Portsmouth City Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Portsmouth council election. Liberal Democrats in orange, Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.

The 2010 Portsmouth City Council election took place on Thursday 6 May 2010 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council in Hampshire, England. The election took place on the same day as a parliamentary general election, and one third of the council (14 seats) was up for election using the first-past-the-post voting system. The Liberal Democrats won a majority of the seats being contested, and remained in overall control of the council, which they had achieved following a series of defections to the party in 2009.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:[2]

Election result[edit]

NB: All comparisons are to the 2006 local elections, at which the same tranche of seats were contested.

Portsmouth Local Election Result 2010
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 8 3 0 +3 57.1 38.5 32,874 +4.9
  Conservative 5 0 2 -2 35.7 36.8 31,469 -5.5
  Labour 1 0 1 -1 7.1 19.4 16,578 +1.3
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 3,038 +2.6
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1,019 -2.0
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 508 -0.7

Ward results[edit]

NB: All comparisons are to the 2006 local elections, at which the same tranche of seats were contested.

Baffins[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Darron Phillips 3,294 45.9 +0.3
Conservative Richard Smith 2,185 30.5 -4.3
Labour Barbara Spiegelhalter 1,070 14.9 +2.7
English Democrat Piers Goodwin 354 4.9 +4.9
Green Sarah Coote 234 3.3 -4.1
Majority 1,109 15.4 +4.6
Turnout 7,169 65.6 +30.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 2.0% Con to LD
Central Southsea[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lee Hunt 3,374 49.5 +13.8
Conservative Joan Payne 1,732 25.4 -14.1
Labour Keith Crabbe 974 14.3 +1.4
Green Lucy Maclennan 457 6.7 -5.1
Independent Derek Wareham 216 3.2 +3.2
Majority 1,642 24.1 +24.1
Turnout 6,814 61.1 +24.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing 14.0% Con to LD
Charles Dickens[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jacqui Hancock 2,655 50.9 +0.9
Labour John Ferrett 1,112 21.3 -1.5
Conservative Syed Haque 1,105 21.2 +2.5
Independent Leslie Cummings 292 5.6 +5.6
Majority 1,543 29.6 +2.4
Turnout 5,219 44.7 +18.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 1.2% Lab to LD
Copnor[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Park 2,729 42.3 -4.1
Liberal Democrat Stephen Fletcher 1,746 27.1 +10.1
Labour Michelle Treacher 1,462 22.7 +4.1
English Democrat David Knight 446 6.9 -6.8
Majority 983 15.2 -12.6
Turnout 6,451 64.5 +32.0
Conservative hold Swing 7.1% Con to LD
Cosham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative April Windebank 2,679 43.5 -11.0
Labour Graham Heaney 1,753 28.5 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Neil Munday 1,291 21.0 +0.2
English Democrat David Ward 378 6.1 +6.1
Majority 926 15.0 -14.8
Turnout 6,159 62.4 +28.6
Conservative hold Swing 7.4% Con to Lab
Drayton and Farlington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Bosher 4,247 56.8 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Steve Pearson 1,650 22.1 -6.5
Labour Andy Silvester 1,229 16.5 +6.4
English Democrat Greg Trechard 306 4.1 +4.1
Majority 2,597 34.7 +2.0
Turnout 7,471 73.2 +29.3
Conservative hold Swing 1.0% LD to Con
Eastney and Craneswater[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Luke Stubbs 2,704 43.7 -2.5
Liberal Democrat Matthew Winnington 2,542 41.1 -4.6
Labour Vicky Davies 663 10.7 +2.5
English Democrat Peter Lawrence 242 3.9 +3.9
Majority 162 2.6 +2.1
Turnout 6,182 66.2 +28.6
Conservative hold Swing 1.1% LD to Con
Fratton[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mike Hancock 3,301 58.7 -0.9
Conservative Terry Judkins 1,523 27.1 -0.8
Labour Nick Durrant 775 13.8 +1.5
Majority 1,778 31.6 -0.3
Turnout 5,627 54.6 +27.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 0.1% LD to Con
Hilsea[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Jonas 3,095 49.3 -11.5
Labour Margaret Gooch 1,645 26.2 -0.2
Liberal Democrat Chasta Cole 1,191 19.0 +6.2
English Democrat Barry Faust 304 4.8 +4.8
Majority 1,450 23.1 -11.3
Turnout 6,273 62.3 +27.8
Conservative hold Swing 5.7% Con to Lab
Milton[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Caroline Scott 3,238 49.5 +8.2
Conservative Stephen Rogers 1,988 30.4 -9.1
Labour Ken Ferrett 903 13.8 +4.6
English Democrat Ian Ducane 332 5.1 +5.1
Majority 1,250 19.1 +17.3
Turnout 6,541 63.7 +28.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 8.7% Con to LD
Nelson[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jason Fazackarley 2,228 40.3 +20.5
Labour Sarah Cook 1,478 26.7 -12.6
Conservative Ian Lyon 1,477 26.7 -4.2
English Democrat Kevin Baker 308 5.6 +5.6
Majority 750 13.6 +13.6
Turnout 5,529 55.0 +27.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing 16.6% Lab to LD
Paulsgrove[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim Patey 2,134 40.1 -9.6
Conservative Fred Brimecome 1,904 35.7 +1.4
Liberal Democrat Alan Webb 880 16.5 +0.6
English Democrat Peter Fletcher 368 6.9 +6.9
Majority 230 4.4 -11.0
Turnout 5,327 54.3 +26.5
Labour hold Swing 5.5% Lab to Con
St Jude[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Eddis 2,485 46.8 +11.0
Conservative Linda Symes 1,852 34.9 -3.9
Labour Alwin Oliver 611 11.5 +5.6
Green Sean Sanders 328 6.2 +6.2
Majority 633 11.9 +11.9
Turnout 5,313 60.4 +26.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing 7.5% Con to LD
St Thomas[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Rob Wood 2,999 49.2 +4.6
Conservative Sandra Stockdale 2,249 36.9 -4.6
Labour John Spiegelhalter 769 12.6 -1.4
Majority 750 12.3 +9.2
Turnout 6,097 56.9 +21.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 4.6% Con to LD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lib Dems claim fourth defection". BBC News. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Political composition of the council". Portsmouth.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Baffins". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Central Southsea". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Charles Dickens". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  6. ^ "Copnor". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Cosham". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Drayton and Farlington". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  9. ^ "Eastney & Craneswater". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  10. ^ "Fratton". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  11. ^ "Hilsea". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  12. ^ "Milton". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  13. ^ "Nelson". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  14. ^ "Paulsgrove". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  15. ^ "St Jude". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  16. ^ "St Thomas". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 


Preceded by
Portsmouth City Council election, 2008
Portsmouth City Council elections Succeeded by
Portsmouth City Council election, 2011