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Sheffield City Council election, 2008

Sheffield City Council elections took place on Thursday 1 May 2008. There were 30 seats up for election - one of the three councillors from each ward, plus two seats from Labour councillors who had stepped down. Liberal Democrats made several gains, regaining control of the council for the first time since losing it in 2002. The overall turnout for this election was 36.8%.[1]

Sheffield City Council election, 2008

← 2007 1 May 2008 2010 →

30 of 84 seats to Sheffield City Council
43 seats needed for a majority

  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrat Labour
Seats won 17 12
Seat change Increase6 Decrease5

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Green Conservative
Seats won 1 0
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1

Sheffield UK local election 2008 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2008 Sheffield City Council elections.

Majority party before election

No Overall Control

Majority party after election

Liberal Democrats

Contents

Councillors before and after the electionEdit

Ward Incumbent Elected Incumbent Elected
Arbourthorne 2004 Julie Dore Julie Dore
Beauchief & Greenhill 2004 Anthony Holmes Louise McCann
Beighton 2004 Ian Saunders Ian Saunders
Birley 2004 Bryan Lodge Bryan Lodge
Broomhill 2004 Paul Scriven Paul Scriven
Burngreave 2004 Jackie Drayton Jackie Drayton
Central 2004 Jean Cromar Robert Murphy
Crookes 2004 Brian Holmes Brian Holmes
Darnall 2004 Mary Lea Mary Lea
Dore and Totley 2004 Anne Smith Colin Ross
East Ecclesfield 2004 Patricia Fox Patricia Fox
Ecclesall 2004 Sylvia Dunkley Sylvia Dunkley
Firth Park 2004 Joan Barton Joan Barton
Fulwood 2004 John Knight John Knight
Gleadless Valley 2004 Terry Fox Frank Taylor
Graves Park 2004 Peter Moore Peter Moore
Hillsborough 2004 Robert MacDonald Joe Taylor
Manor Castle 2004 Pat Midgley Pat Midgley
Mosborough (1) 2004 Mike Peat Gail Smith
Mosborough (2) 2006 Sam Wall Chris Tutt
Nether Edge 2004 Ali Qadar Ali Qadar
Richmond (1) 2004 Martin Lawton Martin Lawton
Richmond (2) 2006 Liz Naylor Lynn Rooney
Shiregreen and Brightside 2004 Jane Bird Jane Bird
Southey 2004 Tony Damms Tony Damms
Stannington 2004 Arthur Dunworth Arthur Dunworth
Stocksbridge and Upper Don 2004 Martin Davis Jack Clarkson
Walkley 2004 Diane Leek Diane Leek
West Ecclesfield 2004 Kathleen Chadwick Kathleen Chadwick
Woodhouse 2004 Marjorie Barker Marjorie Barker

Election resultEdit

Sheffield City Council Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 17 6 0 +6 56.7 36.9 50,282 +3.0%
  Labour 12 0 5 -5 40.0 30.0 40,939 -4.8%
  Green 1 1 0 +1 3.3 9.1 12,446 -0.5%
  Conservative 0 0 1 -1 0.0 16.0 21,857 +1.5%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 4.0 5,489 +0.7%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.6 2,114 -0.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.3 1,799 +1.3%
  Left List 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.8 1,089 +0.8%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 271 +0.1%
Party Previous council New council
Liberal Democrats 39 45
Labour 41 36
Green 2 3
Conservatives 1 0
Independent Liberal Democrat 1 0
BNP 0 0
UKIP 0 0
Independent 0 0
Left List 0 0
Socialist Alternative 0 0
Total 84 84
Working majority  0   6 

Ward resultsEdit

Arbourthorne [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Dore 1,606 41.5 -14.3
Liberal Democrat Robert Cowbury 1,094 28.3 +6.3
Conservative Peter Smith 727 18.8 +4.8
Green Jennyfer Barnard 445 11.5 +3.5
Majority 512 13.2 -20.6
Turnout 3,872 32.0 +2.4
Labour hold Swing -10.3


Beauchief & Greenhill [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Louise McCann 2,096 39.6 +1.6
Labour Neil Cleeveley 1,451 27.4 -4.6
Conservative Michelle Grant 941 17.8 +2.8
BNP John Beatson 525 9.9 +0.9
Green David Hayes 275 5.2 -0.8
Majority 645 12.2 +5.5
Turnout 5,288 39.0 0.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +3.1


Beighton [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Saunders 1,730 42.9 -6.1
Conservative Shirley Clayton 1,234 30.6 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Tracey Williams 746 18.5 +1.6
Green Andrew Brandram 318 7.9 -0.2
Majority 496 12.3 -10.5
Turnout 4,028 31.0 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -5.3


Birley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Lodge 2,095 48.1 -5.5
Liberal Democrat Ben Curran 952 21.8 +5.5
Conservative Gordon Millward 872 20.0 +4.8
Green Francis Plunkett 438 10.1 +1.6
Majority 1,143 26.2 -11.2
Turnout 4,357 34.4 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -5.5


Broomhill [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Paul Scriven 1,329 46.7 +1.3
Green Rob Cole 756 26.6 -0.6
Labour Zoe Sykes 401 14.1 -2.7
Conservative Michael Ginn 359 12.6 +2.0
Majority 573 20.1 +1.9
Turnout 2,845 24.5 -1.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.9


Burngreave [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jackie Drayton 2,369 50.5 -1.1
Left List Maxine Bowler 1,089 23.2 -0.8
Green Christopher Sissons 638 13.6 +5.5
Conservative Rashid Zaman 593 12.6 +3.0
Majority 1,280 27.3 -9.3
Turnout 5,689 32.0 -4.6
Labour hold Swing -0.1


Central [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Rob Murphy 1,611 40.2 +4.6
Labour Mohammad Maroof 1563 39.0 +8.0
Liberal Democrat Mohammad Azim 522 13.0 -9.8
Conservative June Ledbury 311 7.8 +1.0
Majority 48 1.2 -3.4
Turnout 4,007 31.0 0.0
Green gain from Labour Swing +1.7


Crookes [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Brian Holmes 2,690 52.9 -0.9
Conservative Robert Sheridan 1,045 20.6 +3.3
Green Julian Briggs 698 13.7 +1.3
Labour Qurban Hussain 651 12.8 -3.7
Majority 1,645 32.4 -4.2
Turnout 5,084 38.0 -1.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -2.1


Darnall [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Lea 2,039 44.3 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Misbah Chowdhury 1,484 32.2 +21.0
Conservative Anne Corke 439 9.5 +0.9
UKIP Charlotte Arnott 414 9.0 +1.2
Green Julie White 228 5.0 -0.4
Majority 555 12.1 -11.3
Turnout 4,604 34.0 0.0
Labour hold Swing -10.9


Dore & Totley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Colin Ross 3,606 48.6 -3.6
Conservative Anne Smith 3,231 43.6 +8.1
Labour Javed Khan 275 3.7 -2.3
Green Rita Wilcock 183 2.5 -1.5
UKIP James Laurie 124 1.7 -0.8
Majority 375 5.1 -11.6
Turnout 7,419 56.1 +3.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing -5.8


East Ecclesfield [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Patricia Fox 2,314 43.0 +5.9
Labour Angela Weatherall 1,622 30.2 -5.2
BNP Shirley Collins 677 12.6 -0.5
Conservative Paula Mayfield 582 10.8 +1.6
Green Lamia Safir 181 3.4 -1.7
Majority 692 12.9 -17.0
Turnout 5,376 38.4 +8.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +5.5


Ecclesall [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sylvia Dunkley 3,893 58.2 +4.7
Conservative Michael Young 1,630 24.4 -1.2
Green Jason Leman 615 9.2 -1.8
Labour Jack Scott 547 8.1 -1.8
Majority 2,263 33.9 +6.0
Turnout 6,685 47.0 -2.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +2.9


Firth Park [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Barton 1,813 47.5 -6.0
BNP Michael Smith 742 19.5 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Philip Morris 547 14.3 +2.4
Conservative Paul Rymill 377 9.9 +0.4
Green Jonathan Cook 257 6.7 -0.6
Independent Maria-Barbara Noack 78 2.0 +2.0
Majority 971 25.5 -10.9
Turnout 3,814 30.0 0.0
Labour hold Swing -4.2


Fulwood [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Knight 2,893 54.9 +1.2
Conservative Alan Ryder 1,434 27.2 -0.3
Labour Isobel Bowler 432 8.2 +0.9
Green Stephen Hitchens 374 7.1 -0.1
UKIP Patricia Sullivan 139 2.6 +0.7
Majority 1,459 27.7 -0.9
Turnout 5,272 44.0 -2.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.7


Gleadless Valley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Frank Taylor 2,183 42.1 +3.1
Labour Terence Fox 1,821 35.1 -3.0
Green Gareth Roberts 781 15.1 -0.7
Conservative Jennifer Grant 400 7.7 +0.7
Majority 362 7.0 +6.1
Turnout 5,185 39.0 -1.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +3.0


Graves Park [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Moore 2,519 47.1 +3.4
Labour Robert Pemberton 1,105 20.7 -5.4
Conservative Trevor Grant 885 16.5 +1.7
Green Richard Roper 345 6.5 -1.5
Socialist Alternative Alan Munro 271 5.1 +5.1
UKIP Pauline Arnott 226 4.2 -0.4
Majority 1,417 26.5 +8.9
Turnout 5,348 41.0 +0.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +4.4


Hillsborough [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Joe Taylor 2,739 49.9 +5.5
Labour Robert Macdonald 1,620 29.5 -5.9
BNP Eric Collins 491 8.9 +0.2
Green Christopher McMahon 346 6.3 -0.2
Conservative Neil Everest 292 5.3 +0.3
Majority 1,119 20.4 +11.4
Turnout 5,488 41.8 +0.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +5.7


Manor Castle [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Midgley 1,621 52.9 -7.7
Liberal Democrat David Croft 687 22.4 +5.4
Conservative Christina Stark 400 13.1 +3.2
Green Graham Wroe 357 11.6 -0.9
Majority 934 30.5 -13.1
Turnout 3,065 27.3 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -6.5


Mosborough [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gail Smith 2,451 47.6 +13.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Tutt 2,019
Labour Sarah Cullen 1,660 32.2 -9.5
Labour Andrew Peat 1,626
Conservative Evelyn Millward 746 14.5 -0.8
Conservative Margaret Pigott 561
Green Anwen Fryer 290 5.6 +2.0
Majority 359 15.4 +7.6
Turnout 5,147 37.7 -3.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +11.6


Nether Edge [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ali Qadar 2,661 44.6 +5.6
Labour Mohammed Hafiz 2,165 36.3 +5.5
Green Mervyn Smith 780 13.1 -6.7
Conservative Rosita Malandrinos 359 6.0 -4.4
Majority 496 8.3 +0.1
Turnout 5,965 47.0 -7.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.0


Richmond [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynn Rooney 1,759 42.2 -9.6
Labour Martin Lawton 1,693
Liberal Democrat Anders Hanson 736 17.6 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Barbara Masters 699
Conservative Ian Fey 618 14.8 +3.3
UKIP Leslie Arnott 618 14.8 +5.4
Conservative Maureen Neill 560
Green Eamonn Ward 439 10.5 +4.7
UKIP Jennifer-Marie Ruchat 356
Majority 957 24.6 -11.3
Turnout 4,170 31.0 -1.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -5.7


Shiregreen & Brightside [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Bird 1,757 44.1 -7.6
BNP Tracey Smith 846 21.3 -2.5
Conservative Eric Kirby 451 11.3 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Tasadique Mohammed 350 8.8 -2.3
Independent Glynn Tipper 350 8.8 +8.8
Green Steve Brady 227 5.7 -0.1
Majority 911 22.9 -5.0
Turnout 3,981 30.0 -1.0
Labour hold Swing -2.5


Southey [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Damms 1,695 41.9 -11.9
BNP John Sheldon 1,031 25.5 +6.8
Liberal Democrat John Bowden 716 17.7 +3.9
Conservative Russell Cutts 437 10.8 +1.6
Green Gemma Lock 162 4.0 -0.5
Majority 664 16.4 -18.7
Turnout 4,041 30.7 +1.7
Labour hold Swing -9.3


Stannington [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Arthur Dunworth 2,713 46.7 -2.7
Labour Alf Meade 1,314 22.6 -3.0
Conservative Andrew Lee 883 15.2 -1.2
BNP Martin Stevens 547 9.4 +9.4
Green Martin Bradshaw 351 6.0 -1.7
Majority 1,399 24.1 +0.4
Turnout 5,808 41.0 +0.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.1


Stocksbridge & Upper Don [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jack Clarkson 2,258 39.0 -0.3
Independent Martin Davis 1,371 23.7 +23.7
Conservative Matt Dixon 1,076 18.6 +1.0
Labour Jim Bamford 761 13.4 -11.1
Green Angela Roberts 327 5.6 -3.2
Majority 887 15.3 +0.2
Turnout 5,793 40.7 +4.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing -12.0


Walkley [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Diane Leek 2,679 49.6 +8.2
Labour Veronica Hardstaff 1,899 35.2 -5.5
Green James Wilson 540 10.0 -1.6
Conservative George Ledbury 283 5.2 -1.1
Majority 780 14.4 +13.7
Turnout 5,401 40.0 +1.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +6.8


West Ecclesfield [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kathleen Chadwick 2,763 52.4 -0.1
Labour Max Telfer 1,130 21.5 -9.4
BNP Malcolm Woodhead 630 12.0 +12.0
Conservative Robert McIlveen 552 10.5 -0.7
Green Kathryn Aston 193 3.7 -1.8
Majority 1,633 31.0 +9.6
Turnout 5,268 37.4 +2.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +4.6


Woodhouse [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marjorie Barker 2,041 47.6 -5.8
Conservative Laurence Hayward 700 16.3 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Christopher Bingham 661 15.4 +2.6
UKIP Jonathan Arnott 593 13.8 -2.0
Green John Grant 291 6.8 +0.6
Majority 1,341 31.3 -6.3
Turnout 4,286 33.0 +0.2
Labour hold Swing -5.1

By-elections between 2008 and 2010Edit

East Ecclesfield By-Election 30 April 2009[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Colin Taylor 2,239 44.3 +1.3
Labour Zoe Sykes 1,420 28.1 -2.0
BNP John Sheldon 719 14.2 +1.6
Conservative John Hattersley 564 11.2 +0.3
Green Mia Safir 107 2.1 -1.2
Majority 819 16.2 +3.3
Turnout 5,049 36.0 -2.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Sheffield 2008 election results". sheffield.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  2. ^ "LibDems celebrating poll victory". Sheffield Star. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-05-03.