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2007 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election

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2007 local election results in Wakefield
2007 local election results in Wakefield

The 2007 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in West Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Candidates

21 seats were contested in the election with both Labour and Conservatives standing in all of the seats.[3] Other parties that put up candidates were the Liberal Democrats, British National Party, Green Party, United Kingdom Independence Party, Socialist Alternative party, British Voice party and some independents.[3]

Election result

The results saw Labour lose 2 seats to the Conservatives in Horbury and South Ossett and Wrenthorpe and Outwood West wards.[4] One of the two losses was the deputy leader of the council, Phil Dobson, who was defeated in Wrenthorpe and Outwood West by 173 votes.[4] However Labour gained a seat in Normanton from independent, Graeme Milner, and remained in control of the council.[4] Overall turnout was 31.62%.[5]

Following the election, Denise Jeffrey, was appointed the new deputy leader in a reshuffle of the cabinet.[6]

Wakefield Local Election Result 2007[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 1 2 -1 57.1 39.0 30,623 -2.7%
  Conservative 6 2 0 +2 28.6 30.0 23,494 +0.9%
  Independent 2 0 1 -1 9.5 10.2 8,035 +2.6%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 4.8 10.1 7,956 +0.7%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 8.3 6,498 -2.4%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 1,116 +0.3%
  British Voice 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 324 +0.4%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 240 +0.0%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 148 +0.0%

Ward results

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Martin 1,407 37.2 -4.4
Conservative Richard Molloy 1,124 29.7 -1.6
Independent John Evans 708 18.7 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Oliver Wadsworth 544 14.4 +1.2
Majority 283 7.5 -2.8
Turnout 3,783
Labour hold Swing
Airedale and Ferry Fryston[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Yvonne Crewe 1,689 57.2 -0.8
BNP Stephen Rogerson 553 18.7 -6.2
Conservative Eamonn Mullins 374 12.7 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Paul Kirby 337 11.4 +11.4
Majority 1,136 38.5 +5.4
Turnout 2,953
Labour hold Swing
Altofts and Whitwood[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Heather Hudson 1,563 48.2 1.4
Liberal Democrats Michael Burch 619 19.1 +2.6
BNP Dawn Byrom 546 16.8 -2.9
Conservative Tom Dixon 513 15.8 +1.6
Majority 944 29.1 -0.8
Turnout 3,241
Labour hold Swing
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Wallis 2,077 63.4 +10.6
BNP Rita Robinson 745 22.7 -1.9
Conservative Tony Ayoade 453 13.8 +4.5
Majority 1,332 40.7 +12.5
Turnout 3,275
Labour hold Swing
Crofton, Ryhill and Walton[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Cummings 2,029 46.1 +10.2
Conservative Elizabeth Hick 1,500 34.1 +6.0
BNP Dean Crossland 873 19.8 +0.2
Majority 529 12.0 +4.2
Turnout 4,402
Labour hold Swing
Featherstone[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Pauline Guy 1,828 41.5 -8.6
Labour Maureen Tennant-King 1,698 38.5 -3.0
BNP Michael Wain 392 8.9 +8.9
Liberal Democrats Brendan Power 260 5.9 +5.9
Conservative Charles Scholes 232 5.3 -2.1
Majority 130 3.0 -4.6
Turnout 4,410
Independent hold Swing
Hemsworth[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wayne Jenkins 1,547 51.8 -14.3
Independent John Helliwell 993 33.3 +33.3
Conservative Christian l'Anson 446 14.9 -19.0
Majority 554 18.5 -13.7
Turnout 2,986
Labour hold Swing
Horbury and South Ossett[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alyson Ripley 1,822 42.7 +8.4
Labour Brian Holmes 1,623 38.0 +7.7
Liberal Democrats David Rowland 825 19.3 -1.9
Majority 199 4.7 +0.7
Turnout 4,270
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Knottingley[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Glenn Burton 1,545 61.5 -2.6
Conservative Mellisa Wan Omer 498 19.8 -16.1
Independent Nathan Garbutt 470 18.7 +18.7
Majority 1,047 41.7 +13.5
Turnout 2,513
Labour hold Swing
Normanton[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Dagger 1,218 40.0 -3.3
Independent Graeme Milner 758 24.9 +11.3
BNP Adam Frazer 488 16.0 -5.1
Conservative Michael Ledgard 353 11.6 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Jack Smith 230 7.5 -1.1
Majority 460 15.1 -7.1
Turnout 3,047
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Ossett[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Knowles 1,665 36.5 -2.2
Conservative Susan Armitage 1,162 25.5 +8.0
Labour David Watts 1,109 24.3 -1.7
BNP Suzy Cass 620 13.6 -4.2
Majority 503 11.0 -1.7
Turnout 4,556
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Pontefract North[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Garbutt 1,695 52.8 -9.2
Conservative Philip Thomas 1,517 47.2 +9.2
Majority 178 5.6 -18.4
Turnout 3,212
Labour hold Swing
Pontefract South[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip Booth 2,241 49.8 +7.6
Labour Bill O'Brien 1,685 37.4 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Chris Rush 575 12.8 +12.8
Majority 556 12.4 +11.4
Turnout 4,501
Conservative hold Swing
South Elmsall and South Kirkby[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Harold Mills 2,042 55.0 +55.0
Labour Malcolm Evans 1,280 34.5 -38.8
Conservative Sheila Scholes 390 10.5 -16.2
Majority 762 20.5
Turnout 3,712
Independent hold Swing
Stanley and Outwood East[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clive Hudson 1,338 35.9 +2.4
Conservative Simon Wilson 1,130 30.3 +3.8
Liberal Democrats David Evans 679 18.2 -0.8
BNP Glenn Fothergill 581 15.6 -5.3
Majority 208 5.6 -1.4
Turnout 3,728
Labour hold Swing
Wakefield East[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Halliday 1,603 46.6 +2.4
Conservative Margaret Holwell 773 22.5 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Ather Mohammed 426 12.4 -3.1
BNP Robert Arnold 399 11.6 -3.5
Socialist Alternative Michael Griffiths 240 7.0 +0.4
Majority 830 24.1 -1.5
Turnout 3,441
Labour hold Swing
Wakefield North[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Isherwood 1,262 36.6 -2.3
Conservative Nick Pickles 957 27.8 +5.6
Liberal Democrats Mark Goodair 612 17.8 +0.0
BNP Graham Thewlis-Hardy 405 11.8 -5.7
UKIP Keith Wells 148 4.3 +0.6
Independent Mark Harrop 61 1.8 +1.8
Majority 305 8.8 -7.9
Turnout 3,445
Labour hold Swing
Wakefield Rural[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bryan Denson 2,373 52.4 +1.3
Labour Martyn Johnson 1,210 26.7 -4.4
Green John Lumb 642 14.2 -3.6
Independent Michael Greensmith 300 6.6 +6.6
Majority 1,163 25.7 +5.7
Turnout 4,525
Conservative hold Swing
Wakefield South[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Monica Graham 1,817 41.6 +12.2
Independent Norman Hazell 875 20.1 -8.9
Labour Charles Keith 756 17.3 +0.6
BNP Neville Poynton 402 9.2 -4.1
Liberal Democrats Stephen Nuthall 316 7.2 -4.4
Green Miriam Hawkins 197 4.5 +4.5
Majority 942 21.5 +21.1
Turnout 4,363
Conservative hold Swing
Wakefield West[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bill Sanders 2,202 54.9 -2.2
Labour Javed Iqbal 845 21.1 -9.5
Liberal Democrats Susan Morgan 366 9.1 -3.2
British Voice Norman Tate 324 8.1 +8.1
Green Brian Else 277 6.9 +6.9
Majority 1,357 33.8 +7.3
Turnout 4,014
Conservative hold Swing
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West[5][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Hunt 1,617 39.9 -6.4
Labour Philip Dobson 1,444 35.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Margaret Dodd 502 12.4 +12.4
BNP Grant Rowe 494 12.2 -6.1
Majority 173 4.3 -6.6
Turnout 4,057
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ "Wakefield". BBC News Online. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Election: Deputy leader ousted but Labour maintain control". Wakefield Express. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Candidates line up for May 3 local elections". Yorkshire Evening Post. 10 April 2007. ISSN 0963-2255.
  4. ^ a b c "Reshuffle at Wakefield as No 2 loses seat". Yorkshire Evening Post. 5 May 2007. ISSN 0963-2255.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Local Election Results May 2007". Wakefield Council. Retrieved 11 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle at Wakefield Council". Yorkshire Evening Post. 15 May 2007. ISSN 0963-2255.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Local Elections 2007: Wakefield". BBC Online. Retrieved 12 December 2009.
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