Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Barnsley council election. Labour in red, Barnsley Independent Group in white and Conservative in blue.

The 2007 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw Labour retain a majority of 3 with 33 councillors, after losing 2 seats to the Barnsley Independent Group.[2] The Barnsley Independent Group moved to 20 seats after ousting 2 long time Labour councillors Alan Schofield and Alex Vodden.[2] The Conservatives remained on 5 seats, the Liberal Democrats 2 and 3 councillors were non-aligned.[2] The British National Party failed to win any seats, but did come second in the wards of Central, Dearne North and Darton West.[2]

Barnsley Local Election Result 2007[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 2 -2 57.1 39.2 22,589 +1.0%
  Barnsley Independent 7 2 0 +2 33.3 24.5 14,122 -2.0%
  Conservative 2 0 0 0 9.5 14.1 8,110 -1.2%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 12.9 7,412 +5.1%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 5.6 3,235 -2.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 1,881 -0.6%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 307 +0.0%

Ward results[edit]

Central[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Stokes 1,035 43.2 +3.0
BNP Peter Marshall 618 25.8 +10.5
Barnsley Independent Anita Cherryholme 538 22.5 +22.5
Conservative Geoffrey Turvey 204 8.5 +1.7
Majority 417 17.4 +0.5
Turnout 2,395
Labour hold Swing
Cudworth[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charlie Wraith 1,627 74.5 +17.1
Conservative Elizabeth Elders 556 25.5 +19.4
Majority 1,071 49.1 +28.3
Turnout 2,183
Labour hold Swing
Darfield[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent David Wainwright 1,191 44.9 +0.5
Labour Brian Mathers 772 29.1 +0.7
BNP Paul Tibble 355 13.4 +0.1
Conservative Andrea Punshon 175 6.6 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Susan Garner 158 6.0 -1.3
Majority 419 15.8 -0.2
Turnout 2,651
Barnsley Independent hold Swing
Darton East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Miller 1,251 40.0 +10.4
Barnsley Independent Eric Powers 556 17.8 -28.0
BNP Colin Porter 539 17.2 +17.2
Conservative Howard Pearson 421 13.5 -1.0
Independent John Race 361 11.5 +11.5
Majority 695 22.2
Turnout 3,128
Labour hold Swing
Darton West[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Burgess 1,427 43.0 +11.0
BNP Ian Sutton 894 27.0 +3.0
Barnsley Independent Dave Cooper 595 17.9 -11.3
Conservative George Hill 399 12.0 -2.8
Majority 533 16.1 +13.3
Turnout 3,315
Labour hold Swing
Dearne North[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Gardiner 1,013 46.9 -8.4
BNP Neil Bramley 466 21.6 +21.6
Liberal Democrat Ian Garner 464 21.5 -3.3
Conservative Gillian Millner 116 5.4 -1.7
Barnsley Independent Maureen Smith 102 4.7 -8.1
Majority 547 25.3 -5.2
Turnout 2,161
Labour hold Swing
Dearne South[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ken Sanderson 1,347 45.9 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Sarah Brook 785 26.7 -11.5
BNP June Peel 662 22.6 +5.0
Conservative Elizabeth Hill 141 4.8 +2.1
Majority 562 19.1 +15.8
Turnout 2,935
Labour hold Swing
Dodworth[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Brian Perrin 1,178 37.9 -10.2
Labour Pauline Haigh 874 28.1 -7.5
Conservative Stephen Webber 448 14.4 -1.9
BNP Nick Parker 406 13.1 +13.1
Liberal Democrat Aaron King 202 6.5 +6.5
Majority 304 9.8 -2.8
Turnout 3,108
Barnsley Independent hold Swing
Hoyland Milton[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Barry Lipscombe 1,287 47.1 -0.3
Labour Robin Franklin 1,187 43.4 +1.4
Conservative Audrey Marsh 261 9.5 -1.1
Majority 100 3.7 -1.7
Turnout 2,735
Barnsley Independent hold Swing
Kingstone[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Geoff Bowden 1,060 44.3 -9.2
Labour Brian Swaine 841 35.2 +1.8
BNP Paul Ratcliffe 361 15.1 +15.1
Conservative Paul Buckley 129 5.4 -0.9
Majority 219 9.2 -10.9
Turnout 2,391
Barnsley Independent hold Swing
Monk Bretton[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Sheard 1,004 43.3 +3.0
Barnsley Independent Clive Pickering 675 29.1 +4.3
BNP Susan Harris 396 17.1 +2.7
Conservative Michael Toon 244 10.5 +2.3
Majority 329 14.2 -1.3
Turnout 2,319
Labour hold Swing
North East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Dave North 1,475 43.6 +43.6
Labour Alex Vodden 1,299 38.4 -31.5
BNP Robert Garrett 227 6.7 +6.7
Conservative Marjorie Cale-Morgan 193 5.7 -24.4
Liberal Democrat Danny Oates 190 5.6 +5.6
Majority 176 5.2
Turnout 3,384
Barnsley Independent gain from Labour Swing
Old Town[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Sandra Birkinshaw 1,503 55.7 -0.9
Labour Martin Dyson 585 21.7 -2.5
BNP Lance White 380 14.1 +2.7
Conservative Anne Campbell 232 8.6 +0.8
Majority 918 34.0 +1.6
Turnout 2,700
Barnsley Independent hold Swing
Penistone East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Hand-Davis 1,885 49.0
Labour John Tidball 913 23.7
Liberal Democrat Trish Arundel 641 16.7
Barnsley Independent Paul James 410 10.7
Majority 972 25.3
Turnout 3,849
Conservative hold Swing
Penistone West[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steve Marsh 1,451 41.0 +10.0
Independent Richard Jenkins 912 25.8 +25.8
Labour Peter Starling 562 15.9 -7.5
Green Lynda Pickersgill 307 8.7 +0.1
BNP Kelly Thorpe 303 8.6 -3.6
Majority 539 15.2 +8.9
Turnout 3,535
Conservative hold Swing
Rockingham[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Steve Sylvester 1,394 45.6 +14.5
Labour Alan Schofield 1,301 42.6 -3.6
Conservative Dorothy Shaw 360 11.8 +0.9
Majority 93 3.0
Turnout 3,055
Barnsley Independent gain from Labour Swing
Royston[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Newman 1,115 44.7 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Eddie Gouthwaite 531 21.3 +3.5
BNP Paul Harris 332 13.3 -2.7
Barnsley Independent Daniel Pickering 299 12.0 -6.9
Conservative Peter Murray 215 8.6 +0.6
Majority 584 23.4 +3.2
Turnout 2,492
Labour hold Swing
St Helens[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jenny Platts 1,076 57.6 +7.6
Independent Tony Brennan 348 18.6 -20.5
BNP Lisa Brooksbank 311 16.6 +16.6
Conservative Andrew Barr 133 7.1 -3.8
Majority 728 39.0 +28.1
Turnout 1,868
Labour hold Swing
Stairfoot[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Karen Dyson 1,029 41.5 +5.6
Barnsley Independent Mandy Jackson 698 28.1 -13.7
BNP Kevin Noakes 368 14.8 -1.1
Independent Peter Pleasants 260 10.5 +10.5
Conservative Stuart Wilkinson 126 5.1 -1.3
Majority 331 13.3
Turnout 2,481
Labour hold Swing
Wombwell[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dick Wraith 1,432 59.2 +6.0
Barnsley Independent Ray Murdoch 355 14.7 -9.4
BNP David Bailey 350 14.5 -1.1
Conservative Keith Jenner 281 11.6 +4.5
Majority 1,077 44.5 +15.4
Turnout 2,418
Labour hold Swing
Worsbrough[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Betty Barlow 899 35.2 -4.4
Barnsley Independent Gill Carr 806 31.6 +8.4
BNP Malcolm Jennings 444 17.4 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Donald Wood 264 10.3 -4.9
Conservative Mavis Peace 140 5.5 -0.2
Majority 93 3.6 -12.8
Turnout 2,553
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barnsley". BBC News Online. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Labour slip in Barnsley". Yorkshire Post. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "2007 Local Elections". Barnsley Council. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Full list of ward results". Derbyshire Times. 5 May 2007. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.