Gosport Borough Council election, 2008

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Elections to Gosport Council in Hampshire, England were held on 1 May 2008. Half of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

Before the election the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties had held power on the council with the casting vote of the mayor.[1] The election saw the Liberal Democrats close the gap with the Conservative party after making 5 gains, while the Labour part lost four of the five seats they had held. However following the election the Conservative party said that they would take charge of the council as they remained the largest party.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Gosport Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 3 4 -1 58.8 53.1 11,686 +8.0%
  Liberal Democrat 6 5 0 +5 35.3 25.8 5,672 -0.8%
  Labour 1 0 4 -4 5.9 15.2 3,353 -8.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 669 -1.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 503 +2.3%
  English Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 131 +0.6%

Ward results[edit]

Alverstoke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Hood 1,175 70.5 -5.7
Liberal Democrat Graham Payne 200 12.0 -3.5
UKIP Judith Smith 165 9.9 +9.9
Labour Jennifer Hall 127 7.6 -0.8
Majority 975 58.5 -2.2
Turnout 1,667 47.9
Conservative hold Swing
Anglesey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Forder 711 49.1 -4.9
Conservative Brian Taylor 664 45.9 +4.5
Labour Graham Hewitt 72 5.0 +0.4
Majority 47 3.2 -9.4
Turnout 1,447 48.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Bridgemary North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Edwards 594 52.2 +20.0
Labour Kenneth Searle 544 47.8 -20.0
Majority 50 4.4
Turnout 1,138 32.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bridgemary South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Geddes 625 54.2 +16.1
Labour Jill Wright 529 45.8 -16.1
Majority 96 8.4
Turnout 1,154 32.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Brockhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Salter 571 47.5 -7.5
Conservative Ivor Foster 476 39.6 +11.9
Labour Michael O'Gorman 81 6.7 -6.0
Green Jane Satffieri 74 6.2 +1.5
Majority 95 7.9 -19.4
Turnout 1,202 32.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Christchurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Dickson 501 42.7 +13.7
Liberal Democrat Heather Carr 487 41.6 -7.4
UKIP Catherine Andrews 68 5.8 +5.8
Labour Paul Noakes 61 5.2 -7.7
Green Veronika Forster 55 4.7 -4.4
Majority 14 1.1
Turnout 1,172 34.7
Conservative hold Swing
Elson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrea Bailey 582 46.3 -2.3
Conservative Lynn Hook 510 40.6 +1.8
UKIP Francis Bridgewater 103 8.2 +8.2
Labour Michael Madgwick 61 4.9 -1.2
Majority 72 5.7 -4.1
Turnout 1,256 35.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Forton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mervin Bradley 448 41.0 -7.4
Labour Keith Farr 396 36.2 +5.2
Conservative Peter Greenwood 250 22.9 +9.1
Majority 52 4.8 -12.6
Turnout 1,094 32.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Grange
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kim West 359 54.5 +9.1
Liberal Democrat George Morby 216 32.8 +11.5
Labour Alan Durrant 59 9.0 -13.8
Green Iain MacLennan 25 3.8 -5.8
Majority 143 21.7 -1.9
Turnout 659 17.7
Conservative hold Swing
Hardway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Langdon 792 52.1 +6.3
Green Andrea Smith 472 31.1 -13.6
Labour Jess Cully 182 12.0 +2.5
UKIP Darren Fells 73 4.8 +4.8
Majority 320 21.0 +19.9
Turnout 1,519 36.2
Conservative hold Swing
Lee East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Howard Burgess 1,132 71.7 -12.7
Liberal Democrat Paul Keeley 373 23.6 +23.6
Labour Peter Bell 74 4.7 -10.9
Majority 759 48.1 -20.7
Turnout 1,579 38.2
Conservative hold Swing
Lee West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Beavis 1,691 89.7 +3.8
Labour Jill Whitcher 194 10.3 -3.8
Majority 1,497 79.4 +7.6
Turnout 1,885 51.1
Conservative hold Swing
Leesland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Smith 604 48.2 -18.8
Conservative George McAleese 555 44.3 +20.2
Labour Vivienne O'Gorman 94 7.5 -1.4
Majority 49 3.9 -39.0
Turnout 1,253 35.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Peel Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Philpott 913 68.1 +10.4
Liberal Democrat John Bowles 291 21.7 +21.7
Labour Joseph O'Gorman 136 10.1 -32.5
Majority 622 46.4 +31.6
Turnout 1,340 40.4
Conservative hold Swing
Privett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ingeborg Forder 734 49.6 -4.5
Conservative Colin Jacobs 677 45.8 +8.2
Labour DenniJohn Madgwick 68 4.6 -3.8
Majority 57 3.8 12.7
Turnout 1,479 44.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Rowner and Holbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marcus Murphy 345 39.5 +11.2
Liberal Democrat Michael Edwards 215 24.6 -16.7
Labour John Train 183 20.9 -4.5
English Democrats Robert Shaw 131 15.0 +15.0
Majority 130 14.9
Turnout 874 26.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Diane Searle 492 38.0 -23.5
Conservative Adam Burns 427 32.9 +6.0
Liberal Democrat Cyril Simpson 240 18.5 +6.9
UKIP Christine Harris 94 7.3 +7.3
Green Harry Haines 43 3.3 +3.3
Majority 65 5.1 -29.5
Turnout 1,296 34.9
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election 2008: Coalition on cards again as Gosport Lib Dems close gap". The News. 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Gosport Tories take power". The News. 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 


Preceded by
Gosport Council election, 2006
Gosport local elections Succeeded by
Gosport Council election, 2010