Hastings Borough Council election, 2008

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Map of the results of the 2008 Hastings council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2008 Hastings Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Hastings Borough Council in East Sussex, England. Half of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout in the election was 36.5%.[3]

Hastings Local Election Result 2008[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 0 +1 50.0 42.5 9,530 +3.3%
  Labour 7 2 1 +1 43.8 34.7 7,786 +1.1%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 2 -2 6.3 19.0 4,266 -3.4%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 472 +0.0%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 268 +1.2%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 120 +0.5%

Ward results[edit]

Ashdown[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rob Cooke 983 64.4 +3.4
Labour John Leahy 288 18.9 -5.4
Liberal Democrat Alan Roscoe 255 16.7 +2.0
Majority 695 45.5 +8.8
Turnout 1,526 34.7 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Baird[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Vallery 683 51.0 +4.4
Labour Georgiana De Lussy 509 38.0 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Wilfrid Pickard 148 11.0 -4.3
Majority 174 13.0 +4.5
Turnout 1,340 37.6 +0.5
Conservative hold Swing
Braybrooke[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dominic Sabetian 794 53.2 +0.9
Conservative Michelle Green 508 34.0 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Oliver Maloney 191 12.8 -4.0
Majority 286 19.2 -2.3
Turnout 1,493 41.2 +0.7
Labour hold Swing
Castle[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Barlow 718 46.5 +14.4
Liberal Democrat Paul Smith 286 18.5 -20.3
Conservative Lee Allane 246 15.9 -0.9
Independent Andy Dumas 168 10.9 +10.9
BNP Mick Turner 83 5.4 +5.4
Independent Bob Stewart 43 2.8 +2.8
Majority 432 28.0
Turnout 1,544 36.7 +0.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Central St. Leonards[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Trevor Webb 568 46.5 +2.0
Conservative Simon Corello 327 26.8 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Brett McLean 188 15.4 -12.4
BNP Frank Swaine 81 6.6 +6.6
Independent David Knight 57 4.7 +4.7
Majority 241 19.7 +3.0
Turnout 1,221 31.4 -1.7
Labour hold Swing
Conquest[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Pragnell 835 48.9 -11.9
Liberal Democrat Margaret Williams 521 30.5 +10.4
Labour Nigel Sinden 231 13.5 -5.6
UKIP Diane Granger 120 7.0 +7.0
Majority 314 18.4 -22.3
Turnout 1,707 45.4 +5.2
Conservative hold Swing
Gensing[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kim Forward 526 37.1 +10.9
Liberal Democrat Vivienne Bond 457 32.2 +12.4
Conservative Cath Burrows 435 30.7 -15.5
Majority 69 4.9
Turnout 1,418 36.7 -5.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Hollington[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terry Soan 427 41.1 -3.9
Conservative Amanda Charlesworth 324 31.2 +11.3
BNP Victoria Britton 161 15.5 -2.5
Liberal Democrat Nathan Lauder 128 12.3 +0.5
Majority 103 9.9 -15.2
Turnout 1,040 25.1 -4.3
Labour hold Swing
Maze Hill[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maureen Charlesworth 868 62.9 +1.8
Labour Ken Maitland 309 22.4 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Colin Dormer 203 14.7 -4.7
Majority 559 40.5 -1.1
Turnout 1,380 34.7 -1.9
Conservative hold Swing
Old Hastings[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Stevens 634 35.0 -1.6
Conservative Stuart Padget 633 34.9 +4.5
Labour Kate Francis 547 30.2 -2.8
Majority 1 0.1 -3.5
Turnout 1,814 42.8 +0.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Ore[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne Bird 626 50.3 +11.6
Labour Richard Street 434 34.9 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Anne Scott 184 14.8 -15.7
Majority 192 15.4 +7.5
Turnout 1,244 34.3 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Silverhill[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Lock 628 47.3 +4.1
Labour Bruce Dowling 520 39.1 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Chris Beaumont 181 13.6 -8.5
Majority 108 8.1 -0.4
Turnout 1,329 33.3 -6.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Helens[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Lock 994 58.5 +6.3
Labour Jonathan Lee 412 24.2 -3.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Willard 293 17.2 -3.3
Majority 582 34.3 +9.4
Turnout 1,699 50.1 +5.9
Conservative hold Swing
Tressell[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Chowney 372 37.0
Conservative Kate Walsgrove 279 27.7
Liberal Democrat Evelyn Modlinger 208 20.7
BNP Nick Prince 147 14.6
Majority 93 9.2
Turnout 1,006 29.5 -5.1
Labour hold Swing
West St Leonards[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Beaver 663 48.5 +5.5
Labour Mike Turner 517 37.8 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Tricia Kennelly 186 13.6 -9.2
Majority 146 10.7 +1.9
Turnout 1,366 35.8 -3.4
Conservative hold Swing
Wishing Tree[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phil Scott 614 46.7 +0.4
Conservative Jason Perry 498 37.9 +10.2
Liberal Democrat Norman Wilcock 203 15.4 -10.6
Majority 116 8.8 -9.8
Turnout 1,315 36.3 +0.8
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hastings". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections: Results: Voters in the cities and the shires have their say in the ballot box". The Guardian. 2008-05-02. p. 7. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "01 May 2008 Hastings Borough Council Election - Results". Hastings Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Statement of persons nominated" (PDF). Hastings Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-06-03. [dead link]