Coventry City Council election, 2007

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A temporary cabin being used as a polling station in Coventry for the council elections on 3 May 2007

Elections for Coventry City Council were held on Thursday 3 May 2007. As the council is elected by thirds, one seat in each of the wards was up for election.

The Labour Party gained two seats (Foleshill and Wyken) from the Conservative Party one seat (St Michaels) from Socialist Alternative, and one seat (Upper Stoke) from the Liberal Democrats.

The Conservative party held overall control of the council.

Election result[edit]

Map of the results of the 2007 Coventry council election. Labour in red and Conservative in blue.
Coventry Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 0 2 -2 44.44 34.07 23,974 -3.34%
  Labour 10 4 0 +4 55.56 38.33 26,978 +2.95
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 1 -1 0.00 10.19 7,168 -4.45
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.00 8.53 6,002 N/A
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.07 2,159 N/A
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00 2,111 -2.07
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 1 -1 0.00 2.48 1,744 -1.41
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.22 156 N/A

Council Composition[edit]

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
Conservative 29 19 10 8 28
Labour 19 13 6 10 23
Socialist Alternative 3 2 1 0 2
Liberal Democrat 2 1 1 0 1
BNP 0 0 0 0 0
Green 0 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 0 0 0 0
Respect 0 0 0 0 0
Total 54 36 18 18 54

Ward results[edit]

Bablake ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Kelsey 2,126 47.96
Labour Mal Mutton 1,147 25.87
Liberal Democrat Peter Simpson 510 11.50
BNP Michele Jean Stone 401 9.05
Green Gianluca Grimalda 249 5.62
Majority 979 22.08
Turnout 4,433 37.70
Conservative hold Swing
Binley and Willenhall ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ram Lakha 1,733 46.39
Conservative Denise Beech 1,010 27.03
BNP David Clarke 561 15.02
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Brian Sewards 306 8.19
Green Cathy Wattebot 126 3.37
Majority 723 19.35
Turnout 3,736 32.40
Labour hold Swing
Cheylesmore ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kevin John Foster 1,803 42.49
Labour Jean Jackson 1,342 31.63
Liberal Democrat Terence Kenny 423 9.97
BNP Zoe Gale Hughes 350 8.25
Green Bryn Tittle 325 7.66
Majority 461 10.86
Turnout 4,243 36.40
Conservative hold Swing
Earlsdon ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ken Taylor 2,364 48.51
Labour Christopher Nicholas Youett 1,241 25.46
Green Scott Gordon Redding 652 13.38
Liberal Democrat Vincent John McKee 427 8.76
BNP Joanne Felvus-McCarron 189 3.89
Majority 1,123 23.05
Turnout 4,873 41.96
Conservative hold Swing
Foleshill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Abdul Salam Khan 2,577 57.77
Conservative Mohammed Asif 1,359 30.46
Respect Caron McKenna 156 3.50
Liberal Democrat Susan Jane Johnston-Wilder 155 3.48
BNP Thomas Paul Jones 105 2.35
Green Penny Walker 92 2.06
Independent Andrew Murdoch 17 0.38
Majority 1,218 27.30
Turnout 4,461 44.47
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Henley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynnette Catherine Kelly 1,672 49.39
Conservative Harbans Gumman 910 26.88
BNP Mark Badrick 422 12.47
Socialist Alternative Josie Kenny 381 11.26
Majority 762 22.51
Turnout 3,385 27.86
Labour hold Swing
Holbrook ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joe Clifford 1,673 48.66
Conservative Hazel Ann Reece 833 24.23
Liberal Democrat Dennis Herbert Jeffery 481 13.99
BNP Simon Bien 451 13.12
Majority 840 24.43
Turnout 3,438 29.67
Labour hold Swing
Longford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Joyce Bigham 2,073 56.78
Conservative Val Stone 1.079 29.55
BNP Leisel Dawn Wagstaff 286 7.83
Green Natalia Grana 213 5.84
Majority 994 27.23
Turnout 3,651 29.23
Labour hold Swing
Lower Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Douglas McNicholas 1,810 46.20
Conservative Jaswant Singh Birdi 1,060 27.06
Independent Christine Margaret Oddy 629 16.05
BNP Darren Thomas 419 10.69
Majority 750 19.14
Turnout 3,918 33.39
Labour hold Swing
Radford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Skipper 1,663 51.17
Conservative Jane Marie Williams 670 20.61
BNP Tracey Whitehouse 359 11.05
Liberal Democrat Peter Jonathon Johnston-Wilder 282 8.68
Green Daniel Joseph Finnan 144 4.43
Independent Dave Anderson 132 4.06
Majority 993 30.55
Turnout 3,250 27.64
Labour hold Swing
Sherbourne ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Vincent Smith 1,197 32.55
Labour Faye Sweet 1,175 31.96
Independent Heather Rutter 416 11.31
Liberal Democrat Arthur Hugh Thomas 392 10.66
BNP Justin Baldwin 290 7.89
Socialist Alternative Jason Arnold Toynbee 207 5.63
Majority 22 0.60
Turnout 3,677 31.39
Conservative hold Swing

Heather Rutter was the former Conservative councillor for Sherbourne ward who stood as an independent after being deselected. The result of Conservative hold is a comparison to when this seat was last contested.

St Michael's ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim O'Boyle 1,240 43.43
Socialist Alternative Lindsay Margaret Currie 1,156 40.49
Conservative Roger Bailey 459 16.08
Majority 84 2.94
Turnout 2,855 25.57
Labour gain from Socialist Alternative Swing
Upper Stoke ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Raja Mohammed Asif 1,620 38.05
Liberal Democrat Russell David Field 1,617 37.98
Conservative Brinder Kaur Seni 521 12.24
BNP Robert James Gillon 291 6.84
Independent Jack Gould 208 4.30
Independent Jack Clement Kybird 25 0.59
Majority 3 0.07
Turnout 4,257 35.60
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Wainbody ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tim Sawdon 2,324 55.51
Labour Joe Ijoma 981 23.43
Liberal Democrat Napier Penlington 524 12.51
Green Emma Biermann 358 8.55
Majority 1,343 32.08
Turnout 4,187 35.30
Conservative hold Swing
Westwood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Charles Lee 1,426 38.10
Labour Peter Lacy 1,326 35.43
BNP Davied Edward Clarke 456 12.18
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Bridget Basu 374 9.99
Independent Judi Lawson 161 4.30
Majority 100 2.67
Turnout 3,743 32.20
Conservative hold Swing
Whoberley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Henry Charley 1,370 35.14
Labour David Stuart Welsh 1,243 31.88
Liberal Democrat Brian Rees Lewis 604 15.49
Independent Bill Brennan 384 9.85
BNP Stephen John Pittaway 298 7.64
Majority 127 3.26
Turnout 3,899 34.13
Conservative hold Swing
Woodlands ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christian Michael Cliffe 2,055 47.34
Labour Bilal Akhtar 877 20.20
Liberal Democrat Stephen Howarth 719 16.56
BNP Julie Margaret Allen 690 15.90
Majority 1,178 27.14
Turnout 4,341 35.91
Conservative hold Swing
Wyken ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hazel Jean Sweet 1,585 39.39
Conservative Allan Robert Andrews 1,408 34.99
BNP Steven Turner 434 10.78
Liberal Democrat Sarah Jane McKenzie-Gill 354 8.80
Independent Mick Noonan 164 4.08
Independent Adrian Roll 79 1.96
Majority 177 4.40
Turnout 4,024 33.81
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Mick Noonan was the former Conservative councillor for Wyken ward who stood as an independent after being deselected. The result of Conservative hold is a comparison to when this seat was last contested.

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