Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2008

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Wirral Council election, 2008
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22, one third of the councillor seats of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Jeff Green Steve Foulkes Simon Holbrook
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Leader's seat West Kirby & Thurstaston Claughton Prenton
Last election 38.5% 28.7% 25.2%
Seats won 11 5 5
Seat change +4 -4 +1
Popular vote 37,925 22,277 19,624
Percentage 43.5% 25.6% 22.5%
Swing +5.0% -3.1% -2.7%
Total seats 24 21 20

Wirral Local Election Map 2008.svg
Council election results map. Blue denotes wards won by Conservative candidates, Red denotes those won by Labour candidates and Gold denotes those won by Liberal Democratic candidates.

Council leader before election

Steve Foulkes
Labour

Elected Council leader

Steve Foulkes
Labour

Elections to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control, with the Conservatives as largest single party, but with the LabourLiberal Democrat coalition remaining in power.

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was

Summary of the Wirral local election, 2008[1][2]
Parties Votes  % +/- Before Stood Held Gain Lost +/- After
Conservative Party 37,925 43.5% +5.0% 20 22 6 5 1 +4 24
Labour Party 22,277 25.6% -3.1% 25 22 5 0 4 -4 21
Liberal Democrats 19,624 22.5% -2.7% 19 22 5 1 0 +1 20
Green Party 4,276 4.9% -0.5% 0 22 0 0 0 ±0 0
United Kingdom Independence Party 2,127 2.4% +0.7% 0 11 0 0 0 ±0 0
British National Party 489 0.6% N/A 0 2 0 0 0 ±0 0
Independent 147 0.2% -0.2% 0 1 0 0 0 ±0 0
Liberal Party 96 0.1% N/A 0 1 0 0 0 ±0 0
Independent Conservative 0 N/A N/A 1 0 0 0 0 ±0 1
Independent Liberal Democrat 0 N/A N/A 1 0 0 0 -1 -1 0
Total 242,077 100% 66

Candidates[edit]

Bebington ward[edit]

Bebington ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sheila Clarke 1,945 40.9
Labour Susan Percy 1,719 36.1
UKIP Hilary Jones 479 10.1
Liberal Democrat Sheena Turner 448 9.4
Green Michael Harper 162 3.4

Bidston and St. James ward[edit]

Bidston and St. James ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Crabtree 1,129 54.3 -5.2%
Conservative Christine Wilson 313 15.0 +2.4%
Liberal Democrat John Brace 266 12.8 +3.6%
BNP Steve McHale 236 11.3 N/A
Green George Bowler 125 6 +1.0%

Birkenhead and Tranmere ward[edit]

Birkenhead and Tranmere ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Stapleton 1,278 59.6
Liberal Democrat Alan Brighouse 315 14.7
Conservative June Cowin 297 13.9
Green Cathy Page 244 11.4

Bromborough ward[edit]

Bromborough ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Steve Niblock 1,496 42.7
Labour Irene Williams 817 23.3
Conservative Mark Gibson 746 21.3
BNP David McLennan 253 7.2
Green Percy Hogg 132 3.8
UKIP Timothy Pass 53 1.5

Clatterbridge ward[edit]

Clatterbridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cherry Povall 2,950 55.0
Liberal Democrat Robert Earl 1,566 29.2
Labour Valerie Morgan 591 11.0
Green Jim McGinley 130 2.4
UKIP Roger Jones 112 2.1

Claughton ward[edit]

Claughton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Davies 1,695 51.0
Conservative Barbara Sinclair 959 28.8
Liberal Democrat Roy Wood 482 14.5
Green James Brady 179 5.4

Eastham ward[edit]

Eastham ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Phillip Gilchrist 3,038 71.3
Conservative Nick Whieldon 678 15.9
Labour Christopher Lawler 415 9.7
Green Brian Gibbs 132 3.1

Greasby, Frankby and Irby ward[edit]

Greasby, Frankby and Irby ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gill Gardiner 2,329 44.5
Conservative Wendy Clements 2,254 43.1
Labour Barbara Moores 493 9.4
Green Perle Sheldricks 145 2.8

Heswall ward[edit]

Heswall ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Johnson 3,599 73.2
Liberal Democrat Bill Jones 513 10.4
Labour Audrey Moore 453 9.2
Green Matthew Rosseinsky 219 4.5
UKIP Mike Magee 101 2.1

Hoylake and Meols ward[edit]

Hoylake and Meols ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hale 2,762 64.7
Labour Di Christian 676 15.8
Green Colin Hawksworth 468 11.0
Liberal Democrat Alexander Clark 355 8.3

Leasowe and Moreton East ward[edit]

Leasowe and Moreton East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Lewis 2,025 51.3
Labour Don Prout 1,373 34.8
Liberal Democrat Gerald Hainsworth 222 5.6
Green Rosemary Bland 171 4.3
Independent Glenn Fleetwood 147 3.7

Liscard ward[edit]

Liscard ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Keeley 2,122 51.0
Labour David Hawkins 1,369 32.9
UKIP Robbie Quinn 304 7.3
Liberal Democrat Daniel Clein 195 4.7
Green Jacqueline Smith 159 3.8

Moreton West and Saughall Massie ward[edit]

Moreton West and Saughall Massie ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christopher Blakeley 2,936 70.9
Labour Darren Dodd 674 16.3
Liberal Democrat Eric Copestake 237 5.7
UKIP Lynda Williams 145 3.5
Green James Drew 137 3.3

New Brighton ward[edit]

New Brighton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sue Taylor 1,994 47.3
Labour Pat Hackett 1,572 37.3
Green Rebecca Koncienzcy 358 8.5
Liberal Democrat Eric Fenna 278 6.6

Oxton ward[edit]

Oxton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Pat Williams 1,910 53.0
Conservative Marcus Bleasdale 748 20.8
Labour David Barden 614 17.0
UKIP Catherine Williams 179 5.0
Green Garnette Bowler 139 3.9

Pensby and Thingwall ward[edit]

Pensby and Thingwall ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Wilkins 2,071 43.6
Conservative John Meyer 1,813 38.2
Labour John Cunningham 564 11.9
UKIP Mike Pepler 160 3.4
Green Allen Burton 135 2.8

Prenton ward[edit]

Prenton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ann Bridson 1,836 48.3
Labour Denise Realey 905 23.8
Conservative John Gilbert 792 20.8
Green Mark Mitchell 154 4.1
Liberal Sean Keatley 96 2.5

Rock Ferry ward[edit]

Rock Ferry ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Davies 1,325 54.9
Conservative Joanne Suffield 493 20.4
Liberal Democrat Peter Heppinstall 354 14.7
Green Peter Exley 228 9.4

Seacombe ward[edit]

Seacombe ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Salter 1,188 50.8 -7.4%
Conservative Ann Lavin 508 21.7 +3.8%
Liberal Democrat Steve Pitt 282 12.1 -2.7%
UKIP Christopher Wellstead 243 10.4 +10.4%
Green Simon Wagner 107 4.6 -4.3%

Upton ward[edit]

Upton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tom Anderson 1,861 41.9
Labour Sue Brown 1,857 41.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Beazer 451 10.2
Green Lesley Hussenbux 256 5.8

Wallasey ward[edit]

Wallasey ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kate Wood 3,083 64.2
Labour Anne McArdle 954 19.9
Liberal Democrat John Codling 409 8.5
UKIP Ian Watson 180 3.7
Green Cynthia Stonall 175 3.6

West Kirby and Thurstaston ward[edit]

West Kirby and Thurstaston ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Geoffrey Watt 3,047 64.5
Labour James Brown 616 13.0
Liberal Democrat John Cresswell 571 12.1
Green Patrick Cleary 312 6.6
UKIP Philip Griffiths 171 3.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Result for 1 May 2008". Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Local Election - 03 May 2007". Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 

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