South Cambridgeshire District Council election, 2012

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South Cambridgeshire District Council election, 2012
Results by ward of the 2012 local election in South Cambridgeshire
Results by ward of the 2012 local election in South Cambridgeshire
Overall composition of the council following the 2012 election
Overall composition of the council following the 2012 election

Elections to South Cambridgeshire District Council took place on Thursday 3 May 2012,[1] as part of the United Kingdom local elections, 2012. Nineteen seats, making up one third of South Cambridgeshire District Council, were up for election. Seats up for election in 2012 were last contested at the 2008 election. The Conservative Party retained their majority on the council.

Summary[edit]

At this election, Conservatives were defending 10 seats while Liberal Democrats and Independents were defending 4 seats each. Labour were defending their only seat on the council in Bassingbourn. Of the councillors elected in 2008, all were running for re-election except for incumbent Liberal Democrat Liz Heazell in Haslingfield and the Eversdens, and independent Mike Mason in Histon and Impington. The incumbent councillor in Longstanton, Alex Riley, was elected as an independent in 2008, but joined the Conservatives in 2011.

Only two seats changed hands at this election. In Haslingfield and the Eversdens, journalist Robin Page defeated the Liberal Democrat candidate by two votes, while in Linton the Conservatives defeated the incumbent Liberal Democrats by just one vote.

Results[edit]

South Cambridgeshire District Council election, 2012[2]
Party Seats Popular vote
Won Not up Total ± Votes %
  Conservative 11 22 33 +1 11,009 41.5
  Liberal Democrats 2 14 16 −2 5,252 19.8
  Independent 5 2 7 +1 3,795 14.3
  Labour 1 0 1 0 5,809 21.9
  Green 0 0 0 0 487 1.8
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 151 0.6
Total 19 38 57 26,503
Turnout 34.9

Results by ward[edit]

Bassingbourn Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nigel Nielsen Cathcart 743 58.1 +18.5
Conservative Peter James Robinson 371 28.9 −1.7
Green Simon Saggers 132 10.3 −2.6
Liberal Democrat Mark Holmes 34 2.7 N/A
Majority 372 29.0
Turnout 1,280 35.4
Labour hold Swing
Bourn Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mervyn Loynes 779 46.5 −2.9
Labour Gavin Clayton 666 39.7 +30.7
Liberal Democrat Peter Robert Fane 232 13.8 −27.8
Majority 113 6.7
Turnout 1,677 24.8
Conservative hold Swing
Cottenham Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Mark Edwards 1,089 45.9 −11.7
Labour Andrew Papworth 891 37.6 +29.9
Liberal Democrat Richard William Gymer 239 10.1 −16.7
UKIP Michael Eric Heaver 151 6.4 N/A
Majority 198 8.4
Turnout 2,370 38.7
Conservative hold Swing
Gamlingay Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sebastian Gerald Molesworth Kindersley 667 58.5 −5.9
Conservative Heather Brewer 346 30.3 −5.3
Labour Norman Alexander Crowther 128 11.2 N/A
Majority 321 28.1
Turnout 1,141 29.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Girton Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Douglas Raymond de Lacey 718 52.8 +5.4
Conservative Alastair John Simpson 428 31.5 −5.9
Labour Tom Moule 160 11.8 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Petra Pellew 55 4.0 N/A
Majority 290 21.3
Turnout 1,361 39.8
Independent hold Swing
Harston and Hauxton Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Janet Elizabeth Lockwood 415 53.1 −6.4
Conservative Gina Kay Youens 283 36.2 +2.8
Labour David John Taylor 83 10.6 N/A
Majority 132 16.9
Turnout 781 41.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Haslingfield and the Eversdens Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Robin Page 516 43.8 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Jane Ridley 514 43.7 −4.9
Conservative Thomas Benjamin Frearson 95 8.1 −5.3
Labour Helen Mary Haugh 52 4.4 N/A
Majority 2 0.2
Turnout 1,177 56.1
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Histon and Impington Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Neil Sinnett Davies 1287 46.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Yemi Macaulay 568 20.5 −12.9
Labour Huw Jones 473 17.1 +12.3
Conservative Steven James Mastin 438 15.8 −7.7
Majority 719 25.9
Turnout 2,766 36.9
Independent hold Swing
Linton Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Keith Hickford 640 41.5 +0.2
Liberal Democrat John Dennis Batchelor 639 41.4 −16.9
Labour Tom Purser 264 17.11 N/A
Majority 1 0.1
Turnout 1,543 42.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Longstanton Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alex Riley 484 62.7 +7.8
Independent Mick Yarrow 190 24.6 N/A
Labour Janet Shepherd 62 8.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Craig Taylor 35 4.5 N/A
Majority 294 38.1
Turnout 771 38.1
Conservative hold Swing
Melbourn Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Val Barrett 786 55.6 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Margaret Hunter 320 22.7 −5.5
Labour Peter Andrew Vincent Sarris 307 21.7 +16.1
Majority 466 32.9
Turnout 1,413 32.4
Conservative hold Swing
Papworth and Elsworth Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Phillip Howell 840 68.6 N/A
Labour John Samuel Shepherd 244 19.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Joyce Elizabeth Leslie Baird 140 11.4 N/A
Majority 596 48.7
Turnout 1,224 33.1
Conservative hold Swing
Sawston Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Sally Ann Hatton 535 37.1 −14.2
Conservative Lucy Alice Sales 505 35.1 −13.7
Labour Martin Higgins 335 23.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Chika Akinwale 66 4.6 N/A
Majority 30 2.1
Turnout 1,441 26.1
Independent hold Swing
The Mordens Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Cicely Anne Elsa Murfitt 549 70.8 +7.8
Conservative Duncan Richard Bullivant 142 18.3 −6.9
Labour Angela Mary Patrick 60 7.7 N/A
Liberal Democrat David Thurston 24 3.1 N/A
Majority 407 52.5
Turnout 775 40.5
Independent hold Swing
The Shelfords and Stapleford Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Reginald Nightingale 960 46.2 −11.2
Labour Mike Nettleton 400 19.3 +12.3
Liberal Democrat Bill Powell 363 17.5 −18.2
Green Linda Jane Whitebread 355 17.1 N/A
Majority 560 26.9
Turnout 2,078 36.4
Conservative hold Swing
The Wilbrahams Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert John Turner 443 61.6 −9.3
Labour June Ford 188 26.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Ian Douglas Wallace 88 12.2 −16.8
Majority 255 35.5
Turnout 719 33.1
Conservative hold Swing
Waterbeach Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Andrew Hockney 919 57.0 −3.3
Liberal Democrat Maurice Leonard Leeke 502 31.1 −5.6
Labour Paul Thomas Finley 191 11.9 +8.9
Majority 417 25.9
Turnout 1,612 39.3
Conservative hold Swing
Whittlesford Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter William Wilson Topping 540 65.8 +26.2
Liberal Democrat Clare Delderfield 162 19.7 −13.1
Labour Dinah Elizabeth Pounds 119 14.5 N/A
Majority 378 46.0
Turnout 820 39.2
Conservative hold Swing
Willingham and Over Ward[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ray Maurice Antony Manning 921 59.5 −7.3
Labour Ben Monks 438 28.3 +21.9
Liberal Democrat Barry John Platt 189 12.2 −14.6
Majority 483 31.2
Turnout 1,548 28.9
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ "District Council Elections - Thursday, 3 May 2012". South Cambridgeshire District Council. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Election results by ward". South Cambridgeshire District Council. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-05-04.