2011 Swale Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2011 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in light grey. Swale UK local election 2011 map.svg
Map of the results of the 2011 Swale Borough Council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independent in light grey.

The 2011 Swale Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Swale Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council. [1]

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Background

For the 2011 election Swale switched to having the whole council elected every four years, from the previous system where a third of the seats were elected each year, followed by one year without an election. [2] The decision was taken by the council in March 2010, after a consultation produced 162 responses in favour of the change and 136 responses against changing. [2] As a result, all 47 seats on the council were contested with over 120 candidates standing at election. [3]

Election result

The Conservatives remained in control of the council with 32 of the 47 seats, after a net loss of 1 seat. [1] Labour increased to 13 councillors, the Liberal Democrats were reduced to 1 seat and the only independent councillor retained her seat. [1] [4]

Labour's Mark Ellen regained a seat in Sheerness East that he had lost at the 2010 election, [5] while in Milton Regis Labour defeated the leader of the Liberal Democrat group Elvie Lowe who had represented the ward for 24 years. [6] However the Conservatives took a seat from Labour in St Michaels ward, where the Conservative deputy mayoress Sylvia Bennett gained a seat on the council. [5]

In West Downs the only independent councillor, Monique Bonney, held her seat defeating Conservative county councillor Mike Whiting by 41 votes. [4] Meanwhile, the closest result came in Murston where both the Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors, Ed Gent and Dave Banks, took 420 votes after six recounts. [5] Conservative Ed Gent took the seat after his name was pulled out of a hat and he was therefore given one extra vote. [6] This meant Mike Henderson was the only Liberal Democrat to be elected after he held his seat in Davington Priory. [7]

Following the election Roger Truelove became the new leader of the Labour group, replacing the leader for the previous 15 years Angela Harrison. [8] The only Liberal Democrat councillor, Mike Henderson, meanwhile joined with the independent councillor Monique Bonney in the independent group on the council to ensure they both got positions on council committees. [8]

Swale local election result 2011 [9] [10]
PartySeatsGainsLossesNet gain/lossSeats %Votes %Votes+/−
  Conservative 3212-168.150.433,548+0.2%
  Labour 1341+327.734.823,188+5.3%
  Liberal Democrats 102-22.16.84,520-9.3%
  Independent 10002.11.0635+1.0%
  UKIP 000005.53,683+1.8%
  Green 000001.2815+0.6%
  Monster Raving Loony 000000.3213+0.3%

Ward results

Abbey (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Bryan Mulhern759
Conservative Anita Walker682
Labour Trevor Payne626
Labour Fran Rehal536
Green Gary Miller322
Liberal Democrats David Evans191
Liberal Democrats Richard Williams154
Turnout 3,27040.4-23.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Borden [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Nicholas Hampshire50650.9-2.8
UKIP Michael Baldock36136.3+36.3
Labour Matthew Partridge12712.8-0.3
Majority14514.6-5.9
Turnout 99451.7+9.4
Conservative hold Swing
Boughton and Courtenay (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Andrew Bowles1,291
Conservative George Bobbin1,187
Labour Ash Rehal586
Turnout 3,06449.1+11.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Chalkwell (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Roger Truelove900
Labour Ghlin Whelan760
Conservative Clive Duncan316
Conservative Sandra Warham272
UKIP Alison Donkin147
Liberal Democrats Anthea Spurling141
Turnout 2,53639.8-23.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Davington Priory [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Henderson36043.8-14.4
Conservative Andy Culham25631.2+3.6
Labour Caroline MacDonald14517.7+3.5
Green Tim Valentine607.3+7.3
Majority10412.7-17.9
Turnout 82144.1-0.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
East Downs [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Colin Prescott73165.4-12.2
Labour Barry Hefferon29926.8+4.4
UKIP Nadine McDermott877.8+7.8
Majority43238.7-16.5
Turnout 1,11753.3+11.9
Conservative hold Swing
Grove (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Duncan Dewar-Whalley792
Conservative Gareth Randall781
Labour Richard Raycraft488
Labour Peter Wilson422
UKIP Ian Davison418
Liberal Democrats Bernie Lowe226
Turnout 3,12738.5-25.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Gerry Lewin1,031
Conservative John Wright836
UKIP Richard Palmer509
Labour James Graham418
Labour David Walker339
Turnout 3,13345.2-27.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Iwade and Lower Halstow [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Ben Stokes71252.6-5.9
Labour Janet Gregory50937.6+21.6
UKIP Christopher Trafford775.7+5.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Springham564.1-21.3
Majority20315.0-18.1
Turnout 1,35444.9+10.1
Conservative hold Swing
Kemsley (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Brenda Simpson830
Conservative Sue Gent797
Labour Tony Phillips461
Labour Bradley Wise397
UKIP Peter Paige230
Liberal Democrats Mary Zeng122
Turnout 2,83733.4-29.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Leysdown and Warden [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Pat Sandle43862.8+33.9
Labour Matt Wheatcroft25937.2+25.1
Majority17925.7
Turnout 69732.3-1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Milton Regis (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Adam Tolhurst527
Labour Tony Winckless491
Liberal Democrats Elvie Lowe353
Conservative Margaret Bridge331
Conservative Eileen Hodgson289
Liberal Democrats David Spurling227
Monster Raving Loony Sheikh Mihand42
Turnout 2,26037.2+4.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Minster Cliffs (3 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Adrian Crowther1,148
Conservative Ken Pugh1,057
Conservative Andy Booth910
Labour Jamie Bicknell533
Labour Libby Tucker532
Labour Mark Tucker484
UKIP Maureen Morgan390
Turnout 5,05438.5-26.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Murston (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Nick Williams482
Conservative Ed Gent421
Liberal Democrats Dave Banks420
Labour Paul Williams369
Liberal Democrats Keith Nevols236
Turnout 1,92832.3-24.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Queenborough and Halfway (3 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Jackie Constable908
Conservative Peter Marchington846
Labour Mick Constable841
Conservative Richard Darby812
Conservative Mick Galvin754
Labour Julian Stewart625
Liberal Democrats Sandy Sims149
Turnout 4,93536.9-23.9
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Roman (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Mike Haywood752
Labour Martin McCusker530
Conservative Alan Blackley396
Conservative Keith Ferrin279
UKIP Aaron Donkin207
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Madgwick119
Turnout 2,28336.2-24.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Sheerness East (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Mark Ellen504
Labour David Sargent453
Conservative Chris Foulds376
Conservative Emma Bridge360
Liberal Democrats Colin Howe98
Turnout 1,79131.8-19.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing
Sheerness West (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Angela Harrison688
Labour Stephen Worrall575
Conservative David Wilson434
Liberal Democrats David Kemp122
Turnout 1,82932.1-19.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Sheppey Central (3 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative June Garrad911
Conservative John Morris871
Conservative Lesley Ingham838
Labour Alan Henley664
Labour Pat Wiggins618
Labour Ian Smart557
UKIP Rosemary Donkin326
Monster Raving Loony Mad Mike Young171
Turnout 4,95632.0-37.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St Anns [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mike Cosgrove906
Conservative John Coulter854
Labour Judith Webb628
Labour Paul Durkin627
Green Tina Hagger224
Liberal Democrats Brian Head154
Liberal Democrats Richard Matthewman100
Turnout 3,49347.5-21.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
St Michaels (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Derek Conway1,242
Conservative Sylvia Bennett1,021
Labour Shelley Cheesman521
Labour Geraldine Feltham403
Liberal Democrats Brenda Hammond317
UKIP Stephen Trafford296
Turnout 3,80044.0+7.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Teynham and Lynsted (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Lloyd Bowen940
Conservative Rick Barnicott857
Labour Ian Buxton470
Labour Gillian Griffiths460
UKIP James Nash163
Independent Graeme William107
Turnout 2,99742.4-23.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Watling (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Simmons979
Conservative Ted Wilcox941
Labour Catherine Read430
Labour Michael Wakeman364
Liberal Democrats Ruth Cronk331
Liberal Democrats Michael Wheeler329
Green Huw Jones209
Turnout 3,58347.6-22.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
West Downs [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Independent Monique Bonney52852.0-5.7
Conservative Mike Whiting48748.0+5.7
Majority414.0-11.3
Turnout 1,01552.1+8.1
Independent hold Swing
Woodstock (2 seats) [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Alan Willicombe1,121
Conservative Jean Willicombe950
UKIP Lee Burgess472
Labour Margaret Cooper441
Labour Andrew Cooper439
Liberal Democrats Ann McLean315
Turnout 3,73853.7-24.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2011 and 2015

Kemsley

A by-election was held in Kemsley on 8 March 2012 after the death of Conservative councillor Brenda Simpson. [11] The seat was held for the Conservatives by Mike Whiting with a majority of 72 votes over Labour candidate Richard Raycraft. [11]

Kemsley by-election 8 March 2012 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mike Whiting38433.7-16.9
Labour Richard Raycraft31227.3-0.7
UKIP Derek Carnell27924.5+10.5
Liberal Democrats Berick Tomes16614.5+7.1
Majority726.3
Turnout 1,14123.2-10.2
Conservative hold Swing

Sheppey Central

A by-election was held in Sheppey Central on 16 October 2014 following the death of Conservative councillor John Morris. [12] The seat was gained for the UK Independence Party by David Jones with a majority of 507 votes over Conservative Tina Booth. [12] David Jones became the second UK Independence Party councillor on Swale council after the defection of Adrian Crowther from the Conservatives in 2013. [12]

Sheppey Central by-election 16 October 2014 [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
UKIP David Jones83158.4+42.7
Conservative Tina Booth32422.8-21.2
Labour Alan Henley24016.9-15.2
Monster Raving Loony "Mad" Mike Young271.9+0.0
Majority50735.7
Turnout 1,42219.9-12.1
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing

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