Coventry local elections

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One third of Coventry City Council in the West Midlands, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 54 councillors have been elected from 18 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
Labour 1973 - 1978
Conservative 1978 - 1979
Labour 1979 - 2003
No overall control 2003 - 2006
Conservative 2006 - 2008
No overall control 2008 - 2010
Labour 2010–present

Council elections[edit]

Overview[edit]

Year Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats Socialist Independent
2012 11 43 0 0 0
2011 17 35 1 1 0
2010 22 30 1 1 0
2008 27 24 1 2 0
2007 28 23 1 2 0
2006 29 19 2 3 1
2004 27 22 3 2 0
2003 23 26 2 3 0
2002 19 31 1 3 0

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Foleshill By-Election 6 June 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,674 49.0
Conservative 953 27.9
Militant Labour 535 15.6
Liberal Democrat 255 7.5
Majority 721 21.1
Turnout 3,417 28.9
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Henley By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 4,801 63.7 -7.2
Conservative 1,600 21.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrat 1,136 15.1 +4.8
Majority 3,201 42.5
Turnout 7,537 62.0
Labour hold Swing
Wainbody By-Election 13 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,741 61.8 +11.9
Labour 673 23.9 -7.8
Liberal Democrat 360 12.8 -5.6
Socialist Alliance 44 1.6 +1.6
Majority 1,068 37.9
Turnout 2,818 22.2
Conservative hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Cheylesmore By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,998 46.9 -5.2
Conservative 2,146 33.6 -23.2
Liberal Democrat 987 15.5 +13.9
Unknown 257 4.0 +4.0
Majority 852 13.3
Turnout 6,388
Labour hold Swing
Radford By-Election 20 September 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Skipper 873 53.5 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Peter Simpson 442 27.1 +11.8
Conservative Gary Ridley 316 19.4 -8.4
Majority 431 26.4
Turnout 1,631 13.0
Labour hold Swing

2001-2011[edit]

Lower Stoke By-Election 6 October 2011[5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine Elizabeth Miks 1366 53.9 -3.3
Conservative Jaswant Singh Birdi 563 22.2 -0.1
Socialist Alternative Robert McArdle 254 10.0 +3.6
BNP Keith Oxford 149 5.9 +0.2
Green Laura Vesty 114 4.5 -3.2
Liberal Democrat Mark Edward Widdop 79 3.1 N/A
Majority 803 31.7
Turnout 2532 18.51
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coventry City Council". Coventry City Council. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Coventry". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Coventry council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Tony's win keeps Labour hold". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 2001-09-21. p. 5. 
  5. ^ "Notice of By-election". Coventry City Council. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  6. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated". Coventry City Council. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  7. ^ "Statement of results". Coventry City Council. 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 

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