Medway Council election, 2011

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The 2011 Medway Council unitary authority election took place on 5 May 2011. The Conservative Party won a majority on the council with 35 Councillors, The Labour Party came second with 15 councillors, and the Liberal Democrats third with 3 councillors. There are 2 independent councillors, There are a total of 55 seats on the council.[1]

Medway Council election, 2011
United Kingdom
← 2007 5 May 2011 2015 →

All 55 seats in the chamber
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Seats before 33 10 8
Seats won 35 15 3
Seats after 35 15 3
Seat change Increase2 Increase5 Decrease5

Previous Council Control before election

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Conservative

Subsequent Council Control


Conservative

Results[edit]

Medway Council Local Election 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 35 4 2 +2 63.64 46.05 80,017
  Labour 15 6 1 +5 27.27 34.46 59,870
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 5 -5 5.45 8.81 15,312
  Independent 2 2 4 -2 3.64 4.43 7,692
  Green 0 0 0 0 N/A 2.04 3,540
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 N/A 1.80 3,121
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 N/A 1.55 2,690
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.51 888
  BNP 0 0 0 0 N/A 0.09 150

Council Composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

33 13 8 1
Conservative Labour LD I

After the election the composition of the council was:

35 15 3 2
Conservative Labour LD I

I - Independent

Ward results[edit]

Chatham Central[edit]

Chatham Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Shaw 1,949 21.6
Labour Paul Godwin 1,896 21.0
Labour Vince Maple 1,857 20.6
Conservative Denis Wildey 804 8.9
Conservative Nigel Major 775 8.6
Conservative Eric Williams 744 8.2
UKIP Robin Johnson 314 3.5
English Democrat Karen Streatfield 242 2.7
Liberal Democrat Keith Burrows 223 2.5
Liberal Democrat Mark Biggs 220 2.4
Majority 1,053 11.4
Turnout 9,024 30.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cuxton and Halling[edit]

Cuxton and Halling
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ray Maisey 1,188 63.4
Labour Tina Lancley 686 36.6
Majority 502 26.8
Turnout 1,874 44.9
Conservative hold Swing

Gillingham North[edit]

Gillingham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Andy Stamp 1,379 13.3
Independent Pat Cooper 1,184 11.4
Labour Adam Price 1,156 11.2
Labour Naushabah Khan 1,108 10.7
Labour Ian Darbyshire 1,104 10.7
Independent Dan McDonald 1,038 10.0
Conservative Rifat Chishti 746 7.2
Conservative Jonpaul Kelly 635 6.1
Conservative Kamran Safdar 519 5.0
Liberal Democrat Cathy Sutton 317 3.1
Liberal Democrat Sidney Kingman 311 3.0
Liberal Democrat Garry Harrison 272 2.6
Independent Alan Austen 251 2.4
Green Doug Goodyer 239 2.3
TUSC James Feist 96 1.0
Majority 48 0.5
Turnout 10,355 34.3
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Gillingham South[edit]

Gillingham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Geoff Juby 1,097 11.4
Labour David Colman 1,080 11.2
Liberal Democrat Sheila Kearney 1,028 10.6
Liberal Democrat Stephen Kearney 1,002 10.4
Labour Sucha Gill 1,001 10.4
Labour James Smith 928 9.6
Conservative Shirley Griffiths 769 8.0
Conservative Jim Hattersley 668 6.9
Conservative Atma Sandhu 516 5.3
Green Simon Marchant 277 2.9
UKIP Stephen Newton 275 2.8
UKIP Keith Rudd 227 2.3
TUSC Jacqui Berry 206 2.1
Independent Gillian Stamp 164 1.7
BNP Brian Ravenscroft 150 1.6
Independent Dan Hilder 136 1.4
Independent Stuart Stamp 130 1.4
Majority 26 0.2
Turnout 9,654 33.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Hempstead and Wigmore[edit]

Hempstead and Wigmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Diane Chambers 1,805 28.6
Conservative Rodney Chambers 1,779 28.1
Independent Noel McAllister 603 9.5
Independent Rupert Brennan 574 9.1
Labour David Crowhurst 486 7.7
Labour Matthew Hidson 409 6.5
UKIP Gregory Knopp 206 3.3
Liberal Democrat Ronnie Williams 156 2.5
UKIP John Rose 153 2.4
Liberal Democrat Philip Gates 147 2.3
Majority 1,176 18.6
Turnout 6,318 51.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lordswood and Capstone[edit]

Lordswood and Capstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Jarrett 1,618 32.4
Conservative David Wildey 1,446 28.9
Labour Stuart Bourne 790 15.8
Labour Brian Ashman 712 14.2
UKIP Alan Harding 256 5.1
English Democrat Phoebe Troy 179 3.6
Majority 656 13.1
Turnout 5,001 40.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Luton and Wayfield[edit]

Luton and Wayfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sam Craven 1,487 17.4
Labour Christine Godwin 1,467 17.1
Labour Tristan Osborne 1,326 15.5
Conservative Tashi Bhutia 1,268 14.8
Conservative Mike Franklin 1,108 13.0
Conservative Gloria Opara 992 11.6
Green Dave Arthur 299 3.5
Liberal Democrat Chris Hooper 168 2.0
TUSC Heather Downs 160 1.9
Liberal Democrat Eddie Hooper 141 1.6
Liberal Democrat Christopher Sams 136 1.6
Majority 59 0.7
Turnout 8,552 34.5
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Peninsula[edit]

Peninsula
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Phil Filmer 2,557 21.9
Conservative Tony Watson 2,307 19.7
Conservative Chris Irvine 2,125 18.2
Labour John Griffin 975 8.3
Labour Debbie Fernandez 898 7.7
Labour Simon Wady 879 7.5
English Democrat Ron Sands 535 4.6
English Democrat Dean Lacey 476 4.1
Green Richard Patey 351 3.0
Liberal Democrat Tamsyn Green 298 2.6
Liberal Democrat Shirley Boosey 282 2.4
Majority 1,150 9.9
Turnout 11,683 43.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Princes Park[edit]

Princes Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matt Bright 1,488 29.1
Conservative Pat Gulvin 1,317 25.8
Labour Matthew Butt 1,014 19.9
Labour David Albiston 968 19.0
English Democrat Daniel Logan 200 3.9
Liberal Democrat Mohammad Qureshi 119 2.3
Majority 303 5.9
Turnout 5,106 38.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rainham Central[edit]

Rainham Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rehman Chishti 2,931 23.8
Conservative Mike O'Brien 2,538 20.6
Conservative Barry Kemp 2,514 20.4
Labour Christine Murphy 938 7.6
Labour Carl Pinnock 917 7.5
Labour Roger Bragg 912 7.4
UKIP Patricia Medford 412 3.4
Liberal Democrat David Yale 308 2.5
Liberal Democrat Chrystalla Peck 298 2.4
Green Andy Rogers 286 2.3
Liberal Democrat Dereck Peck 251 2.1
Majority 1,576 12.8
Turnout 12,305 48.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rainham North[edit]

Rainham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Carr 1,553 27.7
Conservative Vaughan Hewett 1,475 26.3
Labour Harry Keane 620 11.0
Labour Mary Keane 593 10.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Guichard 534 9.5
Liberal Democrat Terry Lucy 439 7.8
UKIP Bob Oakley 221 3.9
UKIP Danny Dancy 179 3.2
Majority 855 15.3
Turnout 5,614 44.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rainham South[edit]

Rainham South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Howard Doe 1,959 19.6
Conservative David Royle 1,901 19.0
Conservative Leslie Wicks 1,659 16.6
Labour Linda Miller 1,021 10.2
Labour Gillian Pearson 997 9.9
Labour Jill Fennel 922 9.2
Liberal Democrat Nina Chance 443 4.4
UKIP Jill Collin 389 3.9
Liberal Democrat Terence Harrison 378 3.8
Liberal Democrat Ian Sellen 338 3.4
Majority 638 6.4
Turnout 10007 38.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

River[edit]

River
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Craig Mackinlay 1,037 26.8
Conservative Andrew Mackness 970 25.0
Labour John Jones 846 21.8
Labour Adetomi Yemi 612 15.8
Liberal Democrat Ernest Gray 119 3.1
Green Steven Keevil 115 3.0
Green Chris Price 89 2.3
Liberal Democrat Nem Juby 85 2.2
Majority 124 3.2
Turnout 3,873 36.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Rochester East[edit]

Rochester East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Teresa Murray 1,570 30.7
Labour Nick Bowler 1,531 29.9
Conservative Brian Griffin 833 16.3
Conservative Jim Nugent 649 12.7
Green Dave Heritage 255 5.0
Liberal Democrat Carol Kemsley 180 3.5
Liberal Democrat Guri Singh Rai 98 1.9
Majority 698 13.6
Turnout 5,116 38.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rochester South and Horsted[edit]

Rocheseter South and Horsted
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Trevor Clarke 2,278 20.7
Conservative Sylvia Griffin 2,042 18.6
Conservative Rupert Turpin 1.760 16.0
Labour Hugh Hawkins 1.186 10.8
Labour Joe Murray 1,115 10.2
Labour Alex Paterson 1,099 10.0
UKIP Keith Fletcher 489 4.5
Liberal Democrat Viv Parker 459 4.2
Green Tony Major 342 3.1
TUSC Laura Rumley 214 1.9
Majority 282 2.6
Turnout 10,984 43.1
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rochester West[edit]

Rochester West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ted Baker 1,658 28.1
Conservative Kelly Tolhurst 1,336 22.7
Labour Sarah Hehir 1,029 17.5
Labour Derek Munton 851 14.4
Green Trish Marchant 280 4.8
Liberal Democrat Ken Juby 246 4.2
Green Mary Smith 208 3.5
Liberal Democrat Qamar Khan Lodhi 195 3.3
English Democrat Agita Sudraba 88 1.5
Majority 307 5.2
Turnout 5,891 43.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Strood North[edit]

Strood North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jane Chitty 2,016 17.4
Conservative Jane Etheridge 1,988 17.2
Labour Stephen Hubbard 1,764 15.3
Conservative Paul Rai 1,699 14.7
Labour Linda Robson 1,480 12.8
Labour Liam Curran 1,390 12.0
Liberal Democrat Andrew Millsom 318 2.7
English Democrat Phil Varnham 282 2.4
Liberal Democrat Tony Phillips 228 2.0
TUSC Chas Berry 212 1.8
Liberal Democrat Mike Price 198 1.7
Majority 65 0.6
Turnout 11,575 42.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Strood Rural[edit]

Strood Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Mason 2,106 19.6
Conservative Peter Hicks 2,093 19.4
Conservative Peter Rodberg 1,795 16.7
Labour Kim Murphy 1,036 9.6
Labour Eleanor Dhiman 866 8.0
Labour Raj Heer 796 7.4
Independent Christopher Fribbins 683 6.4
Green David Davison 395 3.7
Liberal Democrat Colin Elliot 346 3.2
Liberal Democrat David Green 334 3.1
Liberal Democrat Stephen Boosey 311 2.9
Majority 759 5.2
Turnout 10,761 38.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Strood South[edit]

Strood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Avey 1,576 16.4
Labour Isaac Igwe 1,459 15.2
Conservative Josie Iles 1,412 14.7
Labour Robert Heathfield 1,395 14.5
Labour Mark Jones 1,388 14.4
Conservative Ken Bamber 1,332 13.8
English Democrat Michael Walters 513 5.3
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Ball 207 2.1
Liberal Democrat Thomas Moore 175 1.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Hunt 170 1.8
Majority 17 0.2
Turnout 9,627 33.1
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Twydall[edit]

Twydall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Harriott 1,882 18.1
Labour Dorte Gilry 1,807 17.4
Labour Glyn Griffiths 1,744 16.8
Conservative Diana Lawrence 1,402 13.5
Conservative Tony Rocco 1,286 12.4
Conservative Arthur Wenham 1,202 11.5
Liberal Democrat Brian Gittings 303 2.9
Green Tina Lawlor Mottram 275 2.6
Liberal Democrat Alan Jefferies 249 2.4
Liberal Democrat Mavis Yale 246 2.4
Majority 342 3.3
Turnout 10,396 38.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Walderslade[edit]

Walderslade
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Brake 1,280 23.6
Conservative Adrian Gulvin 1,019 18.8
Independent Ian Burt 964 17.8
Independent Kieran Magee 694 12.8
Labour John Lloyd 490 9.0
Labour James Wyper 441 8.1
English Democrat Sean Varnham 175 3.2
Green Edith East 129 2.4
Liberal Democrat Jasmin Ademovic 121 2.2
Liberal Democrat Hilary Drake Brockman 117 2.1
Majority 55 1.0
Turnout 5,430 40.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Watling[edit]

Watling
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Diana Smith 950 21.7
Conservative Wendy Purdy 780 17.8
Conservative Phillip Manning 764 17.4
Liberal Democrat Tony Jeacock 751 17.1
Labour Ian Cuthbert 560 12.8
Labour David Walker 437 10.0
Independent Barry Archer 143 3.2
Majority 342 3.3
Turnout 4,385 44.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your Councillors". Retrieved 24 January 2013.