Stratford-on-Avon District Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Stratford-on-Avon council election. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 Stratford-on-Avon District Council election took place on 6 May 2010 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

Background[edit]

Before the election the Conservatives controlled the council with 29 seats, compared to 19 Liberal Democrats and 3 independents, with a further 2 seats being vacant.[3] 20 seats were contested in the election by a total of 58 candidates.[3]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives hold control of the council after winning 11 of the 20 seats contested, compared to 8 seats for the Liberal Democrats and 1 independent.[4] The Conservatives gained a seat in Kinwarton from the Liberal Democrats, but lost another seat back to the Liberal Democrats in Stratford Alveston to leave the political balance unchanged.[4]

Stratford-on-Avon Local Election Result 2010[5][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 11 1 1 0 55.0 47.8 24,712 -3.2%
  Liberal Democrat 8 1 1 0 40.0 36.6 18,891 -3.3%
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.0 7.6 3,931 +4.2%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 6.6 3,396 +2.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 715 +0.8%

Ward results[edit]

Alcester[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Juned 1,651 49.6 +8.2
Conservative Yvonne Hine 1,438 43.2 -11.9
Labour Barry Doherty 241 7.2 +3.7
Majority 213 6.4
Turnout 3,330 68.8 +24.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bidford and Salford[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Daren Pemberton 1,448 38.3 -3.0
Conservative Maurice Howse 1,354 35.8 +35.8
Independent Michael Atkins 551 14.6 -37.4
Labour Matthew Stephens 316 8.4 +1.7
Green Karen Varga 109 2.9 +2.9
Majority 94 2.5
Turnout 3,778 69.5 +36.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Brailes[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Seccombe 976 70.1 +15.0
Liberal Democrat Laura Nelson 416 29.9 -15.0
Majority 560 40.2 +30.1
Turnout 1,392 77.6 +19.6
Conservative hold Swing
Harbury[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Tonge 1,461 52.2 +1.9
Conservative Richard Hamburger 1,340 47.8 -1.9
Majority 121 4.3 +3.7
Turnout 2,801 73.8 +28.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Henley[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeremy Jones 1,664 65.1 -9.5
Liberal Democrat Karyl Rees 606 23.7 +10.0
Labour John Hartigan 285 11.2 +11.2
Majority 1,058 41.4 -19.5
Turnout 2,555 70.1 +26.1
Conservative hold Swing
Kinwarton[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Gittus 675 52.2 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Nina Knapman 565 43.7 -9.6
Labour Jeffrey Kenner 54 4.2 +4.2
Majority 110 8.5
Turnout 1,294 74.8 +29.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Long Compton[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Gray 859 63.3 -9.0
Liberal Democrat Virginia Mason 499 36.7 +9.0
Majority 360 26.5 -18.1
Turnout 1,358 75.5 +28.1
Conservative hold Swing
Long Itchington[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Stevens 901 64.6 -5.9
Liberal Democrat Michael Pugh 494 35.4 +20.7
Majority 407 29.2 -26.6
Turnout 1,395 73.3 +29.8
Conservative hold Swing
Quinton[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Brain 959 67.3 -6.1
Liberal Democrat Jeffery Dench 467 32.7 +32.7
Majority 492 34.5 -12.4
Turnout 1,426 71.5 +24.9
Conservative hold Swing
Sambourne[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Justin Kerridge 696 64.7 -9.1
Liberal Democrat Clive Rickhards 380 35.3 +9.1
Majority 316 29.4 -18.1
Turnout 1,076 73.4 +28.0
Conservative hold Swing
Shipston[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Philip Vial 1,376 48.0 -0.7
Conservative Clive Smithard 1,108 38.6 -9.4
Labour Christopher Aston 315 11.0 +7.7
Green Robert Ballantyne 70 2.4 +2.4
Majority 268 9.3 +8.6
Turnout 2,869 71.0 +22.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Snitterfield[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Helen Hayter 940 70.0 -8.4
Liberal Democrat John Insoll 403 30.0 +8.4
Majority 537 40.0 -16.8
Turnout 1,343 74.9 +28.6
Conservative hold Swing
Southam[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jennifer Ellard 1,631 46.5 -5.6
Liberal Democrat Helena Knight 977 27.9 +4.7
Labour Peter Thomas 900 25.7 +1.0
Majority 654 18.6 -8.8
Turnout 3,508 69.6 +36.5
Conservative hold Swing
Stratford Alveston[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Fradgley 1,938 45.2 -3.9
Conservative Stuart Beese 1,682 39.2 -3.1
Independent Michael Crutchley 378 8.8 +8.8
Labour Samuel Hargreaves 288 6.7 +6.7
Majority 256 6.0 -0.8
Turnout 4,286 74.8 +26.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Stratford Avenue and New Town[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Clive Thomas 1,531 39.0 -8.6
Conservative Ian Hurst 1,423 36.2 -9.8
Independent Juliet Short 620 15.8 +15.8
Labour Stephen Troup 352 9.0 +2.7
Majority 108 2.8 +1.2
Turnout 3,926 65.6 +28.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stratford Guild and Hathaway[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jenny Fradgley 1,876 45.0 -2.3
Conservative Irving David 1,473 35.3 -4.3
Independent William Lowe 364 8.7 +8.7
Labour David Talbot 315 7.6 +2.0
Green Hugh Chatwin 144 3.5 -4.1
Majority 403 9.7 +2.0
Turnout 4,172 70.7 +28.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Studley[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Hazel Wright 1,755 55.4 -3.6
Conservative William McCarthy 1,085 34.2 -1.3
Labour Jacqueline Abbott 330 10.4 +5.0
Majority 670 21.1 -2.4
Turnout 3,170 69.1 +28.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Tanworth[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Oakley 1,723 73.8 -12.8
Liberal Democrat Eric Holder 613 26.2 +12.8
Majority 1,110 47.5 -25.8
Turnout 2,336 73.1 +31.6
Conservative hold Swing
Vale of the Red Horse[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gillian Roache 1,048 70.7 -9.4
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Osborne 435 29.3 +9.4
Majority 613 41.3 -18.8
Turnout 1,483 77.9 +28.3
Conservative hold Swing
Wellesbourne[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Roger Wright 2,018 48.7 +48.7
Conservative Daniel Kendall 1,737 41.9 -8.2
Green Jessica Pinson 392 9.5 +9.5
Majority 281 6.8
Turnout 4,147 75.4 +30.4
Independent hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stratford-On-Avon". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". London: guardian.co.uk. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Full list of local election candidates". Southam News. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Tories Stay In Control Of Stratford District Council". Manchesterwired. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Results for District Council Elections on 06 May 2010". Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Retrieved 2 March 2011.