Coventry Council election, 2008

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Map of the results of the 2008 Coventry election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in light red, Socialist Party in dark red.

Elections for Coventry City Council were held on Thursday 1 May 2008. As the council is elected by thirds, one seat in each of the wards was up for election.

The Labour Party gained two seats (Radford, whose sitting councillor had been elected for Labour but later switched parties, and Foleshill) from the Conservative Party and the Conservatives gained one seat (Westwood) from Labour.

The Conservative party lost overall control of the council, but remained the ruling party, with half of the seats.

Election result[edit]

Coventry Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 1 2 -1 50.00 37.92 26,591 +3.85
  Labour 7 2 1 +1 38.90 35.60 24,964 -2.73
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 0 5.55 8.07 5,661 -2.12
  Socialist Alternative 1 0 0 0 5.55 2.74 1,920 +3.07
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.00 7.90 5,535 -0.63
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.11 3,584 +2.04
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.66 1,865 -0.34

Council Composition[edit]

The composition of the council before and after the election can be found in the following table:

Party Previous council Staying councillors Seats up for election Election result New council
Conservatives 29 19 10 9 27
Labour 23 17 6 7 24
Socialist Alternative 2 1 1 1 2
Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 0 1
British National Party 0 0 0 0 0
Green 0 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 0 0 0 0
Total 54 36 18 18 54

Ward results[edit]

Note: Gains and holds of wards are noted with respect to the 2006 council election except for Radford - where the seat changed hands by defection.. Percentage changes are given with respect to the 2007 council election.

Turnout figures include spoilt ballots.

Bablake ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Victor Gazey 2,546 58.74 +10.78
Labour Bilal Akhtar 917 21.16 -4.71
BNP Michele Jean Stone 443 10.22 +1.17
Green Ryan David Taylor 428 9.88 +4.26
Majority 1,629 37.59 +15.51
Turnout 4,334 36.33 -1.37
Conservative hold Swing
Binley and Willenhall ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Chater 1,467 42.42 -3.97
Conservative Julia Elizabeth Lepoidevin 1,021 29.53 +2.50
BNP Mark Badrick 437 12.64 -2.38
Liberal Democrat Brian Anthony McCarney 389 11.25 +3.06
Green Kenneth Christopher Jones 144 4.16 +0.79
Majority 446 12.90 -6.45
Turnout 3,458 28.94 -3.46
Labour hold Swing
Cheylesmore ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hazel Margaret Noonan 1,903 46.63 -1.88
Labour Catherine Elizabeth Miks 1,224 29.99 -1.64
BNP Carl Stew 385 9.44 +1.19
Liberal Democrat Terence Kenny 351 8.60 -0.16
Green Aisa Kara 218 5.34 -2.32
Majority 679 16.64 +5.78
Turnout 4,081 34.33 -2.07
Conservative hold Swing
Earlsdon ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Allan Robert Andrews 2,515 52.31 +3.8
Labour Christopher Nicholas Youett 1,155 24.02 -1.44
Green Scott Redding 698 14.52 +1.14
Liberal Democrat Napier Penlington 440 9.15 +0.39
Majority 1,360 28.29 +5.24
Turnout 4,808 40.36 -1.60
Conservative hold Swing
Foleshill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malkiat Singh Auluck 2,180 50.57 -7.20
Conservative Shabbir Ahmed 1,885 43.72 +13.26
Green Penny Walker 246 5.71 +3.65
Majority 295 6.84 -20.46
Turnout 4,311 39.84 -4.63
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Henley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ed Ruane 1,483 38.34 -11.05
Independent Brian David Patton 950 24.56 N/A
Conservative Val Stone 947 24.48 -2.4
BNP Simon Bien 488 12.62 +0.15
Majority 533 13.78 -8.73
Turnout 3,868 30.04 +2.18
Labour hold Swing
Holbrook ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joe Clifford 1,821 53.45 +4.79
Conservative Hazel Ann Reece 1.077 31.61 +7.38
BNP Simon Bien 509 14.94 +1.82
Majority 744 21.84 -2.59
Turnout 3,407 28.76 -0.91
Labour hold Swing
Longford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Arthur Duggins 1,831 53.15 -3.63
Conservative Harbans Singh Gumman 762 22.12 -7.43
BNP Susan Gail Hillen 430 12.48 +4.65
Liberal Democrat Charles Coleman 286 8.30 N/A
Green Natalia Grana 136 3.95 -1.49
Majority 1,069 31.03 +3.8
Turnout 3,445 27.07 -2.16
Labour hold Swing
Lower Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Harrison 1,682 44.59 -1.61
Conservative Vinod Dogra 858 22.75 -4.31
Independent Christine Margaret Oddy 405 10.74 -5.31
BNP Darren Thomas 359 9.52 -1.17
Liberal Democrat Christine Marion Coleman 308 8.16 N/A
Green Laura Vesty 160 4.24 N/A
Majority 824 21.85 +2.71
Turnout 3,772 31.18 -2.21
Labour hold Swing
Radford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mal Mutton 1,444 46.40 -4.77
Conservative Jane Marie Williams 796 25.58 +4.97
BNP Thomas Paul Jones 344 11.05 0.00
Liberal Democrat Frances Hilda Hawkey 273 8.77 +0.09
Green Cathy Wattebot 131 4.21 -0.22
Independent Dave Anderson 124 3.99 -0.22
Majority 648 20.82 -9.73
Turnout 3,112 25.30 -2.34
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Sherbourne ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Christopher Ridley 1,546 43.04 +10.49
Labour Seamus Walsh 1,123 31.26 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Stella Hewison 312 8.69 -1.97
BNP Justin Baldwin 280 7.79 -0.1
Green Charlotte Tittle 196 5.46 N/A
Socialist Alternative Jason Arnold Toynbee 135 3.76 -1.87
Majority 423 11.78 +11.18
Turnout 3,592 29.90 -1.49
Conservative hold Swing
St Michael's ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Socialist Alternative Dave Nellist 1,643 48.64 +8.15
Labour Motasem Ali 1,336 39.55 -3.88
Conservative Charles Stephen Cox 399 11.81 -4.27
Majority 307 9.09 +6.15
Turnout 3,378 26.10 +0.53
Socialist Alternative hold Swing
Upper Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Russell David Field 1,694 43.95 +5.97
Labour David Stewart Welsh 1,506 39.08 +1.03
Conservative Ian Ewart Johnson 482 12.51 +0.27
Green Bryn Tittle 172 4.46 N/A
Majority 188 4.88 +4.81
Turnout 3,854 31.39 -4.21
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wainbody ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Anthony Blundell 2,470 61.05 +5.54
Labour Randhir Kaur Auluck 755 18.66 -4.77
Liberal Democrat Vincent John McKee 468 11.57 -0.94
Green John Walton 353 8.72 +0.17
Majority 1,715 42.39 +10.31
Turnout 4,046 32.71 -2.59
Conservative hold Swing
Westwood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marcus Edgar Lapsa 1,713 43.16 +5.06
Labour Dave Batten 1,389 34.99 -0.44
BNP Matthew Mason 425 10.71 -1.47
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Bridget Basu 277 6.98 -3.01
Green Jesse Meadows 165 4.16 N/A
Majority 324 8.16 +5.49
Turnout 3,969 32.11 -0.09
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Whoberley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Maurice James Bailey 1,586 38.28 +3.14
Labour Bally Singh 1,372 33.12 +1.24
Liberal Democrat Brian Rees Lewis 328 7.92 -7.57
BNP Anthony Angliss 300 7.24 -0.40
Independent Joan Ann Griffin 222 5.36 -4.49
Green Gianluca Grimalda 193 4.65 N/A
Socialist Alternative Jim Donnelly 142 3.43 N/A
Majority 214 5.17 +1.91
Turnout 4,143 34.10 -0.03
Conservative hold Swing
Woodlands ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heather Jean Johnson 2,206 49.83 +2.49
Labour Shagufta Hamid-Khan 791 17.88 -2.32
BNP David Clarke 720 16.26 +0.36
Liberal Democrat Stephen Howarth 535 12.08 -4.48
Green Danny Foulstone 175 3.95 N/A
Majority 1,415 31.96 +4.82
Turnout 4,427 35.70 -0.21
Conservative hold Swing
Wyken ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susanna Ella Dixon 1,879 45.66 +10.67
Labour Faye Sweet 1,488 36.16 -3.23
BNP Steven John Pittaway 415 10.09 -0.69
Green Jo Rathbone 169 4.11 N/A
Independent Adrian Roll 84 2.04 +0.08
Independent Mick Noonan 80 1.94 -2.14
Majority 391 9.50 +5.1
Turnout 4,115 33.83 +0.02
Conservative hold Swing

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