Crawley local elections

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One third of Crawley Borough Council in West Sussex, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 37 councillors have been elected from 15 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 - 2006
Conservative 2006
No overall control 2006 - 2007
Conservative 2007 - 2014
Labour 2014 - present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2004 election increasing the number of seats by 5, leading to the whole council being elected in that year.[3]

Year Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats UKIP
1992[4] 9 22 1 0
1994[5] 7 23 2 0
1995[6] 4 26 2 0
1996[7] 2 28 2 0
1998[8] 3 27 2 0
1999[9] 5 25 2 0
2000[10] 6 24 2 0
2002[11] 7 23 2 0
2003[12] 8 22 2 0
2004[3] 16 19 2 0
2006[13] 19 16 2 0
2007[14] 22 12 3 0
2008[15] 26 9 2 0
2010[16] 26 11 0 0
2011[2] 24 13 0 0
2012 21 16 0 0
2014 16 20 0 1

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[17] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Langley Green 28 November 1996 Labour Labour
West Green by-election 14 September 2000 Labour Labour
Pound Hill South 2 October 2003 Conservative Conservative
Northgate 15 October 2009 Liberal Democrat Labour
Tilgate 7 October 2010 Conservative Labour
Southgate 9 October 2014 UKIP Labour
Pound Hill South By-Election 2 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 548 51.3 -5.8
Labour 234 21.9 -3.9
Liberal Democrat Eddie Reay 210 19.7 +2.6
Green 76 7.1 +7.1
Majority 314 29.4
Turnout 1,068 19.8
Conservative hold Swing
Northgate By-Election 15 October 2009[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geraint Thomas 527 43.3 +19.0
Conservative Ryan Smith 446 36.7 +18.9
Liberal Democrat Darren Wise 230 18.9 -26.6
Justice Party Arshad Khan 13 1.1 -8.4
Majority 81 6.6
Turnout 1,216 31.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Tilgate By-Election 7 October 2010[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Lloyd 764 50.8 +15.2
Conservative Ray Ward 656 43.9 +2.8
UKIP Maurice Day 79 5.2 +5.2
Justice Party Arshad Khan 6 0.4 +0.4
Majority 108 6.9
Turnout 1,505 32 -7.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Southgate By-Election 9 October 2014[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Pickett 733 44.1 +9
Conservative Jan Tarrant 642 38.6 +6.1
UKIP Simon Darroch 277 16.7 -6.7
Justice Party Arshad Khan 10 0.6 +0.6
Majority 91 5.5
Turnout 1,662 25 -13.3
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors and Elections". Crawley Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ a b "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Crawley council". BBC News Online. 12 June 2004. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Local election results 1992". The Times. 9 May 1992. 
  5. ^ "Non Metropolitan Districts". The Times. 7 May 1994. 
  6. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. 
  7. ^ "Election Results Round-Up". The Times. 3 May 1996. 
  8. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16. 
  9. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. 8 May 1999. p. 48. 
  10. ^ "Crawley". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Crawley". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Local elections: Crawley". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Crawley". BBC News Online. 8 May 2007. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Crawley". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Crawley". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Labour wins Northgate by-election". Crawley Observer. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  19. ^ "By-elections October 2010". Crawley Borough Council. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  20. ^ "BLOG : BY-ELECTION RESULTS: CRAWLEY BC, SOUTHGATE – 9 OCTOBER 2014". ALDC. 2014-10-17. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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