Weymouth and Portland Borough Council election, 2006

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Elections to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council were held on 4 May 2006. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Weymouth and Portland Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 5 3 0 +3 41.7 33.3 5,041 +4.5%
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 1 -1 25.0 30.7 4,646 -1.3%
  Labour 2 0 2 -2 16.7 24.4 3,687 -3.5%
  Independent 2 0 0 0 16.7 9.9 1,498 +0.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 259 +1.7%

One Labour candidate was unopposed.

Ward results[edit]

Littlemoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Tewkesbury 479 55.3
Conservative Ashley Newman 258 29.8
Liberal Democrat Alan Walker 129 14.9
Majority 221 25.5
Turnout 866 36.0 +2.9
Labour hold Swing
Melcombe Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lynne Herbert 609 41.8
Conservative George Afedakis 550 37.7
Labour Maria Blackwood 194 13.3
Green Paul McIntosh 105 7.2
Majority 59 4.1
Turnout 1,458 32.8 -2.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hazel Bruce 1,146 48.5
Liberal Democrat Richard Collings 1,056 44.7
Labour Maureen Drake 163 6.9
Majority 90 3.8
Turnout 2,365 55.4 -4.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Tophill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Margaret Leicester 235 27.4
Conservative Corinne Peters 198 23.1
Independent James Holt 150 17.5
Liberal Democrat Simon Robinson 149 17.4
Labour Margaret Atwell 126 14.7
Majority 37 4.3
Turnout 858 35.3 -4.1
Independent hold Swing
Tophill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stephen Flew 347 28.3
Conservative Mark Peters 254 20.8
Independent David Hawkins 236 19.3
Labour James Draper 196 16.0
Independent Timothy Woodcock 191 15.6
Majority 93 7.5
Turnout 1,224 32.4 -5.4
Independent hold Swing
Underhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Kimber uncontested
Labour hold Swing
Upwey and Broadwey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Dunster 459 40.6
Liberal Democrat Raymond Banham 384 34.0
Labour Colin Huckle 288 25.5
Majority 75 6.6
Turnout 1,131 41.1 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Westham East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian James 489 56.6
Labour David Dowle 198 22.9
Conservative Nicholas Wyness 177 20.5
Majority 291 33.7
Turnout 864 33.1 -4.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Westham North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christine James 1,132 69.2
Labour Kristine Hallett 503 30.8
Majority 629 38.4
Turnout 1,635 41.2 -2.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wey Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alison Scott 664 53.7
Labour Alan Chedzoy 418 33.8
Green Brian Heatley 154 12.5
Majority 246 19.9
Turnout 1,236 44.9 -8.6
Conservative hold Swing
Weymouth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter O'Neill 674 39.9
Labour Sharon Mitchell 511 30.2
Liberal Democrat Marion Pullen 505 29.9
Majority 163 9.7
Turnout 1,690 44.1 -3.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Wyke Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Petherick 661 36.6
Labour Anne Kenwood 611 33.9
Independent Jack Biggs 339 18.8
Liberal Democrat Ian Saunders 193 10.7
Majority 50 2.7
Turnout 1,804 43.1 -2.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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