Harrogate Borough Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Harrogate council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue and independents in white. Rural areas of the council, which did not have elections in 2010, are not shown on the map.

The 2010 Harrogate Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Harrogate Borough Council in North Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservative party win a majority on the council after making a net gain of 1 seat to hold 28 of the 54 seats.[3] The Conservatives took the seats of Ripon Minster and Ripon Spa from independents, but lost a seat to the Liberal Democrats in High Harrogate.[3] Control of the council came down to the last seat declared in Low Harrogate, with the Conservative holding the seat by 6 votes over the Liberal Democrats to gain a majority.[3] This meant the Liberal Democrats ended 1 seat up on 22 councillors, while the independents lost 2 to have 4 seats.[4] Overall turnout in the election was 68.30%.[5]

Harrogate local election result 2010[5][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 11 1 0 +1 57.9 52.1 28,588 +25.1%
  Conservative 7 2 1 +1 36.8 41.3 22,691 -24.5%
  Independent 1 0 2 -2 5.3 5.6 3,049 +2.6%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 569 -1.0%

Ward results[edit]

Bilton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Clare McKenzie 1,662 53.9 +4.5
Conservative Robin Adderley 1,241 40.2 -4.3
BNP Emma Utley 181 5.9 +5.9
Majority 421 13.7 +8.8
Turnout 3,084 71.6 +24.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Granby[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Fox 1,959 70.7 +4.7
Conservative Benjamin Johnson 812 29.3 +8.1
Majority 1,147 41.4 -3.4
Turnout 2,771 61.2 +29.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Harlow Moor[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Donald MacKenzie 1,747 59.2 -2.8
Liberal Democrat Howard Cohen 1,204 40.8 +7.5
Majority 543 18.4 -10.3
Turnout 2,951 71.3 +30.5
Conservative hold Swing
High Harrogate[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Amanda Russell 1,612 57.2 +22.6
Conservative Lydia Blakeley 1,207 42.8 -11.2
Majority 405 14.4
Turnout 2,819 63.9 +29.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Hookstone[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patricia Marsh 2,139 65.0 -0.4
Conservative Matthew Hill 1,150 35.0 +9.6
Majority 989 30.1 -9.9
Turnout 3,289 73.3 +31.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Knaresborough East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christine Willoughby 1,678 64.1 +19.0
Conservative Helen McNamara 939 35.9 +12.0
Majority 739 28.2 +7.1
Turnout 2,617 67.1 +31.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Knaresborough King James[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Bill Hoult 1,732 58.8 +3.3
Conservative Philip Ireland 1,216 41.2 +2.6
Majority 516 17.5 +0.5
Turnout 2,948 73.5 +26.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Knaresborough Scriven Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anne Jones 1,700 58.9 +6.4
Conservative Barrington Batt 1,187 41.1 +5.9
Majority 513 17.8 +0.5
Turnout 2,887 70.0 +33.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Low Harrogate[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Ennis 1,355 50.1 -4.2
Liberal Democrat Carol Brooks 1,349 49.9 +4.2
Majority 6 0.2 -8.4
Turnout 2,704 64.1 +25.8
Conservative hold Swing
New Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Matthew Webber 1,677 63.3 -12.0
Conservative Neil Bentley 973 36.7 +22.0
Majority 704 26.6 -34.0
Turnout 2,650 65.5 +30.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Pannal[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sharon Bentley 1,944 55.9 -10.4
Liberal Democrat Martin Eglese 1,536 44.1 +10.4
Majority 408 11.7 -20.8
Turnout 3,480 80.4 +29.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ripon Minster[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart Martin 861 35.3 +20.9
Independent Pauline McHardy 807 33.1 -14.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Freeman 665 27.3 +9.9
Independent Jeremy Banyard 103 4.2 -7.2
Majority 54 2.2
Turnout 2,436 60.9 +24.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Ripon Moorside[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Andrew Williams 1,477 61.8 +0.4
Conservative Anthony Simpson 476 19.9 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Jones 438 18.3 +1.1
Majority 1,001 41.9 -2.4
Turnout 2,391 60.6 +21.9
Independent hold Swing
Ripon Spa[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Skidmore 1,197 43.6 +20.5
Liberal Democrat John Stockdale 889 32.4 +3.3
Independent Sylvia Brierley 480 17.5 -22.4
Independent Kenneth Hart 182 6.6 +6.6
Majority 308 11.2
Turnout 2,748 64.1 +24.7
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Rossett[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Nash 2,055 55.2 -4.6
Liberal Democrat Philomena Noonan 1,668 44.8 +7.0
Majority 387 10.4 -11.5
Turnout 3,723 77.7 +27.8
Conservative hold Swing
Saltergate[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Michael Newby 1,591 57.1 +1.4
Conservative Steven Jackson 1,196 42.9 +8.9
Majority 395 14.2 -7.5
Turnout 2,787 67.5 +32.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Starbeck[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Philip Broadbank 1,961 70.5 -1.7
Conservative Dennis Pinchen 653 23.5 +10.5
BNP Tracy-Ann Robinson 166 6.0 -3.7
Majority 1,308 47.1 -12.0
Turnout 2,780 63.1 +27.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stray[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clifford Trotter 1,708 53.2 -1.3
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Anderson 1,503 46.8 +4.0
Majority 205 6.4 -5.4
Turnout 3,211 76.0 +31.3
Conservative hold Swing
Woodfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Goss 1,625 62.0 +3.5
Conservative Heather Adderley 774 29.5 +14.6
BNP Steven Gill 222 8.5 -4.0
Majority 851 32.5 -11.2
Turnout 2,621 64.2 +25.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harrogate". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". London: guardian.co.uk. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Election 2010: Full results". Harrogate Advertiser. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Harrogate and Craven councils in Conservative control". BBC News Online. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Election of Borough Councillors for the Wards of Harrogate Borough Council Summary of Results" (PDF). Harrogate Borough Council. Retrieved 2011-01-22. [permanent dead link]