Hull City Council election, 2008

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Map of the results of the 2008 Hull council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, Uncontested in cream.

The 2008 Hull City Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats retained control of the council with an increased majority from a situation of ruling under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Campaign[edit]

At the 2007 election the Liberal Democrats had won an overall majority of 1 but subsequently suffered 2 defections meaning that they went into the 2008 election as a minority administration.[4] In total 81 candidates stood in the 2008 election including 20 each from the Liberal Democrats, Labour and Conservative parties.[5] Other candidates standing in the election came from the English Democrats, Greens and United Kingdom Independence Party as well as some independents candidates.[5] The Liberal Democrats were expected to recover seats in the election which they had lost when councillors had defected to sit as independents.[5]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Liberal Democrats regain a majority on the council after gaining 5 seats.[3] They won Newington and Pickering wards from Labour, as well as Beverley, Boothferry and Derringham wards from independents.[3] Labour did make one gain in St Andrews from an independent and saw their former leader, Colin Inglis, returned to the council in Myton.[3] The Liberal Democrats now controlled 33 seats on the council as compared to 19 for Labour.[3] Overall turnout in the election was 25.5%.[3]

Hull Local Election Result 2008[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 12 5 0 +5 60.0 41.7 17,142 -4.4%
  Labour 7 1 2 -1 35.0 34.1 14,025 -1.9%
  Conservative 1 0 0 0 5.0 14.0 5,768 +6.2%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 4.9 1,998 -0.5%
  English Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 894 +2.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 743 -0.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 499 -0.1%
  N.E.W. Hull Independent 0 0 3 -3 0 0 0 0

Ward results[edit]

Avenue[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Graham Robinson 1,496 51.7 +8.1
Labour Andy Dorton 807 27.9 +0.0
Green Martin John Deane 295 10.2 -5.5
Conservative David Triffit Whellan 204 7.0 -0.6
Independent Ginette Andrew 93 3.2 -2.0
Majority 689 23.8 +8.1
Turnout 2,895 32.9 +0.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Beverley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Karen Elizabeth Mathieson 1,336 55.3 -17.1
Independent Joyce Korczak Fields 449 18.6 +18.6
Labour Mike Whiting 346 14.3 -0.9
Conservative Marc James Pooler 221 9.2 -0.3
Green David John Allen 62 2.6 -0.3
Majority 887 36.7 -20.5
Turnout 2,414 35.9 -1.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Boothferry[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Chris Gurevitch 1,057 41.9 -9.5
Labour Mall Fields 635 25.2 -5.4
English Democrats Graham Anthony Robinson 331 13.1 +13.1
Conservative Karen Anne Woods 298 11.8 -0.1
Independent Keith Toon 118 4.7 +4.7
UKIP Brian Shepherd 85 3.4 -2.7
Majority 422 16.7 -4.1
Turnout 2,524 26.5 -3.0
Liberal Democrat gain from N.E.W. Hull Independent Swing
Bricknell[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Percy 1,550 67.1 +1.4
Labour Helene O'Mullane 414 17.9 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Phillip Morrell 234 10.1 -6.5
Green James Edward Russell 113 4.9 +4.9
Majority 1,136 49.2 +1.2
Turnout 2,311 36.1 -2.6
Conservative hold Swing
Derringham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Martin Uzzell 846 40.6 -10.9
Labour Carol Ann Clarkson 471 22.6 +1.5
Independent Michael Vernon Rouse-Deane 351 16.9 +8.6
UKIP John Henry Cornforth 227 10.9 -0.6
Conservative Reg Britton 188 9.0 +3.5
Majority 375 18.0 -12.4
Turnout 2,083 23.7 -3.4
Liberal Democrat gain from N.E.W. Hull Independent Swing
Drypool[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Adam Williams 1,756 63.9 +11.8
Labour Dave Craker 762 27.7 -11.4
Conservative Neil James Cropper 229 8.3 +3.9
Majority 994 36.2 +23.2
Turnout 2,747 28.9 -2.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Holderness[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Nicholson 1,465 54.9 -0.2
Labour Graham Petrini 719 26.9 -2.5
Conservative Stephen Rowland Brown 340 12.7 +4.2
Independent Janet Hilda Toker 146 5.5 -1.4
Majority 746 27.9 +2.2
Turnout 2,670 26.8 -1.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Ings[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Allen Frederick Healand 1,584 53.3 +3.9
Labour Tracy Catherine Noon 942 31.7 -7.5
Conservative Andrew Neil Forster 286 9.6 +3.1
Independent Mally Reeve 160 5.4 +0.5
Majority 642 21.6 +11.4
Turnout 2,972 31.0 -0.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kings Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Elaine Anne Garland 966 64.5 +4.0
Labour Brian Arthur Petch 335 22.4 -4.9
Conservative Andrew Allison 197 13.2 +3.3
Majority 631 42.1 +8.9
Turnout 1,498 23.5 -1.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Longhill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Allen Hewitt 867 46.7 -9.9
Liberal Democrat Chris Lefevre 466 25.1 +6.2
Independent Peter Robert Martin 270 14.5 +2.0
Conservative Ian Matthew Brown 253 13.6 +1.6
Majority 401 21.6 -16.1
Turnout 1,856 21.7 -1.7
Labour hold Swing
Marfleet[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Waudby 973 61.5 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Julie Ann Hunt 309 19.5 +1.6
Conservative Les Fisher 301 19.0 +8.7
Majority 664 41.9 +0.5
Turnout 1,583 17.8 -0.8
Labour hold Swing
Myton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Inglis 869 45.1 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Peter Josef Welton 344 17.8 +4.5
Conservative Peter Laurence Abraham 294 15.2 +6.3
UKIP Ken Hordon 187 9.7 +6.2
Green Susan Harr 147 7.6 +2.1
Independent Min Benson 87 4.5 -5.0
Majority 525 27.2 -8.3
Turnout 1,928 20.2 -1.8
Labour hold Swing
Newington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Craig Charles Woolmer 962 47.6 +2.8
Labour Lynn Petrini 743 36.8 -3.9
English Democrats Richard Howard 192 9.5 +9.5
Conservative Pat Thompson 124 6.1 +1.8
Majority 219 10.8 +6.7
Turnout 2,021 24.9 +2.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Newland[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael James Ross 720 55.8 +0.4
Labour Martin Charles Mancey 326 25.3 -0.3
Green Louise Muston 126 9.8 -0.7
Conservative Andrew Mary Singleton 118 9.1 +0.7
Majority 394 30.5 +0.7
Turnout 1,290 21.0 -0.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Orchard Park & Greenwood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steven James Bayes 1,011 65.6 -5.1
Liberal Democrat Charles Quinn 295 19.1 +0.4
Conservative James Parker 235 15.2 +4.6
Majority 716 46.5 -5.5
Turnout 1,541 17.3 -0.4
Labour hold Swing
Pickering[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Claire Thomas 1,247 46.4 -6.4
Labour Peter Allen 1,001 37.2 -1.6
Conservative Robert David Brown 223 8.3 -0.1
English Democrats Sharon Mawer 217 8.1 +8.1
Majority 246 9.2 -4.8
Turnout 2,688 30.1 +0.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Southcoates East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom McVie 630 62.7 +7.3
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Ann Gurevitch 199 19.8 -0.8
Conservative Douglas Colin Percy 175 17.4 +7.2
Majority 431 42.9 +8.1
Turnout 1,004 17.7 -0.6
Labour hold Swing
Southcoates West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Glew 980 71.3 +15.9
Liberal Democrat Ann Godden 212 15.4 -5.2
Conservative John Francis Abbott 182 13.2 +3.0
Majority 768 55.9 +21.1
Turnout 1,374 22.9 +4.6
Labour hold Swing
St Andrews[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daren Russell Hale 421 40.3 +3.3
Independent Albert Penna 324 31.0 +31.0
English Democrats Graham Anthony Robinson 154 14.7 +14.7
Conservative Bob Cook 78 7.5 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Robyn Emma Randall 68 6.5 -26.7
Majority 97 9.3 +5.5
Turnout 1,045 21.0 -2.8
Labour gain from N.E.W. Hull Independent Swing
Sutton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Kalvin Glen Neal 1,580 60.2 -2.9
Labour Kenneth William Turner 773 29.4 -1.8
Conservative Sheila Gladys Airey 272 10.4 +4.7
Majority 807 30.7 -1.2
Turnout 2,625 27.4 -4.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

No elections were held in Bransholme East, Bransholme West and University wards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kingston-Upon-Hull". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 8 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 "City Council Election" (PDF). Hull City Council. Retrieved 29 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Local Elections 2008". BBC Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Lib Dems on both banks of Humber". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c "81 contenders set to fight for seats". Hull Daily Mail. 7 April 2008. p. 13.