Swindon Borough Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Swindon council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 Swindon Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Swindon Unitary Council in Wiltshire, 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 Conservatives retained their majority in the election, just losing one seat to have 41 councillors.[2][3] The Conservative defeat came in Parks ward with Labour gaining the seat, while the only other change came in Penhill where the Liberal Democrats gained a previously independent seat.[3][4] Among the Conservatives to retain a seat was the leader of the council, Roderick Bluh, who held Dorcan by a reduced majority of 460.[2] After the election the other parties on the council were Labour with 13 seats, Liberal Democrats 4 and 1 independent.[2]

Swindon Local Election Result 2010[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 0 1 -1 68.4 42.5 38,248 -12.3%
  Labour 4 1 0 +1 21.1 30.5 27,402 +5.2%
  Liberal Democrat 2 1 0 +1 10.5 21.8 19,579 +7.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1,820 -3.0%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 1,721 +1.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1,016 +1.1%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0.2 144 -0.2%

Ward results[edit]

Abbey Meads[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Heaton-Jones 4,377 55.2 -20.7
Liberal Democrat Catherine Smith 1,722 21.7 +12.4
Labour Asif Rabbani 1,578 19.9 +8.9
UKIP Rhian Vaughan 256 3.2 -0.5
Majority 2,655 33.5 -31.4
Turnout 7,933
Conservative hold Swing
Blunsdon[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gloria Dart 1,246 62.3 -21.4
Liberal Democrat Joan Mortimer 338 16.9 +16.9
Labour Jamal Miah 291 14.6 -1.7
UKIP Mark Patrick 124 6.2 +6.2
Majority 908 45.4 -21.9
Turnout 1,999
Conservative hold Swing
Central[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Wright 2,357 52.8 +8.7
Conservative Kevin Leakey 1,155 25.9 -6.6
Liberal Democrat Kathryn Spencer 673 15.1 +4.1
Green Stephen Chadfield 136 3.0 +3.0
Independent David Cox 84 1.9 -4.2
Independent Karsten Evans 60 1.3 +1.3
Majority 1,202 26.9 +15.3
Turnout 4,465
Labour hold Swing
Covingham and Nythe[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Hurley 2,228 44.5 -13.1
Labour Jennifer Millin 1,548 30.9 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Christopher Ward 824 16.5 +10.1
UKIP Corinna Allen 409 8.2 -3.0
Majority 680 13.6 -29.2
Turnout 5,009
Conservative hold Swing
Dorcan[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roderick Bluh 1,858 41.4
Labour Sarah Bush 1,398 31.2
Liberal Democrat Clive Hooper 634 14.1
UKIP Robert Sheppard 293 6.5
BNP Roger Hiett 222 4.9
Green David Miles 81 1.8
Majority 460 10.3
Turnout 4,486
Conservative hold Swing
Eastcott[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Dave Wood 2,139 45.8 -12.8
Labour Mustafa Gulam 1,207 25.9 +8.0
Conservative Valerie Butt 1,084 23.2 -0.3
Green John Hughes 237 5.1 +5.1
Majority 932 20.0 -15.1
Turnout 4,667
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Freshbrook and Grange Park[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Bray 2,257 46.3 -14.1
Labour Matthew Rhodes 1,330 27.3 +15.0
Liberal Democrat Heidi Teague 1,290 26.5 -0.8
Majority 927 19.0 -14.1
Turnout 4,877
Conservative hold Swing
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rochelle Russell 1,597 43.4 -1.2
Conservative Jaki Fairbrother 1,034 28.1 -13.5
Liberal Democrat Tracy Ockley 707 19.2 +5.3
BNP Brian Freeman 342 9.3 +9.3
Majority 563 15.3 +12.3
Turnout 3,680
Labour hold Swing
Haydon Wick[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Renard 2,681 49.8 -11.2
Labour Joanna Felstead 1,409 26.2 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Stephen Pike 1,033 19.2 +10.9
UKIP Robin Tingey 265 4.9 -6.1
Majority 1,272 23.6 -17.7
Turnout 5,388
Conservative hold Swing
Highworth[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Short 2,235 47.2 -15.1
Labour Phillip Beaumont 1,301 27.5 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Shorten 974 20.6 +5.7
Green Andrew Day 222 4.7 +4.7
Majority 934 19.7 -19.8
Turnout 4,732
Conservative hold Swing
Moredon[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Wren 1,679 39.4 -15.0
Labour Maureen Caton 1,485 34.8 +5.9
Liberal Democrat George Ing 792 18.6 +13.2
BNP Steven Fowler 310 7.3 +7.3
Majority 194 4.5 -21.0
Turnout 4,266
Conservative hold Swing
Old Town and Lawn[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Mattock 3,144 49.4 -14.8
Liberal Democrat Shirley Burnham 1,510 23.7 +6.6
Labour Cindy Matthews 1,206 18.9 +5.9
Green Meryl Grant 278 4.4 +4.4
UKIP Noel Gardner 231 3.6 -2.0
Majority 1,634 25.7 -21.4
Turnout 6,369
Conservative hold Swing
Parks[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Dempsey 1,587 43.1
Conservative Graham Cherry 996 27.0
Liberal Democrat Kathleen McCarthy 539 14.6
BNP Reginald Bates 258 7.0
UKIP Terence Hayward 242 6.6
Green Jennifer Miles 62 1.7
Majority 591 16.0
Turnout 3,684
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Penhill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Harrison 898 39.5 +14.3
Labour Laura Baker 782 34.4 -7.3
Conservative Emma Carter 444 19.5 -0.5
BNP Raymond Morris 152 6.7 -6.3
Majority 116 5.1
Turnout 2,276
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing
Shaw and Nine Elms[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Williams 2,622 54.2 -16.3
Liberal Democrat James Farr 1,142 23.6 +5.4
Labour Carol Heavens 1,072 22.2 +10.8
Majority 1,480 30.6 -21.7
Turnout 4,836
Conservative hold Swing
St Margaret[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Edwards 2,522 47.6 -11.6
Labour Nigel Chalk 1,577 29.8 +6.9
Liberal Democrat Lloyd James 1,194 22.6 +14.3
Majority 945 17.9 -18.4
Turnout 5,293
Conservative hold Swing
St Philip[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Janet Heenan 2,013 41.4 -11.3
Labour Joseph Tray 1,962 40.3 +9.0
Liberal Democrat Ann Richards 893 18.3 +11.7
Majority 51 1.0 -20.5
Turnout 4,868
Conservative hold Swing
Western[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Small 2,275 43.4 -2.2
Conservative Samantha Michael 1,619 30.9 -8.0
Liberal Democrat Christopher Shepherd 911 17.4 +10.9
BNP Glyn Hunt 437 8.3 +8.3
Majority 656 12.5 +5.8
Turnout 5,242
Labour hold Swing
Wroughton and Chiseldon[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Shaw 3,054 52.1 -11.2
Labour Sandra Parsons 1,440 24.6 +11.5
Liberal Democrat Victor Godman 1,366 23.3 -0.3
Majority 1,614 27.5 -12.2
Turnout 5,860
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swindon". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d Wells, Jeff (2010-05-08). "Result decided by lucky dip". Western Daily Press. p. 20. 
  3. ^ a b "Tories maintain grip on council". Swindon Advertiser. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Swindon Borough Council Election results 2010". BBC News Online. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-11-07. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Declaration of result of poll" (PDF). Swindon Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-11-07.