2010 Swale Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2010 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2010. Swale UK local election 2010 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2010 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2010.

The 2010 Swale Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council. [1]

Contents

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background

After the last election in 2008 the Conservatives had a majority on the council with 26 councillors, compared to 9 for Labour, 7 independents and 5 Liberal Democrats. [3] However both the Conservative and Labour parties gained a seat at two by-elections in September 2008, after the independent councillors from Sheppey First resigned from the council. [4]

By the time of the 2010 election there remained only one independent councillor, after Sheppey Central councillor Lesley Ingham joined the Conservatives in October 2009, before Pat Sandle and Paul Sturdgess also became Conservative councillors in March 2010. [5] [6] Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrat group on the council was reduced when St Michael's councillor Nick Williams defected to Labour in October 2009. [7] This meant that before the 2010 election the Conservatives had 31 seats on the council, while Labour had 11, the Liberal Democrats had 4 and there was 1 independent. [8]

Election result

The Conservatives made a net gain of two seats to win 14 of the 17 seats contested. [9] The gains came at the expense of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, which each finished one seat down. [9]

The Conservatives took Murston from the Liberal Democrats and Roman from Labour, as well as gaining Sheerness East by a single vote from Labour. [9] However Labour retained Chalkwell with a majority of 30 votes over the Conservatives and gained one of the two seats contested in Queenborough and Halfway from the Conservatives. [9]

Swale local election result 2010 [2] [8]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 1431+282.450.223,751+4.7%
  Labour 312-117.629.513,957+5.8%
  Liberal Democrats 001-1016.17,610-1.9%
  UKIP 000003.71,755+3.7%
  Green 000000.6275-0.5%

Ward results

Abbey [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Bryan Mulhern1,22743.4+6.1
Labour Trevor Payne70124.8-1.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Williams62122.0+8.7
Green Gary Miller2759.7+9.7
Majority52618.6+8.0
Turnout 2,82463.5+28.1
Conservative hold Swing
Chalkwell [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Roger Truelove99141.6-3.3
Conservative Emma Bridges96140.3-1.6
Liberal Democrats David Spurling43218.1+4.9
Majority301.3-1.7
Turnout 2,38463.6+29.7
Labour hold Swing
Grove [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gareth Randall1,62949.1-1.2
Liberal Democrats Bernie Lowe73222.1+1.4
Labour Kenneth Rowles68620.7-8.3
UKIP James Nash2688.1+8.1
Majority89727.1+5.9
Turnout 3,31563.7
Conservative hold Swing
Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gerry Lewin1,74554.0-12.9
Labour Ruth Walker-Grice51415.9-0.8
Liberal Democrats Anne Jenkins51115.8-0.6
UKIP Richard Palmer46014.2+14.2
Majority1,23138.1-12.1
Turnout 3,23072.5
Conservative hold Swing
Kemsley [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Brenda Simpson1,74355.8-9.8
Labour Martin McCusker76624.5+1.8
Liberal Democrats Mary Zeng61619.7+8.0
Majority97731.3-11.6
Turnout 3,12562.7+36.3
Conservative hold Swing
Minster Cliffs [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ken Pugh2,14157.7+11.3
Labour Libby Tucker1,01327.3+11.3
UKIP Alison Donkin55715.0+15.0
Majority1,12830.4+15.4
Turnout 3,71164.5+33.0
Conservative hold Swing
Murston [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ed Gent84539.2+15.0
Liberal Democrats Keith Nevols69532.2-25.8
Labour Shelley Cheesman61828.6+10.8
Majority1507.0
Turnout 2,15856.3+31.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Queenborough and Halfway (2 seats) [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Richard Darby1,548
Labour Jackie Constable1,504
Conservative Mick Galvin1,316
Labour Sean Dalton1,092
Turnout 5,46060.8+27.3
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Roman [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lloyd Bowen98244.2+14.4
Labour Simon Clark81336.6-21.6
Liberal Democrats David Philips42519.1+7.1
Majority1697.6
Turnout 2,22060.7+31.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sheerness East [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Chris Foulds68738.7+16.5
Labour Mark Ellen68638.6+6.8
Liberal Democrats Colin Howe40322.7+11.8
Majority10.1
Turnout 1,77650.9+24.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sheerness West [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Angela Harrison83940.4-9.1
Conservative Dave Wilson76837.0+20.0
Liberal Democrats David Kemp46922.6+22.6
Majority713.4-12.6
Turnout 2,07651.5+21.3
Labour hold Swing
Sheppey Central [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Morris2,33363.3+29.4
Labour Dennis Grover1,35436.7+21.5
Majority97926.6
Turnout 3,68769.7+42.2
Conservative hold Swing
St Anns [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mike Cosgrove1,30547.8+6.8
Labour Paul Durkin73326.8+5.3
Liberal Democrats David Evans69325.4+14.6
Majority57220.9+6.5
Turnout 2,73169.2+33.6
Conservative hold Swing
Teynham and Lynsted [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Trevor Fentiman1,48255.2-4.9
Labour David Feltham55620.7-6.9
Liberal Democrats Dave Manning45817.1+4.8
UKIP Aaron Donkin1887.0+7.0
Majority92634.5+2.0
Turnout 2,68466.3+32.6
Conservative hold Swing
Watling [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ted Wilcox1,41149.9-9.4
Liberal Democrats Mike Wheeler89931.8+21.2
Labour Judith Webb51718.3+4.8
Majority51218.1-24.5
Turnout 2,82769.7+29.4
Conservative hold Swing
Woodstock [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Alan Willicombe1,62851.8-3.8
Liberal Democrats Peter Springham65620.9+3.5
Labour Geraldine Feltham57418.3-1.8
UKIP Lee Burgess2829.0+9.0
Majority97231.0-4.5
Turnout 3,14078.1+33.3
Conservative hold Swing

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