Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council election, 2012

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The 2012 Basingstoke and Deane Council election was held on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in Hampshire, England. 21 out of 60 seats were up for reelection; Popley East had two council seats up for reelection. The Conservative Party retained control of the council with 32 out of 60 seats, losing one seat to the Labour Party in Buckskin and losing another seat in Bramley and Sherfield to an Independent. Labour overtook the Liberal Democrats to become the largest opposition party and won two seats from them in Brighton Hill South and Brookvale and Kings Furlong.

Election result[edit]

Basingstoke and Deane local election result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 32 0 2 -2 53.3 44.6 12,904
  Labour 14 3 0 +3 23.3 29.0 8,388
  Liberal Democrat 11 0 2 -2 18.3 16.6 4,890
  Independent 3 1 0 +1 5 7.1 2,045
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 2.6 755
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.1 38

Ward results[edit]

Basing[edit]

Basing
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sven Godesen 1676 73.2
Labour Stephen Drake 321 14.0
Liberal Democrat Barbara Cummins 290 12.7
Turnout 2287
Conservative hold Swing

Baughurst and Tadley North[edit]

Baughurst and Tadley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mike Bound 645 43.4
Conservative Robert Tate 636 42.8
Labour David Carr 205 13.8
Turnout 1486
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Bramley and Sherfield[edit]

Bramley and Sherfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Chris Tomblin 776 51.9
Conservative Rhydiain Vaughn 603 40.4
Labour Nigel Pierce 115 7.7
Turnout 1494
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Brighton Hill South[edit]

Brighton Hill South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Eyre 484 41.3
Liberal Democrat Kevin Harkness 338 28.9
UKIP David Watson 168 14.3
Conservative John Downes 143 12.2
Green Christopher Appleby 38 3.2
Turnout 1171
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Brookvale and Kings Furlong[edit]

Brookvale and Kings Furlong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Cousens 541 38.6
Liberal Democrat Doris Jones 433 30.9
Conservative Rebecca Sanders 222 15.8
UKIP Alan Stone 205 14.6
Turnout 1401
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Buckskin[edit]

Buckskin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tony Jones 506 43.6
Conservative Stephen Reid 454 39.1
Independent Ray Dobing 159 13.7
Liberal Democrat Thomas Mitchell 43 3.7
Turnout 1162
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Chineham[edit]

Chineham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elaine Still 900 46.9
Independent Jo Walke 735 38.3
Labour Ann Chapman 183 9.5
Liberal Democrat Liam Elvish 100 5.2
Turnout 1918
Conservative hold Swing

Hatch Warren and Beggarwood[edit]

Hatch Warren and Beggarwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dan Putty 914 58.0
Labour Carl Reader 253 16.0
Liberal Democrat Ruth Day 214 13.6
UKIP John Kearney 196 12.4
Turnout 1577
Conservative hold Swing

Kempshott[edit]

Kempshott
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne Court 71.1
Labour Walter McCormick 361 19.8
Liberal Democrat Stav O'Doherty 165 9.1
Turnout 1822
Conservative hold Swing

Kingsclere[edit]

Kingsclere
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Cathy Osselton 823 68.9
Labour John Rodway 372 31.1
Turnout 1195
Conservative hold Swing

Norden[edit]

Norden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Harvey 1100 72.2
Conservative Kenneth Rhatigan 272 17.8
Liberal Democrat Louise Hall 160 10.4
Turnout 1532
Labour hold Swing

Oakley and North Waltham[edit]

Oakley and North Waltham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Diane Taylor 1422 74.0
Labour Barnaby Wheller 322 16.8
Liberal Democrat Robert Cooper 177 9.2
Turnout 1921
Conservative hold Swing

Pamber and Silchester[edit]

Pamber and Silchester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Gardiner 837 59.7
Independent Steve Spillane 375 26.7
Labour Terry Price 190 13.6
Turnout 1402
Conservative hold Swing

Popley East[edit]

Popley East had two seats up for re-election due to a vacancy. Thus, unlike the other wards, it elected councillors with plurality at-large voting rather than first past the post. If the top candidate method is used to gauge the number of votes for party (i.e. assuming the number of votes in support of a party is equal to the number of votes for its most popular candidate) instead of the raw vote, then the party's vote shares are: Labour 72.3%, Conservatives 16.2% and Liberal Democrats 11.4%.

Popley East (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vivien Washbourne 651 39.6
Labour David Potter 607 36.9
Conservative Richard Court 146 8.9
Conservative Laura Edwards 139 8.4
Liberal Democrat Michael Berwick-Gooding 103 6.3
Turnout 1646 (by 879 voters)
Labour hold Swing

Popley West[edit]

Popley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Frankum 632 76.1
Conservative Paul Watts 142 17.1
Liberal Democrat Steven Whitechurch 56 6.7
Turnout 830
Labour hold Swing

Rooksdown[edit]

Rooksdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Cherrett 246 58.0
Labour Alice James 119 28.1
Liberal Democrat Richard Whitechurch 30 7.1
UKIP Ann Williams 29 6.8
Turnout 424
Conservative hold Swing

Sherbourne St John[edit]

Sherbourne St John
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Leek 494 76.6
Labour Lydia Massey 90 14.0
Liberal Democrat Janice Spalding 61 9.5
Turnout 645
Conservative hold Swing

South Ham[edit]

South Ham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Regan 977 56.2
Conservative Jim Holder 328 18.9
Liberal Democrat Madeline Hussey 277 15.9
UKIP Duncan Stone 157 9.0
Turnout 1739
Labour hold Swing

Tadley South[edit]

Tadley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Leeks 685 61.7
Liberal Democrat Jo Slimin 231 20.8
Labour Peter McCann 195 17.6
Turnout 1111
Conservative hold Swing

Whitchurch[edit]

Whitchurch
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Eric Dunlop 791 53.4
Conservative Ian Green 526 35.5
Labour Nuria Pett 164 11.1
Turnout 1481
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


Preceded by
Basingstoke and Deane Council election, 2011
Basingstoke and Deane local elections Succeeded by
Basingstoke and Deane Council election, 2014