Swale Borough Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 Swale Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, 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]

After the last election in 2008 the Conservatives had a majority on the council with 26 councillors, compared to 9 for Labour, 7 independents and 5 Liberal Democrats.[3] However both the Conservative and Labour parties gained a seat at two by-elections in September 2008, after the independent councillors from Sheppey First resigned from the council.[4]

By the time of the 2010 election there remained only one independent councillor, after Sheppey Central councillor Lesley Ingham joined the Conservatives in October 2009, before Pat Sandle and Paul Sturdgess also became Conservative councillors in March 2010.[5][6] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrat group on the council was reduced when St Michael's councillor Nick Williams defected to Labour in October 2009.[7] This meant that before the 2010 election the Conservatives had 31 seats on the council, while Labour had 11, the Liberal Democrats had 4 and there was 1 independent.[8]

Election result[edit]

The Conservatives made a net gain of two seats to win 14 of the 17 seats contested.[9] The gains came at the expense of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, which each finished one seat down.[9]

The Conservatives took Murston from the Liberal Democrats and Roman from Labour, as well as gaining Sheerness East by a single vote from Labour.[9] However Labour retained Chalkwell with a majority of 30 votes over the Conservatives and gained one of the two seats contested in Queenborough and Halfway from the Conservatives.[9]

Swale local election result 2010[2][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 14 3 1 +2 82.4 50.2 23,751 +4.7%
  Labour 3 1 2 -1 17.6 29.5 13,957 +5.8%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 1 -1 0 16.1 7,610 -1.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 1,755 +3.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 275 -0.5%

Ward results[edit]

Abbey[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bryan Mulhern 1,227 43.4 +6.1
Labour Trevor Payne 701 24.8 -1.9
Liberal Democrat Richard Williams 621 22.0 +8.7
Green Gary Miller 275 9.7 +9.7
Majority 526 18.6 +8.0
Turnout 2,824 63.5 +28.1
Conservative hold Swing
Chalkwell[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Truelove 991 41.6 -3.3
Conservative Emma Bridges 961 40.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrat David Spurling 432 18.1 +4.9
Majority 30 1.3 -1.7
Turnout 2,384 63.6 +29.7
Labour hold Swing
Grove[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gareth Randall 1,629 49.1 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Bernie Lowe 732 22.1 +1.4
Labour Kenneth Rowles 686 20.7 -8.3
UKIP James Nash 268 8.1 +8.1
Majority 897 27.1 +5.9
Turnout 3,315 63.7
Conservative hold Swing
Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerry Lewin 1,745 54.0 -12.9
Labour Ruth Walker-Grice 514 15.9 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Anne Jenkins 511 15.8 -0.6
UKIP Richard Palmer 460 14.2 +14.2
Majority 1,231 38.1 -12.1
Turnout 3,230 72.5
Conservative hold Swing
Kemsley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brenda Simpson 1,743 55.8 -9.8
Labour Martin McCusker 766 24.5 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Mary Zeng 616 19.7 +8.0
Majority 977 31.3 -11.6
Turnout 3,125 62.7 +36.3
Conservative hold Swing
Minster Cliffs[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ken Pugh 2,141 57.7 +11.3
Labour Libby Tucker 1,013 27.3 +11.3
UKIP Alison Donkin 557 15.0 +15.0
Majority 1,128 30.4 +15.4
Turnout 3,711 64.5 +33.0
Conservative hold Swing
Murston[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ed Gent 845 39.2 +15.0
Liberal Democrat Keith Nevols 695 32.2 -25.8
Labour Shelley Cheesman 618 28.6 +10.8
Majority 150 7.0
Turnout 2,158 56.3 +31.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Queenborough and Halfway (2 seats)[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Darby 1,548
Labour Jackie Constable 1,504
Conservative Mick Galvin 1,316
Labour Sean Dalton 1,092
Turnout 5,460 60.8 +27.3
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Roman[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lloyd Bowen 982 44.2 +14.4
Labour Simon Clark 813 36.6 -21.6
Liberal Democrat David Philips 425 19.1 +7.1
Majority 169 7.6
Turnout 2,220 60.7 +31.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sheerness East[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Chris Foulds 687 38.7 +16.5
Labour Mark Ellen 686 38.6 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Colin Howe 403 22.7 +11.8
Majority 1 0.1
Turnout 1,776 50.9 +24.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sheerness West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Harrison 839 40.4 -9.1
Conservative Dave Wilson 768 37.0 +20.0
Liberal Democrat David Kemp 469 22.6 +22.6
Majority 71 3.4 -12.6
Turnout 2,076 51.5 +21.3
Labour hold Swing
Sheppey Central[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Morris 2,333 63.3 +29.4
Labour Dennis Grover 1,354 36.7 +21.5
Majority 979 26.6
Turnout 3,687 69.7 +42.2
Conservative hold Swing
St Anns[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Cosgrove 1,305 47.8 +6.8
Labour Paul Durkin 733 26.8 +5.3
Liberal Democrat David Evans 693 25.4 +14.6
Majority 572 20.9 +6.5
Turnout 2,731 69.2 +33.6
Conservative hold Swing
Teynham and Lynsted[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Trevor Fentiman 1,482 55.2 -4.9
Labour David Feltham 556 20.7 -6.9
Liberal Democrat Dave Manning 458 17.1 +4.8
UKIP Aaron Donkin 188 7.0 +7.0
Majority 926 34.5 +2.0
Turnout 2,684 66.3 +32.6
Conservative hold Swing
Watling[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ted Wilcox 1,411 49.9 -9.4
Liberal Democrat Mike Wheeler 899 31.8 +21.2
Labour Judith Webb 517 18.3 +4.8
Majority 512 18.1 -24.5
Turnout 2,827 69.7 +29.4
Conservative hold Swing
Woodstock[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Willicombe 1,628 51.8 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Springham 656 20.9 +3.5
Labour Geraldine Feltham 574 18.3 -1.8
UKIP Lee Burgess 282 9.0 +9.0
Majority 972 31.0 -4.5
Turnout 3,140 78.1 +33.3
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swale". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2010". The Guardian. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "National: Full election results". The Guardian. NewsBank. 3 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "By-election results for two wards". Kent Online. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Independent councillor for Sheppey Central joins Conservatives". Kent Online. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Grove, Emma (4 March 2010). "Tories welcome Sheppey's last two independents". Kent Online. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Robinson, Hayley (6 October 2009). "Lib Dem joins Labour". Kent Online. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Election Results 2010". Swale Borough Council. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Tories win 14 council seats". Kent and Sussex Courier. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2015.