United Kingdom local elections, 2010

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United Kingdom local elections, 2010
United Kingdom
2009 ←
6 May 2010 → 2011

170 English Local Authorities
  First party Second party Third party
  David Cameron Gordon Brown Nick Clegg
Leader David Cameron Gordon Brown Nick Clegg
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Leader since 6 December 2005 24 June 2007 18 December 2007
Last election 38% 23% 28%
Percentage 35% 27% 26%
Swing Decrease3% Increase4% Decrease2%
Councils 66 37 14
Councils +/– Decrease4 Increase17 Decrease4
Councillors 3462 2976 1730
Councillors +/– Decrease121 Increase417 Decrease132

The 2010 United Kingdom local elections were held on Thursday 6 May 2010, when the 2010 general election also took place.[1] Direct elections were held to all 32 London boroughs, all 36 metropolitan boroughs, 76 second-tier district authorities, 20 unitary authorities and various Mayoral posts, all in England. For those authorities elected "all out" these were the first elections since 2006. The elections that were due to be held in Exeter and Norwich were cancelled due to structural changes.[2][3] The results provided some comfort to the Labour Party[citation needed], losing the general election on the same day, as it was the first time Conservative councillor numbers declined since 1996.

Summary of results[edit]

Party Councillors Councils
+/− Total +/− Total
Conservative -121 3,462 -4 66
Labour +417 2,976 +17 37
Liberal Democrat -132 1,730 -4 14
Residents 0 63 0 0
Green -8 36 0 0
BNP -27 19 0 0
Liberal -1 15 0 0
UKIP -4 9 0 0
Others -117 298 0 0
No overall control n/a n/a −7 47

Source: [1]

London boroughs[edit]

Mapped results for London Boroughs

All seats in the 32 London Boroughs were up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Barking and Dagenham Labour Labour hold Details
Barnet Conservative Conservative hold Details
Bexley Conservative Conservative hold Details
Brent No overall control Labour gain Details
Bromley Conservative Conservative hold Details
Camden No overall control Labour gain Details
Croydon Conservative Conservative hold Details
Ealing Conservative Labour gain Details
Enfield Conservative Labour gain Details
Greenwich Labour Labour hold Details
Hackney Labour Labour hold Details
Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative Conservative hold Details
Haringey Labour Labour hold Details
Harrow Conservative Labour gain Details
Havering Conservative Conservative hold Details
Hillingdon Conservative Conservative hold Details
Hounslow No overall control Labour gain Details
Islington No overall control Labour gain Details
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative hold Details
Kingston upon Thames Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Lambeth Labour Labour hold Details
Lewisham No overall control Labour gain Details
Merton No overall control No overall control hold Details
Newham Labour Labour hold Details
Redbridge No overall control No overall control hold Details
Richmond upon Thames Liberal Democrat Conservative gain Details
Southwark No overall control Labour gain Details
Sutton Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Tower Hamlets Labour Labour hold Details
Waltham Forest No overall control Labour gain Details
Wandsworth Conservative Conservative hold Details
Westminster Conservative Conservative hold Details

Metropolitan boroughs[edit]

Map showing results for the 32 London Boroughs, 36 Metropolitan Boroughs and 20 unitary authorities where seats were contested.

One third of the seats in all 36 Metropolitan Boroughs were up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Barnsley Labour Labour hold Details
Birmingham No overall control No overall control hold Details
Bolton No overall control No overall control hold Details
Bradford No overall control No overall control hold Details
Bury Conservative No overall control gain Details
Calderdale No overall control No overall control hold Details
Coventry No overall control Labour gain Details
Doncaster No overall control Labour gain Details
Dudley Conservative Conservative hold Details
Gateshead Labour Labour hold Details
Kirklees No overall control No overall control hold Details
Knowsley Labour Labour hold Details
Leeds No overall control No overall control hold Details
Liverpool Liberal Democrat Labour gain Details
Manchester Labour Labour hold Details
Newcastle upon Tyne Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
North Tyneside Conservative No overall control gain Details
Oldham No overall control No overall control hold Details
Rochdale Liberal Democrat No overall control gain Details
Rotherham Labour Labour hold Details
St. Helens No overall control Labour gain Details
Salford Labour Labour hold Details
Sandwell Labour Labour hold Details
Sefton No overall control No overall control hold Details
Sheffield Liberal Democrat No overall control gain Details
Solihull Conservative No overall control gain Details
South Tyneside Labour Labour hold Details
Stockport Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat hold Details
Sunderland Labour Labour hold Details
Tameside Labour Labour hold Details
Trafford Conservative Conservative hold Details
Wakefield Labour Labour hold Details
Walsall Conservative Conservative hold Details
Wigan Labour Labour hold Details
Wirral No overall control No overall control hold Details
Wolverhampton No overall control No overall control hold Details

Unitary authorities[edit]

One third of the council seats were up for election in 20 unitary authorities.

Council Previous control New Control Details
Blackburn with Darwen No overall control No overall control
Bristol Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Details
Derby No overall control No overall control
Halton Labour Labour
Hartlepool No overall control Labour
Kingston upon Hull Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Milton Keynes No overall control No overall control Details
North East Lincolnshire No overall control No overall control
Peterborough Conservative Conservative
Plymouth Conservative Conservative Details
Portsmouth No overall control Liberal Democrat
Reading No overall control No overall control
Slough Labour Labour Details
Southampton Conservative Conservative Details
Southend-on-Sea Conservative Conservative
Stoke-on-Trent No overall control No overall control
Swindon Conservative Conservative Details
Thurrock No overall control No overall control Details
Warrington No overall control No overall control
Wokingham Conservative Conservative Details

The elections in Stoke-on-Trent had originally been cancelled following a referendum result which decided to abolish the existing Mayor and Cabinet system of governance, with replacement elections to take place in 2011 following a review of the council by the Boundary Committee for England.[4] However, it was later decided to hold elections to one-third of the council in 2010 as planned.[5]

Non-metropolitan districts[edit]

Half of council[edit]

Seven district councils had half of their seats up for election.

Council Previous control New Control Details
Adur Conservative Conservative Details
Cheltenham No overall control Liberal Democrat Details
Fareham Conservative Conservative Details
Gosport No overall control Conservative
Hastings No overall control Labour Details
Nuneaton and Bedworth Conservative No overall control
Oxford No overall control Labour Details

Third of council[edit]

69 district councils had one third of their seats up for election.

Council Previous control New Control Details
Amber Valley Conservative Conservative Details
Barrow-in-Furness No overall control No overall control Details
Basildon Conservative Conservative Details
Basingstoke and Deane Conservative Conservative Details
Bassetlaw Conservative Conservative Details
Brentwood Conservative Conservative Details
Broxbourne Conservative Conservative Details
Burnley Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Details
Cambridge Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Cannock Chase No overall control No overall control
City of Carlisle No overall control No overall control Details
Castle Point Conservative Conservative Details
Cherwell Conservative Conservative
Chorley Conservative Conservative Details
Colchester No overall control No overall control Details
Craven No overall control Conservative Details
Crawley Conservative Conservative Details
Daventry Conservative Conservative
Eastleigh Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Elmbridge Conservative Conservative
Epping Forest Conservative Conservative
Gloucester No overall control No overall control
Great Yarmouth Conservative Conservative Details
Harlow Conservative Conservative
Harrogate No overall control Conservative Details
Hart No overall control Conservative
Havant Conservative Conservative Details
Hertsmere Conservative Conservative Details
Huntingdonshire Conservative Conservative Details
Hyndburn Conservative No overall control
Ipswich No overall control No overall control
Lincoln Conservative No overall control
Maidstone Conservative Conservative Details
Mole Valley Conservative No overall control
Newcastle-under-Lyme No overall control No overall control
North Hertfordshire Conservative Conservative
Pendle No overall control No overall control Details
Preston No overall control No overall control Details
Purbeck No overall control No overall control Details
Redditch Conservative Conservative Details
Reigate and Banstead Conservative Conservative
Rochford Conservative Conservative
Rossendale Conservative Conservative Details
Rugby Conservative Conservative
Runnymede Conservative Conservative
Rushmoor Conservative Conservative Details
St Albans Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Details
South Cambridgeshire Conservative Conservative Details
South Lakeland Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Details
Stevenage Labour Labour Details
Stratford-on-Avon Conservative Conservative Details
Stroud Conservative Conservative Details
Swale Conservative Conservative
Tamworth Conservative Conservative
Tandridge Conservative Conservative Details
Three Rivers Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Tunbridge Wells Conservative Conservative Details
Watford Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Waveney Conservative Conservative
Welwyn Hatfield Conservative Conservative
West Lancashire Conservative Conservative Details
West Lindsey Conservative Conservative
West Oxfordshire Conservative Conservative
Weymouth and Portland No overall control No overall control Details
Winchester Conservative Liberal Democrat Details
Woking Conservative No overall control Details
Worcester No overall control No overall control
Worthing Conservative Conservative Details
Wyre Forest Conservative Conservative

Mayoral elections[edit]

There were four mayoral elections.

Local Authority Previous Mayor New Mayor Details
Hackney Jules Pipe (Labour) Jules Pipe (Labour) Details
Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock (Labour) Sir Steve Bullock (Labour)
Newham Sir Robin Wales (Labour) Sir Robin Wales (Labour) Details
Watford Dorothy Thornhill (Liberal Democrat) Dorothy Thornhill (Liberal Democrat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siddique, Haroon (6 April 2010). "Gordon Brown confirms 6 May general election date". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Norwich and Norfolk (Structural Changes) Order 2010 No. 997". Office of Public Sector Information. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 No. 998". Office of Public Sector Information. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "-Local Government - Communities and Local Government". Communities and Local Government. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Notice of Election - City of Stoke on Trent". Stoke on Trent City Council. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010. [dead link]