2011 Boston Borough Council election

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Map of results of 2011 election

Elections for Boston Borough Council, which covers the Borough of Boston, were held on Thursday 5 May 2011. The Conservatives became the first of the main political parties to win an overall majority on the council since the borough was formed in 1973 with 19 seats. The Boston Bypass Independents were almost wiped out, retaining only four seats. The remaining opposition is made up of four Independents, three Labour and two English Democrat councillors. The overall results, were as follows:

Boston Borough Council elections 2011: summary results
Party Candidates Votes % Votes Seats Change
Conservative 24 10,806 38.2 19 +14
Boston Bypass Independents 27 6,999 24.7 4 -21
Independent 10 3,545 12.5 4 +2
Labour 11 2,586 9.1 3 +3
English Democrat 11 2,216 7.8 2 +2
UKIP 8 1,875 6.6 0 0
Liberal Democrat 4 265 0.9 0 0
Total 95 28,292 32

Ward-by-Ward Results[edit]

Central Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Central Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Gilbert 175 47.8 +7.5
Labour Bob Wagstaff 107 29.2 +6.6
Boston Bypass Independents Joanna Jones 68 18.6 -18.5
Liberal Democrat Rui Vagueiro 16 4.4 +4.4
Majority 68 18.6 +15.4
Turnout 366 34.0 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing +0.5

Coastal Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Coastal Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Bedford 789 41.5 +16.5
Conservative Raymond Singleton-McGuire 426 22.4 +22.4
Boston Bypass Independents Mike Parkhill 359 18.9 -11.6
UKIP Julie Moore 329 17.3 +11.8
Turnout 1903 44.1 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

Fenside Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Fenside Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
English Democrat Elliott Fountain 231 18.9 +18.9
English Democrat David Owens 195 15.9 +15.9
Boston Bypass Independents John Blythe 182 14.9 -12.4
Boston Bypass Independents Albert Cheung 176 14.4 -12.7
Labour Norman Hart 162 13.2 -1.8
Labour Wendy Gleeson 159 13.0 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Helder Neves 68 5.6 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Gilberto Figueira 51 4.2 +4.2
Turnout 1224 24.9 +2.3
English Democrat gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
English Democrat gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

Fishtoft Ward (3 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Fishtoft Ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ossy Snell 891 23.9 +23.9
Conservative Judith Skinner 639 17.2 +5.3
Boston Bypass Independents Helen Staples 626 16.8 -0.4
Conservative Timothy Millington 472 12.7 +1.4
English Democrat Dee Bills 397 10.7 +10.7
Conservative Alma Andrijauskiene 391 10.5 +10.5
Independent Helen Sheridan-Shinn 308 8.3 +8.3
Turnout 3724 39.7 +0.5
Independent gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Boston Bypass Independents hold Swing

Five Village Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Five Village Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Aaron Spencer 703 40.2 +17.4
Boston Bypass Independents David Witts 391 22.4 -0.6
UKIP Jodie Sutton 364 20.8 +14.2
Boston Bypass Independents Hillie Witts 289 16.5 -8.5
Turnout 1747 38.9 +0.6
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Boston Bypass Independents hold Swing

Frampton & Holme Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Frampton & Holme Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Brian Rush 373 57.0 +57.0
Boston Bypass Independents Yvonne Stevens 189 28.9 -16.1
UKIP Carl Mason 92 14.1 +14.1
Majority 184 28.1 +14.4
Turnout 654 48.8 -2.6
Independent gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing +36.6

Kirton Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Kirton Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Brotherton 573 28.3 +1.9
Independent Alan Lee 518 25.5 +25.5
UKIP Sue Ransome 276 13.6 +13.6
Boston Bypass Independents Richard Dungworth 201 9.9 -17.8
English Democrat Mark Blackamore 196 9.7 +9.7
Boston Bypass Independents Tim Taylor 162 8.0 -13.0
Independent Peter Ings 102 5.0 +5.0
Turnout 2028 34.2 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing
Independent gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

North Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: North Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Richmond 712 30.5 +13.6
Conservative Gurdip Samra 594 25.4 +12.2
Boston Bypass Independents Gerry Clare 541 23.1 -10.2
Boston Bypass Independents Peter Jordan 490 21.0 -11.0
Turnout 2337 43.8 -1.8
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

Old Leake & Wrangle Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Old Leake & Wrangle Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maureen Dennis 727 38.8 +15.3
Conservative Frank Pickett 505 27.0 +9.6
Boston Bypass Independents David Anderson 337 18.0 -8.7
UKIP Felicity Ransome 303 16.2 +7.2
Turnout 1872 44.3 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

Pilgrim Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Pilgrim Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Baker 146 42.4 -6.6
Labour Mike Sheridan-Shinn 93 27.0 +17.7
English Democrat Jamie Taylor 57 16.6 +16.6
Boston Bypass Independents Lesley Boyden 48 14.0 -27.6
Majority 53 15.4 +8.0
Turnout 344 29.7 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing -12.2

Skirbeck Ward (3 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Skirbeck Ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Kenny 433 14.0 +4.6
Conservative Gloria Smith 397 12.9 +4.7
Labour Paul Gleeson 390 12.6 +3.3
Labour Sally Gall 372 12.1 +5.0
Independent Anne Dorrian 336 10.9 +10.9
English Democrat Carl Rowe 306 9.9 +9.9
English Democrat Callum McCuaig 259 8.4 +8.4
Boston Bypass Independents Rachel Lauberts 206 6.7 -13.1
Boston Bypass Independents Dave Hobson 198 6.4 -11.8
Boston Bypass Independents Rob Lauberts 188 6.1 -9.5
Turnout 3085 33.6 +0.6
Labour gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Labour gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

South Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: South Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Boston Bypass Independents Alison Austin 359 51.7 -5.1
Conservative Darron Abbott 224 32.3 +1.2
Independent Pat Cooper 111 16.0 +16.0
Majority 135 19.4 -6.3
Turnout 694 39.3 +1.7
Boston Bypass Independents hold Swing -3.2

Staniland North Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Staniland North Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Goodale 118 28.0 +2.2
Boston Bypass Independents Spencer Pearson 110 26.1 -15.9
English Democrat Richard Green 85 20.1 +20.1
Conservative Greg Frankowicz 66 15.6 -9.1
UKIP Elizabeth Ransome 43 10.2 +2.7
Majority 8 1.9 -14.3
Turnout 422 37.5 +5.2
Labour gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing +9.1

Staniland South Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Staniland South Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Mould 293 15.7 +0.4
Conservative Yvonne Gunter 284 15.2 +15.2
Labour Pam Kenny 265 14.2 -0.4
Boston Bypass Independents Ray Newell 244 13.1 -14.2
Labour Mick Gall 225 12.1 -0.2
Boston Bypass Independents Sheila Newell 194 10.4 -20.0
English Democrat Liam Blackamore 186 10.0 +10.0
English Democrat Darren Crozier 175 9.4 +9.4
Turnout 1866 35.3 +1.5
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

Swineshead & Holland Fen Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Swineshead & Holland Fen Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Brookes 792 44.6 +34.1
Independent Richard Leggott 673 37.9 +13.8
Boston Bypass Independents Jane Curley 312 17.6 +0.2
Turnout 1777 41.9 +0.4
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Independent hold Swing

West Ward (1 seat)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Woodliffe 438 56.5 +19.3
Boston Bypass Independents Ian Hill 208 26.8 -28.6
English Democrat Ross Isham 129 16.6 +16.6
Majority 230 29.7 +11.5
Turnout 775 47.1 +1.4
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing +24.0

Witham Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Witham Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Carol Taylor 439 26.2 +3.4
Conservative Mary Wright 382 22.8 +22.8
Labour Iris Beech 262 15.6 +0.7
UKIP Samuel Flood 248 14.8 +14.8
Boston Bypass Independents Patricia Pearson 133 7.9 -27.9
Liberal Democrat Paul Appleby 130 7.7 +7.7
Boston Bypass Independents Christine Scanlan 84 5.0 -21.5
Turnout 1678 34.8 -1.6
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

Wyberton Ward (2 seats)[edit]

Boston Borough Council Elections 2011: Wyberton Ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Boston Bypass Independents Richard Austin 487 24.8 -7.5
Conservative James Knowles 348 17.7 +7.5
Conservative Paul Skinner 291 14.8 +14.8
Independent Sally Parker 233 11.8 +11.8
UKIP Don Ransome 220 11.2 +3.8
Boston Bypass Independents Paul Walker 217 11.0 -9.5
Independent John Storry 171 8.7 +8.7
Turnout 1967 36.6 +0.8
Boston Bypass Independents hold Swing
Conservative gain from Boston Bypass Independents Swing

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