Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2010

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Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2010
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← 2008 6 May 2010 (2010-05-06) 2011 →

23 of 66 seats (One Third and one by-election)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 65.3% (Increase29.3%)

  First party Second party Third party
 
Cllr Steve Foulkes.jpg
Cllr Jeff Green.jpg
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Leader Steve Foulkes Jeff Green Simon Holbrook
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader's seat
Claughton
West Kirby
and
Thurstaston

Prenton
Last election 5 seats,
25.6%
11 seats,
43.6%
6 seats,
22.6%
Seats before 20 25 20
Seats won 12 8 3
Seats after 24 27 15
Seat change Increase4 Increase2 Decrease5
Popular vote 58,715 50,206 35,168
Percentage 37.6% 32.1% 22.5%
Swing Increase12.0% Decrease11.5% Decrease0.1%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 2010.svg
Map of results of 2010 election

Leader of the Council before election

Steve Foulkes (Labour)
No Overall Control

Leader of the Council after election

Jeff Green (Conservative)
No Overall Control

The 2010 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England. This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

The council stayed under no overall control, with the Conservatives becoming the largest single party, and resulted in a new LibCon coalition.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Conservative 27 Increase2
Labour 24 Increase4
Liberal Democrat 15 Decrease5
Independent Conservative 0 Decrease1

Election Results[edit]

Overall election result[edit]

Overall result compared with 2008.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election result, 2010
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % Net %
  Labour 23 12 4 0 Increase4 54.5 37.6 58,715 Increase12.0
  Conservative 23 8 4 2 Increase2 34.1 32.1 50,206 Decrease11.5
  Liberal Democrat 23 3 0 5 Decrease5 11.4 22.5 35,168 Decrease0.1
  Green 21 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.6 5,623 Decrease1.3
  UKIP 19 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.4 5,307 Increase1.0
  BNP 5 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.9 1,339 Increase0.3
  Ind. Conservative 0 0 0 0 Decrease1 0.0 0.0 0 N/A

[1] [n 1]

Changes in council composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

25 20 19 1 1
Con Lab Lib Dem IC V

After the election the composition of the council was:

27 24 15
Con Lab Lib Dem

Ward Results[edit]

Results compared directly with the last local election in 2008 except for Moreton West and Saughall Massie which is compared directly with the 2009 Moreton West and Saughall Massie by-election.

Bebington[edit]

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Walter Smith 3,822 45.9 Increase9.7
Conservative Kevin Sharkey 2,482 29.8 Decrease11.1
Liberal Democrat Catherine Jennings 1,315 15.8 Increase6.4
UKIP Hilary Jones 520 6.2 Decrease3.9
Green Michael Harper 186 2.2 Decrease1.2
Majority 1,340 16.1 N/A
Registered electors 11,793
Turnout 71.4 Increase31.3
Labour hold Swing Increase10.4

[2] [3]

Bidston and St James[edit]

Bidston and St James
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann McLachlan 2,932 63.1 Increase8.5
Liberal Democrat John Brace 699 15.0 Increase2.1
Conservative John Gilbert 502 10.8 Decrease4.3
BNP John Edwards 251 5.4 Decrease6.0
UKIP Audrey Fitpatrick 154 3.3 New
Green George Bowler 111 2.4 Decrease3.6
Majority 2,233 48.1 Increase8.6
Registered electors 9,768
Turnout 48.1 Increase27.4
Labour hold Swing Increase4.3

[4] [5]

Birkenhead and Tranmere[edit]

Birkenhead and Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Kenny 2,409 51.8 Decrease8.1
Green Pat Cleary 1,095 23.6 Increase12.1
Liberal Democrat Peter Heppinstall 566 12.2 Decrease2.6
Conservative June Cowin 380 8.2 Decrease5.7
UKIP David Martin 198 4.3 New
Majority 1,314 28.2 Decrease16.9
Registered electors 9,956
Turnout 47.3 Increase26.5
Labour hold Swing Decrease8.5

[6] [7] [8]

Bromborough[edit]

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Irene Williams 3,016 44.6 Increase21.2
Liberal Democrat Madeline Booth 1,815 26.9 Decrease15.9
Conservative Sue Colquhoun 1,428 21.1 Decrease0.2
BNP David Bell 328 4.9 Decrease2.3
Green Percy Hogg 132 2.5 Decrease1.3
Majority 1,201 17.7 N/A
Registered electors 10,758
Turnout 63.7 Increase31.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing Increase18.6

[9] [10]

Clatterbridge[edit]

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Kearney 3,733 43.4 Decrease11.8
Liberal Democrat Simon Thomson 2,313 26.9 Decrease2.4
Labour Audrey Moore 2,015 23.4 Increase12.4
UKIP Roger Jones 361 4.2 Increase2.1
Green Jim McGinley 187 2.2 Decrease0.2
Majority 1,420 16.5 Decrease9.4
Registered electors 11,706
Turnout 74.7 Increase29.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing Decrease4.7

[11] [12]

Claughton[edit]

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Denise Roberts 3,521 51.5 Increase0.4
Conservative Barbara Sinclair 1,574 23.0 Decrease5.9
Liberal Democrat Margaret Teggin 1,182 17.3 Increase2.8
UKIP Bethan Williams 319 4.7 New
Green Cathy Page 240 3.5 Decrease1.9
Majority 1,947 28.5 Increase6.3
Registered electors 11,340
Turnout 61.0 Increase31.6
Labour hold Swing Increase3.2

[13] [14]

Eastham[edit]

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tom Harney 3,824 50.0 Decrease21.3
Labour Willow Colios 1,942 25.4 Increase15.7
Conservative Nick Whieldon 1,644 21.5 Increase5.6
UKIP Laurence Jones 241 3.1 New
Majority 1,882 24.6 Decrease30.8
Registered electors 11,095
Turnout 69.2 Increase30.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Decrease15.4

[15] [16]

Greasby, Frankby and Irby[edit]

Greasby, Frankby and Irby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Wendy Clements 3,538 40.3 Decrease2.9
Liberal Democrat Alaine Christian 2,949 33.5 Decrease11.1
Labour Geoffrey Dormand 1,800 20.5 Increase11.1
UKIP Derek Snowden 287 3.3 New
Green Michael Gardner 216 2.5 Decrease0.3
Majority 589 6.8 N/A
Registered electors 11,611
Turnout 76.0 Increase30.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing Increase4.1

[17] [18]

Heswall[edit]

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Les Rowlands 5,000 59.1 Decrease14.6
Liberal Democrat Alexander Clark 1,534 18.1 Increase7.6
Labour Yvonne Nolan 1,465 17.3 Increase8.0
Green Matthew Rosseinsky 251 3.0 Decrease1.5
UKIP Oliver Sayle-Adam 213 2.5 Increase0.4
Majority 3,466 41.0 Decrease22.2
Registered electors 10,992
Turnout 77.4 Increase33.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease11.1

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Hoylake and Meols[edit]

Hoylake and Meols
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eddie Boult 3,748 49.3 Decrease15.5
Labour Paul Doughty 1,848 24.3 Increase8.4
Liberal Democrat Mark Corran 1,417 18.6 Increase10.3
Green Yvonne McGinley 397 5.2 Decrease5.8
UKIP Frank Whitham 197 2.6 New
Majority 1,900 25.0 Decrease23.9
Registered electors 10,457
Turnout 73.3 Increase32.5
Conservative gain from Ind. Conservative Swing Decrease12.0

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Leasowe and Moreton East[edit]

Leasowe and Moreton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann McArdle 3,404 51.9 Increase17.0
Conservative Steve Smith 1,948 29.7 Decrease21.7
Liberal Democrat Gerald Hainsworth 866 13.2 Increase7.6
UKIP Russell Jones 216 3.3 New
Green Shirley Johnson 129 2.0 Decrease2.3
Majority 1,456 22.2 N/A
Registered electors 10,905
Turnout 60.7 Increase24.5
Labour hold Swing Increase19.4

[24] [25]

Liscard[edit]

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Darren Dodd 3,220 46.8 Increase13.8
Conservative Leah Fraser 2,474 36.0 Decrease15.1
Liberal Democrat Daniel Clein 718 10.4 Increase5.7
UKIP Lynda Williams 238 3.5 Decrease3.8
Green John Bleasdale 231 3.4 Decrease0.4
Majority 746 10.8 N/A
Registered electors 11,071
Turnout 63.1 Increase26.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase14.5

[26] [27] [28]

Moreton West and Saughall Massie[edit]

Compared with 2009 by-election.

Moreton West and Saughall Massie
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Mountney 2,976 41.5 Decrease28.6
Labour Deirdre Wood 2,635 36.7 Increase17.6
Liberal Democrat Eric Copestake 992 13.8 Increase9.6
UKIP Susan Whitham 236 3.3 New
BNP Brian Winson 223 3.1 New
Green Perle Sheldricks 113 1.6 Decrease1.3
Majority 341 4.8 Decrease46.2
Registered electors 10,824
Turnout 66.7 Increase38.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease23.1

[29] [30]

New Brighton[edit]

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Glasman 3,072 44.0 Increase6.6
Conservative Bill Duffey 2,173 31.2 Decrease16.3
Liberal Democrat Julia Codling 1,166 16.7 Increase10.1
Green Cynthia Stonall 342 4.9 Decrease3.6
UKIP Timothy Pass 222 3.2 New
Majority 899 12.8 N/A
Registered electors 11,025
Turnout 63.6 Increase25.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase11.5

[31] [32]

Oxton[edit]

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Brighthouse 2,941 40.5 Decrease12.7
Labour David Barden 2,310 31.8 Increase14.7
Conservative Tina McDonnell 1,425 19.6 Increase1.2
UKIP Catherine Williams 301 4.2 Decrease0.8
Green Garnette Bowler 276 3.8 Decrease0.1
Majority 631 8.7 Decrease23.7
Registered electors 11,237
Turnout 65.1 Increase32.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Decrease11.9

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Pensby and Thingwall[edit]

Pensby and Thingwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mark Johnston [n 2] 2,854 35.8 Decrease7.9
Conservative Don McCubbin [n 3] 2,479 31.1 Decrease7.1
Liberal Democrat Michael Redfern 2,297
Conservative Adam Sykes 2,103
Labour Michael Sullivan 1,673 21.0 Increase9.1
Labour Sylvia Hodrien 1,517
UKIP Janet Davison 518 6.5 Increase3.1
Green Allen Burton 448 5.6 Increase2.8
Majority 375 4.7 Decrease0.8
Registered electors 10,666
Turnout 71.5 Increase26.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Decrease0.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

[35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40]

Prenton[edit]

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Denise Realey 2,827 39.6 Increase15.7
Liberal Democrat Frank Doyle 2,258 31.6 Decrease16.9
Conservative Robert Hughes 1,316 18.4 Decrease2.5
UKIP Bruce Cain 369 5.2 New
BNP Lee Griffiths 219 3.1 New
Green Mark Mitchell 150 2.1 Decrease2.0
Majority 569 8.0 N/A
Registered electors 11,039
Turnout 64.9 Increase30.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing Increase16.3

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Rock Ferry[edit]

Rock Ferry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Moira McLaughlin 2,915 59.7 Increase4.5
Liberal Democrat Lynne Short 791 16.2 Increase1.4
Conservative Rachel Suffield 694 14.2 Decrease6.3
BNP Janice Brady 318 6.5 New
Green Joyce Hogg 162 3.3 Decrease6.2
Majority 2,124 43.5 Increase8.8
Registered electors 9,829
Turnout 50.6 Increase26.5
Labour hold Swing Increase4.4

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Seacombe[edit]

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Adrian Jones 3,349 62.8 Increase11.8
Conservative Tony Cox 916 17.2 Decrease4.6
Liberal Democrat Steve Pitt 725 13.6 Increase1.5
UKIP Christopher Wellstead 238 4.5 Decrease5.9
Green Jacqueline Smith 109 2.0 Decrease2.6
Majority 2,433 45.6 Increase16.4
Registered electors 10,357
Turnout 52.4 Increase30.0
Labour hold Swing Increase8.2

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Upton[edit]

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stuart Whittingham 3,827 50.2 Increase8.2
Conservative Geoff Gubb 2,143 28.1 Decrease14.0
Liberal Democrat Alan Davies 1,370 18.0 Increase7.8
Green Lesley Hussenbux 286 3.8 Decrease2.0
Majority 1,684 22.1 N/A
Registered electors 12,214
Turnout 62.9 Increase26.7
Labour hold Swing Increase11.1

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Wallasey[edit]

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lesley Rennie 3,623 42.8 Decrease21.4
Labour Christine Jones 3,082 36.4 Increase16.5
Liberal Democrat John Codling 1,269 15.0 Increase6.5
UKIP Ian Watson 255 3.0 Decrease0.7
Green James Brady 234 2.8 Decrease0.8
Majority 541 6.4 Decrease37.9
Registered electors 12,061
Turnout 70.9 Increase30.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease19.0

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West Kirby and Thurstaston[edit]

West Kirby and Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeff Green 4,010 51.7 Decrease12.9
Labour Lee Rushworth 1,631 21.0 Increase7.9
Liberal Democrat John Cresswell 1,604 20.7 Increase8.6
Green Hara Willow 290 3.7 Decrease2.9
UKIP Philip Griffiths 224 2.9 Decrease0.7
Majority 2,379 30.7 Decrease20.8
Registered electors 10,348
Turnout 75.4 Increase29.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease10.4

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Notes[edit]

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

  1. ^ % of total refers to % of wards won.
  2. ^ Elected to serve a 4 year term.
  3. ^ Elected to serve a 1 year term.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Result for 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  2. ^ "Election Result for Bebington ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  3. ^ "Councillor Walter Smith". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  4. ^ "Election Result for Bidston and St. James ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  5. ^ "Councillor Ann McLachlan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  6. ^ "Election Result for Birkenhead and Tranmere ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  7. ^ "Councillor Brian Kenny". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  8. ^ "Councillor Pat Cleary". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  9. ^ "Election Result for Bromborough ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  10. ^ "Councillor Irene Williams". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  11. ^ "Election Result for Clatterbridge ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  12. ^ "Councillor Peter Kearney". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  13. ^ "Election Result for Claughton ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  14. ^ "Councillor Denise Roberts". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  15. ^ "Election Result for Eastham ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  16. ^ "Councillor Tom Harney". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  17. ^ "Election Result for Greasby, Frankby and Irby ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  18. ^ "Councillor Wendy Clements". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  19. ^ "Election Result for Heswall ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  20. ^ "Councillor Les Rowlands". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  21. ^ "Election Result for Hoylake and Meols ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  22. ^ "Councillor Eddie Boult". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  23. ^ "Councillor Paul Doughty". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  24. ^ "Election Result for Leasowe and Moreton East ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  25. ^ "Councillor Anne McArdle". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  26. ^ "Election Result for Liscard ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  27. ^ "Councillor Darren Dodd". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  28. ^ "Councillor Leah Fraser". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
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  30. ^ "Councillor Simon R Mountney". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  31. ^ "Election Result for New Brighton ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  32. ^ "Councillor Patricia Glasman". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  33. ^ "Election Result for Oxton ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  34. ^ "Councillor Alan Brighthouse". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  35. ^ "Election Result for Pensby and Thingwall ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  36. ^ "Councillor Mark Johnston". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  37. ^ "Councillor Don McCubbin". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  38. ^ "Councillor Adam Sykes". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  39. ^ "Councillor Michael Sullivan". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  40. ^ "Councillor Sylvia Hodrien". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  41. ^ "Election Result for Prenton ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  42. ^ "Councillor Denise Realey". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  43. ^ "Election Result for Rock Ferry ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  44. ^ "Councillor Moira McLaughlin". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  45. ^ "Election Result for Seacombe ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  46. ^ "Councillor Adrian Jones". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  47. ^ "Councillor Tony Cox". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  48. ^ "Election Result for Upton ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  49. ^ "Councillor Stuart Whittingham". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  50. ^ "Election Result for Wallasey ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  51. ^ "Councillor Lesley Rennie". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  52. ^ "Councillor Chris Jones". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  53. ^ "Election Result for West Kirby and Thurstaston ward on 6 May 2010". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. 
  54. ^ "Councillor Jeff Green". Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.