Cambridge City Council election, 2011
Elections for Cambridge City Council (in Cambridge, England) were held on Thursday 5 May 2011. As the council is elected by thirds, one seat in each of the wards was up for election, with the exception of Cherry Hinton ward where two seats were up for election due to the early retirement of Councillor Stuart Newbold. The vote took place alongside the United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum, 2011 and a Cambridgeshire County Council by-election for Arbury ward.
- 1 Election result
- 2 Ward results
- 3 Cambridgeshire County Council by-election for Arbury division
- 4 Alternative Vote referendum result for Cambridge
- 5 References
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
This result has the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:
|Party||Previous council||New council|
|Trade Unionist & Socialist||0||0|
The Liberal Democrats retained control of the council, albeit with a reduced majority.
Note: in results where, in previous elections, two seats were up for election the party share of the vote is based on an average for those candidates who stood for that particular party in the election.
Changes in party vote is in comparison with the 2010 Cambridge City Council election results.
Councillor Caroline Hart was defending her Abbey seat for the Labour Party.
|Liberal Democrat||Christopher Brown||260||10.3||-16.9|
Councillor Alan Levy was defending his Arbury seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Alan Levy||1,015||31.4||-7.5|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+10.5|
Councillor Tania Zmura retired her seat. Philip Tucker was aiming to retain the vacated seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Philip Tucker||973||33.6||-11.1|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||-10.5|
Cherry Hinton ward
Due to the retirement of Labour Party Councillor Stuart Newbold, two seats were up for election. Councillor Russ McPherson was defending his seat for the Labour Party.
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Edkins||246||8.3||-16.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Joe Ryan||205||6.9||-17.5|
Councillor Jeremy Benstead was defending his Coleridge seat for the Labour Party.
|Liberal Democrat||Thomas Yates||285||9.9||-15.6|
East Chesterton ward
Councillor Clare Blair was defending her East Chesterton seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Clare Blair||912||30.9||-3.5|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+10.9|
King's Hedges ward
Councillor Mike Pitt was defending his King's Hedges seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Pitt||729||32.3||-4.0|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+7.5|
Councillor Michael Dixon retired his seat. Andrea Reiner was aiming to retain the vacated seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Andrea Reiner||754||28.0||-15.0|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||-12.6|
Councillor Julie Smith was defending her Newnham seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Julie Smith||990||35.2||-9.7|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||-10.5|
Councillor Lucy Walker retired her Petersfield seat. Kevin Blencowe was aiming to retain the vacated seat for the Labour Party.
|Liberal Democrat||Zoe O'Connell||594||21.5||-11.9|
Queen Edith's ward
Councillor Viki Sanders retired her Queen Edith's seat. George Pippas was aiming to retain the vacated seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||George Pippas||1,318||41.1||-7.9|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||-2.8|
Councillor Raj Shah was defending his Romsey seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Raj Shah||870||29.1||-9.0|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+10.2|
Councillor Andy Blackhurst was defending his Trumpington seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Andy Blackhurst||991||36.1||-7.1|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||-3.8|
West Chesterton ward
Councillor Damien Tunnacliffe was defending his West Chesterton seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Damien Tunnacliffe||1,225||38.5||-1.1|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||-4.5|
Cambridgeshire County Council by-election for Arbury division
Following the retirement of County Councillor Rupert Moss-Eccardt, the Cambridgeshire County Council seat for Arbury was vacant. Amy Ellis was aiming to retain the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
|Liberal Democrat||Amy Ellis||1,078||33.7||-8.3|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+8.6|
Alternative Vote referendum result for Cambridge
Cambridge was one of the few areas of the country that voted "yes" for the Alternative Vote in the referendum held on May 5th 2011. The result was as follows:
|Invalid or blank votes||236||0.6|
|Registered voters and turnout||81,273||48.43|
- "Election results by wards, 5th May 2011". Cambridge City Council website. Cambridge City Council. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- "Cambridge Local Elections Party Totals". Cambridge City Election Results. Colin Rosenstiel, Keith Edkins. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- "Cambridge City Election Results". Cambridge City Election Results. Colin Rosenstiel & Keith Edkins. Retrieved 13 May 2011.