Cambridge City Council election, 2006

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Elections for Cambridge City Council were held on Thursday 4 May 2006. As Cambridge City Council is elected by thirds, one seat in each of the city's 14 wards was up for election. The exception was Romsey, where two seats were up for election as a by-election for the other seat was held on the same day. Therefore, 15 of the 42 seats on the Council were up for election. Overall turnout was 34.4%, down from 37.0% in 2004. The lowest turnout (28.4%) was in Abbey ward and the highest (40.8%) in Queen Edith's.

Results[edit]

Cambridge Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 11 1 0 +1 73.3 38.4 11853 -4.8
  Labour 4 1 1 0 26.7 25.4 7837 -2.1
  Conservative 0 0 1 -1 0 22.1 6799 3.0
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 12.7 3908 2.7
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 294 N/A
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 138 0.2

The composition of the Council after the election was:

Results by ward[edit]

Abbey[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Miriam Lynn 668 37.4
Green Margaret Wright 464 26.0
Conservative Simon Mitton 362 20.3
Liberal Democrat Edward Sexton 292 16.3
Majority 204 11.4
Turnout 1,786 28.5
Labour hold Swing

Arbury[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Timothy Ward 1,022 40.3
Labour Michael Todd-Jones 816 32.1
Conservative Shapour Meftah 482 19.0
Green Michael Smith 219 8.6
Majority 206 8.1
Turnout 2,539 36.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Castle[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Kightley 985 48.3
Conservative Edward MacNaghten 476 23.3
Green Stephen Lawrence 298 14.6
Labour Lucy Sheerman 282 13.8
Majority 509 24.9
Turnout 2,041 31.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Cherry Hinton[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stuart Newbold 1,071 42.9
Conservative Eric Barrett-Payton 864 34.6
Liberal Democrat Natalie Mayer-Hutchings 367 14.7
Green Neal Ford 193 7.7
Majority 207 8.3
Turnout 2,495 32.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Coleridge[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lewis Herbert 909 41.8
Liberal Democrat Andrew Blackhurst 477 22.0
Conservative Stephen Alexander Jones 463 21.3
Green Hamish Downer 186 8.6
UKIP Albert Watts 138 6.4
Majority 432 19.9
Turnout 2,173 36.3
Labour hold Swing

East Chesterton[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Marian Holness 884 40.6
Labour Richard Layfield 583 26.8
Conservative Kevin Francis 482 22.1
Green Peter Pope 228 10.5
Majority 301 13.8
Turnout 2,177 35.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

King's Hedges[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Neale Upstone 718 40.0
Labour Gerri Bird 533 29.7
Conservative Mark Taylor 350 19.5
Green Gerhard Goldbeck-Wood 193 10.8
Majority 185 10.3
Turnout 1,794 29.61
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Market[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Colin Rosenstiel 772 42.7
Conservative Timothy Haire 392 21.7
Green Martin Lucas-Smith 359 19.9
Labour Maureen Donnelly 285 15.8
Majority 380 21.0
Turnout 1,808 28.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Newnham[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Roderick Cantrill 974 46.2
Conservative James Strachan 475 22.6
Labour Joseph Powell 336 16.0
Green Anna Gomori-Woodcock 321 15.2
Majority 499 23.7
Turnout 2,106 31.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Petersfield[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Blencowe 879 39.0
Liberal Democrat Steven Cooper 848 37.7
Green John Collins 282 12.5
Conservative Rosemary Clarkson 243 10.8
Majority 31 1.4
Turnout 2,252 35.8
Labour hold Swing

Queen Edith's[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Baker 1,489 56.7
Conservative Donald Douglas 735 28.0
Labour Leonard Freeman 219 8.3
Green Shayne Mitchell 181 6.9
Majority 754 28.7
Turnout 2,624 40.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Romsey[edit]

Note: the top two candidates were elected; vote percentage and swing for parties, not candidates
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sarah Ellis-Miller 1,065 Lib Dem
Liberal Democrat Raj Shah 815 41.0
Labour Jonathan Goodacre 623 Lab
Labour Tariq Sadiq 491 24.3
Green Jesse Griffiths 358 Green
Respect Thomas Woodcock 294 Respect
Respect Samuel Caldwell 268 12.3
Conservative Hugh Mennie 235 Con
Green Neil Hewett 216 12.5
Conservative Angela Ozturk 216 9.8
Majority 192 8.1
Turnout 2291 36.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Because both seats were up for election each voter had two votes (i.e. plurality-at-large bloc voting). Party vote percentages are calculated as percent of the total number of votes; the number (not the percentage) of turnout has been estimated by halving the total number of votes.

Trumpington[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sheila Stuart 960 45.5
Conservative John Ionides 752 35.7
Green Ceri Galloway 205 9.7
Labour Pamela Stacey 191 9.1
Majority 208 9.9
Turnout 2,108 39.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

West Chesterton[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Max Boyce 1,000 42.5
Conservative Steven Mastin 488 20.8
Labour Simon Watkins 442 18.8
Green Sarah Peake 421 17.9
Majority 512 21.8
Turnout 2,351 36.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

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