Bury Metropolitan Borough Council elections

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One third of Bury Metropolitan Borough Council in Greater Manchester, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 51 councillors have been elected from 17 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 1973–1975
Conservative 1975–1986
Labour 1986–1992
No overall control 1992–1995
Labour 1995–2006
No overall control 2006–2008
Conservative 2008–2010
No overall control 2010-2011
Labour 2011-present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Redvales By-Election 27 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,497 75.6
Conservative 376 19.0
Independent 106 5.4
Majority 1,121 56.6
Turnout 1,979
Labour hold Swing
Holyrood By-Election 22 June 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 960 52.1 -4.3
Labour 559 30.3 +5.9
Conservative 325 17.6 -1.6
Majority 401 21.8
Turnout 1,844 22.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Radcliffe South By-Election 7 June 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Cummings 2,473 55.8 +10.5
Conservative Peter Wright 1,360 37.7 -14.3
Liberal Democrat Mike Halsall 597 13.5 +3.8
Majority 1,113 18.1
Turnout 4,430 55.1
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe West By-Election 4 June 2009[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rishi Shori 879 30.7 -13.9
Conservative Samantha Davies 870 30.4 +3.1
BNP Jean Purdy 459 16.0 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Mike Halsall 429 15.0 +8.4
English Democrats Stephen Morris 228 8.0 +8.0
Majority 9 0.3
Turnout 2,865 35.1
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your Council". Bury Council. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Bury". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Bury Metropolitan Borough Council". *BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Tory John fails to oust David". Bolton Evening News. 2001-06-19. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Close victory for Labour in council by-election". Bury Times. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 

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