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2007 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2007 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election
Coat of arms of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.png

← 2006 3 May 2007 (2007-05-03) 2008 →

22 of 66 seats (One Third)
to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
Turnout36.1% (Increase0.9%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Steve Foulkes Jeff Green Stuart Kelly
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Leader's seat
Claughton

West Kirby
and
Thurstaston

Oxton

Last election 8 seats,
27.5%
7 seats,
37.3%
7 seats,
27.1%
Seats before 26 21 19
Seats won 8 7 7
Seats after 25 21 20
Seat change Decrease1 Steady Increase1
Popular vote 25,399 34,081 22,289
Percentage 28.7% 38.6% 25.2%
Swing Increase1.2% Increase1.3% Decrease1.9%

Wirral Council Election Results Map 2006 and 2007.svg
Map of results of 2007 election

Leader of the Council before election

Steve Foulkes (Labour)
No Overall Control

Leader of the Council after election

Steve Foulkes (Labour)
No Overall Control

The 2007 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This election was held on the same day as other local elections.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 25 Decrease1
Conservative 21 Steady
Liberal Democrat 20 Increase1

[1]

Election results

Overall election result

Overall result compared with 2006.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council election result, 2007
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % Net %
  Conservative 22 7 1 1 Steady 31.8 38.6 34,081 Increase1.3
  Labour 22 8 0 1 Decrease1 36.4 28.7 25,399 Increase1.2
  Liberal Democrat 22 7 1 0 Increase1 31.8 25.2 22,289 Decrease1.9
  Green 22 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 5.4 4,809 Decrease0.9
  UKIP 6 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.7 1,475 Increase0.7
  Independent 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 311 N/A

[1][2]

Ward results

Results compared directly with the last local election in 2006.

Bebington

Bebington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jerry Williams 2,201 43.7 Increase8.3
Conservative Les Thomas 1,554 30.9 Decrease1.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Jackson 580 11.5 Decrease6.9
UKIP Hilary Jones 514 10.2 Increase1.1
Green Michael Harper 187 3.7 Decrease0.8
Majority 647 12.8 Increase10.1
Registered electors 12,020
Turnout 41.9 Increase0.7
Labour hold Swing Increase5.1

[3][4][5]

Bidston and St James

Bidston and St James
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harry Smith 1,384 59.7 Decrease4.0
Independent George Thomas 311 13.4 New
Conservative Fiona Marsh 292 12.6 Decrease1.7
Liberal Democrat John Brace 215 9.3 Decrease4.9
Green George Bowler 116 5.0 Decrease2.8
Majority 1,073 46.3 Decrease3.1
Registered electors 10,380
Turnout 22.4 Increase1.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.6

[3][6][7]

Birkenhead and Tranmere

Birkenhead and Tranmere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phillip Davies 1,399 62.4 Increase9.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Brighouse 333 14.9 Increase0.5
Conservative June Cowin 255 11.4 Increase2.2
Green Catherine Page 254 11.3 Increase3.2
Majority 1,066 47.5 Increase9.4
Registered electors 10,374
Turnout 21.7 Increase0.8
Labour hold Swing Increase4.7

[3][8][9][10]

Bromborough

Bromborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Moon 1,753 48.3 Decrease5.0
Labour Audrey Moore 1,002 27.6 Increase0.6
Conservative Mark Gibson 684 18.8 Increase4.6
Green Joyce Hogg 192 5.3 Decrease0.2
Majority 751 20.7 Decrease5.6
Registered electors 10,953
Turnout 33.3 Increase1.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Decrease2.8

[3][11][12]

Clatterbridge

Clatterbridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Jennings 2,401 44.7 Decrease0.6
Conservative Cherry Povall 2,152 40.1 Increase2.1
Labour Ethel Morgan 643 12.0 Decrease1.5
Green Jim McGinley 173 3.2 Steady
Majority 249 4.6 Decrease2.7
Registered electors 11,856
Turnout 45.4 Increase1.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Decrease1.4

[3][13][14][15]

Claughton

Claughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Foulkes 1,784 52.0 Increase2.7
Conservative Barbara Sinclair 943 27.5 Increase0.2
Liberal Democrat Anna Blumenthal 485 14.1 Decrease2.4
Green Garnette Bowler 218 6.4 Decrease0.5
Majority 841 24.5 Increase2.5
Registered electors 11,553
Turnout 29.8 Increase1.5
Labour hold Swing Increase1.3

[3][16][17]

Eastham

Eastham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Dave Mitchell 3,067 70.3 Increase1.9
Conservative Graham Davies 661 15.2 Increase0.3
Labour Christopher Lawler 518 11.9 Decrease1.2
Green Brian Gibbs 114 2.6 Decrease1.0
Majority 2,406 55.1 Increase1.6
Registered electors 11,164
Turnout 39.1 Increase0.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Increase0.8

[3][18][19]

Greasby, Frankby and Irby

Greasby, Frankby and Irby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Reisdorf 2,552 47.3 Decrease1.6
Conservative Vida Wilson 1,846 34.2 Decrease2.7
Labour Barbara Moores 553 10.3 Decrease0.4
UKIP Mike Pepler 309 5.7 New
Green Perle Sheldricks 132 2.4 Decrease1.1
Majority 706 13.1 Increase1.1
Registered electors 11,607
Turnout 46.2 Decrease1.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Increase0.5

[3][20][21]

Heswall

Heswall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Hodson 3,385 69.3 Decrease0.3
Liberal Democrat David Evans 618 12.7 Increase0.5
Labour Philip Waterfield 589 12.1 Increase1.0
Green Anne Rosseinsky 292 6.0 Decrease1.1
Majority 2,767 56.6 Decrease0.8
Registered electors 11,136
Turnout 44.0 Decrease0.5
Conservative hold Swing Decrease0.4

[3][22][23]

Hoylake and Meols

Hoylake and Meols
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerry Ellis 2,944 66.7 Increase7.7
Labour Alan Milne 665 15.1 Decrease2.9
Liberal Democrat Alexander Clark 457 10.3 Decrease3.9
Green Hara Willow 350 7.9 Decrease1.0
Majority 2,279 51.6 Increase10.6
Registered electors 10,606
Turnout 41.7 Increase1.5
Conservative hold Swing Increase5.3

[3][24][25]

Leasowe and Moreton East

Leasowe and Moreton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Abbey 1,682 44.3 Decrease1.3
Conservative Ian Lewis 1,664 43.9 Increase10.3
Liberal Democrat Gerald Hainsworth 244 6.4 Decrease6.6
Green Rosemary Bland 204 5.4 Decrease2.4
Majority 18 0.4 Decrease11.6
Registered electors 11,087
Turnout 34.3 Increase5.7
Labour hold Swing Decrease5.8

[3][26][27][28]

Liscard

Liscard
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Hayes 2,116 49.7 Decrease0.2
Labour Gary Leech 1,609 37.8 Increase3.8
Liberal Democrat Daniel Clein 244 5.7 Decrease1.3
UKIP Phil Griffiths 149 3.5 Decrease0.5
Green Rebecca Koncienzcy 143 3.4 Decrease1.7
Majority 507 11.9 Decrease4.0
Registered electors 11,418
Turnout 37.4 Increase1.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Decrease2.0

[3][29][30]

Moreton West and Saughall Massie

Moreton West and Saughall Massie
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Suzanne Moseley 2,365 60.5 Increase3.5
Labour Darren Dodd 943 24.1 Decrease1.6
Liberal Democrat Eric Copestake 306 7.8 Decrease2.8
Green James Drew 160 4.1 Decrease2.5
UKIP Natasha Minns 136 3.5 New
Majority 1,422 36.4 Increase5.1
Registered electors 11,087
Turnout 35.3 Increase0.6
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.6

[3][31][32]

New Brighton

New Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Tony Pritchard 1,814 45.7 Increase3.9
Labour Anne McArdle 1,256 31.6 Decrease0.2
Green Cynthia Stonall 534 13.4 Decrease0.7
Liberal Democrat Nicol Hick 368 9.3 Decrease3.0
Majority 558 14.1 Increase4.1
Registered electors 11,095
Turnout 35.7 Increase0.4
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.1

[3][33][34][35]

Oxton

Oxton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stuart Kelly 2,007 54.8 Decrease0.6
Labour David Barden 693 18.9 Increase1.6
Conservative Marcus Bleasdale 611 16.7 Increase1.6
Green Marilyn Jones 193 5.3 Increase0.3
UKIP Cathy Williams 158 4.3 Decrease2.9
Majority 1,314 35.9 Decrease2.2
Registered electors 11,278
Turnout 32.6 Decrease0.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Decrease1.1

[3][36][37]

Pensby and Thingwall

Pensby and Thingwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sarah Quinn 2,110 44.0 Increase3.6
Conservative Jacquie McKelvie 1,777 37.0 Decrease0.5
Labour John Cunningham 742 15.5 Decrease1.0
Green Allen Burton 170 3.5 Decrease2.1
Majority 333 7.0 Increase4.1
Registered electors 10,743
Turnout 44.8 Increase2.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing Increase2.1

[3][38]

Prenton

Prenton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Holbrook 2,148 52.3 Increase10.8
Labour Denise Realey 1,105 26.9 Decrease5.4
Conservative Andrew Burns 677 16.5 Decrease3.5
Green Mark Mitchell 177 4.3 Decrease1.9
Majority 1,043 25.4 Increase16.2
Registered electors 11,141
Turnout 36.9 Increase2.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Increase8.1

[3][39][40][41]

Rock Ferry

Rock Ferry
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chris Meaden 1,474 59.6 Increase1.6
Conservative Joanne Suffield 433 17.5 Increase0.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Heppinstall 342 13.8 Decrease2.9
Green Peter Exley 224 9.1 Increase0.5
Majority 1,041 42.1 Increase0.8
Registered electors 10,292
Turnout 24.1 Increase0.3
Labour hold Swing Increase0.4

[3][42][43]

Seacombe

Seacombe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Denis Knowles 1,447 59.5 Increase1.3
Conservative Bernie Howden 527 21.7 Increase3.8
Liberal Democrat Steve Pitt 299 12.3 Decrease2.6
Green Beverley Kells 160 6.6 Decrease2.3
Majority 920 37.8 Decrease2.5
Registered electors 10,614
Turnout 23.0 Increase0.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.3

[3][44][45]

Upton

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Smith 1,931 43.1 Increase4.0
Conservative Julie Kirwan 1,734 38.7 Increase6.3
Liberal Democrat Christopher Beazer 575 12.8 Decrease9.8
Green Marian Hussenbux 244 5.4 Decrease0.6
Majority 197 4.4 Decrease2.3
Registered electors 12,311
Turnout 36.4 Increase0.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.2

[3][46][47]

Wallasey

Wallasey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Hayes 2,801 58.3 Decrease0.8
Labour Christine Jones 1,138 23.7 Increase4.2
Liberal Democrat John Uriel 466 9.7 Decrease1.4
UKIP Ian Watson 209 4.4 New
Green Percy Hogg 189 3.9 Decrease0.7
Majority 1,663 34.6 Decrease5.0
Registered electors 11,979
Turnout 40.1 Decrease1.0
Conservative hold Swing Decrease2.5

[3][48][49]

West Kirby and Thurstaston

West Kirby and Thurstaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Elderton 2,846 62.0 Decrease0.4
Liberal Democrat John Cresswell 719 15.7 Decrease0.4
Labour James Brown 641 14.0 Increase0.7
Green Patrick Cleary 383 8.3 Increase0.1
Majority 2,127 46.3 Steady
Registered electors 10,493
Turnout 43.9 Increase1.0
Conservative hold Swing Steady

[3][50][51][52]

Changes between 2007 and 2008

Date Ward Name Previous affiliation New affiliation Circumstance
May 2007 Clatterbridge Isabel Moon Liberal Democrat Ind. Liberal Democrat Resigned.[53]
June 2007 Hoylake and Meols David Kirwan Conservative Ind. Conservative Resigned.[54]

Notes

italics denote the sitting councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References

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