Stroud District Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Stroud council election. Conservatives in blue, Green party in green, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in white. Wards in grey were not contested in 2007.

The 2007 Stroud Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Stroud District Council in Gloucestershire, 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

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives stay in control of the council after making a net gain of 2 seats to hold 31 of the 51 seats.[3] The Conservatives gained Farmhill and Paganhill from an independent, Dursley and Upton St Leonards from the Liberal Democrats and Cam East from the Labour party.[4] However Labour gained Cainscross back from the Conservatives, while the Liberal Democrats defeated the Conservative cabinet member Nigel Cooper in Rodborough by 5 votes.[4] Meanwhile the Greens held all 4 seats they had been defending and came within 12 votes of taking Nailsworth from the Conservatives.[4] Overall turnout in the election was 41.17%.[5]

Stroud local election result 2007[5][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 4 2 +2 47.4 40.4 10,106 -7.0%
  Green 4 0 0 0 21.1 18.9 4,724 +6.7%
  Labour 3 1 1 0 15.8 23.1 5,774 +2.0%
  Liberal Democrat 2 1 2 -1 10.5 13.5 3,383 -3.5%
  Independent 1 0 1 -1 5.3 2.3 572 +0.0%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 434 +1.7%

Ward results[edit]

Berkeley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Archer 913 69.9 -8.9
Labour John Greenwood 394 30.1 +4.2
Majority 519 39.7 +4.6
Turnout 1,307 39.9 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Cainscross[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Rees 953 49.3
Conservative Norma Rodman 672 34.8
Green Helen Royall 307 15.9
Majority 281 14.5
Turnout 1,932 36.5 +1.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Cam East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Tipper 723 47.9 -2.0
Labour Miranda Clifton 575 38.1 +8.8
Liberal Democrat Patrick Blitz 211 14.0 -6.8
Majority 148 9.8 -10.8
Turnout 1509 46.1 +3.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Cam West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Fowles 482 39.3 +16.4
Liberal Democrat Veronica Collins 402 32.8 -21.1
Conservative Mike Howard 343 28.0 +4.8
Majority 80 6.5
Turnout 1,227 38.0 +1.3
Labour hold Swing
Central[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Williams 245 41.9 -4.6
Green Molly Scott Cato 193 33.0 +10.0
Labour Miranda Williams 100 17.1 -1.3
Liberal Democrat Andrew Fisk 47 8.0 -4.0
Majority 52 8.9 -14.6
Turnout 585 40.2 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing
Chalford[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Peters 1,114 55.3 +1.0
Green Kate Shuckburgh 492 24.4 +2.3
Labour Dorothy Nichols 250 12.4 +1.5
UKIP Leslie Banstead 158 7.8 +7.8
Majority 622 30.9 -1.3
Turnout 2,014 40.4 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Dursley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Loraine Patrick 653 34.5 -8.1
Labour Geoffrey Wheeler 639 33.7 +0.4
Liberal Democrat Brian Marsh 603 31.8 +7.7
Majority 14 0.7 -8.5
Turnout 1,895 40.9 -2.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Farmhill and Paganhill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Carr 268 45.2 +32.0
Independent Roger Sanders 202 34.1 -27.7
Labour Lesley Williams 123 20.7 +3.4
Majority 66 11.1
Turnout 593 35.6 +1.7
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Minchinhampton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Libby Bird 1,071 63.2 +10.2
Liberal Democrat Colleen Rothwell 226 13.3 -0.4
Labour John Appleton 206 12.2 -5.4
Green Marie Gwynn 191 11.3 +3.0
Majority 845 49.9 +14.5
Turnout 1,694 49.1 +13.7
Conservative hold Swing
Nailsworth[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Jeffreys 839 38.4 -0.8
Green Chris Harmer 827 37.9 +1.9
Labour Jo Smith 290 13.3 -0.8
UKIP Adrian Blake 116 5.3 +5.3
Liberal Democrat Adrian Walker-Smith 112 5.1 -5.6
Majority 12 0.5 -2.6
Turnout 2,184 43.8 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Rodborough[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christine Headley 479 30.8 +23.1
Conservative Nigel Cooper 474 30.4 -0.5
Green Philip Blomberg 406 26.1 -0.6
Labour Sally Thorpe 198 12.7 -4.0
Majority 5 0.3
Turnout 1,557 44.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Slade[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Gwen Belcher 299 59.0 +10.7
Conservative Laurence Ward-Toye 125 24.7 -3.7
Labour Ela Pathak-Sen 83 16.4 -7.0
Majority 174 34.3 +14.4
Turnout 507 32.1 +1.0
Green hold Swing
Stonehouse[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Brine 854 41.3 -1.7
Conservative Phil Bevan 765 37.0 +0.4
Green Clare Sheridan 287 13.9 +0.4
UKIP Stephen Burt 160 7.7 +7.7
Majority 89 4.3 -2.0
Turnout 2,066 35.6 +1.3
Labour hold Swing
Thrupp[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Martin Whiteside 536 62.6 +12.2
Conservative Daniel Le Fleming 234 27.3 -3.9
Labour Ron Nichols 45 5.3 -6.6
Liberal Democrat Sylvia Bridgeland 41 4.8 -1.7
Majority 302 35.3 +16.1
Turnout 856 47.1 -0.8
Green hold Swing
Trinity[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green John Marjoram 450 62.3 +8.8
Conservative Jason Bullingham 147 20.4 -2.9
Labour Malcolm Perry 75 10.4 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Doug Janke 50 6.9 -0.6
Majority 303 42.0 +11.9
Turnout 722 44.8 +0.1
Green hold Swing
Uplands[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Linda Townley 370 62.6 +21.8
Conservative Jenefer Wythe 119 20.1 -5.8
Labour Jamila Gavin 102 17.3 +0.9
Majority 251 42.5 +27.6
Turnout 591 34.9 -1.8
Independent hold Swing
Upton St Leonards[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Pearson 670 78.5 +39.5
Labour David Smith 184 21.5 +11.9
Majority 486 56.9
Turnout 854 47.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Valley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Sarah Lunnon 340 58.9 +10.3
Conservative Ian Edmunds 148 25.6 -0.9
Labour Patricia Leonard 89 15.4 +0.2
Majority 192 33.3 +11.2
Turnout 577 35.8
Green hold Swing
Wotton-Under-Edge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Smith 1,212 52.2 +12.4
Conservative Linda Jeffreys 583 25.1 -16.0
Green Clive Phillips 396 17.0 +6.9
Labour Daryl Matthews 132 5.7 -3.4
Majority 629 27.1
Turnout 2,323 45.9 +1.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stroud". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Local and Mayoral elections 2007" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 2007-07-19. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Tories strengthen majority". Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard. 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  4. ^ a b c "Just in - Tories tighten grip on district council control". Stroud News & Journal. 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "District Results 2007". Stroud District Council. Retrieved 2011-01-08.