Friday, May 06, 2011

Election results 5 May 2011

These are the elected councillors:
SWANAGE TOWN COUNCIL

South Swanage

Turnout: 48.1%
Mike Bonfield (Con) 1189
Angelo Wiggins (Con) 1118
Alison Patrick (Con) 1023
Mike Pratt (Con) 1003
Ian Brown (Con) 976
Steve Poultney (Con) 953
Cherry Bartlett (Lab) 911

Not elected:
Judith Taylor (Con) 892
Avril Harris (Lab) 750
Rupert Roker (Lab) 749
Mike Hadley (Lib D) 728

North Swanage
Turnout: 54.37%
Bill Trite (Con) 1175
Gary Suttle (Con) 1108
Gloria Marsh (Con) 1099
Cindy Harris (Con) 956
Mike Whitwam (Con) 912

Not elected:
Peter Clark (Lib Dem) 580
Elizabeth Clarke (Lib Dem) 493
Lorrie Harding (Lab) 376
Max Stanford (Lab) 336

SWANAGE PURBECK DISTRICT COUNCILLORS


South Swanage
Turnout: 37.9%
Mike Pratt (Con) 1123
Not elected:
Rupert Roker (Lab) 629
Mike Hadley (Lib Dem) 518
Leigh Van de Zande (Lab) 318

North Swanage

Turnout: 53.9%
Bill Trite (Con) 1192
Not elected:
Elizabeth Clarke (Lib Dem) 340
Harding (Lab) 285

14 comments:

Baggy said...

Do you have the turnout stats?

I don't think anyone should comment on here if they didn't vote - or maybe everyone did?!

Anonymous said...

Turn out stats are there.

The Postman said...

The stats weren't there before, but I put them on later: was a tad tired at 8.30 am after an all-night count

Anonymous said...

Bad luck Mike, and many thanks for your past service.

Sincerely,

Tory Voter

Anonymous said...

All I will say is (as a political comentator quoted) the libdems have played both the right and left these last few years and now got what they deserve.

Anonymous said...

..but what does national politics have to do with local individuals doing their best for the community?

Baggy said...

"..but what does national politics have to do with local individuals doing their best for the community?"

So true. I voted for the councillor, not the party.

Anonymous said...

Strange in a town consisting mainly of people who have taken a conscious decision to come and live here that so many of the candidates used their election addresses to emphasise that either born here or had lived here for a very long time. At least there are some younger faces round the table now.

Anonymous said...

"..but what does national politics have to do with local individuals doing their best for the community?"

Stand as an independant then, simples! MH nailed his colours to the libdems he lives or dies (pun) by their national policies and performance.

As I said stand with no party colours and see how it goes.

David Furmage said...

Not much stance as a independent really in my opinion considering Swanage is a conservative strong hold.

Anonymous said...

Not much stance as a independent really in my opinion considering Swanage is a conservative strong hold.

My point so if a person nails his/her colours they might NOT get re/elected it does not matter if they were nice or good. its a tribal thing.

Anonymous said...

Something called the Poole Peoples Party won three seats on their council demonstrating that it is possible to escape the main party's stranglehold.

Anonymous said...

Whatever colour they are, it makes not a jot of difference to Swanage Town Council. They have no power. They are all bound by external policies and laws and general apathy in the town. You may as well have said you were Tory just to get in, just like the real Tories do. It's just a meaningless label.

David Furmage said...

Well at end of the day anyone into politics has to be good at acting. Cos that's what they are actors who follow a script. Thou good on the people who do become part of the machine. You do yourselves proud;);)