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2011 Cheshire East Council election

Elections to Cheshire East Council took place on Thursday 5 May 2011. Elections occurred in all 52 wards, with each ward returning between one and three councillors to the council.

Cheshire East Council Election, 2011
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All 82 seats in Cheshire East Council
42 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Seats before 59 6
Seats won 52 16
Seat change Decrease 7 Increase 10
Popular vote 91,736 51,167

  Fourth party
 
Party Middlewich First

Elected Council Leader

TBD

Map of the results of the 2011 Cheshire East council election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Handforth Ratepayers Association, Middlewich First and Shavington First in white, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in grey.

The wards were all new, having been created in a boundary review which took effect in January 2011.[1] They replaced the previous 27 three-seat wards used in the 2008 election, which were identical to the former Cheshire County Council wards.

Overall ResultsEdit

The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council, winning 52 out of 82 seats, with a majority of 36 councillors.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Cheshire East Council election - 2011 - summary
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 52 −7 47.75 91,736 −6.4
  Labour 16 +10 26.6 51,167 +12.7
  Liberal Democrat 4 −8 12.6 24,206 −8.9
  Middlewich First 3 2.4 4,578
  Handforth 'Ratepayers' Association 2 1.6 3,010
  Shavington First 1 0.3 608
  Others 4 +6 8.7 16,804

Ward ResultsEdit

An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent councillor.

Alderley EdgeEdit

Alderley Edge (1 Seat) [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Keegan* 1,151 72.53
Labour Dominic James Brown 436 27.47
Majority 715 45.06
Turnout 1,587 43.40
Conservative win

Councillor Keegan previously served as a member for the now dissolved Alderley ward.

AlsagerEdit

Alsager (3 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Rod Fletcher* 1,895 16.63 -2.77
Liberal Democrat Derek Ian Hough* 1,760 15.44 -3.36
Liberal Democrat Shirley Jones* 1,648 14.46 -3.44
Conservative Andrew William Large 1,193 10.47 +0.47
Conservative Harriet Emily Weatherby Crompton 1,164 10.21 +2.31
Labour Bill Howell 947 8.31 +5.51
Conservative Richard Peers 822 7.21 -0.69
Labour Bob Ashley 805 7.06 +4.06
Labour Simon Henley Norman Bishop 725 6.36 +3.76
Green Hilary Robinson 439 3.85
Majority 455 3.99
Turnout 11,389 45.20
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

AudlemEdit

Audlem (1 Seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rachel Anne Bailey 1,451 79.86
Labour Louise Mary Taylor 366 20.14
Majority 1,085 59.72
Turnout 1,817 48.8
Conservative win

Councillor Bailey previously served as a member for the now dissolved Cholmondeley ward.

BollingtonEdit

Bollington (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Harold Livesley* 814 13.59
Conservative Peter Hayes 813 13.57
Bollington First Amanda Stott 788 13.16
Labour Heidi Reid 778 12.99
Bollington First James Nicholas 758 12.66
Labour Malcolm Bailey 714 11.92
Independent Tony Mills 575 9.60
Liberal Democrat Shirley Sockett 436 7.28
Liberal Democrat Simon Christopher Owen 313 5.23
Majority 10 0.17
Turnout 48.3
Conservative win
Conservative win

Councillor Livesley previously served as a councillor for the now dissolved Prestbury and Tytherington ward.

Brereton RuralEdit

The one seat for this ward was uncontested and the Conservative Party candidate, John Valentine Frank Wray, was elected unopposed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Cheshire East (Electoral Changes) Order 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Elections 2011 - results overview". Cheshire East Council. Archived from the original on 9 May 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Alderley Edge Ward". cheshireeast.gov.uk. Cheshire East Council. 6 May 2017. Archived from the original on 11 October 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.