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2011 Bristol City Council election

The 2011 Bristol City Council elections were held on Thursday 5 May 2011, for 24 seats, that being one third of the total number of councillors.[a] The Liberal Democrats, who had won overall control of the council in 2009 and increased their majority in 2010, experienced a drop in support and lost 5 seats; 4 to the Labour Party and 1 to the Green Party, which gained its second ever council seat in Bristol. This meant that the Lib Dems no longer had a majority on the council. However, they continued to run the council, relying on opposition groups to vote through any proposal.

2011 Bristol City Council election

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24 of 70 seats (One Third) to Bristol City Council
36 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrat Labour Conservative
Seats won 33 21 14
Seat change Decrease5 Increase4 Steady
Popular vote 21,682 31,176 18,215
Percentage 24.9% 35.79% 20.91%
Swing Decrease 9.38% Increase 9% Decrease 6.31%

  Fourth party
 
Party Green
Seats won 2
Seat change Increase1
Popular vote 12,535
Percentage 14.39%
Swing Increase 6.46%

Council control before election

Liberal Democrats

Council control after election

No Overall Control

Party 2010 Cllrs Net Gain/Loss 2011 Cllrs
Conservative 14 - 14
Green 1 +1 2
Labour 17 +4 21
Liberal Democrat 38 -5 33
Total 70 - 70
2011 local election results in Bristol

Ward resultsEdit

 
Bristol Council composition following the 2011 local elections

AshleyEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Ashley Ward 2011[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Gus Hoyt 2,206 42.65 +11.62
Liberal Democrat Waliur Rahman 1,432 27.69 -20.15
Labour Thangam Debbonaire 1,302 25.17 +12.06
Conservative Graham Roger Godwin Pearson 232 4.49 -0.50
Majority 774 14.96 -1.85
Green gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +15.89

BedminsterEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Bedminster Ward 2011[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin John Smith 1,694 40.93 +8.21
Liberal Democrat Ian Robert Cooper 839 20.27 -8.98
Conservative Doug Newton 749 18.10 -3.57
Green Cath Slade 621 15.00 +5.39
TUSC Robin Victor Clapp 125 3.02 N/A
English Democrat Jon Baker 111 2.68 N/A
Majority 855 20.66 17.19
Labour hold Swing +8.60

BishopsworthEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Bishopsworth Ward 2011[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Stephen Eddy 1,606 51.52 +11.20
Labour Darren Eurwyn Lewis 1,126 36.12 +1.91
Green Barrie Robert Lewis 279 8.95 +1.40
Liberal Democrat Ian Humfrey Campion-Smith 106 3.40 -14.52
Majority 480 15.40 +9.29
Conservative hold Swing +4.65

Brislington EastEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Brislington East Ward 2011[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Langley 1,383 39.46 +7.11
Conservative Lara Cozens 1,224 34.92 +3.42
Liberal Democrat Pauline Mary Allen 374 10.67 -12.86
Green Robin Whitlock 270 7.70 +3.26
UKIP Mark Stanley Smith 218 6.22 N/A
TUSC Martyn Ahmet 36 1.03 N/A
Majority 159 4.54 +3.69
Labour hold Swing +1.85

Brislington WestEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Brislington West Ward 2011[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jackie Norman 1,123 32.34 -5.47
Labour Liam John McDonough 1,068 30.75 +6.73
Conservative Colin Robert Bretherton 663 19.09 -5.71
UKIP Philip John Collins 336 9.67 N/A
Green Lucy MacKilligin 247 7.11 +1.02
TUSC John Mark Yeandle 36 1.04 N/A
Majority 55 1.59 -11.42
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -6.10

CabotEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Cabot Ward 2011[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alex Woodman 1,441 37.45 -10.17
Labour Ben Mosley 936 24.32 +10.44
Green Ben Appleby 739 19.20 -2.24
Conservative Iain Jenkins Dennis 647 16.81 -0.25
TUSC Chris Farrell 85 2.21 N/A
Majority 505 13.13 -13.05
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -10.31

CliftonEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Clifton Ward 2011[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Barbara Lilian Janke 1,661 39.87 -2.59
Conservative Charles James Hastings Lucas 987 23.69 -3.50
Green Georgina Mary Bavetta 807 19.37 0.61
Labour Rosemary Patricia Chamberlin 678 16.27 +4.67
TUSC Jack Jeffery 33 0.79 N/A
Majority 674 16.18 +0.91
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.46

Clifton EastEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Clifton East Ward 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christian Martin 1,191 34.94 -13.01
Conservative Marcus Bruton 1,040 30.51 -1.58
Labour Charlotte Elisabeth Martin 670 19.65 +11.74
Green Simon James Bennett 461 13.52 +1.47
TUSC Patrick Burland 47 1.38 N/A
Majority 151 4.43 -11.43
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -5.72

CothamEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Cotham Ward 2011[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Neil Robert Harrison 1,694 40.29 -4.60
Labour Estella Jane Tincknell 889 21.14 +7.37
Green Graham Woodruff 833 19.81 -3.01
Conservative Gareth Alan-Williams 732 17.41 -1.11
TUSC Amy Hillgrove 57 1.36 N/A
Majority 805 19.15 -2.92
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -5.99

EastonEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Easton Ward 2011[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Faruk Choudhury 1,501 37.97 +7.49
Liberal Democrat Zahir Malik 1,097 27.75 -7.49
Green Katie Buse 1,075 27.19 +1.57
Conservative David Thomas Harrison Lewis 280 7.08 +1.07
Majority 404 10.22 +5.46
Labour hold Swing +7.49

EastvilleEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Eastville Ward 2011[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mahmadur Khan 1,457 39.75 +15.81
Liberal Democrat Muriel Cole 1,065 29.06 -14.68
Conservative Nazir Muhammad 635 17.33 -0.77
Green Josephine McLellan 386 10.53 -3.69
TUSC Roger Stephen Thomas 122 3.33 N/A
Majority 392 10.69 -9.11
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +15.25

FilwoodEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Filwood Ward 2011[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeff Lovell 1,400 63.84 +11.14
Conservative Paul Francis Smith 311 14.18 -2.47
Liberal Democrat Roger Graham Norman 135 6.16 -10.13
BNP Michael John Hamblin 112 5.11 -3.31
Green Stephen Petter 108 4.92 +1.74
English Democrat Barbara Ann Wright 92 4.20 +1.44
TUSC Wayne Jefferson Coombes 35 1.60 N/A
Majority 1089 49.66 +13.61
Labour hold Swing +6.81

Frome ValeEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Frome Vale Ward 2011[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lesley Ann Alexander 1,671 45.21 +8.11
Labour Bill Payne 1,358 36.74 +8.90
Green Nick Foster 243 6.57 -4.13
Liberal Democrat Jason Budd 218 5.90 -7.39
English Democrat Greg Shaw 136 3.68 N/A
TUSC Mark Ian Baker 70 1.89 N/A
Majority 313 8.47 -0.79
Conservative hold Swing -0.40

HartcliffeEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Hartcliffe Ward 2011[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Brain 1,500 55.80 +16.87
Conservative Shirley Hodges 642 23.88 -3.11
English Democrat Stephen Michael Wright 272 10.12 N/A
Liberal Democrat Anne Pauline White 148 5.51 -16.97
Green Patrick Slade 126 4.69 +1.58
Majority 858 31.92 +19.98
Labour hold Swing +9.99

HengroveEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Hengrove Ward 2011[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Clark 1,331 37.55 +8.50
Conservative George William Pendrill Maggs 1,010 28.49 -0.85
Liberal Democrat Jos Clark 924 26.06 -12.56
English Democrat Mike Blundell 189 5.33 N/A
Green Graham Hugh Davey 91 2.57 -0.43
Majority 321 9.06 -0.17
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing 4.68

HillfieldsEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Hillfields Ward 2011[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phil Hanby 1,537 44.86 +18.34
Liberal Democrat Helene Louise Gibson 989 28.87 -8.55
Conservative Barbara Madeleine Lewis 594 17.34 +2.27
Green Rob Telford 202 5.90 -2.05
TUSC Matt Gordon 104 3.04 N/A
Majority 548 15.99 +5.09
Labour hold Swing +13.45

KnowleEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Knowle Ward 2011[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christopher Davies 1,413 39.14 -9.35
Labour Gwyneth Brain 1,210 33.52 +9.09
Conservative Graham David Morris 527 14.60 -0.59
Green Glenn Royston Vowles 380 10.53 +3.58
TUSC Domenico William Hill 80 2.22 N/A
Majority 203 5.62 -18.44
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -9.22

Lawrence HillEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Lawrence Hill Ward 2011[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Elizabeth Hickman 1,615 41.57 +10.04
Liberal Democrat Abdul Malik 1,054 27.13 -4.09
Independent Liiban Mohamed Abdi 458 11.79 N/A
Green Christine Mary Prior 366 9.42 -3.00
Conservative Charles William Alexander 322 8.29 -8.41
TUSC Matthew Edward Carey 70 1.80 N/A
Majority 561 14.44 +14.13
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +7.07

SouthvilleEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Southville Ward 2011[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sean David Beynon 1,856 43.34 +13.57
Green Charles Nicholas Bolton 1,613 37.67 +3.84
Conservative Adam Beda Tayler 499 11.65 +0.52
Liberal Democrat Lena Wright 314 7.33 -17.94
Majority 561 14.44 +10.38
Labour hold Swing +4.87

St George EastEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: St George East Ward 2011[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fabian Breckels 1,739 50.10 +27.93
Conservative Philip Hutton 1,102 31.75 -4.08
Liberal Democrat Paul Elvin 306 8.82 -5.36
Green Chloe Alice Somers 219 6.31 -4.12
TUSC Mike Luff 105 3.03 N/A
Majority 637 18.35 +4.69
Labour hold Swing +16.01

St George WestEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: St George West Ward 2011[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Warren Hammond 1,346 42.04 +10.39
Liberal Democrat Tony Potter 936 29.23 +0.81
Conservative Sylvia Christine Windows 432 13.49 -1.98
Green Genevieve Liveley 432 13.49 +3.09
English Democrat Eddie Tranter 181 5.65 -0.91
TUSC Bernie Lyons 78 2.44 N/A
Majority 410 12.81 +9.58
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +5.60

StockwoodEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Stockwood Ward 2011[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jay Jethwa 1,606 47.10 +5.67
Labour Yvonne Clapp 1,022 29.97 +3.30
Liberal Democrat Michael Alan Goulden 426 12.49 -12.03
Green Peter Anthony Goodwin 356 10.44 +3.05
Majority 584 17.13 +2.37
Conservative hold Swing +1.19

Whitchurch ParkEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Whitchurch Park Ward 2011[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Helen Holland 1,472 51.59 +13.46
Liberal Democrat Lorraine Horgan 688 24.11 -15.27
Conservative Jenny Rogers 449 15.74 +0.92
English Democrat Ray Carr 154 5.40 N/A
Green Barney Smith 90 3.15 +1.35
Majority 784 27.48 +26.23
Labour hold Swing +14.37

Windmill HillEdit

Bristol City Council Elections: Windmill Hill Ward 2011[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mark Bailey 2,118 50.55 -1.28
Labour Narraser Rochelle Gordon 1,086 25.92 +1.96
Green Lex Cumber 588 14.03 +2.98
Conservative Tony Lee 255 6.09 -4.31
TUSC Tom Baldwin 143 3.41 N/A
Majority 1032 24.63 -3.24
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -1.62

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All locally registered electors (British, Irish, 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]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Ashley Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Bedminster Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Bishopsworth Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Brislington East Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Brislington West Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Cabot Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Clifton Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Clifton East Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Cotham Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Easton Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Eastville Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Filwood Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Frome Vale Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Hartcliffe Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Hengrove Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Hillfields Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Knowle Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  20. ^ "Lawrence Hill Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  21. ^ "Southville Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  22. ^ "St George East Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  23. ^ "St George West Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  24. ^ "Stockwood Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  25. ^ "Whitchurch Park Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  26. ^ "Windmill Hill Ward". Bristol City Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.