Havant Borough Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Havant Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2010 Havant Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Havant Borough Council in Hampshire, 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]

Before the election the Conservatives had 32 seats on the council, compared to 3 each for Labour and the Liberal Democrats.[3] Among those defending seats at the election were the Conservative leader of the council Tony Briggs in Cowplain ward and the Labour group leader Richard Brown in Warren Park.[3]

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives increased their majority on the council after gaining two seats, one each from Labour and the Liberal Democrats.[4] The Conservative gain from Labour came in Warren Park, where they defeated the Labour group leader Richard Brown, while the Liberal Democrat defeat was in Bondfields, where the Conservative winner Frida Edwards became the first black councillor in Havant.[4] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats gained a seat from Labour in Battins, where Labour's June Hanan had stood down at the election, and the new Liberal Democrat councillor Katie Ray became the youngest ever councillor in Havant at the age of 20.[4] The council election took place at the same time as the 2010 general election, with the Conservative Member of parliament for Havant, David Willetts, doubling his majority.[5]

Havant local election result 2010[2][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 14 2 0 +2 93.3 50.1 31,512 -7.9%
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 1 0 6.7 28.2 17,745 +4.7%
  Labour 0 0 2 -2 0 16.0 10,064 +5.0%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 2,064 -2.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1,268 +0.7%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 290 -0.4%

Ward results[edit]

Barncroft[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Fairhurst 945 42.5 -12.2
Labour Anne Edwards 592 26.6 +8.8
Liberal Democrat Michael Ponsonby 478 21.5 +7.9
UKIP Ray Finch 211 9.5 -4.4
Majority 353 15.9 -21.0
Turnout 2,226 50.6 +26.4
Conservative hold Swing
Battins[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Katie Ray 912 38.3 -8.1
Conservative Liz Fairhurst 816 34.3 +10.0
Labour Lynne Phillips 651 27.4 +10.9
Majority 96 4.0 -18.2
Turnout 2,379 49.3 +24.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Bedhampton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jenny Wride 2,166 46.0 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Jane Briggs 1,460 31.0 -4.0
Labour Oliver Edwards 589 12.5 +5.9
UKIP Steve Harris 271 5.8 +1.5
Green Terry Mitchell 121 2.6 +2.6
English Democrat George Herbert 100 2.1 -5.0
Majority 706 15.0 +2.9
Turnout 4,707 66.4 +29.6
Conservative hold Swing
Bondfields[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frida Edwards 882 34.1 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Steve Marshall 845 32.7 +10.4
Labour Ralph Cousins 669 25.9 -7.5
English Democrat Grant Greenham 190 7.3 +1.1
Majority 37 1.4
Turnout 2,586 52.2 +29.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Cowplain[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Briggs 2,993 58.8 -12.9
Liberal Democrat Tamzan Crabb 1,483 29.1 +7.5
Labour Ken Monks 616 12.1 +5.3
Majority 1,510 29.7 -20.4
Turnout 5,092 69.4 +38.0
Conservative hold Swing
Emsworth[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Gillett 3,124 53.7 -12.4
Liberal Democrat Roisin Miller 1,470 25.3 +5.1
Labour Ken Gilchrist 669 11.5 +3.9
UKIP Ian Reddoch 315 5.4 -0.6
Green Wendy Smith 235 4.0 +4.0
Majority 1,654 28.5 -17.4
Turnout 5,813 74.4 +30.5
Conservative hold Swing
Hart Plain[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Cheshire 2,424 51.0 -10.6
Liberal Democrat Rodney Crawford 1,671 35.2 +5.7
Labour Howard Sherlock 657 13.8 +5.0
Majority 753 15.8 -16.3
Turnout 4,752 64.5 +33.6
Conservative hold Swing
Hayling East (2 seats)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Smith 2,272
Conservative Leah Turner 2,027
Liberal Democrat Paul Pritchard 1,116
Liberal Democrat Angela Armstrong 929
Labour Sheila Mealy 715
Labour John Laxton 695
UKIP Gary Kerrin 689
Green Helena Youle 313
Turnout 8,756 66.1 +33.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hayling West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Wilson 2,913 59.8 -8.8
Liberal Democrat Ann Brown 898 18.4 +1.7
Labour Susan Underwood 636 13.1 +6.4
UKIP Brenda Kerrin 424 8.7 +0.8
Majority 2,015 41.4 -10.5
Turnout 4,871 70.6 +31.8
Conservative hold Swing
Purbrook[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gwendoline Blackett 2,596 53.7 -12.5
Liberal Democrat Sue Pook 1,335 27.6 +15.0
Labour Lisa Wheeler 907 18.7 +6.1
Majority 1,261 26.1 -27.5
Turnout 4,838 66.9 +35.9
Conservative hold Swing
St Faiths[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jackie Branson 2,530 49.5 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Peter Corrigan 1,593 31.2 -0.7
Labour James Smith 591 11.6 +4.0
Green Tim Dawes 394 7.7 +0.9
Majority 937 18.3 +4.3
Turnout 5,108 71.6 +31.1
Conservative hold Swing
Stakes[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Olly Kennedy 2,150 49.1 -13.6
Liberal Democrat Ann Bazley 1,289 29.4 +8.8
Labour Robin Matthews 938 21.4 +4.7
Majority 861 19.7 -22.3
Turnout 4,377 59.0 +35.2
Conservative hold Swing
Warren Park[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Johnson 752 34.2 -1.9
Labour Richard Brown 673 30.6 +9.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Maple 620 28.2 -5.8
UKIP Steve Little 154 7.0 -2.2
Majority 79 3.6 +1.5
Turnout 2,199 44.3 +20.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Waterloo[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ray Bastin 2,922 55.8 -14.4
Liberal Democrat Fred Dunford 1,646 31.4 +12.1
Labour Edward Miller 466 8.9 -1.6
Green Richard Jannaway 205 3.9 +3.9
Majority 1,276 24.4 -26.5
Turnout 5,239 69.1 +35.0
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Havant". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". London: guardian.co.uk. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Havant:Lib Dems hoping the Clegg effect will help them make progress". The News. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Tories tighten grip on Havant". The News. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Delighted Willetts doubles majority as he holds Havant". The News. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Election Results May 2010". Havant Borough Council. Archived from the original on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014.