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2009 Worcestershire County Council election

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2009 Worcestershire County Council election

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All 57 council division seats
29 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats Labour
Seats won 42 8 3
Seat change Increase 12 Steady Decrease 12

2009 local election results in Worcestershire

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

An election to Worcestershire County Council took place on 4 June 2009 as part of the 2009 United Kingdom local elections, alongside the 31 other County Councils, five of which are unitary, and a few other areas[n 1]. The election had been delayed from 7 May, to coincide with elections to the European Parliament. 57 councillors were elected from 53 wards, which returned either one or two county councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. The wards were unchanged from the previous election in 2005. The election saw the Conservative Party retain overall control of the council with a majority of 14 seats, up from a majority of just 2 seats.

All locally registered electors (British, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 2 May 2013 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[1] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[2]

County results

Worcestershire County Council election, 2009[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 42 12 0 +12 73.7 42.7 83,273 +2.8%
  Liberal Democrats 8 0 0 0 14.0 18.3 35,734 -3.6%
  Labour 3 0 12 -12 5.3 13.4 26,183 -12.9%
  Health Concern 2 1 0 +1 3.5 5.1 10,002 +4.7%
  Liberal 1 0 1 -1 1.8 1.4 2,707 -0.1%
  Wythall Residents Association 1 1 0 +1 1.8 0.6 1,224 +0.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 15,958 +4.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 4.4 8,478 +4.3%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 3.4 5,353 +3.4%
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 2.3 4,383 +0.4%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 369 +0.2%

Ward results

Redditch South West (Redditch South West and Rural Borough)

Redditch South ward election, 2009 Redditch South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry Gandy 2,929 26.1
Conservative Peter Gretton 2,583 22.9
UKIP Johnathan Oakton 1,515 13.5
Liberal Democrats Graham Pollard 973 8.6
Liberal Democrats Adam Isherwood 874 7.7
Green Alistair Waugh 821 7.2
Labour Mark Shurmer 787 6.9
Labour John Witherspoon 778 6.8

Arrow Valley West (Redditch)

Arrow Valley West ward election, 2009 Arrow Valley West (Redditch)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brandon Clayton 1,677 19.1
Conservative Jane Potter 1,626 18.5
Labour Andrew Fry 1,410 16.0
Labour Pattie Hill 1,274 14.5
Liberal Democrats Diane Thomas 1,075 12.2
Liberal Democrats Russle Taylor 900 10.2
Green Kevin White 815 9.2

Alvechurch (Bromsgrove)

Alvechurch ward election, 2009 Alvechurch[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Lord (Leader, Worcestershire County Council) 1,165 40.9
UKIP Peter McHugh 626 22.0
Liberal Democrats Magaret Allen 376 13.2
Labour Rory Shannon 264 9.2
Green Tim Martin 222 7.8
BNP Sylvia Kinchin 189 6.6

Pershore (Wychavon)

Pershore ward election, 2009 Pershore[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Tucker 2,090 55.7
Conservative Ronald Davis 990 26.4
English Democrat Frederick Bishop 369 9.8
Green Dave Shaw 298 7.9

References

  1. ^ See the footer table or main article on these elections.
  1. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  2. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Worcestershire council". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Results Summary - Elections, 2009". Worcestershire County Council. Retrieved 5 June 2009.[dead link]
  5. ^ a b Redditch, UKPollingReport
  6. ^ [1], UKPollingReport
  7. ^ [2], UKPollingReport

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