Cannock Chase District Council election, 2012
Elections to the Cannock Chase District Council took place on 3 May 2012, in line with other local elections in the United Kingdom. A total of 14 councillors were elected from 13 wards as a third of the council was up for election. This also included a by-election in the Hagley ward which filled a vacancy that had arisen since the previous election. There were no elections held in the Hednesford Green Heath or Rawnsley wards as those wards elect only two councillors in the other two years of the election cycle.
The Labour Party gained the council from no overall control and became the first party to win an outright majority since the election of 2002. Compared with the results of 2008 when these seats were last up for election, Labour almost doubled their vote share and gained many seats they had previously lost to the Conservatives along with seats in Rugeley that had always previously been held by the Liberal Democrats.
- 1 Results
- 2 Ward results
- 3 References
|Cannock Chase District Council election, 2012|
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
The composition of the council before and after the election can be found in the following table:
|Party||Previous council||Staying councillors||Seats up for election||Election result||New council|
Vote share changes are based on the results achieved by parties in 2008 when these seats were last contested.
Brereton and Ravenhill
|Liberal Democrat||Ray Easton||547||40.6||−15.0|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+19.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Mark Green||94||7.1||−4.2|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+20.5|
Etching Hill and the Heath
|Liberal Democrat||Gary Grant||310||25.7||−19.3|
|Liberal||Diane Bennett ^||93||7.7||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||−13.4|
^ Diane Bennett was the sitting councillor for the Cannock West ward and previously defected from the Conservatives to the Liberal Party.
There were two seats up for election in the Hagley ward due to the resignation of the sitting Labour councillor with the second placed candidate filling the remainder of his term.
|Liberal||Tony Williams ^||237||15.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Pat Ansell||79||5.0||−20.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Les Grindey||72||4.6||−20.1|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing|
^ The sitting councillor, Tony Williams, had previously defected from the Liberal Democrats to the Liberal Party.
|Total Votes Cast||1,567|
|English Democrat||Colin Marklew||167||16.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Giles||71||6.9||N/A|
Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+18.4|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+19.4|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+22.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Ken Ansell||69||4.4||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+17.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Pat Williams||215||19.5||−23.5|
|Labour gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+22.3|
- Cannock Chase District Council election, 2012 results, Cannock Chase District Council website