Copeland Borough Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Copeland council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and independent in white.

The 2007 Copeland Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Copeland Borough Council in Cumbria, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

Election result[edit]

The results saw Labour remain in control of the council after staying on 31 seats.[2] The Conservatives made a gain of 3 seats to have 19 councillors, while just 1 independent remained.[2]

Copeland Local Election Result 2007[3][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 31 2 2 0 60.8 53.1 18,314 -4.6%
  Conservative 19 3 0 +3 37.3 43.6 15,023 +8.6%
  Independent 1 0 3 -3 2.0 1.6 551 -2.1%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 573 -1.9%

2 Conservative candidates were unopposed.[3]

Ward results[edit]

Arlecdon[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Joseph Sunderland 241 54.0 -17.0
Conservative Marie Simpson 106 23.8 +23.8
Labour Cam Ross 99 22.2 -6.8
Majority 135 30.3 -11.7
Turnout 446
Independent hold Swing
Beckermet (2)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Yvonne Clarkson 604 42.0
Conservative John Jackson 579 40.3
Labour John Woolley 255 17.7
Turnout 1,438
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bootle[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Hitchen unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Bransty (3)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Whiteside 651
Conservative Allan Mossop 636
Conservative Alexander Carroll 617
Labour James Hewitson 508
Labour Les Hanley 453
Labour Jeanette Williams 435
Turnout 3,300
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Cleator Moor North (3)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Hully 540
Labour William Southward 525
Labour Hugh Branney 497
Conservative Doreen Platt 217
Turnout 1,779
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Cleator Moor South (2)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Catherine Giel 386
Labour David Banks 365
Conservative Hilda Morris 148
Turnout 899
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Distington (3)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Willis Metherell 523
Labour Brian Dixon 495
Labour John Bowman 465
Liberal Democrat Frank Hollowell 357
Conservative Victoria Vincent 229
Turnout 2,069
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Egremont North (3)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elaine Woodburn 740
Labour Samuel Meteer 724
Labour Margaret Woodburn 724
Conservative Kenneth Kirkby 273
Conservative Mary Holmes 241
Conservative John Brown 186
Turnout 2,888
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Egremont South (3)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael McVeigh 667
Labour Peter Watson 618
Labour Constance Watson 580
Conservative John Coyles 488
Conservative John Holmes 488
Conservative Jean Lewthwaite 465
Turnout 3,306
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Ennerdale[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Salkeld 204 58.3 -10.4
Liberal Democrat Mike Minogue 86 24.6 +24.6
Labour Mary Ross 60 17.1 -14.2
Majority 118 33.7 -3.7
Turnout 350
Conservative hold Swing
Frizington (2)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Connolly 377
Labour Timothy Knowles 343
Conservative Kenneth Simpson 238
Turnout 958
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Gosforth[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Jacob 328 71.0 -0.9
Labour Christina Cornall 134 29.0 +0.9
Majority 194 42.0 -1.8
Turnout 462
Conservative hold Swing
Harbour (3)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Kane 656
Labour Frances Bradshaw 574
Labour Henry Wormstrup 556
Conservative Brigid Whiteside 412
Conservative Andrew Welsh 403
Conservative Graham Roberts 385
Turnout 2,986
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Haverigg[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Wilson 228 41.1 -8.3
Independent Margaret Barnes 180 32.4 +32.4
Labour Carl Carter 147 26.5 +26.5
Majority 48 8.6
Turnout 555
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Hensingham (3)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Garrity 562
Labour Norman Willams 501
Labour Margarita Docherty 454
Conservative Martyn Barnes 338
Conservative Marcus Swift 298
Turnout 2,153
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hillcrest (2)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alistair Norwood 468
Conservative Andrew Wonnacott 422
Labour Calvin Jones 265
Turnout 1,155
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Holborn Hill (2)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frederick Gleaves 396
Labour John Park 305
Labour Roland Woodward 281
Conservative Rowena Pitt 272
Liberal Democrat Jane Micklethwaite 130
Independent Neil Wilson 130
Turnout 1,514
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Kells (2)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Clements 273
Labour Alan Holliday 241
Conservative Glenn Gray 121
Turnout 635
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Millom Without[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gilbert Scurrah unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Mirehouse (3)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Faichney 648
Labour Edward Brenan 516
Labour Paul Whalley 462
Conservative Dorothy Wonnacott 150
Conservative George Higgins 141
Conservative Leah Higgins 135
Turnout 2,052
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Moresby[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Geoffrey Blackwell 200 54.3 -0.6
Conservative Gareth Maley 168 45.7 +0.6
Majority 32 8.7 -1.1
Turnout 368
Labour hold Swing
Newtown (3)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Heathcote 722
Conservative Raymond Cole 718
Conservative Robin Pitt 475
Labour Anthony Gilmore 341
Turnout 2,256
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Sandwith (2)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Tyson 243
Labour James Prince 202
Conservative David Gray 147
Turnout 592
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Seascale (2)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Moore 798
Conservative Eileen Eastwood 738
Labour Les Tuley 233
Turnout 1,769
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St. Bees[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Clarkson 390 73.4 -1.2
Labour Esther Clements 141 26.6 +1.2
Majority 249 46.9 -2.3
Turnout 531
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Copeland". BBC News Online. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Labour retain control of Copeland". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "Election of borough councillors" (PDF). Borough of Copeland. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Full results from Copeland wards and parishes". The Whitehaven News. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2011.