2008 Portsmouth City Council election

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The 2008 Portsmouth City Council election took place on Thursday 1 May 2008 to elect members of Portsmouth City Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council (14 seats) was up for election using the first-past-the-post voting system. The Conservatives won a majority of the seats being contested, while the council remained in no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was:[1]

Election result[edit]

NB: All comparisons are to the 2004 local elections, at which the same tranche of seats were contested.

Portsmouth Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 3 0 +3 57.1 44.3 19,182 +6.3
  Liberal Democrat 6 0 2 -1 42.9 35.3 15,294 -4.0
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 13.2 5,726 -7.5
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 1,821 +4.2
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 551 +1.3
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 507 -0.1
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 175 +0.4
  Senate Party 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 57 +0.1

Ward results[edit]

NB: All comparisons are to the 2004 local elections, at which the same tranche of seats were contested.

Baffins
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jim Fleming 1,494 41.2 +8.4
Liberal Democrat Michael Andrewes 1,463 40.7 -5.9
Labour Victoria Fry 293 8.1 -3.7
English Democrat Alan Wakeford 205 5.7 +5.7
Green Sarah Coote 156 4.5 -4.3
Majority 31 0.8
Turnout 3,625 34.7 -2.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing 7.2% LD to Con
Central Southsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Ireland 1,296 40.9 +1.9
Conservative Massoud Esmaili 1,024 32.3 -2.6
Labour John Ferrett 313 9.8 -16.3
Green Betty Burns 247 7.8 +7.8
Independent John Molyneux 159 5.0 +5.0
Independent Alan Evens 113 3.6 +3.6
Majority 272 8.6 +4.5
Turnout 3,167 33.0 -6.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 2.3% Con to LD
Charles Dickens
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Margaret Foster 1,046 45.0 -7.4
Conservative Stephen Rogers 496 21.3 +4.4
Labour Keith Crabbe 426 18.3 -12.4
English Democrat David Farley 182 7.8 +7.8
Independent Lee Sprake 172 7.4 +7.4
Majority 550 23.7 +2.0
Turnout 2,327 23.6 -3.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 5.9% LD to Con
Copnor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Hey 1,434 47.6 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Phil Smith 923 30.7 +2.2
Labour Terence O'Brien 355 11.8 -10.3
English Democrat David Knight 294 9.8 +9.8
Majority 511 16.9 -4.0
Turnout 3,011 30.8 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing 2.0% Con to LD
Cosham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence Henderson 1,749 56.1 +12.0
Labour Andrew Silvester 657 21.3 -13.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Webb 371 12.1 -9.4
English Democrat David Ward 241 7.8 +7.8
Senate Party Stephen Holland 57 1.9 +1.9
Majority 1,092 34.8 +25.2
Turnout 3,079 31.5 -5.6
Conservative hold Swing 12.6% Lab to Con
Drayton and Farlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steve Wemyss 2,532 60.1 +13.4
Liberal Democrat Patrick Whittle 1,115 26.5 -15.9
Labour Peter Lipscombe 297 7.1 -3.9
English Democrat Clive Percy 258 6.1 +6.1
Majority 1,417 33.6 +29.3
Turnout 4,213 42.5 -5.5
Conservative hold Swing 14.7% LD to Con
Eastney and Craneswater
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Cheryl Buggy 1,559 46.7 +1.1
Conservative Gerry Oldfield 1,545 46.3 +8.5
Labour Geoff Wade 220 6.7 -2.6
Majority 14 0.4 -7.4
Turnout 3,337 36.4 -3.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 3.7% LD to Con
Fratton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Fuller 1,326 55.6 +2.5
Conservative Angus Ross 623 26.4 +4.6
Labour Simon Bramwell 221 9.3 -5.4
English Democrat Piers Goodwin 205 8.6 +8.6
Majority 703 29.5 -1.8
Turnout 2,383 24.8 -4.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 1.1% LD to Con
Hilsea
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Donna Jones 1,804 60.7 +9.4
Labour Michelle Treacher 562 18.9 -7.4
Liberal Democrat Fred Holliday 357 12.0 -10.3
English Democrat Matthew Clark 243 8.2 +8.2
Majority 1,242 41.8 +8.7
Turnout 2,973 30.4 -2.7
Conservative hold Swing 8.4% Lab to Con
Milton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sarah Dinenage 1,835 48.1 +17.2
Liberal Democrat Alexander Bentley 1,584 41.8 -11.0
Labour Ken Ferrett 215 5.6 -10.7
UKIP Robbie Robinson 175 4.6 +4.6
Majority 251 6.3
Turnout 3,819 39.9 +3.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing 14.1% LD to Con
Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Williams 844 31.3 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Paul Miles-Knight 785 29.1 +3.0
Labour Sarah Cook 766 28.4 -11.5
English Democrat Kevin Baker 193 7.2 +7.2
Green Calum Kennedy 104 3.9 +3.9
Majority 59 2.2
Turnout 2,694 27.2 -0.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 4.4% Lab to Con
Paulsgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Blake 1,236 50.2 +9.9
Labour Graham Heaney 963 39.3 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Matthew Winnington 251 10.2 -9.5
Majority 273 11.1 +10.8
Turnout 2,461 25.5 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing 5.3% Lab to Con
St Jude
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Hugh Mason 1,265 46.6 -3.3
Conservative Terry Judkins 1,153 42.5 +2.9
Labour Alwin Oliver 184 6.8 -3.7
Independent Mark Austin 107 3.9 +3.9
Majority 112 4.1 -6.2
Turnout 2,714 33.1 -2.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 3.1% LD to Con
St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Paula Riches 1,442 46.1 -0.2
Conservative Sandra Stockdale 1,413 45.2 +2.6
Labour John Spiegelhalter 254 8.1 -3.0
Majority 29 0.9 -2.8
Turnout 3,128 32.7 -6.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 1.2% LD to Con

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Political composition of the council". Portsmouth.gov.uk. Retrieved 30 November 2011.

Portsmouth City Council - 2008 local election results


Preceded by
2007 Portsmouth City Council election
Portsmouth City Council elections Succeeded by
2010 Portsmouth City Council election