Hull City Council election, 2006

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Map of the results of the 2006 Hull council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, Independent in grey, Hull Independents in white, Uncontested in cream.

The 2006 Hull City Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1] Overall turnout was 27.3%.[2]

Before the election in April 2006 the national Labour government removed their "statutory direction" of the council which had been put in place in 2003 after inspectors criticised the performance of the council.[3] The council was now described as having made adequate progress, but the opposition Liberal Democrats criticised the timing of the announcement during the campaign for the local elections.[3]

The results saw the Liberal Democrats become the largest party on the council after gaining 4 seats including defeating the Labour Lord Mayor, Bryan Bradley.[4] However immediately after the election they were not confident they would be able to get enough support from other parties to take control from Labour.[5] Following the election the 2 Liberal and 3 of the various independent councillors met with the Labour leader of the council to discuss supporting them as they preferred Labour to the Liberal Democrats.[6] However it was reported that regional Labour party officials told the party to go into opposition raising the possibility that neither party would form the administration.[7]

At the council meeting on 18 May the Liberal Democrats managed to get elected into power by one vote after receiving the support of 4 councillors from other groups, including the former Labour leader of the council Colin Inglis.[8] He had promised to oppose Labour forming the administration if 2 of the councillors who had been involved in removing him as leader were part of any Labour cabinet.[8]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Hull Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 10 4 0 +4 50.0 43.6 19,076 +6.2%
  Labour 7 0 2 -2 35.0 33.3 14,585 -1.0%
  Conservative 1 0 0 0 5.0 11.4 5,011 +0.2%
  Hull Independents 1 0 1 -1 5.0 4.4 1,908 +4.4%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.0 3.0 1,327 -3.9%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 1,108 +0.5%
  Liberal 0 0 1 -1 0 0.8 353 +0.8%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 143 -6.8%
  Legalise Cannabis 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 103 +0.0%
  Veritas 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 102 +0.2%
  Mums' Army 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 69 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Avenue[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Simone Butterworth 1,441 50.5 +3.9
Labour Graham Petrini 690 24.2 +0.8
Conservative Basil Bulmer 229 8.0 -2.5
Hull Independents Ginette Andrew 210 7.4 +2.2
Independent Haris Livas-Dawes 179 6.3 +6.3
Legalise Cannabis Carl Wagner 103 3.6 +3.6
Majority 751 26.3 +3.1
Turnout 2,852 31.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Boothferry[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Ellis 1,626 57.6 +16.2
Labour Freda Longbottom 716 25.4 -1.4
Conservative Karen Woods 482 17.1 +2.7
Majority 910 32.2 +17.6
Turnout 2,824 29.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bransholme East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Hull Independents Anita Harrison 867 64.2 +23.9
Labour Daniel McIntyre 291 21.5 -11.8
Liberal Democrat Maureen Bristow 115 8.5 -12.0
Veritas Harold Nielson 78 5.8 +5.8
Majority 576 42.7 +35.7
Turnout 1,351 22.4
Independent hold Swing
Bransholme West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leonard Bird 625 61.3 -7.9
Liberal Democrat Richard Welton 394 38.7 +25.1
Majority 231 22.6 -33.0
Turnout 1,019 17.7
Labour hold Swing
Bricknell[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Fareham 1,607 65.7 +5.0
Labour Kay Vandebriele 434 17.7 -3.6
Liberal Democrat Stuart Bell 406 16.6 -1.4
Majority 1,173 48.0 +8.6
Turnout 2,447 38.7
Conservative hold Swing
Derringham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stephen Hull 1,110 42.3 +33.3
Hull Independents Chris Jarvis 831 31.7 +3.5
Labour Simon Kelsey 436 16.6 -9.2
Conservative Peter Abraham 153 5.8 -2.7
Liberal David Harris 93 3.5 +3.5
Majority 279 10.6
Turnout 2,623 29.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Drypool[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrew Sloan 1,595 55.6 +15.6
Labour Jill Wareing 1,050 36.6 +5.0
Conservative James Parker 223 7.8 +2.0
Majority 545 19.0 +10.6
Turnout 2,868 30.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Liberal Swing
Holderness[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stephen Baker 1,967 64.9 +9.8
Labour Martin Mancey 768 25.3 -7.1
Conservative Albert Greendale 295 9.7 -2.7
Majority 1,199 39.6 +16.9
Turnout 3,030 30.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Ings[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mervyn Taylor 2,017 61.0 +9.9
Labour Peter Clark 997 30.1 -5.4
Conservative Andrew Clark 224 6.8 -0.9
Independent John Reeve 71 2.1 -3.7
Majority 1,020 30.9 +15.3
Turnout 3,309 34.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Longhill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alice Hewitt 1,033 52.2 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Ann Godden 614 31.0 +14.3
Conservative Robert Brown 332 16.8 +6.5
Majority 419 21.2 -6.8
Turnout 1,979 23.1
Labour hold Swing
Marfleet[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sean Chaytor 1,023 60.5 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Joseph Matthews 452 26.7 +1.1
Conservative John Abbott 217 12.8 +12.8
Majority 571 33.8 -0.3
Turnout 1,692 19.4
Labour hold Swing
Myton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Branson 1,103 52.3 +0.7
Liberal Democrat Brian Woodward 413 19.6 +2.2
BNP Terry Symons 342 16.2 +16.2
Conservative Colin Baxter 252 11.9 +2.1
Majority 690 32.7 -1.5
Turnout 2,110 22.3
Labour hold Swing
Newington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Damian Walker 974 52.3 +35.3
Labour Bryan Bradley 582 31.2 -5.3
BNP Jonathan Mainprize 211 11.3 +11.3
Conservative David Thompson 73 3.9 -6.2
Veritas Peter Mawer 24 1.3 +1.3
Majority 392 21.1
Turnout 1,864 21.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Orchard Park and Greenwood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Terence Geraghty 1,077 52.6 +22.4
Labour Kathryn Nicholson 716 35.0 -18.5
Liberal Democrat Angela Simpson 157 7.7 -8.6
Conservative Ian Brown 98 4.8 +4.8
Majority 361 17.6
Turnout 2,048 22.5
Independent hold Swing
Pickering[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Abigail Walker 1,436 47.3 +16.5
Labour Alan Gardiner 859 28.3 -5.5
BNP Edward Scott 451 14.9 +2.2
Conservative Reginald Britton 181 6.0 -3.6
Liberal Alan Monkman 108 3.6 +3.6
Majority 577 19.0
Turnout 3,035 33.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St Andrews[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nadine Fudge 467 37.0 +12.4
Liberal Democrat Amanda Blexill 419 33.2 -18.5
Liberal Patricia Penna 152 12.0 +12.0
BNP Alan Siddle 104 8.2 +8.2
Mums' Army Karen Rouse-Deane 69 5.5 +5.5
Conservative Robert Cook 51 4.0 -2.2
Majority 48 3.8
Turnout 1,262 23.8
Labour hold Swing
Southcoates East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Gemmel 573 55.4 -4.8
Liberal Democrat James Morrell 213 20.6 +0.7
UKIP Christopher Goss 143 13.8 +13.8
Conservative Douglas Percy 106 10.2 +10.2
Majority 360 34.8 -5.5
Turnout 1,035 18.3
Labour hold Swing
Southcoates West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Brady 824 49.8 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Martin Uzzell 751 45.4 +2.3
Conservative Leslie Fisher 79 4.8 -6.8
Majority 73 4.4 +2.2
Turnout 1,654 27.5
Labour hold Swing
Sutton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Hepton 1,827 63.3 +5.8
Labour Elizabeth Noble 807 27.9 +1.4
Conservative Sheila Airey 254 8.8 +3.5
Majority 1,020 35.4 +4.4
Turnout 2,888 30.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
University[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Chris Randall 1,149 60.6 +12.9
Labour Robert Silby 591 31.2 -11.2
Conservative Gordon Dear 155 8.2 +1.0
Majority 558 29.4 +24.1
Turnout 1,895 32.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

No elections were held in Beverley, Kings Park and Newland wards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections: Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Local elections". Hull City Council. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Council once labelled 'one of UK's worst' gets Government all-clear". Yorkshire Post. 14 April 2006. p. 1. 
  4. ^ Norfolk, Andrew (5 May 2006). "Hull held despite the Prescott factor". The Times (London). Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: Going against the grain". BBC News Online. 7 May 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Minnows can decide Labour's fate in city". Yorkshire Post. 8 May 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "City council still leaderless as 'shambles' continues". Yorkshire Post. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Ousted Labour chief helps Lib Dems to power". Yorkshire Post. 19 May 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2009.