Fylde Borough Council election, 2011

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Map of the results of the 2011 Fylde council election. Conservatives in blue, Independents in grey, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Ratepayers in white.

The 2011 Fylde Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Fylde Borough Council in Lancashire, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives keep a majority of 1 seat on the council with 26 of the 51 councillors,[2] after suffering a net loss of 4 seats.[3] Independents gained seats from the Conservatives in Clifton, Kirkham North and Medlar with Wesham wards, while also gaining seats in Freckleton East and Freckleton West after 2 sitting Conservative councillors stood as independents in the election.[2] Overall turnout in the election was 44.6%.[4]

Fylde Local Election Result 2011[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 26 1 5 -4 51.0 50.6 27,609 +2.3%
  Independent 20 5 1 +4 39.2 31.2 17,045 +5.7%
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 0 0 5.9 9.6 5,268 -3.6%
  Fylde Ratepayers 2 0 0 0 3.9 3.4 1,848 -4.8%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 1,748 -1.4%
  Integrity UK 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 937 1.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 147 +0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Ansdell[edit]

Ansdell (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Benjamin Aitken 1,033
Conservative David Eaves 1,002
Conservative Richard Redcliffe 981
Fylde Ratepayers Paula Tupling-Prest 386
Labour Marjorie Sherwood 319
Labour Ben Singleton 267
Labour Peter Stephenson 219
Liberal Democrat Matthew Strutte 181
Turnout 4,388 46.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ashton[edit]

Ashton (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Fylde Ratepayers John Davies 721
Liberal Democrat Tony Ford 687
Conservative Gail Goodman 538
Conservative Barbara Nash 497
Independent Peter Savic 487
Liberal Democrat John Graddon 447
Conservative Ellie Riley 404
Turnout 3,781 42.7
Independent hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Central[edit]

Central (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Fazackerley 612
Conservative Edward Nash 566
Conservative Fabian Craig-Wilson 538
Independent John Ramsbottom 440
Integrity UK - Where People Matter Bill Whitehead 412
Turnout 2,568 32.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Clifton[edit]

Clifton (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Len Davies 828
Independent Charlie Duffy 813
Independent Ken Hopwood 804
Conservative Richard Fulford-Brown 699
Turnout 3,144
Conservative hold Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Independent hold Swing

Elswick and Little Eccleston[edit]

Elswick and Little Eccleston[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Hayhurst 589 83.9
Conservative Christine Carrick 113 16.1
Majority 476 67.8
Turnout 702 55.3
Independent hold Swing

Fairhaven[edit]

Fairhaven (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Cheryl Little 941
Fylde Ratepayers Richard Eastham 741
Conservative David Donaldson 702
Conservative Amanda Dalmasso 692
Liberal Democrat Bob Fielding 438
Turnout 3,514 44.1
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Freckleton East[edit]

Freckleton East (2)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Tommy Threlfall 707
Independent James Mulholland 473
Conservative Cathryn Lancaster 342
Conservative Faye Lamb 159
Turnout 1,681 41.9
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Independent hold Swing

Freckleton West[edit]

Freckleton West (2)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dr Fiddler 758
Independent Louis Rigby 714
Conservative Sophie King 137
Conservative Nicholas Gleave 120
Turnout 1,729 45.3
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Independent hold Swing

Heyhouses[edit]

Heyhouses (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Viv Willder 839
Conservative Peter Wood 723
Conservative Nigel Goodrich 681
Liberal Democrat Patricia Fielding 557
Liberal Democrat Beverley Harrison 488
Turnout 3,288 40.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Kilnhouse[edit]

Kilnhouse (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Karen Henshaw 623
Conservative Christine Akeroyd 614
Conservative Timothy Armit 531
Independent Richard Ellis 479
Conservative Neil Harvey 475
Integrity UK – Where People Matter Rick Whitehead 252
Turnout 2,499
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Kirkham North[edit]

Kirkham North (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Elaine Silverwood 1,007
Independent Keith Beckett 880
Independent Paul Hodgson 668
Conservative Ted Rhodes 469
Conservative William Oldfield 396
Conservative Michael Hill 204
Turnout 3,624 47.7
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Kirkham South[edit]

Kirkham South (2)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Liz Oades 698
Independent Peter Hardy 400
Conservative Barry Mitchell 152
Conservative Sarah Carrick 151
Labour Dennis Davenport 148
Turnout 1,549 41.7
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Medlar-with-Wesham[edit]

Medlar-with-Wesham (2)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Linda Nulty 651
Independent Alan Clayton 591
Conservative Martin Howarth 311
Conservative Stuart Jones 209
Integriy UK Peter Ball 97
Turnout 1,859 37.8
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Newton and Treales[edit]

Newton and Treales (2)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Heather Speak 837
Independent Peter Collins 675
Conservative Colin Mackintosh 326
Conservative Stephen Butler 324
Liberal Democrat Pam Winlow 140
Turnout 2,302 50.1
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Park[edit]

Park (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Cox 1,085
Independent David Chedd 1,052
Conservative Dawn Prestwich 977
Conservative Matthew Lardner 962
Turnout 4,076 48.5
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ribby-with-Wrea[edit]

Ribby-with-Wrea[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Andrews 374 53.6
Independent Janet Wardell 324 46.4
Majority 50 7.2
Turnout 698 59.8
Conservative hold Swing

Sinleton and Greenhalgh[edit]

Singleton and Greenhalgh[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Maxine Chew 369 70.2
Conservative Elizabeth Clarkson 106 20.2
Green Ian Roberts 51 9.7
Majority 263 50.0
Turnout 526 46.5
Independent hold Swing

St John's[edit]

St John's (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brenda Ackers 771
Conservative Tim Ashton 717
Independent Kath Harper 704
Conservative Michael Cornah 672
Liberal Democrat Carol Gilligan 424
Turnout 3,288 43.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

St Leonard's[edit]

St Leonard's (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Howard Henshaw 815
Conservative Karen Buckley 547
Conservative Angela Jacques 477
Liberal Democrat Carol Lanyon 468
Conservative Martin Chatfield 402
Independent Des Downey 318
Labour Fred Bostock 293
Labour Bill Taylor 260
Integrity UK Carolyn Astin 176
Turnout 3,756
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Staining and Weeton[edit]

Staining and Weeton (2)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Singleton 582
Conservative Albert Pounder 475
Independent Stephen Hall 355
Labour Nick Ansell 242
Green Stacey Houldsworth 96
Turnout 1,750 43.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Warton and Westby[edit]

Warton and Westby (3)[2][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Ashton 775
Independent Julie Brickles 725
Conservative Susanne Cunningham 700
Conservative Barbara Douglas 678
Independent Michael Gilbert 527
Turnout 3,405 42.2
Conservative hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Local Election 2011 - Fylde results". Blackpool Gazette. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Labour gains as Tories lose three Lancashire councils". BBC News Online. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Fylde Council election results". Fylde Borough Council. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Election results 2011: English council summary results". guardian.co.uk. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011.