Oxford City Council election, 2006


Oxford City Council election, 2006

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Elections for Oxford City Council were held on Thursday 4 May 2006. As Oxford City Council is elected by halves, one seat in each of the 24 wards was up for election. The exception was St Clement's, where both seats were up for election as a by-election for the other seat was held on the same day. Therefore 25 of the 48 seats on the Council were up for election. Overall turnout was 35.8%, down from 37.6% in 2004. The lowest turnout (24.9%) was in Carfax ward and the highest (49.6%) in Marston.

Results

Oxford Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/-
  Liberal Democrat 9 3 1 +2 36.0 31.4 12,081 +1.2
  Labour 10 1 5 -4 40.0 30.1 11,581 +2.1
  Green 5 1 0 +1 20.0 20.8 8,002 +0.4
  Independent Working Class 1 1 0 +1 4.0 4.0 1,538 +0.4
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 12.0 4,626 -5.6
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.12 431 +0.29
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0 0.55 213 +0.55

Note: two Independents stood in 2006, compared with three in 2004.

The total number of seats on the Council after the election was:

Nomination form controversy

The Oxford University Conservative Association President-Elect was the Conservative candidate in the Holywell ward. His candidacy was embroiled in controversy in late April when some of his nominators alleged that they had not signed his nomination forms, thus meaning that their signatures had been forged. An investigation was launched by Police and, as of 24 May, is still ongoing.

Several local and student newspapers launched their own investigations. The full list of Steel's supposed nominators were a seletion of students of the University of Oxford, some of whom were officers of the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA). A number of those officers subsequently complained to Oxford City Council that they had not signed the papers.

Results by ward

Map of the Oxford Wards

Barton and Sandhills

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christopher Scanlan 657 39.8 +3.3
Labour Michael McAndrews 570 34.6 +4.1
Conservative Prudence Dailey 239 14.5 -6.5
Independent Working Class James Craft 102 6.2 +6.2
Green Raymond Hitchins 81 4.9 -6.0
Turnout 1,656 35.4 +4.3

Blackbird Leys

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rae Humberstone 579 48.4 -1.6
Independent Working Class Maurice Leen 519 43.4 +14.2
Liberal Democrat Ian Bearder 69 5.8 -3.1
Green Tim Pizey 29 2.4 -0.4
Turnout 1,204 29.7 +1.5

Carfax

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Sushila Dhall 327 32.6 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Gabriel Grant 304 30.3 +1.6
Conservative Craig Aston 225 22.5 +10.9
Labour Josephine Salmon 146 14.6 -11.8
Turnout 1,009 24.9 -1.6

Churchill

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph McManners 597 46.4
Independent Working Class David Kent 297 23.1
Conservative Richard Lang 158 12.3
Liberal Democrat Thomas Wilkinson 150 11.7
Green Oliver Tickell 85 6.6
Turnout 1,296 28.2 -0.7

Cowley

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Shah Khan 627 37.6
Labour Mumtaz Fareed 534 32.0
Green Martin Juckes 294 17.6
Respect Philippa Whittaker 213 12.8
Turnout 1,680 39.1 +1.3

Cowley Marsh

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Abbasi 513 37.8
Liberal Democrat Anthony Brett 404 29.8
Green Alyson Duckmanton 251 18.5
Conservative Judith Harley 188 13.9
Turnout 1,365 33.1 -3.6

Headington

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Rundle 948 58.8
Conservative Duncan Hatfield 285 17.7
Labour Ruth Najeme 216 13.4
Green Matthew Ledbury 162 10.1
Turnout 1,617 38.3 -5.9

Headington Hill and Northway

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Altaf-Khan 506 34.3
Labour Maureen Christian 451 30.6
Conservative Julian Wheatland 388 26.3
Green Katherine Wedell 130 8.8
Turnout 1,483 35.2 +1.4

Hinksey Park

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Price 882 48.8
Green Lilian Sherwood 543 30.0
Conservative Simon Mort 221 12.2
Liberal Democrat Martin Herben 161 8.9
Turnout 1,817 41.0 -3.3

Holywell

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Richard Huzzey 564 48.7
Green Matthew Morton 276 23.9
Conservative Charlie Steel 165 14.3
Labour Anneliese Dodds 152 13.1
Turnout 1,179 29.2 -3.9

Iffley Fields

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Arthur Williams 890 55.5
Labour Mohammed Nawaz 514 32.0
Liberal Democrat Bernard Gowers 200 12.5
Turnout 1,617 40.1 -5.8

Jericho and Osney

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susanna Pressel 1100 49.5 +5.5
Liberal Democrat John Ballance 704 31.7 +4.4
Green Sarah Pethybridge 265 11.9 -10.0
Conservative Nicola Blackwood 154 6.9 -0.2
Turnout 2,235 45.3 -0.8

Littlemore

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gillian Sanders 650 48.4
Conservative Michael Davis 319 23.7
Liberal Democrat John Wilde 201 15.0
Green Margaret Oakenby 174 12.9
Turnout 1,357 30.7 +0.7

Lye Valley

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sabir Mirza 659 44.4
Liberal Democrat Nathan Pyle 638 43.0
Green Susan Heeks 188 12.7
Turnout 1,501 31.3 -1.6

Marston

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Clarkson 944 43.3
Liberal Democrat Charles Haynes 717 32.9
Independent Michael Haines 398 18.2
Green Meena Dhanda 123 5.6
Turnout 2,196 49.6 +3.3

North

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Armitage 663 49.0
Green Leopold Keyes 299 22.1
Conservative Robin Aitken 235 17.4
Labour Matthew Pennycook 157 11.6
Turnout 1,360 32.8 -6.2

Northfield Brook

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Working Class Jane Lacey 620 48.6 +20.9
Labour Carole Roberts 502 39.4 -15.3
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Morlin 91 7.1 -5.9
Green Susan Tibbles 62 4.9 +3.2
Turnout 1,284 30.8 +0.5

Quarry and Risinghurst

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Delia Sinclair 789 39.2
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Coats 699 34.7
Conservative John Young 354 17.6
Green Judith Chipchase 173 8.6
Turnout 2,027 44.9 -1.1

Rose Hill and Iffley

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Antonia Bance 727 48.5
Liberal Democrat Christopher Bones 343 22.9
Conservative Timothy Benjamin 230 15.3
Green Simon Brook 199 13.3
Turnout 1,509 36.9 -2.3

St Clement's

Note: the top two candidates were elected;

vote percentage and swing for parties, not candidates

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Mary-Jane Sareva 645 Green
Green Nuala Young 574 48.1
Liberal Democrat Mark Whittaker 339 Lib Dem
Liberal Democrat Andrew MacGregor 310 25.6
Labour Kate Pounds 189 Lab
Labour Laurence Baxter 183 14.7
Conservative Stuart Hand 154 Con
Conservative Carolyn Holter 141 11.6
Turnout 1,268 25.4 -8.5

Because both seats were up for election each voter had two votes (i.e. plurality-at-large voting). Turnout has been estimated by halving the number of votes cast.

St Margaret's

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat James Campbell 882 50.0
Green Christopher Goodall 491 27.8
Conservative Robert Porter 296 16.8
Labour Bruce Russell 95 5.4
Turnout 1,769 42.9 +4.2

St Mary's

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Craig Simmons 689 66.5
Liberal Democrat Michael Tait 173 16.7
Labour Daniel Simpson 141 13.6
Independent Pathmanathan Mylvaganam 33 3.2
Turnout 1,056 25.3 -8.1

Summertown

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jean Fooks 820 42.3
Green Malcolm Lee 574 29.6
Conservative Raoul Cerratti 400 20.6
Labour Christopher Weaver 146 7.5
Turnout 1,945 41.2 -3.4

Wolvercote

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Goddard 911 45.4
Green Sheila Cameron 478 23.8
Conservative Kenneth Bickers 474 23.6
Labour Michael Taylor 145 7.2
Turnout 2,018 45.0 -4.5

Party Share of Vote Maps

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Sources

See also

Preceded by
Oxford City Council election, 2004
Oxford Council elections Succeeded by
Oxford City Council election, 2008

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