Barnsley local elections

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One third of the Barnsley metropolitan borough council in South Yorkshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes on 3 June 2004, councillors are elected from 21 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Brierley By-Election 20 March 1997[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Sykes 1,064 70.7
Conservative D Beaumont-Scofield 230 15.3
Liberal Democrat S Brooks 211 14.0
Majority 834 55.4
Turnout 1,505 21.0
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Worsbrough By-Election 5 March 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Rae 1,398 71.4 -17.0
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 331 16.9 +16.9
Liberal Democrat I Guest 151 7.7 +7.7
Conservative E Elders 79 4.0 +4.0
Majority 1,067 54.5
Turnout 1,959 25.5
Labour hold Swing
North West By-Election 18 February 1999[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Cawthorne 446 60.1 -6.8
Liberal Democrat J Ingram 125 16.8 +3.5
Conservative C Carrington 124 16.7 +0.0
Independent Labour D Wood 47 6.3 +6.3
Majority 321 43.3
Turnout 742 10.3
Labour hold Swing
South West By-Election 18 February 1999[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Hannaghan 380 43.5 -26.8
Conservative J Wilson 283 32.4 +9.3
Liberal Democrat D Hutton 210 24.1 +24.1
Majority 97 11.1
Turnout 873 12.0
Labour hold Swing
Wombwell North By-Election 18 February 1999[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat S Brook 678 54.4 +42.7
Labour J Stowe 516 41.4 -33.3
Socialist Alternative M Forster 28 2.2 -4.9
Conservative N Grace 25 2.0 -4.5
Majority 162 13.0
Turnout 1,247 24.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Hoyland East By-Election 29 July 1999[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Shepherd 626 72.0 +60.5
Liberal Democrat B Martin 150 17.2 -8.2
Conservative R Morrell 93 10.7 -5.3
Majority 476 54.8
Turnout 869 10.8
Labour hold Swing
South West By-Election 29 July 1999[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent S Birkinshaw 686 43.2 +43.2
Labour S Henshaw 407 25.6 +1.3
Liberal Democrat D Hutton 286 18.0 +4.2
Conservative J Wilson 210 13.2 -6.8
Majority 279 17.6
Turnout 1,589 21.3
Independent gain from Labour Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Dodworth By-Election 7 June 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Jenkinson 2,452 43.1 1.4
Liberal Democrat Anthony Conway 1,273 22.4 +10.9
Conservative George Hill 766 13.5 -0.5
Independent Michael Walsh 761 13.4 -2.9
Green Donald Jones 438 7.7 -9.1
Majority 1,179 20.7
Turnout 5,690 53.9
Labour hold Swing
Athersley By-Election 7 March 2002[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Newman 527 62.1 +3.4
Independent Jack Brown 187 22.0 -5.4
Liberal Democrat Jean Roberts 106 12.5 +2.8
Socialist Alliance James White 29 3.4 +3.4
Majority 340 40.1
Turnout 849 14.0
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Penistone West By-Election 13 July 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Marsh 897 50.3 +15.7
Labour Joseph Unsworth 558 31.3 +8.5
Green Lynda Pickersgill 328 18.4 +18.4
Majority 339 19.0
Turnout 1,783 21.4
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Worsborough By-Election 16 November 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Betty Barlow 615 37.0 -4.7
Independent 510 30.7 +9.5
BNP 310 18.6 +18.6
Liberal Democrat 137 8.2 -14.2
Respect 91 5.5 +5.5
Majority 105 6.3
Turnout 1,663 22.0
Labour hold Swing

2009-2013[edit]

St. Helen's By-Election 15 October 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Butterwood 1,520 59.8 +2.2
BNP Lisa Brooksbank 590 23.2 +6.6
Barnsley Independent Daniel Pickering 171 6.7 -11.9
UKIP Neil Robinson 94 3.7 +3.7
Conservative Clive Watkinson 83 3.5 -3.6
Liberal Democrat Eddie Gouthwaite 78 3.1 +3.1
Majority 930 36.6
Turnout 2,542 31.0
Labour hold Swing
St Helen's By-Election 13 October 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dave Leech 1,257 75.8 -3.6
BNP Danny Cooke 174 10.5 -1.6
English Democrats Kevin Riddiough 146 8.8 +8.8
Conservative Clive Watkinson 61 3.7 -4.9
Independent Edward Gouthwaite 21 1.3 +1.3
Majority 1,083 65.3 -2.0
Turnout 1,659 20.5 -7.6
Labour hold Swing
Royston Ward by-election, 10 October 2013[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caroline Makinson 1,143 67.39
UKIP James Johnson 393 23.17
Conservative Paul Buckley 100 5.89
English Democrats Justin Saxton 32 1.88
BNP Mark Baker 28 1.65
Majority 750 44.22
Turnout 1,696 20.10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council and Democracy Homepage". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Barnsley". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Barnsley council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Election results from: May 1979 to: May 2003". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  5. ^ "2001 Dodworth By-Election Results". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  6. ^ "2002 Local By-Election Results". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  7. ^ "Penistone West by-election results". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  8. ^ "Labour win by-election". Sheffield Star. 2006-11-17. 
  9. ^ "Labour fends off BNP to hold Barnsley". Local Government Chronicle. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  10. ^ Cotton, Mike (14 October 2011). "Labour secures easy victory in Athersley". Barnsley Chronicle. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  11. ^ https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/media/3104034/sopn_-_royston_byelection_10.10.2013.pdf

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