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2006 Craven District Council election

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Map of the results of the 2006 Craven District Council election. Independents in light grey, Conservatives in blue and Liberal Democrats in yellow. Wards in dark grey were not contested in 2006.

The 2006 Craven District Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Craven District Council in North Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

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CandidatesEdit

Candidates at the election included possibly the oldest candidate in the country, Bob Leakey, at the age of 91, who stood for his own Virtue Currency Cognitive Appraisal Party in Settle and Ribblebanks, after having stood at the 2005 general election in Skipton and Ripon constituency.[3] Another candidate at the election was the leader of the Craven Ratepayers Action Group, Alan Perrow, who was nominated for the Conservatives, against independent councillor Philip Barrett.[3] However Perrow quit the party days after being approached to be a Conservative candidate, to instead stand independently at the election, although he was still on the ballot paper as a Conservative.[4]

Election resultEdit

There was no change in the composition of the council, after all of the sitting councillors held the seats they were defending.[5] This left the Conservatives with 13 seats, independents had 11 seats and there were 6 Liberal Democrats.[5]

Craven local election result 2006[2][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 4 0 0 0 44.4 30.3 2,646 +5.4%
  Conservative 3 0 0 0 33.3 45.4 3,960 +3.8%
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 0 0 22.2 23.3 2,035 -6.6%
  Virtue Currency Cognitive Appraisal Party 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 83 +1.0%

Ward resultsEdit

Aire Valley with Lothersdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mark Wheeler 644 53.0 +26.5
Conservative Irene Greaves 572 47.0 -5.7
Majority 72 5.9
Turnout 1,216 44.7 -7.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bentham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Manuel Camacho 685 57.6 +9.1
Conservative William Burton 505 42.4 -9.1
Majority 180 15.1
Turnout 1,190 41.3
Independent hold Swing
Gargrave and Malhamdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Butcher 758 66.6 +8.1
Liberal Democrat Alison Jerger 380 33.4 -8.1
Majority 378 33.2 +16.1
Turnout 1,138 47.6
Conservative hold Swing
Glusburn[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Philip Barrett 946 73.8
Conservative Alan Perrow 336 26.2
Majority 610 47.6
Turnout 1,282 41.2
Independent hold Swing
Hellifield and Long Preston[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Helen Firth 461 61.2
Independent Victoria Lunn 292 38.8
Majority 169 22.4
Turnout 753 44.4
Conservative hold Swing
Ingleton and Clapham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Carl Lis unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Penyghent[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Welch 434 59.5 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Alison Fawcett 295 40.5 +40.5
Majority 139 19.1 +9.8
Turnout 729 49.8 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Settle and Ribblebanks[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Heather 716 54.2 +4.7
Conservative Robert Firth 522 39.5 -11.0
Virtue Currency Cognitive Appraisal Party Robert Leakey 83 6.3 +6.3
Majority 194 14.7
Turnout 1,321 46.3 -7.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Sutton-in-Craven[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stephen Place 723 66.0
Conservative David Harrison 372 34.0
Majority 351 32.1
Turnout 1,095 39.9
Independent hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Local elections: Craven". BBC News Online. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "UK local election results". Financial Times. NewsBank. 5 May 2006.
  3. ^ a b "Council critic joins Tories for election". West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire Counties Publications. NewsBank. 7 April 2006.
  4. ^ Tyack, Tom (21 April 2006). "Tory candidate quits days after joining party". Craven Herald & Pioneer. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  5. ^ a b Moore, Lindsey (5 May 2006). "Election brings no change to council make-up". Craven Herald & Pioneer. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Declaration of Result of Poll" (PDF). Craven District Council. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Local Election Results 2006". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 14 March 2015.