Hartlepool Borough Council elections

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One third of Hartlepool Unitary Council in the ceremonial county of County Durham in England is elected each year, followed by one year without election.

Political control[edit]

Since 1995 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2000
No overall control 2000–2004
Labour 2004–2008
No overall control 2008–2010
Labour 2010–present

Elected mayor[edit]

On 18 October 2001 there was a referendum on whether Hartlepool should have a directly elected mayor. The referendum saw a narrow vote in favour with 10,667 yes votes and 10,294 no votes on a turnout of 31%.[2] The first election in 2002 saw an independent candidate Stuart Drummond elected and he has been re-elected in both the 2005 and 2009 elections.[3]

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Jackson By-Election 13 December 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Iseley 465 66.0 +20.9
Liberal Democrat Ken Fox 240 34.0 -20.9
Majority 225 32.0
Turnout 705 17.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St Hilda By-Election 13 February 2003[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Cambridge 502 48.6 +10.5
Labour Keith Fisher 359 34.8 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Kevin Kelly 171 16.6 -10.0
Majority 143 13.8
Turnout 1,032 21.1
Independent hold Swing
Rift House By-Election 24 February 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 440 52.4 +5.8
Liberal Democrat 143 17.0 -14.7
UKIP 131 15.6 +15.6
Conservative 126 15.0 -6.8
Majority 297 35.4
Turnout 840 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Brus By-Election 8 June 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 350 40.5 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Michelle Plant 230 26.6 +8.6
Independent Jean Pearson 127 14.7 -4.7
BNP 117 13.5 +1.8
Conservative 41 4.7 -3.4
Majority 120 13.9
Turnout 865 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Park By-Election 20 July 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Laffey 468 46.1 -2.6
UKIP Eric Wilson 208 20.5 -4.9
Labour Lorraine Fenwick 121 120 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Sheila Bruce 99 9.7 -3.6
BNP Ronald Bage 68 6.7 +6.7
Independent Douglas Ferriday 51 5.0 +5.0
Majority 260 25.6
Turnout 1,015 21.0
Conservative hold Swing
Rossmere By-Election 7 May 2009[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Akers-Belcher 532 42.3 +5.2
UKIP Dave Pascoe 300 23.9 -4.5
Liberal Democrat Pamela Turnedge 166 13.2 -6.4
BNP Cheryl Dunn 157 12.5 +12.5
Conservative Ray Pocklington 102 8.1 -6.9
Majority 232 18.4
Turnout 1,257 26.7
Labour hold Swing
Elwick By-Election 24 September 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hilary Thompson 233 35.5 -48.8
Conservative Chris Banks 201 30.9 +30.9
Independent Alan Bell 132 20.3 +20.3
Labour Stephen Thomas 40 6.1 -9.3
Independent Ron Watts 28 4.3 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Keith MacFadyen 17 2.6 +2.6
Majority 32 4.9
Turnout 651 39.2
Independent hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hartlepool". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Kearney, Tony (19 October 2001). "Yes, we want US-style mayors". The Northern Echo. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Hartlepool mayoral election result". Hartlepool Borough Council. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hartlepool council". * BBC Online. Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Hung council result of Hartlepool by-election". The Northern Echo. 15 December 2001. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Power hangs in balance". Evening Gazette. 14 February 2003. p. 3. 
  7. ^ "Lib Dems get byelection boost". London: guardian.co.uk. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Byelection cheer for three main parties". London: guardian.co.uk. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Hartlepool Borough Council. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Hilary wants to be asset to the town". Hartlepool Mail. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 

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