Boston Borough Council elections, 2007

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Elections for Boston Borough Council, which covers the Borough of Boston, were held on 3 May 2007. The Boston Bypass Independents won the election in a landslide victory with 25 seats, the first party ever to take overall control of the council since the borough was formed in 1973. It was a single-issue party campaigning on getting a bypass for Boston. All the Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors lost their seats, with only five Conservatives and two Independents also elected. The turnout was 36.9%. The overall results, were as follows:

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Summary Results
Party Candidates Votes % Votes Seats Change
Boston Bypass Independents 32 16,294 52.1 25 +25
Conservative 21 7,376 23.5 5 -7
Labour 13 2,378 7.6 0 -11
Independent 5 2,341 7.5 2 -3
Liberal Democrat 4 1,537 4.9 0 -4
UKIP 8 1,137 3.6 0 0
BNP 1 194 0.6 0 0
English Democrats 1 76 0.2 0 0
Total 85 31,333 32

Ward-by-Ward Results:

Ward-by-Ward Results[edit]

Central Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Central Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Gilbert 148 40.3
Boston Bypass Independents Keith Waterfield 136 37.1
Labour Jane Stewart 83 22.6
Majority 12 3.2
Turnout 367 31.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Coastal Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Coastal Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Neil McGregor 681 30.5
Conservative Peter Bedford 557 25.0
Boston Bypass Independents Harry Windsor 515 23.1
Independent Kathryn Dawson 354 15.9
UKIP Felicity Ransome 123 5.5
Turnout 1249 41.8
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Independent Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Fenside Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Fenside Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Guy Curley 317 27.3
Boston Bypass Independents Shelia Newell 315 27.1
Labour Andrew Bakewell 174 15.0
Conservative Michelle Chapman 134 11.5
Labour Norman Hart 116 10.0
UKIP Cyril Wakefield 107 9.2
Turnout 636 22.6 +4.3
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Labour Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Labour Swing

Fishtoft Ward (3 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Fishtoft Ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Richard Lenton 846 17.9
Boston Bypass Independents Elizabeth Barker 821 17.4
Boston Bypass Independents Helen Staples 814 17.2
Liberal Democrat Ossy Snell 600 12.7
Conservative Paul Skinner 563 11.9
Conservative Raymond Singleton-McGuire 535 11.3
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Chapman 358 7.6
UKIP John Flynn 185 3.9
Turnout 1848 39.2 +11.6
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Conservative Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Conservative Swing

Five Village Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Five Village Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Tony Clarke 557 25.0
Boston Bypass Independents David Witts 513 23.0
Conservative Alan Day 509 22.8
Conservative James Winder 503 22.6
UKIP Jodie Sutton 146 6.6
Turnout 1196 38.3
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Conservative Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Conservative Swing

Frampton & Holme Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Frampton & Holme Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Brian Rush 310 45.0
Independent Pat Cooper 216 31.3
Conservative Ray Sharpe 163 23.7
Majority 94 13.7
Turnout 695 51.4
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Independent Swing

Kirton Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Kirton Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Richard Dungworth 568 27.7
Conservative John Rylatt 540 26.4
Independent Colin Brotherton 511 24.9
Boston Bypass Independents Helen Proctor 430 21.0
Turnout 1105 30.8 +5.1
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Independent Swing
Conservative hold Swing

North Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: North Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Gerry Clare 858 33.3
Boston Bypass Independents Peter Jordan 824 32.0
Conservative Mary Wright 436 16.9
Conservative Horace Wright 340 13.2
Labour Peter Gardner 119 4.6
Turnout 1311 45.6 +12.8
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Conservative Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Conservative Swing

Old Leake & Wrangle Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Old Leake & Wrangle Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents John Grant 518 26.7
Conservative Maureen Dennis 455 23.5
Boston Bypass Independents Janet Sargeant 454 23.4
Conservative Frank Pickett 338 17.4
UKIP Sue Ransome 175 9.0
Turnout 1086 41.1 +9.8
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Pilgrim Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Pilgrim Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Ruskin 173 49.0
Boston Bypass Independents Ron McIntyre 147 41.6
Labour Jay Uddin 33 9.3
Majority 26 7.4
Turnout 353 27.1 +0.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Skirbeck Ward (3 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Skirbeck Ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Anne Dorrian 669 19.8
Boston Bypass Independents Dave Hobson 613 18.2
Boston Bypass Independents Paddy Rush 528 15.6
Labour Peter Nodder 318 9.4
Labour Sandra Bakewell 315 9.3
Conservative Shane Smith 278 8.2
Labour Mick Gall 239 7.1
UKIP Mike Parkhill 222 6.6
BNP Roy Hughes-West 194 5.7
Turnout 1292 33.0 +8.4
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Labour Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Labour Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Labour Swing

South Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: South Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Alison Austin 358 56.8
Conservative Tony Austin 196 31.1
English Democrats Stephen Wyatt 76 12.1
Majority 162 25.7
Turnout 634 37.6 +12.8
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Conservative Swing

Staniland North Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Staniland North Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents David Lingard 184 42.0
Labour Paul Goodale 113 25.8
Conservative Mary Clark 108 24.7
UKIP Elizabeth Ransome 33 7.5
Majority 71 16.2
Turnout 440 32.3
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Labour Swing

Staniland South Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Staniland South Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Martin Clarkson 537 30.4
Boston Bypass Independents Ray Newell 483 27.3
Conservative Paul Mould 271 15.3
Labour Paul Kenny 258 14.6
Labour Sally Gall 218 12.3
Turnout 972 33.8
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Labour Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Labour Swing

Swineshead & Holland Fen Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Swineshead & Holland Fen Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Michael Brookes 717 31.8
Independent Richard Leggott 543 24.1
Boston Bypass Independents Alan Green 392 17.4
Boston Bypass Independents Anne Storry 309 13.7
Conservative Bob Lowrie 237 10.5
Labour Andrew Finch 59 2.6
Turnout 1217 41.5 +7.7
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

West Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Brenda Owen 393 55.4
Conservative Derek Richmond 264 37.2
Labour Peter Sylvester 53 7.5
Majority 129 18.2
Turnout 711 45.7 +10.6
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Conservative Swing

Witham Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Witham Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Graham Dovey 672 35.8
Boston Bypass Independents Jim Blaylock 496 26.5
Conservative Mark Rawlings 427 22.8
Labour Shaun Forster 280 14.9
Turnout 1100 36.4
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Labour Swing

Wyberton Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2007: Wyberton Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Boston Bypass Independents Richard Austin 634 32.3
Boston Bypass Independents John Storry 402 20.5
Liberal Democrat Bob Cory 360 18.3
Liberal Democrat Albert Tebbs 219 11.2
Conservative Sally Parker 201 10.2
UKIP Don Ransome 146 7.4
Turnout 1078 35.8 +6.0
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Boston Bypass Independents gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]


Preceded by
Boston Borough Council elections, 2003
Boston local elections Succeeded by
Boston Borough Council elections, 2011