Plymouth City Council election, 2010
19 of the 57 seats to Plymouth City Council
29 seats needed for a majority
The Conservative Party remained in control of the council with a reduced majority.
Plymouth City Council held local elections on 6 May 2010 along with councils across the United Kingdom as part of the 2010 local elections. The council elects its councillors in thirds, with nineteen being up for election every year for three years, with no election in the fourth year.
Councillors defending their seats were previously elected in 2006. In that election, twelve Conservative candidates and seven Labour candidates were elected. This election followed a by-election in Ham, which resulted in a Labour hold.
The Conservative Party had control of the council ahead of this election, with 37 councillors and a majority of eight seats.
Former Labour councillor Andy Kerswell defended his seat in Efford and Lipson as an independent.
The party standings following the election:
|Party||2008/09 Cllrs||Net Gain/Loss||2010 Cllrs|
Current political situation
If the Labour Party was to regain the majority they held on the council until 2006, they needed to gain 11 seats, which they failed to do, although made two gains (one against a Conservative and the other against Andy Kerswell) despite a national swing against them.
Seats up for election in 2010
Gains are shown by highlighting in the winning party's colours, comparing them to when these coundillors were last up for election in 2006.
|Ward||Previous Councillor (2006)||Previous Party (2006)||Winning Councillor||Winning Party|
|Budshead||Grant Monahan||Conservative||Grant Monahan||Conservative|
|Compton||Ted Fry||Conservative||Ted Fry||Conservative|
|Devonport||William Stevens||Labour Co-operative||William Stevens||Labour Co-operative|
|Drake||Steven Ricketts||Conservative||Steven Ricketts||Conservative|
|Efford and Lipson||Andy Kerswell||Labour Co-operative (later independent)||David Haydon and Pauline Murphy||Labour|
|Eggbuckland||Ian Bowyer||Conservative||Ian Bowyer||Conservative|
|Ham||Ian Gordon||Labour||Ian Gordon||Labour|
|Honicknowle||Pauline Purnell||Labour||Nicky Williams||Labour|
|Moor View||Michael Foster||Conservative||Mike Wright||Labour|
|Peverell||Martin Leaves||Conservative||Martin Leaves||Conservative|
|Plympton Chaddlewood||Glenn Jordan||Conservative||Glenn Jordan||Conservative|
|Plympton St Mary||David James||Conservative||David James||Conservative|
|Plymstock Radford||Wendy Foster||Conservative||Wendy Foster||Conservative|
|St Budeaux||Sally Letcher||Labour||Sally Bowie (née Letcher)||Labour|
|St Peter and The Waterfront||Sue McDonald||Labour||Sue McDonald||Labour|
|Southway||James Kirk||Labour Co-operative||Tom Browne||Conservative|
|Stoke||Jill Dolan||Conservative||Jill Dolan||Conservative|
|Sutton and Mount Gould||Mary Aspinall||Labour Co-operative||Mary Aspinall||Labour Co-operative|
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