West Wiltshire Council election, 2007

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Elections to West Wiltshire District Council were held on 3 May 2007. The whole council was up for election and the Conservatives took control.

Most wards had boundary changes or were new.[1] One ward, Shearwater, was uncontested.

Of the 44 new members, 21 were not members of the outgoing council.

The district councillors were elected on 3 May 2007 for a four year term of office, but a review of local government determined in 2008 that the four district councils of Wiltshire should be merged with Wiltshire County Council to form a new unitary authority for Wiltshire with effect from 1 April 2009, when the district councillors' term of office would end. The county council was treated as a "continuing authority", and elections to the new Wiltshire Council unitary council took place in June 2009.

Election result[edit]

Result of West Wiltshire District Council elections, 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 26 +9 59.1 49.5 32,397 + 8.0 %
  Liberal Democrat 14 -4 31.8 36.5 23,895 - 1.4 %
  Independent 4 -2 9.1 7.7 5,020 - 1.3 %
  Labour 0 0 3 -3 0 4.6 2,988 - 1.0 %
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 1,197 + 1.8 %
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 5.9 %

Ward results[edit]

Atworth, Whitley and South Wraxall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Terry Chivers 616 55.6
Conservative Colin Henry Callow 386 34.9
Liberal Democrat Peter Hayes 105 9.5
Majority 430 38.8
Turnout 1,107 46.9
Avonside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ernie Clark 1,514
Liberal Democrat Trevor William Carbin 1,129
Conservative David James Binding 902
Conservative Marion Mortimer 871
Liberal Democrat Ian James Crook 837
Liberal Democrat Fran Lewis 677
Conservative Bob Munden 555
Majority 31
Turnout 42.5
Bradford-on-Avon North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David John Bolwell 1,137
Liberal Democrat Janet Lindsay Repton 1,119
Conservative Sheila Allen 892
Conservative Neil Cocking 792
Majority 245
Turnout 48.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bradford-on-Avon South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Isabel Catherine Martindale 998
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Brown 997
Conservative Gwen Allison 966
Conservative Mike Roberts 950
Majority 31
Turnout 46.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Dilton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Conley 476 48.3
Liberal Democrat Alison Mary Irving 371 37.7
Independent Francis Morland 77 7.8
UKIP Keith Malcolm Green 61 6.2
Majority 105 10.7
Turnout 985 43.5
Ethandune
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julie Swabey 855 76.3
Liberal Democrat Alan Rigg 265 23.7
Majority 590 52.7
Turnout 1120 44.9
Conservative hold Swing
Manor Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carolyn Joy Walker 676 63.3
Liberal Democrat Richard George Crofts 392 36.7
Majority 284 26.6
Turnout 1068 43.2
Melksham East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Alford 533
Conservative Mark Griffiths 520
Liberal Democrat Terri Welch 476
Labour Vic Oakman 411
Labour Tony Palmer 319
Majority 44
Turnout 29.0
Melksham Spa (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Carr 689
Conservative Brian Mudge 642
Liberal Democrat Steve Petty 536
Labour Louise Anne Smith 402
Labour Gordon Cox 365
Majority 106
Turnout 32.2
Melksham Without (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Wiltshire 861
Conservative Roy Sidney While 813
Conservative Rod Eaton 773
Liberal Democrat Jon Hubbard 345
Labour Margaret White 322
Liberal Democrat Sarah Content 310
Labour Jim McGee 276
Liberal Democrat John Landell Mills 247
UKIP Paul Robert Carter 253
UKIP David Gordon Sedgewick 222
Majority 432
Turnout 30.0
Mid Wylye Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Christopher Newbury 591 50.3
Conservative Steve Welling 464 39.5
UKIP Charlotte Kirsten Mozley 121 10.3
Majority 127 10.8
Turnout 1,176 52.8
Independent hold Swing
Shearwater (uncontested)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Mounde
Conservative hold Swing
Summerham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Virginia Fortescue 686 75.7
Liberal Democrat Mark Gregory Littledale 420 24.3
Majority 266 29.4
Turnout 906 48.4
Conservative hold Swing
Trowbridge and North Bradley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham David Payne 589 66.6
Liberal Democrat Marcus Alexander Francis 295 33.4
Majority 294 33.2
Turnout 884 38.4
Trowbridge and Southwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Phillips 453 59.4
Liberal Democrat Bob Brice 310 40.6
Majority 143 18.8
Turnout 884 38.4
Trowbridge Central (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Graham Thomas Hedley 548
Liberal Democrat Terry Couchman 525
Conservative George Chamulewicz 448
Conservative Geoffrey Kenneth Whiffen 433
Independent Sarah Jane Beatrice Newbury 344
Independent Tony Durrant 333
Majority 77
Turnout 29.7
Trowbridge East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Fuller 812
Conservative Derek Coop 798
Liberal Democrat Andrew James Bryant 786
Conservative Trace Senior 749
Liberal Democrat Paul William Scrimgeour 677
Liberal Democrat Rollie Cleere 672
Majority 37
Turnout 31.0
Trowbridge North East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Blakemore 672
Liberal Democrat Tom James 667
Conservative Richard Arthur Ing 621
Conservative Stephen Nash 606
Majority 46
Turnout 32.6
Trowbridge North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Kevin Seager 320 43.5
Independent John Knight 287 39.0
Liberal Democrat Chris Beaver 129 17.6
Majority 33 4.5
Turnout 32.6
Trowbridge South West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jeff Osborn 989
Liberal Democrat Helen Bridget Osborn 948
Conservative Adam John Berrisford 384
Conservative Gerald Clive Burnan 383
Majority 564
Turnout 32.0
Warminster East (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Davis 1,510
Conservative Chris March 1,426
Conservative Bill Parks 1,346
Liberal Democrat May Joan Law 521
Liberal Democrat Simon Rowland Fisher 431
Liberal Democrat Neil Alan Pocock 423
Majority 825
Turnout 34.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Warminster West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pip Ridout 1,027
Conservative Keith Maurice Humphries 957
Conservative Veronica Dorothy Anne Burden 930
Liberal Democrat Paul Batchelor 867
Liberal Democrat David John Lovell 691
Liberal Democrat Roger John Coveney 603
Independent Michael John Turner 535
Majority 63
Turnout 33.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Westbury Ham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gordon Ian King 749
Liberal Democrat David Jenkins 738
Independent Russell Mark Jonathan Hawker 723
Conservative Michael Barry Hawkins 640
Conservative Ian Taylor 573
Conservative Bill Braid 501
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Jonathon Rosier 393
Labour Peter John Ezra 234
Majority 83
Turnout 29.6
Westbury Laverton (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Georgie Denison-Pender 703
Conservative Sue Ezra 676
Labour Christine Linda Mitchell 215
Labour Dot Large 211
Majority 461
Turnout 25.1

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Preceded by
West Wiltshire Council election, 2003
West Wiltshire local elections Succeeded by
Authority merged into new unitary authority on 1 April 2009