Bath and North East Somerset local elections

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The council chamber in the Guildhall, Bath

Bath and North East Somerset Council is elected every four years, the last election being 2011 and the next due in 2015. The first election was in 1995, creating a shadow authority which ran in parallel with existing councils until taking power in April 1996.[1]

The current council composes of 65 councillors, 32 from Bath, 6 each from the Norton Radstock and Keynsham areas, and 21 others.[2]

Political control[edit]

No overall control 1995 – present.

The number of councillors by party was:

Party 2011[3] 2007[2] 2003[4] 1999[5]
Conservative Party 29 -3 31 +5 26 +10 16
Labour Party 5 = 5 -1 6 -11 17
Liberal Democrats 29 +3 26 -3 29 -1 30
Independent 2 = 2 -2 4 +4 0
Independent Labour 0 = 0 -2 2
No party 0 -1 1 +1 0 = 0
NOC (Con/LD Joint 1st) NOC (Con 1st) NOC (LD 1st) NOC (LD 1st)

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Abbey By-Election 17 July 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 643 45.0 -0.5
Conservative 561 39.2 +6.1
Labour 166 11.6 -6.7
Green 60 4.2 +4.2
Majority 82 5.8
Turnout 1,430 31.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Weston By-Election 19 February 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 867 45.4 -5.5
Conservative 841 44.1 +17.8
Labour 151 7.9 -8.9
Green 27 1.4 -4.5
Council Tenants against sell off 22 1.2 +1.2
Majority 26 1.3
Turnout 1,908 46.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Lansdown By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 777 52.1 -5.2
Liberal Democrat 517 34.7 +2.8
Labour 101 6.8 -3.9
Green 96 6.4 +6.4
Majority 260 17.4
Turnout 1,491 39.9
Conservative hold Swing
Bathavon North By-Election 12 October 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 993 50.5 -2.9
Liberal Democrat 699 35.6 +6.5
Labour 273 13.9 -3.7
Majority 294 14.9
Turnout 1,965 34.5
Conservative hold Swing
Lansdown By-Election 11 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 667 56.1 -1.2
Liberal Democrat 417 35.1 +3.2
Green 62 5.2 +5.2
Labour 42 3.5 -7.2
Majority 250 21.0
Turnout 1,188 31.6
Conservative hold Swing
Walcot By-Election 11 July 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 478 36.9 -1.9
Conservative 386 29.8 +4.4
Labour 276 21.3 +0.0
Green 116 9.0 +9.0
Other 39 3.0 +3.0
Majority 92 7.1
Turnout 1,295 29.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob Clements (10 May 1995). The local elections of 4 May 1995. House of Commons Library. Research Paper 95/59. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Local Election – Thursday, 3rd May, 2007". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 5th May, 2011". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 1st May, 2003". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Local Election – Thursday, 6th May, 1999". Bath & North East Somerset Council. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 

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