Craven District Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Craven District Council election. Conservatives in blue, independents in light grey and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 Craven District Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Craven District Council in North Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background[edit]

Before the election the Conservatives were one seat short of holding a majority on the council with 15 seats.[3] 9 seats were contested in the election with the Conservative standing in all 9, compared to 7 Liberal Democrats, 4 Labour, 3 independents and 1 from the Youth Party.[3] 2 sitting councillors, Manuel Camcho and Stephen Butcher stood down from Bentham and Gargrave and Malhamdale wards respectively, while Carl Lis stood as a Conservative after having been a councillor before the election as an independent, and before 1998 as a Liberal Democrat.[3]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives make 3 gains, including in Bentham and Settle and Ribblebanks wards.[4] The third gain came in Ingleton and Clapham ward, where Carl Lis, who had held the seat as an independent before the election, was elected as a Conservative.[4] The gains meant the Conservatives won 6 of the 9 seats contested, compared to 2 independents and 1 Liberal Democrats.[5] Due to the general election being held at the same time overall turnout was over 75%, with the lowest being over 68% in Sutton-in-Craven.[4]

Craven local election result 2010[2][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 3 0 +3 66.7 44.0 7,437 -11.0%
  Independent 2 0 2 -2 22.2 20.2 3,425 +10.0%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 1 -1 11.1 28.2 4,763 +0.8%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 900 -2.1%
  The Youth Party 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 395 +2.3%

Ward results[edit]

Aire Valley with Lothersdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mark Wheeler 1,024 47.3 +23.8
Conservative Gemma Harling 917 42.3 -20.7
Labour Duncan Hall 226 10.4 -3.1
Majority 107 4.9
Turnout 2,167 74.5 +28.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bentham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Brockbank 893 42.3 -7.5
Liberal Democrat Barry Hymer 619 29.3 +29.3
Independent Victoria Hindle 598 28.3 -21.9
Majority 274 13.0
Turnout 2,110 70.4 +23.9
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Gargrave and Malhamdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Sutcliffe 1,169 62.2 -8.2
Liberal Democrat Stpehen Walpole 709 37.8 +8.2
Majority 460 24.5 -16.3
Turnout 1,878 75.7 +28.6
Conservative hold Swing
Glusburn[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Philip Barrett 1,499 67.7 +8.8
Conservative Wendy Clark 481 21.7 -19.4
Labour Vincent Keirle 233 10.5 +10.5
Majority 1,018 46.0 +28.2
Turnout 2,213 70.3 +27.5
Independent hold Swing
Hellfield and Long Preston[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Helen Firth 743 59.2 -2.0
Liberal Democrat Judith Mason 513 40.8 +40.8
Majority 230 18.3 -4.1
Turnout 1,256 70.9 +26.5
Conservative hold Swing
Ingleton and Clapham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carl Lis 1,342 58.6 +37.2
Liberal Democrat Mark Christie 749 32.7 +32.7
Labour Christine Rose 198 8.7 +8.7
Majority 593 25.9
Turnout 2,289 72.3 +25.6
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Penyghent[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Welch 680 61.3 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Gwendalyn Jessop 430 38.7 -1.8
Majority 250 22.5 +3.4
Turnout 1,110 75.4 +25.6
Conservative hold Swing
Settle and Ribblesbanks[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Staveley 810 42.1 -22.2
Liberal Democrat David Heather 719 37.4 +15.0
The Youth Party Simon Lord 395 20.5 +20.5
Majority 91 4.7 -37.2
Turnout 1,924 71.7 +26.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Sutton-in-Craven[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stephen Place 1,328 67.3 +2.4
Conservative Gillian Quinn 402 20.4 -14.7
Labour James Black 243 12.3 +12.3
Majority 926 46.9 +17.2
Turnout 1,973 68.1 +29.5
Independent hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Craven". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". London: guardian.co.uk. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  3. ^ a b c "Independent Ingleton councillor joins the Conservatives". Craven Herald & Pioneer. 2010-04-16. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ a b c "Tories pick up three Craven Council wards". Craven Herald & Pioneer. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Harrogate and Craven councils in Conservative control". BBC News Online. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Declaration of result of poll". Craven District Council. Retrieved 16 March 2015.