Cheshire West and Chester Council election, 2011

Cheshire West and Chester Council election, 2011
Cheshire West and Chester Council Election, 2011
United Kingdom
2008 ←
5 May 2011
→ 2015

All 75 seats to Cheshire West and Chester Council
 
Leader Mike Jones Derek Bateman (dcd) Malcolm Gaskill 'not re-elected'
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Leader since 2008 2008 2008
Leader's seat Broxton Central and Westminster Winsford South and West
Last election 55 13 4
Current seats 50 13 4

 
Leader Richard Lowe N/A
Party UKIP Independent
Leader since 2011 N/A
Leader's seat City
Last election 0 0
Current seats 1 4

The 2011 elections to Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council were the first elections to this Council after it had been re-warded into a mixture of single-, two- and three-member wards. They took place on 5th May alongside the United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum, 2011. The previous election held for 2008 were based on the old Cheshire County Council electoral divisions each of which returned 3 members. The 2008 elections elected 72 members to serve first on the shadow authority and then, with effect from 1 April 2009, the new Council when it took over responsibility for the delivery of local government services.

Given the re-warding that took place in time for the 2011 elections, direct comparisons between the 2008 and 2011 results are problematic. Superficially the 2011 results give the impression of a dramatic swing to Labour when compared with the 2008 results—however, this is misleading. In 2008 the Labour Party was particularly unpopular, with the local government elections taking place shortly after the '10p tax rate' had been abolished, plunging Labour support to a particular low. This unpopularity, coupled with the then large electoral wards electing 3 councillors per ward, and the first-past-the-post system, very much favoured the then leading party in the opinion polls—the Conservatives—who, in 2008, won a much greater majority than had otherwise been predicted.

The 2011 elections with the re-warding took place one year into the national Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition at a time when support for the Liberal Democrats was at a particular low. Nationally Labour's support had rallied considerably when compared with 2008.

Before the elections in 2011 the majority Conservative party suffered a small number of defections principally almost certainly associated with existing councillors failing to be selected by the party to fight the seat of their choice.

The 2011 election result (75 members) was Conservatives 42 (–8): Labour 32 (+19): Liberal Democrats 1 (–3) (the figures in brackets refer to the change in numbers compared with the state of the parties immediately before the election where 72 members were elected). As noted above the Conservatives had reduced in number from 55 to 50 through resignations, defections and withdrawal of the party whip associated with the processes for selection of candidates to fight the 2011 election.

The total votes cast in the 2011 election were: Conservatives 84,705 (45.34%); Labour 69,829 (37.38%); Liberal Democrats 22,223 (11.90%).

Contents

Wards and candidates

Blacon

Blacon (3 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Blacker 850 9.78
UKIP David Evans 297 3.42
Labour Carolyn Graham 1,725 19.85
Labour Reggie Jones 2,103 24.20
Labour Marie Nelson 1,906 21.93
Conservative Nick Watkins 735 8.46
UKIP Alan Weddell 302 3.48
Conservative Danny Worley 722 8.88

Boughton

Boughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat James Latham 139 7.54
Labour David Robinson 960 52.09
Conservative Michael Turvey 744 40.37

Chester City

Chester City
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pauline Brown 465 42.01
Liberal Democrat Sandy Clyne 82 7.41
Labour Samantha Dixon 519 46.88
UKIP David Scott 41 3.70

Chester Villages

Chester Villages ( Christleton, Guilden Sutton, Mickle Trafford and Waverton), (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Brian Bailey 812 11.94
Labour Paul Cornwall 815 11.98
Labour Steve Davies 758 11.15
Conservative Margaret Parker 1,880 27.64
Conservative Stuart Parker 1,941 28.54
Independent Michael Roberts 595 8.75

Davenham and Moulton

Davenham and Moulton (3 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sarah Flannery 674 6.51
Labour Mark Green 1,056 10.2
Independent Emma Guy 405 3.91
Labour Robert Harmston 1,056 10.2
Independent Simon McDonald 285 2.75
Conservative Gayon Sinar 1,432 13.83
Labour David Speak 1,016 9.81
Green Howard Thorp 447 4.32
Conservative Elton Watson 1,638 15.82
Conservative Helen Weltman 1,619 15.64
Liberal Democrat Arthur Wood 724 6.99

Dodleston and Huntington

Dodleston and Huntington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Creswick 372 23.40
Liberal Democrat Christopher Ward 210 13.21
Conservative Mark Williams 1,008 63.40

Ellesmere Port Town

Ellesmere Port Town, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Bateman 1,522 45.47
Labour Justin Madders 1,212 36.21
Conservative Gordon Meldrum 226 6.75
Conservative Graham Pritchard 258 7.71
Liberal Democrat Michael Shipman 129 3.85

Elton

Elton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Heatley 683 51.05
Labour Tony Mills 655 48.95

Farndon

Farndon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Howard Greenwood 937 55.67
Labour Susan Pearson 198 11.76
Liberal Democrat Paul Roberts 548 32.56

Frodsham

Frodsham, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Dawson 1,801 30.55
Labour Anna Huchinson 1,163 19.73
Labour Kyle McGregor 1,021 17.32
Conservative Lynn Riley 1,625 27.57
Liberal Democrat Marilyn Theron 285 4.83

Garden Quarter

Garden Quarter
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Simon Brown 74 7.27
UKIP Richard Lowe 72 7.07
Conservative Aden Lucas 270 26.52
Labour Bob Rudd 497 48.82
Liberal Democrat Sarah-Jane Smith 105 10.31

Gowy

Gowy
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Dixon 230 13.33
Liberal Democrat Andrew Hyde 129 7.48
Conservative Eleanor Johnson 1,118 64.81
Green Jackie Tait 248 14.38

Grange

Grange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sandra Evans 178 17.42
Labour Tony Sherlock 844 82.58

Great Boughton

Great Boughton, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Barnard 783 11.53
Conservative Keith Board 1,502 22.12
UKIP Charles Dodman 247 3.46
Liberal Democrat Ann Farrell 795 11.71
Conservative Pamela Hall 1,551 22.84
Labour Helen Heaviside 827 12.18
UKIP Peter Lowe 335 4.93
Liberal Democrat Rose Price 751 11.06

Handbridge Park

Handbridge Park, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Razia Daniels 2,406 31.43
UKIP Wendy Moore 172 2.25
Liberal Democrat Christopher Reeve 321 4.19
Labour Pamela Stanley 1,167 15.25
UKIP Peter Steele 150 1.96
Conservative Neil Sullivan 2,030 26.52
Labour Phillip Tate 1,016 13.27
Liberal Democrat Phil Taylor 392 5.12

Hartford and Greenbank

Hartford and Greenbank, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Allan Clark 498 9.36
Labour George Gibson 797 14.98
Conservative Herbert Manley 1,718 32.30
Labour Eric Mashiter 612 11.51
Conservative Keith Musgrave 1,694 31.85

Helsby

Helsby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Ford 886 50.80
Liberal Democrat Joan Laming 212 12.16
Labour Una Long 646 37.04

Hoole

Hoole, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Black 1,108 17.20
UKIP Roger Coston 73 1.13
Conservative John Ebo 989 15.35
Conservative Lesley George 904 14.04
Liberal Democrat David Mead 943 14.64
UKIP Stephen Nichols 90 1.40
Labour Jason Stiles 740 11.49
Liberal Democrat Bob Thompson 1,211 18.80
Independent John Whittingham 110 1.71
Green Diana Wilderspin-Jones 273 4.24

Kingsley

Kingsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat George England 202 11.16
Conservative Ralph Oultram 1,192 65.86
Labour Jill Peters 22.98 416

Lache

Lache
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Aminul Hassan 72 4.15
UKIP John Moore 96 5.53
Labour Alexandra Tate 916 52.73
Conservative Mike Tomlinson 653 37.59

Ledsham and Manor

Ledsham and Manor, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Anderson 1,213 24.53
Labour Keith Butcher 1,138 23.01
UKIP Neil Gregory 246 4.97
Labour Edward Lloyd 1,089 22.02
Conservative Graham Smith 1,067 21.58
Liberal Democrat Robert Taylor 192 3.88

Little Neston and Burton

Little Neston and Burton, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Henry Crocker 300 4.61
Liberal Democrat Tony Cummins 961 14.76
Liberal Democrat Derek Gaskell 957 14.70
Labour Louise Gittins 1,036 15.91
Conservative Kay Loch 1,373 21.09
Labour Robert Perry 895 13.75
Conservative Richard Short 989 15.19

Malpas

Malpas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sherrie Roberts 253 17.87
Labour Nonny Shearer 175 12.36
Conservative Ann Wright 988 69.77

Marbury

Marbury, (3 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Bailey 572 5.47
Conservative Malcolm Byram 2,328 22.27
Labour Gillian Gough 1,184 11.33
Conservative Don Hammond 2,035 19.47
Labour Noel Huchinson 948 9.07
Labour Andy Stott 1,122 10.73
Conservative Norman Wright 2,265 21.67

Neston

Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Tom Marlow 109 7.98
Conservative William Mealor 549 40.19
Labour Andrew Williams 708 51.83

Netherpool

Netherpool
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Diane Roberts 707 79.89
Conservative Nigel Hunt 178 20.11
Majority 529 59.77

Newton

Newton, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Baker 1,063 16.34
Labour Jenny Baker 1,042 16.02
Liberal Democrat Neil Christian 643 9.88
Conservative Tom Parry 1,432 22.01
Conservative Adrian Walmsley 1,415 21.75
Liberal Democrat Mark Williams 674 10.36
UKIP Steven Woolfe 237 3.64

Parkgate

Parkgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Richard Farrance 147 9.05
Conservative Brenda Dowding 1,085 66.77
Labour Susan Davies 393 24.18

Rossmore

Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Merrick 467 50.87
Socialist Labour Kenny Spain 251 27.34
Conservative John Wilson 200 21.79

Saughall and Mollington

Saughall and Mollington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Black 340 17.33
Independent Andrew Storrar 705 35.93
Conservative Brian Crowe 917 46.74

Shakerley

Shakerley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eira Bowden 324 23.56
Liberal Democrat Patricia Higgins 138 10.04
Conservative Mark Stocks 913 66.40

St Paul's

St Paul's, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Claydon 1,496 32.56
Labour Ben Powell 1,329 28.92
Liberal Democrat Joan Butcher 164 3.57
Conservative Brian Anderson 760 16.54
Conservative Richard Soper 615 13.38
UKIP Andrew Roberts 231 5.03

Strawberry

Strawberry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Henesy 962 49.79
Liberal Democrat Hilary Chrusciezl 122 6.31
Conservative Nicholas Hebson 848 43.89

Sutton

Sutton, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anderson, Kimberley Julia 757 14.62
Labour Donovan, Paul Francis 2,002 38.66
Liberal Democrat Handley, Graham 188 3.63
Conservative Lacey, Nicholas Frobisher Clough 560 10.81
Labour Meardon, Nicole 1,672 32.28

Tarporley

Tarporley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gaskill, Jo 184 10.36
Conservative Moore, Dutton Eveleigh Hilda 1,313 73.93
Labour Pearce, Ann 279 15.71

Tarvin and Kelsall

Tarvin and Kelsall, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Davies, Christine McArdle 495 8.74
Conservative Deynem, Hugo William Edward 1,530 27.03
Conservative Leather, John Alfred 1,707 30.15
Independent Roberts, Barbara Elaine 847 14.96
Labour Rudd, Sandra 411 7.26
Liberal Democrat Williams, Raymond 671 11.85

Tattenhall

Tattenhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jones, Mike 1,197 67.21
Liberal Democrat Roberts, Vera Sandra 284 15.95
Labour Vernon, John Robert 300 16.84

Upton

Upton, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Evans, Jean 587 9.32
Labour Gibson, Ian 1,024 16.25
Labour Gibson, Yvonne 1,113 17.67
Conservative Houlbrook, Jill 1,735 27.54
Liberal Democrat Jewkes, Elizabeth 314 4.98
Conservative McNae, Hilarie June 1,527 24.24

Weaver and Cuddington

Weaver and Cuddington, (3 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Armstrong, Val 863 7.12
Labour Bowden, Derek 977 8.06
Labour Cernik, Robert 912 7.52
Independent Edwards, Gillian 1,299 10.71
Conservative Fifield, Charles Grant 1,972 16.26
Liberal Democrat Godfrey, Val 1,406 11.59
Conservative Grimshaw, John Neil 1,823 15.03
Liberal Democrat Hampson, Peter Jeffry 762 6.28
Conservative McKie, Alan Leonard 1,519 12.53
Liberal Democrat Turner, Sybil Carolyn 594 4.90

Whitby

Whitby, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Crompton, Robert Redford 1,180 22.70
Liberal Democrat Jewkes, Kurt Frederick 225 4.33
Labour Jilani, Abdul 1,175 22.60
Labour Jones, Brian 1,489 28.64
Conservative Lord, Kathy 1,130 21.73

Willaston and Thornton

Willaston and Thornton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clare, Lynn 276 15.61
Liberal Democrat Derraugh, Trish 96 5.43
Conservative Hogg, Andrew Myles 1,396 78.96

Winnington and Castle

Winnington and Castle (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Birtwistle, Kate 744 19.38
Conservative Birtwistle, Terry 704 18.33
Liberal Democrat Carter, Paul 205 5.34
Labour Dolan, Paul Bernard 1,041 27.11
Labour Mercer-Bailey, Amy Charlotte 995 25.91
BNP Westerby, Jon 151 3.93

Winsford Over and Verdin

Winsford Over and Verdin, (3 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beckett, Don 1,152 13.64
Labour Blackmore, Tom 1,167 13.81
Labour Burns, Mike 1,077 12.75
Conservative Garratt, Mark Andrew 1,099 13.01
Conservative Jones, Lynda 1,106 13.09
Conservative Kaur, Susan 959 11.35
Liberal Democrat Parkey, Brandon 550 6.51
Liberal Democrat Parkinson, Charlie 626 7.41
Liberal Democrat Worthington, Des 712 8.43

Winsford Swanlow and Dene

Winsford Swanlow and Dene, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Armstrong, David 817 18.41
Liberal Democrat Barton, Bob 679 15.30
Labour Burns, Stephen 899 20.26
Conservative Collister, Stacey Marie 617 13.91
Liberal Democrat Gaskill, Ian Malcolm 744 16.77
Conservative Langley, Sue 681 15.35

Winsford Wharton

Winsford Wharton, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Booher, Pamela 1,110 27.84
Labour Clarke, Brian Michael 1,119 28.07
Conservative Dolphin, Margaret Elizabeth 611 15.32
Liberal Democrat Fitzmaurice, Janet Ann 242 6.07
Conservative Lorriman, Stephen Michael 573 14.37
Liberal Democrat Theron, Bev 332 8.33

Witton and Rudheath

Witton and Rudheath, (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Goulding, Nick 639 16.29
Labour Lawrenson, Tony 1,319 33.63
Conservative Miller, George 751 19.15
Liberal Democrat Newton, Graham 142 3.62
Labour Tickridge, Julia 1,071 27.31

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