East Dorset District Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 East Dorset District Council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

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

Election result[edit]

East Dorset local election result 2007[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 25 3 2 +1 69.4 62.0 30,092 +2.1%
  Liberal Democrat 11 2 2 0 30.6 32.8 15,901 -3.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 2,003 +3.6%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 334 -1.0%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0.3 168 -0.8%

Ward results[edit]

Alderholt[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Cozier 581 65.6 -10.2
Liberal Democrat David Tooke 242 27.3 +3.1
UKIP Annette Hurst 63 7.1 +7.1
Majority 339 38.3 -13.3
Turnout 886 39.5 +7.3
Conservative hold Swing
Ameysford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pauline Reynolds 651 79.4 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Valery Kitson 169 20.6 -5.8
Majority 482 58.8 +11.5
Turnout 820 39.6 +7.0
Conservative hold Swing
Colehill East (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Janet Dover 933
Liberal Democrat Don Wallace 805
Conservative K Johnson 486
Conservative Peter Finney 447
UKIP John Myers 210
UKIP Ken Dacombe 205
Labour Judy Eeles 83
Turnout 3,169 43.8 +7.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Colehill West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Packer 540 58.0 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Mike Spencer-Smith 323 34.7 -6.9
UKIP Alan Haines 68 7.3 +7.3
Majority 217 23.3 +6.5
Turnout 931 47.7 +7.2
Conservative hold Swing
Corfe Mullen Central (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Paul Holland 920
Liberal Democrat Philip Cuckston 837
Conservative Peter Haward 561
Conservative Basil Pitt 455
UKIP Dave Evans 219
UKIP Josephine Evans 188
Turnout 3,180 40.8 +12.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Corfe Mullen North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anne Holland 479 61.6 -9.7
Conservative Andrew Russell 222 28.5 -0.3
UKIP David Maloney 77 9.9 +9.9
Majority 257 33.0 -9.5
Turnout 778 40.5 +7.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Corfe Mullen South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stewart Hearn 484 56.5 -6.8
Conservative Ivan Harrington 373 43.5 +6.8
Majority 111 13.0 -13.5
Turnout 857 41.5 +6.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Crane[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tim Palmer 464 60.5 -13.5
Liberal Democrat James Hankins 303 39.5 +13.5
Majority 161 21.0 -26.9
Turnout 767 44.2 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing
Ferndown Central (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Queenie Comfort 1,248
Conservative Derek Burt 1,127
Liberal Democrat Robin Barsby 358
Turnout 2,733 41.9 +4.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Ferndown Links (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Little 1,084
Conservative Malcolm Birr 1,063
Liberal Democrat Margaret Martin 388
Turnout 2,535 36.5 +7.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Handley Vale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Tong 682 62.5 +20.0
Liberal Democrat Pauline Bailey-Wright 410 37.5 -20.0
Majority 272 24.9
Turnout 1,092 54.0 +17.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Holt[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Spencer Flower 699 79.8 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Henry Bartlett 177 20.2 -5.5
Majority 522 59.6 +11.0
Turnout 876 46.0 +5.3
Conservative hold Swing
Longham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sally Elliot 511 65.9 +6.9
Liberal Democrat Patricia Irvine 134 17.3 -23.7
UKIP John Baxter 130 16.8 +16.8
Majority 377 48.6 +30.7
Turnout 775 39.8 +5.9
Conservative hold Swing
Parley (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Daw 1,298
Conservative Barbara Manuel 1,269
Labour Christopher Hampton 251
Turnout 2,818 40.6 +8.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St Leonards & St Ives East (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann Warman 1,347
Conservative Michael Dyer 1,277
UKIP Mike Eckel 239
Liberal Democrat Adrian Wilson 230
UKIP Allan Tallett 183
Turnout 3,276 44.0 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St Leonards & St Ives West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Raymond Dudman 924 85.7 +3.8
Liberal Democrat John Irvine 154 14.3 -3.8
Majority 770 71.4 +7.7
Turnout 1,078 52.0 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing
Stapehill[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Russell 649 73.9 -7.0
Liberal Democrat Philip Harknett 131 14.9 -4.2
UKIP David Baxter 98 11.2 +11.2
Majority 518 59.0 -2.7
Turnout 878 45.5 +10.9
Conservative hold Swing
Stour[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Bennett 544 68.1 +24.7
Liberal Democrat Tim Chant 255 31.9 -24.7
Majority 289 36.2
Turnout 799 39.7 +9.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Three Cross & Potterne[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Richardson 295 46.0 +46.0
Independent Victor Redpath 168 26.2 -31.7
UKIP Jeremy Andrews 90 14.0 +14.0
Liberal Democrat Diana Baker 89 13.9 -28.2
Majority 127 19.8
Turnout 642 33.6 +10.9
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Verwood Dewlands (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Toni Coombs 1,058
Conservative Jean Hazel 999
Liberal Democrat Peter Baker 524
Turnout 2,581 39.5 +5.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Verwood Newtown[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Boyd Mortimer 405 62.9 +9.1
Liberal Democrat Lindsey Dedden 239 37.1 -0.7
Majority 166 25.8 +9.8
Turnout 644 31.8 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Verwood Stephen's Castle (2 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lucy Clark 1,029
Conservative Michael Simper 976
Liberal Democrat Michael Daymond 514
Liberal Democrat Alan Dedden 436
Turnout 2,955 39.9 -0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
West Moors (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Pete Holden 1,501
Conservative Alexander Clarke 1,429
Liberal Democrat Nick Smith 1,409
Conservative David Durley 1,389
Conservative Andy Skeats 1,242
Turnout 6,970 45.1 +11.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Wimborne Minster (3 seats)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Pat Hymers 1,300
Liberal Democrat David Morgan 1,110
Liberal Democrat Marilyn Osner 1,047
Conservative Robin Cook 1,042
Conservative Richard Booth 899
Conservative Michael Hodkinson 827
UKIP Jeff Markley 233
Turnout 6,458 41.6 +5.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

By-elections between 2007 and 2011[edit]

Alderholt[edit]

Alderholt By-Election 23 October 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Monks 499 53.0 -12.5
Liberal Democrat David Tooke 442 47.0 +19.7
Majority 57 6.0 -32.3
Turnout 941 41.8 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing

Ferndown Central[edit]

A by-election was held in Ferndown Central after the resignation of Conservative councillor Queenie Comfort.[5] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Lesley Dedman with a majority of 33 over independent Jason Lawford.[5]

Ferndown Central By-Election 2 July 2009[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lesley Dedman 510 51.7 -26.0
Independent Jason Lawford 477 48.3 +48.3
Majority 33 3.4
Turnout 987 26.4 -15.5
Conservative hold Swing

Corfe Mullen South[edit]

A by-election was held in Corfe Mullen South after Liberal Democrat councillor Stewart Hearn resigned from the council.[6] The seat was held for the Liberal Democrats by Philip Harknet with a majority of 128.[6]

Corfe Mullen South By-Election 15 July 2010[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Philip Harknet 478 55.5 -1.0
Conservative 350 40.6 -2.9
UKIP 34 3.9 +3.9
Majority 128 14.8 +1.8
Turnout 862 40.5 -1.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Dorset". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Results - Election 2007". The Times. NewsBank. 5 May 2007. p. 83. 
  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 "East Dorset District Election Results 2007". dorsetforyou.com. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on 2007-05-20. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Conservatives hold Ferndown Central in by-election". Bournemouth Daily Echo. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Lib Dem wins for by-election". Western Gazette. NewsBank. 22 July 2010. p. 12.