Harlow District Council elections

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Map showing the composition of Harlow District Council after the 2015 election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue and UK Independence Party in purple.

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]

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 2002 election reducing the number of seats by 9.[3]

Year Labour Conservative UK Independence Party Liberal Democrats Vacant Independent
1990[4] 35 4 0 3 0 0
1991[5] 33 6 0 3 0 0
1992[6] 31 7 0 3 1 0
1994[7] 33 6 0 3 0 0
1995[8] 37 2 0 3 0 0
1996[9] 39 0 0 3 0 0
1998[10] 38 1 0 3 0 0
1999[11] 34 4 0 4 0 0
2000[12] 26 8 0 8 0 0
2002[3] 9 12 0 12 0 0
2003[13] 9 12 0 12 0 0
2004[14] 11 13 0 9 0 0
2006[15] 11 12 0 10 0 0
2007[16] 12 12 0 8 0 1
2008[17] 6 18 0 8 1 0
2010[18] 10 18 0 5 0 0
2011[19] 14 17 0 2 0 0
2012[20] 20 13 0 0 0 0
2014[2] 17 11 5 0 0 0
2015[21] 19 12 2 0 0 0

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[22] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Great Parndon 25 September 1997 Labour Labour
Latton Bush 25 September 1997 Labour Labour
Mark Hall South 25 September 1997 Labour Labour
Little Parndon by-election 7 June 2001 Labour Labour
Little Parndon and Hare Street by-election 25 October 2007 Labour Labour
Toddbrook by-election 25 October 2007 Labour Conservative
Staple Tye by-election 30 April 2009 Conservative Liberal Democrat
Toddbrook by-election 15 November 2012 Labour Labour
Mark Hall by-election 12 February 2015 UKIP Labour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors and democracy". Harlow Council. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Harlow". BBC News Online. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Harlow". BBC News Online. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Local election results". The Times (NewsBank). 5 May 1990. 
  5. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times (NewsBank). 4 May 1991. 
  6. ^ "Local election results 1992". The Times (NewsBank). 9 May 1992. 
  7. ^ "Non Metropolitan Districts - Local elections". The Times (NewsBank). 7 May 1994. p. 9. 
  8. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections - Council elections". The Times (NewsBank). 6 May 1995. 
  9. ^ "Complete list of results - Elections". The Times (NewsBank). 4 May 1996. p. 8. 
  10. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times (NewsBank). 9 May 1998. p. 46. 
  11. ^ "How the nations voted - Election". The Times (NewsBank). 8 May 1999. p. 48. 
  12. ^ "Harlow". BBC News Online. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Harlow council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Local elections: Harlow". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Harlow". BBC News Online. 3 May 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Harlow". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Harlow". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  20. ^ "Vote 2012". BBC News Online. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "District Election Results". Harlow District Council. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

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