Broxbourne Borough Council election, 2012

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The Broxbourne Council election, 2012 was held on 3 May 2012 to elect council members of the Broxbourne Borough Council, the local government authority of the borough of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England.[1]

This was a whole council election in which all of the 30 council seats in the 10 new wards were contested. [2]

New ward names[edit]

The 10 new wards created under the 2011 LGBCE review were named:

  • Broxbourne & Hoddesdon South
  • Cheshunt North
  • Cheshunt South & Theobalds
  • Flamstead End
  • Goffs Oak
  • Hoddesdon North
  • Hoddesdon Town & Rye Park
  • Rosedale & Bury Green
  • Waltham Cross
  • Wormley & Turnford

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Composition of expiring seats before election[edit]

Old Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again? New Ward
Broxbourne Conservative 2008 Paul Mason Yes Broxbourne & Hoddesdon South
Broxbourne Conservative 2010 Sheila Benford Yes Waltham Cross
Broxbourne Conservative 2011 Edward Rowland Yes Broxbourne & Hoddesdon South
Bury Green Conservative 2008 Martin Kennaugh No Not Applicable
Bury Green Conservative 2010 Martin Greensmyth Yes Rosedale & Bury Green
Bury Green Conservative 2011 Hazel Jackson Yes Rosedale & Bury Green
Cheshunt Central Conservative 2008 Judith Clemerson No Not Applicable
Cheshunt Central Conservative 2011 Ray Hannam Yes Cheshunt North
Cheshunt Central Conservative 2011 Tony Siracusa Yes Cheshunt South & Theobalds
Cheshunt North Conservative 2008 Richard Clemerson No Not Applicable
Cheshunt North Conservative 2010 Gary Clark No Not Applicable
Cheshunt North Conservative 2011 Nick Hart Yes Cheshunt North
Flamstead End Conservative 2008 Martin Lyth No Not Applicable
Flamstead End Conservative 2010 Paul Seeby Yes Flamstead End
Flamstead End Conservative 2011 Sue Ball-Greenwood Yes Flamstead End
Goffs Oak Conservative 2008 Peter Moule Yes Goffs Oak
Goffs Oak Conservative 2010 Mark Mills-Bishop Yes Goffs Oak
Goffs Oak Conservative 2011 Jeremy Pearce Yes Goffs Oak
Hoddesdon North Conservative 2008 Evelyn White Yes Hoddesdon North
Hoddesdon North Conservative 2010 Keith Brown Yes Hoddesdon North
Hoddesdon North Conservative 2011 Justin Evans Yes Hoddesdon North
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 2008 Bob Bick Yes Wormley & Turnford
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 2010 Kenneth Ayling Yes Hoddesdon Town & Rye Park
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 2011 Brian Hill No Not Applicable
Rosedale Conservative 2010 David Lewis No Not Applicable
Rosedale Conservative 2011 Dee Hart Yes Flamstead End
Rye Park Conservative 2008 Bren Perryman Yes Hoddesdon Town & Rye Park
Rye Park Conservative 2010 Keith Bellamy No Not Applicable
Rye Park Conservative 2011 Tony Infantino Yes Hoddesdon Town & Rye Park
Theobalds Conservative 2008 Charles Tranham No Not Applicable
Theobalds Conservative 2010 Carol Crump-Eynon Yes Cheshunt South & Theobalds
Theobalds Conservative 2011 Norman Ames No Not Applicable
Waltham Cross Labour 2008 Michael Watson Yes Waltham Cross
Waltham Cross Labour 2010 Malcolm Aitken Yes Waltham Cross
Waltham Cross Labour 2011 Neil Harvey Yes Waltham Cross
Wormley Turnford Conservative 2008 James Metcalf Yes Wormley & Turnford
Wormley Turnford Conservative 2010 Gordon Nicholson Yes Wormley & Turnford
Wormley Turnford Conservative 2011 Anna Pilikos No Not Applicable

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Election results[edit]

Broxbourne Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 27 27 0 +27 90.00 64.40 10,933 +1.31%
  Labour 3 3 0 +3 10.00 26.14 4,438 -0.01%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 5.80 984 +3.42%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 3.66 621 +1.94%
  English Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4.73%
  • Number of votes per party derived from the party candidate receiving the highest number of votes in each ward

Results summary[edit]

An election was held in all 10 of the newly created wards on Thursday 3 May 2012.

The Conservative retained control of the council winning 27 of the 30 seats.

Labour managed to retain 3 seats in Waltham Cross ward albeit with reduced majorities compared with 2011.

The new political balance of the council following this election was:

The next Local Government Election is scheduled for Thursday 1 May 2014 when a single seat will be contested in each of the 10 wards.

It should be noted that this election may be deferred until June 2012 in order to coincide with the scheduled elections to the European Parliament.

Broxbourne Council Cabinet 2012 - 2013[edit]

Name Portfolio Ward
Paul Mason Leader of the Council Broxbourne and Hoddesdon South
Ray Hannam Public & Environmental Protection & Deputy Leader of the Council Cheshunt North
Hazel Jackson Leisure & Recreation Rosedale & Bury Green
Jim Metcalf Planning & Regeneration Wormley & Turnford
Paul Seeby Housing & Community Development Flamstead End
Mark Mills-Bishop Finance & Corporate Services Goffs Oak

Ward results[edit]

Broxbourne & Hoddesdon South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eddy Rowlands 1,325 22.62
Conservative Tim Hutchings 1,276 21.78
Conservative Paul Mason 1,214 20.72
Labour Margaret Brinkley 321 5.47
Labour Catherine Wareham 307 5.24
UKIP Kara Platt 307 5.24
Labour Raymond Cook 304 5.19
UKIP Evelyn Faulkner 304 5.19
UKIP Sidney Pratt 255 4.35
Liberal Democrat Peter Huse 245 4.18
Turnout 29.18


Cheshunt North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ray Hannam 1,164 27.23
Conservative Nick Hart 1,145 26.78
Conservative Mike Iszatt 998 23.35
Labour John Brotherton 484 11.32
Labour Peter Alford 483 11.29
Turnout 24.34


Cheshunt South & Theobalds
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carol Crump-Eynon 1,073 23.71
Conservative Tony Siracusa 1,007 22.26
Conservative Cody McCormick 988 21.84
Labour Richard Greenhill 503 11.12
Labour Ronald McCole 477 10.54
Labour Rosemary Trundell 476 10.52
Turnout 25.30
Flamstead End
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dee Hart 1,070 26.66
Conservative Paul Seeby 1,010 25.17
Conservative Sue Ball-Greenwood 996 24.82
Labour Shirley McInnes 317 7.90
Labour Bernice Paulin 317 7.90
Labour Merve Balci 303 7.55
Turnout 24.43
Goffs Oak
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jeremy Pearce 1,462 29.64
Conservative Peter Moule 1,348 27.33
Conservative Mark Mills-Bishop 1,306 26.47
Labour Cherry Robbins 307 6.22
Labour Gillian Lawrence 263 5.33
Labour Samantha Simpson 247 5.01
Turnout 25.42
Hoddesdon North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Brown 1,047 20.50
Conservative Justin Evans 1,006 19.69
Conservative Lyn White 1,002 19.62
Labour Alex Harvey 393 7.69
Labour Arthur Hillyard 371 7.26
Labour Roy Wareham 356 6.97
UKIP Dawn Bloor 353 6.91
UKIP Anthony Faulkner 305 5.97
UKIP Jack Salmon 275 5.39
Turnout 26.12
Hoddesdon Town & Rye Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Ayling 718 18.79
Conservative Bren Perryman 648 16.96
Conservative Tony Infantino 646 16.91
Labour Annette Marples 433 11.34
Labour Edward Hopgood 348 9.11
Labour James Harvey 334 8.74
UKIP David Platt 324 8.48
UKIP Salvatore Scozzaro 222 5.81
Liberal Democrat Kirstie De Rivaz 147 3.85
Turnout 22.86


Rosedale & Bury Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hazel Jackson 1,108 24.06
Conservative Martin Greensmyth 1,107 24.04
Conservative Yvonne Bettiss 1,089 23.65
Labour Carol Bowman 464 10.08
Labour Alexander McInnes 447 9.71
Labour George Panayiotopoulos 390 8.47
Turnout 23.74
Waltham Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Aitken 942 19.26
Labour Neil Harvey 853 17.44
Labour Michael Watson 834 17.06
Conservative Sheila Benford 771 15.77
Conservative Dave Braithwaite 750 15.34
Conservative Pat Leslie 740 15.13
Turnout 25.66
Wormley & Turnford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Metcalf 1,024 25.27
Conservative Bob Bick 1,023 25.25
Conservative Gordon Nicholson 909 22.43
Labour Roger Trundell 445 10.98
Labour Janet Wareham 422 10.42
Liberal Democrat Nigel De Rivaz 229 5.65
Turnout 20.57

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trailer - Local Elections May 2012". Gwydir.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Broxbourne electoral review". LGBCE. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  3. ^ "The Broxbourne (Electoral Changes) Order 2012". Legislation.gov.uk. 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
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