Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2012

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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2012
England
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21 of 63 seats to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Barnsley Independent Conservative
Seats won 52 6 5
Seat change Increase9 Decrease7 Decrease1
Popular vote 29,368 10,268 5,633
Percentage 56.5 19.8 10.8
Swing Increase3.2 Decrease0.6 Decrease4.5

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 0
Seat change Decrease1
Popular vote 1,528
Percentage 2.9
Swing Increase1.8

Council control before election

Labour Party (UK)

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

2012 local election results in Barnsley

The 2012 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England. One third of the council will be up for election.

Overall Results[edit]

Barnsley Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 18 9 0 +9 85.7 56.5 29,368 +3.2
  Barnsley Independent 2 0 7 -7 9.5 19.8 10,268 -0.6
  Conservative 1 0 1 -1 4.8 10.8 5,633 -4.5
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 2,609 +4.5
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 2.9 1,528 +1.8
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 1,171 +0.9
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 839 -5.6
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 248 +0.1
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 184 +0.1
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 125 0
  • +/- figure compared to 2011 result.

Ward Results[edit]

Central Ward[edit]

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Douglas Birkinshaw 1,262 62.4 +31.4
Independent Dave Gibson 347 17.1 −9.3
English Democrat Colin Porter 286 14.1 N/A
Conservative Anne Haynes 129 6.4 −1.7
Majority 915 45.0 +40.6
Turnout 2,024
Labour hold Swing

Cudworth Ward[edit]

Cudworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steve Houghton 1,684 70.5 +21.6
BNP Terry Hubbard 244 10.2 −14.7
UKIP Gill Wright 220 9.2 N/A
Conservative Anne Campbell 124 5.2 −1.8
English Democrat Carol Stacey 115 4.8 N/A
Majority 1,440 60.3 +36.3
Turnout 2,387
Labour hold Swing

Darfield Ward[edit]

Darfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Caroline Saunders 1,142 46.6 +26.7
Barnsley Independent Carmen Hancock 984 40.2 −16.6
English Democrat David Burnett 209 8.5 N/A
Conservative George Hill 115 4.7 −6.3
Majority 1,120 45.7
Turnout 2,450
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing

Darton East Ward[edit]

Darton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lesley Duerden 1,172 45.8 +11.3
Barnsley Independent Sharon Love 910 35.6 N/A
Conservative Howard Pearson 234 9.1 -7.1
English Democrat Sharon Sutton 185 7.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Ben Wilson 58 2.3 -5.0
Majority 262
Turnout 2,559
Labour hold Swing +

Darton West Ward[edit]

Darton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alice Cave 1,608 61.8 +27.3
English Democrat Ian Sutton 505 19.4 N/A
Conservative Sam England 488 18.8 +2.6
Majority 1,103 42.4 +30.0
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Dearne North Ward[edit]

Dearne North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jennifer Worton 1,314 69.1 +28.9
Barnsley Independent Ian Garner 501 26.3 +8.6
Conservative Jonathan Robinson 87 4.6 -4.2
Majority 813
Turnout 1,902
Labour hold Swing

Dearne South Ward[edit]

Dearne South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sharron Brook 1,848 82.5 +48.7
Barnsley Independent Susan Garner 277 12.4 N/A
Conservative Paul Buckley 114 5.1 -0.2
Majority 1,571
Turnout 2,239
Labour hold Swing

Dodworth Ward[edit]

Dodworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Phillip Birkinshaw 1,396 48.9 +0.2
Labour Tony Wright 1,165 40.8 +20.8
Conservative Andrew Barr 292 10.2 -5.2
Majority 231
Turnout 2,893
Barnsley Independent hold Swing

Hoyland Milton Ward[edit]

Hoyland Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mick Stowe 1,524 56.2 +6.9
Barnsley Independent Damion Krska 635 23.4 -9.1
English Democrat Justin Saxton 243 9.0 +0.2
Conservative Elizabeth Hill 183 6.8 -2.7
TUSC Brian Caton 125 4.6 N/A
Majority 889 32.8
Turnout 2,710
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing

Kingstone Ward[edit]

Kingstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Donna Green 1,099
Barnsley Independent Geoff Bowden 458
English Democrat Nathan Walker 120
BNP Danny Cooke 116
Conservative Clive Watkinson 94
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing

Monk Bretton Ward[edit]

Monk Bretton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steve Green 1,398
Independent Grace Brown 719
BNP Jane Hubbard 286
Conservative Chris Pilkington 116
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Independent Swing

North East Ward[edit]

North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeff Ennis 1,625
Barnsley Independent Stella Milner 1,250
Conservative Peter Murray 137
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing

Old Town Ward[edit]

Old Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phil Davies 1,391
Barnsley Independent Clive Pickering 665
Independent Donald Wood 214
English Democrat David Peace 206
Conservative Howard Oldfield 182
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing

Penistone East Ward[edit]

Penistone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Wilson 1,405
Labour Jill Hayler 1,298
UKIP Glynis Heathcote 629
Majority
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Penistone West Ward[edit]

Penistone West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Starling 1,389
Conservative Steve Webber 1,337
Liberal Democrat Robert Teal 190
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Rockingham Ward[edit]

Rockingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Emma Dures 1,611
Barnsley Independent Steve Sylvester 774
English Democrat Kevin Riddiough 253
Conservative Mike Toon 168
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing

Royston Ward[edit]

Royston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Kyte 1,573
UKIP Jim Johnson 322
Independent Edward Gouthwaite 248
Conservative Gill Milner 117
English Democrat Paul Robinson 73
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

St Helen's Ward[edit]

St. Helen's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah Tattersall 1,387
English Democrat Dean Walker 222
Conservative Lesley Watkinson 85
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Stairfoot Ward[edit]

Stairfoot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wayne Johnson 1,140 46.1 +17.8
Barnsley Independent Fred Clowery 981 39.7 -9.1
BNP Sandra Baker 193 7.8 -6.2
Conservative Delia Weldon 102 4.1 -4.9
Socialist Labour Frank Watson 58 2.3 N/A
Majority 159
Turnout 2,474
Labour gain from Barnsley Independent Swing

Wombwell Ward[edit]

Wombwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Morgan 1,769
Barnsley Independent Trevor Smith 329
English Democrat Gary Carnell 192
Conservative Alex Wilkinson 124
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Worsbrough Ward[edit]

Worsbrough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barnsley Independent Gill Carr 1,108
Labour Kevin Williams 969
Socialist Labour Terry Robinson 126
Conservative Helen Smith 124
Majority
Turnout
Barnsley Independent hold Swing

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