Portsmouth City Council election, 2011

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Map of the results of the 2011 Portsmouth council election. Liberal Democrats in orange, Conservatives in blue and Labour in red.

The 2011 Portsmouth City Council election took place on Thursday 5 May 2011 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council in Hampshire, England. The election took place on the same day as a referendum on the parliamentary voting system, 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.[1]

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

Election result[edit]

The only seats to change hands were Central Southsea and Nelson, both of which saw councillors who had previously defected to the Liberal Democrats from the Conservatives and Labour respectively retain their seats under the Liberal Democrat label. All comparisons are to the 2007 local elections, at which the same tranche of seats were contested.

Portsmouth Local Election Result 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 9 2 0 +2 64.3 32.9 16,850 -1.0%
  Conservative 4 0 1 -1 28.6 37.2 19,042 -3.4%
  Labour 1 0 1 -1 7.1 25.9 13,285 +10.0%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 986 -4.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 486 -1.6%
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 411 +0.8%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 149 -0.4%

Ward results[edit]

Comparisons for the purpose of determining a gain, hold or loss of a seat, and for all percentage changes, is to the last time these specific seats were up for election in 2007.

Baffins[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lynne Stagg 1,824 41.5 -4.0
Conservative Daryn Brewer 1,251 28.5 -5.9
Labour Julian Wright 683 15.6 +6.0
English Democrat Ian Ducane 243 5.5 +0.2
Green Sarah Coote 216 4.9 -0.3
Independent David Tucker 149 3.4 +3.4
Majority 573 13.0 +0.9
Turnout 4,391 39.2 +5.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 1.0% Con to LD
Central Southsea[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Margaret Adair 1,626 42.4 +13.0
Labour Rob Smith 1,059 27.6 +14.3
Conservative Massoud Esmaili 877 22.9 -14.7
TUSC Frances Pilling 234 6.1 +6.1
Majority 567 14.8 +14.8
Turnout 3,838 34.4 +0.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing 0.7% LD to Lab
Charles Dickens[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Steven Wylie 1,082 35.9 -4.0
Labour Sarah Cook 958 31.8 +9.7
Conservative Matt Davies 670 22.3 +4.7
Green Russell Anderson 270 9.0 +3.6
Majority 124 4.1 -13.7
Turnout 3,011 25.0 +0.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 6.9% LD to Lab
Copnor[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert New 1,402 38.0 -8.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Fletcher 1,094 29.7 +12.2
Labour Simon Payne 864 23.4 +4.5
English Democrat David Knight 302 8.2 -9.1
Majority 308 8.3 -19.1
Turnout 3,689 36.5 +8.2
Conservative hold Swing 10.3% Con to LD
Cosham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lee Mason 1,723 47.5 -1.5
Labour Graham Heaney 1,259 34.7 +10.8
Liberal Democrat Steve Pearson 620 17.1 +0.5
Majority 464 12.8 -12.3
Turnout 3,625 36.2 +6.4
Conservative hold Swing 6.2% Con to Lab
Drayton and Farlington[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ken Ellcome 3,074 63.2 +3.8
Labour Paul Middleton 925 19.0 +9.4
Liberal Democrat Steve Lanson-Dale 555 11.4 -11.4
English Democrat Dave Ward 253 5.2 -3.0
Majority 2,149 44.2 +7.6
Turnout 4,865 47.7 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing 2.8% Con to Lab
Eastney and Craneswater[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Terry Hall 1,842 45.7 -9.1
Conservative Gerry Oldfield 1,369 33.9 -4.6
Labour Rosalie Ward 603 14.9 +8.3
English Democrat Peter Lawrence 188 4.7 +4.7
Majority 473 11.8 -4.5
Turnout 4,034 41.8 +3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 2.3% LD to Con
Fratton[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Eleanor Scott 1,367 45.8 -10.2
Labour John Attrill 715 23.9 +11.4
Conservative Terry Judkins 710 23.8 +0.8
TUSC John Pickett 177 5.9 +5.9
Majority 652 21.9 -11.1
Turnout 2,986 27.9 +2.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 10.8 LD to Lab
Hilsea[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alistair Thompson 1,990 55.2 -2.8
Labour Michelle Treacher 1,196 33.2 +11.2
Liberal Democrat Michelle Cole 393 10.9 0.0
Majority 794 22.0 -14.0
Turnout 3,606 35.0 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing 7.0% Con to Lab
Milton[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gerald Vernon-Jackson 1,821 45.9 +2.6
Conservative Chris Hirst 1,267 31.9 -10.5
Labour Ken Ferrett 851 21.4 +15.3
Majority 554 14.0 +13.1
Turnout 3,969 38.3 -1.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 6.6% Con to LD
Nelson[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Leo Madden 1,240 38.2 +11.0
Labour John Ferrett 1,091 33.6 +1.7
Conservative Audrey Arnell 895 27.6 +0.6
Majority 149 4.6 +4.6
Turnout 3,248 31.5 +5.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing 4.7% Lab to LD
Paulsgrove[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Horne 1,624 55.0 +8.3
Conservative Oliver Greenwood 980 33.2 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Will Purvis 334 11.3 +1.8
Majority 644 21.8 +6.6
Turnout 2,952 29.6 +4.6
Labour hold Swing 3.3% Con to Lab
St Jude[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Michael Andrewes 1,464 41.9 -5.1
Conservative Linda Symes 1,329 38.1 -5.9
Labour Craig Cameron 664 19.0 +10.0
Majority 135 3.8 +0.8
Turnout 3,492 38.5 +5.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 0.4% Con to LD
St Thomas[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Les Stevens 1,588 40.2 -7.4
Conservative Sandra Stockdale 1,505 38.1 -5.7
Labour John Lancaster 793 20.1 +11.5
Majority 83 2.1 -1.7
Turnout 3,950 35.3 +0.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 0.9% LD to Con

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election 2011 - Portsmouth". BBC News. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Political composition of the council". Portsmouth.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Baffins". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Central Southsea". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Charles Dickens". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  6. ^ "Copnor". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  7. ^ "Cosham". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  8. ^ "Drayton & Farlington". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  9. ^ "Eastney & Craneswater". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  10. ^ "Fratton". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  11. ^ "Hilsea". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  12. ^ "Milton". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  13. ^ "Nelson". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  14. ^ "Paulsgrove". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  15. ^ "St Jude". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  16. ^ "St Thomas". Portsmouth.gov.uk. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 


Preceded by
Portsmouth City Council election, 2010
Portsmouth City Council elections Succeeded by
Portsmouth City Council election, 2012