Allerdale Borough Council elections

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Allerdale Borough Council in Cumbria, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 1999, 56 councillors have been elected from 31 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1991
Labour 1991 - 2003
No overall control 2003 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Ellen By-Election 6 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 207 42.0
Liberal Democrat 148 30.0
Independent 138 28.0
Majority 59 12.0
Turnout 493 31.0
Labour hold Swing
Salterbeck By-Election 6 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 537 89.6
Liberal Democrat 62 10.4
Majority 475 79.2
Turnout 599 30.0
Labour hold Swing
Broughton By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 489 88.6
Conservative 63 11.4
Majority 426 77.2
Turnout 552 42.0
Labour hold Swing
Moorclose By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 525 59.7 -9.4
Liberal Democrat 355 40.3 +9.4
Majority 170 19.4
Turnout 880 29.0
Labour hold Swing
St Johns By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 436 53.4 -10.6
Conservative 381 46.6 +10.6
Majority 55 6.8
Turnout 817 23.5
Labour hold Swing
Stainburn By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 259 51.1 -3.0
Conservative 248 48.9 +3.0
Majority 11 2.2
Turnout 507 22.0
Labour hold Swing
Keswick By-Election 26 March 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 648 45.7
Conservative 388 27.4
Labour 331 23.3
Independent 51 3.6
Majority 260 28.3
Turnout 1,418 34.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
St Michaels By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 658 74.2 +2.9
Conservative 229 25.8 +25.8
Majority 429 48.4
Turnout 887
Labour hold Swing
Salterbeck By-Election 27 August 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour unopposed
Labour hold Swing

1999-2003[edit]

Moorclose By-Election 1 July 1999 (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Minto 906
Labour Peter Bales 888
Labour Philip Tibble 770
Liberal Democrat John Morley 289
Liberal Democrat Mark Hayton 255
Liberal Democrat Bertha Wright 225
Conservative Simon Collins 220
Turnout 3,553 24
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Waver By-Election 20 September 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patrick Short 119 67.6 +67.6
Independent Gordon Hanning 57 32.4 -44.9
Majority 62 35.2
Turnout 176 12.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing

2003-2007[edit]

Solway By-Election 19 June 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Buchanan 274 57.3
Independent Dorothy Tinnion 87 18.2
Independent Janice Nott 69 14.4
Labour Mark Kidd 48 10.0
Majority 187 39.1
Turnout 478 36.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Wampool By-Election 1 April 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Moffat 308 69.7
Liberal Democrat Davis Black 96 21.7
Labour Christine Smith 38 8.6
Majority 212 48.0
Turnout 442 31.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Wharrels By-Election 18 August 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline Mounsey unopposed
Conservative hold Swing
Waver By-Election 8 September 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hunter 220 82.4 +82.4
Independent Charles Miles 47 17.6 -42.3
Majority 173 64.8
Turnout 267 18.8
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Marsh By-Election 3 November 2005[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vaughan Hodgson 213 61.9
Liberal Democrat Peter Barker 131 38.1
Majority 82 23.8
Turnout 344 26.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Dalton By-Election 24 November 2005[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Garrard 220 72.6
Labour Bill Bacon 83 27.4
Majority 137 45.2
Turnout 303 22.1
Conservative hold Swing

2007-2011[edit]

All Saints By-Election 5 June 2008[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Tyson 587 45.0 -1.8
Labour Christine Smith 536 41.1 -12.2
BNP Paul Stafford 99 7.6 +7.6
Green Helen Graham 58 4.4 +4.4
Independent Eddie Woodthorpe 25 1.9 +1.9
Majority 51 3.9
Turnout 1,305 36
Conservative hold Swing
Workington St John's By-Election 30 October 2008[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerald Humes 452 35.6 -14.7
Conservative Simon Collins 394 31.0 -18.7
BNP Clive Jefferson 257 20.2 +20.2
Independent John Bracken 113 8.9 +8.9
Green Alistair Grey 55 4.3 +4.3
Majority 58 4.6
Turnout 1,271 30.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Christchurch By-Election 19 August 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Swindells 466 66.1 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Roger Peck 131 18.6 +18.6
Green Bob Edwards 108 15.3 +15.3
Majority 335 47.5
Turnout 705 24.1
Conservative hold Swing

2011-2015[edit]

Keswick By-Election 1 September 2011[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Martin Pugmire 757 59.7
Labour Tony Lywood 448 35.3
Green Flic Crowley 63 5.0
Majority 309 24.4
Turnout 1,268 31.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News releases". Allerdale borough council. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Allerdale". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Borough elections results 2007". Allerdale Borough Council. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "By-Election in Waver". Allerdale Borough Council. 26 September 2001. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Election results 2003". Allerdale Borough Council. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Wampool ward election result". Allerdale Borough Council. 6 April 2004. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Borough elections results 2007". Allerdale borough council. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "John wins election for Tories". Cumbria Life. 23 September 2005. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Lib Dems lose Allerdale seat". News and Star. 9 November 2005. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Tories hold Dalton ward". Cumbria Life. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Elections 2011". Allerdale borough council. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Labour takes Tory ward in Workington election". The Whitehaven News. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "News releases". Allerdale borough council. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "Liberal Democrats make a comeback to Allerdale Council". Times & Star. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 

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