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Cherwell District Council election, 2008

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The 2008 Cherwell District Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

The results saw the Conservatives win all of the seats that were contested in the election in a clean sweep.[2] They gained 2 seats from Labour to have 44 of the 50 seats on the council, while the Liberal Democrats were not defending any seats in the election.[2][3] In Banbury Neithrop ward, Martin Weir, a former Labour party member who joined the Conservatives earlier in the year, defeated his former colleague and mayor Surinder Dhesi to take the seat.[4] The other gain came in Banbury Ruscote, with the defeats for Labour being blamed on the national political situation.[2] The results meant that Labour were reduced to holding only 2 seats on the council behind the Liberal Democrats on 4.[5]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election resultEdit

Cherwell Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 18 2 0 +2 100 67.0 16,341 +10.0%
  Labour 0 0 2 -2 0 19.0 4,637 +0.1%
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 3,420 -6.5%

Ward resultsEdit

Adderbury[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rick Atkinson 682 75.1 +13.7
Liberal Democrat Elisabeth Yardley 226 24.9 -13.7
Majority 456 50.2 +27.4
Turnout 908 39.0
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Calthorpe[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alastair Milne Home 884 75.9 +11.1
Labour Mary Ross 280 24.1 +2.5
Majority 604 51.8 +8.6
Turnout 1,164 28.0
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Easington[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Fred Blackwell 1,534 77.9 +16.8
Labour Roy Mold 435 22.1 +2.6
Majority 1,099 55.8 +14.2
Turnout 1,969 33.7 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Grimsbury & Castle[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann Bonner 1,075 62.0 +0.3
Labour Henry Goodman 495 28.6 -9.7
Liberal Democrat Martin Chadwick 163 9.4 +9.4
Majority 580 33.4 +10.0
Turnout 1,733 24.5 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Hardwick (2)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Donaldson 975
Conservative Anthony Ilott 836
Labour Sean Woodcock 281
Labour Sandra Mold 260
Liberal Democrat Anthony Burns 233
Turnout 2,585 24.2 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Banbury Neithrop[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Weir 700 56.1 +6.6
Labour Surinder Dhesi 548 43.9 +11.8
Majority 152 12.2 -5.2
Turnout 1,248 28.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Banbury Ruscote[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Tompson 751 52.0 +2.9
Labour Patrick Cartledge 694 48.0 +11.4
Majority 57 4.0 -8.5
Turnout 1,445 25.3 -1.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bicester East[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lawrie Stratford 877 70.3 +10.1
Labour Chris Bream 208 16.7 -8.1
Liberal Democrat Bruce Shakespeare 163 13.1 -1.9
Majority 669 53.6 +18.2
Turnout 1,248 28.3 -1.2
Conservative hold Swing
Bicester North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Mawer 939 73.2 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Steve Creed 178 13.9 -1.2
Labour John Darbyshire 165 12.9 -1.0
Majority 761 59.3 +3.4
Turnout 1,282 26.7 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing
Bicester South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dan Sames 827 60.1 +10.1
Liberal Democrat Neil Walton 548 39.9 -10.1
Majority 279 20.2
Turnout 1,375 37.4 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing
Bicester Town[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Debbie Pickford 774 65.5 +7.0
Labour Mary Lynch 209 17.7 -5.4
Liberal Democrat John Willett 199 16.8 -1.6
Majority 565 47.8 +12.4
Turnout 1,182 30.5 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Bicester West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Russell Hurle 1,175 68.0 +21.0
Labour John Broad 553 32.0 -21.0
Majority 622 36.0
Turnout 1,728 31.1 -5.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bloxham & Bodicote[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lynda Thirzie Smart 1,338 73.4 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Davis 484 26.6 -2.8
Majority 854 46.8 +5.6
Turnout 1,822 39.7
Conservative hold Swing
Caversfield[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Catherine Fulljames 510 76.9 +5.3
Liberal Democrat Andy Murray 100 15.1 -13.3
Labour Alan Hasted 53 8.0 +8.0
Majority 410 61.8 +18.6
Turnout 663 34.9
Conservative hold Swing
Kidlington South[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Maurice Billington 1,369 57.1 +12.8
Liberal Democrat Doug Williamson 695 29.0 -3.9
Labour David James 333 13.9 -8.9
Majority 674 28.1 +16.7
Turnout 2,397 38.0 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Launton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Hughes unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Yarnton, Gosford & Water Eaton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Trevor Stevens 1,095 66.4 -3.2
Liberal Democrat Suzanne Wilson-Higgins 431 26.1 -4.3
Labour Martin Keighery 123 7.5 +7.5
Majority 664 40.3 +1.1
Turnout 1,649 44.7 +8.2
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cherwell". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Election: Bleak day for Labour". thisisoxfordshire. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-25. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Tories wiped from Oxford council". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Former mayor loses seats". Banbury Guardian. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Live election results". Banbury Guardian. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  6. ^ "National: Full election results". The Guardian. 3 May 2008. p. 45. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Cherwell District Council Election Results 2008". Cherwell District Council. Retrieved 2009-10-25.