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District elections 2006

18 seats were contested on 4 May 2006. The Liberal Democrats retained their 8 seats and gained a further 9 seats - 6 from Labour, 2 from Conservatives and 1 from Independents.

The Liberal Democrats gain overall control of South Lakeland District Council, the first time any one political party has had control since SLDC was established in 1974.


Kendal Castle Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,471

Candidate Party Votes
LAWSON, Sonia Liberal Democrat 612
ROBINSON, Enid Conservative 202

Lawson, Sonia was elected. (Liberal Democrat hold)

Kendal Far Cross Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,524

Candidate Party Votes
BUTTERFIELD, Simon Conservative 152
FARRELL, Enda Desmond Liberal Democrat 512
WRIGHT, Nicola Labour 32

FARRELL, Enda Desmond was elected (Liberal Democrat gain)

Kendal Fell Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,479

Candidate Party Votes
LITTLE, Paul Andrew Liberal Democrat 435
TOMLINSON, Jack Conservative 78
YATES, Robin Timothy Labour and Co-operative 179

LITTLE, Paul Andrew was elected. (Liberal Democrat gain)

Kendal Glebelands Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,474

Candidate Party Votes
EMMOTT, Sylvia Margaret Liberal Democrat 559
FLITCROFT, Pamela Mary Conservative 94
ROTHWELL, Robert Anthony Labour 138

EMMOTT, Sylvia Margaret was elected. (Liberal Democrat gain)

Kendal Heron Hill Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,626

Candidate Party Votes
NICHOLSON, Katherine Lucy Conservative 150
SHINE, Stephen Andy Liberal Democrat 649

SHINE, Stephen Andy was elected. (Liberal Democrat hold)

Kendal Highgate Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,350

Candidate Party Votes
GRAHAM, Clive Rodney Liberal Democrat 396
MOLLOY, Marilyn Labour 217
WRIGHT, Eric Harris Conservative 75

GRAHAM, Clive Rodney was elected. (Liberal Democrat hold)

Kendal Kirkland Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,356

Candidate Party Votes
BILLSON-PAGE, Andrew Save Westmorland Hospital Group 30
CARTMELL, Lucia Margaret Elizabeth Conservative 43
COCKER, Robert Wallace Liberal Democrat 345
DOBSON, Avril Labour 109

COCKER, Robert Wallace was elected. (Liberal Democrat gain)

Kendal Mintsfeet Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,649

Candidate Party Votes
BLAMIRE, Nigel Independent 189
COATES, Andrew Conservative 129
MURFIN, Gwendoline Liberal Democrat 479

MURFIN, Gwendoline was elected. (Liberal Democrat hold)

Kendal Nether Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,425

Candidate Party Votes
BRAITHWAITE, Paul Michael Labour 182
FEENEY-JOHNSON, Clare Liberal Democrat 471
MACKIE, Melvin Conservative 62

FEENEY-JOHNSON, Clare was elected. (Liberal Democrat gain)

Kendal Oxenholme Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,822

Candidate Party Votes
BILLSON-PAGE, Anna Naomi Save Westmorland Hospital Group 28
BROOK, Jonathan Richard Liberal Democrat 626
BYROM, Nigel Ronald Independent 62
FAWCETT, Keith Labour 31
ROBSON, Geoffrey Archibald Conservative 99

BROOK, Jonathan Richard was elected. (Liberal Democrat hold)

Kendal Parks Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,640

Candidate Party Votes
BRIGGS, Jonathan Green Party 35
EDGAR, Leonard Save Westmorland Hospital Group 46
JAMESON, Brendan Liberal Democrat 528
LEWIS, Olga Vyacheslavna Conservative 96

JAMESON, Brendan was elected. (Liberal Democrat hold)

Kendal Stonecross Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,593

Candidate Party Votes
LIDDLE, Richard Edwin Conservative 215
ROTHWELL, Jennifer Frances Labour 79
VINCENT, Graham Jeffrey Liberal Democrat 643

VINCENT, Graham Jeffrey was elected. (Liberal Democrat hold)

Kendal Strickland Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,696

Candidate Party Votes
COLEMAN, Stephen John Liberal Democrat 671
GRAHAM, Helen Conservative 116
KIDD, Mark Labour 110

COLEMAN, Stephen John was elected. (Liberal Democrat gain)

Kendal Underley Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,494

Candidate Party Votes
BATTESON, Charles Henry Save Westmorland Hospital Group 46
CURRY, Robert James Liberal Democrat 488
JOWETT, Martyn Geoffrey Labour 141
WILLIAMS, David Lewis Conservative 59

CURRY, Robert James was elected. (Liberal Democrat gain)

Kirkby Lonsdale Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,885

Candidate Party Votes Elected Notes
FOOT, Jennifer Judith Liberal Democrat 388    
READ, Rodger Conservative 531 Yes Conservative hold

READ, Rodger was elected. (Conservative hold)

Lakes Ambleside Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 2,862

Candidate Party Votes Elected Notes
CURWEN, John Henry Conservative 452    
EARNSHAW, David Harold Liberal Democrat 1,018 Yes Liberal Democrat hold

EARNSHAW, David Harold was elected. (Liberal Democrat hold)

Lakes Grasmere Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 1,148

Candidate Party Votes
HOLDEN, Thomas Leonard Conservative 181
REES, Vivienne June Cassandra Liberal Democrat 433

REES, Vivienne June Cassandra was elected. (Liberal Democrat gain)

Sedbergh Ward

Seats: 1 Electorate: 2,802

Candidate Party Votes
STEPHENSON, Craig David Liberal Democrat 878
WILSON, David William Conservative 741

STEPHENSON, Craig David was elected. (Liberal Democrat gain)

SLDC political balance

 SLDC Political Balance Conservative  Labour Liberal Democrat Independent Total
Prior to 4 May 2006  20  8 22 2  52
New total
 18  2  31 1

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