Harlow District Council elections

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One third of Harlow District Council in Essex, England is elected each year, followed by one year when there is an election to Essex County Council instead. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 33 councillors have been elected from 11 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 1973–2002
No overall control 2002–2008
Conservative 2008–2012
Labour 2012-present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1997-2001[edit]

Great Parndon By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 488 53.0 -5.3
Conservative 433 47.0 +5.3
Majority 55 6.0
Turnout 921
Labour hold Swing
Latton Bush By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 503 72.5 +8.5
Conservative 115 16.6 -9.7
Liberal Democrat 56 8.1 -1.6
Green 20 2.9 +2.9
Majority 388 55.9
Turnout 694
Labour hold Swing
Mark Hall South By-Election 25 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 530 64.2 -17.6
Liberal Democrat 186 22.5 +22.5
Conservative 110 13.3 -4.9
Majority 344 41.7
Turnout 826
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Little Parndon By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,185 54.9 +2.8
Conservative 558 25.9 -3.5
Liberal Democrat 415 19.2 -0.8
Majority 627 29.0
Turnout 2,158
Labour hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Little Parndon and Hare Street By-Election 25 October 2007[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Danvers 794 52.6 +3.4
Conservative Shona Johnson 598 39.6 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Macy 117 7.8 -4.0
Majority 196 13.0
Turnout 1,509 28.4
Labour hold Swing
Toddbrook By-Election 25 October 2007[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Carter 728 45.2 +5.4
Labour Terry Brandon 713 44.3 +3.3
Respect Maureen Topley 102 6.3 -6.6
Liberal Democrat Julian Watkiss 67 4.2 -2.1
Majority 15 0.9
Turnout 1,610 30.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Harlow Common By-Election 12 June 2008[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clive Souter 959 46.6 +3.1
Labour Norman Knight 628 30.5 -14.5
Liberal Democrat James Rideout 419 20.3 +8.7
Independent Jim Pailing 53 2.6 +2.6
Majority 331 16.1
Turnout 2,059 37.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Staple Tye By-Election 30 April 2009[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Strachan 604 39.1 +6.0
Conservative Lorraine Caldarella 544 35.3 -15.3
Labour Dennis Palmer 329 21.3 +5.1
UKIP Daniel Balding 66 4.3 +4.3
Majority 60 3.8
Turnout 1,543 30.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local councillors". Harlow Council. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Harlow". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Harlow". * BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Harlow Council By Election Results October 2007". Harlow Council. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Harlow Common Ward Election Result". Harlow Council. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Harlow: Lib Dems narrowly beat Conservatives in Staple Tye by-election". The Harlow Herald. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 

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