2006 Havant Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2006 Havant Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2006 Havant Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Havant Borough 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

Background[edit]

After the last election in 2004 the Conservatives had 27 seats, compared to 6 for Labour and 5 for the Liberal Democrats.[3] However, in 2005 a Liberal Democrat councillor for Hart Plain, Ron Purkis, defected to the Conservatives.[4]

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives increased their majority on the council to hold 30 of the 38 seats on the council after getting a swing in their favour.[5] Labour lost 2 seats in Leigh Park, with sitting councillors Ralph Cousins and Barry Gardner losing to the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats respectively.[5] Overall turnout at the election was 33.5%.[6]

Following the election Conservative David Gillett remained as leader of the council after surviving a leadership challenge within the Conservative group from David Guest by 4 votes.[7]

Havant local election result 2006[6][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 2 0 +2 78.6 53.8 16,178 +2.3%
  Labour 2 0 2 -2 14.3 13.3 3,989 -1.2%
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 1 0 7.1 24.1 7,234 -2.4%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 7.3 2,187 +1.8%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 272 +0.9%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 190 +0.6%

Ward results[edit]

Barncroft[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Fairhurst 465 44.0 -4.1
Labour Ralph Cousins 284 26.9 -1.8
UKIP Stephen Harris 164 15.5 +15.5
Liberal Democrat Michael Ponsonby 143 13.5 -9.7
Majority 181 17.1 -2.2
Turnout 1,056 24.8 +2.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Battins[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour June Hanan 346 31.9 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Raymond Cobbett 328 30.2 +12.4
Conservative Ronald Purkis 275 25.3 -11.3
Green Louise Palmer 136 12.5 +1.1
Majority 18 1.7
Turnout 1,085 23.1 +1.2
Labour hold Swing
Bedhampton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jennifer Wride 1,321 46.1 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Faith Ponsonby 1,081 37.7 -3.8
English Democrat George Herbert 190 6.6 +6.6
Labour Anne Edwards 178 6.2 -3.3
Green Terry Mitchell 96 3.3 -2.8
Majority 240 8.4 +6.9
Turnout 2,866 41.6 -0.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Bondfields[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Stocker 608 46.2 +21.0
Labour Barry Gardner 479 36.4 -12.6
Conservative Thelma Carpenter 228 17.3 -8.6
Majority 129 9.8
Turnout 1,315 27.2 +4.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Cowplain[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Briggs 1,359 60.5 -1.8
Liberal Democrat John Jacobs 458 20.4 -5.4
Green Ann Gleed 259 11.5 +11.5
Labour Kenneth Monks 170 7.6 -4.4
Majority 901 40.1 +3.6
Turnout 2,246 31.2 -4.4
Conservative hold Swing
Emsworth[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Gillett 2,071 59.2 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Hugh Benzie 949 27.1 +3.1
Green Mary Youle 262 7.5 +1.7
Labour Derek Smith 218 6.2 -3.7
Majority 1,122 32.1 -4.2
Turnout 3,500 45.8 -1.8
Conservative hold Swing
Hart Plain[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Cheshire 1,089 48.2
Liberal Democrat Ann Bazley 880 39.0
Labour Kim Vassallo 170 7.5
Green Barry Gleed 119 5.3
Majority 209 9.3
Turnout 2,258 31.2 -1.8
Conservative hold Swing
Hayling East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Smith 1,567 63.1
Labour Sheila Mealy 344 13.8
Liberal Democrat Margaret Causer 337 13.6
Green Gillian Leek 236 9.5
Majority 1,223 49.2
Turnout 2,484 35.0 +0.5
Conservative hold Swing
Hayling West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Pearce 1,848 68.1 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Janis Shawashi 364 13.4 -3.0
Labour Colin Blunden 260 9.6 -1.9
Green Susan Dawes 243 9.0 +0.8
Majority 1,484 54.7 +7.2
Turnout 2,715 39.8 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Purbrook[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gwen Blackett 1,507 63.5 +14.5
Liberal Democrat Stephen Marshall 332 14.0 +3.2
Labour Nicola Potts 283 11.9 -0.5
Green Julie Blenkharn 250 10.5 +10.5
Majority 1,175 49.5 +28.2
Turnout 2,372 33.1 -2.2
Conservative hold Swing
St Faiths[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacqueline Branson 1,574 52.5 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Jane Briggs 789 26.3 -0.1
Green Timothy Dawes 391 13.0 +2.3
Labour Frederick Barnes 245 8.2 -0.5
Majority 785 26.2 -1.6
Turnout 2,999 43.7 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing
Stakes[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Olwyn Kennedy 955 54.0 +4.1
Labour Barry Steel 335 19.0 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Susan Pook 282 16.0 -6.0
Green Wendy Smith 195 11.0 +0.8
Majority 620 35.1 +7.2
Turnout 1,767 24.5 -0.5
Conservative hold Swing
Warren Park[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Brown 369 42.4 +2.3
Conservative Richard Galloway 236 27.1 -6.9
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Moore-Blunt 158 18.1 -7.8
UKIP Brian Hines 108 12.4 +12.4
Majority 133 15.3 +9.1
Turnout 871 19.6 +2.3
Labour hold Swing
Waterloo[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wendy Brown 1,683 66.9 +8.4
Liberal Democrat Michael Bolt 525 20.9 -1.2
Labour Margaret Beauvoison 308 12.2 +1.4
Majority 1,158 46.0 +9.5
Turnout 2,516 33.9 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2006 and 2007[edit]

Battins[edit]

A by-election was held in Battins ward on 2 November 2006 after the death of Conservative councillor Jane Rayner.[9] The seat was gained for the Liberal Democrats by Faith Ponsonby with a majority of 137 votes.[10]

Battins by-election 2 November 2006[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Faith Ponsonby 401 41.9 +11.7
Conservative Wendy Osgood 264 27.6 +2.3
Labour Ralph Cousins 236 24.7 -7.2
Green Louise Palmer 55 5.8 -6.7
Majority 137 14.3
Turnout 956 20.3 -2.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Hart Plain[edit]

A by-election was held in Hart Plain ward on 30 November 2006 after Liberal Democrat councillor Tricia Pearce resigned from the council.[9] Conservative Elaine Shimbart gained the seat from the Liberal Democrats by a majority of 246 votes.[9]

Hart Plain by-election 30 November 2006[9][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elaine Shimbart 839 55.3 +7.1
Liberal Democrat John Jacobs 593 39.1 +0.1
Labour Kenneth Monks 84 5.6 -1.9
Majority 246 16.2 +6.9
Turnout 1,516 21.8 -9.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections: Havant". BBC News Online. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. ^ "UK local election results". Financial Times. NewsBank. 5 May 2006.
  3. ^ "Havant council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Ron Purkis". The News. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Havant Borough Council Results 2006". The News. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Borough Council Election Results May 2006". Havant Borough Council. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on 9 December 2006. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Tory leader survives group challenge". The News. 12 May 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  8. ^ Wilson, Graeme (5 May 2006). "Conservatives Cameron's crusade puts Tories back on victory trail". The Daily Telegraph. NewsBank. p. 5.
  9. ^ a b c d "Tories strengthen grip with by-election win". The News. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Leigh Park by-election results". The News. 3 November 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 17 June 2014.