South Lakeland District Council election, 2011

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Map of the results of the 2011 South Lakeland council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue. Wards in grey were not contested in 2011.

The 2011 South Lakeland District Council election took place on 5 May 2011 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]

19 seats were contested at the election over 18 wards.[3] 2 of these were by-elections, in Levens and in 1 of the 2 seats being fought in Ambleside and Grasmere.[3] Both the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives stood in every seat, while Labour put up 8 candidates and the Green Party 2 candidates.[4]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Liberal Democrats keep their majority on the council after losing 1 seat to the Conservatives.[5] The only change came in Windermere Applethwaite and Troutbeck, with the Conservatives taking the seat by 12 votes after several recounts.[3] This left the Liberal Democrats on 32 seats, compared to 18 for the Conservatives and 1 for Labour.[3] Overall turnout in the election was 56.16%.[6]

South Lakeland Local Election Result 2011[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 12 0 1 -1 63.2 51.9 12,028 -8.2%
  Conservative 7 1 0 +1 36.8 43.6 10,123 +10.0%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 881 -1.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 162 -0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Ambleside & Grasmere (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Vivienne Rees 941
Liberal Democrat Heidi Halliday 811
Conservative Raymond Lane 592
Conservative Neil Salisbury 516
Labour Marilyn Molloy 159
Turnout 3,019 49.3 -12.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Arnside & Beetham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ian Stewart 1,279 58.1
Conservative Gordon Fairclough 786 35.7
Labour Jim Barker 137 6.2
Majority 493 22.4
Turnout 2,202 62.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Broughton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joss Curwen 750 75.8 +12.2
Liberal Democrat Gary McClure 239 24.2 -12.2
Majority 511 51.7 +24.5
Turnout 989 54.1
Conservative hold Swing
Burneside[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Chris Holland 526 62.8 -11.9
Conservative Colin Bell 250 29.9 +4.6
Labour Lois Sparling 61 7.3 +7.3
Majority 276 33.0 -16.4
Turnout 837 53.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Burton & Holme[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Cooper 939 52.3
Liberal Democrat Vic Brown 857 47.7
Majority 82 4.6
Turnout 1,796 59.8
Conservative hold Swing
Cartmel & Grange West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mary Wilson 604 65.4 +0.0
Conservative Ian Curwen 319 34.6 +0.0
Majority 285 30.9 +0.0
Turnout 923 59.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Grange North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Gardiner 594 58.1 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Barbara McCaffrey 428 41.9 +4.7
Majority 166 16.2 -9.3
Turnout 1,022 56.4
Conservative hold Swing
Grange South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Harvey 529 53.8 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Lownds 454 46.2 -3.3
Majority 75 7.6 +6.7
Turnout 983 64.5
Conservative hold Swing
Holker[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gill Gardner 516 55.4 -0.7
Conservative Trevor Wilson 415 44.6 +0.7
Majority 101 10.8 -1.5
Turnout 931 58.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Levens[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mary Orr 667 55.7 -8.4
Conservative Grenville Evans 472 39.4 +3.5
Labour Tony Rothwell 58 4.8 +4.8
Majority 195 16.3 -12.0
Turnout 1,197 70.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Low Furness[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Airey 437 65.3 +13.5
Liberal Democrat Ray Beecham 132 19.7 -23.1
Green Jo-anna Duncalf 100 14.9 +9.5
Majority 305 45.6 +36.6
Turnout 669 47.0
Conservative hold Swing
Mid Furness[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Janet Willis 694 41.7 -0.8
Conservative Doreen Fell 648 38.9 -9.9
Labour Colin Pickthall 262 15.7 +15.7
Green Chris Loynes 62 3.7 -5.0
Majority 46 2.8
Turnout 1,666 52.4 -20.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Sedbergh & Kirkby Lonsdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Evelyn Westwood 1,424 51.8 +0.2
Conservative Jules Drummond-Hay 1,323 48.2 +3.7
Majority 101 3.7 -3.4
Turnout 2,747 57.6 -20.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Whinfell[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Thornton 512 63.1 +0.9
Conservative Mel Mackie 300 36.9 -0.9
Majority 212 26.1 +1.8
Turnout 812 54.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Windermere Applethwaite & Troutbeck[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ben Berry 480 50.6 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Jo Stephenson 468 49.4 -4.6
Majority 12 1.3
Turnout 948 58.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Windermere Bwoness North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Hilary Stephenson 608 65.0 -9.2
Conservative Michael Nicholson 280 29.9 +4.1
Labour Kathleen Cross 47 5.0 +5.0
Majority 328 35.1 -13.4
Turnout 935 57.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Windermere Bowness South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Williams 376 50.1 -15.1
Liberal Democrat Stephen Rooke 331 44.1 +9.3
Labour Rae Cross 43 5.7 +5.7
Majority 45 6.0 -24.4
Turnout 750 44.9
Conservative hold Swing
Windermere Town[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sandra Britton 537 69.9 -12.5
Conservative Stephen Hall 117 15.2 -2.4
Labour Penny Henderson 114 14.8 +14.8
Majority 420 54.7 -10.1
Turnout 768 46.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Election results 2011: English council summary results". guardian.co.uk. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Perkins, Helen (6 May 2011). "Lib Dems lose seat in South Lakeland". The Westmorland Gazette. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Coalition partners will go head-to-head in local elections". The Westmorland Gazette. 22 April 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Labour gains control of Barrow Borough Council". BBC News Online. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  6. ^ 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 - 5 May 2011" (PDF). South Lakeland District Council. Retrieved 14 August 2011.