Rushmoor Borough Council election, 2010

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The 2010 Rushmoor Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Rushmoor Borough Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives retain control of the council after winning 10 of the 14 seats contested, compared to 2 each for the Liberal Democrat and Labour parties.[3] The Conservatives gained one seat from the Liberal Democrats in Farnborough and regained another from the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) where the former councillor had defected from the Conservatives to UKIP.[4] Among the winners was the first Asian woman to be elected to Rushmoor council, Sophia Choudhary, who won for the Conservatives in Rowhill ward.[3]

Rushmoor Local Election Result 2010[5][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 2 0 +2 71.4 45.0 18,300 -7.9%
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 1 -1 14.3 35.3 14,354 +5.4%
  Labour 2 0 0 0 14.3 15.9 6,459 +2.3%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 681 +1.7%
  UKIP 0 0 1 -1 0 1.6 670 +1.6%
  English Independence Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 194 +0.5%

Ward results[edit]

Cove & Southwood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Tennant 1,694 57.5 -6.0
Liberal Democrat Josephine Murphy 967 32.8 +1.4
Labour Edward Shelton 285 9.7 +4.6
Majority 727 24.7 -7.4
Turnout 2,946 67.6 +32.2
Conservative hold Swing
Empress[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Clifford 1,844 53.5 -14.6
Liberal Democrat Derek Wickens 1,206 35.0 +11.2
Labour Christopher Wright 397 11.5 +3.4
Majority 638 18.5 -25.8
Turnout 3,447 69.0 +31.9
Conservative hold Swing
Fernhill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Ferrier 1,521 55.9 -9.4
Liberal Democrat Simon Burfield 850 31.3 +17.6
Labour Martin Coule 349 12.8 +6.2
Majority 671 24.7 -26.2
Turnout 2,720 64.9 +31.2
Conservative hold Swing
Grange[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Smith 1,227 46.0 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Philip Thompson 1,071 40.2 +4.4
Labour June Smith 368 13.8 +5.3
Majority 156 5.9 -2.2
Turnout 2,666 63.8 +26.5
Conservative hold Swing
Heron Wood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Roberts 810 30.6 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Nick Burfield 742 28.1 -13.7
Conservative Attika Choudhary 740 28.0 -0.2
Independent Peter Sandy 353 13.3 +13.3
Majority 68 2.6
Turnout 2,645 56.7 +27.2
Labour hold Swing
Knellwood[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Jackman 1,621 51.1 -18.7
Liberal Democrat Abul Koher Chowdhury 1,030 32.5 +8.6
Labour Bill Tootill 304 9.6 +3.2
UKIP Albert Buddle 219 6.9 +6.9
Majority 591 18.6 -27.3
Turnout 3,174 71.0 +31.7
Conservative hold Swing
Manor Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ron Hughes 1,427 45.3 -16.4
Liberal Democrat Ian Colpus 1,102 35.0 +6.7
Labour Lesley Pestridge 397 12.6 +2.7
UKIP Jane Shattock 221 7.0 +7.0
Majority 325 10.3 -23.1
Turnout 3,147 67.6 +37.0
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing
Mayfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mike Manning 965 43.9 -0.5
Conservative Lucy Kurzeja 740 33.7 +6.4
Labour Leslie Taylor 324 14.7 +3.6
Independent Thomas Hewitt 170 7.7 +7.7
Majority 225 10.2 -6.9
Turnout 2,199 54.6 +26.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
North Town[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Dibble 1,467 46.1 -13.7
Conservative Mark Trotter 1,007 31.6 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Peter Woodcock 710 22.3 +12.2
Majority 460 14.4 -15.3
Turnout 3,184 58.7 +30.5
Labour hold Swing
Rowhill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sophia Choudhary 1,125 40.9 -26.5
Liberal Democrat Pete Pearson 918 33.4 +17.6
Labour Jill Clark 321 11.7 -0.2
UKIP Eddie Poole 230 8.4 +8.4
Independent Tom Harley 158 5.7 +5.7
Majority 207 7.5 -44.2
Turnout 2,752 66.3 +33.2
Conservative hold Swing
St John's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Hurst 1,574 46.5
Liberal Democrat Sue Gadsby 1,528 45.1
Labour Clive Grattan 284 8.4
Majority 46 1.4
Turnout 3,386 65.3 +30.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St Mark's[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alistair Mackie 1,450 48.1 -5.8
Conservative Elizabeth Corps 1,266 42.0 +1.4
Labour Sean Clarke 296 9.8 +4.3
Majority 184 6.1 -7.2
Turnout 3,012 61.6 +21.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wellington[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Neal 1,081 42.6 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Mitch Manning 896 35.3 +24.4
Labour Sam Wines 562 22.1 -19.9
Majority 185 7.3 +2.2
Turnout 2,539 45.8 +26.0
Conservative hold Swing
West Heath[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dave Thomas 1,433 50.4 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Shaun Murphy 919 32.3 +2.5
Labour Philip Collins 295 10.4 +5.2
English Independence Party Gary Cowd 194 6.8 +6.8
Majority 514 18.1 -7.2
Turnout 2,841 70.1 +30.3
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rushmoor". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". London: guardian.co.uk. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Tories gain control of Gosport and Hart in local polls". BBC News Online. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Voters back Tories in council and general elections". gethampshire. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Results of the Rushmoor Borough Council Local Elections". Rushmoor Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 


Preceded by
Rushmoor Council election, 2008
Rushmoor local elections Succeeded by
Rushmoor Council election, 2011