 36.12
Conservative Pauline James 492 35.19
UKIP Mike Jelliss 218 15.59
Labour Guy Chadwick 183 13.09
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Gaisford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Val Turner 671 36.65
Liberal Democrats Emma Davies 577 31.51
Labour John Turley 329 17.97
UKIP John Harwood 254 13.87
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Goring
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Lermitte 1200 50.23
UKIP Richard Bater 482 20.18
Labour James Elwood 359 15.03
Green David Aherne 178 7.45
Liberal Democrats Michael Finch 170 7.12
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Heene
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul High 685 47.54
Liberal Democrats Shân Orr-Ewíng 425 29.49
UKIP Richard Setford 331 22.97
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Marine
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Bradley 959 49.82
Labour Alexandra Wagstaff 357 18.55
UKIP Phil Ruddock 349 18.13
Liberal Democrats Yvonne Leonard 260 13.51
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Northbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Sunderland 298 40.22
Conservative Mary Harding 294 39.68
Labour Janet Haden 86 11.61
Green William Morris 63 6.50
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Offington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Andrews-Sparkes 1107 31.48
Conservative John Rogers 959 27.28
UKIP Mike Glennon 599 17.04
Liberal Democrats Linda Williams 305 8.67
Labour John Steels 290 8.25
Liberal Democrats Trudi Starling 256 7.28
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Salvington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michale Cloake 884 46.67
UKIP Trixie Hall 456 24.08
Labour John Martin 297 15,68
Liberal Democrats Neil Campbell 257 13.57
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Selden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Bickers 605 33.63
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Cranefield 498 27.68
Labour Michael Barrett 429 23.85
UKIP Grant Lloyd 267 14.84
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Tarring
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Norah Fisher 763 43.67
Conservative Tim Chick 448 25.64
Labour Peter Barnes 269 15.40
UKIP Shaune King 267 15.28
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Worthing". BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 May 2012.