Waveney District Council election, 2011

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For a summary of election results, see Waveney local elections.

Elections to Waveney District Council took place on Thursday 5 May 2011. This was the first election held as a Whole Council election following a change made to the electoral system in 2010.[1] As a result, all 48 council seats were contested.

Before the election the Conservative party had an overall majority on the council with 25 councillors. The Labour party had 15 councillors, Liberal Democrats two, the Green Party one and there were three Independent councillors and two vacant seats.[2] As a result of the election the Conservative party lost overall control, with both it and the Labour party represented by 23 councillors, the balance of the council being made up of one Green Party and one Independent councillor.[3][4] A series of procedural moves led to the formation of a Conservative-led administration.[5][6]

Election result[edit]

Waveney District Council Election, 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 23 2 [1] 4 -2
  Labour 23 8 0 +8
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 2 -2
  Green 1 0 0 0
  UKIP 0 0 0 0
  Independent 1 0 2 -2

[1] The two Conservative gains were the vacant seats in Oulton Broad and Southwold and Reydon. Both had been won by the party in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Changing to Whole Council Elections – Explanatory Document, Waveney District Council, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  2. ^ Wards - Representatives and election cycles, Waveney District Council (version prior to 2011 election). Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  3. ^ Waveney, BBC news, 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  4. ^ 'Battle for power at Waveney District Council', Eastern Daily Press, 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2011-05-12.
  5. ^ Colin Law is new leader, Waveney District Council, 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2011-06-06.
  6. ^ New leader chosen for Waveney District Council, Eastern Daily Press, 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2011-06-06.