Weymouth and Portland Borough Council election, 2012

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Map of the results of the 2012 Weymouth and Portland council election. Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue. Wards in grey were not contested in 2012.

Elections to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council in Dorset took place on Thursday 3 May 2012.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Weymouth and Portland election result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 6 5 0 +5 50.0 35.2 5,020
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 3 -3 33.3 25.9 3,683
  Conservative 2 2 3 -1 16.7 29.2 4,159
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 4.7 665
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0.0 4.5 646
  United People's Party 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 72

Gain/loss is relative to the 2008 results.

Ward results[edit]

Littlemoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rachel Rogers 500 67.66
Conservative John Ellis 239 32.34
Majority 261
Turnout 746 27.13
Labour hold Swing
Melcombe Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Farrell 431 33.46
Liberal Democrat Howard Legg 375 29.11
Green Jon Orrell 243 18.87
Labour Stewart Pearson 239 18.56
Majority 56
Turnout 1,291 25.85
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Farrell had been elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2008.

Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Bruce 998 47.21
Liberal Democrat David Mannings 841 39.78
Labour Joseph Rookes 275 13.01
Majority 157
Turnout 2,140 49.19
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Radipole
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Roebuck 554 50.87
Labour Co-op Andy Hutchings 208 19.10
Conservative Alison Scott 180 16.53
Independent Graham Winter 147 13.50
Majority 346
Turnout 1,094 35.94
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Tophill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Nowak 394 36.52
Independent Tim Woodcock 315 29.19
Conservative Richard Paisley 298 27.62
United People's Party Jo Bray 72 6.67
Majority 79
Turnout 1,085 26.49
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Underhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandy West 404 55.34
Independent Robert Hughes 184 25.21
Conservative Tim Munro 142 19.45
Majority 220
Turnout 734 27.14
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Munro (incumbent) had been elected as an Independent in 2008.

Westham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Byatt 307 34.23
Liberal Democrat Oz Kanji 248 27.65
Conservative Andrew Manvell 209 23.30
Green Jane Burnet 133 14.83
Majority 59
Turnout 904 31.12
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Westham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ryan Hope 706 47.13
Labour Lindsay Drage 502 33.51
Conservative Jean Woodward 290 19.36
Majority 204
Turnout 1,512 35.02
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Westham West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gill Taylor 522 54.04
Labour Michael Wheller 317 32.82
Conservative Sonia Cash 127 13.15
Majority 205
Turnout 1,024 32.69
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Weymouth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Birtwhistle 362 36.42
Conservative Geoffery Smith 322 32.39
Labour Michael Frost 201 20.22
Green David Smith 109 10.97
Majority 40
Turnout 1,007 34.77
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Weymouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Huckle 656 47.13
Conservative Nigel Reed 481 34.55
Green Brian Heatley 180 12.93
Liberal Democrat Richard Shrubb 75 5.39
Majority 175
Turnout 1,400 34.65
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Wyke Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kate Wheller 1,017 69.71
Conservative John Worth 442 30.29
Majority 575
Turnout 1,475 33.52
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

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