Blackpool Borough Council election, 2011

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Blackpool Council election, 2011
2007 ←
5 May 2011 → 2015

All 42 council seats
Turnout 37.41%
  First party Second party
 
Leader Simon Blackburn Peter Callow
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 2009
Last election 12 seats, 34.4% 27 seats, 47.3%
Seats won 27 14
Seat change Increase15 Decrease13
Popular vote 38,828 32,024
Percentage 50.2% 41.4%
Swing Increase15.8% Decrease5.9%
This is a summary. See the complete results below.

Leader of Largest Party before election

Peter Callow
Conservative

Subsequent Leader of Largest Party

Simon Blackburn
Labour

Map of results of 2011 election

The 2011 Blackpool Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of the unitary Blackpool Borough Council in England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party gained overall control of the council from the Conservative party.[1]

Election result[edit]

The results saw Blackpool Labour gain 15 seats to take control from the Conservatives.[2] Conservative councillors who lost seats included the deputy leader of the party Ian Fowler and the cabinet member for education, Peter Collins.[3] Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats were reduced to just one councillor, Douglas Green.[3] Overall turnout at the election was 37.41%.[4]

The Conservative leader of the council Peter Callow said the Labour result was "well-earned" and that cuts made by the national government were to blame for the Conservative losses.[2] Meanwhile the Labour leader Simon Blackburn called the result "very pleasing, but not unexpected".[2]

Blackpool Local Election Result 2011[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 27 15 0 +15 64.3 50.2 38,828 +15.8%
  Conservative 14 1 14 -13 33.3 41.4 32,024 -5.9%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 2 -2 2.4 5.2 4,010 -8.7%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1,511 +1.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 861 +0.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 112 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Ancorsholme[edit]

Anchorsholme (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tony Williams 1,202 25.49% +6.18%
Conservative Paul Galley 1,107 23.47% +4.95%
Labour Danny Bradford 970 20.57% +7.05%
Labour Rosemary Southern 883 18.72% +4.49%
Liberal Democrat Jon Bamborough 318 6.74% -11.37%
Liberal Democrat Gill Jackson 236 5.00% -11.30%
Turnout 47.7 -2.0%
Conservative hold Swing +8.8%
Conservative hold Swing +8.2%

Bispham[edit]

Bispham (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Don Clapham 1,187 30.53% -1.40%
Conservative Henry Mitchell 1,065 27.40% -3.21%
Labour Kathryn Benson 743 19.11% +7.05%
Labour Bob Harrison 681 17.52% +7.45%
Liberal Democrat Anne Heyworth 211 5.43% -1.11%
Turnout 41.7 -3.0%
Conservative hold Swing -4.2%
Conservative hold Swing -5.4%

Bloomfield[edit]

Bloomfield (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Cain 849 32.79% +16.85%
Labour Mary Smith 777 30.01% +12.84%
Conservative Irene James 322 12.44% +1.59%
Conservative Michael Ruane 282 10.89% +1.52%
UKIP Hamish Howitt 159 6.14% -0.46%
UKIP Len Booth 146 5.64% +5.64%
Liberal Democrat Michael Hodkinson 54 2.09% -16.90%
Turnout 26.5 -3.4%
Labour hold Swing +7.5%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +16.9%

Brunswick[edit]

Brunswick (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Coleman 1,059 31.73% +4.90%
Labour Simon Blackburn 1,049 31.43% +5.31%
Conservative Timothy Cox 472 14.14% -6.15%
Conservative Geoff Hodson 435 13.03% -5.88%
UKIP Robert McDowell 176 5.27% +5.27%
UKIP Colin Porter 147 4.40% -3.45%
Turnout 33.8 +3.4%
Labour hold Swing +5.5%
Labour hold Swing +5.6%

Claremont[edit]

Claremont (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivan Taylor 1,031 34.18% +7.9%
Labour Sylvia Taylor 965 32.00% +8.6%
Conservative Brian Bell 450 14.92% -2.7%
Conservative Ian Benson 419 13.89% -2.2%
Liberal Democrat David Charles-Cully 151 5.01% -4.5%
Turnout 28.3 +0.5%
Labour hold Swing +5.3%
Labour hold Swing +5.4%

Clifton[edit]

Clifton (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Greenhalgh 1,090 33.39% +8.69%
Labour Adrian Hutton 911 27.91% +6.23%
Conservative Joe Best 567 17.37% -5.73%
Conservative Marlene Ruane 475 14.55% -7.13%
Independent Michael Carr 221 6.77% -14.91%
Turnout 34.9 +0.2%
Labour hold Swing +7.2%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.7%

Greenlands[edit]

Greenlands (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Wright 861 21.6% +1.9%
Labour Chris Ryan 851 21.4% +4.2%
Conservative Steve Houghton 816 20.5% -3.3%
Conservative Angela Brown 758 19.0% -3.2%
Independent Julian Mineur 295 7.4% +7.4%
UKIP John Bebbington 258 6.5% +6.5%
Liberal Democrat Carole Bate 142 3.6% -1.7%
Turnout 3,981 40.4 -0.1%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.6%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.2%

Hawes Side[edit]

Hawes Side (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Hardy 1,244 34.6% +12.8%
Labour Val Haynes 1,177 32.7% +11.8%
Conservative Pam Knight 616 17.1% -1.5%
Conservative Bev Warren 563 14.4% -0.9%
Turnout 3,600 35.4 -0.1%
Labour hold Swing +7.2%
Labour hold Swing +6.4%

Highfield[edit]

Highfield (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lily Henderson 868 23.9% '-4.4%
Labour Chris Maughan 849 23.3% +9.2%
Conservative Susan Fowler 777 21.4% -6.7%
Labour James Sorah 701 19.3% +5.3%
Independent Robert Mottershead 345 9.5% +9.5%
Liberal Democrat Robert Osinski 99 2.7% -4.0%
Turnout 3,639 38.6 -5.8%
Conservative hold Swing -4.9%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.0%

Ingthorpe[edit]

Ingthorpe (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kath Rowson 1,135 27.6% +3.9%
Labour Amy Cross 1,013 24.7% +2.9%
Conservative Sheila Haskett 633 15.4% -8.7%
Conservative Tony Normington 633 15.4% -7.3%
Liberal Democrat Steven Bate 477 11.6% +3.9%
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Newman 215 5.2% +5.2%
Turnout 4,106 42.4 -1.5%
Labour hold Swing +5.6%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.8%

Layton[edit]

Layton (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Boughton 1,091 28.7% +7.2%
Labour Martin Mitchell 921 24.2% +2.8%
Conservative Sue Ridyard 837 22.0% -3.6%
Conservative Roy Haskett 817 21.5% -2.1%
Liberal Democrat Steven Farley 141 3.7% -4.3%
Turnout 3,807 39.0 -2.5%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.4%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.5%

Marton[edit]

Marton (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jim Houldsworth 997 25.7% -0.5%
Labour Debbie Coleman 984 25.4% +12.7%
Labour Jim Elmes 932 24.0% +12.9%
Conservative David Christy 816 21.0% -5.3%
Liberal Democrat Betty Newman 151 3.9% -0.6%
Turnout 3,880 38.7 -9.3%
Conservative hold Swing -6.6%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.0%

Norbreck[edit]

Norbreck (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maxine Callow 1,467 31.5% -6.0%
Conservative Peter Callow 1,465 31.5% -5.2%
Labour Betty Bradford 886 19.0% +8.7%
Labour Roy Lewis 840 18.0% +8.6%
Turnout 4,658 48.0 -0.2%
Conservative hold Swing -7.4%
Conservative hold Swing -6.9%

Park[edit]

Park (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gillian Campbell 1,084 30.3% +9.2%
Labour Brian Doherty 1,083 30.3% +10.2%
Conservative Peter Collins 784 21.9% +4.8%
Conservative Kevin Wilson 632 17.6% +1.1%
Turnout 3,583 37.3 +4.8%
Labour hold Swing +7.0%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.6%

Squires Gate[edit]

Squires Gate (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christian Cox 821 21.1% +7.4%
Liberal Democrat Douglas Green 698 17.9% -10.1%
Conservative Richard Brodowski 653 16.8% +2.9%
Labour Pat Carson 636 16.4% +9.1%
Labour Robert Wood 624 16.0% +10.0%
Liberal Democrat Susan Close 457 11.8% -18.4%
Turnout 3,889 40.3 -5.0%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +12.9%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -6.5%

Stanley[edit]

Stanley (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Evans 1,082 24.6% -9.3%
Conservative Andrew Stansfield 974 22.2% -9.4%
Labour Pamela Jackson 943 21.5% +7.1%
Labour John Jones 869 19.8% +7.0%
UKIP Jacqueline Bleeker 227 5.2% +5.2%
UKIP Martin Bleeker 213 4.8% +4.8%
Liberal Democrat Eric Close 88 2.0% -5.3%
Turnout 4,396 43.4 +2.6%
Conservative hold Swing -8.2%
Conservative hold Swing -8.2%

Talbot[edit]

Talbot (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Riding 892 29.0% '+8.2%
Labour Mark Smith 854 27.8% +8.1%
Conservative Charlie Docherty 697 22.7% -2.9%
Conservative Mike Warren 629 20.5% -4.4%
Turnout 3,072 29.9 +0.3%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.6%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.3%

Tyldesley[edit]

Tyldesley (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allan Matthews 1,137 31.6% +9.4%
Labour Eddie Collett 1,105 30.7% +9.2%
Conservative Jim Price 689 19.1% -4.8%
Conservative Roger Stansfield 667 18.5% -4.5%
Turnout 3,598 35.6 +1.1%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +7.1%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing + 6.9%

Victoria[edit]

Victoria (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Jackson 1,221 37.1% +10.7%
Labour David Owen 1,088 33.1% +10.8%
Conservative Sharon Sanderson-Robert 519 15.8% -2.0%
Conservative Pat Francioni 461 14.0% -3.7%
Turnout 3,289 33.7 +3.4%
Labour hold Swing +6.4%
Labour hold Swing +7.3%

Warbreck[edit]

Warbreck (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joyce Delves 938 25.6% -1.3%
Conservative Tony Brown 911 24.9% -1.3%
Labour Steven Hemingway 621 17.0% +5.8%
Labour Doreen Peters 582 15.9% +5.6%
Liberal Democrat Kevan Benfold 185 5.1% -3.8%
UKIP Alex Ewan 185 5.1% +5.1%
Liberal Democrat Joleen Rixon 124 3.4% -5.3%
Green Philip Mitchell 112 3.1% +3.1%
Turnout 3,658 37.4 -3.8%
Conservative hold Swing -3.6%
Conservative hold Swing -3.5%

Waterloo[edit]

Waterloo (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David O'Hara 937 27.7% +7.1%
Conservative Tony Lee 793 23.5% -3.9%
Conservative Ian Fowler 728 21.5% -5.0%
Labour Tasurraf Shah 659 19.5% +2.4%
Liberal Democrat Alma Rollinson 263 7.8% -0.6%
Turnout 3,380 34.6 -1.7%
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.5%
Conservative hold Swing -3.7%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Labour gains as Tories lose three Lancashire councils". BBC News Online. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Labour take control of Blackpool". Blackpool Gazette. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Election results finalised". Blackpool Council. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Local Election Results". Blackpool Council. Retrieved 7 May 2011.