Staffordshire County Council election, 2009

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Staffordshire County Council election, 2009
England
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All 62 seats to Staffordshire County Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat
Seats won 49 4
Seat change Increase22 Increase2

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party UKIP Labour
Seats won 4 3
Seat change Increase4 Decrease29

Staffordshire wards 2009.svg
2009 local election results in Staffordshire

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Conservative

Elections to Staffordshire County Council took place on 4 June 2009 as part of the United Kingdom local elections, 2009, having been delayed from 7 May, in order to coincide with elections to the European Parliament. 62 councillors were elected from the various electoral divisions, which returned either one or two county councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. The electoral divisions were the same as those used at the previous election in 2005. The council continues to be administered on the Leader and Cabinet model.

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 2 May 2013 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[1] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[2]

Summary[edit]

The election was won by the Conservatives with 49 seats (a net gain of 22 seats), defeating Labour who were reduced to just 3 seats (a net loss of 29 seats) who were the ruling party for 28 years running. The Liberal Democrats came joint second with UKIP with 4 seats each, and there were 2 independent candidates elected.

Overall Results[edit]

Staffordshire County Council election, 2009
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 49 +22 79% 43% 109,699
  Liberal Democrat 4 +2 6.45% 17%
  UKIP 4 +4 6.45% 10%
  Labour 3 -29 4.84% 18% 46,315
  Independent 1 0 0 0 1.61% 4%
  Staffordshire Independent Group 1 1 0 +1 1.61% <1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 2%
  Hands Off Tamworth Schools 0 0 0 0 0 <1%
  Popular Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 <1%
  Mercian Nationalist Party 0 0 0 0 0 <1%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2011.