Sunderland City Council election, 2012

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Map of the results of the 2012 Sunderland council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and independent in grey.

The 2012 Sunderland Council election is scheduled to take place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Sunderland Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This will be on the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2012.

Ward results[edit]

An asterisk denotes an incumbent.

Barnes ward[edit]

Barnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rebecca Atkinson 2,041 55.51 +31.13
Conservative Anthony Morrissey* 1,486 40.41 −11.18
Liberal Democrat Gouilnara Dixon 150 4.08 −10.66
Majority 555 15.09
Turnout 3,692 40.81 +2.79
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Castle ward[edit]

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Denny Wilson 1,978 86.11 +33.29
Conservative Paula Wilkinson 215 9.36 −3.81
Liberal Democrat Paul Hillman 104 4.53 −2.46
Majority 1,763 76.75
Turnout 2,319 26.70 −3.37
Labour hold Swing

Copt Hill ward[edit]

Copt Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Derrick Smith* 1,679 55.23 +9.59
Labour Ann Owen 1,250 41.12 +6.65
Liberal Democrat Sue Sterling 111 3.65 N/A
Majority 429 14.11
Turnout 3,052 33.59 −3.15
Independent hold Swing

Doxford ward[edit]

Doxford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christine Marshall 1,863 67.14 +32.14
Conservative Richard Vardy* 590 21.26 −20.33
Green Caroline Robinson 246 8.86 N/A
Liberal Democrat Matt MacDonald 76 2.74 −10.36
Majority 1,273 45.87
Turnout 2,789 35.10 −0.62
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Fulwell ward[edit]

Fulwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bob Francis* 1,758 48.12 −5.04
Labour Margaret Beck 1,657 45.36 +19.13
Liberal Democrat Geoff Pryke 238 6.52 −5.15
Majority 101 2.76
Turnout 3,670 39.96 −3.53
Conservative hold Swing

Hendon ward[edit]

Hendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Michael Mordey* 1,518 66.55 +30.15
Conservative Debbie Lorraine 360 15.78 −5.75
UKIP Pauline Featonby-Warren 244 10.70 N/A
Green Samuel May 159 6.97 N/A
Majority 1,158 50.77
Turnout 2,297 25.59 −3.90
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Hetton ward[edit]

Hetton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Blackburn* 1,628 51.76 −17.42
UKIP John Defty 1,363 43.34 N/A
Liberal Democrat Philip Dowell 154 4.90 N/A
Majority 265 8.43
Turnout 3,166 35.12 +4.50
Labour hold Swing

Houghton ward[edit]

Houghton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Sheila Ellis* 1,697 51.94 +7.12
Labour Gemma Taylor 1,496 45.79 +8.79
Liberal Democrat Louise Smith 74 2.27 N/A
Majority 201 6.15
Turnout 3,278 35.84 +0.03
Independent hold Swing

Millfield ward[edit]

Millfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Bob Price 1,058 45.49 +21.24
Liberal Democrat Paul Dixon* 888 38.18 −7.85
Conservative Keith O'Brien 164 7.05 −7.99
National Front Paul Birleson 122 5.25 N/A
Green Helmut Izaks 94 4.04 N/A
Majority 170 7.31
Turnout 2,339 28.83 −3.46
Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Pallion ward[edit]

Pallion
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Amy Wilson* 1,541 66.68 +22.39
Conservative Peter O'Connor 365 15.79 −11.28
Green David Campbell 304 13.15 N/A
Liberal Democrat Sylvia Doward 101 4.37 −8.43
Majority 1,176 50.89
Turnout 2,321 30.39 −1.24
Labour hold Swing

Redhill ward[edit]

Redhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ronny Davison 1,887 78.63 +29.10
UKIP Lynn Kelly 388 16.17 N/A
Conservative Gwennyth Gibson 125 5.21 −5.30
Majority 1,499 62.46
Turnout 2,415 27.98 −2.98
Labour hold Swing

Ryhope ward[edit]

Ryhope
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Anthony Farr 1,887 72.77 +40.05
Conservative Shaun Cudworth 706 27.23 −6.46
Majority 1,181 45.55
Turnout 2,620 31.90 −5.37
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing

St. Annes ward[edit]

St. Annes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Watson* 1,743 72.05 +26.74
Conservative Norman Oliver 339 14.01 −7.96
Green Emily Blyth 268 11.08 N/A
Liberal Democrat Kathy Walker 69 2.85 −12.59
Majority 1,404 58.04
Turnout 2,426 28.02 −1.48
Labour hold Swing

St. Chads ward[edit]

St. Chads
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Darryl Dixon 1,755 55.33 +18.78
Conservative Alan Wright 1,312 41.36 −8.94
Liberal Democrat Sue Wilson 105 3.31 −2.30
Majority 443 13.97
Turnout 3,188 39.98 −1.67
Labour hold Swing

St. Michaels ward[edit]

St. Michaels
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret Forbes* 1,649 51.29 −8.87
Labour Chris Johnson 1,161 36.11 +12.68
Green Rachel Featherstone 265 8.24 N/A
Liberal Democrat Andrew Wood 140 4.35 −5.70
Majority 488 15.18
Turnout 3,242 35.35 −5.47
Conservative hold Swing

St. Peters ward[edit]

St. Peters
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julia Jackson 1,595 52.47 +25.73
Conservative Graham Hall 1,221 40.16 −7.61
Liberal Democrat Chris Henry 224 7.37 −6.73
Majority 374 12.30
Turnout 3,065 35.21 −2.57
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Sandhill ward[edit]

Two councillors were elected. Each voter could cast two votes.

Sandhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Debra Waller 1,830 90.42 +43.38
Labour Mary Turton 1,424 70.36 +23.32
Conservative Paul Tweddle 459 22.68 −3.35
Liberal Democrat Anthony Usher 335 16.55 +3.69
Majority 965 47.68
Turnout 2,035 23.80 −6.87
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Shiney Row ward[edit]

Shiney
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Hall 2,286 73.55 +25.14
Conservative Malcolm Vardy 635 20.43 −7.30
Liberal Democrat Carol Attewell 187 6.02 −7.05
Majority 1,651 53.12
Turnout 3,129 30.77 −2.58
Labour hold Swing

Silksworth ward[edit]

Silksworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Smith* 1,960 67.24 +17.96
Conservative Dominic McDonough 451 15.47 −12.92
UKIP Derek Horsley 376 12.90 N/A
Green Joella Lynch 128 4.39 N/A
Majority 1,509 51.77
Turnout 2,919 34.28 −2.39
Labour hold Swing

Southwick ward[edit]

Southwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosalind Copeland* 1,582 66.41 +22.92
Conservative Terence Docherty 394 16.54 −9.99
UKIP Michael Leadbitter 325 13.64 N/A
Liberal Democrat Ann Hollern 81 3.40 N/A
Majority 1,188 49.87
Turnout 2,394 28.59 −4.12
Labour hold Swing

Washington Central ward[edit]

Washington Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Dianne Snowdon* 1,999 65.73 +25.45
UKIP Erland Polden 536 17.63 N/A
Conservative Pat Francis 327 10.75 −15.40
Liberal Democrat Chris Ashford 179 5.89 −17.38
Majority 1,463 48.11
Turnout 3,058 33.94 −2.34
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Washington East ward[edit]

Washington East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Snowdon 1,721 56.48 +16.21
Conservative Hilary Johnson 735 24.12 −19.05
UKIP Linda Hudson 316 10.37 N/A
Green Tony Murphy 156 5.12 N/A
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Bannister 119 3.91 −8.60
Majority 986 32.36
Turnout 3,055 34.55 −2.53
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Washington North ward[edit]

Washington North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Kelly* 2,047 80.09 +27.04
Conservative Kathleen Irvine 349 13.65 −8.60
Liberal Democrat Kevin Morris 160 6.26 −6.73
Majority 1,698 66.43
Turnout 2,577 28.96 −3.32
Labour hold Swing

Washington South ward[edit]

Washington South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Louise Farthing 1,802 65.10 +27.48
Conservative Martin Talbot 757 27.35 −15.18
Liberal Democrat David Griffin 209 7.55 −4.96
Majority 1,045 37.75
Turnout 2,797 33.91 −3.57
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Washington West ward[edit]

Washington West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Scaplehorn* 2,200 77.46 +31.36
Conservative Olwyn Bird 386 13.59 −11.68
Liberal Democrat Irene Bannister 254 8.94 −8.88
Majority 1,814 63.87
Turnout 2,869 31.45 −2.46
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-04-30.