Winchester City Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Winchester council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.

The 2007 Winchester Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Winchester District Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Campaign[edit]

19 seats were contested in the election with both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats putting up candidates in all of the contested wards.[3] Labour had 15 candidates, the United Kingdom Independence Party 6, Green Party 2 and there were 2 independents.[3] The Labour leader on the council, Peter Rees, stood down at the election,[4] while St Bartholomew ward had the first Muslim candidate for the council in the Conservative Adbul Kayum.[5] Since the 2006 council election the Conservatives had controlled the council with a narrow majority.[3]

Refuse collection was an important issue in the election, after the Conservative council planned to move from weekly to fortnightly collections in June for more of the council area including Swanmore, Whiteley and Wickham.[6] They said this would boost recycling, but the Liberal Democrats said residents were against the move and that they would collect kitchen waste every week if they controlled the council.[6]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives keep a majority on the council, with the party still having 29 seats.[7] They gained one seat from the Liberal Democrats in Owslebury and Curdridge but lost one back in Compton and Otterbourne ward.[8] Labour lost both of the seats they were defending on the council to leave the party with only 1 councillor.[8] The beneficiaries were the Liberal Democrats who gained the seats in St Luke and St John and All Saints wards.[8] The Liberal Democrats thus had 23 seats after the election, but had come within 19 votes of gaining a seat from the Conservatives in Whiteley ward, which would have deprived the Conservatives of a majority.[7]

Winchester Local Election Result 2007[9]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 1 1 0 52.6 50.3 16,413 -3.5%
  Liberal Democrat 8 3 1 +2 42.1 39.8 12,961 +6.0%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.3 3.3 1,072 -2.5%
  Labour 0 0 2 -2 0 4.4 1,445 -2.0%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 501 +1.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 211 +0.6%

Ward results[edit]

Bishop's Waltham[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Colin Chamberlain 995 46.6 +0.8
Conservative Charlie Wright 793 37.1 -6.1
Liberal Democrat Roy Stainton 261 12.2 +12.2
Labour Stephen Haines 86 4.0 -1.6
Majority 202 9.5 +6.9
Turnout 2,135 41 -1
Independent hold Swing
Colden Common and Twyford[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jim Wagner 1,280 59.0 +7.7
Conservative Susan Evershed 838 38.6 -6.3
Labour Elaine Fullaway 53 2.4 -1.5
Majority 442 20.4 +14.0
Turnout 2,171 53 +6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Compton and Otterbourne[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Eleanor Bell 861 50.4 +7.7
Conservative Murray MacMillan 753 44.1 -5.3
UKIP Chris Barton-Briddon 78 4.6 -1.3
Labour Clare McKenna 16 0.9 -1.0
Majority 108 6.3
Turnout 1,708 54
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Denmead[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Patricia Stallard 1,666 80.5 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Anne Stoneham 404 19.5 +4.5
Majority 1,262 61.0 -5.4
Turnout 2,070 40 -1
Conservative hold Swing
Itchen Valley[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Baxter 628 77.2 +5.4
Liberal Democrat Andrew Thompson 153 18.8 -4.9
UKIP John Clark 32 3.9 +3.9
Majority 475 58.4 +10.3
Turnout 813 52
Conservative hold Swing
Littleton and Harestock[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Kelsie Learney 1,007 57.8 +6.2
Conservative Patrick Cunningham 704 40.4 -4.5
Labour Tessa Valentine 31 1.8 -1.7
Majority 303 17.4 +10.7
Turnout 1,742 63
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Owslebury and Curdridge[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Humby 876 61.9 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Ian Merritt 498 35.2 -1.6
Labour Brian Fullaway 42 3.0 +0.0
Majority 378 26.7 +3.3
Turnout 1,416 47 -2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St. Barnabas[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eileen Berry 1,230 49.6 -3.1
Liberal Democrat Allan Mitchell 1,069 43.1 +0.2
Green Dave Walker-Nix 109 4.4 +4.4
Labour Adrien Field 72 2.9 -1.4
Majority 161 6.5 -3.3
Turnout 2,480 52 -3
Conservative hold Swing
St. Bartholomew[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Susan Nelmes 1,142 54.4 +5.0
Conservative Abdul Kayum 787 37.5 -6.4
Labour Timothy Curran 93 4.4 -2.3
Independent Rupert Pitt 77 3.7 +3.7
Majority 355 16.9 +11.4
Turnout 2,099 45 +2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St. John and All Saints[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Adrian Hicks 757 43.3 +12.5
Conservative Michael Lovegrove 488 27.9 -4.2
Labour Antony de Peyer 443 25.3 -7.4
UKIP Lawrence Hole 61 3.5 +3.5
Majority 269 15.4
Turnout 1,749 38 +3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
St. Luke[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alexis Fall 823 53.1 +21.0
Conservative Robert Ducker 515 33.2 -9.9
Labour David Smith 148 9.6 -15.2
UKIP David Abbott 63 4.1 +4.1
Majority 308 19.9
Turnout 1,549 38 +3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
St. Michael[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fiona Mather 1,196 58.7 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Susan Chesters 680 33.4 +0.2
Labour Albert Edwards 98 4.8 -0.3
UKIP Judith Gordon 64 3.1 +0.1
Majority 516 25.3 -0.2
Turnout 2,038 45 -2
Conservative hold Swing
St. Paul[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Karen Barratt 1,019 58.9 +8.5
Conservative Robert Courts 636 36.8 -6.4
Labour Glenn Cope 74 4.3 -2.1
Majority 383 22.1 +14.9
Turnout 1,729 39 +0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Swanmore and Newtown[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Pearson 1,217 76.6 +20.4
Liberal Democrat Michael Toole 371 23.4 -17.7
Majority 846 53.2 +38.1
Turnout 1,588 49 -11
Conservative hold Swing
The Alresfords[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernie Jeffs 1,271 54.7 -4.6
Liberal Democrat Lucille Thompson 693 29.8 -5.6
UKIP David Samuel 203 8.7 +8.7
Labour Robin Atkins 156 6.7 +1.4
Majority 578 24.9 +1.0
Turnout 2,323 48 -3
Conservative hold Swing
Upper Meon Valley[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Caroline Biggs 679 79.1 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Margaret Scriven 179 20.9 -5.5
Majority 500 58.2 +15.3
Turnout 858 57
Conservative hold Swing
Whiteley[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Anthony 459 49.5 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Vivian Achwal 440 47.5 +1.9
Labour Barry Jones 28 3.0 -0.4
Majority 19 2.0 -3.4
Turnout 927 41
Conservative hold Swing
Wickham[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sue Fitzgerald 809 61.1 -4.7
Conservative Neil Jackson 484 36.6 +7.0
Labour Robert Rudge 31 2.3 -2.3
Majority 325 24.5 -11.7
Turnout 1,324 44
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wonston and Micheldever[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Malcolm Wright 1,193 63.3 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Simon Hobson 515 27.3 -3.6
Green Alison Craig 102 5.4 +5.4
Labour Nigel Lickley 74 3.9 +0.0
Majority 678 36.0 +1.8
Turnout 1,884 45 -3
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winchester". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Results". The Times. 2007-05-05. p. 83. 
  3. ^ a b c "Winchester local election line-up". This Is Hampshire. 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Labour man quits election battle". This Is Hampshire. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  5. ^ "Muslim bids for city seat". This Is Hampshire. 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  6. ^ a b "Bin collections set to cause stink at polls". The Portsmouth Evening News. 2007-04-26. 
  7. ^ a b "Losers refuse to let Lib Dems into offices". The Portsmouth Evening News. 2007-05-05. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "No change in city council control". This Is Hampshire. 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Elections 2007: Conservatives retain power". Winchester City Council. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 


Preceded by
Winchester Council election, 2006
Winchester local elections Succeeded by
Winchester Council election, 2008