Wolverhampton City Council election, 2008

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Map of the results of the 2008 Wolverhampton council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Elections to Wolverhampton City Council were held on 1 May 2008 in Wolverhampton, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour group lost overall control after losing eight seats across the City.

Turnout across the City was 34.6%, with variations in turnout ranging from 22.1% in the Bushbury South & Low Hill ward up to 45.4% in Tettenhall Wightwick.

Following the election, an alliance between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat groups was formed, ending 14 years of Labour Party rule.

Composition[edit]

Due to the only Liberal Councillor officially joining the Liberal Democrats, the Liberal Democrats had increased their number of Councillors in 2007 from 3 to 4.

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

Following the election, the composition of the council is:

Election result[edit]

Wolverhampton Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 28 0 -8 -8 46 34.4 21300 -3244
  Conservative 27 8 0 +8 45 48.2 29833 +5763
  Liberal Democrat 5 1 0 +1 8 15.6 9630 +482
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1158 -1964
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 340 -252
  Equal Parenting Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 101 +101
  Independent 0 0 -1 -1 0 0 0 -1808

Ward results[edit]

Bilston East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Turner 1168 47.2 +0.2
Conservative Nick Thompson 969 39.1 +13.6
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Cockayne 339 13.7 +6.2
Majority 199 7.98
Turnout 2476 26.2 -3.2
Labour hold Swing 6.7
Bilston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gillian Fellows 1272 44.6 +6.9
Labour Trudy Bowen 1180 41.4 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Alexandra Lawrence 209 7.3 -1.4
Green Edward Clarke 189 6.6 -1.7
Majority 92 3.21
Turnout 2850 31.8 +0.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 5.4
Blakenhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Rowley 1855 56.7 -6.9
Conservative Avtar Sidhu 1218 37.2 +8.0
Liberal Democrat Frances Heap 198 6.1 -1.1
Majority 637 19.5
Turnout 3271 37.9 -1.2
Labour hold Swing 7.5
Bushbury North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Carl Husted 1723 47.9 +9.9
Labour Paula Brookfield 1024 28.5 +1.1
BNP Simon Patten 580 16.1 -6.8
Liberal Democrat Susan Bem 269 7.5 -4.3
Majority 699 19.4
Turnout 3596 39.0 +1.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 4.4
Bushbury South and Low Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Bilson 982 48.0 -7.8
Conservative Annette Pugh 751 36.7 +13.5
Liberal Democrat Ian Jenkins 311 15.2 +5.5
Majority 231 11.3
Turnout 2044 22.1 -1.0
Labour hold Swing 10.7
East Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Hall 1309 46.6 +25.7
Labour Patricia Byrne 975 34.7 -11.7
Liberal Democrat Darren Friel 528 18.8 +1.7
Majority 334 11.9
Turnout 2812 31.5 +3.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 18.7
Ettingshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bishan Dass 1546 58.5 -8.6
Conservative Ranjit Kaur 648 24.5 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Roger Gray 448 17.0 +3.8
Majority 898 34.0
Turnout 2642 28.2 -2.0
Labour hold Swing 6.7
Fallings Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Wilson 1536 49.7 +18.5
Labour Geoffrey Foster 1239 40.1 -2.8
Liberal Democrat Stephen Birch 316 10.2 +2.1
Majority 297 9.6
Turnout 3091 34.0 -1.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 10.6
Graiseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Reynolds 1603 49.5 -7.2
Conservative Paul Armstrong 1227 37.9 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Bryan Lewis 409 12.6 +1.6
Majority 376 11.6
Turnout 3239 36.5
Labour hold Swing 6.4
Heath Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret Findlay 1063 54.1 +29.9
Labour Milkinderpal Jaspal 903 45.9 +2.7
Majority 160 8.1
Turnout 1966 25.7 -2.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 13.6
Merry Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Pask 2391 67.7 +4.9
Labour Navjit Rana 677 19.2 -3.2
Liberal Democrat Edward Pringle 466 13.2 -1.7
Majority 1714 48.5
Turnout 3534 37.5 0.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing 4.1
Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jennifer Brewer 1591 51.1 +1.9
Labour Christine Irvine 1277 41.0 -1.1
Liberal Democrat John Steatham 247 7.9 -0.8
Majority 314 10.1
Turnout 3115 34.0 +1.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 1.5
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Claire Darke 1490 42.0 +6.7
Labour Jennifer Cromie 1117 31.5 -0.2
Conservative Arun Photay 940 26.5 +1.6
Majority 373 10.5
Turnout 3547 41.7 -2.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Penn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Bradley 2731 66.1 +19.0
Labour Ricky Chima 946 22.9 -7.4
Liberal Democrat June Hemsley 452 10.9 -11.6
Majority 1785 43.2
Turnout 4129 41.2 -1.8
Conservative hold Swing 13.2
Spring Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Whitehouse 1987 64.3 +4.9
Labour Mangoo Mal 583 18.9 -7.2
Conservative Peter Dobb 519 16.8 +5.1
Majority 1404 45.5
Turnout 3089 34.8 +1.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
St Peter's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Lawrence 964 44.7 -11.5
Liberal Democrat Zahid Shah 811 37.6 +18.0
Conservative Catherine Bisbey 381 17.7 +1.4
Majority 153 7.1
Turnout 2156 29.9 +2.0
Labour hold Swing
Tettenhall Regis
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Davis 2822 73.9 +3.0
Labour Julie Hodgkiss 643 16.8 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Richard Fellows 352 9.2 -1.6
Majority 2179 57.1
Turnout 3817 41.3 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing 2.2%
Tettenhall Wightwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joan Stevenson 3149 76.0 +5.7
Labour Jagnandan Ghera 491 11.9 -3.4
Liberal Democrat Sarah Sinclair 401 9.7 +1.2
Equal Parenting Alliance Raymond Barry 101 2.4
Majority 2658 64.2
Turnout 4142 45.4 -0.1
Conservative hold Swing 5.8
Wednesfield North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hazel Keirle 1699 45.2 +10.5
Labour Philip Bateman 1296 34.5 +4.7
BNP Dennis Organ 578 15.4 -6.7
Liberal Democrat Colin Ross 186 4.9 +4.9
Majority 403 10.7
Turnout 3759 41.5 +0.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 2.9
Wednesfield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Jevon 1894 61.4 +18.4
Labour Helen King 831 26.9 -10.5
Liberal Democrat Carole Jenkins 211 6.8 +0.3
Green Stuart Hinde 151 4.9 +4.9
Majority 1063 34.4
Turnout 3087 35.5 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing 14.5