Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2012

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The 2012 Rotherham Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England.[1] This was on the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2012. The Labour Party gained five seats, and one was gained by an Independent. The British National Party lost both of the seats it was defending, and the Conservative Party only held one of its five seats, in Sitwell ward.

Ward results[edit]

Anston & Woodsetts ward[edit]

Anston & Woodsetts
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Clive Jepson 1,249 40.6 N/A
Labour Darren Hughes 1,156 37.6 +3.3
Conservative Doris Hunter 428 13.9 −35.5
Green Charles Foulstone 240 7.8 N/A
Majority 93 3.0
Turnout 3,079 34.7
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Boston Castle ward[edit]

Boston Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mahroof Hussain MBE 2,141 58.2 +15.3
UKIP Harry Woffenden 654 17.8 +2.9
Conservative Christian Kramer 499 13.6 −11.5
TUSC Christopher Bingham 189 5.1 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Meharban 134 3.6 −13.5
Monster Raving Loony Omar Mehban 64 1.7 N/A
Majority 1,487 40.4
Turnout 3,696 39.5
Labour hold Swing

Brinsworth & Catcliffe ward[edit]

Brinsworth & Catcliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shabana Ahmed 1,618 54.8 +15.8
BNP Terry Fieldhouse 872 22.1 −18.7
Conservative Michael Cook 461 15.6 −4.6
Majority 746 25.3
Turnout 2,970 32.7
Labour gain from BNP Swing


Dinnington ward[edit]

Dinnington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Tweed 1,384 54.2 +18.7
UKIP Denise Hickson 454 17.8 +2.8
Independent David Smith 416 16.3 N/A
Conservative Patricia Beighton 400 15.7 −15.6
Majority 930 36.4
Turnout 2,662 28.2
Labour hold Swing


Hellaby ward[edit]

Hellaby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lauren Astbury 1,257 41.7 +18.9
Conservative Richard Turner 1,064 35.3 −20.0
UKIP Douglas Fairfax 691 22.9 +1.0
Majority 193 6.4
Turnout 3,032 32.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


Holderness ward[edit]

Hilda Jack stood in this ward as a Labour Party candidate in 2008.

Holderness
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Robinson 1,529 51.3 +9.3
Independent Hilda Jack 942 30.2 −11.8
Conservative Keith Hunter 421 14.1 −11.4
Majority 587 19.7
Turnout 2,904 30.2
Labour hold Swing


Hoober ward[edit]

Hoober
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Roche 1,530 60.9 +11.8
UKIP Michael Pallant 644 25.6 +6.6
Conservative Brian Taylor 338 13.5 −18.4
Majority 886 35.3
Turnout 2,528 27.7
Labour hold Swing


Keppel ward[edit]

Keppel
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Clark 1,818 66.3 +33.7
Liberal Democrat Janice Middleton 469 17.1 −1.3
Conservative Michael Robinson 454 16.6 −5.5
Majority 1,349 49.2
Turnout 2,787 30.3
Labour hold Swing


Maltby ward[edit]

Maltby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Godfrey 1,285 50.0 +27.5
Independent Michael Conlon 699 27.2 N/A
BNP William Blair 435 16.9 −6.2
Conservative Richard Price 150 5.8 −3.1
Majority 586 22.8
Turnout 2,580 28.8
Labour gain from BNP Swing


Rawmarsh ward[edit]

Rawmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glyn Whelbourn 1,685 59.1 +8.4
BNP William Baldwin 531 18.6 N/A
Conservative Beryl Brown 328 11.5 −13.5
Majority 1,154 40.5
Turnout 2,567 26.8
Labour hold Swing


Rother Vale ward[edit]

Rother Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Lelliott 1,503 62.8 +19.7
UKIP Gordon Brown 583 24.4 −4.2
Conservative Andrew Frith 307 12.8 −15.6
Majority 920 38.4
Turnout 2,406 26.4
Labour hold Swing


Rotherham East ward[edit]

Rotherham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Wallis 1,520 54.7 +10.3
UKIP Maureen Vines 385 13.9 −5.2
Conservative Mohammed Suleman 362 13.0 −0.4
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Ilyas 207 7.5 −15.6
Green Richard Penycate 171 6.2 N/A
Independent Christopher Willis 132 4.8 N/A
Majority 1,135 40.9
Turnout 2,788 30.7
Labour hold Swing

Rotherham West ward[edit]

In 2008, Caven Vines stood in this ward as an Independent candidate.

Rotheram West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathryn Sims 1,820 62.3 +23.4
UKIP Caven Vines 758 25.9 −4.4
Conservative Anne Middleton 212 7.3 −4.9
Liberal Democrat Azeem Khan 133 4.6 N/A
Majority 1,062 36.3
Turnout 2,933 31.3
Labour hold Swing


Silverwood ward[edit]

Silverwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gwendoline Russell 1,393 48.0 +14.6
UKIP John Wilkinson 1,140 39.3 +10.5
Conservative Peter Higgins 371 12.8 −16.1
Majority 253 8.7
Turnout 2,916 30.5
Labour hold Swing


Sitwell ward[edit]

Sitwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Middleton 1,474 40.0 −18.5
Labour Tajamal Khan 1,193 32.4 +12.8
UKIP Valerie Wilkinson 1,019 27.6 N/A
Majority 281 7.6
Turnout 3,705 39.3
Conservative hold Swing


Swinton ward[edit]

Swinton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Wyatt 1,886 63.5 +19.4
UKIP Shaun O'Dell 852 28.7 −4.5
Conservative Stephen Jones 232 7.8 −14.9
Majority 1,034 34.8
Turnout 2,977 33.3
Labour hold Swing


Valley ward[edit]

Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Currie 1,667 65.3 +31.5
Conservative Brian Cutts 490 19.2 −3.7
BNP Jason Pearson 395 15.5 −12.5
Majority 1,177 46.1
Turnout 2,572 28.0
Labour hold Swing


Wales ward[edit]

Wales
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Watson 1,837 65.9 +40.9
Conservative Valerie Todd 951 34.1 −9.9
Majority 886 31.8
Turnout 2,818 32.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


Wath ward[edit]

Wath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Gosling 1,805 60.1 +10.7
UKIP Brian Bailey 930 31.0 +2.5
Conservative Linda Higgins 266 8.9 −13.1
Majority 875 29.2
Turnout 3,008 32.4
Labour hold Swing


Wickersley ward[edit]

Wickersley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Hoddinott 1,833 56.2 +20.2
UKIP Tina Dowdall 830 25.4 +0.2
Conservative Martyn Parker 600 18.4 −20.4
Majority 1,003 30.7
Turnout 3,271 35.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing


Wingfield ward[edit]

Wingfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lindsay Johnston 1,564 62.0 +26.8
BNP Marlene Guest 720 28.5 −2.9
Conservative Kenneth Marshall 240 9.5 −4.1
Majority 844 33.4
Turnout 2,536 27.9
Labour hold Swing


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-04-30.