Darlington Borough Council elections

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The whole of Darlington Borough Council in North East England is elected every four years. Since it became a unitary authority in 1997 the Labour party has won all the elections to the council retaining overall control.

Political control[edit]

Labour 1996 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Park East By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,844 74.0 -7.4
Conservative 648 26.0 +7.4
Majority 1,196 48.0
Turnout 2,492
Labour hold Swing
Haughton East By-Election 22 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 836 72.6
Conservative 315 27.4
Majority 521 45.2
Turnout 1,151
Labour hold Swing
North Road By-Election 13 November 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 471 53.6 -4.4
Labour 326 37.1 -4.9
Conservative 81 9.2 +9.2
Majority 145 16.5
Turnout 878
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cockerton East By-Election 21 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 365 38.3 -24.8
Conservative 331 34.7 +11.3
Liberal Democrat 245 19.5 +19.5
BNP 44 4.6 +4.6
Independent 28 2.9 -10.5
Majority 34 3.6
Turnout 1,013
Labour hold Swing
North Road By-Election 19 August 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Frederick Lawton 789 48.5 +3.6
Labour Jennifer Chapman 571 35.1 -3.0
Conservative Ian Galletley 119 7.3 -2.5
BNP Nigel Nevison 87 5.3 -1.9
UKIP Edward Davies 61 3.7 +3.7
Majority 218 13.4
Turnout 1,627 38.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Hurworth By-Election 8 September 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Martin Swainston 527 42.2 +42.2
Conservative George Lawman 379 30.4 -48.0
Independent Julie Jones 297 23.8 +23.8
Labour Amanda McEwan 45 3.6 -7.2
Majority 148 2.2
Turnout 1,248 44.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
College By-Election 2 March 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Galletley 624 47.6 -9.7
Liberal Democrat Garry Hinton 511 39.0 +17.8
Labour Elaine Hope 175 13.4 -8.1
Majority 113 8.6
Turnout 1,310 42.8
Conservative hold Swing
North Road By-Election 13 November 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anne-marie Curry 561 50.6
Labour John Vasey 262 23.6
Conservative George Jenkinson 115 10.4
BNP John Hoodless 106 9.6
Independent Stephen Jones 60 5.4
Majority 299
Turnout 1108 24.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Harrowgate Hill Ward by-election, 12 April 2012[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gill Cartwright 694 43.8
Labour Helen Crumbie 607 38.3
Liberal Democrat Hilary Allen 142 8.9
UKIP Daniel Philip Fairclough 95 5.9
England First Paul Thompson 47 2.9 N/A
Majority 87
Turnout 1,585 33.8

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