LCC Elections 2009 - Fylde Results
All the candidates in this election had to work hard. It's not easy getting round something like 9,000 households with
leaflets, let alone having time to speak with people on the doorstep. If you spent only 3 minutes with each household, it would need 2,250 man hours to get round a ward. (That's about 40 man-weeks using 8 hour days). So it *is* hard work, and all
the candidates deserve
credit for effort.
But on a sunny day yesterday, the voters made their choice, the votes were counted this morning, and we bring our readers the results this afternoon.
The overall story is mixed. Of six seats on the County Council, the
Conservatives lost two, Liberal Democrats gained one. independents Gained one. Two seats (independent and a conservative) were unchanged. The full results are.
- FYLDE EAST - (Kirkham, Wesham, Treales and Newton).
Electorate 10,585. Turnout 42.95%
- Dennis Davenport (Lab) 317
- Liz Oades (Ind) 2,594
- Simon Renwick (Con) 1,607
- FYLDE SOUTH - (Freckleton, Warton. Wrea Green).
Electorate 8,916 Turnout 39.66%
- Anne Fielding (LibDem) 266
- Kiran Mulholland (Ind) 665
- Louis Rigby (Ind) 909
- Paul Rigby (Con) 1,452
- Bill Taylor (Lab) 228
- FYLDE WEST - (Elswick, Little Eccleston, Singleton, Greenhalgh, Staining, Weeton, Westby, and Park ward in St Annes).
Electorate 10,016 42.63%
- John Graddon (LibDem) 463
- Paul Hayhurst (Ind) 1,761
- Anthony Lambert (Lab) 295
- Janet Wardell (Con) 1,738
- LYTHAM - (Fylde Borough wards of St Johns, Clifton and Ansdell).
Electorate 10,338 Turnout 41.15%
- Tom Armer (LibDem) 528
- Tim Ashton (Con) 2,092
- Ken Hopwood (Ind) 1,196
- Janet Sherwood (Lab) 417
- ST ANNES NORTH - (Fylde Borough wards of Kilnhouse, St Leonards and Ashton).
Electorate 10,578 Turnout 42.36%
- Karen Buckley (Con) 1,502
- Howard Henshaw (LibDem) 2,049
- Peter Stephenson (Lab) 296
- Bill Whitehead (UKIP) 614
- ST ANNES SOUTH - (Fylde Borough wards of Central, Heyhouses and Fairhaven).
Electorate 10,711 Turnout 39.66%
- Frederick Booth (BNP) 175
- Fabian Craig-Wilson (Con) 1,618
- Karen Henshaw (LibDem) 1,353
- Brenda Lambers (Lab) 297
- Richard Whitehead (UKIP) 539
Analysis and comment on the implications of these results will follow shortly.
Dated: 5 May 2009