North West Leicestershire District Council election, 2011

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Elections to the North West Leicestershire District Council took place on 5 May 2011,[1] in line with other local elections in the United Kingdom. A total of 38 councillors were elected from 20 wards as the whole council is up for election.

The Conservatives held control of the council after winning it in a landslide at the previous election. The Labour Party failed to retake control of the council but made significant gains at the expense of the Conservatives, who lost 6 councillors, the Liberal Democrats, who lost 2 councillors, the BNP, who lost both of their councillors, and one Independent.

Results[edit]

A map of North West Leicestershire coloured by victorious party at the 2011 District Council election.
North West Leicestershire District Council election, 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 21 0 6 −6 55.3 46.5 27,214 +1.2
  Labour 16 11 0 +11 42.1 38.7 22,632 +7.3
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 2 −2 2.6 8.8 5,149 −5.6
  Independent 0 0 1 −1 0.0 4.2 2,475 +1.0
  BNP 0 0 2 −2 0.0 1.1 616 −3.8
  Green 0 0 0 ±0 0.0 0.7 404 N/A

Ward results[edit]

In wards that are represented by more than one councillor, electors were given more than one vote each, hence the voter turnout may not match the number of votes cast.

Appleby[edit]

Appleby (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Blunt 620 56.3 −21.2
Independent Colin Roberts 302 27.4 N/A
Labour Co-op Gordon Tacey 179 16.3 −6.2
Turnout 1,101 62.2
Conservative hold Swing


Ashby Castle[edit]

Ashby Castle (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Geoffrey Coxon 810 71.5 +5.0
Labour Gerry Pointon 323 28.5 +11.0
Turnout 1,133 55.4
Conservative hold Swing


Ashby Holywell[edit]

Ashby Holywell (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger David Bayliss 907 29.7 +4.1
Conservative Graham Arthur Allman 817 26.8 +4.5
Labour Eric Avins 679 22.2 +7.5
Labour Stephen Whetton 650 21.3 +7.9
Turnout 1,527 43.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Conservative 1,724 56.5 +8.6 2
Labour 1,329 43.5 +15.4 0
Total Votes Cast 3,053


Ashby Ivanhoe[edit]

Ashby Ivanhoe (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Hoult 952 28.2 −0.4
Conservative Geraint Jones 929 27.5 −0.4
Labour Mick Newborough 784 23.2 +4.1
Labour David Whetton 714 21.1 +5.1
Turnout 1,690 49.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Conservative 1,881 55.7 −0.8 2
Labour 1,498 44.3 +9.2 0
Total Votes Cast 3,379


Bardon[edit]

Bardon (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Specht 296 33.4 −23.7
Liberal Democrat David Wyatt 276 31.2 +13.3
Labour Rodney Storer 244 27.6 +2.6
Green Sue Morrell 69 7.8 N/A
Turnout 885 36.9
Conservative hold Swing


Breedon[edit]

Breedon (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nicholas James Rushton 568 52.3 −27.9
Independent Barry Webster 293 27.0 N/A
Labour Laurie Andrade 163 15.0 −4.8
Liberal Democrat Shane Bowler 62 5.7 N/A
Turnout 1,086 54.6
Conservative hold Swing


Castle Donington[edit]

Castle Donington (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Saffell 1,310 20.9 −1.5
Conservative Caroline Large 1,120 17.9 −6.6
Conservative Charles Meynell 1,051 16.8 −2.8
Labour Derek Wintle 993 15.9 +2.7
Labour Patrick Lynch 881 14.1 +1.8
Labour Robert Haskins 626 10.0 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Alan Turner 278 4.4 N/A
Turnout 2,087 44.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Conservative 3,481 55.6 −10.9 3
Labour 2,500 39.9 +6.4 0
Liberal Democrat 278 4.4 N/A 0
Total Votes Cast 6,259


Coalville[edit]

Coalville (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Legrys 665 26.3 +2.9
Labour Pam Clayfield 595 23.6 N/A
Conservative Paul Bridgen 371 14.7 −0.5
Independent Philip Holland 370 14.7 −9.1
Conservative Leah Miller 301 11.9 −3.1
Independent Ann Edwards 222 8.8 N/A
Turnout 1,262 35.3
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Labour hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Labour 1,260 49.9 +26.5 2 +1
Conservative 672 26.6 −3.6 0
Independent 592 23.5 −0.3 0 −1
Total Votes Cast 2,524


Greenhill[edit]

Greenhill (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronnie Adams 800 12.9 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Michael Barry Wyatt 783 12.7 −1.2
Labour Nick Clarke 763 12.3 +3.7
Labour Dave De Lacy 674 10.9 +3.4
Conservative Gillian Hoult 611 9.9 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Lesley Bowler 557 9.0 −2.4
Liberal Democrat Julie Anne Roberts 546 8.8 −3.1
Conservative John Turnbull Kailofer 533 8.6 +1.8
Conservative Mary Tuckey 533 8.6 +1.1
Green Terry Morrell 216 3.5 N/A
Independent Jim Collins 174 2.8 N/A
Turnout 2,091 43.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Labour 2,237 36.1 +10.4 2 +2
Liberal Democrat 1,886 30.5 −6.7 1 −2
Conservative 1,677 27.1 +5.4 0
Green 216 3.5 N/A 0
Independent 174 2.8 −4.3 0
Total Votes Cast 6,190


Hugglescote[edit]

Hugglescote (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Anthony Hyde 484 18.3 +6.5
Conservative John Cotterill 440 16.7 +2.0
Labour Lauren Otter 437 16.5 +3.8
Conservative Matthew Pollard 331 12.5 +2.1
Independent Graham Partner 270 10.2 −5.9
Independent Steve Palmer 252 9.5 N/A
Independent Alan Gamble 172 6.5 N/A
Green Penny Wakefield 119 4.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Nigel Adcock 74 2.8 −7.0
Liberal Democrat Jamie Dennis 62 2.3 −7.3
Turnout 1,321 41.8
Labour gain from BNP Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Labour 921 34.9 +10.3 1 +1
Conservative 771 29.2 +4.1 1
Independent 694 26.3 +11.5 0 −1
Liberal Democrat 136 5.1 −14.3 0
Green 119 4.5 N/A 0
Total Votes Cast 2,641


Ibstock and Heather[edit]

Ibstock and Heather (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Virge Richichi 970 17.8 +2.5
Labour Stacy Harris 748 13.7 −1.0
Labour Janet Ruff 693 12.7 −0.2
Labour Gerald Wilkinson 685 12.6 +1.0
Conservative Neville Drury 648 11.9 −3.3
Conservative Colin Tracey 612 11.2 −1.3
Independent Ivan Hammonds 420 7.7 N/A
Liberal Democrat Kim Wyatt 355 6.5 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Barrie Catchpole 161 3.0 −1.6
Liberal Democrat Darren Finney 156 2.9 N/A
Turnout 1,604 40.1
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Conservative 2,230 40.9 −2.1 1 −1
Labour 2,126 39.0 −0.2 2 +1
Liberal Democrat 672 12.3 +3.0 0
Independent 694 7.7 −0.8 0
Total Votes Cast 4,811


Kegworth and Whatton[edit]

Kegworth and Whatton (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trevor Pendleton 1,111 45.4 −1.1
Conservative Alison Smith 761 31.1 −2.8
Labour Co-op Christopher Smith 576 23.5 +3.9
Turnout 1,224 47.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Conservative 1,872 76.5 −3.9 2
Labour 576 23.5 +3.9 0
Total Votes Cast 2,174


Measham[edit]

Measham (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Neilson 732 28.6 +8.0
Labour Sean David Sheahan 691 27.0 +5.9
Conservative Christopher Keeley 574 22.4 −1.7
Conservative Jason Summerfield 565 22.0 −1.6
Turnout 1,281 38.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Labour 1,423 55.5 +13.8 2 +2
Conservative 1,139 44.5 −3.2 0 −2
Total Votes Cast 2,562


Moira[edit]

Moira (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Annette Bridges 872 27.1 −0.8
Conservative John Bridges 841 26.1 −0.4
Labour John Perry 788 24.5 +1.7
Labour Jim Roberts 719 22.3 −0.5
Turnout 1,610 46.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Conservative 1,713 53.2 −1.2 2
Labour 1,507 46.8 +1.2 0
Total Votes Cast 3,220


Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe[edit]

Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lesley Massey 443 47.9 +2.9
Conservative Jackie Bridgen 401 43.4 −11.6
Liberal Democrat Heather Fox 81 8.8 N/A
Turnout 925 46.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


Ravenstone and Packington[edit]

Ravenstone and Packington (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Smith 739 68.8 +18.8
Labour Tom Legrys 249 23.2 +5.9
Liberal Democrat Barry Wyatt 86 8.0 N/A
Turnout 1,074 54.3
Conservative hold Swing


Snibston[edit]

Snibston (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Geary 617 22.5 +2.3
Labour Russell Johnson 615 22.4 +2.0
Conservative Paula Diane Purver 534 19.5 −5.4
Conservative Christopher Timmis 447 16.3 −5.6
Liberal Democrat Diane Reed Barney 284 10.3 −2.3
Liberal Democrat Lee Windram 246 9.0 N/A
Turnout 1,372 37.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Labour 1,232 44.9 +4.4 2 +2
Conservative 981 35.8 −11.1 0 −2
Liberal Democrat 530 19.3 +6.7 0
Total Votes Cast 2,743


Thringstone[edit]

Thringstone (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Everitt 882 29.5 +9.1
Labour Leon Spence 853 28.5 +5.5
Conservative Antony Dandy 576 19.3 +1.2
Conservative Jakob Whiten 397 13.3 −0.3
Liberal Democrat Nicola Timmins 156 5.2 −7.7
Liberal Democrat James Fox 126 4.2 −7.8
Turnout 1,495 48.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Labour 1,735 58.0 +14.6 2
Conservative 973 32.5 +0.7 0
Liberal Democrat 282 9.4 −15.4 0
Total Votes Cast 2,990

Valley[edit]

Valley (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rowena Holland 1,041 36.9 +5.1
Conservative David Stevenson 977 34.6 +3.8
Labour John Pegg 461 16.3 +6.9
Liberal Democrat Paul Tyler 342 12.1 +0.7
Turnout 1,411 50.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Conservative 2,018 71.5 +8.9 2
Labour 461 16.3 ±0.0 0
Liberal Democrat 342 12.1 +0.7 0
Total Votes Cast 2,821


Whitwick[edit]

Whitwick (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Howe 1,215 20.2 +7.2
Conservative Tony Gillard 1,042 17.3 +6.2
Labour Ray Woodward 1,011 16.8 +6.0
Conservative Russell Boam 885 14.7 +6.9
Conservative Craig Bowley 721 12.0 +5.3
BNP Ian Meller 616 10.3 −4.0
Liberal Democrat Daniel Bowler 188 3.1 −6.9
Liberal Democrat Maureen Wyatt 166 2.8 −6.1
Liberal Democrat Angela Windram 164 2.7 −6.0
Turnout 2,003 49.3
Labour gain from BNP Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Ward Summary
Party Votes % Votes ±% Seats Change
Conservative 2,648 44.1 +18.6 1
Labour 2,226 37.1 +4.5 2 +1
BNP 616 10.3 −4.0 0 −1
Liberal Democrat 518 8.6 −19.0 0
Total Votes Cast 6,008


References[edit]

  1. ^ North West Leicestershire District Council election, 2011 results, North West Leicestershire District Council website

See also[edit]


Preceded by
North West Leicestershire District Council election, 2007
North West Leicestershire local elections Succeeded by
North West Leicestershire District Council election, 2015