2011 Broxbourne Borough Council election

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The 2011 Broxbourne Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Broxbourne Borough Council in Hertfordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election.[1]

This was the last election before boundary changes take place in 2012.

Accordingly, all newly elected members will have a 1-year term of office before an "all out" election for 30 members in 10 new wards in May 2012.

Composition of expiring seats before election[edit]

Ward Party Incumbent elected Incumbent Standing again?
Broxbourne Conservative 2007 Brian Perry No
Bury Green Conservative 2007 Hazel Jackson Yes
Cheshunt Central Conservative 2007 Ray Hannam Yes
Cheshunt North Independent 2007 Joanne Welch Yes[Table note 1]
Flamstead End Conservative 2007 Susan Ball-Greenwood Yes
Goffs Oak Conservative 2007 Jeremy Pearce Yes
Hoddesdon North Conservative 2007 Eddy Rowland Yes[Table note 2]
Hoddesdon Town Conservative 2007 Brian Hill Yes
Rosedale Conservative 2007 Dee Hart Yes
Rye Park Conservative 2007 Antonio Infantino Yes
Theobalds Conservative 2007 Norman Ames Yes
Waltham Cross Labour 2007 Richard Greenhill Yes[Table note 3]
Wormley / Turnford Conservative 2007 Paolo Caruso No
  1. ^ Joanne Welch elected as a Conservative in 2007.
  2. ^ Eddy Rowland stood in Broxbourne Ward in 2011.
  3. ^ Richard Greenhill stood in Theobalds Ward in 2011.

Election results[edit]

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Broxbourne Local Election Result 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 1 0 +1 92.31 63.09 15,834 +3.40
  Labour 1 0 0 0 7.69 26.15 6,563 +5.06
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 4.73 1,188 +4.73
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.38 596 +2.38
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 1.93 484 +1.93
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 1.72 432 -9.54
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 -7.96

Results summary[edit]

An election was held in all 13 wards on Thursday 5 May 2011 with the Conservative Party winning 12 of the 13 seats, making a gain in Cheshunt North Ward from an Independent.

This was the first Broxbourne Council Election where the English Democrats and United Kingdom Independence Party had fielded candidates. All four of the English Democrat candidates at this election had previously stood for the British National Party in the 2010 Broxbourne Borough Election. This was the first Broxbourne Borough Election since 2000 where the British National Party had failed to field any candidates.

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

This was the final Broxbourne Council Election before boundary changes take place in 2012. The boundary changes will reduce the number of wards from 13 to 10 and the number of Borough Councillors from 38 to 30. The next Local Government Election is scheduled for Thursday 3 May 2012 when all 30 of the new seats will be contested

Shortly after the May 2011 election, Councillor Jason Brimson (elected May 2010) resigned from his Cheshunt Central Seat. At the subsequent by-election held on 30 June 2011, Councillor Tony Siracusa (Conservative) was elected leaving the political balance of the council unchanged.[3]

In November 2011 Councillor Keith Bellamy (Rye Park Ward) was suspended by the Conservative Party.[4]

As a result of this, the political balance of the Council changed to:

Broxbourne Council Cabinet 2011 - 2012[edit]

Coinciding with this election was a move to a Leader & Cabinet system from the previously operated Committee system (Alternative Sec 31)

Name Portfolio Ward
Paul Mason Leader of the Council Broxbourne
David Lewis Finance & Personnel (Deputy Leader of the Council) Rosedale
Hazel Jackson Direct Services Bury Green
Jim Metcalf Housing & Regeneration Wormley & Turnford
Paul Seeby Community Flamstead End
Martin Kennaugh Cabinet Secretary Bury Green

Ward results[edit]

Broxbourne Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eddy Rowland 1,601 72.51
Labour Ray Cook 338 15.31
Liberal Democrat Kirstie De Rivaz 269 12.18
Majority 1,263
Turnout 2,208 43.95
Conservative hold Swing
Bury Green Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hazel Jackson 1,035 60.31
Labour Ed Hopwood 389 22.67
English Democrat Chris Francis 292 17.02
Majority 646
Turnout 1,716 35.88
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt Central Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ray Hannam 1,405 67.91
Labour Ron McCole 423 20.44
English Democrat Ramon Johns 241 11.65
Majority 982
Turnout 2,069 36.81
Conservative hold Swing
Cheshunt North Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Hart 1,175 62.63
Labour Peter Alford 495 26.39
Independent Joanne Welch 206 10.98
Majority 680
Turnout 1,876 33.76
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Flamstead End Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sue Ball-Greenwood 1,412 76.24
Labour Bernice Paulin-Booth 440 23.76
Majority 972
Turnout 1,852 35.58
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Pearce 1,904 81.19
Labour Cherry Robbins 441 18.81
Majority 1,463
Turnout 2,345 37.65
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Justin Evans 1,446 66.24
Labour Paul Hillyard 435 19.93
UKIP Albert Nicholas 302 13.83
Majority 1,011
Turnout 2,183 39.70
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon Town Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Hill 1,067 55.93
Labour Alex Harvey 400 20.96
Independent Lyndsey Leeden 278 14.57
Liberal Democrat Peter Huse 163 8.54
Majority 667
Turnout 1,908 34.44
Conservative hold Swing
Rosedale Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dee Hart 642 53.95
English Democrat Steve McCole 334 28.07
Labour George Panayiotopoulos 214 17.98
Majority 308
Turnout 1,190 35.50
Conservative hold Swing
Rye Park Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Infantino 945 51.93
Labour Annette Marples 581 31.92
UKIP David Platt 294 16.15
Majority 364
Turnout 1,820 34.90
Conservative hold Swing
Theobalds Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Ames 1,293 61.22
Labour Richard Greenhill 819 38.78
Majority 474
Turnout 2,112 38.20
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Harvey 1,045 61.33
Conservative Tony Siracusa 659 38.67
Majority 386
Turnout 1,704 33.13
Labour hold Swing
Wormley & Turnford Ward Result 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anna Pilikos 1,250 59.13
Labour Tom Stone 543 25.69
English Democrat William Dewick 321 15.18
Majority 707
Turnout 2,114 30.93
Conservative hold Swing

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trailer - Local Elections May 2011". UK Local Government Information. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Hoddesdon-and-Broxbourne/Councillor-pleads-not-guilty-to-failing-to-provide-a-specimen-05122011.htm
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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