2010 West Oxfordshire District Council election

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Map of the results of the 2010 West Oxfordshire District Council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 West Oxfordshire District Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of West Oxfordshire District Council in Oxfordshire, 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 2008 the Conservatives controlled the council with 40 councillors, compared to six for the Liberal Democrats, two independents and one Labour[3] 16 seats were contested in 2010, with the council election taking place at the same time as the 2010 general election.[4][5]

The Conservatives stood a full 16 candidates, while the Liberal Democrats had 13, Labour had eight, Greens 4 and there was one independent candidate.[4]

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives won 14 of the 16 seats contested to have 40 councillors.[4] The Liberal Democrats gained a seat after winning the other two seats contested, while both Labour and an independent were left with one seat.[4] 10 of the 11 councillors who stood again were re-elected and overall turnout at the election was 72.45%.[4]

West Oxfordshire local election result 2010[2][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 14 2 2 0 87.5 59.1 21,617 +2.6%
  Liberal Democrat 2 2 1 +1 12.5 26.6 9,704 +4.1%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 10.3 3,763 +2.4%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 1,029 -5.7%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 1.2 436 -2.3%

Ward results[edit]

Ascott and Shipton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hilary Hibbert-Biles 969 77.1 -1.5
Labour John Gittings 288 22.9 +11.8
Majority 681 54.2 -13.2
Turnout 1,257 78.0 +27.7
Conservative hold Swing
Bampton and Clanfield[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Barrett 1,682 76.0 -2.4
Liberal Democrat Brenda Churchill 532 24.0 +11.9
Majority 1,150 51.9 -14.4
Turnout 2,214 75.5 +30.3
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Brize Norton and Shilton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Verena Hunt 691 61.3 -15.0
Independent Shane Rae 436 38.7 +20.0
Majority 255 22.6 -35.0
Turnout 1,127 73.5 +30.5
Conservative hold Swing
Burford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Cotterill 826 76.7 -3.1
Liberal Democrat John Lilly 173 16.1 +1.2
Labour David Heyes 78 7.2 +1.9
Majority 653 60.6 -4.2
Turnout 1,077 73.6 +23.6
Conservative hold Swing
Carterton North East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Howard 1,655 66.7 -3.3
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Biggs 825 33.3 +33.3
Majority 830 33.5 -14.7
Turnout 2,480 64.2 +46.4
Conservative hold Swing
Carterton North West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maxine Crossland 1,560 70.3 -4.5
Labour David Wesson 344 15.5 +15.5
Green Anthony Barrett 314 14.2 +14.2
Majority 1,216 54.8 +5.2
Turnout 2,218 71.0 +38.0
Conservative hold Swing
Carterton South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Windell Walcott 1,642 78.0 +28.1
Liberal Democrat Amanda Epps 464 22.0 -28.1
Majority 1,178 55.9
Turnout 2,106 68.3 +34.8
Conservative hold Swing
Chipping Norton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne Roy-Barker 1,673 47.3 -2.1
Labour Georgina Burrows 1,394 39.4 +8.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Tatton 467 13.2 +13.2
Majority 279 7.9 -11.0
Turnout 3,534 71.5 +30.4
Conservative hold Swing
Ducklington[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Hayward 795 62.2 -4.9
Liberal Democrat June Tayler 294 23.0 +11.5
Labour Christopher Johnson 189 14.8 +1.0
Majority 501 39.2 -14.1
Turnout 1,278 77.0 +35.6
Conservative hold Swing
Eynsham and Cassington[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lawrence Poole 1,955 56.7 +11.0
Conservative Mark Walker 1,492 43.3 -2.2
Majority 463 13.4 +13.2
Turnout 3,447 75.4 +34.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Freeland and Hanborough[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Dingwall 1,300 49.8 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Michael Baggaley 1,013 38.8 -4.6
Labour Robert Evans 169 6.5 -0.2
Green Harriet Marshall 126 4.8 +4.8
Majority 287 11.0 +4.5
Turnout 2,608 76.9 +32.6
Conservative hold Swing
Standlake, Aston and Stanton Harcourt[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Good 1,457 57.2 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Maher 1,088 42.8 +1.5
Majority 369 14.5 -2.9
Turnout 2,545 78.0 +28.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
The Bartons[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Goffe 823 70.8 -9.9
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Walton 339 29.2 +29.2
Majority 484 41.7 -19.8
Turnout 1,162 74.4 +36.4
Conservative hold Swing
Witney East[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Mills 2,246 55.5 -8.1
Liberal Democrat Mark Balaam 762 18.8 +18.8
Labour Duncan Enright 760 18.8 +0.9
Green Paul Creighton 278 6.9 -4.5
Majority 1,484 36.7 -9.1
Turnout 4,046 70.5 +38.1
Conservative hold Swing
Witney South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Harvey 1,733 55.4 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Paul Slamin 544 17.4 +17.4
Labour Andrew Coles 541 17.3 +17.3
Green Sandra Simpson 311 9.9 -2.6
Majority 1,189 38.0 +3.1
Turnout 3,129 67.6 +36.9
Conservative hold Swing
Woodstock and Bladon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Julian Cooper 1,248 53.8 +5.3
Conservative Jill Dunsmore 1,073 46.2 -5.3
Majority 175 7.5
Turnout 2,321 75.0 +31.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Oxfordshire". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". The Guardian. 7 May 2010. Archived from the original on 3 January 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  3. ^ "West Oxfordshire". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "West Oxfordshire District Council Election Results 1998 - 2010" (PDF). West Oxfordshire District Council. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Polling stations open across the county". Oxford Mail. NewsBank. 6 May 2010.