Calderdale Council election, 2008


Calderdale Council election, 2008

Elections to Calderdale Council were held on 1 May, 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

*Conservative 21
*Liberal Democrat 16
*Labour 9
*Independent 3
*English Democrat 1
*British National 1

Ward results

Brighouse ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Howard Blagbrough
votes = 1,329
percentage = 40.17
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nick Yates
votes = 1,250
percentage = 37.78
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ann Martin
votes = 729
percentage = 22.03
change =
Election box majority
votes = 79
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,308
percentage = 39.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Calder ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Janet Mary Battye
votes = 1,188
percentage = 32.11
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Janet Lynne Oosthuysen
votes = 1,135
percentage = 30.68
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Beverley Anne Carter
votes = 890
percentage = 24.06
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Ruby Rose Joy Berridge
votes = 486
percentage = 13.13
change =
Election box majority
votes = 53
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,699
percentage = 41.52
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Elland ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Pat Allen
votes = 1,203
percentage = 44.01
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Christian Corkish
votes = 800
percentage = 29.27
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Stewart Brown
votes = 312
percentage = 11.41
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = Mick Clarke
votes = 262
percentage = 9.58
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Susan Ann Thomas
votes = 156
percentage = 5.70
change =
Election box majority
votes = 403
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,733
percentage = 33.39
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Greetland and Stainland ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Keith Watson
votes = 1,404
percentage = 45.71
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Frank Brearley Ford
votes = 958
percentage = 31.19
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Pamela Fellows
votes = 251
percentage = 8.17
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Michael Hall
votes = 229
percentage = 7.45
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Mark Mullany
votes = 170
percentage = 5.53
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = Johnathan Paul Rogan
votes = 59
percentage = 1.92
change =
Election box majority
votes = 446
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,071
percentage = 36.68
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Thomas Hall
votes = 2,209
percentage = 68.49
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jim Souper
votes = 578
percentage = 17.92
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Susan Press
votes = 438
percentage = 13.58
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,631
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,225
percentage = 38.44
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Illingworth and Mixenden ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Tom Bates
votes = 1,323
percentage = 38.34
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Judy Gannon
votes = 1,014
percentage = 29.39
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Jon Shaw
votes = 796
percentage = 23.07
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Michael Murray Elder
votes = 193
percentage = 5.59
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Sean Vincent Loftus
votes = 124
percentage = 3.59
change =
Election box majority
votes = 309
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,450
percentage = 37.12
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = British National Party
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Luddendenfoot ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Christine Irene Bampton-Smith
votes = 1,301
percentage = 41.35
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sarah Jane Jennings
votes = 1,016
percentage = 32.29
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = James Edward Fearon
votes = 513
percentage = 16.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = John Derek Gregory
votes = 316
percentage = 10.04
change =
Election box majority
votes = 285
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,146
percentage = 40.97
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Northowram and Shelf ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Edward Alexander Reason
votes = 1,745
percentage = 49.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Gary Rae
votes = 524
percentage = 14.71
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Raymond Pearson
votes = 387
percentage = 10.86
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = John William Dowson
votes = 343
percentage = 9.63
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Chris Godridge
votes = 322
percentage = 9.04
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Christopher Beacroft-Mitchell
votes = 240
percentage = 6.73
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,221
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,561
percentage = 40.15
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Ovenden ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Danielle Sara Eleana Coombs
votes = 847
percentage = 44.81
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Jane Shooter
votes = 564
percentage = 29.84
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Cecil David Hardy
votes = 479
percentage = 25.34
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Malcolm Graham James
votes = 248
percentage = 13.12
change =
Election box majority
votes = 283
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,890
percentage = 25.38
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
swing =

Park ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ilyas Mohammad
votes = 1,838
percentage = 41.33
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mohammed Najib
votes = 1,678
percentage = 37.73
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Craig Anthony Stanton
votes = 489
percentage = 10.99
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Shakar Saghir
votes = 442
percentage = 9.93
change =
Election box majority
votes = 160
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 4,447
percentage = 50.85
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Rastrick ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ann McAllister
votes = 1,546
percentage = 49.03
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = George Edward Richardson
votes = 666
percentage = 21.12
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = David Vincent Stevenson
votes = 516
percentage = 16.36
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Philip Jeffery
votes = 425
percentage = 13.47
change =
Election box majority
votes = 880
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,153
percentage = 37.14
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Ryburn ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Geraldine Mary Carter
votes = 1,667
percentage = 54.17
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ashley John Richard Evans
votes = 908
percentage = 29.50
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Lesley Anne Sleigh
votes = 502
percentage = 16.31
change =
Election box majority
votes = 759
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,077
percentage = 36.05
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

kircoat ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Geoffrey Wainwright
votes = 2,132
percentage = 54.01
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Pauline Nash
votes = 1,305
percentage = 33.06
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Marion Simone Batten
votes = 308
percentage = 7.80
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Viv Smith
votes = 202
percentage = 5.11
change =
Election box majority
votes = 827
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,947
percentage = 42.21
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

owerby Bridge ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Amanda Louise Byrne
votes = 1,252
percentage = 42.57
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Dave Draycott
votes = 864
percentage = 29.37
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Boje Frederiksen
votes = 365
percentage = 12.41
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Stuart Brian Gill
votes = 357
percentage = 12.13
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = English Democrats Party
candidate = Tom Mathieson
votes = 103
percentage = 3.50
change =
Election box majority
votes = 388
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,941
percentage = 35.73
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Todmorden ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Ian Cooper
votes = 1,048
percentage = 32.53
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Hilary Alice Myers
votes = 912
percentage = 28.31
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Steph Booth
votes = 853
percentage = 26.48
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Christian Michael Jackson
votes = 408
percentage = 12.66
change =
Election box majority
votes = 136
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,221
percentage = 37.92
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Town ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Megan Kathleen Swift
votes = 1,055
percentage = 39.48
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Pillai
votes = 649
percentage = 24.28
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Anthony Bentley
votes = 403
percentage = 15.08
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Robert Philip Andrew Reynolds
votes = 292
percentage = 10.92
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Brendan Robert Stubbs
votes = 273
percentage = 10.21
change =
Election box majority
votes = 406
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,672
percentage = 31.07
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
swing =

Warley ward

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Robert Pearson
votes = 1,681
percentage = 51.81
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sally Victoria McCartney
votes = 708
percentage = 21.82
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Paul Wadsworth
votes = 433
percentage = 13.34
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Anne Collins
votes = 422
percentage = 13.00
change =
Election box majority
votes = 973
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 3,244
percentage = 38.05
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

sequence
prev=Calderdale Council election, 2007
list=Calderdale local elections
next=Calderdale Council election, 2010

References

* [http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/council/democracy/electionresults/results.jsp?election=31 Election of District Councillors - 2nd May 2008] . "calderdale.gov.uk".
* [http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/elections/Calderdale-Council-elections--see.4045546.jp Calderdale Council elections - see all the results] . "Halifax Courier".


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