Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2011

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Map of the results of the 2011 Barnsley council election.

The 2011 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 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 make 5 gains from the Barnsley Independent Group to have 43 councillors and a 23-vote majority.[2] The Barnsley Independent Group dropped to 13 seats,[2] while the Conservative party stayed on 6 seats[3] and there remained 1 other independent.[2] Labour defeated sitting councillors for the Barnsley Independent Group in Hoyland Milton, Kingstone, Old Town and Rockingham wards.[2] They also gained Darfield where the sitting councillor had stood down at the election, with the successful Labour candidate being a former Member of the European Parliament Brian Key.[2] The Labour leader of the council, Steve Houghton, called on his party not to be complacent after their gains, while the leader of the Barnsley Independent Group called the results "a bitter blow".[4]

Among other results, Jane Collins for the United Kingdom Independence Party, following her second place in the 2011 Barnsley Central by-election, came third in Monk Bretton ward.[5] Meanwhile, the British National Party, after putting up 19 candidates, failed to come close to taking any seats.[5] Overall turnout in the election was 36.3%.[6]

Councillors elected in 2007 ended their term in 2011. The change in vote shares in compared to this corresponding election.

Barnsley Local Election Result 2011[2][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 17 5 0 +5 81.0 53.3 34,187 +9.1%
  Barnsley Independent 2 0 5 -5 9.5 20.4 13,077 +0.9%
  Conservative 2 0 0 0 9.5 15.3 9,810 -1.8%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 7.2 4,645 -5.0%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 902 +1.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 680 +0.3%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 290 +0.5%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 265 -5.7%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 188 +0.3%
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 150 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Changes in vote are calculated from the corresponding elections in 2007.

Central[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin Dyson 1,577 61.6 +18.4
BNP Colin Porter 289 11.3 -14.5
Conservative Elizabeth Hill 281 11.0 +2.5
Barnsley Independent Damion Krska 263 10.3 -12.2
TUSC Jack Hetherington 150 5.9 N/A
Majority 1,288 50.3 +19.0
Turnout 2,560 32.2 -11.3
Labour hold Swing
Cudworth[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charlie Wraith 2,002 73.5 -1.0
BNP Terry Hubbard 444 16.3 N/A
Conservative Kirk Dyson 278 10.2 -15.3
Majority 1,558 57.2 +17.0
Turnout 2,724 33.7 -22.2
Labour hold Swing
Darfield[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Key 1,541 50.2 +21.1
Barnsley Independent Carmen Hancock-Jones 1,091 35.6 -9.3
Conservative Gordon Wilkinson 239 7.8 +1.2
BNP David Burnett 197 6.4 -7.0
Majority 450 14.7 +2.3
Turnout 3,068 38.2 -18.4
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing
Darton East[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roy Miller 1,660 51.8 +11.8
Barnsley Independent John Race 894 27.9 +10.1
Conservative Garry Needham 363 11.3 -2.2
BNP Sharon Sutton 170 5.3 -11.9
Liberal Democrat Joni Hood 117 3.7 N/A
Majority 766 23.9
Turnout 3,204 38.1 -22.8
Labour hold Swing
Darton West[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Burgess 2,041 62.9 +19.9
Conservative Clive Watkinson 769 23.7 +11.7
BNP Ian Sutton 435 13.4 -13.6
Majority 1,272 39.2 +16.2
Turnout 3,245 39.3 -25.6
Labour hold Swing
Dearne North[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Gardiner 1,665 69.0 +22.1
Barnsley Independent Kurt Garner 501 20.8 +16.1
BNP Nathan Walker 246 10.2 -11.4
Majority 1,164 48.3 +6.1
Turnout 2,412 29.8 -18.4
Labour hold Swing
Dearne South[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ralph Sixsmith 2,183 76.2 +30.3
BNP Raymond Hinchliffe 270 9.4 -13.2
Conservative Paul Buckley 207 7.2 +2.4
Barnsley Independent Susan Garner 206 7.2 N/A
Majority 1,913 66.7 +45.0
Turnout 2,866 32.3 -21.8
Labour hold Swing
Dodworth[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Brian Perrin 1,564 45.0 +7.1
Labour Dave Leech 1,199 34.5 +6.4
Conservative Hamish Toon 494 14.2 -0.2
BNP Alan Brown 222 6.4 -6.7
Majority 365 10.5 +9.0
Turnout 3,479 44.2 -22.1
Barnsley Independent hold Swing
Hoyland Milton[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tim Shepherd 1,630 49.3 +5.9
Barnsley Independent Barry Lipscombe 1,075 32.5 +14.6
Conservative Sam England 314 9.5 +0.0
English Democrat Kevin Riddiough 290 8.8 N/A
Majority 555 16.8 -5.2
Turnout 3,309 36.2 -10.5
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing
Kingstone[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tom Sheard 1,160 48.0 +5.0
Barnsley Independent Geoff Bowden 870 36.0 +2.5
BNP Peter Robinson 195 8.1 -4.8
Conservative Howard Pearson 193 8.0 -2.6
Majority 290 12.0 +2.5
Turnout 2,418 31.1 -20.7
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing
Monk Bretton[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Sheard 1,292 48.0 +4.7
Barnsley Independent Clive Pickering 560 20.8 -8.3
UKIP Jane Collins 452 16.8 N/A
BNP Jane Hubbard 252 9.4 -7.7
Conservative Michael Toon 135 5.0 -5.5
Majority 732 27.2 +13.0
Turnout 2,691 32.7
Labour hold Swing
North East[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Dave North 1,716 46.8 +3.2
Labour Chris Sykes 1,388 37.9 -0.5
Conservative Gill Millner 231 6.3 +0.6
BNP Winnifred Dashwood 210 5.7 -1.0
Independent Tony Devoy 122 3.3 N/A
Majority 328 8.9
Turnout 3,667 37.2
Barnsley Independent hold Swing
Old Town[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anita Cherryholme 1,673 52.8 +31.1
Barnsley Independent John Love 951 30.0 +1.9
Conservative Andrew Barr 331 10.5 +1.9
BNP John Curtis 211 6.7 -7.4
Majority 722 22.8
Turnout 3,166 37.5
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing
Penistone East[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Hand-Davis 2,577 58.7 +9.7
Labour Jill Hayler 1,811 41.3 +17.6
Majority 766 17.5
Turnout 4,388 48.2
Conservative hold Swing
Penistone West[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann Rusby 1,836 47.2 +6.2
Labour Peter Starling 1,298 33.4 +17.5
Independent Mick Drewry 558 14.4 N/A
BNP Paul James 195 5.0 -3.6
Majority 538 13.8 -1.4
Turnout 3,887 43.5 -22.7
Conservative hold Swing
Rockingham[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Lamb 1,846 50.5 +7.9
Barnsley Independent Steven Sylvester 1,263 34.6 -11.0
Conservative George Hill 333 9.1 -2.7
BNP Peter Shirt 210 5.8 N/A
Majority 583 16.0 -3.8
Turnout 3,652 42.2 -18.6
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing
Royston[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tracy Cheetham 1,570 59.5 +14.8
UKIP James Johnson 450 17.1 N/A
Conservative Alex Wilkinson 244 9.2 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Ben Wilson 148 5.6 -15.7
Socialist Labour Eddie Gouthwaite 114 4.3 N/A
BNP Paul Harris 113 4.3 -9.0
Majority 1,120 42.4 +19.2
Turnout 2,639 31.9 -24.5
Labour hold Swing
St. Helens[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jenny Platts 1,713 79.3 +21.7
BNP Dean Walker 261 12.1 -4.5
Conservative Lesley Watkinson 185 8.6 +1.5
Majority 1,452 67.3 +14.1
Turnout 2,159 28.1 -19.8
Labour hold Swing
Stairfoot[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Karen Dyson 1,755 61.1 +19.6
Barnsley Independent Daniel Pickering 622 21.7 -6.4
BNP Susan Harris 261 9.1 -5.7
Conservative Chris Pilkington 233 8.1 +3.0
Majority 1,133 39.5 +24.8
Turnout 2,871 34.1 -18.5
Labour hold Swing
Wombwell[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dick Wraith 1,887 65.8 +6.6
Barnsley Independent Jane Townsend 440 15.3 +0.6
Conservative Keith Jenner 323 11.3 -0.3
BNP Shane Parker 218 7.6 -6.9
Majority 1,447 50.5 +9.7
Turnout 2,868 33.3 -19.2
Labour hold Swing
Worsbrough[2][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Betty Barlow 1,296 44.4 +9.2
Barnsley Independent Raymond Levitt 1,061 36.3 +4.7
BNP Daniel Cooke 246 8.4 -9.0
Conservative Peter Murray 244 8.4 +2.9
Socialist Labour Terry Robinson 74 2.5 N/A
Majority 235 8.0 -11.9
Turnout 2,921 38.7 -18.3
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

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