Southampton City Council election, 2012

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Map of the results of the 2012 Southampton council election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue.
Composition of the whole Southampton City Council after the 2012 elections. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

The 2012 Southampton Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Southampton Unitary Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council (16 seats) was scheduled for election, whilst two additional vacancies, caused by the resignation of sitting councillors, were also filled in Bitterne Park and Peartree wards, meaning a total of 18 of the city’s 48 seats were elected. Labour won a majority of the seats being contested, and also gained overall control of the council from the Conservatives.[1]

Southampton Council is elected in thirds, which means the all comparisons are to the corresponding Southampton Council election, 2008.

After the election, the composition of the council was[1]

Election result[edit]

This summary box compares each party vote share with the corresponding elections in 2008, the last elections at which the majority of this tranche of seats were elected.

Southampton Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 11 0 +11 72.2 43.7 25,311 +17.4
  Conservative 5 0 10 -10 27.7 35.9 20,785 -11.5
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 1 -1 0.0 9.8 5,660 -8.8
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 3.9 2,277 -0.6
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.4 1,390 +1.4
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 1,227 +2.1
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.4 790 -0.1
  Southampton First 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.7 416 +0.2

Ward results[edit]

Bargate[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Matt Tucker 1,100 48.7 +13.4
Conservative Amy Willacy 745 33.0 -8.5
Green Joe Cox 140 6.2 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Derrick Murray 127 5.6 -5.8
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Sharon Cutler 82 3.6 +3.6
Independent Matt Rose 67 3.0 -1.7
Majority 355 15.7
Turnout 2,261 16.3 +0.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.0
Bassett[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hannides 1,641 49.5 -5.5
Labour Ian Atkins 895 27.0 +17.9
Liberal Democrat Steven Hulbert 367 11.1 -20.5
Green Jonathan Bean 260 7.8 +7.8
Southampton First James Knight 93 2.8 +2.8
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Neil Kelly 62 1.9 +1.9
Majority 746 22.5 -0.9
Turnout 3,318 30.3 -3.7
Conservative hold Swing -11.7
Bevois[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Barnes-Andrews 1,473 57.6 +14.3
Conservative Zahir Ahmed 642 25.1 -8.7
Green Shaw Green 201 7.9 -4.2
Liberal Democrat Adrian Ford 149 5.8 -5.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Andrew Howe 63 2.5 +2.5
Southampton First Max McNamara 31 1.2 +1.2
Majority 831 32.5 +23.0
Turnout 2,559 22.2 +1.4
Labour hold Swing +11.5
Bitterne[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Lloyd 1,416 46.4 +10.9
Conservative David Fuller 1,217 39.9 -10.4
UKIP William Withers 210 6.9 +6.9
Liberal Democrat Rob Naish 133 4.4 -8.9
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Perry McMillan 77 2.5 +2.5
Majority 199 6.5
Turnout 3,053 30.3 +0.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10.7
Bitterne Park (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ivan White 1,216
Conservative John Inglis 1,203
Labour Frances Murphy 1,135
Labour Mike Holder 979
Liberal Democrat Robbie Robinson 334
Independent Ann MacGillivray 333
Liberal Democrat James Read 331
Green Cara Sandys 292
Independent Charles Caplen 242
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Nick Chaffey 136
Turnout 3,266 30.8 +1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Coxford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sally Spicer 1,647 52.9 +22.2
Conservative Trevor Glasspool 667 21.4 -10.3
Liberal Democrat Peter Galton 334 10.7 -17.9
UKIP Leslie Obee 295 9.5 +0.6
Green Ronald Meldrum 75 2.4 +2.4
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Tim Cutter 57 1.8 +1.8
Independent Ricky Lambert 39 1.3 +1.3
Majority 980 31.5
Turnout 3,114 30.0 -1.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +16.3
Freemantle[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dave Shields 1,403 41.7 +18.9
Conservative Michael Ball 1,330 39.5 -14.1
Green Paul Garratt 288 7.9 -2.0
Liberal Democrat Paul Abbott 233 6.4 -7.3
Independent Steve Mullane 109 3.0 +3.0
Majority 73 2.2
Turnout 3,363 30.6 +3.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +16.5
Harefield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Daunt 1,631 44.2
Labour Brian Norgate 1,489 40.4
UKIP Christine Hotson 305 8.3
Liberal Democrat Diane Robinson 190 5.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Graham O’Reilly 75 2.0
Majority 142 3.8
Turnout 3,690 35.1 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing
Millbrook[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Georgina Laming 1,769 48.8 +27.6
Conservative Steven Galton 1,603 44.2 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Darke 251 6.9 -15.1
Majority 166 4.6
Turnout 3,623 33.0 +3.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +15.7
Peartree (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eamonn Keogh 1,683
Labour Paul Lewzey 1,594
Conservative Matthew Jones 1,262
Conservative Christopher Grace 1,250
Liberal Democrat Eileen Bowers 497
Liberal Democrat Sebastian Buckle 384
Green Julie Williams 287
Southampton First Philip McShee 168
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Josh Asker 139
Turnout 3,751 35.8 +1.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Portswood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Linda Norris 1,061 31.8 -5.8
Liberal Democrat Keith Reed 1,015 30.5 -3.3
Labour Olivia Vaughan 891 26.7 +12.7
Green Christopher Bluemel 278 8.3 -2.0
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts David Rawlinson 50 1.5 +1.5
Southampton First Joseph Malone 38 1.1 -3.1
Majority 46 1.3 -2.5
Turnout 3,333 31.6 -0.1
Conservative hold Swing -1.3
Redbridge[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lee Whitbread 1,775 61.6 +19.9
Conservative Spandita Woodman 703 24.4 -19.1
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Pete Wyatt 220 7.6 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Simon Stokes 182 6.3 -8.5
Majority 1,072 37.2
Turnout 2,880 27.8 +0.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +19.5
Shirley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Chaloner 1,825 45.3 +13.8
Conservative Terry Matthews 1,474 36.6 -15.0
Green Dudley Clark 256 6.4 -2.6
UKIP David Nightingale 235 5.8 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Harry Mitchell 184 4.6 -4.3
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Mike King 52 1.3 +1.3
Majority 351 8.7
Turnout 4,026 38.6 +2.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +14.4
Sholing[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dan Jeffery 1,805 47.0 +11.1
Conservative Casey Baldwin 1,463 38.1 -16.0
UKIP Helena Ridd 345 9.0 +9.0
Liberal Democrat John Dennis 229 6.0 -4.0
Majority 342 8.9
Turnout 3,842 35.7 +0.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +13.6
Swaythling[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sharon Mintoff 825 34.2 +22.1
Conservative Edward Osmond 746 31.0 -10.6
Liberal Democrat Jim Cappleman 477 19.8 -12.9
Green Angela Cotton 200 8.3 +3.8
Southampton First Anthony Lewis 86 3.6 -1.8
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Kev Hayes 76 3.2 +3.2
Majority 79 3.2
Turnout 2,410 24.9 -4.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Woolston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Williams 1,607 55.1 +13.7
Conservative Alexander Houghton 931 31.9 -5.9
Liberal Democrat Colin Bleach 243 8.3 -4.0
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Gavin Marsh 138 4.7 +4.7
Majority 676 23.2 +19.7
Turnout 2,919 29.4 -1.1
Labour hold Swing +9.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Southampton". BBC News - Vote 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Declaration of Results" (PDF). Southampton City Council. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 


Preceded by
Southampton Council election, 2011
Southampton local elections Succeeded by
Southampton Council election, 2014