2012 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2012
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21 Seats up for Election
  First party Second party
 
Leader Dave Goddard Andrew Verdeille
Party Liberal Democrat Labour
Leader's seat Offerton Reddish South
Seats before 31 16
Seats won 10 8
Seats after 28 21
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 5

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Syd Lloyd Peter Burns
Party Conservative Heald Green Ratepayers
Leader's seat Bredbury Green & Romiley Heald Green
Seats before 11 3
Seats won 2 1
Seats after 10 3
Seat change Decrease 1 Steady

Stockport UK local election 2012 map.svg
Map showing the results the 2012 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats, blue shows the Conservatives, yellow shows the Liberal Democrats and green the Heald Green Ratepayers.

Council Leader before election

Dave Goddard
Liberal Democrat

Subsequent Council Leader

Sue Derbyshire
Liberal Democrat

The 2012 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] It was on the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2012.

The state of the parties after the election was:[2]

Party Seats   +/-   % votes
Liberal Democrat 28 –3
Labour 21 +5
Conservative 10 –1
Heald Green Ratepayer 3 0
People Matter 1 0

Ward results[edit]

An asterisk denotes an incumbent.

Bramhall North ward[edit]

Bramhall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Linda Holt* 2,291 52.26 −4.01
Liberal Democrat Helen Foster-Grime 1,572 35.86 −1.46
Labour Brian Harrop 521 11.88 +9.30
Majority 719 16.40
Turnout 4,413 41.36
Conservative hold Swing

Bramhall South ward[edit]

Bramhall South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Bagnall* 1,900 49.48 −9.93
Liberal Democrat Pauline Banham 1,007 26.22 −7.20
Labour Beryl Dykes 389 10.13 +6.47
UKIP David Perry 342 8.91 +5.40
Green Ross White 202 5.26 N/A
Majority 893 23.26
Turnout 3,852 39.32
Conservative hold Swing

Bredbury & Woodley ward[edit]

Bredbury & Woodley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christine Corris 1,333 41.19 −19.76
Labour Roy Driver 1,152 35.60 +26.08
Conservative Chris Kelly 469 14.49 −15.04
BNP Andy Webster 282 8.71 N/A
Majority 181 5.59
Turnout 3,252 29.95
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Bredbury Green & Romiley ward[edit]

Bredbury Green & Romiley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Hazel Lees * 1,594 41.14 −6.82
Conservative Sally Bennett 1,332 34.37 −10.94
Labour Kathryn Priestley 790 20.39 +13.66
BNP Tony Dean 159 4.10 N/A
Majority 262 6.76
Turnout 3,888 35.62
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Brinnington & Central ward[edit]

Brinnington & Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andy Sorton 1,677 70.40 +32.95
UKIP Phil Lewis 281 11.80 N/A
Liberal Democrat John Reid 196 8.23 −38.69
Conservative Stephen Holgate 158 6.63 −2.98
Independent John Heginbotham 70 2.94 N/A
Majority 1,396 58.61
Turnout 2,387 23.30
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Cheadle & Gatley ward[edit]

Cheadle & Gatley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Keith Holloway 2,030 42.52 −2.92
Conservative Mick Jones 1,770 37.08 −8.72
Labour Colin Owen 974 20.40 +11.64
Majority 260 5.45
Turnout 4,800 41.33
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Cheadle Hulme North ward[edit]

Cheadle Hulme North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Pantall 1,762 52.44 −4.39
Labour Emily Hewson 985 29.32 +22.78
Conservative Chris Green 613 18.24 −13.01
Majority 777 23.13
Turnout 3,384 33.27
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Chealde Hulme South ward[edit]

Cheadle Hulme South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lenny Grice* 1,876 46.86 −4.47
Conservative Julie Smith-Jones 1,157 28.90 −10.54
Labour Theo Smith 579 14.46 +11.43
UKIP Cyril Peake 391 9.77 +6.85
Majority 719 17.96
Turnout 4,015 37.76
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Davenport & Cale Green ward[edit]

Davenport & Cale Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wendy Wild 1,492 45.92 +17.19
Liberal Democrat Ann Smith* 1,235 38.01 −7.39
Conservative Jackie Jones 279 8.59 −10.15
Green Phil Shaw 206 6.34 N/A
Liberal Graham Ogden 37 1.14 N/A
Majority 257 7.91
Turnout 3,260 29.54
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Edgeley & Cheadle Heath ward[edit]

Edgeley & Cheadle Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sheila Bailey* 2,205 74.59 +27.90
Conservative Christine Holgate 284 9.61 −5.91
Liberal Democrat Alan Livingstone 250 8.46 −22.91
Green Camilla Luff 217 7.34 +0.92
Majority 1,921 65.00
Turnout 2,968 27.83
Labour hold Swing

Hazel Grove ward[edit]

Hazel Grove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kevin Hogg* 1,736 42.05 −12.80
Conservative Oliver Johnstone 1,668 40.41 +1.39
Labour Catherine Sheppard 724 17.54 +11.41
Majority 68 1.65
Turnout 4,148 37.63
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Heald Green ward[edit]

Heald Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Burns* 2,303 70.28 +1.76
Labour Martin Miller 423 12.91 +7.70
Liberal Democrat David Robert-Jones 214 6.53 −2.77
Conservative Patricia Leck 208 6.35 −4.11
BNP Richard Skill 129 3.94 −2.59
Majority 1,880 57.37
Turnout 3,284 32.89
Independent hold Swing

Heatons North ward[edit]

Heatons North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Sedgwick 1,913 47.90 +22.34
Conservative Barbara Judson 1,553 38.88 −13.99
Green Janet Cuff 364 9.11 +0.53
Liberal Democrat Andrew Rawling 164 4.11 −5.04
Majority 360 9.01
Turnout 4,008 38.13
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Heatons South ward[edit]

Heatons South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Foster* 2,706 67.85 +22.55
Conservative Bryan Lees 869 21.79 −15.24
Liberal Democrat Ronald Axtell 274 6.87 −3.42
BNP Sheila Spink 139 3.49 N/A
Majority 1,837 46.06
Turnout 4,002 36.58
Labour hold Swing

Manor ward[edit]

Manor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sue Derbyshire* 1,415 44.32 −1.07
Labour Walter Barrett 1,391 43.56 +20.19
Conservative Leslie Judson 235 7.36 −10.07
BNP Duncan Warner 152 4.76 −9.06
Majority 24 0.75
Turnout 3,211 30.52
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Marple North ward[edit]

Marple North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Candler* 1,700 41.77 −9.48
Conservative Annette Finnie 1,098 26.98 −8.62
Labour David Rowbottom 574 14.10 +9.01
UKIP Ray Jones 374 9.19 N/A
Green Maggie Preston 294 7.22 −0.84
Independent Barry Minshall 30 0.74 N/A
Majority 602 14.79
Turnout 4,076 41.34
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Marple South ward[edit]

Marple South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Shan Alexander* 1,906 49.79 −1.82
Conservative Carl Rydings 906 23.67 −11.33
Labour Clifford Stanway 549 14.34 +10.54
UKIP Tony Moore 467 12.20 +7.14
Majority 1,000 26.12
Turnout 3,851 39.57
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Offerton ward[edit]

Dave Goddard had been the leader of Stockport Council before he lost his seat in this election. Laura Booth left Labour in 2014[3] and joined the Lib Dems in 2015.[4] She was re-elected as the Lib Dem councillor for Offerton in 2016.[5]

Offerton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Laura Booth 1,346 36.81 +26.88
Liberal Democrat Dave Goddard* 1,301 35.58 −13.22
Conservative Steve Rodriquez 661 18.07 −4.05
UKIP Harry Perry 349 9.54 N/A
Majority 45 1.23
Turnout 3,663 34.95
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Reddish North ward[edit]

Reddish North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kate Butler 2,027 69.39 +20.86
Conservative Julia Whelan 365 12.50 −12.80
BNP Paul Bennett 329 11.26 −3.29
Liberal Democrat Louise Shaw 200 6.85 −4.77
Majority 1,662 56.90
Turnout 2,933 27.26
Labour hold Swing

Reddish South ward[edit]

Reddish South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andy Verdeille* 2,028 70.22 +20.74
Conservative Anthony Hannay 390 13.50 −19.33
Liberal Democrat Norman Beverley 278 9.63 −8.06
BNP Ged Williams 192 6.65 N/A
Majority 1,638 56.72
Turnout 2,905 27.83
Labour hold Swing

Stepping Hill ward[edit]

Stepping Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Wendy Orrell 1,422 39.07 −14.40
Conservative John Wright 955 26.24 −10.34
Labour Janet Rothwell 815 22.39 +16.38
UKIP Izzy Bolton 229 6.29 N/A
Green Ken Pease 219 6.02 +2.07
Majority 467 12.83
Turnout 3,654 37.50
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Contact Your Councillor". Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
  3. ^ Brown, Richard (25 October 2014). "Stockport Labour compared to North Korean dictatorship after 'bullying' storm sees two cllrs quit". Mancunian Matters. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  4. ^ Fitzgerald, Todd (28 April 2015). "Laura Booth joins Liberal Democrats and supports General Election candidate Lisa Smart". Manchester Evening News. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Election results for Offerton". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC.