Amber Valley Borough Council election, 2008

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Map of the results of the 2008 Amber Valley council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and British National Party in dark blue. Wards in grey were not contested in 2008.

Elections to Amber Valley Borough Council in Derbyshire, England were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party held overall control of the council.

The election saw the British National Party gain two seats from the Labour party in Heanor West and Heanor East and come within one vote in Heanor and Loscoe ward.[1] The councillor for Heanor West, however, resigned from the BNP on 23 February 2012 to become an Independent.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Amber Valley Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 1 0 +1 60.0 47.8 11,489 -0.7%
  Labour 4 0 3 -3 26.7 32.9 7,916 +3.5%
  BNP 2 2 0 +2 13.3 12.2 2,936 +7.4%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 1,222 -8.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 494 +0.9%

Ward results[edit]

Alfreton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marlene Bennett 872 48.2 -0.3
Conservative David Cantrill 731 40.4 +14.9
Liberal Democrat Paul Gibbons 206 11.4 +1.9
Majority 141 7.8 -15.2
Turnout 1,809 29.1 -4.5
Labour hold Swing
Belper Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Nelson 894 60.7 +8.1
Green Dave Wells 292 19.8 +19.8
Labour Ben Hobbs 286 19.4 -12.9
Majority 602 40.9 +20.6
Turnout 1,472 35.2 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Belper North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Cox 797 51.0 +10.2
Labour Ben Bellamy 286 18.3 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Richard Salmon 279 17.8 -15.4
Green Colin Grimley 202 12.9 +12.9
Majority 511 32.7 +28.1
Turnout 1,564 38.9 -0.7
Conservative hold Swing
Codnor & Waingroves
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Emmas-Williams 573 41.7 -11.0
Conservative Robert Philips-Forsyth 572 41.7 +8.7
BNP Alan Warner 228 16.6 +16.6
Majority 1 0.01 -19.7
Turnout 1,373 34.4 +1.4
Labour hold Swing
Heage & Ambergate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Juliette Blake 1,000 68.4 +12.1
Labour Peter Arnold 463 31.6 +1.0
Majority 537 36.8 +11.1
Turnout 1,463 36.8 -2.8
Conservative hold Swing
Heanor & Loscoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Longdon 513 35.6 -7.8
BNP Paul Snell 512 35.5 +4.4
Conservative Jade Wiltshire 417 28.9 +9.5
Majority 1 0.1 -12.2
Turnout 1,442 35.4 -6.6
Labour hold Swing
Heanor East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Cliff Roper 537 36.5 +36.5
Conservative Linda Edwards-Milsom 482 32.7 -3.9
Labour Kenneth Armstrong 454 30.8 -13.6
Majority 55 3.8
Turnout 1,473 32.8 +3.8
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Heanor West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Lewis Allesbrook 727 39.6 +8.4
Labour Celia Cox 560 30.5 -1.5
Conservative Steven Grainger 412 22.4 +8.0
Liberal Democrat Sally McIntosh 137 7.5 +7.5
Majority 167 9.1
Turnout 1,836 38.9 -3.1
BNP gain from Labour Swing
Ironville & Riddings
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jack Brown 900 58.6 +16.1
Labour Robert Johnston 636 41.4 -3.6
Majority 264 17.2
Turnout 1,536 33.6 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Kilburn, Denby & Holbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Bull 1,199 55.2 +7.9
Labour Timothy Benson 441 20.3 -4.3
Liberal Democrat John Banks 277 12.8 +0.7
BNP Cyril Smith 254 11.7 -4.3
Majority 758 34.9 +12.2
Turnout 2,171 35.3 -2.7
Conservative hold Swing
Langley Mill & Aldercar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terry Thorpe 423 44.3 +8.9
Labour Eileen Hamilton 408 42.8 -5.9
Liberal Democrat Keith Falconbridge 123 12.9 +12.9
Majority 15 1.5
Turnout 954 22.9 -2.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Ripley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Bowley 1,259 59.8 +16.9
Labour Charles Cutting 646 30.7 -10.4
Liberal Democrat Christopher Brown 200 9.5 -6.5
Majority 613 29.1 +27.3
Turnout 2,105 31.0 -3.3
Conservative hold Swing
Ripley & Marehay
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ron Ashton 827 49.3 +14.0
Labour Lyndsey Cox 482 28.7 -13.6
BNP Ken Cooper 369 22.0 +10.3
Majority 345 20.6 +13.6
Turnout 1,678 36.1 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing
Shipley Park, Horsley & Horsley Woodhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Mills 1,188 65.1 +6.6
Labour Eric Lancashire 636 34.9 -6.6
Majority 552 30.2 +13.2
Turnout 1,824 40.0 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Somercotes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John McCabe 660 48.6 -14.7
Conservative Sally West 388 28.6 -8.1
BNP John Dudley 309 22.8 +22.8
Majority 272 20.0 -6.6
Turnout 1,357 29.9 +1.9
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BNP gains in Amber Valley local election". Ripley & Heanor News.co.uk. 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2008-08-07.