Sheffield City Council election, 2012

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Map of the results of the 2012 Sheffield council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and the Greens in green.

Elections to Sheffield City Council took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 [1] as part of the United Kingdom local elections, 2012.

There were 28 seats up for election, one third of the council. The last election in 2011 gave Labour a majority over the Liberal Democrats with 49 Councillors. However one Independent Councillor joined Labour after the election giving the party 50 seats.[2]

Sheffield Council is elected 'in thirds' meaning these results are compared with the corresponding 2008 elections and share of the vote changes are calculated on that basis.

Five main parties fielded a full slate of 28 candidates, UKIP putting up a full slate for the first time. Labour were defending 12 seats, all of which they successfully held in 2011. The Liberal Democrats were defending 15 seats, 9 of which they lost to Labour in 2011. The Greens were defending 1 seat, which they held in 2011. The Conservatives, UKIP and the smaller parties had no councillors.

Sheffield City Council Election, 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 59 9 0 +9 70.24 47.33 57158
  Liberal Democrat 23 0 8 -8 27.38 22.07 26656
  Green 2 0 0 0 2.38 10.51 12696
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.25 12382
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.00 7.34 8859
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0.00 1.31 1585
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.04 1262
  English Democrats 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.14 174

Ward results[edit]

Arbourthorne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Dore 2,303 62.3% +20.8
UKIP David Sheriden 544 14.7% N/A
Conservative Peter Smith 299 8.1% -10.7
Green Andrea Barnard 276 7.5% -4.0
Liberal Democrat Patricia White 275 7.4% -20.9
Majority 1,759 47.6% +34.4
Turnout 3697 28.18%


Beauchief & Greenhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Munn 2,393 45.9% +18.5
Liberal Democrat Steve Ayris 1,642 31.5% -8.1
UKIP Peter Boardman 534 10.3% N/A
Conservative Michelle Grant 345 6.6% -11.2
Green Christina Hespe 296 5.7% +0.5
Majority 751 14.4%
Turnout 5,210 38.14%


Beighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Saunders 2,301 58.9% +16.0
UKIP Sam Launder 589 15.1% N/A
Conservative Shirley Clayton 535 13.7% -16.9
Liberal Democrat Michael Shaw 299 7.7% -10.8
Green Peter Garbutt 180 4.6% -3.3
Majority 1,712 43.9%
Turnout 3904 29.36%


Birley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bryan Lodge 2,553 63.2% +15.1
UKIP Graham Cheetham 555 13.7% N/A
Green Frank Plunkett 257 6.4% -3.7
Liberal Democrat Margaret Bowden 248 6.1% -15.5
Conservative Calum Heaton 253 6.3% -13.9
English Democrats David Wildgoose 174 4.3% N/A
Majority 1,998 49.5%
Turnout 4,040 31.4%


Broomhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jayne Dunn 1,303 37.0% +22.9
Green James Little 1,102 31.3% 4.7
Liberal Democrat Paul Scriven 809 22.3% -24.4
Conservative Timothy Moffatt 197 5.6% -7.0
UKIP Pat Sullivan 107 3.0% N/A
Majority 201 5.71%
Turnout 3518 26.61%


Burngreave
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jackie Drayton 3,373 67.2% +16.7
TUSC Maxine Bowler 708 14.1% N/A
UKIP Jean Simpson 271 5.4% N/A
Green John Sissons 247 4.9% -8.7
Liberal Democrat Tasadique Mohammed 241 4.8% N/A
Conservative Russell Cutts 181 3.6 -9.0
Majority 2665 53.08%
Turnout 5021 32.15%


Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Rob Murphy 2165 48.7% +8.5
Labour Mohammed Akbar 1,736 39.1% +0.1
Liberal Democrat Muhammad Zahar 244 5.5% -7.5
Conservative Owen Grey 161 3.6% -4.2
UKIP Andrew Kitson 137 3.1% N/A
Majority 429 9.66%
Turnout 4443 21.28%


Crookes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rob Frost 1,956 34.9% -18.0
Labour Abdul Khayum 1,416 25.3% +12.5
Green Amy Mack 808 14.4% +0.7
Independent John Hesketh 736 13.2% N/A
Conservative James Hoyes 360 6.4 -14.2
UKIP Alec Hayward 323 5.78% N/A
Majority 540 9.64%
Turnout 5599 40.15%


Darnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Lea 2978 56.6% +12.3
Liberal Democrat Salim Zaman 1,149 21.8% -10.4
UKIP Charlotte Arnott 556 10.6% +1.6
Independent Mohammed Miah 220 4.18% N/A
Green Julie White 209 4.0 =1.0
Conservative Alan Ryder 149 2.8% -6.7
Majority 1829 34.77%
Turnout 5261 34.07%


Dore & Totley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Colin Ross 2,610 41.4% -7.2
Conservative Anne Smith 2,140 34.0% -9.6
Labour Hafeas Rehman 763 12.1% +8.4
Green Rita Wilcock 422 6.70% +4.2
UKIP Steven Moxon 363 5.8% +4.1
Majority 470 7.46%
Turnout 6298 47.02%


East Ecclesfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Wright 2,545 53.0% +22.8
Liberal Democrat Colin Taylor 1,167 24.3% -18.7
UKIP Mark Price 551 11.5% N/A
Green Kay Horsfield 270 5.6% +2.2
Conservative Hilary Gay 268 5.6% -5.2
Majority 1378 28.70%
Turnout 4801 33.27%


Ecclesall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Penny Baker 2,514 39.3% -18.9
Labour Richard Lawrence 1,625 25.4% +17.3
Green Arun Mathur 959 15.0% +5.8
Conservative Christina Stark 891 13.9% -10.5
UKIP Jason Sullivan 415 6.5% N/A
Majority 889 13.88%
Turnout 6404 43.35%


Firth Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Constance 2,606 69.7% +22.2
UKIP Matthew Ratcliffe 470 12.6% N/A
Green Mick Ibbotson 307 8.2% +1.5
Conservative Judith Burkinshaw 187 5.0% -4.9
Liberal Democrat James Tosseano 168 4.5% -9.8
Majority 2,136 57.14%
Turnout 3,738 26.62%


Fulwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Susan Alston 2,144 38.6% -1.37
Conservative Vonny Watts 1,331 24.0% +2.70
Labour Pauline Wood 1,026 18.5 -5.81
Green Judith Rutnam 731 13.2% -1.33
UKIP Nigel James 318 5.7% +3.1
Majority 813 14.65%
Turnout 5,550 38.62%


Gleadless Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Jones 2,693 56.5% +21.4
Green Steve Barnard 748 15.7% +0.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Shaw 479 10.1% -32.0
UKIP Vincent Foster 421 8.8% N/A
Conservative Jenny Grant 247 5.2% -2.5
TUSC Alan Munro 176 3.7% N/A
Majority 1,945 40.8
Turnout 4,764 33.2%


Graves Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Denise Reaney 2,093 39.2% -7.9
Labour Bob Pemberton 1,994 37.4% +16.7
UKIP Pauline Arnott 398 7.5 +3.3%
Green David Hayes 393 7.4% +0.9%
Conservative Trevor Grant 342 6.41% N/A
TUSC Sam Morecroft 116 2.2% N/A
Majority 99 1.86%
Turnout 5336 39.81% *
  • Turnout percentage figure for Graves Park ward is not from official source. Calculated as (total votes/electorate)


Hillsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Lindars-Hammond 2,424 53.3% +23.8
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Harston 682 14.1% -35.8
UKIP Paul Hirst 570 12.5% N/A
Green Chris McMahon 481 10.6% +4.3
Conservative Nigel Bonson 261 5.7% +0.4
TUSC Wyllie Hume 130 2.9% N/A
Majority 1742 38.30%
Turnout 4548 32.76%


Manor Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Midgley 2,228 72.1% +19.2
UKIP Les Arnott 308 10.0% N/A
Green Graham Wroe 272 8.8% -2.8
Liberal Democrat Jack Williams 179 5.8% -16.6
Conservative Josh Lahlou 105 3.4% -9.7
Majority 1920 62.10%
Turnout 3092 23.18%


Mosborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Downing 2,463 54.1%
Liberal Democrat Gail Smith 1,113 24.4%
UKIP Thomas Booker 518 11.4%
Conservative Paul Nizinskyj 297 6.5%
Green Sarah Smalley 166 3.6%
Majority 1,350 29.62%
Turnout 4557 33.23%


Nether Edge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nikki Bond 2,570 47.2% +10.7
Liberal Democrat Iltaf Hussain 1,425 26.2% -18.4
Green Rob Cole 1,000 18.4% +5.3
UKIP Jeffrey Shaw 226 4.2% N/A
Conservative Afzal Shaikh 225 4.1% -1.9
Majority 1,145 21.0%
Turnout 5446 40.43%


Richmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynn Rooney 2385 64.85%
UKIP Robert Sheridan 582 15.82%
Liberal Democrat Angela Hill 259 7.04%
Conservative Andrew Sneddon 232 6.31%
Green Richard Roper 220 5.98%
Majority 1803 49.02%
Turnout 3678 28.08%


Shiregreen & Brightside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sioned-Mair Richards 2,402 67.3% +23.2
UKIP Scott Wright 634 17.8% N/A
Green Douglas Johnson 215 6.0 -0.3
Conservative Eric Kirby 198 5.5% -5.8
Liberal Democrat Sharon Mboueyeu 122 3.4% -5.4
Majority 1,768 49.5%
Turnout 3,571 25.17%


Southey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Damms 2,378 70.7% +28.8
UKIP Michael Simpson 435 12.9% N/A
Green Eamonn Ward 190 5.7% +1.7
Liberal Democrat Chris Tosseano 181 5.4% -12.3
Conservative James Gould 180 5.4% -5.4
Majority 1943 57.76%
Turnout 3364 24.63%


Stannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Kate Condliffe 2,228 40.5% -6.2
Labour Max Telfer 1,944 35.4% +12.8
UKIP John Greenfield 600 10.9% N/A
Green Martin Bradshaw 400 7.3% +1.3
Conservative Claudia Cole 325 5.9% -9.3
Majority 284 5.17%
Turnout 5,497 38.7%


Stocksbridge & Upper Don
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Crowther 1,770 35.1 +21.7
UKIP Grant French 1386 27.5% N/A
Liberal Democrat Jack Clarkson 1,220 24.2% -14.8
Conservative Nigel Owen 408 8.1% -10.5
Green Dan Lyons 260 5.2% -0.4
Majority 384 7.61%
Turnout 5044 34.63%


Walkley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neal Gibson 2494 50.0% +14.8
Liberal Democrat Diane Leek 1,163 23.3% -26.6
Green Calvin Payne 630 12.6% +2.6
UKIP Richard Ratcliffe 392 7.85% N/A
Conservative John Levick 179 3.6% -1.6
TUSC Chaz Lockett 136 2.7 N/A
Majority 1331 26.65%
Turnout 4994 33.48%


West Ecclesfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adam Hurst 1,977 40.5% +19.0
Liberal Democrat Alan Hooper 1724 35.3% -17.1
UKIP Simon Ellison 530 10.9% N/A
Independent David Ogle 266 5.5% N/A
Conservative Gabrielle Pitfield 215 4.40% -6.1
Green Kathryn Aston 172 3.44% -0.3
Majority 253 5.18%
Turnout 4884 34.74


Woodhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jackie Satur 2,393 60.2% +12.6
UKIP Jonathan Arnott 879 22.10% +8.3
Liberal Democrat Leslie Abrahams 257 6.5% -8.9
Green John Grant 231 5.81% -1.0
Conservative Laurence Hayward 218 5.5% -10.8
Majority 1514 38.06%
Turnout 3978 29.81%

By-elections between 2012 and 2014[edit]

Fulwood by-election,
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Cliff Woodcraft 2,563 48.3 +9.7
Labour Olivia Blake 1,035 19.5 +1.0
Conservative Vonny Watts 826 15.5 -8.5
UKIP John Greenfield 501 9.4 +3.7
Green Brian Webster 379 7.1 -6.1
Majority 1528 28.75 +14.2
Turnout 5,314 37.5 -1.12
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +2.4

Death of Labour Cllr John Robson.

Arbourthorne by-election, 6th February 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Drabble 1,398 52.2 -10.1
UKIP Bob Sheridan 482 18.0 +3.3
Conservative Peter Smith 213 8.0 -0.1
TUSC Alan Munro 204 7.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Susan Ross 161 6.0 -1.4
Green Jennyfer Barnard 143 5.3 -2.2
English Democrats David Wildgoose 75 2.8 N/A
Majority 916 34.2
Turnout 2,676

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