Amber Valley Borough Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Amber Valley council election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 Amber Valley Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Amber Valley Borough Council in Derbyshire, 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

Campaign[edit]

15 seats were contested in the election by a total of 50 candidates.[3]

The Conservatives campaigned on their record of controlling the council for the previous 10 years, pointing to keeping council tax increases low and plans to regenerate local towns.[4] However Labour pledged to appoint people as area managers who would be a contact point for people to bring any problems and planned to use compulsory purchase orders to bring empty properties into use.[4] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats targeted seats in Belper and Duffield campaigning on regeneration, recycling and litter, while the British National Party hoped to increase on the 2 seats they held in Heanor.[4]

Election result[edit]

The results saw no change in the party balance as Labour held the 8 seats they had been defending and the Conservatives the other 7 seats, meaning the Conservatives remained in control of the council.[5] Neither the Liberal Democrats or British National Party won any seats, with the British National Party vote dropping in Heanor where it held 2 seats.[5]

Amber Valley Local Election Result 2010[2][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 0 0 0 53.3 35.8 17,024 +2.9%
  Conservative 7 0 0 0 46.7 40.2 19,154 -7.6%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 17.5 8,352 +12.4%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 5.7 2,725 -6.5%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 185 +0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 164 +0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Alfreton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Walker 1,805 47.7 -0.5
Conservative David Cantrill 1,094 28.9 -11.5
Liberal Democrat Kieran Harley 566 15.0 +3.6
BNP Michael White 319 8.4 +8.4
Majority 711 18.8 +11.0
Turnout 3,784
Labour hold Swing
Belper East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Tomlinson 1,533 47.9 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Timothy Clark 848 26.5 +8.2
Labour Ben Bellamy 818 25.6 -3.5
Majority 685 21.4
Turnout 3,199
Conservative hold Swing
Belper South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jim Anderson 1,247 43.0 -6.5
Liberal Democrat Emily Bamford 840 28.9 +28.9
Labour Richard Salmon 816 28.1 -2.9
Majority 407 14.0 -4.5
Turnout 2,903
Conservative hold Swing
Codnor and Waingroves[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Parkes 1,159 43.3 +1.6
Conservative Robert Phillips-Forsyth 1,127 42.1 +0.4
BNP Ken Cooper 391 14.6 -2.0
Majority 32 1.2 +1.2
Turnout 2,677
Labour hold Swing
Duffield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Chris Short 1,768 60.2 -3.5
Liberal Democrat Colin Thompson 1,169 39.8 +24.5
Majority 599 20.4 -22.3
Turnout 2,937
Conservative hold Swing
Heanor and Loscoe[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bob Moon 1,264 46.4 +10.8
Conservative Janet Russell 874 32.1 +3.2
BNP Paul Snell 584 21.5 -14.0
Majority 390 14.3 +14.2
Turnout 2,722
Labour hold Swing
Heanor East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Aistrop 1,038 35.9 +5.1
Conservative Alex Stevenson 965 33.3 +0.6
BNP Emma Roper 451 15.6 -20.9
Liberal Democrat Peter Jelf 440 15.2 +15.2
Majority 73 2.5
Turnout 2,894
Labour hold Swing
Heanor West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Jones 1,160 37.6 +7.1
Conservative Linda Edwards-Milsom 970 31.4 +9.0
BNP Maria Riley-Ward 542 17.6 -22.0
Liberal Democrat Gavin Sarkas-Bosman 416 13.5 +6.0
Majority 190 6.2
Turnout 3,088
Labour hold Swing
Ironville and Riddings[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Smith 1,457 48.7 +7.3
Conservative David Harrison 1,087 36.3 -22.3
Liberal Democrat Judith Woolley 448 15.0 +15.0
Majority 370 12.4
Turnout 2,992
Labour hold Swing
Kilburn, Denby and Holbrook[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jean Gemmell 2,097 48.6 -6.6
Labour John Banks 1,352 31.3 +11.0
Liberal Democrat Margaret Tomkins 869 20.1 +7.3
Majority 745 17.3 -17.6
Turnout 4,318
Conservative hold Swing
Langley Mill and Aldecar[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eileen Hamilton 931 38.4 -4.4
Conservative Liam Rhodes 753 31.1 -13.2
Liberal Democrat Christopher Bown 390 16.1 +3.2
National Front Timothy Knowles 185 7.6 +7.6
Independent Jo Ward 164 6.8 +6.8
Majority 178 7.3
Turnout 2,423
Labour hold Swing
Ripley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Liz Bowley 1,779 39.4 -20.4
Labour David Williams 1,662 36.8 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Gibbons 635 14.1 +4.6
BNP Nathan Wilde 438 9.7 +9.7
Majority 117 2.6 -26.5
Turnout 4,514
Conservative hold Swing
Shipley Park, Horsley and Horsley Woodhouse[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kevin Parkinson 1,491 44.7 -20.4
Labour Eric Lancashire 1,112 33.4 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Neil Paget 729 21.9 +21.9
Majority 379 11.4 -18.8
Turnout 3,332
Conservative hold Swing
Somercotes[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Lyttle 1,443 54.9 +6.3
Conservative Kat Moss 759 28.9 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Keith Falconbridge 427 16.2 +16.2
Majority 684 26.0 +6.0
Turnout 2,629
Labour hold Swing
Swanwick[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Allen King 1,610 50.4 +11.7
Labour Timothy Benson 983 30.8 +15.5
Liberal Democrat Michael Bedford 599 18.8 +14.3
Majority 627 19.6 +15.1
Turnout 3,192
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amber Valley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". London: guardian.co.uk. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Amber Valley Borough Council". Derby Telegraph. 28 April 2010. p. 15. 
  4. ^ a b c Green, Kirsty; Jones, Chris (28 April 2010). "Be prepared to vote in the other election that will have big impact on local services". Derby Telegraph. p. 14. 
  5. ^ a b Jones, Caroline (8 May 2010). "Amber Valley Tories follow MP's success by retaining council seats". Derby Telegraph. p. 4. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Local Elections 2010: Amber Valley". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 17 May 2011.