Purbeck District Council election, 2007

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Elections to Purbeck District Council were held on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Purbeck Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 5 1 0 +1 55.6 41.8 4,961 +6.7%
  Conservative 3 0 2 -2 33.3 38.6 4,588 -15.4%
  Independent 1 1 0 +1 11.1 5.4 640 +5.4%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 844 -3.8%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 5.6 668 +5.6%
  Farmer Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 172 +1.4%

Ward results[edit]

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Nigel Dragon 547 80.7 +80.7
Labour James Selby Bennett 131 19.3 +16.6
Majority 416 61.4
Turnout 678 44.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Lytchett Minster and Upton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Frederick Drane 778 61.7 +9.5
Conservative Simon Williams 483 38.3 -9.5
Majority 295 23.4 +19.0
Turnout 1,261 39.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Lytchett Minster and Upton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Starr 734 50.5 +15.5
Conservative Bill Pipe 720 49.5 -9.6
Majority 14 1.0
Turnout 1,454 48.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Purbeck West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry Quinn 199 39.3 -32.1
Farmer Independent Paul Simpson 172 33.9 +33.9
Labour Jon Davey 88 17.4 -11.2
UKIP Nicholas Barnes 48 9.5 +9.5
Majority 27 5.4 -37.4
Turnout 507 44.2 -5.8
Conservative hold Swing
St Martin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Keith Green 568 57.1 +6.3
Conservative Malcolm Russell 333 33.5 -8.4
Independent Judith Webb 93 9.4 +9.4
Majority 235 23.6 +14.7
Turnout 994 45.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Swanage North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Trite 862 51.1 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Anita Chennell 422 25.0 -7.4
UKIP Tricia Moore 221 13.1 +13.1
Labour Chris Rabsin 182 10.8 +1.3
Majority 440 26.1 +0.3
Turnout 1,687 49.6 +0.1
Conservative hold Swing
Swanage South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Pratt 734 40.0 -6.0
Liberal Democrat Mike Hadley 539 29.4 +2.0
Labour Tom Holmes 336 18.3 -8.3
UKIP Mike Hobson 226 12.3 +12.3
Majority 195 10.6 -8.0
Turnout 1,835 38.5 -2.8
Conservative hold Swing
Wareham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Eric Osmond 1,243 62.2 +1.8
Conservative Brian Jaeger 754 37.8 -1.8
Majority 489 24.4 +3.6
Turnout 1,997 42.9 -5.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wool
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Goldsack 677 46.4 +32.4
Conservative Rosemary Hodder 503 34.5 -14.1
UKIP John Barnes 173 11.8 -12.5
Labour Lena Huskinson 107 7.3 -5.9
Majority 174 11.9
Turnout 1,460 43.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

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