2006 Derby City Council election

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2006 Derby Council election
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17 of 51 seats to Derby City Council
26 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 24 14 11
Seats before 26 12 11
Seats won 7 7 3
Seats after 24 15 11
Seat change Decrease2 Increase3 Decrease2
Popular vote 20,512 17,867 19,143
Percentage 34.3% 29.9% 32.0%
Swing Increase2.1% Increase1.0% Increase4.2%

Derby City Council election 2006 map.svg

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2006 Derby City Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party lost their majority on the council to no overall control.[1]

The Labour party had regained a majority of one on the council after a gain from the Liberal Democrats in a July 2005 by-election in Abbey ward.[2][3] However they were expected to lose control of the council in the 2006 election.[2] The campaign saw controversy over the Conservative candidate for Sinfin ward, Randeep Kaur Samra, who was under the legal age of 21 for standing in the election, leading to other political parties demanding an apology from the Conservatives.[4]

The results saw the Liberal Democrats gain three seats from Labour to deprive them of their majority, although Labour gained one seat from the Conservatives.[5] Overall turnout was 35.2% and talks followed the election to decide who would run the council.[5] These resulted in an agreement between Labour and the Conservatives, which meant Labour would continue to form the administration but with the Conservatives taking 3 of the 10 seats in the cabinet.[6]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

2006 Derby Local Election Result[8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 1 3 Decrease2 41.2 34.3 20,512
  Liberal Democrats 7 3 0 Increase3 41.2 29.9 17,867
  Conservative 3 0 1 Decrease1 17.6 32.0 19,143
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0 2.0 1,173
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0 1.7 1,041

Ward results[edit]

Abbey[edit]

Location of Abbey ward
Abbey[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Deirdre Mitchell 1,365 45.8 +3.4
Labour Samuel Greer 1,134 38.0 +9.3
Conservative Robin Wood 299 10.0 -2.4
Green Stephen Shelton 184 6.2 +6.2
Majority 231 7.8 -5.9
Turnout 2,982 26.7 -15.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Allestree[edit]

Location of Allestree ward
Allestree[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roy Webb 3,228 65.2 +19.8
Labour Margot Keats 962 19.4 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Roger Jackson 763 15.4 -1.0
Majority 2,266 45.8 +20.1
Turnout 4,953 46.3 -14.1
Conservative hold Swing

Alvaston[edit]

Location of Alvaston ward
Alvaston[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Julie Ginns 1,455 43.2 +28.1
Labour Jonathan Bayliss 1,226 36.4 -3.7
Conservative Simon Hart 486 14.4 -2.8
Green Jean MacDonald 201 6.0 +6.0
Majority 229 6.8
Turnout 3,368 31.9 -9.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Arboretum[edit]

Location of Arboretum ward
Arboretum[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Rehmet Kham 1,454 42.9 +3.2
Labour Abdul Rehman 1,394 41.1 -4.5
Conservative Mohammed Yaqub 540 15.9 +1.3
Majority 60 1.8
Turnout 3,388 35.4 -14.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Blagreaves[edit]

Location of Blagreaves ward
Blagreaves[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ruth Skelton 2,085 48.5 -6.6
Labour Bhagat Shanker 1,283 29.9 +3.2
Conservative David Greenway 724 16.8 -1.4
Green Clare Shelton 206 4.8 +4.8
Majority 802 18.6 -9.8
Turnout 4,298 45.0 -7.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Boulton[edit]

Location of Boulton ward
Boulton[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ranjit Banwait 1,536 46.2
Independent Brenda Longworth 729 21.9
Conservative Adam Thomas 699 21.0
Liberal Democrats Grahame Elson 364 10.9
Majority 807 24.3
Turnout 3,328 33.6 -12.0
Labour hold Swing

Chaddesden[edit]

Location of Chaddesten ward
Chaddesden[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sara Bolton 1,541 46.8 +3.6
Conservative Alan Grimadell 1,273 38.7 +1.9
Liberal Democrats David Batey 477 14.5 -1.1
Majority 268 8.1 +1.7
Turnout 3,291 33.8 -14.4
Labour hold Swing

Chellaston[edit]

Location of Chellaston ward
Chellaston[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip Ingall 1,717 45.6 +4.3
Conservative Paul Willitts 1,709 45.4 +16.5
Liberal Democrats John Banks 338 9.0 +0.3
Majority 8 0.2 -12.2
Turnout 3,764 37.3 -13.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Darley[edit]

Location of Darley ward
Darley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Wendy Harbon 1,393 36.4 -2.3
Labour Martin Repton 1,250 32.7 +1.5
Conservative Andrew Hill 831 21.7 -8.5
Green Jane Temple 348 9.1 +9.1
Majority 143 3.7 -3.8
Turnout 3,822 41.2 -7.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Derwent[edit]

Location of Derwent ward
Derwent[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Roberts 1,179 48.0 -1.4
Conservative Franklyn Harwood 677 27.6 -3.6
Independent William Wright 312 12.7 +12.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher Goacher 288 11.7 -7.7
Majority 502 20.4 +2.2
Turnout 2,456 17.5 -24.1
Labour hold Swing

Littleover[edit]

Location of Littleover ward
Littleover[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Lucy Care 2,603 61.3 +1.4
Conservative Terry Boston 1,057 24.9 -0.3
Labour Jogindar Johal 586 13.8 -1.1
Majority 1,546 36.4 +1.7
Turnout 4,246 43.8 -7.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Mackworth[edit]

Location of Mackworth ward
Mackworth[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Raymond Baxter 1,331 49.8 +6.2
Conservative Alexander Williams 737 27.6 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Brown 606 22.7 -9.9
Majority 594 22.2 +11.2
Turnout 2,674 29.4 -12.9
Labour hold Swing

Mickleover[edit]

Location of Mickleover ward
Mickleover[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Marilyn Winter 2,421 47.9 -11.0
Conservative Matthew Holmes 2,022 40.0 +11.8
Labour Clair Hinson 613 12.1 -0.8
Majority 399 7.9 -22.8
Turnout 5,056 45.9 -10.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Normanton[edit]

Location of Normanton ward
Normanton[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Williamson 1,657 53.5 +20.6
Liberal Democrats Harjinder Naitta 839 27.1 +8.1
Conservative Masadiq Hussain 601 19.4 +10.4
Majority 818 26.4 +12.5
Turnout 3,097 31.6 -21.4
Labour hold Swing

Oakwood[edit]

Location of Oakwood ward
Oakwood[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pauline Latham 1,753 56.8 +7.1
Labour Phillip Woodhead 780 25.3 -7.4
Liberal Democrats Eric Asburner 317 10.3 -7.2
Green Henrik Skov 234 7.6 +7.6
Majority 973 31.5 +14.5
Turnout 3,084 31.0 -16.2
Conservative hold Swing

Sinfin[edit]

Location of Sinfin ward
Sinfin[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robin Turner 1,295 58.7 +13.6
Liberal Democrats Leigh Alcock 549 24.9 -5.7
Conservative Randeep Samra 362 16.4 -7.9
Majority 746 33.8 +19.3
Turnout 2,206 24.6 -12.8
Labour hold Swing

Spondon[edit]

Location of Spondon ward
Spondon[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Poulter 2,145 57.6 +4.6
Labour Richard Morgan 1,028 27.6 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Patrick Peat 550 14.8 -6.9
Majority 1,117 30.0 +2.3
Turnout 3,723 39.9 -12.4
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections: Derby". BBC News Online. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b Waller, Robert (24 April 2006). "Will the Tories prove to be credible contenders? Robert Waller analyses the likely gains and losses in the upcoming town hall elections". The Daily Telegraph. p. 8.
  3. ^ "Labour wins city council control". BBC News Online. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Police examine election blunder". BBC News Online. 28 April 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Labour lose control in Derby vote". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Labour holds power in Tory pact". BBC News Online. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  7. ^ "Local elections 2006" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 10 May 2006. p. 8.
  8. ^ "Local elections". The Times. 5 May 2006. p. 9.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Election 2006". Political Science Resources. Retrieved 1 October 2009.