Cumbria County Council elections

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Cumbria County Council in England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2001, 84 councillors have been elected from 84 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

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

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1977
Conservative 1977 - 1981
Labour 1981 - 1985
No overall control 1985 - 1997
Labour 1997 - 2001
No overall control 2001 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Penrith South East By-Election 7 November 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 616 41.0
Liberal Democrat 510 34.0
Labour 317 21.0
Independent 51 3.4
Majority 106 7.0
Turnout 1,494 25.0
Conservative hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Far Cross By-Election 17 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 908 62.6 +11.8
Conservative 328 22.6 -5.4
Labour 214 14.8 -6.4
Majority 580 40.0
Turnout 1,450
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hawcoat By-Election 11 March 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 660 82.9 +18.2
Labour 136 17.1 -18.2
Majority 524 65.8
Turnout 796 17.9
Conservative hold Swing
Upper Kent By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 930 55.7 -0.1
Conservative 558 33.4 -0.3
Labour 182 10.9 +0.4
Majority 372 22.3
Turnout 1,670
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Barrow Central By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 332 45.0 -31.4
Independent 255 34.6 +34.6
Conservative 151 20.5 -3.1
Majority 77 10.4
Turnout 738 20.5
Labour hold Swing
Belle Vue By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 346 37.4 +9.8
Labour 340 36.8 -18.4
Liberal Democrat 238 25.8 +8.2
Majority 6 0.6
Turnout 924
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Alston and East Fellside By-Election 1 May 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isa Henderson 797 41.8 +6.3
Independent Bryan Metz 787 41.2 +22.0
Labour Christopher Bagshaw 324 17.0 +7.6
Majority 10 0.6
Turnout 1,908 41.0
Conservative hold Swing
Grange By-Election 24 July 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,229 66.2 +6.0
Liberal Democrat 556 30.0 -9.8
Labour 71 3.8 +3.8
Majority 673 36.2
Turnout 1,856 36.8
Conservative hold Swing
St Michaels By-Election 16 October 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 889 51.1 +41.4
Labour 851 48.9 -26.2
Majority 38 2.2
Turnout 1,740 44.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Mary Port East By-Election 4 March 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 645 57.5 -25.5
Liberal Democrat 476 42.5 +42.5
Majority 169 15.0
Turnout 1,121 22.0
Labour hold Swing
Old Barrow By-Election 25 November 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent 273 62.8 +62.8
Labour 162 37.2 -17.2
Majority 111 25.6
Turnout 435 13.3
Independent gain from Labour Swing

2005-2009[edit]

St Johns By-Election 22 June 2006[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Holliday 658 53.3 -4.5
Conservative John Heathcote 430 34.8 -7.4
Independent John Bracken 120 9.7 +9.7
Green Lynn Bates 26 2.1 +2.1
Majority 228 18.5
Turnout 1,234 32.3
Labour hold Swing
Brampton and Gilsland By-Election 25 January 2007[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lawrence Fisher 717 61.4 +13.6
Labour Alex Faulds 363 31.1 +2.9
BNP David Fisher 88 7.5 +7.5
Majority 354 30.3
Turnout 1,168 23.3
Conservative hold Swing
Castle By-Election 22 February 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Olwyn Lockley 653 64.0 +20.2
Labour Joseph Hendry 222 21.7 -18.2
Conservative James Bainbridge 117 11.5 -4.8
Green Lynn Bates 29 2.8 +2.8
Majority 431 42.3
Turnout 1,021 25.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Penrith East By-Election 25 October 2007[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Bell 800 59.8 +14.7
Conservative Dawn Dixon 380 28.4 -2.2
Independent Keith Phillips 123 9.2 +3.6
Green Alan Marsden 34 2.5 +2.5
Majority 420 31.4
Turnout 1,337 29.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Kells and Sandwith By-Election 18 December 2008[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy Skillicorn 434 41.7 -24.1
BNP Simon Nicholson 418 40.1 +40.1
Conservative Brigid Anne Whiteside 190 18.2 +1.1
Majority 16 1.5 -47.1
Turnout 1,042 26.6 -26.7
Labour hold Swing

2013-2017[edit]

Belle Vue by-election, April 10th 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Bowditch 565 45.8 -20.1
Conservative Nigel Christian 435 35.3 +1.2
UKIP John Stayner 234 19.0 N/A
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Council and Democracy". Cumbria County Council. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Cumbria". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Cumbria". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  4. ^ "County Council By-Election result : Alston and East Fellside". Cumbria County Council. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Ups and downs for Tories". London: guardian.co.uk. 2003-07-25. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  6. ^ "23/6/2006 - St. John's by-election result". Cumbria County Council. 2006-06-23. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  7. ^ "26/1/2007 - Brampton and Gilsland by-election result". Cumbria County Council. 2007-01-26. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  8. ^ "23/2/2007 - Castle by-election result". Cumbria County Council. 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  9. ^ "26/10/2007 - Penrith East by election result". Cumbria County Council. 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  10. ^ "19/12/2008 - Kells and Sandwith by-election results". Cumbria County Council. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 

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