2009 Surrey County Council election

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2009 Surrey County Council election

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All 81 seats to Surrey County Council
41 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat RA
Last election 58 12 8
Seats won 56 13 9
Seat change Decrease2 Increase1 Increase1

Surrey County Council 2009 election map.svg
The results of the Surrey County Council election 2009 by electoral division.

party before election


Conservative

Elected party


Conservative

Elections to Surrey County Council took place on 4 June 2009 as part of the 2009 United Kingdom local elections, having been delayed from 7 May, in order to coincide with elections to the European Parliament.

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 4 June 2009 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[1] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[2] The next election is scheduled for 4 May 2017.

Summary[edit]

The Conservatives maintained overall control of the council with a 16-seat majority and the Liberal Democrat Group remained the councils official opposition. The Labour Party lost one of its two seats and retained the other. The one Independent councillor retained his seat.

Overall Results[edit]

Surrey County Council election, 2009[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 56 5 7 -2 70 46.1 156,228
  Liberal Democrat 13 5 4 1 16.2 27.1 91,668
  Residents 9 1 0 1 11.2 5.9 20,050
  Labour 1 0 1 -1 1.2 5.7 19393
  Independent 1 1 0 1 1.2 2.5 8,505
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 10.0 33,927
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 6,411
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 1,618
  Peace 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 147
  Others 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 656

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  2. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  3. ^ For party totals, gains and losses see "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link). Gains and losses are shown relative to the 2005 elections. Total votes per party and percentages were calculated using results information at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link). (The position immediately prior to the 2009 election differed from the 2005 election results in two respects - 1. the electoral division of Camberley East was vacant at the time of the 2009 election following the death of the Conservative councillor for that district, see http://www.surreycountyconservatives.co.uk/news/54/ Archived 7 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine and http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2041732_county_makes_camberley_election_uturn ; 2. the Independent Residents Association councillor for Epsom and Ewell North East switched party and joined the Conservatives during the 2005-09 session, see http://www.surreycountyconservatives.co.uk/news/61/ Archived 7 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine and http://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/5C2744D8-F982-4CCE-AC16-30B071EC1BB4/0/SurreyCountyCouncilElectionResults.pdf Archived 22 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine .)