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2012 Newcastle City Council election

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Newcastle City Council Elections, 2012

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  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Nick Forbes David Falkner
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Independent
Leader's seat Westgate Fawdon
Last election 45 32 1
Councillors 51 26 1
Councillors +/– Increase 6 Decrease 6 Increase

The 2012 Newcastle City Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Newcastle City Council in North East England.[1] This was on the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections.

Ward by Ward Results

Spoilt votes not included below.

Benwell & Scotswood ward

Benwell & Scotswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rob Higgins 1,959 71.1 +23.0
Newcastle First Margaret McKenna 444 16.1 N/A
Conservative Gregg Peers 201 7.3 −4.9
Liberal Democrats Lutz Lemmer 151 5.5 −15.0
Majority 1,515 55.0
Turnout 2,755
Labour hold Swing

Blakelaw ward

Blakelaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Stockdale 1,948 70.5 +40.2
Liberal Democrats Colin Daglish 615 22.3 −27.3
Conservative Oliver Kaer 199 7.2 −3.3
Majority 1,333 48.3
Turnout 2,762
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Byker ward

Byker
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Allison 1,594 77.9 +21.3
Newcastle First Angela McKenna 225 11.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Thompson 118 5.8 −11.2
Conservative Donald Robinson 110 5.4 −4.0
Majority 1,369 66.9
Turnout 2,047
Labour hold Swing

Castle ward

Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ian Graham 1,432 49.9 −10.0
Newcastle First Malcolm Smith 991 34.5 N/A
Labour Shane Smith 229 8.0 −7.4
Conservative Katie Bennett 217 7.6 −17.1
Majority 441 15.4
Turnout 2,869
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Dene ward

Dene
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Wendy Taylor 1,744 62.8 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Karen Robinson 1,521 54.8 −6.5
Labour Ian Rossiter 865 31.2 +13.9
Labour Yvonne Bell 820 29.5 +12.3
Conservative Heather Chambers 354 12.8 −12.6
Conservative Kenneth Wake 246 8.9 −16.4
Majority 879/656
Turnout 2,775
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Denton ward

Denton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Burke 1,757 57.7 +32.0
Newcastle First Alan McKenna 525 17.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Kevin Brown 475 15.6 −34.1
Conservative Alan Birkmyre 188 6.2 −4.7
BNP Bill Curry 99 3.3 −6.6
Majority 1,232 40.5
Turnout 3,044
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

East Gosforth ward

East Gosforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Peter Leggott 1,308 43.0 −19.6
Labour Ed Derrick 1,059 34.8 +18.2
Green Frances Hinton 364 12.0 N/A
Conservative Timothy Gilks 310 10.2 −10.6
Majority 249 8.2
Turnout 3,041
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Elswick ward

Elswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Schofield 1,666 79.0 +40.8
Newcastle First Olga Shorton 203 9.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Matthew Folker 126 6.0 −6.7
Conservative Ron Toward 115 5.5 −1.9
Majority 1,463 69.3
Turnout 2,110
Labour hold Swing

Fawdon ward

Fawdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Brenda Hindmarsh 1,488 50.6 −9.4
Labour Bill Dodds 1,144 38.9 +17.9
BNP Anita Cooper 147 5.0 N/A
Conservative Marie Brown 84 2.9 −3.7
Newcastle First Maureen Smith 76 2.6 N/A
Majority 344 11.7
Turnout 2,939
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Fenham ward

Fenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marion Talbot 1,735 59.8 +23.4
Liberal Democrats P.J. Morrissey 643 22.2 −23.5
Newcastle First Ian Fraser 361 12.4 N/A
Conservative Jacqueline McNally 163 5.6 −3.3
Majority 1,092 37.6
Turnout 2,902
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Kenton ward

Kenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Streather 1,723 72.0 +19.2
Liberal Democrats Tracy Connell 364 15.2 −13.8
Conservative Gerry Langley 305 12.8 −5.4
Majority 1,359 56.8
Turnout 2,392
Labour hold Swing

Lemington ward

Leamington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Louise Sutcliffe 1,227 45.6 +7.7
Liberal Democrats Lawrence Hunter 694 25.8 −17.1
Newcastle First Jason Smith 684 25.4 N/A
Conservative Matthew Windle 85 3.2 −5.2
Majority 533 19.8
Turnout 2,690
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Newburn ward

Newburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steve Fairlee 1,481 54.8 +15.9
Liberal Democrats Mike Curthoys 426 15.8 −27.3
Newcastle First John Gordon 407 15.1 N/A
Independent Idwal John 246 9.1 N/A
Conservative Mary Toward 144 5.3 +0.7
Majority 1,055 39.0
Turnout 2,704
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

North Heaton ward

North Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Doreen Huddart 1,582 48.9 −6.4
Labour Denise Jones 1,262 39.0 +16.5
Green Mike Rabley 226 7.0 −2.2
Conservative Laura Dobie 166 5.1 −7.9
Majority 320 9.9
Turnout 3,236
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

North Jesmond ward

North Jesmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Peter Breakey 978 56.5 −0.5
Labour David Hickling 523 30.2 +5.4
Conservative James Bartle 229 13.2 −6.8
Majority 455 26.3
Turnout 1,730
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Ouseburn ward

Ouseburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Stephen Psallidas 908 50.6 −0.5
Labour Norman Slater 643 35.9 +7.5
Green Alastair Bonnett 170 9.5 −1.9
Conservative Tom Grime 72 4.0 −5.2
Majority 265 14.8
Turnout 1,793
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Parklands ward

Parklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Pauline Allen 1,746 45.7 −19.1
Labour Sheila Spencer 780 20.4 +9.2
Conservative Neville Armstrong 484 12.7 −7.4
Newcastle First Lynne Gee 177 4.6 N/A
Majority 966 25.3
Turnout 3,817
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

South Heaton ward

South Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Bartlett 1,188 69.4 +23.4
Green Andrew Gray 210 12.3 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Mark Nelson 158 9.2 −30.3
Conservative Joshua Lambkin 81 4.7 −0.5
TUSC Paul Phillips 74 4.3 N/A
Majority 978 57.2
Turnout 1,711
Labour hold Swing

South Jesmond ward

South Jesmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Felicity Mendelson 788 46.9 +26.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher Boyle 502 29.9 −24.8
Green Tony Waterson 210 12.5 N/A
Conservative Jonjo Macnamara 179 10.7 −14.2
Majority 286 17.0
Turnout 1,679
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Walker ward

Walker
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Wood 1,950 83.2 +25.8
Newcastle First Wendy Thackray 210 9.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Patrick Fancett 108 4.6 −15.1
Conservative Joan Atkin 76 3.2 −3.6
Majority 1,740 74.2
Turnout 2,344
Labour hold Swing

Walkergate ward

Walkergate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tania Armstrong 1,912 68.1 +40.0
Liberal Democrats David Besag 646 23.0 −32.5
Conservative Marian McWilliams 149 5.3 −1.5
Communist Martin Levy 102 3.6 N/A
Majority 1,266 45.1
Turnout 2,809
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

West Gosforth ward

West Gosforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Nick Cott 1,508 48.6 −13.6
Labour Margaret Murning 770 24.8 12.0
Conservative Karen Jewers 568 18.3 −6.8
Green Sandy Irvine 257 8.3 N/A
Majority 738 23.8
Turnout 3,103
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Westerthorpe ward

In 2008, Marc Donnelly stood in this ward as the Liberal Democrat candidate. The change in percentage here for him is relative to then.

Westerthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Marc Donnelly 2,008 53.1 −0.5
Labour Matt Coyle 853 22.5 +0.8
Newcastle First Ernie Shorton 831 22.0 N/A
Conservative Kevin O'Neill 92 2.4 −14.3
Majority 1,155 30.5
Turnout 3,784
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Westgate ward

Westgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nick Forbes 1,109 81.3 +16.6
Conservative Thomas Cheney 143 10.5 −3.7
Liberal Democrats Rachel Auld 112 8.2 −12.8
Majority 966 70.8
Turnout 1,364
Labour hold Swing

Wingrove ward

Wingrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Irim Ali 1,535 70.3 +27.2
Green John Pearson 289 13.2 +5.0
Conservative Joshua Chew 180 8.2 −3.3
Liberal Democrats Claire Schofield 179 8.2 −28.9
Majority 1,246 57.1
Turnout 2,183
Labour hold Swing

Woolsington ward

Woolsington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sharon Pattison 1,740 66.2 +18.2
Liberal Democrats Philip McArdle 453 17.2 −18.3
Newcastle First Marilyn Riseborough 247 9.4 N/A
Conservative William Holloway 188 7.2 −1.7
Majority 1,287 49.0
Turnout 2,628
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
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