2011 Medway Council election

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The 2011 Medway Council unitary authority election took place on 5 May 2011. The Conservative Party won a majority on the council with 35 Councillors, The Labour Party came second with 15 councillors, and the Liberal Democrats third with 3 councillors. There are 2 independent councillors, There are a total of 55 seats on the council. [1]

Medway Place in England

Medway is a conurbation and unitary authority in Kent in the region of South East England. It had a population in 2014 of 274,015. The unitary authority was formed in 1998 when the City of Rochester-upon-Medway amalgamated with Gillingham Borough Council and part of Kent County Council to form Medway Council, a unitary authority independent of Kent County Council.

A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.

Conservative Party (UK) Political party in the United Kingdom

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, sometimes informally called the Tories, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. The governing party since 2010, it is the largest in the House of Commons, with 313 Members of Parliament, and also has 249 members of the House of Lords, 4 members of the European Parliament, 31 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 11 members of the Welsh Assembly, eight members of the London Assembly and 8,916 local councillors.

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2011 Medway Council election
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 20075 May 2011 2015  

All 55 seats in the chamber
 First partySecond partyThird party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Seats before33108
Seats won35153
Seats after35153
Seat changeIncrease2.svg2Increase2.svg5Decrease2.svg5

Previous Council Control before election

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Conservative

Subsequent Council Control


Conservative

Results

Medway Council Local Election 2011
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 3542+263.6446.0580,017
  Labour 1561+527.2734.4659,870
  Liberal Democrat 305-55.458.8115,312
  Independent 224-23.644.437,692
  Green 0000N/A2.043,540
  UKIP 0000N/A1.803,121
  English Democrat 0000N/A1.552,690
  TUSC 0000N/A0.51888
  BNP 0000N/A0.09150

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

331381
ConservativeLabourLDI

After the election the composition of the council was:

351532
ConservativeLabourLDI

I - Independent

Ward results

Chatham Central

Chatham Central
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Julie Shaw1,94921.6
Labour Paul Godwin1,89621.0
Labour Vince Maple1,85720.6
Conservative Denis Wildey8048.9
Conservative Nigel Major7758.6
Conservative Eric Williams7448.2
UKIP Robin Johnson3143.5
English Democrat Karen Streatfield2422.7
Liberal Democrat Keith Burrows2232.5
Liberal Democrat Mark Biggs2202.4
Majority1,05311.4
Turnout 9,02430.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cuxton and Halling

Cuxton and Halling
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Ray Maisey1,18863.4
Labour Tina Lancley68636.6
Majority50226.8
Turnout 1,87444.9
Conservative hold Swing

Gillingham North

Gillingham North
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Independent Andy Stamp1,37913.3
Independent Pat Cooper1,18411.4
Labour Adam Price1,15611.2
Labour Naushabah Khan1,10810.7
Labour Ian Darbyshire1,10410.7
Independent Dan McDonald1,03810.0
Conservative Rifat Chishti7467.2
Conservative Jonpaul Kelly6356.1
Conservative Kamran Safdar5195.0
Liberal Democrat Cathy Sutton3173.1
Liberal Democrat Sidney Kingman3113.0
Liberal Democrat Garry Harrison2722.6
Independent Alan Austen2512.4
Green Doug Goodyer2392.3
TUSC James Feist961.0
Majority480.5
Turnout 10,35534.3
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Gillingham South

Gillingham South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Geoff Juby1,09711.4
Labour David Colman1,08011.2
Liberal Democrat Sheila Kearney1,02810.6
Liberal Democrat Stephen Kearney1,00210.4
Labour Sucha Gill1,00110.4
Labour James Smith9289.6
Conservative Shirley Griffiths7698.0
Conservative Jim Hattersley6686.9
Conservative Atma Sandhu5165.3
Green Simon Marchant2772.9
UKIP Stephen Newton2752.8
UKIP Keith Rudd2272.3
TUSC Jacqui Berry2062.1
Independent Gillian Stamp1641.7
BNP Brian Ravenscroft1501.6
Independent Dan Hilder1361.4
Independent Stuart Stamp1301.4
Majority260.2
Turnout 9,65433.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Hempstead and Wigmore

Hempstead and Wigmore
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Diane Chambers1,80528.6
Conservative Rodney Chambers1,77928.1
Independent Noel McAllister6039.5
Independent Rupert Brennan5749.1
Labour David Crowhurst4867.7
Labour Matthew Hidson4096.5
UKIP Gregory Knopp2063.3
Liberal Democrat Ronnie Williams1562.5
UKIP John Rose1532.4
Liberal Democrat Philip Gates1472.3
Majority1,17618.6
Turnout 6,31851.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lordswood and Capstone

Lordswood and Capstone
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Alan Jarrett1,61832.4
Conservative David Wildey1,44628.9
Labour Stuart Bourne79015.8
Labour Brian Ashman71214.2
UKIP Alan Harding2565.1
English Democrat Phoebe Troy1793.6
Majority65613.1
Turnout 5,00140.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Luton and Wayfield

Luton and Wayfield
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Sam Craven1,48717.4
Labour Christine Godwin1,46717.1
Labour Tristan Osborne1,32615.5
Conservative Tashi Bhutia1,26814.8
Conservative Mike Franklin1,10813.0
Conservative Gloria Opara99211.6
Green Dave Arthur2993.5
Liberal Democrat Chris Hooper1682.0
TUSC Heather Downs1601.9
Liberal Democrat Eddie Hooper1411.6
Liberal Democrat Christopher Sams1361.6
Majority590.7
Turnout 8,55234.5
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Peninsula

Peninsula
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Phil Filmer2,55721.9
Conservative Tony Watson2,30719.7
Conservative Chris Irvine2,12518.2
Labour John Griffin9758.3
Labour Debbie Fernandez8987.7
Labour Simon Wady8797.5
English Democrat Ron Sands5354.6
English Democrat Dean Lacey4764.1
Green Richard Patey3513.0
Liberal Democrat Tamsyn Green2982.6
Liberal Democrat Shirley Boosey2822.4
Majority1,1509.9
Turnout 11,68343.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Princes Park

Princes Park
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Matt Bright1,48829.1
Conservative Pat Gulvin1,31725.8
Labour Matthew Butt1,01419.9
Labour David Albiston96819.0
English Democrat Daniel Logan2003.9
Liberal Democrat Mohammad Qureshi1192.3
Majority3035.9
Turnout 5,10638.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rainham Central

Rainham Central
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Rehman Chishti 2,93123.8
Conservative Mike O'Brien2,53820.6
Conservative Barry Kemp2,51420.4
Labour Christine Murphy9387.6
Labour Carl Pinnock9177.5
Labour Roger Bragg9127.4
UKIP Patricia Medford4123.4
Liberal Democrat David Yale3082.5
Liberal Democrat Chrystalla Peck2982.4
Green Andy Rogers2862.3
Liberal Democrat Dereck Peck2512.1
Majority1,57612.8
Turnout 12,30548.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rainham North

Rainham North
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative David Carr1,55327.7
Conservative Vaughan Hewett1,47526.3
Labour Harry Keane62011.0
Labour Mary Keane59310.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Guichard5349.5
Liberal Democrat Terry Lucy4397.8
UKIP Bob Oakley2213.9
UKIP Danny Dancy1793.2
Majority85515.3
Turnout 5,61444.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rainham South

Rainham South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Howard Doe1,95919.6
Conservative David Royle1,90119.0
Conservative Leslie Wicks1,65916.6
Labour Linda Miller1,02110.2
Labour Gillian Pearson9979.9
Labour Jill Fennel9229.2
Liberal Democrat Nina Chance4434.4
UKIP Jill Collin3893.9
Liberal Democrat Terence Harrison3783.8
Liberal Democrat Ian Sellen3383.4
Majority6386.4
Turnout 1000738.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

River

River
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Craig Mackinlay 1,03726.8
Conservative Andrew Mackness97025.0
Labour John Jones84621.8
Labour Adetomi Yemi61215.8
Liberal Democrat Ernest Gray1193.1
Green Steven Keevil1153.0
Green Chris Price892.3
Liberal Democrat Nem Juby852.2
Majority1243.2
Turnout 3,87336.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Rochester East

Rochester East
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Teresa Murray1,57030.7
Labour Nick Bowler1,53129.9
Conservative Brian Griffin83316.3
Conservative Jim Nugent64912.7
Green Dave Heritage2555.0
Liberal Democrat Carol Kemsley1803.5
Liberal Democrat Guri Singh Rai981.9
Majority69813.6
Turnout 5,11638.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rochester South and Horsted

Rocheseter South and Horsted
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Trevor Clarke2,27820.7
Conservative Sylvia Griffin2,04218.6
Conservative Rupert Turpin1.76016.0
Labour Hugh Hawkins1.18610.8
Labour Joe Murray1,11510.2
Labour Alex Paterson1,09910.0
UKIP Keith Fletcher4894.5
Liberal Democrat Viv Parker4594.2
Green Tony Major3423.1
TUSC Laura Rumley2141.9
Majority2822.6
Turnout 10,98443.1
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rochester West

Rochester West
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Ted Baker1,65828.1
Conservative Kelly Tolhurst 1,33622.7
Labour Sarah Hehir1,02917.5
Labour Derek Munton85114.4
Green Trish Marchant2804.8
Liberal Democrat Ken Juby2464.2
Green Mary Smith2083.5
Liberal Democrat Qamar Khan Lodhi1953.3
English Democrat Agita Sudraba881.5
Majority3075.2
Turnout 5,89143.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Strood North

Strood North
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Jane Chitty2,01617.4
Conservative Jane Etheridge1,98817.2
Labour Stephen Hubbard1,76415.3
Conservative Paul Rai1,69914.7
Labour Linda Robson1,48012.8
Labour Liam Curran1,39012.0
Liberal Democrat Andrew Millsom3182.7
English Democrat Phil Varnham2822.4
Liberal Democrat Tony Phillips2282.0
TUSC Chas Berry2121.8
Liberal Democrat Mike Price1981.7
Majority650.6
Turnout 11,57542.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Strood Rural

Strood Rural
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Tom Mason2,10619.6
Conservative Peter Hicks2,09319.4
Conservative Peter Rodberg1,79516.7
Labour Kim Murphy1,0369.6
Labour Eleanor Dhiman8668.0
Labour Raj Heer7967.4
Independent Christopher Fribbins6836.4
Green David Davison3953.7
Liberal Democrat Colin Elliot3463.2
Liberal Democrat David Green3343.1
Liberal Democrat Stephen Boosey3112.9
Majority7595.2
Turnout 10,76138.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Strood South

Strood South
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative John Avey1,57616.4
Labour Isaac Igwe1,45915.2
Conservative Josie Iles1,41214.7
Labour Robert Heathfield1,39514.5
Labour Mark Jones1,38814.4
Conservative Ken Bamber1,33213.8
English Democrat Michael Walters5135.3
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Ball2072.1
Liberal Democrat Thomas Moore1751.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Hunt1701.8
Majority170.2
Turnout 9,62733.1
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Twydall

Twydall
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Paul Harriott1,88218.1
Labour Dorte Gilry1,80717.4
Labour Glyn Griffiths1,74416.8
Conservative Diana Lawrence1,40213.5
Conservative Tony Rocco1,28612.4
Conservative Arthur Wenham1,20211.5
Liberal Democrat Brian Gittings3032.9
Green Tina Lawlor Mottram2752.6
Liberal Democrat Alan Jefferies2492.4
Liberal Democrat Mavis Yale2462.4
Majority3423.3
Turnout 10,39638.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Walderslade

Walderslade
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative David Brake1,28023.6
Conservative Adrian Gulvin1,01918.8
Independent Ian Burt96417.8
Independent Kieran Magee69412.8
Labour John Lloyd4909.0
Labour James Wyper4418.1
English Democrat Sean Varnham1753.2
Green Edith East1292.4
Liberal Democrat Jasmin Ademovic1212.2
Liberal Democrat Hilary Drake Brockman1172.1
Majority551.0
Turnout 5,43040.5
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Watling

Watling
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Diana Smith95021.7
Conservative Wendy Purdy78017.8
Conservative Phillip Manning76417.4
Liberal Democrat Tony Jeacock75117.1
Labour Ian Cuthbert56012.8
Labour David Walker43710.0
Independent Barry Archer1433.2
Majority3423.3
Turnout 4,38544.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

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