St Albans City and District Council election, 2011

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Map of the results of the 2011 St Albans City and District Council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and Greens in green.

The 2011 St Albans City and District Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of St Albans District Council in Hertfordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result[edit]

The Liberal Democrats lost control of the council as the Conservatives came up 1 seat short of taking a majority themselves, after the Conservatives gained 5 seats from the Liberal Democrats.[3] The Conservative gains took them to 29 of the 58 seats on the council, while the Liberal Democrats dropped to 24 seats.[4] Meanwhile, the Green Party gained their first councillor on the council after taking 1 of the 2 seats that were contested in St Peters ward.[3][4]

Following the election Conservative Julian Daly became the new leader of the council at the head of a minority administration.[5]

St Albans local election result 2011[2][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 5 0 +5 57.1 42.5 23,628 +0.5%
  Liberal Democrat 5 0 6 -6 23.8 29.3 16,290 -8.9%
  Labour 3 0 0 0 14.3 19.6 10,891 +5.5%
  Green 1 1 0 +1 4.8 8.3 4,607 +3.6%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 168 +0.3%

Ward results[edit]

Ashley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Iqbal Zia 867 32.6 -16.6
Labour Iain Grant 806 30.3 +12.8
Conservative Chris Baker 741 27.9 +0.5
Green Graham Ward 245 9.2 +3.2
Majority 61 2.3 -19.5
Turnout 2,659 48 -25
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Batchwood[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin Leach 1,128 40.9 +8.4
Conservative Oliver Dowden 743 26.9 -3.5
Liberal Democrat David Partridge 675 24.4 -8.1
Independent Gerry Foster 168 6.1 +6.1
Green Naomi Love 47 1.7 -2.9
Majority 385 13.9
Turnout 2,761 51 -21
Labour hold Swing
Clarence[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sheila Burton 1,021 37.3 -10.6
Conservative Michael Rock 899 32.8 +3.3
Labour Andrew Dixon 551 20.1 +5.4
Green Jack Easton 267 9.8 +1.9
Majority 122 4.5 -13.8
Turnout 2,738 64 -12
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Colney Heath[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Chris Brazier 1,191 59.8 +9.8
Conservative Jonathan Marks 467 23.5 -13.2
Labour Jane Hobday 234 11.8 +2.2
Green Robert Barton 98 4.9 +1.2
Majority 724 36.4 +23.0
Turnout 1,990 48 -26
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cunningham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Donald 990 41.4 -4.3
Conservative Jim Vessey 741 31.0 +0.6
Labour John Paton 500 20.9 +1.8
Green Greg Riener 159 6.7 +1.9
Majority 249 10.4 -4.9
Turnout 2,390 50 -21
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Harpenden East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Wakely 1,445 54.1 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Andy Upton 661 24.7 -17.8
Labour Vivienne Windle 346 12.9 +6.0
Green Lorna Hann 220 8.2 +5.2
Majority 784 29.3 +24.2
Turnout 2,672 49 -26
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bert Pawle 1,591 59.4 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Gordon Burrow 491 18.3 -11.8
Labour Rosemary Ross 369 13.8 +3.1
Green Annett Tate 226 8.4 +4.2
Majority 1,100 41.1 +16.2
Turnout 2,677 51 -25
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Ellis 1,893 68.1 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Maria Moyses 388 14.0 -8.0
Labour Linda Spiri 332 12.0 +3.8
Green Tony Grover 165 5.9 +1.4
Majority 1,505 54.2 +11.0
Turnout 2,778 52 -26
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Daniel Chichester-Miles 1,992 63.7 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Alison Steer 585 18.7 -8.8
Labour David Lawlor 379 12.1 +2.3
Green Lydia El-Khouri 172 5.5 +1.8
Majority 1,407 45.0 +13.4
Turnout 3,128 55 -22
Conservative hold Swing
London Colney[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jacob Quagliozzi 1,220 44.5 +11.7
Conservative Simon Calder 1,105 40.3 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Vibs Nazeri 215 7.8 -13.5
Green Mary Warren 203 7.4 +5.2
Majority 115 4.2
Turnout 2,743 40 -28
Labour hold Swing
Marshalswick North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Geoff Churchard 1,076 40.8 -7.0
Conservative John Foster 1,031 39.1 +0.4
Labour Richard Harris 355 13.5 +3.8
Green Rosalind Paul 173 6.6 +2.9
Majority 45 1.7 -7.4
Turnout 2,635 54 -23
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Marshalswick South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M. Salih Gaygusuz 1,433 46.6 +6.9
Liberal Democrat Heather Teare 776 25.3 -15.1
Labour Ruairi McCourt 560 18.2 +4.1
Green Jill Mills 303 9.9 +4.1
Majority 657 21.4
Turnout 3,072 58 -21
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Park Street[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steve Bowes-Phipps 1,105 41.0 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Nicola McAlister-Baillie 1,078 40.0 -6.4
Labour Janet Smith 389 14.4 +5.2
Green Miriam Vincken 125 4.6 +2.5
Majority 27 1.0
Turnout 2,697 48 -26
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Redbourn[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maxine Crawley 1,334 52.7 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Colin O'Donovan 791 31.2 -8.7
Labour Gavin Ross 252 10.0 +3.2
Green Tom Hardy 155 6.1 +2.0
Majority 543 21.4 +12.2
Turnout 2,532 53 -23
Conservative hold Swing
Sandridge[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frances Leonard 1,087 55.8 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Sheila Clegg 397 20.4 -11.6
Labour Jane Cloke 307 15.8 +4.7
Green Ian Troughton 158 8.1 +3.5
Majority 690 35.4 +15.2
Turnout 1,949 51 -26
Conservative hold Swing
Sopwell[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eileen Harris 1,133 45.2 +16.5
Liberal Democrat Catherine Barron 647 25.8 -14.6
Conservative Bruce Snell 510 20.3 -4.6
Green Kate Metcalf 217 8.7 +2.8
Majority 486 19.4
Turnout 2,507 48 -21
Labour hold Swing
St Peters (2 seats)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alec Campbell 795
Green Simon Grover 751
Conservative Paul Davies 718
Liberal Democrat Liz Needham 684
Liberal Democrat Jack Pia 652
Labour John Baker 634
Labour John Metcalf 533
Green Daniel Jordan 376
Turnout 5,143 47 -25
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Green gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St. Stephen[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gordon Myland 1,467 55.7 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Dick Downs 698 26.5 -5.3
Labour Alex Breed 290 11.0 +1.2
Green Lesley Baker 181 6.9 +4.0
Majority 769 29.2 +5.4
Turnout 2,636 51 -27
Conservative hold Swing
Verulam[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dursun Altun 1,289 41.8 -0.3
Liberal Democrat Martin Frearson 1,187 38.5 -1.5
Labour Miriam Foster 375 12.2 +3.2
Green Margaret Grover 235 7.6 +2.9
Majority 102 3.3 +1.2
Turnout 3,086 61 -21
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Wheathampstead[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Huddleston 1,242 44.5 -4.0
Liberal Democrat Chris Oxley 1,220 43.7 +0.5
Labour Peter Woodhams 198 7.1 +2.7
Green Gillian Patrick 131 4.7 +1.8
Majority 22 0.8 -5.6
Turnout 2,791 59 -19
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

By-elections between 2011 and 2012[edit]

A by-election was held in Batchwood ward on 19 January 2012 after Liberal Democrat councillor Amanda Archer resigned from the council.[7] The seat was gained for Labour by their former group leader Roma Mills with a majority of 607 votes over the Liberal Democrats.[7][8]

Batchwood by-election 19 January 2012[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roma Mills 1,002 55.1 +14.2
Liberal Democrat David Partridge 395 21.7 -2.7
Conservative Tim Smith 347 19.1 -7.8
Green Naomi Love 76 4.2 +2.5
Majority 607 33.4 +19.5
Turnout 1,820 33.2 -18
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Local authority elections: England". The Guardian. NewsBank. 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Mistry, Manisha (6 May 2011). "No overall majority at St Albans District Council". St Albans & Harpenden Review. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Council election: Conservatives now largest party on St Albans council". Eastern Daily Press. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Mistry, Manisha (19 May 2011). "Tories to run St Albans District Council as minority administration". St Albans & Harpenden Review. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "District council election results 5th May 2011". St Albans City & District Council. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b White, Debbie (20 January 2012). "Roma Mills wins St Albans by-election". The Herts Advertiser. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Election results for Batchwood". St Albans City & District Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015.