Stratford-on-Avon District Council election, 2006

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Map of the results of the 2006 Stratford-on-Avon council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2006.

The 2006 Stratford-on-Avon District Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Stratford-on-Avon District Council in Warwickshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Campaigns[edit]

19 seats were due to be contested in the election but in Wellesbourne, independent Roger Wright did not face any opposition meaning that only 18 seats saw contests take place.[3] Both the Conservatives, who were defending 11 seats, and the Liberal Democrats, who were defending 7, were hoping to make gains in the election,[4] while the Labour party only put up 4 candidates in the election.[3]

The Conservatives campaigned on pledges to take action over traffic congestion and to keep council tax levels low.[4] However the Liberal Democrats said that big improvements in services were needed and that improving basic services should be put before any ambitious plans for the area.[4]

Election result[edit]

The results saw no seats change hands with the Conservatives remaining in control of the council as a result.[5][6] Overall turnout in the election was 41.5%.[7]

Stratford-on-Avon Local Election Result 2006[2][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 0 0 0 57.9 52.5 12,906 +2.6%
  Liberal Democrat 7 0 0 0 36.8 39.6 9,738 +0.4%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.3 4.0 985 -2.2%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 817 -1.4%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 121 +0.5%

Ward results[edit]

Alcester[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Juned 1,033 56.7 -0.9
Conservative Paul Martin 566 31.1 -5.3
UKIP Ronald Mole 121 6.6 +6.6
Labour John Ritchie 102 5.6 -0.4
Majority 467 25.6 +4.3
Turnout 1,822 39.2 -0.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bidford and Salford[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Daren Pemberton 935 55.2 +55.2
Conservative John Brain 758 44.8 +44.8
Majority 177 10.5
Turnout 1,693 32.8 -3.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Brailes[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Seccombe 544 55.1 -17.9
Liberal Democrat Richard Cheney 444 44.9 +17.9
Majority 100 10.1 -35.9
Turnout 988 58.0 +12.0
Conservative hold Swing
Harbury[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Patrick 936 58.0 +10.4
Conservative Martyn Allan 677 42.0 -10.4
Majority 259 16.1
Turnout 1,613 43.2 -0.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Henley[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Laurence Marshall 1,149 76.1 +5.8
Liberal Democrat Catherine Rolfe 360 23.9 -5.8
Majority 789 52.3 +11.7
Turnout 1,509 42.8 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing
Kinwarton[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lynn Bowring 392 53.3 -3.7
Conservative Susan Adams 344 46.7 +3.7
Majority 48 6.5 -7.5
Turnout 736 45.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Long Compton[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Gray 579 72.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Philip Vial 222 27.7 +1.6
Majority 357 44.6 -3.2
Turnout 801 47.4
Conservative hold Swing
Long Itchington[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Stevens 546 70.5 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Alan Hill 114 14.7 +14.7
Labour Carol Pratt 114 14.7 -13.0
Majority 432 55.8 +11.2
Turnout 774 43.5
Conservative hold Swing
Quinton[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Brain 680 73.4 +21.1
Independent Reginald Clarke 246 26.6 +26.6
Majority 434 46.9 +42.3
Turnout 926 46.6
Conservative hold Swing
Sambourne[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Leslie Topham 478 73.8 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Karyl Rees 170 26.2 -3.6
Majority 308 47.5 +7.1
Turnout 648 45.4
Conservative hold Swing
Snitterfield[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Hobbs 686 78.4 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Jeanne Lowe 189 21.6 -0.5
Majority 497 56.8 +1.0
Turnout 875 46.3
Conservative hold Swing
Southam[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Akeister 816 48.4 +1.1
Labour James Taylor 471 28.0 -10.7
Liberal Democrat Richard Waller 398 23.6 +9.6
Majority 345 20.5 +11.8
Turnout 1,685 34.1 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Stratford Alveston[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart Beese 1,167 52.0 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Michael Crutchley 1,077 48.0 +4.7
Majority 90 4.0 -9.5
Turnout 2,244 46.0 -3.1
Conservative hold Swing
Stratford Avenue and New Town[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Maureen Beckett 856 40.9 +2.8
Conservative Laura Main 604 28.8 -23.5
Independent William Lowe 504 24.1 +24.1
Labour Karen Parnell 130 6.2 -3.4
Majority 252 12.0
Turnout 2,094 40.8 +4.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stratford Guild and Hathaway[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Fradgley 1,156 52.3 +10.5
Conservative Roy Donnelly 818 37.0 -12.9
Independent Harry Cottam 235 10.6 +10.6
Majority 338 15.3
Turnout 2,209 39.4 -3.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Studley[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Hazel Wright 1,033 58.2 +7.7
Conservative William McCarthy 742 41.8 +0.2
Majority 291 16.4 +7.6
Turnout 1,775 39.1 -3.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Tanworth[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Dixon 1,033 80.9 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Roger Sutton 244 19.1 +0.8
Majority 789 61.8 -1.5
Turnout 1,277 41.2 -0.7
Conservative hold Swing
Vale of the Red Horse[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gillian Roache 719 80.1 +7.4
Liberal Democrat Trevor Honeychurch 179 19.9 -7.4
Majority 540 60.1 +14.7
Turnout 898 49.6
Conservative hold Swing
Wellesbourne[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Roger Wright unopposed
Independent hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections: Stratford-On-Avon". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Graeme (2006-05-05). "Conservatives Cameron's crusade puts Tories back on victory trail". The Daily Telegraph. p. 4. 
  3. ^ a b Heath, Andrew (2006-04-18). "Lib Dems aim to oust Labour from No 2 spot ; Campaign: Balance of power on a knife edge in run-up to May 4 elections". Coventry Evening Telegraph. p. 9. 
  4. ^ a b c Probert, Sarah (2006-04-28). "Local elections: Lib Dems are looking at rapid improvement if they can overturn majority; Stratford". Birmingham Post. p. 6. 
  5. ^ Gibbons, Duncan (2006-05-05). "Tories a seat closer; Local election results: Labour blames national events for its bad night". Coventry Evening Telegraph. p. 16. 
  6. ^ "Election: No change at Stratford District". The Courier. 2006-05-05. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "May 2006 District Council Results". Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Election: Results for Stratford District". The Courier. 2006-05-05. Retrieved 2010-03-28.