2008 Broxbourne Borough Council election

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The Broxbourne Council election, 2008 was held to elect council members of the Broxbourne Borough Council, a local government authority in Hertfordshire, England.[1]

Composition of expiring seats before election[edit]

Ward Party Incumbent Elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 2004 Paul Mason Yes
Bury Green Conservative 2004 Martin Kennaugh Yes
Cheshunt Central Conservative 2004 Milan Milovanovic No
Cheshunt North Conservative 2004 Mark Farrington No
Flamstead End Conservative 2004 David Manning No
Goffs Oak Conservative 2004 Peter Moule Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 2004 Lyn White Yes
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 2004 Robert Bick Yes
Rye Park Conservative 2004 Bren Perryman Yes
Theobalds Conservative 2004 Charles Tranham Yes
Waltham Cross Conservative 2004 Dennis Clayton Yes
Wormley / Turnford Conservative 2004 Christine Mitchell No

Election results[edit]

Broxbourne Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 0 1 -1 91.66 63.46 13,292 -0.53
  Labour 1 1 0 +1 8.34 19.20 4,022 +0.26
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 15.34 3,214 +2.01
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 1.99 417 -0.84

Results summary[edit]

An election was held in 12 wards on 1 May 2008. (No election in Rosedale Ward)

This was the first Local Government Election in Broxbourne where the British National Party fielded a "full slate" of candidates

The Labour Party gained 1 seat from the Conservative Party in Waltham Cross Ward.

The new political balance of the council following this election was:

The next Local Government Election will be held on 6 May 2010 when seats will be contested in all of the 13 wards.

Ward results[edit]

Broxbourne Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Mason 1,307 71.03 -6.75
Liberal Democrat Michael Winrow 224 12.17 -0.63
Labour Raymond Cook 176 9.57 +0.15
BNP Joanne Warren 133 7.23 +7.23
Majority 1,083
Turnout 1,840 37.05
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Kennaugh 1,031 59.67 +12.14
BNP Stephen McCole 389 22.51 -9.30
Labour Shirley McInnes 308 17.82 +2.39
Majority 642
Turnout 1,728 36.74
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Judith Clemerson 1,216 66.85 +2.13
Labour Christopher Simonovitch 305 16.77 +0.60
BNP Ian Seeby 298 16.38 -2.73
Majority 911
Turnout 1,819 33.38
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Clemerson 1,089 64.59 +6.36
Labour Peter Alford 316 18.74 -0.52
BNP Carolyn Iles 281 16.67 -0.04
Majority 773
Turnout 1,686 31.09
Conservative hold Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Lyth 1,101 68.09 +3.00
Labour Alexander McInnes 290 14.41 -0.50
BNP Mark Gerrard 283 17.50 -2.50
Majority 811
Turnout 1,617 32.92
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Moule 1,594 77.23 -11.14
BNP Wendy Ward 237 11.48 +11.48
Labour Cherry Robbins 233 11.29 -0.34
Majority 1,357
Turnout 2,064 33.53
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lyn White 1,317 73.00 +1.22
Labour Edward Hopwood 266 14.75 -0.66
BNP Colin Whittaker 221 12.25 -0.56
Majority 1,051
Turnout 1,804 33.12
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Bick 863 59.68 -6.14
Labour Neil Harvey 214 14.80 -1.05
Liberal Democrat Kirstie De Rivaz 193 13.35 -4.98
BNP Garry Crowhurst 176 12.17 +12.17
Majority 649
Turnout 1,446 27.52
Conservative hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bren Perryman 914 56.70 +2.24
Labour Annette Marples 502 31.14 +3.76
BNP Ramon Johns 196 12.16 +0.56
Majority 412
Turnout 1,612 31.93
Conservative hold Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Tranham 1,201 65.13 +2.42
Labour Ronald McCole 409 22.18 +0.46
BNP Peter Hall 234 12.69 -2.88
Majority 792
Turnout 1,844 34.50
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Watson 713 41.79 -14.06
Conservative Dennis Clayton 533 31.24 -12.90
BNP Peter Crowhurst 460 26.96 +26.96
Majority 180
Turnout 1,706 34.20
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Wormley / Turnford Ward Result 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Metcalf 1,126 63.29 -2.71
Labour Ian Hunter 347 19.51 +4.36
BNP Christopher Francis 306 17.20 -1.65
Majority 779
Turnout 1,779 27.13
Conservative hold Swing

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/uklocalgov/elec2008.htm
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)