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Cannock Chase District Council election, 2011

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Cannock Chase District Council election, 2011

Elections to Cannock Chase District Council took place on 5 May 2011. This election was held on the same day as other local elections. A total of 15 councillors were elected from all of the council's wards as a third of the council was up for election.

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The Labour Party emerged as the largest party on the council, albeit short of the 21 seats required for an overall majority. They gained two seats, one from the Conservative Party and another from the Liberal Democrats. They also successfully held on to their seats won at the 2007 election and went on to form a minority administration following the election.

The Conservatives came a fairly close second in terms of vote share but won less than half the number of seats that Labour did. Despite losing a seat to Labour in Hednesford, they still managed a net gain of one seat thanks to winning two seats from the Liberal Democrats in Rawnsley and Rugeley.

The Liberal Democrats had won five seats at the previous election when these seats were last contested and were the largest party on the council with 17 seats. However their three-seat loss, combined with councillors who had defected to them not standing for re-election, meant that the Liberal Democrats became only the third largest party with 11 seats.

Also standing was one candidate from the British National Party and two candidates from The Chase Independent Party; none of these candidates were successful and so there remained only three parties represented on the council.

Council Composition

The composition of the council before the election can be found in the following table:

Ward results

Vote share changes are based on the results achieved by parties in 2007 when these seats were last contested.

References

Cannock Chase District Council election, 2011 Wikipedia


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