Derbyshire Dales District Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Derbyshire Dales District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and independents in grey.

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

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives gained one seat from Labour in the only change at the election to take them to 26 seats.[2] 10 of the Conservatives had been guaranteed seats before the election as they had no opponents.[2] The Liberal Democrats remained on 8 seats, Labour dropped to 4 seats and there continued to be 1 independent.[2]

Derbyshire Dales local election result 2007[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 26 1 0 +1 66.7 49.0 17,531 +6.5%
  Liberal Democrat 8 0 0 0 20.5 34.0 12,141 -1.7%
  Labour 4 0 1 -1 10.3 9.9 3,548 -4.4%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 2.6 4.4 1,558 -3.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 981 +2.7%

Ward results[edit]

Ashbourne North (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Bull unopposed
Conservative Tony Millward unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ashbourne South (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Hodkinson unopposed
Conservative Andrew Lewer unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bakewell (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Judith Twigg 1,200
Conservative Carol Walker 1,057
Conservative Peter Duncan 1,041
Liberal Democrat Patricia Birchley 479
Liberal Democrat Pamela Molyneux 448
Liberal Democrat Eleanor Nancolas 386
Turnout 4,611 45 -1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bradwell[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Janet Goodison unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Brailsford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Carol Valentine unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Calver[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cate Hunt 632 77.4 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Marija Nicholson 185 22.6 -5.2
Majority 447 54.7 +10.2
Turnout 817 53 +3
Conservative hold Swing
Carsington Water[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lewis Rose 553 76.2 -1.5
Green Mary Smail 93 12.8 +12.8
Liberal Democrat Guy Wheatcroft 80 11.0 -11.3
Majority 460 63.4 +7.9
Turnout 726 48 +8
Conservative hold Swing
Chatsworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Longden 648 75.5
Liberal Democrat Zoe Wareham 210 24.5
Majority 438 51.0
Turnout 858 60
Conservative hold Swing
Clifton & Bradley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Bates unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Darley Dale (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Burton 1,016
Liberal Democrat David Fearn 978
Liberal Democrat Nigel Allwood 934
Conservative Brian Fearn 541
Independent John Evans 471
Independent Samantha Kay 456
Turnout 4,396 41 +3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Dovedale & Parwich[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Spencer unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Doveridge & Sudbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Albert Catt 496 68.8
Independent Nesta Jarville 225 31.2
Majority 271 37.6
Turnout 721 48
Conservative hold Swing
Hartington & Taddington[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Chapman 417 74.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Richard Bardsley 140 25.1 -0.9
Majority 277 49.7 +1.7
Turnout 557 42 +4
Conservative hold Swing
Hathersage & Eyam (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacqueline Bevan 1,039
Conservative David Hoskin 1,008
Liberal Democrat Barbara Bowman 455
Turnout 2,502 47
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hulland[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jennifer Radford unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Lathkill & Bradford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Andrew McCloy 406 66.2 +14.0
Conservative Andy Howard 207 33.8 -14.0
Majority 199 32.5 +28.1
Turnout 613 45 -0.0
Independent hold Swing
Litton & Longstone[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Bentley 491 71.3
Liberal Democrat Veronica Rainsford 198 28.7
Majority 293 42.5
Turnout 689 50
Conservative hold Swing
Masson (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John March 427
Conservative Peter Hume 403
Conservative Tony Davis 380
Labour Nicholas Elliott 366
Liberal Democrat David Wildgoose 152
Liberal Democrat Tracy Steadman 149
Turnout 1,877 40 +7
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Matlock All Saints (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Burfoot 997
Conservative Geoff Stevens 964
Liberal Democrat David Barker 911
Conservative Ann Elliott 833
Conservative Sam Gregory 773
Liberal Democrat Martyn Moss 715
Green Erik Douglas 289
Turnout 5,482 46 +3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Matlock St Giles (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stephen Flitter 1,042
Liberal Democrat Barry Hopkinson 865
Liberal Democrat Tony Rosser 865
Conservative Barrie Tipping 787
Conservative Jacquie Stevens 761
Conservative Ursula Lunn 661
Turnout 4,981 43 +1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Norbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Bull unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Stanton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Shirley Buckingham 346 59.6
Liberal Democrat Pat Wildgoose 235 40.4
Majority 111 19.1
Turnout 581 39
Conservative hold Swing
Tideswell[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tracy Critchlow 344 64.5 +13.6
Green Timothy George 95 17.8 +17.8
Liberal Democrat Shirley Holt 94 17.6 -31.5
Majority 249 46.7 +44.9
Turnout 533 36 -1
Conservative hold Swing
Winster & South Darley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Moseley 371 44.2 +23.5
Labour Colin Swindell 249 29.6 +14.9
Liberal Democrat Martyn Wright 220 26.2 -38.4
Majority 122 14.5 -29.4
Turnout 840 60 +8
Conservative hold Swing
Wirksworth (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Irene Ratcliffe 937
Labour Mike Ratcliffe 789
Labour Peter Slack 780
Conservative Gladwyn Gratton 637
Conservative Helen Walker 508
Green Josh Stockell 504
Conservative Gavin Williamson 433
Liberal Democrat Roger Green 387
Turnout 4,975 41 +10
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 2007 and 2011[edit]

Masson[edit]

A by-election was held in Masson on 6 December 2007 after the death of Labour councillor John March.[5] The by-election was won by Conservative Garry Purdy.[6]

Masson by-election 6 December 2007[7][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Garry Purdy 356 48.2 +7.2
Labour Belinda Heaney 256 34.7 -8.8
Liberal Democrat Tracy Steadman 126 17.1 +1.6
Majority 100 13.5
Turnout 738 30.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Matlock St Giles[edit]

A by-election was held in Matlock St Giles on 4 June 2009 after the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Tony Rosser.[8] The seat was held for the Liberal Democrats by Cate Hopkinson.[8]

Matlock St Giles by-election 4 June 2009[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Cate Hopkinson 825 43.7 -13.3
Conservative Barry Tipping 659 34.9 -8.2
Independent Alan Bower 406 21.5 +21.5
Majority 166 8.8
Turnout 1,890
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Winster & South Darley[edit]

A by-election was held in Winster and South Darley after Conservative councillor John Moseley stepped down to join the Peak District National Park Authority.[9] The seat was gained for Labour by Colin Swindell, who became the then youngest councillor on Derbyshire Dales Council at the age of 26.[9]

Winster & South Darley by-election 23 July 2009[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Swindell 426 62.6 +32.9
Conservative Robin Green 255 37.3 -6.7
Majority 171 25.3
Turnout 681 48.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derbyshire Dales". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "The agony and the ecstasy". Derbyshire Times. 8 May 2007. Retrieved 11 December 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 "District Council Elections 2007". Derbyshire Dales District Council. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Local and Mayoral elections 2007" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Masson residents go to the polls". Matlock Mercury. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "By-election result". Matlock Mercury. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Elections '09 - Lib Dems retain district and town seats in by-election". Matlock Mercury. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Labour claim victory in Dales by-election". Matlock Mercury. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  10. ^ Land, Jon. "Ukip and Greens claim by-election wins against Tories". 24dash.com. Retrieved 11 December 2011.