2011 Harlow District Council election

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2011 Harlow District Council election
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11 of the 33 seats to Harlow District Council
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Last election 18 10 5
Seats before 18 11 4
Seats won 4 7 0
Seats after 17 14 2
Seat change Decrease1 Increase3 Decrease2
Popular vote 9,450 10,292 2,419
Percentage 42.3% 46.1% 10.8%

Harlow UK local election 2011 map.svg
Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2011 Harlow District Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2011 Harlow District Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex, 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 2010 the Conservatives controlled the council with 18 seats, compared to 10 for Labour and 5 for the Liberal Democrats.[3] The Liberal Democrat group was reduced further in December 2010 when councillor Manny Doku of Bush Fair ward defected to Labour.[4]

34 candidates stood for the 11 seats contested, with the Conservative and Labour group leaders, Andrew Johnson and Mark Wilkinson, defending seats in Church Langley and Harlow Common wards.[5] The Liberal Democrats were defending 2 seats, but their group leader Chris Millington of Bush Fair ward stood down at the election.[5] Conservative councillor Patrick McClarnon also stood down from his Great Parndon ward, while seats in Staple Tye and Sumners and Kingsmoor were vacant after Conservative councillors Lee and Sarah Dangerfield resigned from the council in November 2010.[5]

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives remained in control of the council with 17 councillors, but Labour made 3 gains to move to 14 seats, while the Liberal Democrats dropped to 2 seats.[2] The Labour gains meant they won 7 of the 11 seats contested in 2011, including taking Staple Tye which previously had been held by the Conservatives before the councillor had resigned from the council.[5][6] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats lost both the seats they had been defending in Bush Fair and Mark Hall to Labour and lost vote share everywhere.[6]

Harlow local election result 2011[6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 3 0 Increase3 63.6 46.1 10,292 Increase9.8
  Conservative 4 0 1 Decrease1 36.4 42.3 9,450 Increase0.7
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 2 Decrease2 0 10.8 2,419 Decrease10.7
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.8 178 Increase0.8

Ward results[edit]

Bush Fair[edit]

Location of Bush Fair ward
Bush Fair[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Beckett 1,113 54.3 +17.9
Conservative Samuel Stopplecamp 501 24.5 -6.1
Liberal Democrat James Rideout 256 12.5 -20.5
UKIP Donald Crane 178 8.7 +8.7
Majority 612 29.9 +26.4
Turnout 2,048 36.4 -25.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Church Langley[edit]

Location of Church Langley ward
Church Langley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Johnson 1,417 66.1 +3.2
Labour Kenneth Lawrie 599 28.0 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Brenda Nichols 127 5.9 -8.0
Majority 818 38.2 -1.5
Turnout 2,143 34.1 -33.5
Conservative hold Swing

Great Parndon[edit]

Location of Great Parndon ward
Great Parndon[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Carter 1,093 52.0 +4.3
Labour Norman Knight 855 40.7 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Pauline Bell 152 7.2 -9.0
Majority 238 11.3 -0.3
Turnout 2,100 41.1 -27.1
Conservative hold Swing

Harlow Common[edit]

Location of Harlow Common ward
Harlow Common[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Wilkinson 1,140 51.0 +10.9
Conservative John Steer 929 41.5 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Laurence Bonwick 167 7.5 -8.5
Majority 211 9.4 +8.0
Turnout 2,236 40.5 -25.0
Labour hold Swing

Little Parndon and Hare Street[edit]

Location of Little Parndon and Hare Street ward
Little Parndon and Hare Street[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Valerie Clark 1,270 59.7 +13.2
Conservative Mark Perrin 722 33.9 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Neil Kerlen 137 6.4 -11.0
Majority 548 25.7 +15.2
Turnout 2,129 36.2 -25.0
Labour hold Swing

Mark Hall[edit]

Location of Mark Hall ward
Mark Hall[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Schroder 913 45.4 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Lesley Rideout 555 27.6 -7.0
Conservative Valerie Gough 542 27.0 -2.8
Majority 358 17.8 +16.8
Turnout 2,010 39.5 -23.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Netteswell[edit]

Location of Netteswell ward
Netteswell[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edna Stevens 959 53.2 +12.1
Conservative Darren Bilmen 636 35.3 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Kuzna Jackson 206 11.4 -15.2
Majority 323 17.9 +9.0
Turnout 1,801 32.9 -26.1
Labour hold Swing

Old Harlow[edit]

Location of Old Harlow ward
Old Harlow[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sue Livings 1,216 54.0 +2.2
Labour Thomas Newens 890 39.5 +7.7
Liberal Democrat Robert Thurston 145 6.4 -9.9
Majority 326 14.5 -5.5
Turnout 2,251 41.6 -27.2
Conservative hold Swing

Staple Tye[edit]

Location of Staple Tye ward
Staple Tye[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dennis Palmer 784 44.6 +10.0
Conservative Andrew Shannon 606 34.5 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Cheryl Hickey 367 20.9 -7.8
Majority 178 10.1
Turnout 1,757 34.1 -23.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Sumners and Kingsmoor[edit]

Location of Summers and Kingsmoor ward
Sumners and Kingsmoor[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Linda Pailing 918 49.7 +4.1
Labour Jacqueline Cross 777 42.0 +8.5
Liberal Democrat Merrick Jackson 153 8.3 -12.5
Majority 141 7.6 -4.5
Turnout 1,848 34.0 -26.8
Conservative hold Swing

Toddbrook[edit]

Location of Toddbrook ward
Toddbrook[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Davis 992 49.2 +5.4
Conservative Michael Hardware 870 43.2 +5.1
Liberal Democrat Christopher Robins 154 7.6 -10.5
Majority 122 6.1 +0.4
Turnout 2,016 37.6 -24.2
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Liberal Democrats lose 11 seats in Chelmsford". BBC News Online. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Local elections 2010". The Guardian. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Disillusioned Lib Dem councillor defects to Labour". Harlow Star. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d Moss, Chris (2 May 2011). "Candidates prepare to lock horns in local elections". Harlow Star. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Moss, Chris (6 May 2011). "Local elections 2011: Tories retain control of Harlow Council". Harlow Star. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Harlow District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015.