Harlow District Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Harlow District Council election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue.

The 2010 Harlow District Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Harlow District Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background[edit]

The Conservative party gained a majority on the council at the last election in 2008 and after the election had 19 councillors, compared to 8 for the Liberal Democrats and 6 for Labour.[3][4] In April 2009 the Liberal Democrats gained a seat in Staple Tye after a by-election, which had previously been held by independent David Kirton, who had been elected as a Conservative but suspended from the party in October 2008.[5][6] However, in September 2009 councillor Linda Pailing of Netteswell ward left the Liberal Democrats to become an independent and then would go on to join the Conservatives in January 2010.[7]

Election result[edit]

At the same time as the Conservative party gained the Harlow parliamentary constituency from Labour at the 2010 general election, the party also held control of Harlow council.[8] However Labour made gains to win 6 of the 11 seats contested, while the Liberal Democrats lost the seats of Bush Fair, Mark Hall and Staple Tye.[8]

Harlow local election result 2010[2][9]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 6 4 0 +4 54.5 36.3 13,815 +8.9%
  Conservative 5 1 2 -1 45.5 41.6 15,837 -9.3%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 3 -3 0 21.5 8,194 +0.7%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 186 +0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Bush Fair[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Hart 1,254 36.4 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Paulette Alexander 1,134 33.0 -8.6
Conservative Daniel Lucia 1,053 30.6 +3.8
Majority 120 3.5
Turnout 3,441 61.7 +25.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Church Langley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Hall 2,718 62.9 -13.5
Labour Kenneth Lawrie 1,004 23.2 +8.7
Liberal Democrat Shinjita Basu 600 13.9 +4.7
Majority 1,714 39.7 -22.2
Turnout 4,322 67.6 +39.3
Conservative hold Swing
Great Parndon[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joshua Jolles 1,688 47.7 -16.1
Labour Norman Knight 1,276 36.1 +9.9
Liberal Democrat Pauline Bell 573 16.2 +6.2
Majority 412 11.6 -26.0
Turnout 3,537 68.2 +33.0
Conservative hold Swing
Harlow Common[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maggie Hulcoop 1,448 40.1 +9.6
Conservative John Steer 1,398 38.7 -7.9
Liberal Democrat Laura Rideout 578 16.0 -4.3
Independent Gary Roberts 186 5.2 +2.6
Majority 50 1.4
Turnout 3,610 65.5 +28.3
Labour hold Swing
Little Parndon and Hare Street[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Durcan 1,635 46.5 +4.9
Conservative Linda Pailing 1,267 36.0 -12.8
Liberal Democrat Kuzna Jackson 613 17.4 +7.8
Majority 368 10.5
Turnout 3,515 61.2 +29.5
Labour hold Swing
Mark Hall[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Sztumpf 1,145 35.6 +6.0
Liberal Democrat Robert Thurston 1,114 34.6 -2.2
Conservative Conrad Nowikow 961 29.8 -3.8
Majority 31 1.0
Turnout 3,220 63.4 +23.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Netteswell[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Danvers 1,329 41.1 +12.9
Conservative Daniel Margetson 1,042 32.3 -3.3
Liberal Democrat James Rideout 860 26.6 -3.6
Majority 287 8.9
Turnout 3,231 59.0 +23.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Old Harlow[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Garnett 1,855 51.8 -13.6
Labour Charles Cochrane 1,139 31.8 +10.2
Liberal Democrat Simon MacNeill 584 16.3 +3.3
Majority 716 20.0 -23.8
Turnout 3,578 68.8 +34.9
Conservative hold Swing
Staple Tye[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Guy Mitchinson 1,083 36.7 -13.9
Labour Dennis Palmer 1,021 34.6 +18.4
Liberal Democrat Sally Sambridge 848 28.7 -4.5
Majority 62 2.1 -15.3
Turnout 2,952 57.8 +25.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Sumners and Kingsmoor[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Churchill 1,506 45.6 -19.7
Labour Paul Schroder 1,107 33.5 +9.3
Liberal Democrat Sue Woodlands 688 20.8 +10.3
Majority 399 12.1 -29.0
Turnout 3,301 60.8 +30.0
Conservative hold Swing
Toddbrook[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rod Truan 1,457 43.8 +8.7
Conservative David Carter 1,266 38.1 -17.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Robins 602 18.1 +9.2
Majority 191 5.7
Turnout 3,325 61.8 +25.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harlow". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". The Guardian. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Harlow". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Harlow Common Ward Election Result". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Update: Tory party suspends councillor". Harlow Herald. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Harlow: Lib Dems narrowly beat Conservatives in Staple Tye by-election". Harlow Herald. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Moss, Chris (29 January 2010). "Former Lib Dem councillor joins Conservatives". Harlow Star. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Moss, Chris (2 May 2011). "Candidates prepare to lock horns in local elections". Harlow star. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Harlow Council Elections 2010 Results". Harlow District Council. Archived from the original on 20 May 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2015.