South Lakeland District Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 South Lakeland council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 South Lakeland District Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of South Lakeland District Council in Cumbria, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background[edit]

Before the election the Liberal Democrats had controlled the council since winning a majority at the 2006 election.[3] Going into the 2010 election they held 36 seats, compared to 14 for the Conservatives and 1 seat for the Labour party.[3]

18 seats were being contested in the election with the Liberal Democrats defending all of them.[4]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Liberal Democrat maintain their majority on the council despite losing 2 seats to the Conservatives.[4] The Conservatives gains came in the seats of Mid Furness and Staveley-in-Cartmel, and left the Liberal Democrats on 34 seats, compared to 16 for the Conservatives.[4] Overall turnout in the election was 72.25%,[5] due to the election being held at the same time as the general election.[4]

South Lakeland Local Election Result 2010[5][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 16 0 2 -2 88.9 60.1 15,877 +2.7%
  Conservative 2 2 0 +2 11.1 33.6 8,866 -6.0%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 1,456 +2.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 203 +0.4%

Ward results[edit]

Ambleside & Grasmere[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Vatcher 1,531 61.7
Conservative Alan Clarke 826 33.3
Labour Kathy Cross 123 5.0
Majority 705 28.4
Turnout 2,480 62.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Castle[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sonia Lawson 786 68.6 -0.7
Conservative James Alexander 359 31.4 +0.7
Majority 427 37.3 -1.4
Turnout 1,145 76.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Far Cross[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Clive Graham 695 60.7 -4.4
Conservative Colin Bell 321 28.0 +8.0
Labour Kieran Roberts 129 11.3 +11.3
Majority 374 32.7 -12.4
Turnout 1,145 67.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Fell[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Brendan Jameson 855 75.3 +4.9
Conservative Marilyn Molloy 280 24.7 +6.3
Majority 575 50.7 -1.2
Turnout 1,135 66.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Heron Hill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andy Shine 883 72.6 -5.0
Conservative David Perry 334 27.4 +5.0
Majority 549 45.1 -10.1
Turnout 1,217 79.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Highgate[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Philip Dixon 723 65.1 -17.8
Conservative Deborah Huck 250 22.5 +5.4
Labour Allan Ring 138 12.4 +12.4
Majority 473 42.6 -23.1
Turnout 1,111 67.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Kirkland[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Julie Dawson 611 60.1 -8.3
Conservative Emma Hine 208 20.5 +7.5
Labour Tony Rothwell 198 19.5 +0.9
Majority 403 39.6 -10.2
Turnout 1,017 62.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Mintsfeet[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Evans 873 71.8 -10.2
Conservative Lyndsay Slater 343 28.2 +10.2
Majority 530 43.6 -20.4
Turnout 1,216 73.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Nether[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Clare Feeney-Johnson 863 69.2 -16.0
Conservative Stephen Chambers 297 23.8 +9.0
Labour Charles Haigh 87 7.0 +7.0
Majority 566 45.4 -25.0
Turnout 1,247 75.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendle Oxenholme & Natland[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Brenda Gray 702 54.0 -14.2
Conservative Alan Bobbett 546 42.0 +10.2
Labour Rae Cross 51 3.9 +3.9
Majority 156 12.0 -24.4
Turnout 1,299 77.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Parks[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Brook 787 65.1 -14.3
Conservative Dan Ross 320 26.5 +5.9
Labour Lois Sparling 101 8.4 +8.4
Majority 467 38.7 -20.2
Turnout 1,208 72.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Romney[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Graham Vincent 775 62.9 -17.3
Conservative Pam Flitcroft 336 27.3 +7.5
Labour Penelope Henderson 121 9.8 +9.8
Majority 439 35.6 -24.8
Turnout 1,232 71.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Stonecross[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sylvia Emmott 850 65.2 -17.7
Conservative Nigel Byrom 381 29.2 +12.1
Labour Ian Law 72 5.5 +5.5
Majority 469 36.0 -29.8
Turnout 1,303 80.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendal Strickland[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stephen Coleman 738 65.2 -18.7
Conservative Derrick Wade 279 24.6 +8.5
Labour John Batteson 115 10.2 +10.2
Majority 459 40.5 -27.4
Turnout 1,132 75.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kendel Underley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Rob Boden 709 60.3 -8.8
Conservative Keith Dawson 291 24.8 +9.9
Labour Paul Braithwaite 175 14.9 -1.1
Majority 418 35.6 -17.5
Turnout 1,175 69.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Mid Furness[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Caroline Airey 1,132 48.8
Liberal Democrat Jane Carson 986 42.5
Green Jo-Anna Duncalf 203 8.7
Majority 146 6.3
Turnout 2,321 73.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian McPherson 1,962 51.6
Conservative Anne Fenwick 1,691 44.5
Labour Derek Longmire 146 3.8
Majority 271 7.1
Turnout 3,799 78.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Staveley-in-Cartmel[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ted Walsh 672 55.1 +7.7
Liberal Democrat Sue Sanderson 548 44.9 -7.7
Majority 124 10.2
Turnout 1,220 76.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Lakeland". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". London: guardian.co.uk. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  3. ^ a b "South Lakeland District Council election battle". The Westmorland Gazette. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Kirk, Scott (7 May 2010). "Lib Dems retain control of South Lakeland District Council". The Westmorland Gazette. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "South Lakeland District Council elections - 6 May 2010" (PDF). South Lakeland District Council. Retrieved 13 August 2011.