Posted by: iainduncani | May 6, 2011

Southampton Council Election Summary

I couldn’t find a good summary of the Southampton council elections for the last few years. All of the data is on the council website with this years results here and past results here.

Southampton’s council elections work by electing one third of the 48 councillors at each election so to get a view of the makeup of the council you have to look at three election results and to see which seats were up for grabs this time you have to go back to the 2007 election. Therefore I’ve collated all that information in the table below, I’ve highlighted the seats that changed hands this election:

Seat 2007 2008 2010 2011
Bargate Labour Conservative Labour Labour
Basset Conservative Conservative Conservative Conservative
Bevois Labour Labour Labour Labour
Bitterne Labour Conservative Labour Labour
Bitterne Park Conservative Conservative Conservative Conservative
Coxford Labour Conservative Labour Labour
Freemantle Conservative Conservative Conservative Conservative
Harefield Conservative Conservative (x2) Conservative Conservative
Millbrook Conservative (x2) Conservative Labour Labour
Peartree Lib Dem Conservative Lib Dem Labour
Portswood Lib Dem Conservative Lib Dem Conservative
Redbridge Labour Conservative Labour Labour
Shirley Conservative Conservative Conservative Labour
Sholing Conservative Conservative Conservative Labour
Swaythling Conservative Conservative Lib Dem Conservative
Woolston Labour Labour Labour Labour
Totals
Conservative 9 15 6 6
Labour 6 2 7 10
Lib Dem 2 0 3 0

Note that in Millbrook in 2007 and Harefield 2008 two seats were up for grabs although neither for the full 4 year term so 1 of each of them got replaced in the future elections. This means the council now has 26 Conservative members, 19 Labour and 3 Lib Dems.

I found it interesting how the Tories actually gained seats from the Lib Dems as well as losing others to Labour.

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