Cherwell District Council election, 2007

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The 2007 Cherwell District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

In all 16 seats were contested with one independent candidate, David Chapman, standing in Ambrosden and Chesterton ward after resigning from the Conservative party in protest at plans to build 1,585 houses near Bicester.[2][3] The results saw the Conservatives strengthen their control of the council going from 39 to 42 seats.[4] They gained three seats from Labour in Banbury Ruscote, Kidlington South and Yarnton, Gosford and Water Eaton wards.[5] Consequently, Labour only managed to hold on to one of their seats in Bicester West.[5] The Conservatives also gained one seat from the Liberal Democrats in The Astons and Heyfords, but lost Bicester South back to them by one vote.[5] The results meant that Labour and the Liberal Democrats only had 4 seats each in opposition on the council.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Cherwell Local Election Result 2007[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 4 1 +3 81.3 57.0 13,112 -3.2%
  Liberal Democrat 2 1 1 0 12.5 20.5 4,717 -4.3%
  Labour 1 0 3 -3 6.3 18.9 4,356 +4.6%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 438 +1.9%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 376 +1.6%

Ward results[edit]

Ambrosden & Chesterton[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Fulljames 435 48.3 -25.3
Independent David Chapman 376 41.7 +41.7
Liberal Democrat Neil Walton 90 10.0 -16.4
Majority 59 6.6 -40.6
Turnout 901 37.0
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Easington[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Morris 1,240 61.1 -3.0
Labour Bruce Lucas 396 19.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Bruce Shakespeare 216 10.6 -7.3
UKIP Lynne Shawyer 178 8.8 +8.8
Majority 844 41.6 -4.5
Turnout 2,030 34.7
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Grimsbury & Castle[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Smithson 1,015 61.7 +11.5
Labour Henry Goodman 631 38.3 +8.0
Majority 384 23.4 +3.5
Turnout 1,646 25.5
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Hardwick[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Turner 841 61.6 +1.7
Labour Roy Mold 249 18.2 -8.1
Liberal Democrat John Willett 146 10.7 -3.2
UKIP John Brown 130 9.5 +9.5
Majority 592 43.4 +9.8
Turnout 1,366 24.0
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Ruscote[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Strangwood 764 49.1 +10.6
Labour Martin Weir 569 36.6 -14.9
UKIP Mark Clifton 130 8.4 +8.4
Liberal Democrat Andrew Murray 92 5.9 -4.1
Majority 195 12.5
Turnout 1,555 27.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bicester East[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rose Stratford 773 60.2 +4.6
Labour John Broad 319 24.8 -19.6
Liberal Democrat Martin Chadwick 192 15.0 +15.0
Majority 454 35.4 +24.2
Turnout 1,284 29.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bicester North[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Carol Steward 881 71.0 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Stephen Creed 187 15.1 -20.7
Labour Chris Bream 172 13.9 +13.9
Majority 694 55.9 +27.5
Turnout 1,240 25.5
Conservative hold Swing
Bicester South[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Cotter 600 50.0 +5.0
Conservative Lawrie Stratford 599 50.0 -5.0
Majority 1 0.1
Turnout 1,199 32.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Bicester Town[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Diana Edwards 698 58.5 -4.8
Labour Claudine Thompson 276 23.1 -13.6
Liberal Democrat Liz Yardley 220 18.4 +18.4
Majority 422 35.4 +8.8
Turnout 1,194 30.3
Conservative hold Swing
Bicester West[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leslie Sibley 1,069 53.0 +22.5
Conservative Adam Collyer 949 47.0 -22.5
Majority 120 6.0
Turnout 2,018 36.1
Labour hold Swing
Cropredy[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ken Atack 851 76.3 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Anthony Burns 264 23.7 -2.0
Majority 587 52.6 +4.0
Turnout 1,115 51.0
Conservative hold Swing
Hook Norton[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Victoria Irvine 610 71.7 -5.9
Liberal Democrat Peter Davis 241 28.3 +5.9
Majority 369 43.4 -11.8
Turnout 851 41.8
Conservative hold Swing
Kidlington North[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Wyse 711 50.2 -9.5
Conservative Michael Hunt 549 38.8 -1.5
Labour Martin Keighery 155 11.0 +11.0
Majority 162 11.4 -8.0
Turnout 1,415 34.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kidlington South[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Neil Prestidge 1,008 44.3 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Philip Rawlins 749 32.9 -11.7
Labour Catherine Arakelian 520 22.8 +7.9
Majority 259 11.4
Turnout 2,277 35.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
The Astons & Heyfords[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Luke Annaly 960 61.6 -11.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Makepeace 598 38.4 +11.6
Majority 362 23.2 -21.2
Turnout 1,558 41.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Yarnton, Gosford & Water Eaton[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Gibbard 939 69.6 +22.4
Liberal Democrat Suzanne Wilson-Higgins 411 30.4 -13.0
Majority 528 39.2 +35.4
Turnout 1,350 36.5
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cherwell". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Election fever set to hot up". Oxford Mail. 13 April 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Battle goes to the ballot box". Oxford Mail. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Tories strengthen grip". Banbury Guardian. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Tory glory from start to finish in CDC". Banbury Guardian. 26 April 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  6. ^ "Results". The Times. 5 May 2007. p. 83. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Election Results 2007". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 2009-10-24.